Bear Creek Canoe Float Trip at Tishomingo State Park
Bear Creek Canoe Float Trip at Tishomingo State Park
6/9/2017 9:25:08 AM

At Tishomingo State Park you’ll find Bear Creek, a scenic stream winding through the bluffs of park. The park offers a 6.25-mile canoe float trip down the rocky-bottomed stream with the take out being in the park.

The float trip operates daily from mid-April until mid-October, (weather and water level permitting). Scenic sandstone bluffs, lush greenery, a canopy of mixed hardwoods and pines, shoals, and Class I rapids with long pools in between provide an enjoyable and exciting trip.

Each float trip costs 40 dollars per canoe and advance reservations are recommended. Contact the park office for reservations at (662) 438-6914.

Everything you need is provided by the park: canoes, paddles, lifejackets, and transportation. Lifejackets must be worn the duration of the float trip. There is a limit of two persons per canoe. One small, collapsible, lunchbox size cooler per canoe will be permitted on the trip. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed. Coolers are subject to search.

The scheduled departure is 10:00 a.m. All persons wanting to take the float trip must report to the Park Office 30-minutes prior to departure time. Canoeists leave their cars at the park's Swinging Bridge Area and are transported upstream to begin the float trip. Participants return to the swinging bridge approximately two and a half to three hours later (dependent upon water conditions). At the end of the trip, all canoeists are required to load their canoes on the trailer provided.

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