Named after Chickasaw chief Tishomingo, this park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) in the 1930s. It is located about 45 miles North East of Tupelo Mississippi in Tishomingo county at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. We were in the area visiting family at the end of July 2021, we drove through its scenic drive making a few stops. In addition to a picturesque swinging bridge, an old cabin circa 1800s, the park boasts an Olympic size pool opened seasonally, a scenic drive that crosses the Natchez Trace at milepost 304, primitive campsites, cabins, a lake, hunting, fishing, rock climbing, and history going back to 7,000BC through Paleo Indian artifacts found during excavations. We arrived after the visitors’ closed so we were unable to visit the exhibit inside.
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