Canoe rentals for paddle trips on scenic Bear Creek in the Appalachian Foothills of Tishomingo State Park. Bear Creek Float Trip is a 6.25-mile trip that operates daily from mid-April until mid-October. Nearby attractions: Woodall Mountain (highest point in MS), Bay Springs Lock & Dam, Tenn-Tom Waterway
Sports: Canoeing & Kayaking
2 miles South of Tishomingo off Hwy 25 or mile post 304 on the Natchez Trace Parkway
105 County Rd. 90
Tishomingo, MS 38873
Sites: 6 cabins, tent sites, 61 RV sites (paved), 61 back-ins (35'), hook-ups (61W, 61E), 20/30/50 amps, shaded spots, dump station, pet restrictions
Facilities: Restrooms, showers, laundry, security, firewood, group camping
Recreation: Offering fishing, boat launch and canoeing (and rentals) on the scenic Bear Creek; kayaking, tubing, wildlife viewing, hiking trails on Appalachian foothill terrain, 13-mile nature trail system, rock climbing, disc golf, playground, volleyball, swimming pool, picnic area, and Museum/Interpretive Center.
Birding and wildlife viewing in picturesque park in Appalachian foothills; unique landscape, upland pine, hardwood forests, massive rock formations, Bear Creek flowing through; 13-mile nature trail system features rugged terrain; more than 600 species of fern, wildflowers, bob white quail, wild turkey, hawks, vultures, ospreys, owls, wading birds; 8-mile canoe trips on Bear Creek; canoe rentals in park.
Mile marker 304 off the Natchez Trace
Tishomingo, MS 38873
Scenic views in Appalachian foothills, abundant in natural beauty. A unique landscape of massive rock formations, fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi - more than 600 species of fern, wildflowers, bob white quail, wild turkey, hawks, vultures, ospreys, owls, wading birds; great viewing from diverse 13-mile hiking trail system including 3.5-mile Bear Creek Outcropping Trail beginning at 200' swinging bridge; cliffs, outcroppings, and overhangs, including rock climbing; 60' Jean's Overhang rock; free rock climbing permit at park office; helmets and safety equipment required.
3 miles north of Dennis, Off MS 25
Tishomingo, MS 38873
Located in north-central Mississippi, this 66,576-acre national forest is covered with pine and upland hardwood and many botanical affiliations with the southern Appalachians. Several medium-sized lakes are located within the forest.
Hwy 15 South
Ackerman, MS 39735
Tombigbee State Park offers opportunities to view a variety of small mammals and songbirds and a variety of fish and other aquatic life. Tombigbee State Park offers 3 nature trails which extend through a forest and around a scenic lake. The Tree Trunk, Canopy Circle, and Turtle Log Loop provide hikers a close look at plant life as well as a variety of amphibians, waterfowl, and small mammals.
6 miles Southeast of Tupelo, Off MS Hwy 6
Tupelo, MS 38804
From Starkville, take Hwy 389 North out of Starkville for 4 miles; headquarters building and permit station is on the left.
Details: 891 Acres
The Tupelo Buffalo Park, with the largest herd east of the Mississippi River, will delight the entire family. Bus tour, petting zoo, a wide assortment of animals, trail rides and gift shop. The trail ride is located on the site of an actual Chickasaw Indian village called "Etoukouma." This village was inhabited in the early to mid 1700s. Come and check out our Monster Bison Bus!
2272 North Coley Rd.
Tupelo, MS 38803-2530
Admission: Adults-$10, Children under 12-$8, Children under 1 year-Free, Senior Citizens-$8
From Corinth, take Hwy 72 West, turn north onto Alcorn Rd. At fork just outside city limits continue left to 1st stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign (CR 750). The headquarters building is 2 miles on the left.
Details: 2,436 Acres
Located in Lafayette County. From the intersection of Hwy 7 and Hwy 30 at Oxford, go 12 miles east on Hwy 30 to sign on the right saying Headquarters.
Details: 42,274 Acres
Located on the south side of beautiful Enid Lake. From Batesville: I-55, Exit 227, 17 miles East on SR 32, then 2 miles on CR 53, follow signs.
264 County Rd. 39
Enid, MS 38927
www.reserveusa.com or www.recreation.gov
Sites: Tent sites, 29 RV sites (paved), 29 back-ins (50'), hook-ups (29W, 29E), 30/50 amps, shaded spots, dump station, handicap accessible, pet restrictions, seasonal (March-October)
Facilities: Restrooms, showers
Recreation: Swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing, playground, picnic tables/shelter, grills