I start my A.T. Thru Hike on Monday so I have a few more post until then. I hadn't been to Tishimingo State Park since I moved away after college, but I always remembered rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, and hiking the trails. Tishimingo State Park is consistently voted one of if not the best State Park in Mississippi, consist of 1530 acres, and was named after a Chickasaw Indian chief. The park is located right on the Natchez Trace Parkway and is an easy trip from Southwest Tennessee or Northwest Alabama and is an easy drive from J.P. Coleman State park on the Tennessee River.
The park features 13 miles of trails, most of which runs either on top of the gorge or down below between the rock outcroppings and Bear Creek. One of the newer additions to the park is a frisbee golf course that has grown in popularity and is now host to several tournaments throughout the year.
The park also features campsites, picnic tables, swimming pool, ball fields, cabins, etc. Rock climbing and rappelling is allowed, but a permit is required. Next time your passing through Northeast Mississippi take half a day and visit one of the better parks in the state.