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    Tombigbee State Park is located 6 miles east-southeast of Tupelo, MS. The park has a small, 20-site campground and features two challenging disc golf courses.

    Tel: 662-842-7669

    Date of Visit: Mar 2016

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    When the entrance gatehouse is closed, campers should continue on the park office to register. The office also has a meeting room that can be rented for special events.

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    We arrived on a mid-March Monday afternoon and found several sites from which we could choose. Site 15 was our choice - a little more separated from other sites and a good place for our satellite TV dish.

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    The campground is a small, but pleasant one with 20 sites. This is site 1.

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    Sites 2 and 3.

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    Sites 4-6. All sites are back-in sites. Most sites will require at least a little leveling.

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    Site 7 was closed for some reason.

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    Sites 8 and 9 (the trailer is on 8).

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    If you prefer a nice strategically-placed shade tree, site 10 should be the one.

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    Sites 11 and 12 are located on the outside of the loop overlooking a fairly deep gully.

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    If sun is your preference, go for site 13.

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    Site 14.

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    The small bathhouse was clean and offers free hot showers. The first time we went to take a shower, however, the water was barely a trickle out of the showerhead. I called the park office to report it and the maintenance crew took care of things - later that day, the water flow was fine. There are also two washers ($1.50) and two dryers ($1.00).

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    If you'd like something a little different from camping, the park has 7 small cottages for rent. With a fireplace, screened porch and an open deck, a family could be quite comfortable.

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    The day-use area is quite spacious with a number of pavilions and picnic tables. Some overlook the small lake, created by a dam over which the entrance road passes.

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    There are a number of play areas for the kids, with some smaller things here and there. This pair of a cowboy and an Indian facing off is about 10 feet tall - fun for climbing.

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    More things for the kids to enjoy and there are also two disk golf courses.

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    Don't let that disk golf "hole" above lull you into thinking these courses are a breeze. Far from it, as most of the "fairways" are in the woods. Here we're looking back toward the tee, just barely visible through the trees down in the gully.

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    There are three primitive tent sites up a slight hill beyond the main campground. Each requires a short walk to the site from the parking area.


    Sites 1,2,4,7,8,9,13,16,17,18,20: W/E(20/30/50A)/S - $20 (Seniors $14)

    Sites 3,5,6,10,11,12,15: W/E(20/30A)/S - $20 (Seniors $14)

    Sites 14,19: W/E(20/30A) - $18 (Seniors $13)

    3 primitive tent sites - $13

    Dump station, showers, laundry

    Verizon 4G coverage - Data slow


    Hiking, Fishing, Mtn Biking, Disc Golf

    Birhplace of Elvis Presley

    Tupelo Furniture Market

    Natchez Trace Parkway

    Coordinates: 34.229606 N, 88.620051 W

    Elevation: 394'

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