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Simple Rustic CCC Cabins At Tishomingo State Park In Mississippi


Have you ever stayed in a CCC Cabin? As an experienced traveler, you know that sometimes the best experiences are found in the places you least expect.

Nestled away among lush pine forests of the Mississippi hillsides lies Tishomingo State Park and its Cabins built by Civilian Conservation Corps workers in 1938. Let me introduce you to the Tishomingo State Park cabins.

If rustic charm is what you’re after, then this tranquil getaway has just what you’re looking for! With over ten miles of trails meandering through charmingly quiet woodlands, and six primitive rock cabins, your time here will provide a unique experience.

The exterior of the CCC Cabins at Tishomingo State Park

CCC Cabins Entry

I was immediately struck by their weathered surface when I arrived at the CCC Cabins at Tishomingo State Park. The exterior is a natural stone, blending seamlessly with the surrounding forest.

Watch your footing as you approach the cabin, as some of the stones on the walkway did not feel secure and I had to be cautious.

Screened patios are great for relaxing, and each unit has a grill and picnic table outside. We noticed one of the screened porches needs repair to staple the screen securely. Our cabin, however, had well-maintained screened porches on both ends of the cabin.

There is a covered garbage disposal bin adjacent to the cabin, but ensure the lid is well secured, as any food in the bins may attract animals such as bears and raccoons.

When you explore the area around the cabins, be careful of your surroundings, as there is a cliff drop-off behind the cabin.

Interior of the CCC Cabins at Tishomingo State Park

CCC Cabins Bedroom
CCC Cabins Kitchen

History came alive as I stepped inside the CCC Cabins at Tishomingo State Park. As I explored the interiors, I couldn’t help but notice the attention to detail that had gone into building this cabin. The living room is comfortable but does not have a television or other means of entertainment.

The cabin’s fireplace is opening on both sides, providing heat (if you choose) to both the bedroom and the living room which includes an open-concept kitchenette.

From the living room, I could see the trees and hear the birds and other wildlife, which was ample entertainment for a slow weekend away from home. Without the distraction of wifi or cellular service, I was able to unwind. 

I planned for microwave-ready meals, so everything was simple and easy for my stay. I could have opted to cook in the oven, stove, or even outdoors on the grill.  The kitchenette includes a full stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator with freezer. Basic utensils and serving dishes are provided as well.

Upon Arrival at the CCC Cabins at Tishomingo State Park

When I arrived at Tishomingo State Park, I found the check-in procedures were simple and efficient. After filling out a few forms, I was given a map of the park and directions to my cabin. The clerk explained the location of my parking spot (adjacent to the cabin) and she provided a windshield dashboard pass for me to keep in the car. 

Overall, the check-in process for the CCC Cabins at Tishomingo State Park was a breeze.

Check-out Procedures of the CCC Cabins at Tishomingo State Park

Completing my stay at CCC Cabins was quick and easy. I returned my key to the front desk and verified that I had followed all the park’s rules and regulations. 

Early departure procedures are posted inside the cabins with instructions on where to leave the cabin door key and the parking pass.


Planning for A Visit to Tishomingo State Park and CCC Cabins 

When planning your visit, book early because these cabins tend to fill up quickly, especially on weekends. A 50% deposit is required when the reservation is made, with the remainder due upon arrival.

While it is understood that changes can occur in your travel schedule, the following rules apply to cancellations:

  • A cancellation fee of $10 will be charged on all reservations canceled 7 days or more in advance.
  • If canceled within 6 days of scheduled arrival, 50% of the total amount for the reservation will be forfeited. Any remaining balances will be placed on a voucher.

While the cabin has the essential items for an overnight stay, these other items may be of useful to bring along to make your stay more comfortable:

  • Personal hygiene items such as shampoo and conditioner
  • Your favorite pillow and extra blankets or a comforter
  • Clothes for the season and weather is subject to change rapidly in Mississippi
  • Alarm clock
  • Games/books or other entertainment
  • Fishing/hiking equipment

The park has no restaurant or grocery store, so ensure you bring sufficient food for your stay.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Tishomingo State Park. The rustic CCC Cabin #3 was well-equipped. This cabin was clean, and the bed was comfortable. I was able to relax in nature and have a hot shower after a challenging hike. There were plenty of electrical outlets for recharging my camera batteries, and I especially enjoyed the wooden swing on the porch.

Like I mentioned before, book early to secure your ideal spot when you stay in a cabin at Tishomingo State Park in Mississippi.

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