Tombigbee State Park is a tree-lined park located on the shores of Lake Lee just outside of Tupelo, Mississippi. Many people travel to the city of Tupelo, Mississippi on their way to and from some of the major cities and towns in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, but the city of Tupelo itself brings visitors from near and far because it is the birthplace of Elvis Presley.
In addition to being the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo is also home to the Natchez Trace Parkway. The Natchez Trace was once a path that Native Americans traveled on over 8,000 years ago. Today, the Parkway runs 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. The Parkway is a National Scenic drive spanning three states and offers scenic pull-offs and recreational activities like hiking and biking trails along the Parkway. While visiting Tupelo, travelers can learn about the history and inhabitants of the Parkway by exploring the Visitor Center. If you wish to travel the Natchez Trace Parkway in your motorhome or RV, visit the Natchez Trace website for scenic pull-offs and accessibility information.
Visitors to Tombigbee State Park often come to see some of the historical landmarks around the park, but they stay for the quaint facility and excellent camping. See what Mississippi has to offer by planning an RV trip to Tombigbee State Park today!
Mississippi State Parks charge a daily entrance fee. The fee is an additional cost added to camping and other recreation fees.
Tombigbee State Park is located approximately six miles southeast of Tupelo, Mississippi. The park is 132 miles from Birmingham, Alabama and 121 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee.
The Tombigbee State Park RV Campground is a small, pet-friendly facility that has restrooms, showers, laundry, and a dump station closely located to many of the individual campsites. Campers should make a reservation during peak season to ensure there is availability as well as adequate space for your RV or motorhome. Be aware that there may be a minimum night stay during the peak season. All of the paved campsites offer back-in driveways, and water and electricity hookups. All but two of the sites have sewer hookups. Sites vary in size from 34 to 54 feet and have tables, grills, and fire rings. No generator use is allowed without the permission of the park manager.
If you are looking for a quiet outdoor activity, venture out on the Tree Trunk Trail for a leisurely day hike. The path is a one-mile hike that winds through the trees and along Lake Lee. If you’d like a longer walk, you can repeat the trail as many times as needed. For more information on the hiking trail, stop by the park office and speak with the park rangers or park staff.
Disc golf is the free family activity for people who are willing to give a unique sport a chance. If you or your family haven’t tried disc golf before, rent a frisbee from the park office and see what this sport is all about. The park has two 18-hole, par three courses. The courses run through the park’s wooded hills and give participants plenty of beautiful scenery along the rolling trail.
Lake Lee, a 90-acre freshwater lake, is one of the park’s most popular features. The park does not rent boats, so only visitors with their own boats can access the boat ramp, which is conveniently located near a large trailer parking area. The lake is not a skiing or water recreation lake, so people using boats should obey the trolling speed limit on the water. If you want to fish, try and catch bass, bream, and catfish from your boat or the shoreline. Mississippi law requires that all people between the ages of 16 to 65 possess a fishing license. Visitors may purchase a permit at the park office for a small fee.
The park hosts many annual events that bring visitors to the area. The park's annual events are the April Fool's Fling Disc Golf Tournament, Earth Day in May, and Kids to Parks Day in July to celebrate the park's birthday. Additional park's events are added throughout the year, so check with the park office before your stay to see what's happening on site. The town of Tupelo also hosts many annual events that bring people to the area, and often these events bring visitors to the park. From Elvis Presley themed events to the Tupelo Hot Air Balloon Festival, there is something to do and see almost every month.
Get outside and enjoy the lush green scenery by packing the family lunch and spending time at one of the 37 lakeside picnic sites. Bring meat for the grill and relax at your picnic table overlooking Lake Lee. After your meal settles, take the kids to the playground, or gather a group together to play volleyball, football, or soccer at the courts and multi-use field area.
The park is proud of its park facilities. There are park offices and a meeting and banquet room attached to the visitor center. The visitor center sits on the banks of Lake Lee, and there is a rentable patio area overlooking the lake. People staying at the park can rent out areas of the visitor center for special events and activities. The visitor center and park office also house the team of park rangers, so stop by and inquire what is happening in the park while you are visiting, or pop in and check out the facilities when you are checking in for camping.