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Tuskegee National Forest Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Tuskegee, AL 36083 (32.562 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

Wind Creek State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Alexander City, AL 35010 (40.934 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

Paul M. Grist State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Selma, AL 36701 (45.630 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

Chewacla State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Auburn, AL 36830 (47.506 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

Blue Springs State Park Fishing Camping

Clio, AL 36017 (57.544 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

Talladega National Forest - Oakmulgee Districe Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Brent, AL 35034 (66.028 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

Roland Cooper State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Camden, AL 36726 (66.932 miles)

Rolling along the 22,000-acre Dannelly Reservoir, this 236-acre park features a nine-hole golf course with clubhouse, spacious vacation cottages, modern campground with bathhouse and laundry, and a scenic picnic area with tables, grills, pavilions and comfort station. With fishing so popular in the reservoir, the park also provides boat launching facilities.

Official Website: Roland Cooper State Park

Oak Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Pelham, AL 35124 (71.098 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

Lakepoint Resort State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Eufaula, AL 36027 (72.512 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 (72.512 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

Talladega National Forest - Talladega District Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Talladega, AL 35160 (73.623 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

Frank Jackson State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Opp, AL 36467 (75.681 miles)

This 2,050-acre park is proud to serve as a premier fishing destination with its 1,000-acre stream-fed lake. As the primary park attraction, Lake Jackson, in addition to providing outstanding fishing and swimming opportunities, also features shoreline picnic areas. Lakefront RV camping sites with cable TV hookups and a nice modern bathhouse make it a great camping destination. There's also a natural island, with a boardwalk and walking path.

Official Website: Frank Jackson State Park

Geneva State Forest Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Kinston, AL 36453 (79.882 miles)

 The Geneva State Forest (GSF), owned by the Alabama Forestry Commission in extreme western Geneva County, encompasses 7,200 acres of primarily longleaf pine timber. It is the largest state forest in Alabama. Timber management is the primary objective on the GSF with all associated activities carried out in an ecologically sound manner with an eye to preserving and improving the native longleaf pine ecosystem.

Official Website: Geneva State Forest

Florence Marina State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Omaha, GA 31821 (80.062 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

Cheaha State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Delta, AL 36258 (81.023 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

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

Mountian, GA 31822 (84.795 miles)

Located near Callaway Gardens and Warm Springs GA

Official Website: F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Chickasaw State Park Hiking Camping

Gallion, AL 36742 (85.870 miles)

Rambling in rural Marengo County is Chickasaw's 520-acre roadside park. Complete with modern campsites, wading pool, hiking trails, a barbeque grilling pavilion, plus other large pavilions and picnic areas makes this small park perfect for group-sized cookouts and gatherings. The Park is also located adjacent to the handicapped-accessible, state-operated hunting facility "Turnipseed-Ikenberry Place Physically Disabled Hunting Area".

Official Website: Chickasaw State Park

Providence Canyon State Park Hiking Camping

Lumpkin, GA 31815 (87.821 miles)

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

Official Website: Providence Canyon State Park

George T. Bagby State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Ft Gaines, GA 39851 (88.368 miles)

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

Official Website: George T. Bagby State Park

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing

Fort McClellan, AL 36205 (91.584 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 (91.584 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 (91.584 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

Florala State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Florala, AL 36442 (95.359 miles)

Stretching along the shores of beautiful 500-acre Lake Jackson, this compact 40-acre park offers swimming, paddleboat rentals, fishing and picnicking, as well as a complete community building and a modern lakeside campground. Water skiing and personal watercraft are allowed on the lake. Located on the Alabama/Florida state line, this park has the perfect climate for campers seeking to avoid those harsh winter months up north.   

Official Website: Florala State Park

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

Heflin, AL 36264 (95.545 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

Lake Lurleen State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Coker, AL 35452 (102.762 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

Kolomoli Mounds Historic State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Blakely, GA 39823 (103.659 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

Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area

Jacksonville, AL 36265 (103.821 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

Rickwood Caverns Camping

Warrior, AL 35180 (103.954 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

John Tanner State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Carrollton, GA 30117 (105.999 miles)

GA State Park in West GA

Official Website: John Tanner State Park

PONCE DE LEON SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing

PONCE DE LEON , FL 32455 (112.545 miles)

This beautiful spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513-as legend has it-in search of the "fountain of youth." Visitors might well regain their youth by taking a dip in the cool, clear waters of Ponce de Leon Springs where the water temperature remains a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The main spring is a convergence of two underground water flows, and produces 14 million gallons of water daily.rn

Official Website: PONCE DE LEON SPRINGS STATE PARK

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Hiking

Gulf Shores, AL 36545 (113.051 miles)

The Bon Secour NWR contains 7,000 acres of wildlife habitat for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles and the endangered Alabama beach mouse. The refuge was established by Congress in 1980 to preserve the coastal dune ecosystem, to protect threatened and endangered species, to provide compatible recreational opportunities, and to serve as a living laboratory for students and scientists.

Official Website: Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Sperwell Bluff State Park Hiking Fishing Hunting

Thomaston, GA 30286 (116.989 miles)

located in West Central GA along the Flint River

Official Website: Sperwell Bluff State Park

Little River State Forest Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Atmore, AL 36502 (118.831 miles)

Located just 12 miles north of Interstate 65 at Atmore and beneath towering pines, this 960-acre park provides fishing and swimming on a 25-acre lake.  Campers can wander the trails or enjoy the water from daylight to dark.

Official Website: Little River State Forest

BLACKWATER RIVER STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

HOLT , FL 32564 (120.994 miles)

The river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the nation, making this park a popular place for swimming, fishing, camping, and paddling. Shaded campsites are just a short walk from the river, and visitors can enjoy a picnic at a pavilion overlooking the river. In 1980 the park was certified as a Registered State Natural Feature for possessing exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of Florida. Atlantic white cedars line the river and one of them was recognized in 1982 as a Florida Champion tree, one of the largest and oldest of its species.rn

Official Website: BLACKWATER RIVER STATE PARK

YELLOW RIVER MARSH PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking

HOLT , FL 32564 (120.994 miles)

This preserve protects one of Florida's last remaining tracts of wet prairie, including the largest community of pitcher plants in the state. The carnivorous plants flourish here, passively trapping insects in specialized tube-shaped leaves and absorbing nutrients from their decomposing prey. The preserve is located in Santa Rosa County on Garcon Point, which separates Escambia Bay from Blackwater Bay. Nearly 20 rare and endangered species of plants and animals make their homes along the bay and its wet prairies, dome swamps, and flatwoods. There are no recreational facilities in the preserve, but the sweeping landscapes of the pitcher plant prairies offer a tremendous opportunity for photography and nature appreciation.rn

Official Website: YELLOW RIVER MARSH PRESERVE STATE PARK

Seminole State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Donaldsonville, GA 39845 (122.452 miles)

This SW GA Park is located on Lake Seminole along the GA-FL border

Official Website: Seminole State Park

FALLING WATERS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping

CHIPLEY , FL 32428 (124.576 miles)

Huge trees and fern-covered sinkholes line Sink Hole Trail, the boardwalk that leads visitors to Florida's highest waterfall. Falling Waters Sink is a 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide cylindrical pit into which flows a small stream that drops 73 feet to the bottom of the sink. The water's final destination remains unknown. Visitors can see beautiful native and migrating butterflies in the butterfly garden, take a dip in the lake, or have a family picnic. Hikers can experience the verdant, gently sloping landscape of North Florida.rn

Official Website: FALLING WATERS STATE PARK

FLORIDA CAVERNS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

MARIANNA , FL 32446 (125.962 miles)

This is one of the few state parks with dry (air filled) caves and is the only Florida state park to offer cave tours to the public. The cave has dazzling formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones, and draperies.rn

Official Website: FLORIDA CAVERNS STATE PARK

Bladon Springs State Park Camping

Silas, AL 36919 (127.607 miles)

Centering around four mineral springs, this 357-acre park in Choctaw County in southwest Alabama provides modern campsites, shelters, tables and grills for daytime and nighttime family outings. The Park is located one mile north of Bladon Springs in southwest Alabama.

Official Website: Bladon Springs State Park

Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Gilbertown, AL 36908 (127.827 miles)

Acres: 4,218 acres plus 236 acres in perpetual conservation easements in eight parcels in Monroe, Sumter and Conecuh counties, located 10 miles northwest of Coffeeville, AL, across the Tombigbee River and north of Highway 84, in Southwest Alabama, approximately 80 miles north of Mobile. Wildlife includes: herons, raptors, otters, beavers, deer, turkeys, raccoons, squirrels, wood ducks, wintering waterfowl, and endangered/threatened species (American alligators, bald eagles and wood storks).

Official Website: Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge

Blackwater River State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Milton, FL 32570 (129.566 miles)

Blackwater River State Forest is one of the largest state forests in Florida, and is named for the Blackwater River, which begins to the north in Alabama and meanders approximately 30 miles southwestward through the forest into Blackwater Bay, near Milton, Florida. Blackwater River is one of the few shifting sand bottom streams which remains in its natural state for nearly its entire length. The topography of the forest is gently rolling and contains various natural communities.

Official Website: Blackwater River State Forest

FRED GANNON ROCKY BAYOU STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

NICEVILLE , FL 32578 (130.168 miles)

U.S. Air Force Colonel Fred Gannon was instrumental in transforming this site from a bombing practice range during World War II to a picturesque state park. Rocky Bayou, the main feature of the park, is the trailing arm of Choctawhatchee Bay. A double lane boat ramp makes this one of the best boat launching locations on the bay, where both freshwater and saltwater fish are found. Other opportunities for fun include hiking, bicycling, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Puddin Head Lake, at the center of the park, is a great spot for freshwater fishing and canoeing.rn

Official Website: FRED GANNON ROCKY BAYOU STATE PARK

Sweet Water Creek State Park Hiking Fishing

Lithia Springs, GA 30122 (133.922 miles)

GA State Park just West of Atlanta off I-20

Official Website: Sweet Water Creek State Park

Lake Guntersville State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Guntersville, AL 35976 (135.152 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

Pine Log State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Ebro, FL 32437 (135.993 miles)

Pine Log State Forest, purchased in 1936, is Florida's first state forest. Pine Log State Forest has 3 named streams (Pine Log Creek, Little Crooked Creek and Ditch Branch) as well as several small lakes and ponds. Pine Log State Forest offers many recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. A campground with twenty campsites can be found at the Pine Log State Forest Recreation Area. All sites are fully equipped with electric and water hook-ups. Restrooms with showers and a sanitary dumping station are located on site. rn

Official Website: Pine Log State Forest

HENDERSON BEACH STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

DESTIN , FL 32541 (137.709 miles)

Pristine white sugar sand beaches and more than 6,000 feet of natural scenic shoreline border the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural features of the park include sand pines, scrub oaks, and dune rosemary. Boardwalks provide access to the beach for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing.rn

Official Website: HENDERSON BEACH STATE PARK

THREE RIVERS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

SNEADS , FL 32460 (138.772 miles)

Where Florida meets the southwest corner of Georgia, the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers converge to form Lake Seminole, the setting for this peaceful park. Hiking through forested hills of pine and mixed hardwoods, visitors might catch sight of fox squirrels, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, or many species of native and migratory birds. Anglers can launch from a boat ramp to enjoy some of the best freshwater fishing in the state, or fish from a 100-foot pier in the camping area.rn

Official Website: THREE RIVERS STATE PARK

Point Washington State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking

Santa Rosa, FL 32459 (139.643 miles)

Point Washington State Forest is available to the public for various types of natural-resource based outdoor recreation. The forest is widely used for hunting, off-road bicycling and hiking. The Eastern Lake Trail System consists of 3 double track loop trails. No overnight camping is currently permitted on the forest. There is camping available at both the Grayton Beach State Park and the Topsail Hill State Preserve RV Park. These areas are located adjacent to the forest.

Official Website: Point Washington State Forest

DEER LAKE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing

SANTA ROSA BCH , FL 32459 (139.643 miles)

This park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide and in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Southern magnolias, golden asters, woody goldenrod, and scrub oaks can be seen in this coastal dune habitat. Rare plants such as gulf coast lupine, spoonflower, pitcher plants, and Curtiss' sand grass-one of the largest populations found in Florida-are found in the park. Visitors may see splashes of color from summer wildflowers or some of the many species of resident or migratory birds and butterflies.rn

Official Website: DEER LAKE STATE PARK

GRAYTON BEACH STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

SANTA ROSA BCH , FL 32459 (139.643 miles)

Golden in the morning sun, silvered by moonlight, Grayton Beach has consistently been ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, and surf fishing. Visitors can paddle a canoe or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. A boat ramp provides access to the lake's brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias, bent and twisted by salt winds, have an eerie "Middle Earth" look.rn

Official Website: GRAYTON BEACH STATE PARK

TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

SANTA ROSA BCH , FL 32459 (139.643 miles)

This park offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Although boats are not allowed, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish, and catfish. Lakes, pristine beaches, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird-watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk, or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beach-comb.rn

Official Website: TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK

Lake Lowndes Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Columbus, MS 39702 (142.101 miles)

Lake Lowndes State Park offers complete recreational facilities for individuals, families, and groups. Located on a beautiful 150-acre lake, the park offers unlimited opportunities for fishing and camping, asfootball, tennis, softball, and other organized spor well as complete facilities for ts. Mississippi University for Women (The "W") and Mississippi State University (MSU) are just a short drive to the west, making Lake Lowndes State Park the perfect place to stay during a football weekend at MSU or while visiting either campus.

Official Website: Lake Lowndes

Buck's Pocket State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Oak Grove, AL 35975 (142.425 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

Okatibbee Water Park Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Meridian, MS 39301 (142.972 miles)

Located on Pine Spring Road, just off Highway 19 North northwest of Meridian, Mississippi, Okatibbee Water Park is a "splash" for the whole family! With 28 miles of shoreline, the 3,800-acre reservoir offer abundant bass fishing year round, as well as water skiing. Splashdown Country's adult and kiddy waterslides are open May through Labor Day, with lifeguards on duty for added safety. The park features fully developed camping spurs for camping enthusiasts. For the slightly less adventurous, four new vacation cabins are available as well as a 25-room motel. For the naturalist, the park is visited each December by the American Bald Eagle.

Official Website: Okatibbee Water Park

Panola Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Biking

Stockbridge, GA 30281 (142.994 miles)

GA State Park just South of Atlanta

Official Website: Panola Mountian State Park

Desoto State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Fort Payne, AL 35967 (145.969 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 (145.969 miles)

Official Website: Little River Canyon NP

Clarkco Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Quitman, MS 39355 (146.676 miles)

Located just south of Meridian near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, Clarkco State Park has been a favorite Mississippi recreation spot since 1938. Situated on 815 acres of gently rolling woodlands, Clarkco State Park offers camping, cabin rentals, and water sports in a convenient yet unspoiled location, providing the perfect retreat for an afternoon or weekend getaway.

Official Website: Clarkco

Archusa Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Quitman, MS 39355 (146.676 miles)

Archusa Creek Water Park is located in Quitman, Mississippi, just off Hwy. 45 and Hwy. 18 East. The 450 acre lake is a fisherman's paradise with large quantities of bass, catfish, perch and bream. The whole family can enjoy camping, boating, swimming, water skiing and picnicking. The picnic areas are equipped with barbecue grills and family-size picnic tables.

Official Website: Archusa Creek Water Park

High Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Jackson, GA 30233 (146.701 miles)

Located off I-75 in Middle GA

Official Website: High Falls State Park

Dunn's Falls Water Park Fishing Camping

Enterprise, MS 39330 (147.537 miles)

Nestled in the pristine hills along the Chunky River, in South Lauderdale County Mississippi lies Dunn's Fall's Water park. Here, along a shallow stretch of the Chunky River, the bluffs of the eastern bank rise to tree-top level. From this lofty perch, the flowing water of a stream provides a natural source of power , for the working water wheel before making it's sixty to seventy foot decent to the river below.

Official Website: Dunn's Falls Water Park

Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Brooksville, MS 39739 (147.862 miles)

Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is located in three counties (Noxubee, Oktibbeha, and Winston) and was originally created from lands obtained through the 1930's Resettlement Administration. With additional land acquisitions through the years, Noxubee now consists of 48,000 acres. Approximately 44,500 acres of the refuge is bottomland and upland forest. These forest lands are occupied by a variety of game species, including quail, deer, and turkey. The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker relies on the Refuge for its existence in east-central Mississippi, In addition many neotropic bird species inhabit the Noxubee forests.

Official Website: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

Black Prairie Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Brooksville, MS 39739 (147.862 miles)

Black Prairie is located in Lowndes County near Brooksville. If you have any question regarding Black Prairie call (662) 272 - 8303.

Official Website: Black Prairie Wildlife Management Area

Georgia Veterans State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Cordele, GA 31015 (148.179 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

Maynor Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Waynesboro, MS 39367 (148.507 miles)

One of Pat Harrison's most colorful Water Parks, Maynor Creek Water Park is located six miles west of Waynesboro, Mississippi, off Highway 84. Fishing buffs cast for bream, catfish, crappie and Florida bass in the park's 450-acre lake. Dogwoods and magnolias bloom in the spring and fall paints the hickories in glorious autumn colors. The challenging waters of Maynor Creek flow clear and bright in the summer and fall, and full and brown in the winter and spring. Maynor Creek Park has three cabins and two bungalows for rental. Aluminum boat rentals and family picnic pavilions are also available.

Official Website: Maynor Creek Water Park

Indian Springs State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Flovilla, GA 30216 (148.946 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

CAMP HELEN STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

PANAMA CITY BEACH , FL 32413 (149.015 miles)

The park is bordered on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell– one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide; in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Prehistoric middens and mounds indicate that humans lived in the area more than 4,000 years ago. From 1945 until 1987, Camp Helen was a company resort for employees of an Alabama textile mill. Natural areas range from coastal dunes and salt marshes along the Gulf to freshwater wetlands and sand pine scrub along the lake.rn

Official Website: CAMP HELEN STATE PARK

EDEN GARDENS STATE PARK Fishing

PANAMA CITY BEACH , FL 32413 (149.015 miles)

The focal point of this park is a beautifully renovated, two-story house with elegant white columns and wrap-around porch. Surrounded by moss-draped live oaks and ornamental gardens, the Wesley house inspires visions of hoop skirts and landed gentry. The park is part of the estate owned in the 1800s by the Wesleys, a wealthy Florida timber family. In 1963, Lois Maxon bought and renovated the home, creating a showplace for her family heirlooms and antiques. The collection of Louis XVI furniture is the second largest in the United States.rn

Official Website: EDEN GARDENS STATE PARK

Okatibbee Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Collinsville, MS 39325 (150.140 miles)

Directions: Take Hwy 19 north from Meridian towards Philadelphia, at the 4-way stop in Collinsville, take a right (east) onto West Lauderdale Road, to 1.8 miles to a "T" At the "T", take a right onto Center Hill-Martin Road and go approximately 1/2 mile, you will pass green dumpster on your left before reaching the headquarters building which is on the left.

Official Website: Okatibbee Wildlife Management Area

Cathedral Caverns Camping

Woodville, AL 35776 (151.668 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

Meaher State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Spanish Fort, AL 36577 (152.331 miles)

This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay and is a day-use picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups and bathhouse facilities for overnight visitors. A boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. A self-guided walk on two nature trails includes a boardwalk with a up close view of the Mobile Delta. 

Official Website: Meaher State Park

Red Top Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Cartersville, GA 30121 (152.894 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Red Top Mountian State Park

BIG LAGOON STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

PENSACOLA , FL 32507 (153.126 miles)

This coastal park sits on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon, which separates the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. Natural communities, ranging from saltwater marshes to pine flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Beaches, shallow bays, nature trails, and open woodlands offer splendid opportunities for nature study.rn

Official Website: BIG LAGOON STATE PARK

PERDIDO KEY STATE PARK Fishing

PENSACOLA , FL 32507 (153.126 miles)

Barrier islands protect the Florida mainland from the harsh effects of storms and provide habitats for shorebirds and other coastal animals. Perdido Key is a 247-acre barrier island near Pensacola on the Gulf of Mexico. White sand beaches and rolling dunes covered with sea oats make this park a favorite destination for swimmers and sunbathers. Surf fishing is another popular activity. Boardwalks from the parking lot allow visitors to access the beach without causing damage to the fragile dunes and beach vegetation.rn

Official Website: PERDIDO KEY STATE PARK

TARKILN BAYOU PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing

PENSACOLA , FL 32507 (153.126 miles)

The preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species. The rare, carnivorous white–top pitcher plant is unique to the Gulf Coast and found only between the Apalachicola and Mississippi rivers. Almost 100 other rare plants and animals depend on the wet prairie habitat, including the alligator snapping turtle, sweet pitcher plant, and Chapman´s butterwort. A boardwalk offers visitors a view of the wild and beautiful Tarkiln Bayou.rn

Official Website: TARKILN BAYOU PRESERVE STATE PARK

Little Ocmulgee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McRae, GA 31005 (153.700 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

James H Floyd State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Summerville, GA 30747 (154.459 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: James H Floyd State Park

Apalachicola National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Crawfordville, FL 32321 (154.596 miles)

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest forest in Florida at 571,088 acres, which includes 2,735 aces of water. The Forest is located in the panhandle of Florida, near Tallahassee. Six watersheds within the Apalachicola provide an abundance of fresh water to streams. rivers, lakes and one natural spring.

Official Website: Apalachicola National Forest

TORREYA STATE PARK Hiking Camping

BRISTOL , FL 32321 (154.596 miles)

Torreya trees are some of the oldest and hardest to locate in the world. The tree was named after famed botonist John Torrey in the 1800's. The trees can be found and viewed easily at Torryea State Park. Come and see history. If you have never experienced camping in a Yurt.rn

Official Website: TORREYA STATE PARK

Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Round Oak, GA 31202 (155.338 miles)

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

Official Website: Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Decatur, AL 35603 (155.559 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 (155.559 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 (155.559 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 (155.559 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

ST ANDREWS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

PANAMA CITY , FL 32408 (156.171 miles)

Well known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through a rich diversity of coastal plant communities - a splendid opportunity for bird-watching.rn

Official Website: ST ANDREWS STATE PARK

Peidmont Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Round Oak, GA 31038 (157.226 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

Brender-Hitchiti Hiking

Gray, GA 31032 (162.871 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

Monte Sano State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Huntsville, AL 35801 (163.049 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

John W. Starr Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Starkville, MS 39759 (166.912 miles)

Directions: From Starkville, take Hwy 25 south toward Louisville. Travel approximately 10 miles and turn left onto Dorman Lake Rd. Permit station is on the left. (there is no headquarters building on this area).

Official Website: John W. Starr Wildlife Management Area

Trim Cane Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Starkville, MS 39759 (166.912 miles)

Directions: From Starkville, take Hwy 389 north out of Starkville for 4 miles; headquarters building and permit station is on the left.

Official Website: Trim Cane Wildlife Management Area

Turkey Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Decatur, MS 39327 (167.064 miles)

Turkey Creek Water Park with its 250-acre lake attracts travelers from many areas. Located just off Highway 15, five miles southwest of Decatur, the park is one of the most popular water skiing spots around attracting skiers as early as mid-March. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, or biking the park's nature trail teeming with wild flowers, deer, squirrels, ducks, and turkeys. For campers, the park has fully developed camping spurs as well as three new vacation cabins available for rental. Turkey Creek's campgrounds feature a picnic area, and playground. The park also features a white sand beach, wooded picnic areas, and nature trails.

Official Website: Turkey Creek Water Park

Nanih Waiya Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Philadelphia, MS 39350 (169.215 miles)

Directions: Take Hwy 15 north from Philadelphia, to the Stallo Community, take a right onto CR 832. Continue on CR 832 until you see a Nanih Waiya WMA sign on your right, turn right into the headquarters access.

Official Website: Nanih Waiya Wildlife Management Area

Gulf State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (169.423 miles)

Located in the city of Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama, white sun-kissed beaches, a surging surf, seagulls and seashells greet you at Gulf State Park. Consisting of 6,150 acres with two miles of sugar white sand beaches, Gulf State Park has modern and primitive camping, cottages, trails and fishing. There is also tennis, group pavilions, 18-hole golf course, 900 acre lake for fishing, swimming, and water skiing, nature programs and picnic areas.

Official Website: Gulf State Park

Legion Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Louisville, MS 39339 (171.136 miles)

The fourth of the original state parks developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Legion State Park remains as unspoiled today as when the Choctaw Indian Nation first inhabited the area centuries ago. Hidden in the red hill country of Mississippi, Legion State Park strikes the perfect balance of natural beauty and modern comfort, with all man-made structures in the park designed to complement the pristine beauty of the area. Of particular interest is Legion Lodge, a hand-hewn log structure that has remained unaltered since its construction in the 1930s.

Official Website: Legion

Cloudland Canyon State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Rising Fawn, GA 30738 (172.221 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Cloudland Canyon State Park

LAKE JACKSON MOUNDS ARCHEOLOGICAL STATE PARK Hiking

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32303 (173.287 miles)

More than eight centuries ago, Native Americans inhabited the area around Lake Jackson, just north of Tallahassee. The park site was part of what is now known as the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. Today, it encompasses six earthen temple mounds and one possible burial mound. The largest mound is 278 feet by 312 feet at the base and approximately 36 feet in height. Artifacts of pre-Columbian societies have been found here including copper breastplates, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and cloaks.rn

Official Website: LAKE JACKSON MOUNDS ARCHEOLOGICAL STATE PARK

Mason Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Laurel, MS 39440 (173.567 miles)

Directions: Take Hwy 42 east at Richton, travel through Sand Hill, check station on right.

Official Website: Mason Creek Wildlife Management Area

Tallahala Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Montrose, MS 39338 (175.247 miles)

Directions: I-20, Exit 100. Take, Hwy 80 east. Go approx. 3 miles, turn on Hwy 505. Go approx. 5 miles and turn right onto Roberts County Line Rd (Hwy 507) Go approx. 3 miles. Headquarters on the right.

Official Website: Unknown

Chickasawhay Ranger District (De Soto Natioal Forest) Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Laurel, MS 39443 (175.488 miles)

Travel to the Chickasawhay Ranger District on any day and discover the hidden beauty that lies among the rustling pines. If you are lucky enough to venture out on a sunny day, the rays of sunshine peaking through the tall dark green pines will take your breath away. Even on a rainy day, you can drive through the forest and see tall stands of longleaf pine with the ground covered in beautiful bright kelly green bracken fern.

Official Website: Chickasawhay Ranger District (De Soto Natioal Forest)

Chickasawhay Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Laurel, MS 39443 (175.488 miles)

Directions: Chickasawhay WMA Take Hwy 15 south at Laurel go to Tiger Creek Church Rd. in Ovett turn left, travel to Forest Service Rd. 202 turn right then travel to Forest Service Rd. 205 turn left, headquarters on left.

Official Website: Chickasawhay Wildlife Management Area

Lake Talquin State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Tallahassee, FL 32304 (176.396 miles)

Lake Talquin State Forest is located just west of Tallahassee, Florida and is composed of ten main tracts of land, along with several smaller tracts. Most of the forest adjoins the Ochlockonee River and Lake Talquin, the body of water that gives the forest its name. A wide variety of recreational opportunities await visitors to Lake Talquin State Forest.

Official Website: Lake Talquin State Forest

New Drop Down Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping

Double Springs, AL 32304 (176.396 miles)

New drop down test.

Official Website: New Drop Down

Pascagoula River Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Lucedale, MS 39452 (176.839 miles)

Pascagoula River is located in George, Jackson County near Lucedale. If you have any question regarding Pascagoula River call (601) 947-6376, (228) 588-3878.

Official Website: Pascagoula River Wildlife Management Area

LAKE TALQUIN STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

TALLAHASSEE , AR 32301 (178.712 miles)

In 1927 the Jackson Bluff Dam was constructed on the Ochlockonee River to produce hydroelectric power. The waters held back by the dam formed Lake Talquin, which now offers outstanding recreational opportunities. Catch largemouth bass, bream, shellcracker, and speckled perch. Visitors can enjoy nature walks, picnicking, boating, and canoeing. Nature lovers will enjoy the rolling hills and deep ravines with forests of pines and hardwoods where they may spy wild turkeys, bald eagles, ospreys, and deer.rn

Official Website: LAKE TALQUIN STATE PARK

LETCHWORTH MOUNDS Hiking

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32301 (178.712 miles)

Visitors to this archaeological site will see Florida's tallest Native American ceremonial mound-46 feet-built between 1100 and 1800 years ago. The people who built the mound are believed to have been members of the Weedon Island Culture, a group of Native Americans who lived in North Florida between 200 and 800 A.D. The park offers picnicking, birding, and hiking. A nature trail winds around the perimeter of the ceremonial mound.rn

Official Website: LETCHWORTH MOUNDS

NATURAL BRIDGE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32301 (178.712 miles)

Natural Bridge is the site of the second largest Civil War battle in Florida and where the St. Marks River drops into a sinkhole and flows underground for one-quarter of a mile before reemerging. During the final weeks of the Civil War, a Union flotilla landed at Apalachee Bay, planning to capture Fort Ward and march north to the state capital. With a timely warning, volunteers from the Tallahassee area-Confederate soldiers, met the Union forces at Natural Bridge and successfully repelled three major attacks.rn

Official Website: NATURAL BRIDGE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK

SAN MARCOS DE APALACHE HISTORIC STATE PARK Hiking Fishing

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32301 (178.712 miles)

The many different flags welcoming visitors to the park demonstrate the colorful history of this site, from the first Spanish explorers to the present day. The history of this National Landmark began in 1528 when Panfilo de Narvaez arrived in the area with 300 men; however, the first fort was not built until 1679. Andrew Jackson occupied the fort for a brief time in the early 1800s. The museum at the park displays pottery and tools unearthed near the original fort and explains the history of the San Marcos site.rn

Official Website: SAN MARCOS DE APALACHE HISTORIC STATE PARK

ALFRED B. MACLAY STATE GARDENS STATE PARKS Hiking Fishing Biking Horseback Boating

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32309 (179.048 miles)

These beautiful ornamental gardens were first planted in 1923 by Alfred B. and Louise Maclay after they purchased the property for their winter home. A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden, and hundreds of azaleas and camellias. Lake Hall provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians can enjoy five miles of multi-use trails winding through the woods surrounding Lake Overstreet, located on park property adjoining the gardens.rn

Official Website: ALFRED B. MACLAY STATE GARDENS STATE PARKS

Joe Wheeler State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Rogersville, AL 35652 (179.558 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

Russell Cave NM Hiking

3729 County Road 98 Bridgeport, AL 35740 (179.813 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

Canal Section Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Fulton, MS 38843 (180.437 miles)

The Canal Section Wildlife Management Area (CSWMA) is in northeast Mississippi along the west side of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Starting at Highway 4 below the Bay Springs Lake lock and dam in Tishomingo County, it continues southward through Prentiss, Itawamba and Monroe counties and ends approximately five miles south of Aberdeen. The 32,000 acres of CSWMA are primarily hardwood and swamp bottomland with shallow meandering streams and open lands which were previously farmed.

Official Website: Canal Section Wildlife Management Area

Oconee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Eatonton, GA 31024 (180.612 miles)

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

Official Website: Oconee National Forest

Baldwin Forest Hiking Fishing

Milledgeville, GA 31061 (181.108 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

Tombigbee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Ackerman, MS 39735 (183.002 miles)

Official Website: Tombigbee National Forest

Choctaw Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Ackerman, MS 39735 (183.002 miles)

Directions: From Ackerman, Take HWY 15 S 3.3 miles to Choctaw Lake RD. Turn east (Left) and follow signs to Choctaw WMA headquarters.

Official Website: Choctaw Wildlife Management Area

Fort Yargo State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winder, GA 30680 (183.847 miles)

GA State Park in Upper Peidmont between Lawrenceville & Athens GA

Official Website: Fort Yargo State Park

Fort Mountian State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Chatsworth, GA 30705 (184.029 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Fort Mountian State Park

Big Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Soso, MS 39480 (184.993 miles)

Visitors from many areas are attracted to the beautiful countryside and abundant fishing waters of Big Creek Water Park located between Laurel and Collins, Mississippi off Highway 84. Bass, bream, crappie and catfish abound in the 200-acre lake, making for good fishing, and the rolling green countryside is a treat for the eyes. One of Big Creek's claims to fame is that it is home to one of the oldest cedars in the state of Mississippi. History lovers will enjoy exploring the historic cemetery where the first homesteaders of the area are buried.

Official Website: Big Creek Water Park

CONSTITUTION CONVENTION MUSEUM STATE PARK

PORT ST JOE,FL, FL 32456 (185.642 miles)

A boomtown founded in 1835, St. Joseph competed with Apalachicola as a trading port on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The original settlement lasted only nine years, but during its short life the city hosted Florida's first State Constitution Convention. The museum commemorates the work of the 56 territorial delegates who drafted Florida's first constitution in 1838. Following four more constitution conventions, Florida was finally admitted to the Union in 1845 as the 27th state. Visitors can take a self-guided tour through displays and exhibits of 19th century life in St. Joseph. rn

Official Website: CONSTITUTION CONVENTION MUSEUM STATE PARK

TH STONE MEMORIAL ST JOSEPH PENINSULA STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

PORT ST JOE , FL 32456 (185.642 miles)

With miles of white sugar sand, this park has one of the top rated beaches in the United States. Sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming are popular activities along the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay. From offshore, canoeists and kayakers can take in a superb view of the high dunes and sand pine scrub. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and bicycling. As a coastal barrier peninsula, St. Joseph provides excellent opportunities for bird watching; over 240 species have been sighted in the park.rn

Official Website: TH STONE MEMORIAL ST JOSEPH PENINSULA STATE PARK

Amicalola Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (186.090 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 (186.090 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 (186.090 miles)

located in the Dawson State Forest in Dawsonville GA

Official Website: Hightower Educational Forest

Paulding Forest

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (186.090 miles)

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

Official Website: Paulding Forest

OCHLOCKONEE RIVER STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

SOPCHOPPY , FL 32358 (186.280 miles)

This jewel of a park is a great place to get away for a weekend or a weeklong vacation. Picnic facilities and a swimming area are located near the scenic point where the Ochlockonee and Dead rivers intersect. Ochlockonee, which means "yellow waters," is a mix of brackish, tidal surge, and fresh water. Pristine and deep, the river empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Trails allow visitors to explore the park and see the diverse wildlife, including the red-cockaded woodpecker, and natural communities such as pine flatwoods and oak thickets.rn

Official Website: OCHLOCKONEE RIVER STATE PARK

Reed Bingham State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Adel, GA 31620 (186.640 miles)

Located in South GA vistors to this park will see an abundance of wildlife such as gopher tortoises, alligators, Bald Eagles, many "buzzards" and lots more

Official Website: Reed Bingham State Park

Yockanookany Wildlife Management Area Hunting

McCool, MS 39108 (187.147 miles)

Yockanookany is located in Attala County near McCool.

Official Website: Yockanookany Wildlife Management Area

Golden Memorial Hiking Fishing

Walnut Grove, MS 39189 (187.685 miles)

Golden Memorial State Park memorializes post civil War with a one-room school once located on the site. Picnic tables, grills, 2 picnic pavilions, nature trails, 15-acre spring-fed lake stocked with bass and bream. The Loblolly Trail features the second largest loblolly pine tree in the state of Mississippi. Golden Memorial State Park is for a Day Use Only.

Official Website: Golden Memorial

Bienville National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Forest, MS 39074 (188.315 miles)

Located in Central Mississippi, the Bienville National Forest offers the visitor a variety of recreational opportunities during all seasons of the year. Interstate 20 routes through the forest and allows easy and convenient access for many travelers who might want to take a rest stop or tour the forest. We have over 178,00 acres that are managed for wildlife, recreation, timber and other various activities.

Official Website: Bienville National Forest

Caney Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Forest, MS 39074 (188.315 miles)

Directions: I-20, Exit 88. Take, Hwy 35 south go approx. ¼ mile and turn right on West Moore Tower Road, headquarters is approximately one mile on left. I-20, take Exit 80. Take, Hwy 481 south. Go approx. 10 miles and turn right on CR 563. Go approx. 1.5 miles and turn right at sign indicating headquarters entrance.

Official Website: Caney Creek Wildlife Management Area

Chickasaw Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Houston, MS 38851 (190.278 miles)

Directions: From Houston, take Hwy 15 north to the intersection of Hwy 32 east. Turn east (right) toward Okolona, travel 10 miles, headquarters is on the left side of Highway. From Okolona, take Hwy 32 west toward Houston. Travel 10 miles; headquarters building is on the right side of highway

Official Website: Chickasaw Wildlife Management Area

Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge Hunting

Moss Point, MS 39562 (190.714 miles)

Grand Bay NWR is one of over 540 National Wildlife Refuges managed as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Grand Bay NWR was established in 1992 under the Emergency Wetlands Resources act of 1986 to protect one of the largest expanses of undisturbed pine savanna habitats in the Gulf Coastal Plain region. The refuge is located in Mobile County, Alabama and Jackson, County Mississippi, and when complete will encompass over 32,000 acres.

Official Website: Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Wakulla State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Crawfordville, FL 32327 (191.132 miles)

Wakulla State Forest is composed of one main tract in Wakulla County and one smaller tract in Leon County. Explore a range of different ecosystems and enjoy the stunning views of Wakulla State Forest on the Wakulla State Forest Trail System.

Official Website: Wakulla State Forest

EDWARD BALL WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Camping Horseback

WAKULLA SPRINGS, FL 32327 (191.132 miles)

Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds. The Wakulla Springs Lodge was built in 1937 by financier Edward Ball and is open year-round. A full-service dining room overlooks the spring; lodge meeting facilities offer an excellent place for retreats. Wakulla Springs State Park and Lodge is listed on the Natural Register of Historic Places and is designated as a National Natural Landmark.rn

Official Website: EDWARD BALL WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Hiking Biking

Franklin, TN 37401 (191.388 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

Chattahoochee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Gainesville, GA 30501 (192.202 miles)

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

Official Website: Chattahoochee National Forest

Tombigbee Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Tupelo, MS 38804 (192.708 miles)

Located just six miles south of Tupelo, Mississippi - Tombigbee State Park offers the finest in outdoor recreation opportunities minutes from one of Mississippi's premier shopping, dining and entertainment areas. Tupelo is the site of the bi-annual Tupelo Furniture Market; home of the Elvis Presley Birthplace; and the headquarters of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Official Website: Tombigbee

Natchez Trace Parkway Camping Biking

Tupelo, MS 38804 (192.708 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.

Official Website: Natchez Trace Parkway

Ward Bayou Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Vancleave, MS 39565 (193.072 miles)

Directions: From Moss Point travel north on Hwy 63 turn west on Wade-Vancleave Rd. and travel to 4-way stop. Turn left and follow signs to headquarters.

Official Website: Ward Bayou Wildlife Management Area

Tate's Hell State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Carabelle, FL 32322 (193.706 miles)

Tate's Hell State Forest is one continuous tract of land comprising over 202,000 acres. The predominant hydrologic feature within the state forest is Tate's Hell Swamp, which drains toward Apalachicola River and Bay. Tate's Hell State Forest offers a variety of recreation activities for the outdoor enthusiast. There are 35 miles of rivers, streams and creeks available for canoeing, boating and fishing. A concrete boat launch site is located at Cash Creek, with additional launch sites available at locations throughout the forest.

Official Website: Tate's Hell State Forest

Tishomingo Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Tishomingo, MS 38873 (194.037 miles)

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Tishomingo State Park is steeped in history and scenic beauty. The park takes its name from the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The famous Natchez Trace Parkway, the premier highway of the early 1800s and a modern scenic parkway, runs directly through the park. Today's visitors to Tishomingo State Park discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted the Indians centuries ago. Tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi. Massive boulders blanketed in moss dot the hillsides, and colorful wildflowers border trails once walked by Native Americans.

Official Website: Tishomingo

Tims Ford SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winchester, TN 37398 (194.196 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

Paul B Johnson Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (194.293 miles)

Located in the heart of Mississippi’s pine belt region Paul B. Johnson State Park is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods, and ancient oaks. The deep forests surrounding Paul B. Johnson provide a picturesque setting for a variety of outdoor activities. The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is just a 20-minute drive to the north, making Paul B. Johnson State Park the perfect place to spend a football weekend.

Official Website: Paul B Johnson

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

St. Marks, FL 32355 (194.901 miles)

St. Marks NWR, located 25 miles south of Tallahassee along the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a well-known oasis of natural Florida habitats for wildlife, especially birds. Natural salt marshes, freshwater swamps, pine forests and lakes provide a haven for wildlife and people.

Official Website: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Gulf Islands National Seashore Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Ocean Springs, MS 39564 (195.476 miles)

Beautiful beaches, historic forts and recreational opportunities are plentiful. Open year-round, the Seashore is in Mississippi and Florida.

Official Website: Gulf Islands National Seashore

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Canton, MS 39406 (195.479 miles)

Directions: From Jackson, MS go north on Hwy 25 approx. 18 miles to Hwy 43. Take Hwy 43 north approx. 6 miles and the WMA entrance is located on right.

Official Website: Pearl River Wildlife Management Area

Franklin State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Sewanee, TN 37375 (196.023 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 (196.023 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

BALD POINT STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Biking Boating

ALLIGATOR POINT , FL 32346 (196.295 miles)

Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along north Florida’s Gulf Coast can be found at this park. Located on Alligator Point where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay, Bald Point offers a multitude of land and water activities. Coastal marshes, pine flatwoods, and oak thickets foster a diversity of biological communities that make the park a popular destination for birding and wildlife viewing. Every fall, bald eagles, other migrating raptors, and monarch butterflies are commonly sighted as they head south for the winter. Bald Point offers access to two Apalachee Bay beaches for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing.rn

Official Website: BALD POINT STATE PARK

Shepard Camping Biking Boating

Gautier, MS 39553 (196.751 miles)

Shepard State Park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country, where legend has it that members of the Pascagoula Indian nation linked hands and walked into the Pascagoula River rather than be taken captive by hostile Indian tribes. The mournful death chant they sang as they walked earned the Pascagoula River the nickname “Singing River.” Tales of the heroic exploits of French and Spanish settlers and romantic legends of the Pascagoula and Biloxi Indians are standard fare in the scenic coastal area surrounding Shepard State Park.

Official Website: Shepard

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge Hiking

Gautier, MS 39553 (196.751 miles)

The Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 540 national wildlife refuges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It was established in 1975 to safeguard the endangered Mississippi sandhill crane and its unique disappearing wet pine savanna habitat. The refuge consists of more than 19,000 acres in four units and is now part of the Gulf Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge Complex Manager also administers Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Mississippi/Alabama) and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (Alabama).

Official Website: Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

Trace Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Belden, MS 38826 (197.052 miles)

Trace State Park offers a quiet, natural retreat located just minutes from the excitement of Tupelo, one of Mississippi's fastest growing cities. Trace State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities ranging from fishing and water sports to exploring miles of secluded nature trails. A special arrangement with the Pontotoc Country Club allows Trace State Park guests to enjoy the club's 18-hole golf course without paying green fees.

Official Website: Trace

South Cumberland SP Hiking Camping

Monteagle, TN 37356 (197.483 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

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Apalachicola, FL 32320 (197.840 miles)

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, in Franklin County, Florida, is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is managed to preserve, in as natural a state as possible, its highly varied plant and animal communities. Ten separate habitat types have been identified: tidal marsh; freshwater lakes and streams; dunes dominated by live oak/mixed hardwood understory; scrub oaks; relatively pure stands of cabbage palm; and four different slash pine communities, each with its own unique understory species. St. Vincent is an important stop-off point in the Gulf of Mexico region for neo-tropical migratory birds. The island is a haven for endangered and threatened species, including bald eagles, sea turtles, indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises. Wood storks use the refuge during their migration. In addition, the refuge serves as a breeding area for endangered red wolves

Official Website: St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

ORMAN HOUSE

APALACHICOLA , FL 32320 (197.840 miles)

Built in 1838 by Thomas Orman, this antebellum home overlooks the Apalachicola River, and was used for both business and social gatherings. Orman was a cotton merchant and businessman in Apalachicola from 1840 to the 1870s. He helped the tiny town become one of the Gulf Coast's most important cotton exporting ports during the mid-19th century. The house features details of both federal and Greek revival styles with wooden mantelpieces, molded plaster cornices, and wide heart-pine floorboards.rn

Official Website: ORMAN HOUSE

ECONFINA RIVER STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Biking Horseback Boating

LAMONT, FL 32336 (197.898 miles)

Nestled along the northern Gulf Coast, this park protects a mosaic of diverse landscapes. The Econfina River meanders like a dark ribbon through pine flatwoods, oaks and palm forests to broad expanses of salt marsh dotted with pine islands. Trails lead to a panoramic view of coastal Florida where lush islands, sand dunes left from a bygone era, dot the horizon.rn

Official Website: ECONFINA RIVER STATE PARK

DR JULIAN G BRUCE ST GEORGE ISLAND STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping

ST GEORGE ISLAND , FL 32328 (198.118 miles)

Miles of undeveloped beach with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Apalachicola Bay on the other provide the perfect setting for this park. The park offers ample opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, canoeing, boating, hiking, camping, and nature study. Two boat ramps provide access to Apalachicola Bay where anglers can fish for flounder, redfish, sea trout, pompano, whiting, and Spanish mackerel. Few parks offer better opportunities for gulf coast shelling. Shore birds such as the snowy plover, least tern, black skimmer, and willet often nest along the park´s sandy shores and grass flats.rn

Official Website: DR JULIAN G BRUCE ST GEORGE ISLAND STATE PARK

JOHN GORRIE MUSEUM STATE PARK

ST GEORGE ISLAND , FL 32328 (198.118 miles)

A young physician named John Gorrie moved to Apalachicola in the early 1800s when it was a prominent port of trade, commerce, and shipping in Florida. Gorrie served as postmaster, city treasurer, town councilman, and bank director. Concern for his yellow fever patients motivated Gorrie to invent a method for cooling their rooms. He became a pioneer in the field of air conditioning and refrigeration by inventing a machine that made ice, and received the first U.S. Patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. A replica of his ice-making machine is on display at the museum.rn

Official Website: JOHN GORRIE MUSEUM STATE PARK

Roosevelt Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Morton, MS 39117 (198.894 miles)

Roosevelt State Park conveniently located between Meridian and Jackson, Mississippi. Roosevelt State Park offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in a picturesque setting. The park's scenic overlook provides a panoramic view of the Bienville National Forest. The gently sloping landscape is particularly striking during the fall when the forest is bright with autumn colors.

Official Website: Roosevelt

Bienville Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Morton, MS 39117 (198.894 miles)

Directions: I-20, Exit 77, Take Hwy 13 north to Hwy 80. Turn right on Hwy 80 and go approx. 4 miles and turn left at Forest Service sign saying National Forest Service Trail. Go approx 6 miles, headquarters on left.

Official Website: Bienville Wildlife Management Area