Settled at the foot of the mountains, Tishomingo State Park boasts of scenic beauty and a rich history. Archaeological excavations have confirmed the presence of Paleo Indians in an area now encompassed by the park. The park took its name from Chief Tishomingo, the leader of the Chickasaw nation.
Part of the Natchez Trace Parkway runs through the park and dogs are allowed at no additional fee. Now you have a fantastic place where you can take Fido for the weekend. Tishomingo State Park is a lovely place where you can both relax and spend some time with each other.
Visitors to the Tishomingo State Park today can discover the park’s timeless natural beauty which has enchanted Indians hundreds of years ago. The Tishomingo State Park’s unique natural landscape of massive rock formations and crevices filled with ferns are not found anywhere else in the state.
There are enormous boulders blanketed in moss that dot the hillsides, and various colorful flowers that border the trials where Native Americans once walked. Some of the activities and recreational facilities available at the state park include a lodging facility, playgrounds, disc golf courses, hiking trails, compass course, lodge facility, multi-use field, a swimming pool, and a volleyball court.
Fishing and canoe trips are available on Bear Creek. Rock climbing is something else you can do, but you need to get a permit for it. Haynes Lake, another freshwater lake is also accessible if you would like to go fishing. People who want to stay overnight have several options. There are 62 RV campsites, six cabins, one cottage, primitive campsite areas, and a group camp facility.
The wooded campground follows the edge of Haynes Lake, and the cabins are on a wooded area on rocky bluffs above Bear Creek. Taking Spike to the state park will be a joy, but pet parents must remember that their furbabies are not allowed in buildings, cabins, or on the beach. A day-use entry fee of $4 and $0.50 for every person over six people, is collected at the gatehouse.