Tishomingo State Park

Pioneer Cabin at the CCC Trail trailhead

Tishomingo State Park is located in the northwest corner of Mississippi along the Natchez Trace Parkway. The park is fairly unique for Mississippi as it has valleys, rock outcroppings, and a few small waterfalls.


I visited on February 16, 2017, a warm winter day when there were only a couple of other people in the park. The park has seven trails varying in length from 0.75 to 3 miles and numerous other facilities.

Swinging Bridge

My first stop was the Outcroppings Trail, a two mile loop that begins at the swinging bridge, a suspension footbridge across Bear Creek. The water level in Bear Creek was moderately high and quite muddy when I was there. On the other side of Bear Creek, the trail splits, with one side following the the top of the outcroppings, with the other side following the bottom of the outcroppings. This is a fairly easy hike, aside from the short climb up to the upper portion of the trail. Along the trail you can explore around the outcroppings, including a couple of very small waterfalls, which were mostly dry when I visited.

A mostly dry waterfall

Along the upper portion of the Outcroppings Trail

My second and final stop in the park was at the CCC Pond Trail, a short, easy 0.75-mile loop around a small pond constructed by the CCC in the 1930s.

See more of my photos here.

Outcropping along the lower portion of the Outcroppings Trail

Trail along Bear Creek

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