Tipton County is not only a great place to live, but it is a great place to play! Bordered on the West by the mighty Mississippi River, a drive down Highway 59W will bring you to the end of the road as the river is constantly eroding the bluff, causing the end of the road to drop off and be swept downriver.

The north border of Tipton County is the Hatchie River and the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, hosting excellent hunting and fishing as well as wildlife watching. It is a natural area without the frills of a tourist attraction. More "tamed" is the 310 acre Glenn Springs Lake, owned and operated by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. It features largemouth bass, brim (bluegill) crappie, and catfish, accessible from the bank and piers as well as directly on the no-wake lake via an all-weather boat ramp. The facility is open from sunrise to sunset during the "season." A store with tackle, licenses, and snacks is open (check for hours and other lake rules at the link or at 901 835-5253). Restrooms, of course, are available and clean.

In between, county and city parks abound, including water parks. Ball fields hosting all sorts of leagues and tournaments are busy all season, most with bleachers, concessions, and restrooms.

Several links direct you to road tours of the area, focusing on historic or wildlife themes. Others advise you of events and festivals throughout the year.

Accommodations are made at many for senior citizens and the disabled. This, does not include the natural reserves where "civilized" enhancements are at a minimum to protect the wildlife.

Wrapping up the fun stuff, are links for the curious, such as Civil War sites, the Library, and local genealogical links.

Please browse and enjoy Tipton County.