Aqua Yacht Harbor

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Aqua Yacht Harbor

Aqua Yacht Harbor is one of America’s largest freshwater marinas located on Pickwick Lake. It has 450 in water slips, 140 dry stack spaces, vessels up to 120 feet and 25 transient slips. Ship’s store, rental boats, fuel dock, pump-out dock, swimming pool, tennis court, exercise facility, cabin rentals, restaurant, boat sales, 70 ton lift, and boat service and repair facilities, parts inventory, and courtesy vans are all apart of Aqua Yacht Harbor.

3832 Highway 25, Iuka, Mississippi 38852. Located 13 miles north of Iuka on Highway 25 near the Tennessee state line. Toll free: 866-423-7368 (RENT) or 662-423-2222. Web site: www.aquayachtharbor.com.

Crow’s Neck Environmental Education and Conference Center

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Crow’s Neck Environmental Education and Conference Center

Crow’s Neck is a 530 acre wooded peninsula on 6,600 acre Bay Springs Lake. Facilities include four group cabins with 26 beds each, separate private counselor’s quarters, 150 seat auditorium with audio-visual equipment, dining hall, conference room, bird observation tower and boardwalk, large classrooms, fully-equipped laboratory, nature and hiking trails, outdoor classrooms, and full-time professonal staff. Available for meetings, retreats, conventions, family reunions, church groups, student groups, teachers, businesses, and others.

281 County Road 115, P. O. Box 460, Tishomingo, Mississippi 38873. Phone 662-438-6751. Fax 662-438-6767. Web site: www.crowsneck.org.

Grand Harbor Marina and Condominiums

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Grand Harbor Marina and Condominiums

This premier high rise development overlooks beautiful Pickwick Lake, a 43,100 acre TVA lake. Eighty-eight condominiums and 16 vacation rentals. Lakeside pool, tennis court, exercise facility, marina, fully equipped kitchens, jacuzzis, on-site convenience store, boat rentals, transient dock.

Grand Harbor Marina & Condominiums. 325 County Road 380-L001, Counce, TN 38326. Phone: 662-667-5551; fax: 662-667-5561; e-mail: info@gograndharbor.com; web site: www.gograndharbor.com.

A Retirement Haven

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A Retirement Haven

Retirees do not pay state income tax on retirement income. Social security income is not taxed, regardless of total income. Qualified retirement income includes IRA’s, 401/403’s, Keogh’s, public and private pension funds, and interest income from federal securities and obligations of the State of Mississippi and its political subdivisions. Vehicles are assessed at 30% of market value. Automobile license tags rarely cost more than $300 per year. The automobile license tax is reduced by a percentage assigned each year by the state legislature.

The state sales tax rate is 7% for most goods and services. There is no local sales tax except for a 2% tourism or hotel/motel tax. Prescription drugs, motor fuels, health care services, residential utilities, and newspapers are not subject to sales taxes.

Tishomingo County has the highest percentage of retirees in the state. The crime rate is among the lowest in the USA. The largest rural healthcare system in the USA has an acute care facility in the community. Several long-term care facilities are also located in the community. The community is within 30 to 90 minutes driving time of world class medical facilities, shopping, educational facilities, and cultural amenities in Corinth, Memphis, Jackson, Tupelo, Florence, and Huntsville. The local school system is rated among the top three in the state with students scoring above the national average on the ACT. The community is located near a number of colleges and universities. Outdoor recreation and shopping opportunities are numerous.

50,000 Acres of Lakes

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50,000 Acres of Lakes

Tishomingo County has more shoreline than any other county in the state. Pickwick Lake is 43,100 acres with a shoreline of 490 miles. Bay Springs Lake is 6,600 acres with 133 miles of shoreline. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is 300 feet wide by a minimum of 9 feet deep and is 234 miles long. The Tenn-Tom Waterway connects the Tennessee River and Pickwick Lake to the Tombigbee River and then to the Gulf of Mexico at Mobile. The divide section of the Tenn-Tom Waterway is the largest earth moving project in Corps of Engineers history, involving more earth moving than the Panama Canal.

Tishomingo State Park

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Tishomingo State Park

tishostateparkTishomingo State Park is the only location in Mississippi suitable for rock climbing. Hard hats and other safety equipment are required and climbers must check in at the ranger station. The park offers 13 miles of nature and hiking trails in and around Bear Creek Canyon, Mississippi’s only rock canyon. Float trips on Bear Creek are available from April until mid-October. Rocky shoals, lush vegetation, flowering shrubs and trees, and the fall color season make this one of the most popular canoe streams in Mississippi. Rental canoes, paddles, life jackets, and transportation are available at Tishomingo State Park. Bear Creek is a designated Scenic Stream.

Cabins at Tishomingo State Park
Cabins at Tishomingo State Park

Tishomingo State Park is famous for its swinging bridge dating from the 1930’s. The native stone and steel cable bridge crosses high above Bear Creek and is the entrance to a system of hiking trails along the creek and along the top of canyon walls.

Tishomingo Swinging Bridge
Tishomingo Swinging Bridge

Call 662-438-6914 for more information.

J.P. Coleman State Park

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J.P. Coleman State Park

jpcolemanstateparkPerched on a rocky bluff overlooking the Tennessee River,  J. P. Coleman State Park offers the finest in all types of water sports. Visitors experience unmatched sailing, swimming, skiing and fishing for Smallmouth bass in the sparkling waters of Pickwick Lake and enjoy camping and exploring in the untamed wilderness along the banks of the Tennessee River. The park is located on Pickwick Lake 13 miles north of Iuka. Motel overlooking the lake with three townhouses and 16 hotel rooms, meeting room facilities for up to 200, 20 fully furnished vacation cabins, 69 RV sites with full hookups, 17 tent camping sites, swimming pool, bath house, marina, boat launch, fuel, picnic area and pavilion, fishing areas, fish cleaning station, laundry, and miniature golf.

613 County Road 321, Iuka, Mississippi 38852. Phone 662-423-6515. Fax 662-423-3396. Web site: http://home.mdwfp.com/ or http://mississippistateparks.reserveamerica.com. Office hours: 8 AM to 5 PM daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.