Parks & Destinations

Bear Creek Canoe Float Trip



Winding through Tishomingo State Park is Bear Creek, a scenic stream settled within the bluffs of the park. The park offers a 6.25-mile canoe float trip down the rocky-bottomed stream with the take-out point at the park. The float trip operates seasonally, call for schedule and to reserve and confirm your canoe (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 between provide for an enjoyable and exciting trip for all ages.

A fee of $40 is required for the canoe trip and advance reservations are recommended. Contact the park office at (662) 438-6914 for reservations.

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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