Tishomingo State Park

     


Tishomingo, Mississippi
Phone: (662) 438-6914

Sites: 69
Recent Rate: $18 5/2014


Latitude: 34.6034000317456
Longitude: -88.1930923461914

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 11
  • Good 10
  • Average 5
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 1

29 Reviews

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winnie1

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is right on the Natchez Trace. Most of the sites are beside a small lake. The sites are well spaced and fairly level but many are very short. There were also steep drop-offs around most sites. Only TV reception was PBS from Florence, AL. No garbage cans at sites, just a dumpster as you leave. Lots of good hiking trails. No laundry facilities. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Motorhome.

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Linsay

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Traveling the Natchez Trace Parkway we stopped for one night at this State Park. Lake was low, but the rest of the scenery was beautiful with tall pine trees for shade. The road around the campsite was a little windy but the sites were mostly level - all back ins. Around the lake were lots of bramble type vegetation with huge "sticker burrs" that attached themselves to our Collie and had to be cut out of her coat. FYI for pet owners - judging by the fur around our site, this had happened to other campers. Check out the Pioneer cabin in the park for a look back at history. A great spot - we will be back. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Motorhome.

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Tiffinatic

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Older State Park CG. We stayed here in a 40' motorhome on site 38. It was level and large enough. Our $13 rate was based upon senior discount. Lots of overhanging tree branches on main roads into campground area, so be ready to dodge them. Asphalt main roads and concrete campsite pads. Water pressure and electricity were fine. Verizon phone service was 1-2 bars, my MIFI worked well. I was able to get satellite service for DirecTV on our site. I would camp here again if in the area. Not a destination campground. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Motorhome.

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MrSunshine

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very large campground with every site on the lake. Many of the sites had a steeply sloping dropoff to the site and it was a bit challenging to level our fifth wheel. The sites are private and the views are gorgeous. We only stayed the one night and it rained so we couldn't tour the park but it seemed like a great state park. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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huevo movil

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped overnight enroute to Chewalla State Park. The drive on the "Trace" was awesome and finding this site was equally as nice. Only 4 or 5 others units (RV/Tents) so the place was super quiet. Front spots have terrific spacing between sites but as you move to the rear of the camp they get a bit tighter. Maintenance was being conducted on a lot of items (e.g. electrical boxes, bunk house, etc...) which is a good thing. Overall it was a nice place to camp and I'm sure to return for a day or two. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Motorhome.

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Veebyes

Review Count: 193
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a stunningly beautiful park, but it is in need of some serious maintenance & upgrades. Interior road needs resurfacing and many sites have eroded pads so bad that there is barely enough width to park a unit on them widthwise. We had at least an 18" drop from bottom step to sloping ground. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Gypsies11

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

We fell in love with this place. Absolutely beautiful. We only stayed 1 night, I wish we could have stayed longer. We stayed in sIte 11 with a beautiful view of the lake. The parking pad was paved. There was a steep slope to get down to the picnic table and fire ring, but so worth it for the view. Some of the water front sites were not as steep as ours. The park itself is a must see for the swinging bridge, pioneer cabin to name a few. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 298
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is right off the Natchez Trace located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and it is very pretty. The sites goes around a lake but it is one road in and out. The site we had was fine for a 25 foot RV with electricity and water. There are some larger sites for bigger units sites 29-62 at the end of the loop but still on Haynes Lake. Very peaceful looking out over the lake. The park is named for the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. There are massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices here that you can not find anywhere else in MS. Wildflowers line the entrance as well as the trails the Indians used to roam. The park also has a boat launching ramp, cabins, disc golf, nature center, swimming pool in the summer, picnic areas, fields for softball and baseball, a historic cabin, trails for hiking and wildlife viewing. We really enjoyed this campground yet others had told us that they didn’t think we would. I think it was because they had 5th wheels and the road could be a little tight for one pulling something that large. The ranger, host that checked us in was very helpful. They even have a Bear Creek Float Trip from April through October for a 6.25 mile ride down the creek leaving from swinging bridge. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Motorhome.

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tetraploid

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful location for nature walks and exploring. There are several long and sometimes rugged paths along a small river. Cliffs and small waterfalls abound along with very large boulders and many different types of plants. This is also a good place for morning trail runs on hills. If you go to the spillway for the lake, you will find many curious rock formations and with previous visits, I have seen water disappear in one location and pop up 100 feet away. Regretfully the state has put money into refurbishing the rather large swimming pool instead of upgrading many of the camping sites. So if you don’t have a gigantic camper, this is a great location for camping. It is very difficult to rate this campground. The environs are great, but the campsites are sad. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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dmoore1108

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the 4th time we have camped here. We love the park because it is very scenic with good hiking trails and great wildlife. As previously mentioned, the lake is down because of the hole in the dam. I rated the park a 6 because many of the sites need repair and in some cases very dangerous. While our site, 38, was good, many of the sites on the lake side have severe drop offs. I saw one motorhome where the step was at the edge of the pad and there was a 3 ft drop to the dirt. They would have had to step off the side of the step to get to the concrete and then a steep slope to get to the table/fire pit/grill. One of the restrooms at then end of the drive, where a majority of the campsites are, was closed. Also, when we arrived, none of the campsites had been mowed. The Mississippi Park Service needs to upgrade the camping sites and campground road. We were fortunate that our site was mostly pine needles. On the positive side, if you are a geocacher, there are a lot of caches in the park as well as the surrounding area. We had a ball caching. Even though I rated it a 6, we will stay here again. It is convenient to where we live, we don't stay in our campsite much, and there is lots to do. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 298
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is right off the Natchez Trace located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and it is very pretty. The sites goes around a lake but it is one road in and out. The site we had was fine for a 25 foot RV with electricity and water. There are some larger sites for bigger units sites 29-62 at the end of the loop but still on Haynes Lake. Very peaceful looking out over the lake. The park is named for the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. There are massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices here that you can not find anywhere else in MS. Wildflowers line the entrance as well as the trails the Indians used to roam. The park also has a boat launching ramp, cabins, disc golf, nature center, swimming pool in the summer, picnic areas, fields for softball and baseball, a historic cabin, trails for hiking and wildlife viewing. We really enjoyed this campground yet others had told us that they didn’t think we would. I think it was because they had 5th wheels and the road could be a little tight for one pulling something that large. The ranger, host that checked us in was very helpful. They even have a Bear Creek Float Trip from April through October for a 6.25 mile ride down the creek leaving from swinging bridge. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Motorhome.

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jtdtsams

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Right off the Natchez Trace at mile marker 304.5. Rate reflects 50% senior discount. Concrete site pads as mentioned in an earlier review are very high, and stepping out of your camper, you have quite a step down at most sites, especially the waterfront sites. We stayed in site 38 (not waterfront) and selected this site because it was level without a step down. The water level of the lake is fine, not low as previously reported. There is one ADA restroom (of 3 in the CG) this is of course the newest one. They had a Sunday church service at 8:30AM, very nice. There is a swimming pool, separate use fee, we did not use. Many hiking trails. Great diner type restaurant nearby in Belmont, the Belmont Cafe...excellent down home cooking, don't miss the peach cobbler, it is excellent! The cg was pretty crowded on the weekend, but very few campers during the week. I would have given a higher rating, but the dump station was on the side of a hill with 7 or 8 inch ruts from water erosion in the road to get to it; we didn't think it was worth the potential damage to our MH to try to get to it, so we did not use it, and this would limit any stay at this cg. We would visit again, but only for a short visit. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Motorhome.

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Buddy Ray

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here on a trek down the Natchez Trace. We were disappointed with the Trace (not at all as nice or interesting as the Blue Ridge Parkway for example) and this park was just OK. On the good side, the new bathrooms looked like a tiled spa and there were good hiking opportunities. The negatives were the lake was almost empty. The ranger said they had a sink hole in the bottom of the lake: they kept pouring clay into it but so far hadn't controlled it. He didn't think the lake would ever fully fill up. The campsites are level but in many cases the RV parking pad is elevated into the down slope of a hill, leaving you with steps to climb down to your fire area. The park, with the exception of the bath house, also looked poorly maintained. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Motorhome.

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Bob and Inga

Review Count: 376
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Senior rate. This park is somewhat dated, but the hookups worked fine. Roads were being repaved and the lake level appeared OK. Verizon cell and broadband both very good. TV via bat wing picked up a couple of stations, but no networks. Cartoons and travel only. Sites vary here, all are on level slabs, but the grade around the slab can drop off quite a bit. Like a mini ski slope at the bottom of your steps. We had site 61, not lakeside and it was not too bad. Woodalls has this park with a 32' limit, no so. Also the park can be accessed directly from the Natchez Trace, take the marked exit for the park. We came in a weekend and lots of sites were available. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Motorhome.

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shadow catcher

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Tishomingo State Park is the premier natural area in the state of Mississippi. It is an outdoor lovers paradise. Previous reviews were critical of the park roads and lake. Work has begun on a road paving project that has been in the works for years and will be completed in the Spring of 2010. Haynes Lake has been leaking since it was constructed and efforts to repair have been futile. What makes the park so beautiful is the cause of the leakage. A new bathhouse, a new swimming pool, and the road paving are recent projects that make this park the "Best" State Park in Mississippi. Hike the trails and take the Bear Creek Float Trip and enjoy the beauty before making uninformed reviews. We camped at Tishomingo State Park in a Tent.

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