You’ll See The Best Waterfalls in Mississippi On This Road Trip
Spending a day waterfall hopping in Mississippi may seem like a far-fetched idea but it’s actually a lot more plausible than you think. Keeping distance in mind, we put together this list, mapped out a route, and came up with a great way for you to see some of the wonderful waterfalls in Mississippi. Stopping at four falls along the way, this Mississippi waterfall road trip will take a little over eight hours (excluding the time you spend exploring, of course). So get that playlist ready, stock up on snacks, and grab some friends – it’s time for one of the best road trips in Mississippi!
Just to make your Mississippi waterfall road trip a bit easier, we created the Google map below, which can be viewed and, if need be, altered here.
Did you know it’d be so easy to visit some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Mississippi? Are you going to take the trip? Tell us in the comments section below. *Since some waterfalls listed above are located in state parks, check for closures before planning your trip.
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Mississippi Waterfall Road Trip
Are there any other must-visit waterfalls in Mississippi?
When seeking out the best waterfalls in Mississippi, Cooper Falls is a must-visit. Standing at 50 feet in height, it’s among the state’s tallest falls. It’s also one of the most stunning. The best part is that the towering cascade is rather easy to access since it’s located in J.P. Coleman State Park. In addition to Cooper Falls, the park boasts lots of other must-visit areas, including playgrounds, a swimming pool, mini golf course, and much more, making Cooper Falls a great spot for everything from a day of fun to an overnight adventure.
What are the lesser-known waterfalls in Mississippi?
Mississippi is full of secret spots and hidden gems. Some are so obscure that even longtime residents are unaware of their existence. That’s definitely the case with Mint Springs Bayou, a 30-foot waterfall hiding on the grounds of the Vicksburg National Military Park. Despite being located at one of the state’s most popular parks, Mint Springs Bayou remains a secret, as it’s off limits to park visitors since the path leading to it is pretty unstable. Mint Springs Bayou isn’t the only hidden waterfall in Mississippi. There are a couple of others, including Scutchalo Falls. Situated in Copiah County, between the towns of Carpenter and Carlisle, Scutchalo Falls are actually more like over falls, and are tucked away on an unnamed tributary of Scutchalo Creek. In Lauderdale County, you’ll find another secret waterfall, otherwise known as Rawson Gully Falls. This 40-foot waterfall is fed by Rawson Creek. While it has not yet been confirmed by the World Waterfall Database, there are numerous reports about the waterfall, and many visitors claim that after a short hike the waterfall is accessible.
What’s the best state park in Mississippi?
With two dozen state parks, the Magnolia State is brimming with options for outdoor enthusiasts. Of all the incredible parks that fill Mississippi, though, there’s one that stands out above the rest, and it’s Tishomingo State Park. The recipient of countless awards and accolades, the park is located in the foothills of the Appalachians, resulting in a unique terrain that can’t be found anywhere else in the state. Huge rock formations, waterfalls, and flowing streams are just a few of the park’s amazing natural features. The park’s grounds are brimming with more than beauty, though. There’s lots of history at Tishomingo State Park, including a pioneer cabin.