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Things to do during "cabin time" in Iuka
Rent these Iuka, Mississippi cabins near Pickwick Lake and the Tennessee state line. Iuka, Mississippi, is a small town located just north of Woodall Mountain — the highest point in the state. Iuka is the seat of Mississippi’s historic Tishomingo County, and is built on the site of a former Chickasaw village. Visitors staying in Iuka’s remote cabins and cottages can explore the scenic landscapes and tour the storied grounds, such as the site of the Battle of Iuka during the Civil War. There are even a few Civil-War era homes still standing in Tishomingo County.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, try a cabin rental for two in what was once considered the Marriage Capital of the South! Couples can explore the county’s natural beauty, including more than 50,000 acres of lakes and scenic mountains. This region has charming towns full of unique local shops, as well as renowned antique stores, arts and crafts, live entertainment, fantastic restaurants, and an annual antique car show, as well as other seasonal events.
For those looking to make the most of Iuka’s stunning natural features, we suggest exploring Tishomingo County’s two beautiful state parks: Tishomingo State Park and J.P. Coleman State Park, or spend a day hiking at Mineral Springs Park. All of these protected lands have year-round maintained nature trails, quaint picnic points, and picturesque outlooks. Tishomingo County is known locally as the Gateway into Mississippi, and is home to several museums, the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway, a portion of the Pickwick Lake shoreline, and more.
Pickwick Lake is a large, scenic, all-sports body of water that is open to fishing and swimming, pontoons and motor boats, jet skis, tubing and water skiing for starters. Follow the lake shore around to any of several public boat launches or shallow swimming areas. You can also find numerous options for watercraft and other outdoor equipment rentals or suppliers in the area. Pickwick Lake shares borders with Tennessee and Alabama, as well as Mississippi.
Cabins, cottages, lodges and homes in Iuka, MS, enjoy easy access to unique attractions including the Old Tishomingo County Courthouse Museum — the site of thousands of vows made in the southern “Marriage Capital” — the 1870’s-era courthouse is a Mississippi Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Iuk also has an old-school Drive-In Theater and a one-of-a-kind Apron Museum, which houses the special history and culture of housework in America. Visit the museum with a group and take part in the location’s staged scavenger hunts. This museum comes with some memorable stories.
Make sure you talk to the Iuka cabin rental owners about the many seasonal events and day trips. Compare cabins near Pickwick Lake here, then book directly with the owner or local manager. Skip those traveler fees found on booking sites like vrbo and airbnb.