I would not call this a sunny day; the sun came and went all day long. But the temperature did reach 72 degrees, which was nice. Tomorrow is supposed to bring some rain and storms so today was our day to explore the park and do some hiking. There are 13 miles of trail here which is more than we can do in one outing. We chose one 2-mile loop alongside Bear Creek which took us through the forest and by several large rock outcroppings.
There are many years of history here. The park is named for Chief Tishomingo, the leader of the Chickasaw nation. Massive rock formations and boulders cover the hillsides and add to the beauty of the park. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the cabins, pavilions, bridges, trails and roads back in the 1930’s including the Bear Creek Swinging Bridge. And the Natchez Trace Parkway runs right through the middle of the park.
- Gasoline Expense: none
- Lodging Expense: $13