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Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Boating

Cayce, SC 29033 (3.082 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

Sesquicentennial State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Columbia, SC 29223 (8.849 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

Harbison State Forest Hiking Biking Boating

Columbia, SC 29212 (10.922 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

Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve Hiking

Lexington, SC 29073 (11.615 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 (11.615 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

Congaree National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Hopkins, SC 29061 (11.685 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

Lake Wateree State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winnsboro, SC 29180 (26.024 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

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

St. Matthews, SC 29135 (27.337 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

Dreher Island State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Prosperity, SC 29127 (30.710 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

Manchester State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Wedgefield, SC 29168 (31.384 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 (31.384 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

Goodale State Park Hiking Fishing Boating

Camden, SC 29020 (32.700 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

Janet Harrison High Pond Heritage Preserve Hiking

Monetta, SC 29105 (34.386 miles)

The term "high pond" is a colloquial name used to denote Carolina bays found in the northwestern coastal plain of the state. The preserve encompasses 30.11 acres in northern Aiken County.

Official Website: Janet Harrison High Pond Heritage Preserve

Oak Lea Wildlife Mgt. Area Hunting

Pinewood, SC 29125 (36.214 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

Savage Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking

Cassatt, SC 29032 (38.899 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

Forty AcreRock Heritage Preserve, WMA Hiking Hunting

Kershaw, SC 29067 (45.261 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

Lee State Natural Area Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Bishopville, SC 29010 (46.174 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

Barnwell State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Blackville, SC 29817 (46.487 miles)

A traditional state park primarily serving the people of Barnwell County, Barnwell State Park offers camping and cabins, picnicking and playgrounds, and a community center long favored for meetings and reunions.

Official Website: Barnwell State Park

Ditch Pond Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Williston, SC 29853 (47.194 miles)

Comprising 296 acres, Ditch Pond HP contains a Carolina bay that was first documented in 1973. Carolina bays are elliptically shaped, wet depressions that range in size from one acre to more than 1,000 acres.

Official Website: Ditch Pond Heritage Preserve

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

Whitmire, SC 29178 (48.172 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

Santee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Santee, SC 29142 (48.343 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

Hickory Top WMA Hunting

Summerton, SC 29148 (48.672 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 (48.672 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

Landsford Canal Forest Legacy Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

Fort Lawn, SC 29714 (49.048 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

Henderson Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback

Aiken, SC 29801 (49.097 miles)

These forests, although dominated by a single canopy tree species, are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in North America.

Official Website: Henderson Heritage Preserve

Chester State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Chester, SC 29706 (50.282 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

Bennetts Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking

Manning, SC 29102 (50.990 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 (50.990 miles)

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

Official Website: Santee Dam WMA

Andrew Jackson State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lancaster, SC 29720 (51.287 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

Longleaf Pine iHeritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Hunting

Lynchburg, SC 29080 (52.893 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 (52.893 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

Sumter National Forest-Long Cane Ranger District Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Edgefield, SC 29824 (53.484 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-Long Cane Ranger District

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

McBee, SC 29101 (56.197 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 (56.197 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

Cathedral Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking Boating

Olar, SC 29843 (57.365 miles)

Cathedral Bay is an excellent example of the Carolina Bay phenomenon. Carolina Bays are elliptical or oval basins found throughout the Atlantic Coastal Plain.

Official Website: Cathedral Bay Heritage Preserve

Santee Cooper WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Eutawville, SC 29048 (57.412 miles)

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

Official Website: Santee Cooper WMA

Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Ninety-Six, SC 29666 (57.768 miles)

The park occupies a series of peninsulas on Lake Greenwood, which itself offers 212 miles of shoreline and 11,400 acres of boating and fishing opportunities year-round.

Official Website: Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site Hiking Boating

Clinton, SC 29325 (58.728 miles)

The park’s nature trail highlights the Enoree River, Cedar Shoals Creek and Horseshoe Falls, where legend has it Mary Musgrove, the mill owner’s daughter, hid a Patriot soldier from the British. The park also offers picnicking and a popular fishing pond.

Official Website: Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Lansford Canal State Park Hiking Fishing Boating

Catawba, SC 29704 (58.838 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

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site Hiking

Union, SC 29379 (59.821 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 (59.821 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

Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

Hartsville, SC 29550 (60.060 miles)

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Official Website: Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve

Draper Wildlife Mgt Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

McConnells, SC 29726 (61.347 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

Rivers Bridge State Historic Site Hiking Boating

Ehrhardt, SC 29081 (61.518 miles)

Rivers Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only state historic site in South Carolina that preserves a Civil War battlefield

Official Website: Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

North Augusta, SC 29841 (61.665 miles)

The preserve has 1,076 feet of river frontage on one of the few remaining river shoals of the Savannah River. These shoals harbor the rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lily.

Official Website: Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Crackerneck Wildlife Mgt Area & Ecological Reserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Jackson, SC 29831 (63.510 miles)

The 10,470-acre Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area & Ecological Reserve is owned by the U. S Dept.of Energy and managed for them by the, SC Dept of Natural Resources (SCDNR). The area is open only during designated dates & times and public access is tightly controlled. The area offers diverse recreational opportunities for hunting, fishing and non-consumptive uses.

Official Website: Crackerneck Wildlife Mgt Area & Ecological Reserve

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

Beech Island, SC 29842 (63.580 miles)

The plantation home, completed in 1859, and iconic lane of 145-year-old magnolia trees are highlights of the site. So is the view of the Savannah River valley from the top floor of the Greek Revival house. Admiring the heirloom garden and picnicking on the expansive lawn also are favorite activities at the park.

Official Website: Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

Rock Hill Blackjacks Heritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Hunting

Rock Hill, SC 29730 (64.325 miles)

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

Official Website: Rock Hill Blackjacks Heritage Preserve/WMA

Woods Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking

Olanta, SC 29114 (64.787 miles)

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

Official Website: Woods Bay Heritage Preserve

Herbert Kirsh Wildlife Conservation Area Hunting

Sharon, SC 29742 (65.678 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

Campbells Crossroads & Angelus Tracts WMA Hunting

Patrick, SC 29584 (67.084 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 (67.084 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

Moultrie Hunt Unit WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking

Pineville, SC 29468 (67.722 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

Belfast Wildlife Mgt. Area Fishing Hunting

Kinards, SC 29335 (68.038 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

James L Mason WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking

Clarks Hill, SC 29821 (68.465 miles)

In 1989, James L. Mason bequeathed 1,999 acres to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to be used in perpetuity for wildlife management and outdoor recreation. Mr. Mason and his wife are buried in the family cemetery located on the property.

Official Website: James L Mason WMA

Colleton State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Canadys, SC 29433 (69.377 miles)

The Cypress Swamp Nature Trail, campgrounds, ballfield, picnicking and easy access to the Edisto River – all these attractions make Colleton State Park an ideal destination for the veteran paddler or young family.

Official Website: Colleton State Park

Great Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Boating

Mechanicsville, SC 29540 (69.380 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

Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Plum Branch, SC 29845 (70.123 miles)

Boaters and other outdoors enthusiasts can’t go wrong at Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area

Official Website: Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area

James Ross Wildlife Reservation Hiking Hunting

York, SC 29745 (70.261 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

Worth Mountain WMA Hunting

Hickory Grove, SC 29717 (70.835 miles)

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

Official Website: Worth Mountain WMA

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Modoc, SC 29838 (70.889 miles)

On Stevens Creek bluff and in its associated coves, 15 rare plant species are found, including the Florida or Miccosukee gooseberry (Ribes echinellum), a small, perennial shrub which is known only from here and Lake Miccosukee in Florida and is listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Official Website: Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Baker Creek State park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McCormick, SC 29835 (72.348 miles)

Along with its campgrounds and lake access, Baker Creek is also known for its 10-mile mountain bike trail, where riders can test their skills as they enjoy the park’s stately pine forest. The park also is a great place to observe wildlife, including waterfowl, wild turkeys, deer and curious squirrels

Official Website: Baker Creek State park

Hickory Knob State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McCormick, SC 29835 (72.348 miles)

A state park that offers 18 holes of lakeside championship golf, tennis, skeet shooting and archery, a swimming pool for lodge guests, full-service restaurant and meeting facilities and more than 70 lodge rooms.

Official Website: Hickory Knob State Resort Park

Wee Tee State Forest Hiking Fishing Biking Boating

Kingstree, SC 29556 (72.780 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

Sprit Creek Educational Forest Hiking Biking

Hephzbah, GA 30815 (74.824 miles)

located in Richmond Co GA this is an excellent Forest to visit and learn about forest management, wildlife, and other outdoor activities

Official Website: Sprit Creek Educational Forest

Edisto River Wildlife Mgt Area Hunting Biking

Ridgeville, SC 29472 (74.928 miles)

Public hunting is available for deer, feral hogs, turkey, raccoon, waterfowl and other small game as published in the Department's annual Rules & Regulations for hunting and fishing.

Official Website: Edisto River Wildlife Mgt Area

Givhans Ferry State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Ridgeville, SC 29472 (74.928 miles)

Givhans Ferry State Park is the perfect place to take a float down the serene Edisto River, the longest free-flowing blackwater stream in North America

Official Website: Givhans Ferry State Park

Clinton Reservoir Tract Hiking Fishing Hunting

Gray Court, SC 29645 (75.689 miles)

Clinton Reservoir and Lake Austin both provide fishing opportunities for bass, bream, crappie and catfish. Near the upper end of both waterbodies, waterfowl often concentrate and opportunities exist for waterfowl hunting. The forested areas adjacent to the lakes provide good habitat for deer, wild turkey and small game species such as squirrel.

Official Website: Clinton Reservoir Tract

Gray Court Tract WMA Hiking Hunting

Gray Court, SC 29645 (75.689 miles)

Although this area is very small, it provides good hunting opportunities for wildlife species such as white-tailed deer and small game species like squirrel, rabbit and bobwhite quail. Furbearers such as raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat also can be found on the tract.

Official Website: Gray Court Tract WMA

Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Mgt. Area Fishing Hunting Horseback

Bonneau, SC 29431 (76.233 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

Hatchery WMA Fishing Hunting

Pinopolis, SC 29469 (78.195 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

Lake Warren State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Hampton, SC 29924 (78.307 miles)

Picnic facilities, a spacious lake for fishing and boating, and a community building are prominent features of Lake Warren State Park.

Official Website: Lake Warren State Park

Mistletoe State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Appling, GA 30802 (80.186 miles)

Located on Clarks Hill Lake this park offers some of the finest bass fishing spots in the nation

Official Website: Mistletoe State Park

Peters Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking

Spartanburg, SC 29307 (80.201 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 (80.201 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

Cheraw State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Cheraw, SC 29520 (80.317 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 (80.317 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

Croft State Natural Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Spartanburg, SC 29302 (81.410 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 (81.410 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

Kings Mountain National Military Park Hiking Camping Horseback

Blacksburg, SC 29702 (81.929 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 (81.929 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

Childsbury Towne Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Boating

Moncks Corner, SC 29461 (82.364 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

Canal WMA Fishing Hunting

St. Stephen, SC 29479 (83.088 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

Elijah Clark State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Lincolnton, GA 30817 (84.610 miles)

Located on the Western Shore of Clarks Hill Lake this park offers boating, skiing, lake swimming, and miniature golf

Official Website: Elijah Clark State Park

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Summerville, SC 29485 (86.087 miles)

An archaeological treasure, the park rests on the site of Dorchester, a trading town that flourished on the Ashley River inland from Charleston from 1697 through the Revolutionary War.

Official Website: Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Lake Paul Wallace Hunting

Bennettsville, SC 29512 (87.806 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

Crowders Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Kings Mountain, NC 28086 (88.281 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

Francis Marion National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Cordesville, SC 29434 (88.477 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

Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Calhoun Falls, SC 29628 (89.498 miles)

Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area sits astride several pine-covered points jutting into Lake Russell, one of the least-developed large reservoirs in South Carolina

Official Website: Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area

North Carolina Game Lands Hunting

See Official Website, NC 28091 (89.513 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

Pee Dee Station Site WMA Fishing

Johnsonville, SC 29555 (91.502 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

Marsh Heritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Boating

Gresham, SC 29546 (93.104 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 (93.104 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

Hamilton Ridge WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking

Garnett, SC 29922 (97.230 miles)

This area is open during daylight hours year-round but closed on certain days for special hunts.

Official Website: Hamilton Ridge WMA

Palachucola Wildlife Mgt Area Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Garnett, SC 29922 (97.230 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: Palachucola Wildlife Mgt Area

Webb Wildlife Center Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Garnett, SC 29922 (97.230 miles)

Explore a black water wonderland through a double-feature Field Trip to the Webb Wildlife Center's canoe and nature trails, both within shouting distance of the Savannah River in Hampton County.

Official Website: Webb Wildlife Center

Bear Island Wildlife Mgt. Area Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking

Green Pond, SC 29446 (97.470 miles)

Public hunting on the WMA includes waterfowl (by special drawing only), white-tailed deer, mourning dove and small game. The diverse area provides excellent bird watching, attracting waterfowl, bald eagles, wading birds, shorebirds and song birds. Two observation platforms and miles of dikes provide access.

Official Website: Bear Island Wildlife Mgt. Area

Donnelley Wildlife Mgt Area Hiking Hunting Biking Horseback

Green Pond, SC 29446 (97.470 miles)

The unique property is a cross section of the Lowcountry and encompasses a diversity of wetland and upland habitats including: managed rice fields, forested wetland, tidal marsh, agricultural lands and a variety of upland types, including a natural stand of longleaf pine.

Official Website: Donnelley Wildlife Mgt Area

St. Helena Sound Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping

Green Pond, SC 29446 (97.470 miles)

The St. Helena Sound Heritage Preserve lies at the southern tip of the ACE Basin project area and contains a diverse assemblage of outer coastal plain and barrier island natural communities.

Official Website: St. Helena Sound Heritage Preserve

Magnolia Springs State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Millen, GA 30442 (97.631 miles)

Magnolia Springs is know for its crystal clear springs flowing 7-9 million gallons of water per day and a beautiful boardwalk which spans the cool water

Official Website: Magnolia Springs State Park

Little Pee Dee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Dillon, SC 29536 (99.572 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

Paris Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Greenville, SC 29609 (99.575 miles)

Once a rural retreat, the mountainside park now is a treasured green space in the fast-growing Greenville area. Bicyclists, hikers, picnickers and groups using Camp Buckhorn keep the park busy year-round. Summer is peak time for fishing, and swimming, in the park lakes

Official Website: Paris Mountain State Park

Charles Towne Landing Historic State Site Hiking

Charleston, SC 29407 (101.623 miles)

Here a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the Carolinas colony, the plantation system of the American South, and one of the continent’s first major port cities. Opened in 1970 as Charles Towne Landing State Park, the peaceful park on a marshy point off the Ashley River was rebuilt in 2006 with a sharpened focus on the site’s remarkable past.

Official Website: Charles Towne Landing Historic State Site

Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Anderson, SC 29626 (103.090 miles)

The park features a lakeside campground, fishing, picnicking, hiking, meeting facility and boat access to the 56,000 acres of Lake Hartwell, one of the big Savannah River reservoirs.

Official Website: Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area

Morrow Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Albemarle, NC 28001 (103.650 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

Fant's Grove WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Anderson, SC 29625 (103.957 miles)

Located principally in Anderson County, with smaller portions in Oconee and Pickens counties, Fant's Grove WMA sits on the shores of Lake Hartwell.

Official Website: Fant's Grove WMA

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Landrum, SC 29356 (104.267 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

Samworth Wildlife Mgt Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

Georgetown, SC 29440 (104.798 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 (104.798 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 (104.798 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 (104.798 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

Tillman Sand Ridge Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting

Tillman, SC 29943 (104.910 miles)

In addition to providing habitat for the gopher tortoise, the preserve also protects more than a half mile of frontage on the Savannah River.

Official Website: Tillman Sand Ridge Heritage Preserve

Richard B. Russell State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Elberton, GA 30635 (104.984 miles)

State Park in NE GA near Lake Hartwell

Official Website: Richard B. Russell State Park

Bobby Brown State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Elberton, GA 30635 (104.984 miles)

This pretty park offers water enthusiasts an oasis on 70,000 acre Clarks Hill Lake

Official Website: Bobby Brown State Park

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

Travelers Rest, SC 29690 (105.889 miles)

Preserve offers a 1.25-mile hiking trail that traverses a diversity of habitats. The habitats range from grassy fields to brushy fields to upland pine-hardwoods to bottomland hardwoods. Visitors can see grasshopper sparrows, blue grosbeaks, indigo buntings, bluebirds, cardinals and quail

Official Website: Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve Hiking

Travelers Rest, SC 29690 (105.889 miles)

Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve comprises 120 acres and contains Poinsett Bridge, a 183-year-old arched stone bridge named for Joel R. Poinsett. It is believed to be the oldest surviving bridge in South Carolina.

Official Website: Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve

Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Awendaw, SC 29429 (106.370 miles)

Cape Romain NWR extends 22 miles along South Carolina's Atlantic coast and encompasses 66,267 acres of barrier islands, salt marshes, intricate coastal waterways, long sandy beaches, fresh and brackish water impoundments, and maritime forest

Official Website: Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

Capers Island Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Camping

Awendaw, SC 29429 (106.370 miles)

The island contains diverse habitats supporting abundant wildlife. One may observe alligators, white-tailed deer, raccoons, loggerhead sea turtles. The McCaskill Trail, which starts at the dock on the south end of the island, provides great access for serious birders and casual hikers alike.

Official Website: Capers Island Heritage Preserve

Edisto Beach State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Edisto Island, SC 29438 (107.180 miles)

An oceanfront campground on a palmetto-lined beach famed for its shelling is just one highlight of Edisto Beach State Park.

Official Website: Edisto Beach State Park

Altamaha Towne Heritage Preserve Hiking

Beaufort, SC 29412 (108.190 miles)

The preserve's greatest attribute is its ability to provide archaeological data that has direct bearing on interpretation of the effects of European contact on Native Americans.

Official Website: Altamaha Towne Heritage Preserve

Daws Island Herigate Preserve Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Beaufort, SC 29412 (108.190 miles)

Daws Island is a featured attraction and primitive camp site for the Port Royal Sound Kayak Trail, which includes a number of natural and cultural heritage preserves and other interesting sites. Daws Island Heritage Preserve can only be reached by boat.

Official Website: Daws Island Herigate Preserve

Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Horseback

Nichols, SC 29581 (108.986 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

Hamilton Plantation State Historic Site Hiking Fishing

McClellanville, SC 29458 (109.143 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 (109.143 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

Hamburg State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Mitchell, GA 30820 (109.645 miles)

Hamburg Park offers a wonder mix of history and recreation along with a working water grist mill.

Official Website: Hamburg State Park

South Bluff Heritage Preserve Hiking

Lady's Island, SC 29907 (110.216 miles)

The South Bluff Shell Rings are the most recently discovered shell ring sites in South Carolina and are one of only 15 known site complexes of this type in the state.

Official Website: South Bluff Heritage Preserve

Hart State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Hartwell, GA 30643 (110.859 miles)

State Park in NE GA near Lake Hartwell

Official Website: Hart State Park

Jones Gap State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Marietta, SC 29661 (111.530 miles)

Wild trout, including the rare, native brookie. Several thousand different plant and animal species. The unforgettable peace and repose of a deep mountain cove. It’s all at Jones Gap State Park.

Official Website: Jones Gap State Park

Keowee WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Central, SC 29630 (113.143 miles)

Small game hunting is allowed primarily from late December until March. Archery season for deer is October 1-- December 22. The limit is 4 deer, but not more than two bucks. No gun hunting for deer is allowed on Keowee WMA

Official Website: Keowee WMA

George L. Smith Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Twin City, GA 30471 (113.384 miles)

With natural beauty, lakeside camping, and cozy cottages scheduled park is the perfect South GA retreat.

Official Website: George L. Smith

Causey Tract, Gravely WMA, Clemson University Hiking Fishing Hunting

Pickens, SC 29671 (114.537 miles)

The Causey Tract Dove Field is a 25-acre field located north of Pickens, near the junction of, SCenic Highway 11 and Sec. Rd 114. It is owned by Clemson University.

Official Website: Causey Tract, Gravely WMA, Clemson University

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve Hiking

Pickens, SC 29671 (114.537 miles)

One of only a few Piedmont Monadnocks in South Carolina, this unusual land form provides a spectacular view and harbors several rare plant species.

Official Website: Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Table Rock State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Pickens, SC 29671 (114.537 miles)

Table Rock State Park features two lakes, a campground, mountain cabins, meeting facilities and its historic, renovated lodge.

Official Website: Table Rock State Park

Uwharrie National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Troy, NC 27371 (115.785 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

Hunting Island State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hunting Island, SC 29920 (115.915 miles)

Five miles of beach, thousands of acres of marsh, tidal creeks and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet. Amenities include a fishing pier and some of the state’s most desirable campsites and cabins.

Official Website: Hunting Island State Park

Ashmore Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Cleveland, SC 29635 (116.946 miles)

A new hiking trail, called the Mountain Bridge Passage trail, now links hiking access from, SC Hwy 11 to the mountain trails within Caesars Head State Park.

Official Website: Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Caesars Head State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Cleveland, SC 29635 (116.946 miles)

Caesars Head State Park has long been a must-see in the South Carolina Upstate. A granitic gneiss outcropping atop the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment, it offers breathtaking views year-round, especially when fall sets the hardwoods ablaze.

Official Website: Caesars Head State Park

Eva Russell Chandler Heritage Preserve Hiking

Cleveland, SC 29635 (116.946 miles)

The half-mile trail forms a loop, passing through a Virginia pine-hardwood community into a hardwood site and past a large granite outcrop. A stream flows from a flat floodplain and tumbles down the granite outcrop.

Official Website: Eva Russell Chandler Heritage Preserve

Watson -Cooper Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping

Cleveland, SC 29635 (116.946 miles)

The 1707.6-acre Watson-Cooper Heritage preserve is part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness and Recreation Area

Official Website: Watson -Cooper Heritage Preserve

Lake Norman State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Troutman, NC 28166 (117.803 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

Turtle Island WMA Hunting

Hardeeville, SC 29927 (118.656 miles)

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

Official Website: Turtle Island WMA

Lumber River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Orrum, NC 28369 (118.698 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

Huntington Beach State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 (119.600 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

Watson Mill Bridge State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Comer, GA 30629 (119.813 miles)

GA State Park in Upper Peidmont East of Athens GA

Official Website: Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping

Sunset, SC 29685 (120.227 miles)

This steep mountain gorge features some old growth hemlock, a rainbow trout stream, dramatic rock cliffs and rare ferns that are maintained by the creek's moist spray.

Official Website: Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve

Jocassee Gorges Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Sunset, SC 29685 (120.227 miles)

Bird watching, hiking, fishing and hunting are traditional uses on Jocassee. Birds range from uncommon Swainson's warblers in the dense hemlock/rhododendron thickets to the broad-winged hawks that patrol the open woodlands.

Official Website: Jocassee Gorges

Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Sunset, SC 29685 (120.227 miles)

With its stunning view of the Blue Ridge and woods full of rhododendrons, mountain laurel and wildflowers, Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area is truly one of South Carolina’s pretty places

Official Website: Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area

Laurel Fork Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Sunset, SC 29685 (120.227 miles)

Laurel Fork Heritage Preserve is bisected by the Foothills Trail, where backpacking and primitive camping are allowed. A small waterfall, Virginia Hawkins Falls, lies just off the Foothills Trail near the western boundary of the preserve.

Official Website: Laurel Fork Heritage Preserve

Wadakoe Mountain Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting

Sunset, SC 29685 (120.227 miles)

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

Official Website: Wadakoe Mountain Heritage Preserve

Myrtle Beach State Park Fishing Camping Horseback

Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 (120.408 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

Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area Fishing Camping Boating

Fair Play, SC 29643 (120.426 miles)

In addition to lake access, there is a park store, hiking, camping and unique, affordable one-room camper cabins. They feature bunk beds, a porch and electricity but no running water or bathrooms. The campground facilities are nearby.

Official Website: Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area

Victoria Bryant State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Royston, GA 30662 (120.829 miles)

State Park in upper peidmont GA

Official Website: Victoria Bryant State Park

Chimney Rock State Park Hiking

Chimney Rock, NC 28720 (120.906 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

Tugaloo State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lavonia, GA 30553 (122.263 miles)

State Park in NE GA near Lake Hartwell

Official Website: Tugaloo State Park

Dupont State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Cedar Mountain, NC 28718 (122.513 miles)

DuPont State Forest contains 10,400 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Elevations range from 2,240 feet at Cascade Lake to 3,620 feet at the peak of Stone Mountain. Little River runs through the forest, with four major waterfalls along its course. The forest also contains five lakes. The largest is 99-acre Lake Julia. The forest has over 80 miles of roads and trails that are shared by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.

Official Website: Dupont State Forest

Devils Fork State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Salem, SC 29676 (122.788 miles)

Spot a loon or a rambling black bear. Fish for trout in a deep, clear mountain lake. Hike through the glorious spring bloom of rhododendrons.

Official Website: Devils Fork State Park

Homes Educational State Forest Hiking Camping

Hendersonville, NC 28739 (123.169 miles)

Homes is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains with rugged terrain, numerous rock outcroppings, and scenic vistas. It also offers a rich mixture of mountain hardwoods, rhododendron, flame azaleas, and a variety of wildflowers. These features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails which are accented by exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of the managed forest.

Official Website: Homes Educational State Forest

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve Hiking

Southern Pines, NC 28387 (123.783 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

Lake James State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Nebo, NC 28761 (125.567 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 (125.567 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

Tuttle Educational State Forest Hiking

Lenoir, NC 28655 (126.651 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

Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting

Walhalla, SC 29691 (127.328 miles)

It's a mountain-top experience where the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains meet. Peak elevation rises to 1,769 feet at Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve near Walhalla.

Official Website: Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve

Oconee Station State Historic Site Hiking Fishing Biking

Walhalla, SC 29691 (127.328 miles)

Beyond the park’s historic significance, there’s a fishing pond and 1.5-mile nature trail, the latter connecting to a half-mile trail that leads into Sumter National Forest and ends at Station Cove Falls, a 60-foot waterfall that’s considered one of the prettiest in the state.

Official Website: Oconee Station State Historic Site

Pinckney National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Hilton Head, SC 29925 (127.707 miles)

The 4,053 acre refuge includes Pinckney Island, Corn Island, Big and Little Harry Islands, Buzzard Island and numerous small hammocks. Pinckney is the largest of the islands and the only one open to public use.

Official Website: Pinckney National Wildlife Refuge

Pisgah National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Brevard, NC 28712 (127.714 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

South Mountains State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Connely Springs, NC 28612 (130.131 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

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting Horseback

Horry, SC 29568 (131.114 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

Gorges State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Sapphire, NC 28774 (134.524 miles)

Plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and one of the greatest concentrations of rare and unique species in the eastern United States are found within Gorges State Park. An elevation that rises 2,000 feet in only four miles, combined with rainfall in excess of 80 inches per year, creates a temperate rain forest and supports a collection of waterfalls.

Official Website: Gorges State Park

Savannah Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Savannah, GA 31405 (135.219 miles)

Located on both the GA and SC side of the Savannah River with an abundance of wildlife, plants, tress, and fresh water marshes

Official Website: Savannah Wildlife Refuge

Wassaw Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Savannah, GA 31405 (135.219 miles)

located on Wassaw Island of of GA barrier islands

Official Website: Wassaw Wildlife Refuge

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Hardeeville, SC 31405 (135.219 miles)

Savannah NWR, which lies on both the South Carolina and Georgia sides of the Savannah River just upriver from the city of Savannah, Georgia, was established April 6, 1927. The refuge 28,168 acres include bottomland hardwoods and tidal freshwater marsh

Official Website: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Westminster, SC 29658 (136.178 miles)

The preserve provides habitat for several rare plant species, such as Piedmont strawberry, and an unusual plant community, the Pitch Pine Heath. Black bear, found throughout the South Carolina mountains, are also found on this preserve.

Official Website: Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Asheville, NC 28803 (136.473 miles)

217 miles of Parkway in VA. 252 miles in NC. Drive a while, stop a while. Links two national parks.

Official Website: Blue Ridge Parkway

Oconee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Mountain Rest, SC 29664 (138.614 miles)

The historic park rests deep in the Blue Ridge foothills, with several picturesque but non-demanding hiking trails and well-kept cabins and campgrounds. The park’s fishing lakes offer bass and bream and the woods are full of wildlife, fur and feather alike

Official Website: Oconee State Park

Stumphouse Mountain Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting

Mountain Rest, SC 29664 (138.614 miles)

Stumphouse Mountain Heritage Preserve is the product of a large grassroots effort to secure Issaqueena Falls, historic railroad tunnels, and a forested mountainside for the public.

Official Website: Stumphouse Mountain Heritage Preserve

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

Mountain Rest, SC 29664 (138.614 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-Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Oconee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Eatonton, GA 31024 (140.873 miles)

Camping, hiking, wildlife veiwing, and more. Georgia's National Forest offers almost everything the outdoors person would want

Official Website: Oconee National Forest

Skidaway Island Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Savannah, GA 31411 (142.077 miles)

Located near Savannah GA this island park has both fresh and salt water marshes that flow through the area with plenty of wildlife and observation towers across the landscape

Official Website: Skidaway Island

Baldwin Forest Hiking Fishing

Milledgeville, GA 31061 (142.163 miles)

Baldwin Forest is owned by the State of GA and managed by the Georgia Foresty Commission for timber, wildlife, recreation, soil and water conservation

Official Website: Baldwin Forest

Tallulah Gorge State Park Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking

Tallulah Falls, GA 30573 (143.148 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Tallulah Gorge State Park

Lake Waccamaw State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 (146.173 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

Gordonia-Alatamaha State park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Reidsville, GA 30453 (146.614 miles)

This South GA park provides fishing, picnicing, an an 18 hole golf course

Official Website: Gordonia-Alatamaha State park

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest Hiking

Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (146.886 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 (146.886 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

Mount Mitchell State Park Hiking Camping

Burnsville, NC 28714 (147.790 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 (147.790 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

Moccasin Creek State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Clarksville, GA 30523 (148.257 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Moccasin Creek State Park

Black Rock Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Mountian City, GA 30562 (148.268 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Black Rock Mountian State Park

Grandfather Mountain State Park Hiking

Linville, NC 28646 (150.776 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

Fort Yargo State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winder, GA 30680 (154.183 miles)

GA State Park in Upper Peidmont between Lawrenceville & Athens GA

Official Website: Fort Yargo State Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Cataloochee, NC 28785 (156.400 miles)

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.

Official Website: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Franklin, NC 28734 (157.349 miles)

Welcome to the Nantahala National Forest. This forest lies in the mountains and valleys of southwestern North Carolina. Elevations in the Nantahala National Forest range from 5,800 feet at Lone Bald in Jackson County to 1,200 feet in Cherokee County along Hiwassee River below Appalachian Lake Dam.

Official Website: Nantahala National Forest

Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest Hiking

Purlear, NC 28651 (157.660 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

Singletary Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Kelly, NC 28448 (158.746 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

Raven Rock State park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Lillington, NC 27546 (158.853 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

Pilot Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Horseback Boating

Pinnacle, NC 27043 (159.518 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

Brender-Hitchiti Hiking

Gray, GA 31032 (160.227 miles)

The US Forest Service, Georgia Forestry Commission and Southern Forest Research Council established this educational forest so people could learn about the many options in managing their forest

Official Website: Brender-Hitchiti

Chattahoochee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Gainesville, GA 30501 (160.658 miles)

Camping, hiking, wildlife veiwing, and more. Georgia's National Forest offers almost everything the outdoors person would want

Official Website: Chattahoochee National Forest

Unicoi State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Helen, GA 30545 (161.184 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Unicoi State Park

Smithgall Woods Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Helen, GA 30545 (161.184 miles)

Conservation Area in NE GA

Official Website: Smithgall Woods

Roan Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping

Roan Mountain, TN 37687 (161.752 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

Elk Knob State Park Hiking

Todd, NC 28684 (162.788 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

Peidmont Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Round Oak, GA 31038 (164.275 miles)

this refuge is located in Central GA and has a varity of both upland pines and hardwoods providing good habitat for native animals

Official Website: Peidmont Wildlife Refuge

Stone Mountain State park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Roaring Gap, NC 28668 (166.272 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

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Hiking

Jefferson, NC 28640 (167.949 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

New River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Laurel Springs, NC 28644 (169.739 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

Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Round Oak, GA 31202 (170.143 miles)

Located in Middle GA Bond Swamp is 6 miles South of Macon off I-16

Official Website: Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Apex, NC 27523 (172.399 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

Indian Springs State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Flovilla, GA 30216 (172.798 miles)

Located off I-75 in Middle GA is thought to be the oldest State Park in the Nation

Official Website: Indian Springs State Park

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest Hiking

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (175.121 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

Sycamore Shoals SP Hiking

Elizabethton, TN 37643 (175.423 miles)

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is open from daylight to dark each day. The Visitors Center, which houses an interpretive facility with information, historic displays, and a theater, is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Picnicking is available at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park with tables and grills provided. A two-mile fitness trail constructed There is a two mile walking/fitness trail that follows the Watauga River. The trail also accesses Sycamore Shoals Hospital which is adjacent to the park.

Official Website: Sycamore Shoals SP

High Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Jackson, GA 30233 (175.552 miles)

Located off I-75 in Middle GA

Official Website: High Falls State Park

Hanging Rock State park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Danbury, NC 27016 (176.155 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

Amicalola Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (177.173 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Amicalola Falls State Park

Dawson State Forest Hiking Hunting Biking Horseback

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (177.173 miles)

The Dawson Forest is owned by the city of Atlanta and managed by the Georgia Forestry Commission

Official Website: Dawson State Forest

Hightower Educational Forest Hiking Biking

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (177.173 miles)

located in the Dawson State Forest in Dawsonville GA

Official Website: Hightower Educational Forest

Paulding Forest

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (177.173 miles)

The Dawson Forest is owned by the city of Atlanta and managed by the Georgia Forestry Commission

Official Website: Paulding Forest

Sapelo Island Hiking Fishing

Darien, GA 31327 (177.193 miles)

Vistors to Sapelo Island can see virtullay every facet of a barrier islands community

Official Website: Sapelo Island

Hawks

Hillsville, VA 24351 (178.893 miles)

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

Official Website: Hawks

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing

Kure Beach, NC 28449 (178.909 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

Carolina Beach State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (179.342 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

Little Ocmulgee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McRae, GA 31005 (179.480 miles)

Located off Hwy 441 this Park provides a wide varity of amenties including an 18 hole golf course

Official Website: Little Ocmulgee State Park

Martha Sundquist State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

LaFollette, TN 37744 (180.299 miles)

This tract of land was purchased in 2001 from International Paper Company (formerly Champion International Corporation), who owned the property since about 1930. Prior to that it belonged to the Lambs Gulf Company and is how the property became known as the “Gulf”. It is the only forest that occurs in the Blue Ridge province. It is located in eastern Tennessee, in Cocke County near the North Carolina-Tennessee border. It is 30-40 miles east of Knoxville.

Official Website: Martha Sundquist State Forest

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Hiking Camping Horseback

Greeneville, TN 37743 (180.469 miles)

This 2,158-mile footpath runs from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, traversing 14 states. The 293-mile segment in Tennessee traverses the Cherokee National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ascending to the high country of the North Carolina-Tennessee state line. Horseback riding is not permissible in all areas, consult an AT map for specific information. Contact the USFS Office in Greenville, TN at (423) 638-4109 for more information.

Official Website: Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Vogel State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Blairsville, GA 30512 (180.873 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Vogel State Park

Grayson Highlands Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363 (181.707 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

Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Savannah, GA 31331 (182.281 miles)

Located in McIntosh Co GA along GA coast

Official Website: Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge

Blackbeard Island Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing

Savannah, GA 31331 (182.281 miles)

Located in McIntosh Co GA along GA coast and accessiable by boat. The US Fish and Wildlife Service can be contacted about tours to this island

Official Website: Blackbeard Island Wildlife Refuge

Wolf Island Wildlife Refuge Fishing

Savannah, GA 31331 (182.281 miles)

Visitors must make there own arrangements to visit this refuge. The marina at Darien GA may offer such transportation

Official Website: Wolf Island Wildlife Refuge

Eno River State park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Durham, NC 27705 (182.709 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 (182.709 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

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

Raleigh, NC 27617 (182.932 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

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (184.019 miles)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a myriad of activities for you to enjoy. The hardest part may be choosing which auto tour, trail, waterfall, overlook, or historic area to explore! Your choices include: an auto tour, a bicycle ride through Cades Cove, a backpacking adventure or opt for a tamer excursion in one of the park's developed campgrounds, fishing- anglers can match their skills against wily brook, brown, and rainbow trout on over 700 miles of fishable streams in the park, hiking on over 800 miles of trails, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. Call (865) 436-1200 for more information.

Official Website: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Matthews Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Galax, VA 24333 (184.065 miles)

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

Official Website: Matthews

Panola Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Biking

Stockbridge, GA 30281 (185.266 miles)

GA State Park just South of Atlanta

Official Website: Panola Mountian State Park

Clemmons Educational State Forest Hiking

Clayton, NC 27520 (185.352 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

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Robbinsville, NC 28771 (186.408 miles)

Welcome to the Nantahala National Forest. This forest lies in the mountains and valleys of southwestern North Carolina. Elevations in the Nantahala National Forest range from 5,800 feet at Lone Bald in Jackson County to 1,200 feet in Cherokee County along Hiwassee River below Appalachian Lake Dam.

Official Website: Nantahala National Forest

Fairy Stone Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Stuart, VA 24171 (187.268 miles)

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

Official Website: Fairy Stone

Warrior's Path SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Kingsport, TN 37663 (188.850 miles)

The park is located in Shelby County within the southern limits of the city of Memphis. The park encompasses a total of 1,138 acres with a diversity of wildlife. With its abundance of local flora and fauna from the Mississippi flood plains to its high and overshadowing bluff ridges makes this area an ideal place for the birdwatcher or outdoor extremist.

Official Website: Warrior's Path SP

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Murphy, NC 28906 (190.952 miles)

Welcome to the Nantahala National Forest. This forest lies in the mountains and valleys of southwestern North Carolina. Elevations in the Nantahala National Forest range from 5,800 feet at Lone Bald in Jackson County to 1,200 feet in Cherokee County along Hiwassee River below Appalachian Lake Dam.

Official Website: Nantahala National Forest

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Seven Springs, NC 28578 (195.834 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

Fall lake State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Wake Forest, NC 27587 (196.780 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

Hungry Mother Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Marion, VA 24354 (197.870 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

General Coffee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Nicholls, GA 31554 (199.897 miles)

One of South GA best kept secerts this park is known for interpretation of agricutrual history. Kids enjoy feeding the farm animals including goats,sheep,chickens, donkeys and many more

Official Website: General Coffee State Park