Tombigbee State Park
|Tombigbee State Park|
Tombigbee State Park, November 2011
|Location||Lee, Mississippi, United States|
|Area||480 acres (190 ha)|
|Elevation||390 ft (120 m)|
|Governing body||Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks|
Tombigbee State Park
|Nearest city||Tupelo, Mississippi|
|Area||40 acres (16 ha)|
|Built by||Civilian Conservation Corps|
|Architectural style||Other, Rustic|
|MPS||State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC MPS|
|NRHP reference #||99000382|
|Added to NRHP||March 25, 1999|
Tombigbee State Park is a public recreation area located off Mississippi Highway 6 approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Tupelo, Mississippi. The state park surrounds 90-acre (36 ha) Lake Lee and is named for the nearby Tombigbee River.
The state park was among the first state parks built in Mississippi in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC began work on June 1, 1934; the park was opened to the public in 1938. The Tombigbee State Park Historic District was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
Activities and amenities
The park features lake fishing, primitive and developed campsites, cabins and cottage, picnicking area, and two disc golf courses.
- "Tombigbee State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Deborah Wise Oakley (October 14, 1998). "Tombigbee State Park Historic District". National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. National Park Service. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
Tombigbee State Park was the second of ten parks in Mississippi created by the CCC.
- "Tombigbee State Park". Parks and Destinations. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
- Todd Sanders, Review and Compliance Assistant (August 15, 1996). "State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC between 1934 - 1942". National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form. National Park Service. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
By July, 1935, a total of nine new parks were under construction. These nine were Leroy Percy in Washington County; Tombigbee in Lee County; Clarkco in Clarke County; Legion in Winston County; Tishomingo in Tishomingo County; Holmes County; Roosevelt in Scott County; Spring Lake (later re-named Wall Doxey) in Marshall County; and Percy Quin in Pike County.
- Jennifer Baughn (October 1998). "Tombigbee State Park Historic District". Photographs. National Park Service. Retrieved February 26, 2012.