Local Parks and Trails
The Corinth Hiking and Biking Trail begins at Trailhead Park in downtown Corinth and winds through Civil War sites, historic homes, and other points of interest. Trailhead Park amenities include public restrooms, an entertainment and lecture platform, and interpretive exhibits.
Crossroads Regional Park offers 68 acres of fun outdoor recreational opportunities for all ages. Facilities include a 1 mile paved walking/jogging trail, multiple soccer fields, 8 tennis courts, 2 baseball fields, 2 adult softball fields, 5 baseball/softball fields, 3 pavilions and playground. Crossroads Regional Park was also named the 2016 Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association (MRPA) Hayward “Bo” Phillips Design Award of the Year facility for its new complex.
E. S. Bishop Park, covering 7 acres on South Johns Street in Corinth, includes basketball courts, a field for baseball or softball, a playground, and a picnic pavilion.
State Parks and Wildlife Areas
Pickwick Landing State Park just across the state line in Tennessee provides outstanding opportunities for water-based recreation on Lake Pickwick and the Tennessee River. The park includes an inn and conference center with five meeting rooms, 119 guest rooms, a restaurant, swimming pools, and tennis courts. Also available are 10 cabins and 48 camping sites with hookups as well as areas for primitive camping. A full-service marina and three public launch ramps are available to the public. An 18-hole golf course rounds out the amenities of this ideal weekend retreat and meeting location.
J.P. Coleman State Park is also located along the banks of Pickwick Lake in Mississippi just a few miles south of the Tennessee state line. It is an excellent site for swimming, sailing, water skiing, fishing, and camping. It offers a full-service marina, an inn and cabin rentals for overnight guests, 75 developed camping sites and 19 primitive tent sites plus a swimming pool and miniature golf.
Tishomingo State Park in neighboring Tishomingo County, Mississippi, is about a 40-mile drive from Corinth. The park is renowned for its natural beauty characterized by massive rock formations. The scenic Natchez Trace Parkway runs directly through it. The park offers a 13-mile nature trail system, rock climbing, a swinging bridge, a swimming pool, and a multipurpose sports field. Lodging options include six cabins, a group camp for up to 108 campers, and primitive group huts, tent camping sites, and camping pads.
Tombigbee State Park on a small lake just east of Tupelo is about 60 miles south of Corinth. For groups, there is a lodge with meeting room that can accommodate up to 100, plus a lakeside group camp for up to 200 with a separate meeting room. The park also offers 7 waterfront cabins, 20 improved camping pads, 3 nature trails, a disc golf facility, and a tennis court.
Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area, about 3 miles west northwest of Corinth, is a state-owned facility of 2,600 acres dedicated primarily to wetlands and water impoundments for waterfowl. Limited hunting of waterfowl as well as deer and rabbits is permitted. Access to the Tuscumbia River provides fishing opportunities. Birding enthusiasts will find excellent opportunities for observing both marsh birds and songbirds in the differing habitats throughout the area.
Golfers enjoy easy access to six excellent golf courses, three in or near Corinth and three a short drive away.
Shiloh Ridge Athletic Club at 3303 Shiloh Ridge Road is semiprivate. It features an 18-hole course, three golf simulators, and a pro shop. It also offers four Rubico tennis courts, a restaurant, banquet room, swimming pool, fitness center, and sauna.
Whispering Pines Golf Course on county road 617, a 20-minute drive southwest from Corinth, is near the town of Kossuth. It is a nine-hole course with Bermuda greens.