Parks & Destinations

Tishomingo State Park

105 CR 90 - P.O. Box 880
Tishomingo, MS 38873
P: (662) 438-6914

NOTICE:  The swimming pool is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.




Find yourself outdoors in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains! Tishomingo State Park is steeped in history and scenic beauty. Archaeological excavations confirm the presence of Paleo Indians in the area now encompassed by the park as early as 7000 B.C.! The park takes its name from the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The famous Natchez Trace Parkway, the premier highway of the early 1800s and a modern scenic parkway, runs directly through the park. Today's visitors to Tishomingo State Park discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted the Native Americans centuries ago. Tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi. Massive boulders blanketed in moss dot the hillsides, and colorful wildflowers border trails once walked by Native Americans. Be sure to see the iconic and scenic Swinging Bridge crossing Bear Creek, a suspended footbridge built by CCC workers in 1938. 

Park Directions

Input in GPS: 1104 Hwy 25 Tishomingo, MS 38873; and follow the signs at/on Hwy 25 to enter the park

Park entrance is approximately two-miles south of the City of Tishomingo from the north headed south, or from south headed north it is approximately 7 miles north of City of Belmont, follow the signs just off Hwy 25. And, Mile-marker 304 is the nearest mile post on The Natchez Trace to the park entrance, a ½-mile access road from Natchez Trace leads directly to the park entrance, turn right at the stop sign to enter the park. Additionally, Posted speed limit throughout the park is 15mph due to the winding park road and cliffs along some of the road edges, as well as pedestrian traffic. 

Day Use

A day-use entry fee applies to park visitors, the entry fee is $2 per person for age 6 and above; those age 5 and below enter free of charge. An Honor Box is located at park entrance for after-hours entry. 

Things to Do
The park's unique setting fills every activity with adventure. Activities and recreational facilities available at Tishomingo State Park include: picnic area with tables and grills, picnic pavilions, lodge facility, disc golf courses, compass course, hiking trails, playgrounds, multi-use field, volleyball court, and a swimming pool. Rock climbing is available by permit. Fishing is available in Haynes Lake and Bear Creek. A seasonal Canoe Float Trip is available, contact Park Office, 662-438-6914, for information and reservations. 

Park Photo Albums

Stay the Night
There are several options when it comes to staying overnight. The park offers 62 RV campsites, primitive campsite area, 6 cabins, 1 cottage, and a group camp facility. The campground is wooded and follows the edge of Haynes Lake. Cabins are located in a wooded area on rocky bluffs above Bear Creek.

Reservations are encouraged. Reservations can be made by online reservations or calling the park at (662) 438-6914 or 1-800-GO PARKS (1-800-467-2757). 

Things to Know
Mississippi State Park Fees, Rules, and Regulations

Park Events

First Day Hike

Easter Egg Hunt
Earth Day

National Trails Day  "Less Litter More Beauty Hike"

Trash to Treasures along the Tenn-Tom (TTTT) a 50+ mile long yard sale along Hwy 25 and Hwy 72 in Tishomingo County, MS


Area Attractions
The following attractions are located within a short drive of Tishomingo State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.


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