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William B. Umstead State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Raleigh, NC 27617 (4.182 miles)

Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven—William B. Umstead State Park.

Official Website: William B. Umstead State Park

North Carolina Game Lands Hunting

See Official Website, NC 27502 (7.256 miles)

Game land users should identify boundaries on the ground before hunting, trapping or fishing. Game lands are posted with signs to aid sportsmen in locating each tract. Be sure to refer to Hunting/Trapping regulations to identify regulations and exceptions specific to game lands.

Official Website: North Carolina Game Lands

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Apex, NC 27523 (7.393 miles)

With almost 14,000 acres of water and nine recreation areas, there is much to discover at Jordan Lake. Whether you're looking for fun in the sun or an evening under the stars, Jordan Lake offers it all.

Official Website: Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Fall lake State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Wake Forest, NC 27587 (17.229 miles)

Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life. With a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands, Falls Lake State Recreation Area offers a choice of recreation areas.

Official Website: Fall lake State Recreation Area

Clemmons Educational State Forest Hiking

Clayton, NC 27520 (17.768 miles)

The first of North Carolina's Educational State Forests, Clemmons opened in 1976 in Johnston County. Featuring self-guided trails and exhibits, as well as Ranger-conducted classes, the forest offers a wealth of experiences for the senses and the mind.

Official Website: Clemmons Educational State Forest

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest Hiking

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (21.340 miles)

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest is one of the newest members of North Carolina's Educational State Forest system. At the Forest, visitors can listen to the wind in the trees or they can listen to the trees tell a story. The Forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife including birds of prey, deer, songbirds, flying squirrels and beavers.

Official Website: Jordan Lake Educational State Forest

Eno River State park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Durham, NC 27705 (21.470 miles)

Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed. Its waters roll through wilderness, passing historic mill sites, river bluffs covered with flowering shrubs, and fords used by early settlers.

Official Website: Eno River State park

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area Hiking Fishing

Durham, NC 27705 (21.470 miles)

High scenic views and mountain trails await you at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. This Piedmont monadnock has been recognized as one of the most important natural areas in the Triangle. With 190 acres of land and nearly three miles of trails, visitors can experience a wide variety of the area's natural surroundings and wildlife.

Official Website: Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

Raven Rock State park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Lillington, NC 27546 (26.496 miles)

Adventure is just an hour's drive from the Research Triangle and only 45 minutes from the Fayetteville area. The first feeling you are likely to experience at Raven Rock is one of renewal. Here, the forest reigns as each year the timeless cycle of growth further heals age-old wounds inflicted by man. Nature triumphs as plants compete in the stages of forest succession and the woodlands are restored.

Official Website: Raven Rock State park

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Henderson, NC 27537 (41.997 miles)

Set a course for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area to enjoy sailing, fishing, water skiing and camping. This 50,000-acre, man-made lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and landlubbers alike.

Official Website: Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Medoc Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Hollister, NC 27844 (53.527 miles)

Should the humdrum of nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5-hour drive from the Research Triangle.

Official Website: Medoc Mountain State Park

Lesesne Hiking

Lovingston, VA 24580 (54.180 miles)

A wildlife sanctuary and designated for research on the American Chestnut.

Official Website: Lesesne

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve Hiking

Southern Pines, NC 28387 (56.200 miles)

The Sandhills region consists of nearly one million acres in south-central North Carolina. In the midst of this sandy terrain—famous for golf courses, peach orchards and horse farms—is Weymouth Woods, a 900-acre natural preserve.

Official Website: Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

Occoneechee Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Clarksville, VA 23927 (58.352 miles)

Occoneechee on the John H. Kerr Reservoir, better known as Buggs Island Lake is popular with anglers and boaters.

Official Website: Occoneechee

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Seven Springs, NC 28578 (59.333 miles)

At the turn of the century visitors flocked to the area. They drank mineral water from local springs to cure their ills and they took riverboat excursions to the cliffs. Things have changed since then, however, the cliffs remain virtually unaltered, standing as a journal of the geological and biological history of the land. Look down this spectacular formation to the river far below, now protected within the boundaries of Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.

Official Website: Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Staunton River Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Scottsburg, VA 24589 (69.096 miles)

Offers much to families and outdoor enthusiasts, woods, meadows and shoreline along the Dan and Staunton rivers.

Official Website: Staunton River

Uwharrie National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Troy, NC 27371 (70.124 miles)

Though small, at only 50,189 acres, the Uwharrie provides a variety of natural resources, including clean rivers and streams, diverse vegetation for scenery, wildlife habitat and wood products. There is also a wide variety of recreational activities, and the Forest is a natural setting for tourism and economic development.

Official Website: Uwharrie National Forest

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest Hiking

Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (79.878 miles)

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest is the only North Carolina Educational State Forest located in the coastal plain region of the state. The forest is intended for use by both organized groups and the general public. Three Educational Forest Rangers are on staff to present programs to any requesting group.

Official Website: Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest

Jones Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (79.878 miles)

Venture to Jones Lake State Park and view one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United States—the phenomenon of the Carolina bays.

Official Website: Jones Lake State Park

Staunton River Battlefield Hiking Camping Biking Horseback

Randolph, VA 23962 (82.798 miles)

A Civil War historic site, exhibits on Native Americans and electric energy production.

Official Website: Staunton River Battlefield

Morrow Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Albemarle, NC 28001 (90.024 miles)

Enjoy the gifts of nature surrounded by the remnants of a once mighty range of peaks. Upon first encounter, the Uwharrie Mountains may seem like a mountainous mirage. These steep, rugged hills—unusual topography for the area—form a stark contrast with the rolling countryside of the piedmont plateau.

Official Website: Morrow Mountain State Park

Singletary Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Kelly, NC 28448 (92.199 miles)

Bring your group to Singletary Lake State Park and enjoy group camping in a land of mysterious origins. In addition to group camping, Singletary Lake State Park offers ample opportunities for nature study and recreation.

Official Website: Singletary Lake State Park

Lumber River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Orrum, NC 28369 (94.522 miles)

Lumber River State Park contains 8,438 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters.

Official Website: Lumber River State Park

Goose Creek State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Washington, NC 27889 (95.248 miles)

Giant, old oaks draped in Spanish moss welcome you to this special world where broad, lazy Goose Creek joins the Pamlico River.

Official Website: Goose Creek State Park

High Bridge Trail Hiking Biking Horseback

Green Bay, VA 23942 (96.674 miles)

A linear state park, its centerpiece is High Bridge,more than 2,400' long rising 160' above the Appomattox River.

Official Website: High Bridge Trail

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Hiking Camping

Green Bay, VA 23942 (96.674 miles)

A quarter of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army were killed, wounded or captured on April 6, 1865, at the battle of Sailor’s Creek.

Official Website: Sailor’s Creek Battlefield

Twin Lakes Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Green Bay, VA 23942 (96.674 miles)

This historic park offers a full array of cultural, environmental and recreational activities.

Official Website: Twin Lakes

Lake Paul Wallace Hunting

Bennettsville, SC 29512 (97.071 miles)

Lake Wallace WMA is managed exclusively as a public dove field and is part of the, SCDNR Public Dove Field program

Official Website: Lake Paul Wallace

Hanging Rock State park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Danbury, NC 27016 (98.320 miles)

Not far from the cities of the Triad area, off the four-lane highways there's another North Carolina to be discovered—sheer cliffs and peaks of bare rock, quiet forests and cascading waterfalls, views of the piedmont plateau that stretch for miles.

Official Website: Hanging Rock State park

Cheraw State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Cheraw, SC 29520 (100.382 miles)

An 18-hole championship course winds its way through the long-leaf pinelands of the traditional state park, a course that’s earned notice from the Aubudon Society for the way it’s managed to preserve and protect the habitat it shares with uncommon critters such as red-cockaded woodpeckers and fox squirrels.

Official Website: Cheraw State Park

H.Cooper Black Mem. Field Trial & Rec. Area Fishing Camping Horseback

Cheraw, SC 29520 (100.382 miles)

Covering 7,000 rolling acres of longleaf pine forest and fields, the park’s facilities include stables, kennels, corrals, arenas, waterfowl ponds, campgrounds and a kitchen/meeting hall and holds national-level field trial and retriever competitions.

Official Website: H.Cooper Black Mem. Field Trial & Rec. Area

Smith Mountain Lake Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Huddleston, VA 24104 (100.567 miles)

Located on the second largest freshwater lake in the state, the park is a water enthusiast’s paradise.

Official Website: Smith Mountain Lake

Little Pee Dee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Dillon, SC 29536 (100.738 miles)

Named after the blackwater Little Pee Dee River, Little Pee Dee State Park is a subdued setting for those who want to enjoy the park’s natural features or fish the still waters of 54-acre Lake Norton

Official Website: Little Pee Dee State Park

Lake Waccamaw State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 (101.304 miles)

The cool, tea-colored waters at first appear similar to other lakes in the area, but Lake Waccamaw is one of the most unique bodies of water in the world. You will find here species of animals found nowhere else on the planet, rare plants and endangered animals.

Official Website: Lake Waccamaw State Park

Pilot Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Horseback Boating

Pinnacle, NC 27043 (102.254 miles)

Approach from any direction and see Pilot Mountain rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. Dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, this solitary peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park.

Official Website: Pilot Mountain State Park

Fairy Stone Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Stuart, VA 24171 (104.123 miles)

Home of the legendary fairy stones, known for its 168-acre lake just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Official Website: Fairy Stone

Croatan National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

New Bern, NC 28560 (105.689 miles)

Discover a matrix of longleaf pine forests, evergreen-shrub bogs, and wetlands

Official Website: Croatan National Forest

Prince Edward-Gallion Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking

Green Bay, VA 23901 (106.551 miles)

Recreational opportunities include hiking, wildlife watching, biking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing.

Official Website: Prince Edward-Gallion

Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve Hiking

Rocky Mount, VA 24151 (107.348 miles)

Excellent hiking and nature study opportunities.

Official Website: Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve

Holliday Lake Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Appomattox, VA 24522 (108.828 miles)

Deep in the heart of Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, Holliday Lake is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast.

Official Website: Holliday Lake

Appomattox-Buckingham Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Appomattox, VA 24522 (108.828 miles)

19,808 ac of oak-hickory and pine. Carter-Taylor Trail is open for walking, hiking, horses, and mtn bikes.

Official Website: Appomattox-Buckingham

Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Horseback

Nichols, SC 29581 (109.495 miles)

Otter families play along the river and in the oxbow lakes. Other aquatic creatures include yellow rat snakes and banded, brown and red-bellied water snakes, all of which are nonpoisonous. Florida and river cooters sun themselves along the banks, as do American alligators. You may also see mink, bobcats, gray foxes and raccoons.

Official Website: Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve

Campbells Crossroads & Angelus Tracts WMA Hunting

Patrick, SC 29584 (113.619 miles)

White-tailed deer, wild turkey, and small game species are present and hunting is allowed within the Game Zone 4 regulations.

Official Website: Campbells Crossroads & Angelus Tracts WMA

Sand Hills State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Patrick, SC 29584 (113.619 miles)

Part of a unique ecosystem, the Sand Hills State Forest is located between the piedmont and coastal plain of South Carolina in Chesterfield and Darlington Counties. The region is characterized by deep sands with generally arid conditions. It consists of 46,000 acres of infertile sand deposited by a prehistoric sea.

Official Website: Sand Hills State Forest

Bourassa

Bedford, VA 24523 (116.931 miles)

288 ac located north of Smith Mountain Lake, used for timber production, an outdoor lab, and a wildlife sanctuary.

Official Website: Bourassa

Hammocks Beach State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Swansboro, NC 28584 (118.851 miles)

Venture to Bear Island and reward yourself with vivid memories of one of the most unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic coast. Accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat, there's just one thing at Hammocks Beach that's crowded—the list of things to do.

Official Website: Hammocks Beach State Park

Merchants Mill Pond State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Gatesville, NC 27938 (119.280 miles)

An "enchanted forest," primitive species of fish relatively unchanged over millions of years, towering bald cypress trees with massive trunks, luxuriant growths of Spanish moss—this is Merchants Millpond State Park. Here, coastal pond and southern swamp forest mingle, creating one of North Carolina's rarest ecological communities.

Official Website: Merchants Mill Pond State Park

Great Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Boating

Mechanicsville, SC 29540 (121.052 miles)

Seven miles of river frontage provides habitat for four state threatened species. The river is a boater's delight, while plant enthusiasts will find much on land to interest them.

Official Website: Great Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve

Lake Norman State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Troutman, NC 28166 (122.158 miles)

At Lake Norman State Park, fun is just a matter of scale. On one hand, there's the largest manmade lake in the state, Lake Norman. Thirteen miles of the shoreline are in the state park, which provides boating access. On another hand, the park boasts its own 33-acre lake where fishing and boating are enjoyed. And with hiking trails, picnic areas, interpretive programs and campgrounds, there's more to Lake Norman State Park than merely water.

Official Website: Lake Norman State Park

James River Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Gladstone, VA 24553 (122.726 miles)

1,500 acres of rolling grasslands, quiet forests and beautiful vistas,3 miles of shoreline along the James River.

Official Website: James River

Bear Creek Lake Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Cumberland, VA 23040 (122.894 miles)

Nestled in central Virginia, less than an hour west of Richmond and the perfect getaway for an outdoor enthusiast.

Official Website: Bear Creek Lake

Cumberland Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Cumberland, VA 23040 (122.894 miles)

16,222-acre Forest, located north of State Route 60, with a variety of recreational opportunities.

Official Website: Cumberland

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

McBee, SC 29101 (123.995 miles)

Carolina Sandhills NWR was established in 1939 as a federal refuge for indigenous wildlife and game management demonstration project.

Official Website: Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

McBee WMA Hunting

McBee, SC 29101 (123.995 miles)

McBee WMA is managed to provide quality natural resources dependent recreational opportunities. Hunting, birding, and wildlife viewing are among the more popular activities enjoyed by visitors.

Official Website: McBee WMA

Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

Hartsville, SC 29550 (124.061 miles)

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Official Website: Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve

Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve Hiking

Willis, VA 24380 (124.622 miles)

Excellent hiking and oustanding views near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Official Website: Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve

Pettigrew State park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Creswell, NC 27928 (126.549 miles)

With more than 1,300 acres of land around Lake Phelps and more than 3,000 acres along the Scuppernong River, with an additional 16,600 acres of water, Pettigrew State Park is an ideal blend of nature, history and recreation.

Official Website: Pettigrew State park

Hawks

Hillsville, VA 24351 (128.032 miles)

Used to demonstrate and manage forestry species indigenous to Southwest Virginia.

Official Website: Hawks

Carolina Beach State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (128.415 miles)

With a marina providing access to some of North Carolina's best fishing spots, a secluded camping area beneath towering trees, and miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats--not to mention the presence of the Venus flytrap, one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants--it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction.

Official Website: Carolina Beach State Park

Pocahontas Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Chesterfield, VA 23832 (128.660 miles)

Just 20 miles from downtown Richmond, offers a wide range of interpretive and environmental education programs.

Official Website: Pocahontas

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting Horseback

Horry, SC 29568 (130.247 miles)

Minutes away from humming highways and the neon lights and manicured golf courses of Myrtle Beach, a natural wonderland and oasis flourish at Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve.

Official Website: Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing

Kure Beach, NC 28449 (130.837 miles)

Enjoy a leisurely day at the ocean shore. Comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells. Or, simply lie back on the sand and enjoy the aerial acrobatics of seagulls, terns and brown pelicans as they soar above the waves.

Official Website: Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Fort Macon State Park Hiking Fishing

Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 (131.842 miles)

Fort Macon offers public access to the surf, sun and sand of the Crystal Coast—as well as a Civil War fort with a history as intricate and unique as the waterways of the sound. Visit Fort Macon to enjoy the land's natural beauty and soak up some history.

Official Website: Fort Macon State Park

Marsh Heritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Boating

Gresham, SC 29546 (133.259 miles)

Marsh WMA contains several habitat types, including red river floodplain (Great Pee Dee River) habitats such as bottomland hardwoods, isolated freshwater wetlands and extensive pine and mixed pine-hardwood forests.

Official Website: Marsh Heritage Preserve/WMA

Woodbury WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Boating

Brittons Neck, SC 29546 (133.259 miles)

Woodbury WMA/HP is managed to provide quality natural resources-dependent recreational opportunities. Hunting, fishing, boating, birding, hiking, biking and wildlife viewing are among the more popular activities enjoyed by visitors.

Official Website: Woodbury WMA

Forty AcreRock Heritage Preserve, WMA Hiking Hunting

Kershaw, SC 29067 (134.797 miles)

Standing atop the gigantic granitic rock, you feel on top of the world, or close to it. On a clear day, you can seemingly see forever from the crest of Forty Acre Rock in Lancaster County, where the Sandhills meet the Piedmont.

Official Website: Forty AcreRock Heritage Preserve, WMA

Stone Mountain State park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Roaring Gap, NC 28668 (135.200 miles)

Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at the mountain's base. The scenery is only one attraction of the park.

Official Website: Stone Mountain State park

Andrew Jackson State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lancaster, SC 29720 (137.560 miles)

Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park Service’s most popular attractions.

Official Website: Andrew Jackson State Park

Matthews Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Galax, VA 24333 (137.644 miles)

Used for American Chestnut research, demonstration of white pine management and as a wildlife sanctuary.

Official Website: Matthews

Lee State Natural Area Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Bishopville, SC 29010 (138.855 miles)

Now conveniently located just off Interstate 20, visitors can camp, fish, ride horses and hike and explore along the park’s nature trails.

Official Website: Lee State Natural Area

Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Swan Quarter, NC 27885 (139.194 miles)

Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge, located in Carteret County, North Carolina is on the end of a peninsula marking the southern end of Pamlico Sound. The refuge lies five miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and about 40 miles northeast of Beaufort, North Carolina. Established in 1964, the refuge consists of approximately 11,000 acres of irregularly-flooded, brackish marsh and 3,480 acres of pocosin and woodland habitat.

Official Website: Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Swan Quarter, NC 27885 (139.194 miles)

Located in eastern North Carolina in Hyde County, the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge consists of more than 50,000 acres of water, marsh, timber and crop lands. The refuge's most significant feature is Lake Mattamuskeet, the largest natural lake in North Carolina.

Official Website: Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

Lansford Canal State Park Hiking Fishing Boating

Catawba, SC 29704 (140.591 miles)

Out in the river is one of the largest known stands of rocky shoals spider lilies, tough plants that hang tight in the swift water and bloom spectacularly in a huge blanket of white in late May and early June. An easy-to-walk trail along the river leads to a viewing deck.

Official Website: Lansford Canal State Park

Savage Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking

Cassatt, SC 29032 (141.118 miles)

Savage Bay Heritage Preserve is an example of the Carolina Bay phenomenon. Carolina bays are elliptical or oval basins found throughout the Atlantic coastal plain.

Official Website: Savage Bay Heritage Preserve

Pee Dee Station Site WMA Fishing

Johnsonville, SC 29555 (141.393 miles)

The Wildlife Management Area Program was initially developed to provide quality public hunting opportunities throughout the state. Today, its multiple use concepts provide opportunities for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Official Website: Pee Dee Station Site WMA

Dismal Swamp State Park Hiking Biking Boating

South Mills, NC 27976 (141.545 miles)

Feel your daily stresses melt away as you cross the historic Dismal Swamp Canal and walk along the 300-foot boardwalk into this geological wonder. Experience first hand the lush swamp forest and get up-close and personal with the wide variety of wildlife.

Official Website: Dismal Swamp State Park

Rock Hill Blackjacks Heritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Hunting

Rock Hill, SC 29730 (142.573 miles)

Every season offers different delights. Visitors might want to bring along a wildflower field guide.

Official Website: Rock Hill Blackjacks Heritage Preserve/WMA

Niday Place Hiking

New Castle, VA 24127 (142.607 miles)

This 254-acre forest is a wildlife sanctuary and used as an outdoor laboratory, and for preservation of wildflowers.

Official Website: Niday Place

Claytor Lake Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Dublin, VA 24084 (143.207 miles)

An ideal setting for swimming, camping, hiking and picnicking, Claytor Lake is widely known for sport fishing and boating.

Official Website: Claytor Lake

Longleaf Pine iHeritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Hunting

Lynchburg, SC 29080 (143.537 miles)

Four active groups of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (RCW) are found on the longleaf savanna. This bird is rare because of habitat alteration.

Official Website: Longleaf Pine iHeritage Preserve/WMA

Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Hunting

Lynchburg, SC 29080 (143.537 miles)

A rich array of wildflowers, some common and some quite rare, provides color from spring to fall.

Official Website: Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve/WMA

Chippokes Plantation Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Surry, VA 23883 (143.702 miles)

The oldest continually farmed plantations in the country. A working farm since 1619, experience life in a bygone era.

Official Website: Chippokes Plantation

Woods Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking

Olanta, SC 29114 (144.235 miles)

Wood's Bay Heritage Preserve lies adjacent to Wood's Bay State Park.

Official Website: Woods Bay Heritage Preserve

Landsford Canal Forest Legacy Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

Fort Lawn, SC 29714 (144.517 miles)

The mature, riparian forest bordering the Catawba River provides significant wildlife value such as important breeding and migratory habitat for various neo-tropical migrant songbirds, terrestrial amphibians, reptiles and mammals.

Official Website: Landsford Canal Forest Legacy Area

New River Trail Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Foster Falls, VA 24360 (145.957 miles)

New River Trail is a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way.

Official Website: New River Trail

Shot Tower Hiking

Foster Falls, VA 24360 (145.957 miles)

The shot tower was built nearly 200 years ago to make ammunition for firearms of the early settlers.

Official Website: Shot Tower

Goodale State Park Hiking Fishing Boating

Camden, SC 29020 (147.019 miles)

Tall cypress trees that enchant the eye. A Civil War-era mill pond that abounds with wildlife. And a nature trail waiting to be explored.

Official Website: Goodale State Park

Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest Hiking

Purlear, NC 28651 (147.715 miles)

At Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest, visitors can listen to the wind in the trees or they can listen to the trees tell a story. The Talking Tree Trail features "talking trees," each with a recorded message about itself, its site, and the forest history. Also, actual forestry practices are explained on the Forest Demonstration Trail.

Official Website: Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest

Myrtle Beach State Park Fishing Camping Horseback

Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 (149.033 miles)

A wide, open beach, fishing pier full of anglers and stories, campgrounds in the oceanfront woods, all in the middle of it all in Myrtle Beach

Official Website: Myrtle Beach State Park

New River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Laurel Springs, NC 28644 (149.218 miles)

Rugged hillsides, pastoral meadows and farmlands surround what is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in North America — the New River. Its waters are slow and placid. Its banks are fertile and covered with wildflowers. Dedicated as a National Scenic River in 1976, this gentle river is the centerpiece of New River State Park.

Official Website: New River State Park

James Ross Wildlife Reservation Hiking Hunting

York, SC 29745 (150.240 miles)

Hunting of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, small game and furbearers is allowed within the Game Zone 2 seasons and bag limits.

Official Website: James Ross Wildlife Reservation

Huntington Beach State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 (151.926 miles)

A sweeping Grand Strand beach, pristine and wide open. Sea-breeze camping and fishing from a jetty or in the surf. And some of the finest bird-watching on the East Coast.

Official Website: Huntington Beach State Park

York River Hiking Fishing Biking Horseback Boating

Williamsburg, VA 23188 (152.627 miles)

Known for its rare and delicate estuarine environment where freshwater and saltwater meet.

Official Website: York River

Crowders Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Kings Mountain, NC 28086 (153.253 miles)

Raptors soar gracefully in the wind; vegetation reaches to the sky; sheer vertical cliffs drop 150 feet. Enjoy the spectacle from a front-row seat. High atop Crowders Mountain, the highest point in Gaston County, views stretch for more than 20 miles.

Official Website: Crowders Mountain State Park

Crawfords Hiking Camping

Providence Forge, VA 23124 (153.615 miles)

A wildlife sanctuary used for forestry demonstration and education, history, research, hiking, and canoeing.

Official Website: Crawfords

Draper Wildlife Mgt Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

McConnells, SC 29726 (154.527 miles)

Although managed for hunting, other forms of outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking and bird watching are popular at this WMA because of its proximity to Rock Hill, SC, and Charlotte, NC.

Official Website: Draper Wildlife Mgt Area

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Hiking

Jefferson, NC 28640 (156.872 miles)

Mount Jefferson rises abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape, serving as a landmark for area motorists. Acquaint yourself with this mighty peak by viewing it first from the Mount Jefferson Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Rising as a long, forested prominence, its dark color is conspicuous among neighboring peaks on the Ashe plateau.

Official Website: Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Wee Tee State Forest Hiking Fishing Biking Boating

Kingstree, SC 29556 (157.813 miles)

Wee Tee State Forest, contains 12,439 acres. Approximately 11,500 acres of the area is located in the Santee River floodplain and is subject to periodic flooding. The property contains two oxbow lakes - Wee Tee Lake and Ferry Lake. There is also a large freshwater spring located on the property near the upper end of Wee Tee Lake.

Official Website: Wee Tee State Forest

Samworth Wildlife Mgt Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

Georgetown, SC 29440 (158.645 miles)

Public hunting on the WMA includes waterfowl, deer, feral hogs and doves. A public boat launch, fishing opportunities, bird watching opportunities, a nature trail and river access for canoeing and kayaking are all available on this property.

Official Website: Samworth Wildlife Mgt Area

Sandy Island WMA Hunting

Georgetown, SC 29440 (158.645 miles)

The Wildlife Management Area Program was initially developed to provide quality public hunting opportunities throughout the state. Today, its multiple use concepts provide opportunities for all wildlife enthusiasts

Official Website: Sandy Island WMA

Santee-Delta WMA Hiking Hunting

Georgetown, SC 29440 (158.645 miles)

Public hunting on the WMA includes waterfowl, white-tailed deer and feral hog. The diverse habitat provides excellent bird watching, attracting waterfowl, bald eagles, wading birds, shorebirds and song birds.

Official Website: Santee-Delta WMA

Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Georgetown, SC 29440 (158.645 miles)

Waccamaw NWR was established to protect and manage diverse habitat components within an important coastal river ecosystem and to provide compatible wildlife-dependant recreational activities including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, and environmental education.

Official Website: Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge

Chester State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Chester, SC 29706 (158.669 miles)

Chester State Park has been a haven for hiking, picnicking, boating and fishing for the surrounding communities in the South Carolina Piedmont ever since it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Official Website: Chester State Park

Herbert Kirsh Wildlife Conservation Area Hunting

Sharon, SC 29742 (159.716 miles)

The Tract consists of approximately 356 acres and lies about 5.5 miles west of the town of McConnells

Official Website: Herbert Kirsh Wildlife Conservation Area

Grayson Highlands Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363 (159.856 miles)

Near VA 2 highest mountains, Mount Rogers and Whitetop , with scenic views of alpine-like peaks more than 5,000' high.

Official Website: Grayson Highlands

Sandy Point Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Central Garage, VA 23086 (160.268 miles)

2,043-acres located approximately 13 miles southeast of Central Garage off Route 30.

Official Website: Sandy Point

Zoar Hiking Camping Biking

Aylett, VA 23086 (160.268 miles)

Used to grow timber, maintain wildlife habitat and to provide educational and recreational opportunities.

Official Website: Zoar

False Cape Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Va Beach, VA 23456 (162.502 miles)

False Cape State Park is one of the few remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic Coast.

Official Website: False Cape

Worth Mountain WMA Hunting

Hickory Grove, SC 29717 (162.533 miles)

The Wildlife Management Area Program's multiple use concepts provide opportunities for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Official Website: Worth Mountain WMA

South Mountains State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Connely Springs, NC 28612 (162.671 miles)

Nestled deep in the woods, South Mountains State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Here you can see a majestic mountain range peeking out from the gently rolling landscape of the piedmont.

Official Website: South Mountains State Park

Douthat Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Milboro, VA 24460 (163.773 miles)

A traditional family park for more than 70 years, Douthat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Official Website: Douthat

Kings Mountain National Military Park Hiking Camping Horseback

Blacksburg, SC 29702 (164.017 miles)

Kings Mountain National Military Park offers plenty to do for both the historian in you and the nature enthusiast alike.

Official Website: Kings Mountain National Military Park

Kings Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Blacksburg, SC 29702 (164.017 miles)

Built originally by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Kings Mountain has miles of trails, equestrian facilities, group camping barracks, campgrounds, two fishing lakes with boat rentals and the popular Living History Farm.

Official Website: Kings Mountain State Park

Manchester State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Wedgefield, SC 29168 (164.098 miles)

Manchester State Forest, in Sumter and Clarendon Counties, consists of approximately 25,000 acres of mixed pine and hardwood species native to the midlands of South Carolina. Soil type is light sand, interspersed with swamps and bays.

Official Website: Manchester State Forest

Poinsett State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wedgefield, SC 29168 (164.098 miles)

The serene setting offers camping, a fishing pond with coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, and clean, rustic cabins high atop a hill where often the only sound is the breeze through the trees

Official Website: Poinsett State Park

Elk Knob State Park Hiking

Todd, NC 28684 (164.359 miles)

Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina state parks system. Currently, it is in an interim development stage with a park office/contact station, picnic area, parking areas, and trail to the summit of Elk Knob, with plans to add a maintenance facility and road improvements. At this time, visitors can hike to the summit by following a steep, rocky road.

Official Website: Elk Knob State Park

Lake Wateree State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winnsboro, SC 29180 (165.423 miles)

The lake is truly a fishermen’s delight with significant populations of crappie, bream, largemouth bass, catfish and striped bass. Lake Wateree hosts numerous fishing tournaments throughout the year.

Official Website: Lake Wateree State Recreation Area

Tuttle Educational State Forest Hiking

Lenoir, NC 28655 (168.186 miles)

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tuttle boasts a wide variety of pines and hardwoods plus rolling terrain and clear streams. These features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails accented by exhibits and displays which explain the ecology of the managed forest.

Official Website: Tuttle Educational State Forest

First Landing Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Va Beach, VA 23451 (168.247 miles)

On 4/26/1607 English settlers landed here and established the first elective government in English America.

Official Website: First Landing

Dragon Run Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking

West Point, VA 23085 (170.221 miles)

The 1,811-acre Dragon Run State Forest is located in King and Queen County, 15 miles north of West Point,

Official Website: Dragon Run

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Manteo, NC 27954 (170.364 miles)

Alligator River Refuge was established to preserve and protect a unique wetland habitat type - the pocosin - and its associated wildlife species. The diversity of habitat types include high and low pocosin, bogs, fresh and brackish water marshes, hardwood swamps, and Atlantic white cedar swamps.

Official Website: Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Sesquicentennial State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Columbia, SC 29223 (170.851 miles)

Sesquicentennial State Park features a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails and picnic areas. It also features dog park and well-attended interpretive nature programs, as well as a dormitory, meeting facility and ropes course popular for corporate retreats and team-building.

Official Website: Sesquicentennial State Park

Bennetts Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking

Manning, SC 29102 (171.554 miles)

Bennett's Bay is one of the few large, intact bays remaining in South Carolina. The major plant communities within Bennett's Bay are pocosin, a thick shrubby vegetation and the related pond-pine woodland bay forest.

Official Website: Bennetts Bay Heritage Preserve

Santee Dam WMA Hunting

Manning, SC 29102 (171.554 miles)

The Wildlife Management Area Program's multiple use concepts provide opportunities for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Official Website: Santee Dam WMA

Oak Lea Wildlife Mgt. Area Hunting

Pinewood, SC 29125 (172.454 miles)

The Wildlife Management Area Program was initially developed to provide quality public hunting opportunities throughout the state. Today, its multiple use concepts provide opportunities for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Official Website: Oak Lea Wildlife Mgt. Area

Hungry Mother Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Marion, VA 24354 (172.498 miles)

Long a family favorite known for its beautiful woodlands and placid 108- acre lake in the heart of the mountains.

Official Website: Hungry Mother

Jockey's Ridge State Park Hiking

Nags Head, NC 27959 (174.417 miles)

There are many reasons why millions of people visit Jockey's Ridge State Park. Some come to see the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast; others come for the spectacular sunsets.

Official Website: Jockey's Ridge State Park

Congaree National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Hopkins, SC 29061 (175.335 miles)

Congaree is home to a museum quality exhibit area within the Harry Hampton Visitor Center, a 2.4 mile boardwalk loop trail and over 20 miles of backcountry hiking trails. The park also hosts a wide variety of guided walks, canoe tours, talks and presentations offered throughout the year

Official Website: Congaree National Park

Browne Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Tappahannock, VA 22437 (176.053 miles)

Located 10 miles southeast of Tappahannock, 45 miles northeast of Richmond, and 65 miles northwest of Newport News.

Official Website: Browne

Hickory Top WMA Hunting

Summerton, SC 29148 (176.902 miles)

This property is leased for hunting purposes only and not managed by, SCDNR for any other activities.

Official Website: Hickory Top WMA

Santee National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Summerton, SC 29148 (176.902 miles)

Santee NWR, established in 1942, is located in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Of the total 15,159 acres that make up the refuge, only 4,400 acres are owned with the remaining acreage being managed under a lease agreement with the South Carolina Public Service Authority (aka Santee-Cooper).

Official Website: Santee National Wildlife Refuge

Grandfather Mountain State Park Hiking

Linville, NC 28646 (178.200 miles)

Towering 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain is operated as a scenic travel attraction and is one of the world’s most environmentally diverse nature preserves. The attraction’s admission fees provide visitors the grand vistas from the “mile-high swinging bridge,” and access to the park’s nature center, wildlife habitats and other amenities.

Official Website: Grandfather Mountain State Park

Canal WMA Fishing Hunting

St. Stephen, SC 29479 (178.798 miles)

This long, narrow WMA offers small game hunters several of the state's most productive public dove fields and acres of early successional habitat for quail hunting. Bank fishing for shad and catfish is a popular activity, and anglers with boats may launch at the Arrowhead Boat Landing off of Hwy 45 east of St. Stephen

Official Website: Canal WMA

Lake Anna Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Spotsylvania, VA 22551 (178.935 miles)

One of Virginia’s most popular lakes with a fishing pond accessible to children and people with disabilities.

Official Website: Lake Anna

Peters Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking

Spartanburg, SC 29307 (178.992 miles)

This piedmont cove forest, with its rolling topography, an old mill dam, two creeks and walking trails, is a pleasant and peaceful place to visit.

Official Website: Peters Creek Heritage Preserve

Santee Cooper Tract WMA Hiking Hunting

Spartanburg, SC 29307 (178.992 miles)

Hunters utilizing this area must have a valid hunting license, wildlife management area permit and migratory bird permit if hunting doves. Other game species can be hunted during the regular Game Zone 2 seasons. Other allowable activities such as wildlife viewing and hiking are permitted year around.

Official Website: Santee Cooper Tract WMA

Lake James State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Nebo, NC 28761 (179.561 miles)

Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge is Lake James, a 6,510-acre lake with more than 150 miles of shoreline. This impressive waterway is the centerpiece of Lake James State Park. Here, nature offers scenic vistas of the Appalachian Mountains and beckons to those with an appetite for recreation.

Official Website: Lake James State Park

Pisgah National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Nebo, NC 28761 (179.561 miles)

With fantastic vistas, ridges more than 4,000 feet high and whitewater rapids, Pisgah National Forest offers great adventures for all types of outdoor activities.

Official Website: Pisgah National Forest

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site Hiking

Union, SC 29379 (179.588 miles)

Visitors can walk the elegant grounds, tour the plantation home, admire its beautiful rose gardens and explore other original plantation buildings. The site also includes a short hiking trail down to the Tyger River.

Official Website: Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

Thurmond Tract WMA Hiking Hunting

Union, SC 29379 (179.588 miles)

In addition to doves, the area also provides good hunting opportunities for other wildlife species such as white-tailed deer, wild turkey and small game species like squirrel, rabbit and bobwhite quail. Furbearers such as raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat may also be found in the area.

Official Website: Thurmond Tract WMA

Moultrie Hunt Unit WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking

Pineville, SC 29468 (180.531 miles)

The 9,480-acre Moultrie Hunt Unit is comprised of Bluefield, Greenfield, Hall, North Dike, Porcher and Sandy Beach Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). These WMAs are located predominately around the shores of Lakes Marion and Moultrie in Berkeley County.

Official Website: Moultrie Hunt Unit WMA

Kiptopeke Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Cape Charles, VA 23310 (181.905 miles)

Recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay as well as an opportunity to explore unique migratory bird habitat along the Atlantic flyway.

Official Website: Kiptopeke

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Rodanthe, NC 27968 (182.658 miles)

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1937 "as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife", including the greater snow goose and other migratory waterfowl.

Official Website: Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Harbison State Forest Hiking Biking Boating

Columbia, SC 29212 (182.767 miles)

Bounded along its northeastern edge by the Broad River, Harbison Environmental Education Forest encompasses 2,177 acres of forestland only nine miles from downtown Columbia. Its unique urban location makes Harbison one of the largest public greenspaces inside the city limits of a metropolitan area in the eastern United States.

Official Website: Harbison State Forest

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Boating

Cayce, SC 29033 (182.775 miles)

Bountiful wildlife, sunlit dappled forest paths and 12,000 years of history and pre-history are tucked away in a pristine setting at Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve, just a stone's throw from downtown city lights.

Official Website: Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

Paul Hiking Camping Biking

Harrisonburg, VA 22821 (183.271 miles)

Primary uses include hardwood research, timber production, hiking, and wildlife habitat protection.

Official Website: Paul

Belle Isle Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Lancaster, VA 22503 (184.308 miles)

Belle Isle lets visitors explore a wide variety of tidal wetlands interspersed with agricultural fields and upland forests.

Official Website: Belle Isle

Chilton Woods Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Lancaster, VA 22503 (184.308 miles)

The property is entirely in forestland of various aged loblolly pine stands, which were nurtured and maintained by the Chilton family for many decades.

Official Website: Chilton Woods

Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Mgt. Area Fishing Hunting Horseback

Bonneau, SC 29431 (184.400 miles)

Recreational opportunities abound, from hunting and fishing to bird watching, hiking and viewing the area's rich cultural attributes, such as the ruins of the Comingtee Plantation House, the Rice Mill and the nearby Childsbury Heritage Preserve.

Official Website: Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Mgt. Area

Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve Hiking

Eastville, VA 23347 (184.954 miles)

Chesapeake Bay beach, dune, and maritime forest communities. Excellent migratory songbird habitat.

Official Website: Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve

Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve Hiking Boating

Kilmarnock, VA 22482 (185.902 miles)

Contains excellent examples of tidal and non-tidal wetlands. Facilities include trails, a woodland boardwalk, and interpretive signs.

Official Website: Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve

Channels Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Abingdon, VA 24370 (186.032 miles)

15 mi N of Abingdon, on the crest of the mountain and includes The Great Channels of Virginia sandstone outcrop.

Official Website: Channels

Sumter National Forest-Enoree Ranger District Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Whitmire, SC 29178 (186.045 miles)

The Sumter National Forest consists of three ranger districts (Enoree, Long Cane and Andrew Pickens) that comprise nearly 371,000 acres. It is unlike many forests in that its three ranger districts share no contiguous boundaries.

Official Website: Sumter National Forest-Enoree Ranger District

Croft State Natural Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Spartanburg, SC 29302 (186.162 miles)

A green retreat in the heart of fast-growing Spartanburg County, the park offers more than 12 miles of biking and hiking trails, a playground, picnicking and camping, as well as fishing and boating in two lakes, including 150-acre Lake Craig. Also has equestrian facilities.

Official Website: Croft State Natural Area

Pacolet River Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

Spartanburg, SC 29302 (186.162 miles)

Come to bird-watch, take photographs, fish or simply enjoy the woods and river. Leave with a sense of awe sparked by visiting a site important to people thousands of years ago.

Official Website: Pacolet River Heritage Preserve

Santee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Santee, SC 29142 (186.316 miles)

Santee State Park offers cabins, camping, biking, hiking, boating and fishing in the heart of one of the nation’s best-known outdoors destinations – Santee Cooper Country.

Official Website: Santee State Park

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

St. Matthews, SC 29135 (187.218 miles)

The Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve comprises 201 acres and contains steep, undisturbed bluffs bordering the Congaree River. More than 100 species of trees, shrubs and woody vines exist in the preserve from the ridge base to the crest of the bluffs.

Official Website: Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Santee Cooper WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Eutawville, SC 29048 (187.332 miles)

The Wildlife Management Area Program's multiple use concepts provide opportunities for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Official Website: Santee Cooper WMA

Devil's Backbone

Strasburg, VA 22849 (187.583 miles)

The Devil's Backbone State Forest is presently not available for general public visitation.

Official Website: Devil's Backbone

Hamilton Plantation State Historic Site Hiking Fishing

McClellanville, SC 29458 (189.342 miles)

Visitors can explore the mansion, wander the plantation grounds or just look out upon Wambaw Creek at the remains of rice fields that once stretched as far as the eye could see. George Washington had such a view when he stood on the Hampton family’s portico in 1791

Official Website: Hamilton Plantation State Historic Site

Santee Coastal Resreve WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Boating

McClellanville, SC 29458 (189.342 miles)

The, SCDNR intensively manages, SCR to provide optimum habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, to provide habitat for upland game and nongame species and to provide recreational opportunities for the hunting and non-hunting public

Official Website: Santee Coastal Resreve WMA

Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve Hiking

Lexington, SC 29073 (190.732 miles)

Located in Lexington County, South Carolina, the preserve harbors the largest sandstone outcrops in the state, the only waterfall in the coastal plain, a swamp tupelo-evergreen shrub bog and a longleaf pine ecosystem.

Official Website: Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve

Shealy's Pond Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Boating

Lexington, SC 29073 (190.732 miles)

Shealy's Pond Heritage Preserve covers 62 acres in Lexington County and is centered around an old mill pond and associated wetlands on spring-fed, SCouter Creek.

Official Website: Shealy's Pond Heritage Preserve

Roan Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping

Roan Mountain, TN 37687 (191.160 miles)

The scenic beauty of this wooded park is dominated by the Great Falls of the Caney Fork River - an imposing limestone gorge (called a gulf in southern culture). It provides scenic overlooks, waterfalls and deep pools for fishing, rock-hopping and exploring. Located at the confluence of the Collins and Caney Fork Rivers, this 883-acre park has a natural sand beach on Center Hill Reservoir. Historic features of the park include a 19th century textile mill and one of Tennessee's early hydroelectric plants.

Official Website: Roan Mountain SP

Hatchery WMA Fishing Hunting

Pinopolis, SC 29469 (191.588 miles)

The 2,400-acre Hatchery WMA, owned by Santee Cooper, primarily consists of a series of islands and shallow water habitats on the southwest shores of Lake Moultrie

Official Website: Hatchery WMA

Dreher Island State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Prosperity, SC 29127 (193.179 miles)

Only about 30 miles from downtown Columbia on the shores of big Lake Murray – one of the best-known largemouth and striped bass fishing destinations in the South – the park consists of three islands linked to shore by a causeway and two bridges.

Official Website: Dreher Island State Recreation Area

Francis Marion National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Cordesville, SC 29434 (194.611 miles)

This large area is divided into five Wildlife Management Areas (WMA's) in order to manage its highly diverse habitats for many different user groups

Official Website: Francis Marion National Forest

Caledon Natural Area Hiking Camping

King George, VA 22485 (194.859 miles)

A National Natural Landmark, summer home to one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on the East Coast.

Official Website: Caledon Natural Area

Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve Hiking Fishing Boating

Burgess, VA 22432 (195.451 miles)

Pristine Chesapeake Bay beach and wetland features canoe/kayak launch site

Official Website: Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve

Belfast Wildlife Mgt. Area Fishing Hunting

Kinards, SC 29335 (195.572 miles)

Wildlife game species present include deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, dove, quail and raccoon. Other furbearer species found here include fox, bobcat and coyote. Many songbirds, raptors, reptiles and amphibians occur on the area. Plants in hardwood drains include most species common to the piedmont.

Official Website: Belfast Wildlife Mgt. Area

Childsbury Towne Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Boating

Moncks Corner, SC 29461 (196.066 miles)

Started in 1707, Childsbury and the adjacent Strawberry Landing (est. 1705) are examples of an early frontier settlement away from the Port of Charleston. The area has been described as the "apex for commerce along the Cooper River."

Official Website: Childsbury Towne Heritage Preserve

Westmoreland Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Montross, VA 22520 (197.408 miles)

On the Potomac River’s Northern Neck, this park offers many opportunities for family fun

Official Website: Westmoreland

Mount Mitchell State Park Hiking Camping

Burnsville, NC 28714 (198.800 miles)

There are a few places in the world that still stand apart from the ordinary. Rising more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds, Mount Mitchell State Park is one of these extraordinary places.

Official Website: Mount Mitchell State Park

Pisgah National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Burnsville, NC 28714 (198.800 miles)

With fantastic vistas, ridges more than 4,000 feet high and whitewater rapids, Pisgah National Forest offers great adventures for all types of outdoor activities.

Official Website: Pisgah National Forest

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Landrum, SC 29356 (199.501 miles)

The preserve is a Wildlife Management Area, allowing hunting in accordance with WMA regulations and features a 144-acre area open only to archery hunting, called the Glassy Mountain Archery Only Area. The remaining 1,742 acres are in regular WMA. Species typically hunted on the property include bear, deer, squirrel and turkey.

Official Website: Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Chimney Rock State Park Hiking

Chimney Rock, NC 28720 (199.671 miles)

The Chimney Rock area of the state park is operated by a private contractor and is open throughout the year. Entry fees offset the cost of operating this popular tourist destination. Currently, Chimney Rock is the only public access within the greater Chimney Rock State Park. However, the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation will eventually develop other areas of the state park with more traditional park facilities and recreation. The greater Chimney Rock State Park currently encompasses roughly 4,000 acres on both north and south sides of the gorge and expansion efforts continue to bring more of the gorge’s rich natural resources into conservation

Official Website: Chimney Rock State Park