The RV sites are around this lake
Pioneer Log Cabin....it is an example of the fine wood and stone craftsmanship of the early pioneers.
A wooden dam in the park
The Swinging Bridge dates back to 1930. The bridge crosses high above Bear Creek and is the entrance to the hiking trails that go along the creek and along the top of the canyon walls. Only 5 people at a time are allowed on the bridge.
This is a look down the Bear Creek from the swinging bridge.
A plant I saw while walking along the trial in the park. I wonder if you can eat these berries?
Taking time out to talk to one of the kids
We think this used to be a waterfallI am not sure, but it looks my leader is lost?
When we left Tishomingo State Park, Iuka, MS was next on our list. The first stop was some lunch and then it was on to find the covered bridge and the Mineral Springs Park. We where having a hard time finding the bridge so I enlisted some help...
Thanks to the local sheriff, he took us straight to the bridge.
Covered Bridge...you can still drive through this one.
Across the street from the covered bridge is the Iuka Mineral Springs Park. The world famous mineral springs was named after Chickasaw Chief Iuka. The water won the 1902 World Fair prize for best mineral water.
Mineral Water Fountain
In downtown Iuka stands this little Church. It is an 1873 board and batten Carpenter Gothic Episcopal Church. It is used only for weddings and special events.
One last stop while in Iuka was the Woodall Mountain. It is the highest elevation in Mississippi at 806'. You take a scenic gravel road to the top. We actually had to use the 4-wheel drive to the top. Woodall Mountain is known as America's bloodiest high point because of the 1862 Battle of Iuka during the Civil War. Up to 300,000 troops passed through the area during the Civil War. Iuka was a popular mustering out location due to the plentiful springs and healthful climate.
Marker at the top of Woodall Mountain
King of the Mountain? I think he has had too much sun. It must be time to go for now!