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Tupelo Area



Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield- This site commemorates a battle initiated by Union forces to keep Confederate troops from disrupting Union supply routes.
Enid Lake- The Enid Lake project includes 44,036 total acres of land and water. There are 11 recreation areas with 231 picnic sites, 458 campsites, 13 boat ramps and 5 swimming beaches.
Grenada Lake- Lake Grenada contains 25 recreation areas with 254 picnic sites, 300 campsites, 17 boat ramps and 7 swimming beaches.
Sardis Lake- The Sardis Lake project includes 98,357 total acres of land and water and the dam is 15,300 feet long with an average height of 97 feet. Within Sardis Lake there are 514 campsites, and 6 swimming beaches and 10 boat launching ramps.
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway- The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is an alternate route to the Gulf of Mexico. The Waterway provides a habitat for the local ecology as well an excellent source for outdoor recreation.
Tishomingo State Park- Tishomingo State Park is abundant with natural beauty. The park offers a variety of outdoor activities and features a variety of unique geology and plant life.
Trace State Park- This 2,500-acre park offers a wide variety of activities to the outdoor enthusiast. The lake provides water sports and there are a variety of trails for motorized and nonmotorized use.
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Description - Tupelo features the varied terrain of the Appalachian foothills, as well as the headquarters of the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. Monuments, displays, and artifacts highlight two National Battlefield sites in the Tupelo area, commemorating the Battles of Tupelo and Brice's Crossroads. Tupelo is also rich in Chickasaw Indian history. The birthplace of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley, Tupelo was twice designated an "All American City" by the National Civic League.

Recreation - The Tupelo area is a great staging area for a wide variety of activities. The State Parks of the area are- J.P. Coleman State Park, Wall Doxey State Park, Trace State Park and Tishomingo State Park.

Northwest of Tupelo is Holly Springs National Forests. Within the forest is the Upper Sardis Wildlife Management Area, and just to the east of the forest is the Hell Creek Wildlife Management Area. East of Tupelo is the Canal Section Wildlife Management Area and south of Tupelo is the Chickasaw Wildlife Management Area. East of Tupelo is the Canal Section Wildlife Management Area.

To the west of Holly Springs National Forest is Sardis Lake, Enid Lake and Grenada Lake, which provide fishing. To the south of Tupelo is Aberden Lake and Columbus Lake, and to the northeast is Bay Springs Lake. Running through these three lakes is the Tennessee-Tombigbee River.

Climate - Mississippi generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Freezing temperatures are possible in the winter. Thunderstorms and are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - Tupelo is located in the northeastern region of Mississippi, approximately 20 miles from the western border of Alabama and 50 miles south of the southern border of Tennessee.


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Contact Information:
Chamber Of Commerc, 109 S Broadway St , Tupelo, MS, 38801-4803, Phone: 601-842-4521

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Hills Region - The northeastern hills stretch from the edge of the Mississippi River Delta to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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