One of the more popular things to love about the Natchez Trace are the endless opportunities for outdoor recreational fun, and that includes camping. Running through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, this scenic byway is the perfect getaway for nature and outdoor-lovers. And if you’re traveling through Mississippi, there’s one place you must visit if you’re looking for the ultimate camping experience.
Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Tishomingo State Park is steeped in history and scenic beauty. Archaeological excavations confirm the presence of Paleo Indians in the area now encompassed by the park as early as 7000 B.C.; the park takes its name from the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The historic Natchez Trace Parkway runs directly through the park. Tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi.
Recently, Visit Mississippi wanted to know the public’s pick for the ultimate outdoor attraction. And the throwdown results are in… With a total of 4,410 votes, Mississippi’s 2016 Ultimate Outdoor Attraction is… camping at Tishomingo State Park along the Trace!
Whether you stay in a tent, RV, or cabin, you’ll have an affordable adventure for the whole family. Congratulations to Tishomingo State Park on the 2016 title!