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Sweet Water Creek State Park Hiking Fishing

Lithia Springs, GA 30122 (18.162 miles)

GA State Park just West of Atlanta off I-20

Official Website: Sweet Water Creek State Park

Panola Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Biking

Stockbridge, GA 30281 (28.124 miles)

GA State Park just South of Atlanta

Official Website: Panola Mountian State Park

Red Top Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Cartersville, GA 30121 (30.745 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Red Top Mountian State Park

Amicalola Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (35.542 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 (35.542 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 (35.542 miles)

located in the Dawson State Forest in Dawsonville GA

Official Website: Hightower Educational Forest

Paulding Forest

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (35.542 miles)

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

Official Website: Paulding Forest

Fort Yargo State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winder, GA 30680 (38.265 miles)

GA State Park in Upper Peidmont between Lawrenceville & Athens GA

Official Website: Fort Yargo State Park

Chattahoochee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Gainesville, GA 30501 (40.536 miles)

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

Official Website: Chattahoochee National Forest

John Tanner State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Carrollton, GA 30117 (48.394 miles)

GA State Park in West GA

Official Website: John Tanner State Park

High Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Jackson, GA 30233 (50.433 miles)

Located off I-75 in Middle GA

Official Website: High Falls State Park

Indian Springs State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Flovilla, GA 30216 (55.398 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

Fort Mountian State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Chatsworth, GA 30705 (61.085 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Fort Mountian State Park

Unicoi State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Helen, GA 30545 (65.120 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Unicoi State Park

Smithgall Woods Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Helen, GA 30545 (65.120 miles)

Conservation Area in NE GA

Official Website: Smithgall Woods

Peidmont Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Round Oak, GA 31038 (65.352 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

James H Floyd State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Summerville, GA 30747 (66.770 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: James H Floyd State Park

Moccasin Creek State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Clarksville, GA 30523 (68.205 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Moccasin Creek State Park

Vogel State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Blairsville, GA 30512 (68.451 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Vogel State Park

Sperwell Bluff State Park Hiking Fishing Hunting

Thomaston, GA 30286 (71.143 miles)

located in West Central GA along the Flint River

Official Website: Sperwell Bluff State Park

Talladega National Forest - Shoal Creek District Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Heflin, AL 36264 (71.582 miles)

The Talladega National Forest is divided into three Ranger Districts:  Oakmulgee District lies in the central part of the state, south of Tuscaloosa County in Hale, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Perry, Chilton and Dallas Counties.  The Shoal Creek and Talladega Districts are located in the northeastern part of the state in Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Talladega and Clay Counties.  The Talladega and Shoal Creek Divisions of Talladega National Forest topography is comprised of upland hills and low mountains with predominantly moderately steep slopes.  Oakmulgee Division of Talladega National Forest consists of level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.

Official Website: Talladega National Forest - Shoal Creek District

Watson Mill Bridge State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Comer, GA 30629 (72.966 miles)

GA State Park in Upper Peidmont East of Athens GA

Official Website: Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Oconee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Eatonton, GA 31024 (73.135 miles)

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

Official Website: Oconee National Forest

Victoria Bryant State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Royston, GA 30662 (76.682 miles)

State Park in upper peidmont GA

Official Website: Victoria Bryant State Park

F.D. Roosevelt State Park Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Mountian, GA 31822 (77.958 miles)

Located near Callaway Gardens and Warm Springs GA

Official Website: F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Tallulah Gorge State Park Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking

Tallulah Falls, GA 30573 (79.260 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Tallulah Gorge State Park

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Murphy, NC 28906 (79.714 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

Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area

Jacksonville, AL 36265 (80.173 miles)

Choccolocco, located in Calhoun County, NE Alabama, doubles as a State Forest and Wildlife Management Area. Forest related activities are managed by the Alabama Forestry Commission while the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources provides wildlife management expertise. All activities seek to complement multiple forest values, including aesthetics and recreation. A severe snowstorm in late winter 1993 damaged a multi-purpose unit totaling approximately 118 acres. The planting of 58,000 longleaf pine in the spring of 1995 completed the restoration efforts that began the preceding year.

Official Website: Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area

Brender-Hitchiti Hiking

Gray, GA 31032 (80.508 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

Tugaloo State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lavonia, GA 30553 (81.049 miles)

State Park in NE GA near Lake Hartwell

Official Website: Tugaloo State Park

Cheaha State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Delta, AL 36258 (81.621 miles)

Located in Clay and Cleburne Counties, Cheaha State Park is the pinnacle of natural beauty and awe in Alabama. Surrounded by the Talladega National Forest, this foothill of the Appalachian Mountains holds the reputation of the highest point in Alabama. Standing 2,407 ft. above sea level, it is no wonder why the local Creek Indians named this place “Chaha,” meaning high place. After the state of Alabama acquired lands in 1933, which today comprise 11 of the 22 State Parks, a cooperative effort with the State of Alabama and the National Park System, paved the way for the Civilian Conservation Corp's (CCC) development and construction of Cheaha State Park. Its continuous operation since 1933, makes Cheaha, Alabama's oldest continuously operating State Park.

Official Website: Cheaha State Park

Desoto State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Fort Payne, AL 35967 (83.556 miles)

In the rustic tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Desoto State Park is accented by rushing waterfalls and fragrant wildflowers. The atmosphere of the CCC further enhances the restaurant, lodge and cabin facilities. Nestled atop beautiful scenic Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama, this 3,502-acre park provides Mountain Chalets, Log  & Rustic Cabins, Motel Rooms, Meeting Rooms, and also has both Improved & Primitive campgrounds. Also features a picnic area with playground, Olympic-size swimming pool, nature center with interpretive programs and live animals, tennis courts, & 15 miles of hiking & mountain biking trails. DeSoto State Park is located eight miles northeast of Fort Payne, Alabama.

Official Website: Desoto State Park

Little River Canyon NP Hiking Biking Horseback Boating

2141 Gault Avenue North Fort Payne, AL 35967 (83.556 miles)

Official Website: Little River Canyon NP

Cloudland Canyon State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Rising Fawn, GA 30738 (84.120 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Cloudland Canyon State Park

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing

Fort McClellan, AL 36205 (85.092 miles)

Just north of the confluence of the Little Cahaba and Cahaba Rivers to just north of the Piper Bridge in Bibb County about five miles east of West Blocton, AL. Refuge Objectives

Official Website: Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge Hunting

Fort McClellan, AL 36205 (85.092 miles)

Situated within the Southern Appalachian Mountain Range between Atlanta, Georgia (90 miles) and Birmingham, Alabama (60 miles). The refuge is situated along the rugged landscape of Choccolocco Mountain, one of the highest mountain ridges in Alabama. High elevation vistas (2063 feet ASL) provide an array of beautiful fall colors and breathtaking views of the surrounding region. Hardwood forests along mountain ridges contain species typical of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the north, while slopes and lower elevations are covered by longleaf pine and hardwoods commonly associated with the Coastal Plain.

Official Website: Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge

Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge Hiking

Anniston, AL 36205 (85.092 miles)

the Refuge only consists of 24 acres of bushy vegetation, a 1/4-acre pond known as Thomas Spring lies within the boundary. This spring is vital habitat for the endangered watercress darter. In 1983, a second pond was constructed on the Refuge to provide additional potential habitat. Currently there are four sites in the Birmingham area where the darter is known to occur or has been introduced. Two of these are part of the Refuge. Various under water plant species provide ideal habitat for watercress darters to live and spawn in.

Official Website: Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area Fishing Camping Boating

Fair Play, SC 29643 (86.963 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

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Westminster, SC 29658 (87.208 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

Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Round Oak, GA 31202 (87.585 miles)

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

Official Website: Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge

Baldwin Forest Hiking Fishing

Milledgeville, GA 31061 (88.103 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

Oconee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Mountain Rest, SC 29664 (88.168 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 (88.168 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 (88.168 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

Richard B. Russell State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Elberton, GA 30635 (88.205 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 (88.205 miles)

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

Official Website: Bobby Brown State Park

Black Rock Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Mountian City, GA 30562 (88.736 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Black Rock Mountian State Park

Hart State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Hartwell, GA 30643 (88.756 miles)

State Park in NE GA near Lake Hartwell

Official Website: Hart State Park

Red Clay SP Hiking

Cleveland, TN 37311 (88.904 miles)

Red Clay State Historic Park is located in the extreme southwest corner of Bradley County in Tennessee. The park encompasses 263-acres of narrow valleys formerly used as cotton and pasture land. There are also forested ridges that average 200 feet or more above the valley floor. The site contains a natural landmark, the Blue Hole Spring, which arises from beneath a limestone ledge to form a deep pool that flows into Mill Creek, a tributary of the Conasauga and Coosa River system. The spring was used by the Cherokee for their water supply during council meetings.

Official Website: Red Clay SP

Cherokee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Cleveland, TN 37312 (91.555 miles)

The Cherokee National Forest is located in Eastern Tennessee and stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol along the North Carolina border. The 640,000-acre forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee. It lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachian mountain range, one of the world's most diverse areas.

Official Website: Cherokee National Forest

Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Delano, TN 37325 (92.018 miles)

iwassee Scenic River Park is located on Spring Creek road at U.S. Hwy. 411, the Ocoee river on U.S. Hwy. 64. The Hiwassee was the first river managed in the State Scenic River program. A 23-river mile section, from the N.C. state line to U.S. 411 North of Benton, has been declared a Class III partially developed river. This stretch of river offers canoeing, rafting, fishing, hiking and nature photography.

Official Website: Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Hiking Biking

Franklin, TN 37401 (92.644 miles)

Chickamauga Battlefield features a seven-mile self-guiding auto tour, monuments, historical tablets, hiking trails and horse trails. The visitor center contains exhibits and a 26 minute multi-media program, the Battle of Chickamauga, that provides unique orientation to this Civil War battle. Lookout Mountain Battlefield contains monuments, historical tablets, hiking trails, scenic vistas, and the historic Cravens House. The Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center also houses the "Battle Above the Clouds" painting by James Walker. For more information call (706) 866-9241.

Official Website: Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

Harrison Bay SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Harrison, TN 37341 (94.690 miles)

The 1,200-acre Harrison Bay State Park, with approximately 40 miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline, was originally developed as a Tennessee Valley Authority recreation demonstration area in the 1930's. There are three hiking trails at the park. There is a 4.5 mile trail, a .5 mile trail and 1 mile trail. Trails are open year-round. Harrison Bay offers a 4.5 bike mile loop trail that was built with assistance from the Southeast Off-road Bicycle Association. The trail features nice uphill climbs with some fast downhill opportunities as well. The trail is fun and rated for all abilities.

Official Website: Harrison Bay SP

Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting

Walhalla, SC 29691 (94.994 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 (94.994 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

Prentice Cooper State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Chattanooga, TN 37343 (97.080 miles)

Prentice Cooper State Forest is located in southeastern Tennessee, in Marion County. The forest is approximately 10 miles west of Chattanooga and is heavily utilized by the public. It is situated on the scenic Tennessee River Gorge. The property for Prentice Cooper was acquired by simple purchase between 1938 and 1944. The site was proclaimed a State Forest in 1945. Sixty-nine percent of the forest are in multiple-use regulated forests and the remainder is in conservation areas.

Official Website: Prentice Cooper State Forest

Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Anderson, SC 29626 (99.763 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

Buck's Pocket State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Oak Grove, AL 35975 (100.883 miles)

This 2,000-acre park in northeast Alabama is secluded in a natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountains chain. The park's picnic area offers a canyon rim natural vista into the pocket below. The pocket itself, on an upstream tributary of Lake Guntersville, hosts an improved campground, complete with tables, grills, shelters, laundry, comfort station, playground and hiking trails. The Park is located two miles north of Grove Oak in northeast Alabama.

Official Website: Buck's Pocket State Park

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Robbinsville, NC 28771 (101.839 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

Fant's Grove WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Anderson, SC 29625 (103.263 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

Russell Cave NM Hiking

3729 County Road 98 Bridgeport, AL 35740 (103.271 miles)

Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians.

Official Website: Russell Cave NM

Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Calhoun Falls, SC 29628 (103.407 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

Devils Fork State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Salem, SC 29676 (103.932 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

Talladega National Forest - Talladega District Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Talladega, AL 35160 (104.377 miles)

The Talladega National Forest is divided into three Ranger Districts:  Oakmulgee District lies in the central part of the state, south of Tuscaloosa County in Hale, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Perry, Chilton and Dallas Counties.  The Shoal Creek and Talladega Districts are located in the northeastern part of the state in Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Talladega and Clay Counties.  The Talladega and Shoal Creek Divisions of Talladega National Forest topography is comprised of upland hills and low mountains with predominantly moderately steep slopes.  Oakmulgee Division of Talladega National Forest consists of level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.

Official Website: Talladega National Forest - Talladega District

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Franklin, NC 28734 (104.616 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

Little Ocmulgee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McRae, GA 31005 (104.979 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

Keowee WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Central, SC 29630 (106.462 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

Fort Loudoun SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Vonore, TN 37885 (108.223 miles)

This 1,200-acre site is the location of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. Nearby were the principal towns of the Cherokee Nation including Tenase, namesake of our state, and Tuskegee, birthplace of the genius Sequoyah. There are connecting trails at the park. They may be hiked separately or together. Combined they cover approximately 5 miles. These trails are not difficult at a reasonable pace and they offer many opportunities for wildlife viewing. Hiking for the less adventuresome can be provided through the use of asphalt trails meandering through the picnic areas.

Official Website: Fort Loudoun SP

Elijah Clark State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Lincolnton, GA 30817 (108.902 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

Hamburg State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Mitchell, GA 30820 (111.510 miles)

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

Official Website: Hamburg State Park

Chewacla State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Auburn, AL 36830 (111.542 miles)

Chewacla State Park's 696 scenic acres are a delightful pause from nearby interstate traffic. Facilities include a 26-acre lake, swimming area, playgrounds, hiking trails, a modern campground, picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters, and newly renovated cabins. Nearby Auburn University makes Chewacla the perfect place to stay on football weekends.

Official Website: Chewacla State Park

Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping

Sunset, SC 29685 (112.295 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 (112.295 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 (112.295 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 (112.295 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 (112.295 miles)

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

Official Website: Wadakoe Mountain Heritage Preserve

Lake Guntersville State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Guntersville, AL 35976 (113.284 miles)

Lake Guntersville Resort State Park is located along the banks of the Tennessee River in NE Alabama. The park overlooks the majestic 69,000-acre Guntersville Reservoir, and ranges over more than 6,000 acres of natural woodlands. The park has an 18-hole championship golf course, a beach complex, fishing center, hiking trails, nature programs and a day-use area. Modern campground and lakeview cottages on the lake, coupled with a resort lodge on the pinnacle of Taylor Mountain, and chalets on the ridge-tops provide a selection of overnight accommodations beyond comparison.

Official Website: Lake Guntersville State Park

Gorges State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Sapphire, NC 28774 (113.897 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

North Carolina Game Lands Hunting

See Official Website, NC 28774 (113.897 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

Wind Creek State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Alexander City, AL 35010 (113.915 miles)

This park spans 1,445 acres along the shores of scenic Lake Martin that is a 41,000-acre clear-water reservoir perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Park facilities include the largest state-operated campground in the United States with 626 sites. 187 sites are waterfront allowing campers to fish, swim and boat right out their back door. Other facilities include a marina, camp store, fishing pier, hiking trails, playground and picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters. Seven camping cabins are now open to the public.

Official Website: Wind Creek State Park

Cathedral Caverns Camping

Woodville, AL 35776 (114.931 miles)

The first thing you notice about Cathedral Caverns is the massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high. And it gets even better. Inside the cavern, you will find Big Rock Canyon, Mystery River and some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created. Among them, you will see Stalagmite Mountain, The Frozen Waterfall and Goliath, a huge stalagmite column that reaches the ceiling of the cave some 45 feet above! Cathedral Caverns is the perfect field trip for your school, church or other group. You can visit anytime, as the cave maintains a comfortable 60-degree temperature year round.

Official Website: Cathedral Caverns

Causey Tract, Gravely WMA, Clemson University Hiking Fishing Hunting

Pickens, SC 29671 (115.363 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 (115.363 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 (115.363 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

Baker Creek State park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McCormick, SC 29835 (120.213 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 (120.213 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

South Cumberland SP Hiking Camping

Monteagle, TN 37356 (121.773 miles)

South Cumberland is one of the newer Tennessee State Parks. Almost all of our park lies atop the Cumberland Plateau and, unlike most state parks, ours is made up of ten different areas located in four different counties. The Visitor Center is located between Monteagle and Tracy City on Highway 41. From here the various components of our park are managed. Visitors can also obtain information and directions from the visitor center.

Official Website: South Cumberland SP

Mistletoe State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Appling, GA 30802 (122.127 miles)

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

Official Website: Mistletoe State Park

Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Plum Branch, SC 29845 (123.680 miles)

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

Official Website: Hamilton Branch State Recreation Area

Franklin State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Sewanee, TN 37375 (123.743 miles)

The land was acquired in 1936 from the Cross Creek Coal Company and was highly degraded. Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division assumed management of the area in 1940. The Forest is on the Cumberland Plateau and located in south-central Tennessee, in Marion and Franklin Counties. The forest is 35-40 miles west of Chattanooga. About 99% of the land is forested and about 96% of the land is in mature hardwood sawtimber and pole timber. Only about 3% of the Forest is pine.

Official Website: Franklin State Forest

Bledsoe State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Spencer, TN 37375 (123.743 miles)

Bledsoe State Forest is located on the Cumberland Plateau in east-central Tennessee, in Bledsoe, Cumberland, Van Buren, and White Counties. The land was originally purchased by the State Department of Institutions in 1907. In 1933, 6,656 acres were designated as state forest. The remaining lands, known as the Taft Youth Center, left under the jurisdiction of the Department of Institutions, now the Department of Corrections.

Official Website: Bledsoe State Forest

Fall Creek Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Pikeville, TN 37367 (124.792 miles)

A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. While Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States, other waterfalls in the park are Piney and Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades.

Official Website: Fall Creek Falls State Park

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Modoc, SC 29838 (125.495 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

Ashmore Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Cleveland, SC 29635 (125.785 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 (125.785 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 (125.785 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 (125.785 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

Florence Marina State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Omaha, GA 31821 (127.120 miles)

Located on the Northern end of Lake Walter F. George on the GA-AL line in SW GA

Official Website: Florence Marina State Park

Dupont State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Cedar Mountain, NC 28718 (127.779 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

Pisgah National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Brevard, NC 28712 (128.278 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

Tuskegee National Forest Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Tuskegee, AL 36083 (128.518 miles)

Tuskegee National Forest lies in the east central part of the state west of Auburn, in Macon County.  Tuskegee National Forest topography is level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.

Official Website: Tuskegee National Forest

James L Mason WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking

Clarks Hill, SC 29821 (130.224 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

Tims Ford SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winchester, TN 37398 (130.938 miles)

Located on the Tims Ford Reservoir in the rolling hills of southern middle Tennessee, is an outstanding recreational area and fishing paradise. Long before the construction of Tims Ford Dam on the headwaters of the Elk River, the area was used extensively by the Indians as a hunting and fishing territory. The 10,700-acre Tims Ford Lake is one of the most picturesque in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast.

Official Website: Tims Ford SP

Paris Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Greenville, SC 29609 (131.474 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

Jones Gap State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Marietta, SC 29661 (132.004 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

Providence Canyon State Park Hiking Camping

Lumpkin, GA 31815 (132.107 miles)

Known as Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon" located in SW GA

Official Website: Providence Canyon State Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (132.530 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

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

Travelers Rest, SC 29690 (133.510 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 (133.510 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

Monte Sano State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Huntsville, AL 35801 (135.845 miles)

Monte Sano, Spanish for “Mountain of Health,” rises more than 1,600 feet above sea level. With the developments of the CCC in the 1930s came 11 stone cabins, which are still used today, picnic area and pavilions, and a stone lodge, which was destroyed by fire in 1947. February 2004 marked the completion of the reconstruction of the Monte Sano Lodge. Today all of these features are still in use and include the addition of three new cabins, one new pavilion and a campground with 89 improved camping sites.

Official Website: Monte Sano State Park

Clinton Reservoir Tract Hiking Fishing Hunting

Gray Court, SC 29645 (136.009 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 (136.009 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

Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Ninety-Six, SC 29666 (136.527 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

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Cataloochee, NC 28785 (137.698 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

House Mountain SP Hiking

Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation, TN 37919 (139.369 miles)

House Mountain is a 500-acre natural area located in Knox County approximately eight miles from Knoxville. It is cooperatively managed under a lease agreement with the State by the Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation. The 2,100-foot crest of House Mountain provides significant vistas where visitors may scan the parallel ranges of the Unakas and Cumberlands some 30 miles away, or look northeast at the adjacent Clinch Mountain, and across the valley where the Trail of the Lonesome Pine may some day lead north into Virginia.

Official Website: House Mountain SP

Sprit Creek Educational Forest Hiking Biking

Hephzbah, GA 30815 (139.381 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

Rickwood Caverns Camping

Warrior, AL 35180 (140.832 miles)

Experience the thrill of Rickwood's miracle mile of underground caverns! The 260 million-year-old limestone formations, blind cave fish and underground pool are just a few of the natural wonders exhibited in the colorful cavern. The park features an Olympic-size swimming pool, snack bar, picnic area, large and small picnic shelter, hiking trails, playground, campground and gift shop. Rickwood Caverns is a recognized member of the National Caves Association, and offers more than a mile of living geology. The caverns themselves were water-formed during the Mississippian period over 260 million years ago. Rickwood Caverns still contains active "living formations," as mineral-laden water droplets build colorful structures and flowstones. Rickwood Cave reveals that it was carved from an ocean bed - shell fragments and fossils of marine life are clearly visible along the cavern ceiling and walls. Many curiosities are featured on guided tours of the "miracle mile" at Rickwood Caverns State Park.

Official Website: Rickwood Caverns

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

Edgefield, SC 29824 (141.359 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

Georgia Veterans State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Cordele, GA 31015 (141.967 miles)

Located in South Central GA this Park was established to honor U.S. Veterans and features a museum with items from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War

Official Website: Georgia Veterans State Park

Rock Island SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Rock Island, TN 38581 (143.352 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: Rock Island SP

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

North Augusta, SC 29841 (144.027 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

Cumberland Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Crossville, TN 38555 (144.071 miles)

Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 as a project of the Farm Security Administration to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau. The park offers several miles of moderate trails around the lake, creek and in the woods. Overnight camping is allowed on one of the trails. Trails are open year-round.

Official Website: Cumberland Mountain SP

Homes Educational State Forest Hiking Camping

Hendersonville, NC 28739 (144.247 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

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park Hiking Fishing Boating

732 Stone Fort Drive, TN 37355 (144.451 miles)

This State Archaeological Park is dedicated to the preservation, protection, study and interpretation to the public of this significant survival of ancient culture. The park offers educational and entertaining programs, which increase understanding of the Old Stone Fort, archaeology, and Native American cultures. The museum includes exhibits that orientate the visitor to the Old Stone Fort and its setting, the hilltop enclosure mound site’s broader significance and the culture of its builders.

Official Website: Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

Oak Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Pelham, AL 35124 (145.100 miles)

As Alabama's largest park, Oak Mountain provides 9,940 acres of pine-studded ridges and lush green hardwood bottoms. The park offers vacation cottages, golf, pro shop with snack bar, improved camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain bike trails, backpacking, a demonstration farm and horseback riding facilities. With the largest area and variety of outdoor recreational pursuits, Oak Mountain is sure to provide excitement for every member of the family!

Official Website: Oak Mountain State Park

Lone Mountain State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Knoxville, TN 37887 (146.578 miles)

Land for the Forest was acquired by the state through a tax delinquency sale by the Morgan County Chancery Court in 1929 and through a deed transfer by the Lone Mountain Land Company in 1938. The Forest was known as the Lone Mountain Section of Morgan State Forest until 1970 when Morgan State Forest became part of the Division of State Parks and Lone Mountain became a separate State Forest. It is located on the Cumberland Plateau in east-central Tennessee, in Morgan County, about four miles south of Wartburg, just west of U.S.

Official Website: Lone Mountain State Forest

Obed Wild and Scenic River Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wartburg, TN 37887 (146.578 miles)

Hiking the trails along the Obed Wild and Scenic River is one of the most enjoyable activities. Several different trails with different lengths and scenery are available. Canoeing, kayaking and rafting bring many people to the Obed. The river includes three different difficulty classifications (II-IV), making it one of the best whitewater rivers in the eastern United States. The Obed's sandstone rock faces provide a challenging opportunity for experienced climbers. Fishing opportunities are plentiful. For more information call (423) 346-6294.

Official Website: Obed Wild and Scenic River

Frozen Head SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Wartburg, TN 37887 (146.578 miles)

Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area is situated in the beautiful Cumberland Mountains of eastern Tennessee. The 13,122 acres of relatively undisturbed forest contain some of the richest wildflowers areas in Tennessee. The mountainous terrain varies from an elevation of 1,340 feet to over 3,000 feet on 16 different mountain peaks. Frozen Head, elevation of 3,324, is one of the highest peaks in Tennessee west of the Great Smoky Mountains. From its observation tower on a clear day, one can plainly see the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee Ridge and Valley, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Official Website: Frozen Head SP

Harpeth River SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Kingston Springs, TN 37887 (146.578 miles)

This unique linear park located along the Harpeth River in Middle Tennessee offers natural, cultural, and recreational day use areas rich in historic significance and natural beauty. Whether you enjoy the thrill of fly fishing or spin casting, the river hosts large and small mouth bass, bream, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish and other game fish. For your hiking pleasure, enjoy the solitude and tranquility of several miles of easy to difficult trails meandering through wildflower meadows, lush forests, and along majestic bluffs.

Official Website: Harpeth River SP

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site Hiking Boating

Clinton, SC 29325 (147.591 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

Lakepoint Resort State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Eufaula, AL 36027 (148.399 miles)

This picturesque 1,220 acre park is located on the banks of 45,000 acre Lake Eufaula, otherwise known as the “Bass Capital” of The World”. The park has a lodge, convention center, modern campground, vacation cabins and lakeside cottages, picnic areas, 18-hole golf course and a marina complete with launch facilities and boat slips.

Official Website: Lakepoint Resort State Park

Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

Eufaula, AL 36027 (148.399 miles)

The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964 through community support and in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is located on both banks of the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. Named after the city of Eufaula, the refuge offers a variety of wetland and upland habitats for diverse fauna. A prominent feature of the abundant wetlands is Lake Eufaula (Walter F. George Reservoir) and several feeder streams. The refuge's primary purpose is to provide habitat for wintering waterfowl, other migratory birds and resident species; to provide habitat and protection for endangered or threatened species; and to provide wildlife oriented recreational opportunities for the public. The "Blue Goose" symbolizes the national system of refuges established for the conservation and management of fish, wildlife and plants in the United States for the benefit of present and future generations. Eufaula Refuge is one of 550 refuges nationwide. Each one provides a unique piece of a puzzle, securing the necessary habitats needed to protect plants, animals and provide outdoor recreation.

Official Website: Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

Beech Island, SC 29842 (148.563 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

Belfast Wildlife Mgt. Area Fishing Hunting

Kinards, SC 29335 (150.508 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

Burgess Falls SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Sparta, TN 38583 (151.051 miles)

Burgess Falls State Natural Area, located in Middle Tennessee, lies on the eastern edge of Tennessee's Highland Rim adjacent to the Cumberland Plateau and is noted for its natural beauty. Sheer bluffs, narrow ridges, rolling water and abundant mixed forest, characterize this area. The Falling Water River drops approximately 250 feet, providing numerous waterfalls, breathtaking scenery and overlooks. The park is home to over 300 species trees and plants and an abundance of wildlife. Park visitors can visit the large Native Butterfly Garden located adjacent to the upper parking lot.

Official Website: Burgess Falls SP

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Landrum, SC 29356 (151.909 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

Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Asheville, NC 28803 (153.806 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

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

Jackson, SC 29831 (153.857 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

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Decatur, AL 35603 (154.151 miles)

Wheeler NWR, located along the Tennessee River between Huntsville and Decatur, was established in 1938 to provide habitat for wintering and migrating birds. Considered the easternmost Refuge in the Mississippi flyway, this 35,000 acre Refuge attracts thousands of wintering waterfowl each year and supports the southernmost and Alabama's only significant concentration of wintering Southern James Bay Canada geese. It also serves as winter habitat for the State's largest duck population. In addition to migratory birds, the Refuge hosts 115 species of fish, 74 species of reptiles and amphibians, 47 species of mammals, and 285 different species of songbirds. The Refuge is also home to 10 federally listed endangered or threatened species.

Official Website: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Key Cave Natioonal Wildlife Refuge Hunting

Decatur, AL 35603 (154.151 miles)

Key Cave NWR, located about 5 miles southwest of Florence, Alabama, was established in 1997 to ensure the biological integrity of Key Cave. Key Cave has been designated as critical habitat for the endangered Alabama cavefish (Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni) and as a priority one maternity cave for the endangered gray bat (Myotis grisescens). The cave is on the northern shore of Pickwick Lake in a limestone karst area that contains numerous sinkholes and several underground cave systems. The area’s sinkholes are an integral component of groundwater recharge to the cave. The area directly north of Key Cave was identified as a potential high hazard risk area for groundwater recharge and this is where the 1,060-acre Refuge was established.

Official Website: Key Cave Natioonal Wildlife Refuge

Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Decatur, AL 35603 (154.151 miles)

Fern Cave NWR consists of 199 acres of forested hillside underlain by a massive cave with many stalactite and stalagmite-filled rooms. The cave has five hidden entrances with four occurring on the Refuge. Access is extremely difficult and has been described as a vertical and horizontal maze by expert cavers. Horizontal sections of the cave are known to be more than 15 miles long and vertical drops of 450 feet are found within. Spectacular features including unrivaled formations, important paleological and archaeological finds, and a diverse cave fauna have contributed to Fern Cave as being described as the most spectacular cave in the U.S. and has fame both nationally and internationally.

Official Website: Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge

Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge Hiking

Decatur, AL 35603 (154.151 miles)

Sauta Cave NWR is located just above the Sauty Creek embayment on TVA's Guntersville Reservoir, 7 miles west of Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. There is an entrance gate to the Refuge on the south side of U.S. Highway 72. Sauta Cave itself is gated and not open to the public due to the potential for disturbance of federally endangered gray bats. Other portions of the 264-acre refuge are open to the public. Persons wishing to visit the cave may park outside the Refuge entrance gate and walk in to the cave entrance. Sauta Cave NWR serves as a major maternity cave for gray bats where recent counts have documented up to 400,000 emerging from the cave. This natural phenomenon only occurs June -August and lasts for approximately one hour near dusk. To view bats emerging from the cave, park at the Refuge entrance gate and walk approximately 100 yards to the cave entrance on your right. A new wildlife viewing platform is available to watch the emergence. Remember to bring your umbrella.

Official Website: Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge

Henderson Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback

Aiken, SC 29801 (155.894 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

George L. Smith Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Twin City, GA 30471 (156.345 miles)

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

Official Website: George L. Smith

Big Ridge State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Maynardville, TN 37807 (156.599 miles)

The heavily forested, 3,687-acre park lies on the southern shore of TVA's Norris Reservoir approximately 25 miles north of Knoxville. Visitors to the park will find a wealth of activities to meet any interest from guided nature tours to backcountry camping.

Official Website: Big Ridge State Park

Norris Dam SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lake City, TN 37769 (158.176 miles)

This 4,038-acre park, located on the Norris Reservoir, began in 1933 as the first Tennessee Valley Authority project. Miles of trails lead hikers through deeply forested valleys and ridges. Many miles of woodland trails meander throughout the park and adjacent lands, providing spectacular views of Norris Lake and its surrounding hills and valleys. Hiking trails are open year round. Many other attractions await your finding at Norris Dam State Park.

Official Website: Norris Dam SP

Chimney Rock State Park Hiking

Chimney Rock, NC 28720 (160.026 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

Croft State Natural Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Spartanburg, SC 29302 (160.253 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 (160.253 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

Magnolia Springs State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Millen, GA 30442 (161.218 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

Cove Lake SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Caryville, TN 37714 (162.212 miles)

Cove Lake State Park's 673 acres are situated in a beautiful mountain valley setting on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Mountains. There are scenic nature trails and bike trails leading through the open grasslands and woodlands. In the winter, several hundred Canada Geese make this lakeshore their feeding ground. Nearby is the Devil's Race Track whose steep pinnacle rock affords a panoramic view.

Official Website: Cove Lake SP

Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail SP Hiking

Caryville, TN 37714 (162.212 miles)

One hundred fifty miles of the Cumberland Trail are open and ready for exploration. This includes the Cumberland Mountain Segments above LaFollette and Jacksboro and in the Cumberland Gap National Military Park, the Grassy Cove Segment on Black and Brady Mountain in Cumberland County, the Tennessee River Gorge Segment in Prentice Cooper State Forest, and the Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment in the Obed River Gorge and Catoosa WMA.

Official Website: Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail SP

Janet Harrison High Pond Heritage Preserve Hiking

Monetta, SC 29105 (162.766 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

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

Whitmire, SC 29178 (163.064 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

Dreher Island State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Prosperity, SC 29127 (164.956 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

George T. Bagby State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Ft Gaines, GA 39851 (165.396 miles)

Located in SW GA along the shores of Lake Walter F. George

Official Website: George T. Bagby State Park

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site Hiking

Union, SC 29379 (166.792 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 (166.792 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

Scott State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Jamestown, TN 37766 (167.105 miles)

The Forest is located in northeastern Tennessee, in Scott and Fentress Counties. It is completely surrounded by the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Some land was purchased by the State, but the main portion of the Forest was acquired by the State at a tax delinquent sale in 1938. The Forest is unique in the system in that it is completely surrounded by the Big South Fork National River and recreation Area.

Official Website: Scott State Forest

Peters Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking

Spartanburg, SC 29307 (167.448 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 (167.448 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

Edgar Evins SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Silver Point, TN 38582 (168.482 miles)

Edgar Evins State Park is located on the shores of Center Hill Lake in the steep, hilly Eastern Highland Rim. The 6,000 acre park provides excellent recreational opportunities and accommodations on one of the most beautiful reservoirs in Tennessee. Wildlife is abundant. There are approximately 11 miles of trails ranging from moderate to strenuous. Of the park’s 5 trails, the longest is the 9-mile Jack Clayborn Millennium Trail; registration is required at this trailhead. Other trails vary in length from ¼ to 1 mile and do not require registration.

Official Website: Edgar Evins SP

Panther Creek SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Morristown, TN 37814 (169.371 miles)

Panther Creek State Park, covering approximately 1,435 acres, is located on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River. It offers 13 hiking and biking trails, 5 are hiking only. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails. Experienced mountain bikers are encouraged to leave their cars in the parking area near Panther Creek Road. Less experienced riders may use any parking area. A sign at each trail head gives the name of the trail and its distance. The sign may also state how far it is to a connecting trail.

Official Website: Panther Creek SP

Chuck Swan State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

LaFollette, TN 37866 (170.013 miles)

Prior to 1934, the land that is now Chuck Swan State Forest consisted of numerous small farms and parcels. In 1934 the Tennessee Valley Authority began acquiring the land in connection with the Norris Dam project. TVA sold the property to the State of Tennessee in 1952 with the understanding that the forest would be developed for multiple uses including recreation and demonstration.

Official Website: Chuck Swan State Forest

Blue Springs State Park Fishing Camping

Clio, AL 36017 (170.450 miles)

Fed by a crystal-clear underground spring, the park's spring pool is the center of attention in this 103-acre park in southeast Alabama. Facilities include modern and primitive campgrounds, picnic shelters, tables, grills, comfort stations, and playground.

Official Website: Blue Springs State Park

Henry Horton SP Hiking Fishing Camping

4358 Nashville Hwy., TN 37034 (172.126 miles)

Henry Horton State Park is well known for their championship 18-hole golf course, inn and cabins, campgrounds and trap and skeet range. The 1,140-acre park has three hiking trails where you may see a variety of wildlife such as wild turkey, deer and many kinds of wildflowers. Summer months bring hours of family enjoyment whether it's swimming in our Olympic-sized pool, fishing along the Duck River, playing volleyball or basketball, or having a picnic, Henry Horton State Park has a lot to offer.

Official Website: Henry Horton SP

Pickett State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Jamestown, TN 38556 (173.986 miles)

Pickett State Forest is located in northeastern Tennessee in Pickett and Fentress Counties near the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The eastern side of the forest is adjacent to the Big South Fork Recreation Area. This Forest originated from a land donation to the State by Stearns Coal and Lumber Company in 1933.

Official Website: Pickett State Forest

Pickett State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Jamestown, TN 38556 (173.986 miles)

Situated in a remote section of the upper Cumberland Plateau, Pickett CCC Memorial State Park is known for its geological, botanical, and scenic wonders. Visitors to the park can explore large rock houses, natural sandstone bridges, scenic bluffs, and wild mountain streams. More than 58 miles of hiking trails meander through the wilderness and the surrounding forest. They vary in length and difficulty, from short day-use trails suitable for families, to longer multi-day backpacking trails. A backcountry camping permit is required through the park office. The trails afford views of sandstone bluffs, natural bridges, waterfalls and diverse plant life. Situated in a remote section of the upper Cumberland Plateau, Pickett CCC Memorial State Park is known for its geological, botanical, and scenic wonders. Visitors to the park can explore large rock houses, natural sandstone bridges, scenic bluffs, and wild mountain streams. More than 58 miles of hiking trails meander through the wilderness and the surrounding forest. They vary in length and difficulty, from short day-use trails suitable for families, to longer multi-day backpacking trails. A backcountry camping permit is required through the park office. The trails afford views of sandstone bluffs, natural bridges, waterfalls and diverse plant life.

Official Website: Pickett State Park

Ditch Pond Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Williston, SC 29853 (174.349 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

Talladega National Forest - Oakmulgee Districe Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Brent, AL 35034 (174.817 miles)

The Talladega National Forest is divided into three Ranger Districts:  Oakmulgee District lies in the central part of the state, south of Tuscaloosa County in Hale, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Perry, Chilton and Dallas Counties.  The Shoal Creek and Talladega Districts are located in the northeastern part of the state in Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Talladega and Clay Counties.  The Talladega and Shoal Creek Divisions of Talladega National Forest topography is comprised of upland hills and low mountains with predominantly moderately steep slopes.  Oakmulgee Division of Talladega National Forest consists of level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.

Official Website: Talladega National Forest - Oakmulgee Districe

Joe Wheeler State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Rogersville, AL 35652 (176.862 miles)

Joe Wheeler State Park, located on Wheeler Lake, offers something for everyone; a resort lodge, a restaurant, cabins, camping, fishing, golf, tennis, swimming, convention/banquet facilities, transient slips and a marina. Whether you're looking for a place to spend the weekend or a place to have the perfect wedding, Joe Wheeler State Park can be your dream destination. From small church groups to large conventions, our experienced staff can make your special occasion organized and stress free. Located in Northwest Alabama, two miles west of Rogersville, off U.S. Highway 72, the park is approximately 50 miles west of Huntsville and 27 miles east of Florence. Interstate 65 and Athens are 22 miles east of the park.

Official Website: Joe Wheeler State Park

Stones River National Battlefield Hiking

Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (177.222 miles)

The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important military and political gains for the Union, and it changed forever the people who lived and fought here. Stones River National Battlefield contains a unique habitat found only in middle Tennessee. Cedar glades with shallow soil and harsh conditions are home to twelve specially adapted plant species including the endangered Tennessee coneflower and Pyne’s ground plum. Hiking trails are available. For more information call (615) 893-9501.

Official Website: Stones River National Battlefield

Standing Stone State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hilham, TN 38570 (177.624 miles)

his Forest had its beginning in lands purchased by the Resettlement Administration and deeded to the State in 1955. It became a State Forest in 1961. It is located on the Eastern Highland Rim in Overton and Clay Counties. The forest is approximately 20 miles north of Cookeville and is bisected by State Route 136. The majority of lands were eroded and degraded due to extensive row cropping and poor farming practices. The forested areas had been subjected to heavy timber cutting, high grading, and frequent fires.

Official Website: Standing Stone State Forest

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Hiking Camping Horseback

Greeneville, TN 37743 (177.721 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

Martha Sundquist State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

LaFollette, TN 37744 (177.939 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

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Oneida, TN 37841 (177.941 miles)

Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. For more informatin call (423) 286-7275.

Official Website: Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Kolomoli Mounds Historic State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Blakely, GA 39823 (179.577 miles)

This park located in SW GA is an important archaeological site as well as a scenic recreational area

Official Website: Kolomoli Mounds Historic State Park

Mount Mitchell State Park Hiking Camping

Burnsville, NC 28714 (180.872 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 (180.872 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

Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve Hiking

Lexington, SC 29073 (181.769 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 (181.769 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

Kings Mountain National Military Park Hiking Camping Horseback

Blacksburg, SC 29702 (182.795 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 (182.795 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

Harbison State Forest Hiking Biking Boating

Columbia, SC 29212 (183.112 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

Worth Mountain WMA Hunting

Hickory Grove, SC 29717 (183.276 miles)

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

Official Website: Worth Mountain WMA

Indian Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

143 State Park Circle, TN 37762 (183.307 miles)

Indian Mountain State Park is a multi-use facility in Campbell County near Tennessee's northern border. In addition to providing camping and recreation opportunities, the 200-acre park is unique in that it was developed on reclaimed strip mine land. Park visitors can enjoy fishing at the two small lakes, picnicking, camping, and two walking trails. Park visitors have the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife.

Official Website: Indian Mountain SP

Barnwell State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Blackville, SC 29817 (183.354 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

Gordonia-Alatamaha State park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Reidsville, GA 30453 (183.479 miles)

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

Official Website: Gordonia-Alatamaha State park

Lake James State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Nebo, NC 28761 (184.497 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 (184.497 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

Paul M. Grist State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Selma, AL 36701 (185.343 miles)

Tranquility prevails in this beautiful 1,080-acre park as visitors enjoy the relaxing atmosphere around the park's 100-acre lake. Recreational opportunities include swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping.

Official Website: Paul M. Grist State Park

Herbert Kirsh Wildlife Conservation Area Hunting

Sharon, SC 29742 (186.123 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

Cordell Hull Birthplace SP Hiking

Byrdstown, TN 38549 (187.284 miles)

Bunkum Cave Trail is rated moderate due to many gentle hills. The hike to the overlook is 3/4 mile (1.5 miles roundtrip), and the hike to the cave entrance is an additional ½ mile (2.5 miles roundtrip). Meandering through the mixed deciduous forest, the hiker may be able to view a variety of plant and animal life. Spring wildflowers in late March - early May are exceptional. The view of the cave is most impressive, the entrance measures 100 feet wide and 50 feet tall.

Official Website: Cordell Hull Birthplace SP

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Middlesboro, KY 40965 (188.651 miles)

There are over 70 miles of hiking trails in the park ranging from short, easy 1/4 mile hikes to the 21 mile Ridge Trail. Backcountry trails lead to remote, wilderness areas. The Wilderness Road Campground is located approximately 3 miles from the park visitor center off of Highway 58 in Virginia. It has 160 sites in a beautiful wooded setting. Wildlife is abundant in the park and includes: deer, beaver, fox, bobcat, bear, and over 150 species of birds! For more information call (606) 248-2817.

Official Website: Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Chester State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Chester, SC 29706 (189.206 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

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Boating

Cayce, SC 29033 (190.175 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

Lake Wateree State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winnsboro, SC 29180 (191.102 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

Cedars of Lebanon State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Lebanon, TN 37087 (191.192 miles)

Eight miles of hiking trails meander through the "cedar" forests and glades. Hiking trails are open year-round. There are four trails in the park from which visitors frequently enjoy glimpses of fox, deer, squirrel, rabbits, and turkey throughout the park. Each trail is blazed with a rectangular colored blaze-mark located on trees along the trail. Please note the color of the blaze-mark for the trail that you hike. Remember to stay on the trail for your own safety. Trail maps are available in the park office.

Official Website: Cedars of Lebanon State Forest

Draper Wildlife Mgt Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

McConnells, SC 29726 (191.660 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

Wilderness Road Hiking Camping Biking

Ewing, VA 24248 (192.389 miles)

Offers approximately 200 acres for picnicking, hiking and living history programs.

Official Website: Wilderness Road

Lake Lurleen State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Coker, AL 35452 (193.021 miles)

Lake Lurleen State Park is named after Alabama’s only female governor. Lurleen Wallace, the wife of former Governor George C. Wallace, was a native of Tuscaloosa County. As Governor she was instrumental in funding a major renovation project of Alabama State Parks. Lake Lurleen State Park is located 9 miles Northwest of the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport, Alabama and is 14 miles from the campus of the University of Alabama, home of the “Crimson Tide.” The 1,625-acre park is a scenic lakeside retreat set on the banks of a 250-acre lake. Facilities include a modern campground, activity building, picnic area, play area, pavilions, beach with bathhouse, fishing piers, boat rentals and boat-launch areas.

Official Website: Lake Lurleen State Park

Cathedral Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking Boating

Olar, SC 29843 (193.443 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

Crowders Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Kings Mountain, NC 28086 (194.556 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

James Ross Wildlife Reservation Hiking Hunting

York, SC 29745 (195.541 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

Tuttle Educational State Forest Hiking

Lenoir, NC 28655 (196.552 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

Natchez Trac Parkway Hiking Camping Biking Horseback

Franklin, TN 37064 (197.387 miles)

The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail used by animals and people that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping. For more informatin call (800) 305-7417.

Official Website: Natchez Trac Parkway

Kentucky Ridge State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Pineville, KY 40977 (198.524 miles)

Kentucky Ridge State Forest is located in Bell County and consisted of 15,251 acres. The forest is open to public hunting and fishing, subject to state fish and game regulations, and is available for primitive camping, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding. ATVs are prohibited.

Official Website: Kentucky Ridge State Forest

Pine Mountain State Resort Park Hiking Camping Horseback

Pineville, KY 40977 (198.524 miles)

You will be charmed by the skilled craftsmanship of stone and wood throughout Herndon J. Evans Lodge. Each of the 30 rooms has a private patio or balcony to enjoy mountain views. Open year-round. AAA 3 - Diamond rating. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Eastern Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs)

Official Website: Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Sesquicentennial State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Columbia, SC 29223 (198.689 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

Long Hunter SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Hermitage, TN 37076 (199.764 miles)

Long Hunter State Park is situated along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake. It consists of four units: Couchville, Baker's Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellars Farm. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation are among the activities available to park visitors. Planned activities include interpretive and recreation programs for the general public and environmental education programs for school and other interested groups.

Official Website: Long Hunter SP