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Warner Parks

Nashville, TN 37218 (5.664 miles)

Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively known as “The Warner Parks,” are managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation of Nashville and Davidson County. The Warner Parks are the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee and together span 2684 acres of forest and field, 9 miles from downtown Nashville.

Official Website: Warner Parks

Radnor Lake SP Hiking

Nashville, TN 37220 (6.782 miles)

Radnor Lake State Park is located in Davidson County in the midst of the Overton Hills, south of Metropolitan Nashville in the Oak Hill Community. This natural area provides a variety of scenic spots and a diversity of natural habitats ranging from the lake, to streams and placid sloughs. Wildlife and numerous species of plants are in abundance. It is a place that provides scenic, biological, geological, and passive recreational opportunities not found in other metropolitan areas of Nashville's size.

Official Website: Radnor Lake SP

Long Hunter SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Hermitage, TN 37076 (10.110 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

Natchez Trac Parkway Hiking Camping Biking Horseback

Franklin, TN 37064 (17.804 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

Beaman Park

Ashland City, TN 37015 (18.233 miles)

Beaman Park lies on the Highland Rim, just outside of the Nashville Basin, in the northwest edge of Davidson County and contains 1500 acres. Its terrain features steep, forested slopes, with drier ridge tops and elevations just under 1000 feet. Deep hollows contain pristine springs and streams.

Official Website: Beaman Park

Bledsoe Creek SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Gallatin, TN 37066 (23.858 miles)

Warriors' Path State Park was named for the park's proximity to the ancient war and trading path used by the Cherokee. Since that time, the park land has known a long history of travelers, and is still a pathway for modern-day outdoor enthusiasts. The 950-acre area was acquired from the Tennessee Valley Authority is 1952, to serve the people who live in or visit this section of Northeast Tennessee. It is situated on the shores of TVA's Patrick Henry Reservoir on the Holston River.

Official Website: Bledsoe Creek SP

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

Lebanon, TN 37087 (26.567 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

Stones River National Battlefield Hiking

Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (27.963 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

Montgomery Bell SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

1020 Jackson Hill Road, TN 37029 (28.018 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: Montgomery Bell SP

Port Royal SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Adams, TN 37010 (32.749 miles)

The Bluff Trail begins near the covered bridge site and extends along the Red River. Wildflowers and birds are abundant along this leisurely 1/4 mile trail. Port Royal is an historic park and a day use park. Port Royal State Park is a place of quiet natural beauty

Official Website: Port Royal SP

Dunbar Cave SP Hiking Fishing

Clarksville, TN 37043 (33.894 miles)

Dunbar Cave is located 60 minutes northwest of Nashville and about one and a half miles northeast of downtown Clarksville, TN in Montgomery County. Dunbar Cave is the most prominent of several caves located in this designated natural area. In the roomy mouth of the cave, square dances, radio shows, and big band era concerts were once held.

Official Website: Dunbar Cave SP

Henry Horton SP Hiking Fishing Camping

4358 Nashville Hwy., TN 37034 (38.667 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

Stewart State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Maynardville, TN 37041 (41.824 miles)

his Forest is located in northwestern Tennessee, in south-central Stewart County. State Highway 49 was an old rail bed that connected iron furnaces, that now bisects the forest. It is south of the western boundary of the Cross Creek National Wildlife Refuge. The Forest was acquired from a larger tract of land that was the Leech Estate, it became State land in 1933 in lieu of taxes. In 1935 governor McAllister declared it a state forest.

Official Website: Stewart State Forest

Edgar Evins SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Silver Point, TN 38582 (57.682 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

Lewis State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hohenwald, TN 38462 (60.276 miles)

his area was purchased from the Chancery Court of Lewis County for delinquent taxes in 1933 and became a State Forest in 1936. It is on the Western Highland Rim in central-southwestern Tennessee, in Lewis County. There are no known cultural sites on the forest. There is a demonstration forest road, exemplifying the use of BMPs and appropriate engineering specifications. Other areas of the forest have served for past research studies. A small wetland occurs in the southwestern corner of the forest. Most of the land (97%) is in forest cover and the remainder is open land. This Forest is somewhat unique in the Tennessee State Forest system in that about 15% of the forested area is in the southern yellow pine type. Primary recreational use of the Forest is for hunting. All timber harvests include objectives for improving habitat for wildlife.

Official Website: Lewis State Forest

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park Hiking Fishing Boating

732 Stone Fort Drive, TN 37355 (60.878 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

Fort Donelson National Battlefield Hiking Biking

Dover, TN 37058 (62.629 miles)

The tour at Fort Donelson National Battlefield is self-guided. Most visitors gain a better understanding of the battle by first visiting the museum and viewing the 10-minute audiovisual program. A park brochure explains the six-mile, self-guided tour. Park Rangers are available for questions. The park has 5.7 miles of hiking trails for nature lovers to enjoy. Visitors can pick up a trail guide at the visitor center. For more information call (931) 232-5348.

Official Website: Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Stewart State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Hwy 49, TN 37058 (62.629 miles)

Size: 4,277 acres. This Forest is located in northwestern Tennessee, in south-central Stewart County. Hunting, hiking and some mountain biking are offered. There also are many sites of historic or cultural interest on the forest, including hundreds of areas where charcoal was produced, an iron ore pit, and several old house sites and stills. There are also several small areas where prairie grasses have been established. Approximately 96% is in hardwoods and only about 3% is in pine. The dominant hardwood type is oak/hickory and is generally even aged (70-95 years) containing mostly mature to over-mature hardwood.

Official Website: Stewart State Forest

Cross Creeks NWR Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Dover, TN 37058 (62.629 miles)

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge Cross Creeks NWR is located four miles east of Dover, in Stewart County, Tennessee and approximately seventy-five miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee. The refuge was established in 1962 as a result of mitigation proceedings with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers when portion of the Kentucky Woodlands NWR was inundated with the creation of the Lake Barkely Project. Its primary purpose is to provide feeding and resting habitat for migratory birds with an emphasis placed on providing habitat for wintering waterfowl.

Official Website: Cross Creeks NWR

Lake Malone State Park Hiking Fishing Boating

Dunmore, KY 42339 (64.184 miles)

The lake is enclosed by dramatic 50-foot sandstone bluffs rising above the water's edge and surrounded by hardwood forests. Discover the beautiful landscape of Lake Malone State Park on the 1.5-mile Laurel Trail or the .25-mile Wildflower Trail. These easy-rated hiking trails provide picturesque views of many rock walls, once used as shelters by Native Americans. Mountain laurel, holly, dogwood and wildflowers provide a rich tapestry of native flora. Natural wonders abound in this secluded wilderness!

Official Website: Lake Malone State Park

Johnsonville State Historic Park Hiking Fishing

New Johnsonville, TN 37134 (67.200 miles)

Located off U.S. Hwy. 70, the park is named for Military Governor Andrew Johnson. This 600-acre park on the eastern side of Kentucky Lake overlooks the site of the Battle of Johnsonville. Interpretive tours are available. A six mile hiking trail leads the visitors throughout the park area. Hikers will pass by the historical portions of Johnsonville and the Union encampment including well-preserved redoubts, rifle pits, cemeteries, railroad turn-around, and home locations.

Official Website: Johnsonville State Historic Park

Nathan Bedford Forest SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Eva, TN 38333 (67.906 miles)

The park was named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the intrepid Confederate cavalry leader, who on November 4, 1864, attacked and destroyed the federal supply and munitions depot at (Old) Johnsonville at the mouth of Trace Creek. His operations were concentrated along the river in the vicinity of the park and the town of Eva. There are over 30 miles of hiking trails ranging in length from 1/2 mile to 20 miles and from easy to rugged. Trail maps are available at the park office and museum.

Official Website: Nathan Bedford Forest SP

Rock Island SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Rock Island, TN 38581 (69.966 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

Mousetail Landing SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Linden, TN 37096 (71.691 miles)

This 1, 247-acre area is located on the east banks of the Tennessee River in the state's picturesque Western valley. The scenic Buffalo River flows nearby, providing opportunity for family canoe float trips. The park has one day-use, three mile trail. There is one over night, eight mile trail with two screened in shelters. These backcountry shelters have bunkbeds and each shelter sleeps 8 people. Shelter #2 is on a large limestone bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and Busseltown Wildlife Management Area. Shelter #1 is located in a scenic hardwood forest.

Official Website: Mousetail Landing SP

Land Between The Lakes Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Golden Pond, KY 42211 (73.112 miles)

When the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers were impounded to create Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, an inland peninsula was formed. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated the peninsula Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in an effort to demonstrate how an area with limited timber, agricultural and industrial resources could be converted into a recreation asset that would stimulate economic growth in the region. Today, LBL remains the country's only such demonstration site and is the cornerstone of the region's $600 million tourism industry. Land Between The Lakes offers all the outdoor recreation "basics", with some unique opportunities for environmental education and historic interpretation. Nestled in western Kentucky and Tennessee, LBL hosts an average of two million visitors each year who come from all over the nation and more than 30 foreign countries. With more than 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, you'll discover a wide range of opportunities in LBL to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Official Website: Land Between The Lakes

Barren River Lake WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Horseback Boating

Glasgow, KY 42141 (73.949 miles)

Hilly to gently sloping terrain, with woodlands and cleared bottomlands maintained for wildlife. Peninsula Unit, Grass, Goose Mason and Narrows islands open to primitive weapons hunting only. Tail-Water Campground open year-round; no camping on management area. The Dry Creek unit is the mobility impaired designated area. Boating, fishing on Barren Lake, camping, golf, horseback riding, swimming, lodge accommodations at nearby Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Official Website: Barren River Lake WMA

Burgess Falls SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Sparta, TN 38583 (74.954 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

Tims Ford SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winchester, TN 37398 (77.225 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

Beechy Creek WMA Fishing Hunting

New Concord, KY 42076 (77.641 miles)

Bottomland hardwoods, some fields.

Official Website: Beechy Creek WMA

Franklin State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Sewanee, TN 37375 (82.103 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 (82.103 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

Standing Stone State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hilham, TN 38570 (82.679 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

South Cumberland SP Hiking Camping

Monteagle, TN 37356 (83.607 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

Mammoth Cave National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 (83.952 miles)

Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 367 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy and peculiar place," but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name—Mammoth.

Official Website: Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave NP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, KY 42259 (83.952 miles)

Official Website: Mammoth Cave NP

Tennessee NWR Hiking Hunting Boating

Paris, TN 38242 (86.046 miles)

The refuge consists of a diversity of habitats including open reservoir waters, bottomland hardwoods, upland oak/hickory forests, freshwater marsh, agricultural lands, and some of the largest and highest quality moist soil managed impoundments in the nation. The diversity of habitats found on Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge provide ample feeding, nesting and resting areas for 301 bird species, 51 types of mammals, 89 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 144 species of fish. A hotspot for fish diversity, this refuge boasts greater fish species diversity than any other inland national wildlife refuge in the country.

Official Website: Tennessee NWR

Pennyrile State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Dawson Springs, KY 42408 (86.818 miles)

In 1930, as part of the Land Use and Resettlement Program, the Division of Forestry acquired leases on land in Christian, Hopkins and Caldwell counties, which became the Pennyrile State Forest. It now includes 14,648 acres of forest. The area 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. ATV's are prohibited in the forest.

Official Website: Pennyrile State Forest

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Dawson Springs, KY 42408 (86.818 miles)

The rustic wood and stone Pennyrile Lodge, with 24 rooms, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake. Open year-round. Rooms available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Central Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).

Official Website: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Paris Landing SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Buchanan, TN 38222 (90.057 miles)

Paris Landing State Park is an 841 acre park located on the western shore of the Tennessee River, which is dammed to form Kentucky Lake (160,000 acres). The park sits on the widest part of the lake (3 miles wide) and is the perfect location for all water sports such as fishing, boating, swimming, and skiing. On land, there is plenty of activity with golfing, hiking, camping, or just relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty and wildlife. Be on the lookout for deer, turkey, fox, and coyote that roam the park. Eagles can be seen in the winter months.

Official Website: Paris Landing SP

Natchez Trace State Park Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wildersville, TN 38388 (95.188 miles)

The park includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47 room resort inn and restaurant complex, cabins, group lodge, camping areas, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque hiking trails, a wrangler camp, 250 miles of horse riding trails, a park store, and archery range. Located at I-40, exit 116, this area is composed of a State Park, State Forest and a WMA with a total of 48,000 acres. The Tennessee Division of State Parks, Tennessee Division of Forestry and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency share administration of this area.

Official Website: Natchez Trace State Park

Natchez Trace State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wildersville, TN 38388 (95.188 miles)

The Forest is located in central-western Tennessee, in portions of Henderson, Carroll, and Benton Counties. It is approximately 30 miles east of Jackson and is bisected by I-40. The Forest originated from lands purchased by the Resettlement Administration and became a State Forest in 1949. At the time of purchase the land was severely abused by poor agricultural practices that caused severe erosion and resulted in a deeply gullied landscape

Official Website: Natchez Trace State Forest

Clear Creek WMA. Fishing Hunting

Nebo, KY 42441 (95.345 miles)

Consists of primarily wetlands with some shoreline. Offers waterfowl hunting, fishing in the main creek channel and bird watching opportunities.

Official Website: Clear Creek WMA.

Cordell Hull Birthplace SP Hiking

Byrdstown, TN 38549 (95.487 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

Fall Creek Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Pikeville, TN 37367 (96.623 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

Joe Wheeler State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Rogersville, AL 35652 (96.777 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

Cumberland Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Crossville, TN 38555 (98.870 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

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Benton, KY 42025 (99.313 miles)

No established roads or trails. Clarks River is the only National Wildlife Refuge located entirely within Kentucky. Land is still being purchased to complete projected size of 18,000 acres. Hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing. Owned by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Official Website: Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

Monte Sano State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Huntsville, AL 35801 (100.252 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

Russell Cave NM Hiking

3729 County Road 98 Bridgeport, AL 35740 (103.192 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

Pickett State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Jamestown, TN 38556 (103.995 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 (103.995 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

Marrowbone State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting

Jamestown, KY 42629 (109.069 miles)

Marrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management Area is a 1,608-acre tract of land located on Highway 90 in Metcalfe and Cumberland counties. Marrowbone State Forest is open to the public for day use only unless hunting regulations specify extended hours. Allowable activities include regulated hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing. ATVs and horseback riding are prohibited.

Official Website: Marrowbone State Forest

Ben Hawes State Park Hiking Biking

Owensboro, KY 42301 (111.522 miles)

Located in Western Kentucky, Ben Hawes State Park offers opportunities for fun and education. On the park grounds are the remains of a deep coal mine operation that thrived from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Several buildings remain that can be reached by hiking trails. Park benches are conveniently located around the mine site. Along the wooded countryside of the park, there is an outdoor classroom where nature classes can be held.

Official Website: Ben Hawes State Park

Prentice Cooper State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Chattanooga, TN 37343 (111.983 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

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Decatur, AL 35603 (112.441 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 (112.441 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 (112.441 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 (112.441 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

Big Cypress Tree State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Greenfield, TN 38230 (112.673 miles)

This 330-acre natural area lies in the floodplain of the Middle Fork of the Obion River in West Tennessee. Visitors to Big Cypress Tree State Park will find a clean and peaceful park where they can relax and enjoy nature. A variety of plant life ranging from native wild flowers to native trees may be seen here. Wildlife seen at Big Cypress includes bluebirds, doves, hawks, owls, deer, squirrels, butterflies, bats, and many others. During the Fall Festival, held each fall during the month of September, visitors may see up close several birds of prey including a bald eagle.

Official Website: Big Cypress Tree State Park

Shiloh National Military Park Hiking

Shiloh, TN 38376 (113.225 miles)

Shiloh National Military Park was established in 1894 to preserve the scene of the first major battle in the Western theater of the Civil War. The two-day battle, April 6 and 7, 1862, involved about 65,000 Union and 44,000 Confederate troops, resulting in nearly 24,000 killed, wounded, and missing. It proved to be a decisive victory for the federal forces when they advanced on and seized control of the Confederate railway system at Corinth, Mississippi. The park offers hiking trails. For more information call (731) 689-5696.

Official Website: Shiloh National Military Park

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Hiking Biking

Franklin, TN 37401 (113.552 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

Cathedral Caverns Camping

Woodville, AL 35776 (113.943 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

Pickwick Landing SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Pickwick Dam, TN 38365 (115.214 miles)

Pickwick Landing State Park is located just south of Pickwick Dam, 12 miles south of Savannah, TN., in Hardin County. The lake and river offer excellent fishing, boating, swimming and a marina. Accommodations on the park include a modern Inn and Restaurant, cabins and camping. There is also a beautiful and challenging golf course. The park contains 1,400 acres of forested hills and hollows. There is a 2.8 mile trail to explore and enjoy the wildlife and plant life around the lake. Picnicking, swimming and play fields are also available.

Official Website: Pickwick Landing SP

Green River Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Campbellsville, KY 42718 (115.417 miles)

Green River Lake State Park opened in 1969 contains 1,331 acres along with the 8,200-acre lake. The park has many attractions for those who love nature and wish to experience the beauty that is Kentucky.

Official Website: Green River Lake State Park

Harrison Bay SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Harrison, TN 37341 (116.829 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

Chickasaw State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Henderson, TN 38340 (116.839 miles)

Chickasaw State Rustic Park is situated on some of the highest terrain in west Tennessee. Of the area's 14,384 acres of timberland, 1,280 acres are used for recreation. The remainder is state forest managed jointly by the State Forestry Division and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The park is located in Chester and Hardeman Counties, 18 miles south of Jackson, Tennessee on State Hwy. 100.

Official Website: Chickasaw State Park

Pinson Mounds State Park Hiking Camping

Pinson, TN 38366 (119.504 miles)

Pinson Mounds, one of two state archaeological parks, is a special park, set aside to protect the prehistoric remains found there. Managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Division of State Parks, the Pinson Mounds grouping consists of at least 15 earthen mounds, a geometric enclosure, habitation areas and related earthworks in an area that incorporates almost 1,200 acres. Pinson Mounds is a national historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Official Website: Pinson Mounds State Park

Lone Mountain State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Knoxville, TN 37887 (121.194 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 (121.194 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 (121.194 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 (121.194 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

Cloudland Canyon State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Rising Fawn, GA 30738 (121.581 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Cloudland Canyon State Park

Green River State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting

Henderson, KY 42420 (122.218 miles)

The Green River State Forest consists of 1,106 acres located about five miles northeast of the town of Henderson in Henderson County. it is open to the public for most recreational uses including hiking, hunting and fishing. Off-road vehicles are prohibited.

Official Website: Green River State Forest

J P Coleman Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Iuka, MS 38852 (122.821 miles)

Perched on a rocky bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, J.P. Coleman State Park offers the finest in all types of water sports. Visitors experience unmatched sailing, swimming, skiing, and fishing for Smallmouth bass in the sparkling waters of Pickwick Lake, and enjoy camping and exploring in the untamed wilderness along the banks of the Tennessee River.

Official Website: J P Coleman

Divide Section Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Iuka, MS 38852 (122.821 miles)

Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 72 and Hwy 25 in Iuka, go south on Hwy 25 4.4 miles to the Midway Community. Turn west on Hwy 364 and go 4.0 miles to the Divide Section WMA. Headquarters compound is on the right.

Official Website: Divide Section Wildlife Management Area

Buck's Pocket State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Oak Grove, AL 35975 (126.563 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

Cherokee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Cleveland, TN 37312 (126.601 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

Red Clay SP Hiking

Cleveland, TN 37311 (127.842 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

Chickasaw State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Henderson, TN 38356 (127.950 miles)

Chickasaw State Forest is located in Chester and Hardeman Counties on the Coastal Plain in West Tennessee. The Resettlement Administration Program purchased the majority of lands making up the forest in 1938; the lands at the time of acquisition were highly eroded and degraded by farming and timber harvesting. The entire project area was deeded to the State of Tennessee in 1955 and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division assumed responsibility for the portion that is now a State Forest. Approximately 63% of the Forest is in hardwood types, about 29% is in southern yellow pines, and the remainder is in mixed pine and hardwood cover. The Forest is dominated by stands of mature sawtimber. About 35% of the stands are upland hardwoods in excess of 80 years old.

Official Website: Chickasaw State Forest

Reelfoot NWR Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

, TN 38261 (128.029 miles)

Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 to manage the northern third of Reelfoot Lake as a refuge for migratory birds. Additional lands acquired in Southwestern Kentucky expanded the refuge to it s current 10,428 acres. The proximity of Reelfoot Lake and the refuge to the Mississippi river has always made the area a major stopover and wintering ground for migratory waterfowl and bald eagles. This area has long been a major stop-over and wintering area for large concentrations of waterfowl. Wintering concentrations of mallards may exceed 400,000 birds, and during extreme winters, concentrations of Canada geese may exceed 100,000.

Official Website: Reelfoot NWR

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

Oneida, TN 37841 (128.252 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

Lake Guntersville State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Guntersville, AL 35976 (129.207 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

Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Corinth, MS 38834 (129.251 miles)

Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area (TWMA) is comprised of approximately 2,600 acres of state owned land located in northern Alcorn County, approximately three miles west and northwest of Corinth, MS. This is a relatively new area, established in 1999. The TWMA is split into two separate blocks of land known as Unit 1 (1400 ac.) and Unit 2 (1200 ac.) for management purposes.

Official Website: Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area

Coil Estate WMA. Hiking Fishing Hunting

Bardwell, KY 42023 (133.123 miles)

The 795-acre area is primarily open cropland and bottomland hardwoods. Access is by foot travel only. Hunting is permitted on the eastern 360 acres of the area under statewide regulations. The Western 435 acres of the area are closed to all hunting but are open to public access, hiking and wildlife viewing. Please check the website or the 2009-10 hunting guide for more information. Coil Estate WMA is owned by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Official Website: Coil Estate WMA.

Desoto State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Fort Payne, AL 35967 (133.247 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 (133.247 miles)

Official Website: Little River Canyon NP

Tishomingo Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Tishomingo, MS 38873 (133.376 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

General Burnside State Park Fishing Camping

Burnside, KY 42519 (134.500 miles)

General Burnside Island State Park was named for the sideburn-whiskered Civil War general Ambrose Burnside. Burnside led patrols along the Cumberland River, circling this 400-acre island while on the look out for Confederate soldiers.

Official Website: General Burnside State Park

Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Delano, TN 37325 (136.475 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

Knobs State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping

Clermont, KY 40110 (136.782 miles)

Knobs State Forest and Wildlife Management Area is located 28 miles south of Louisville. The forest is open for day use only unless hunting regulations specify extended hours. Hiking, wildlife viewing and regulated hunting are permitted. ATVs and horseback riding are prohibited.

Official Website: Knobs State Forest

Bernheim Armoretum and Research Forest Hiking Fishing Biking

Clermont, KY 40110 (136.782 miles)

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest connects people and nature by: •Providing ample opportunities for quiet, personal experiences with the outdoors, •Fostering curiosity and the love of learning with imaginative, inter-disciplinary, outdoor-oriented horticultural and natural history programs and exhibits, as well as nature-inspired art and cultural activities, and by •Increasing understanding of the natural world through progressive, inter-disciplinary research in horticulture, natural areas management, and habitat restoration

Official Website: Bernheim Armoretum and Research Forest

Beaver Creek WMA Hiking Fishing

Greenwood, KY 42634 (137.596 miles)

Steep, mountainous terrain in mixed hardwoods, approximately 150 acres of open fields. Opportunities for trout fishing and sightseeing. Within Daniel Boone National Forest. Beaver Creek Wilderness Area within WMA. No developed facilities.

Official Website: Beaver Creek WMA

Ballard WMA. Fishing Hunting

Bandana, KY 42022 (137.796 miles)

Sloughs and agricultural bottomlands, some hardwood stands. Wintering bald eagles, eagle nests. Fishing in 11 lakes on area.

Official Website: Ballard WMA.

Big Hill Pond State Park Hiking Biking

Pocahontas, TN 38061 (138.803 miles)

Big Hill Pond State Park lies in the southwestern part of McNairy County and encompasses approximately 5,000 acres of magnificent timberland and hardwood bottom land. Cypress Creek and Tuscumbia River border the property. Several oxbow lakes and sloughs add to the waterway. The flood plain adjacent to both the Tuscumbia River and Cypress Creek contains small oxbow lakes and swamp areas which are desirable habitat for waterfowl, wildlife and fishing.

Official Website: Big Hill Pond State Park

James H Floyd State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Summerville, GA 30747 (141.430 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: James H Floyd State Park

Cove Lake SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Caryville, TN 37714 (144.397 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 (144.397 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

John Bell Williams Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Booneville, MS 38829 (144.731 miles)

John Bell Williams is located in Prentiss County near Booneville.

Official Website: John Bell Williams Wildlife Management Area

Jefferson Memorial Forest Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Louisville, KY 40118 (145.716 miles)

Located just 15 miles from downtown Louisville, Jefferson Memorial Forest's 6,191 acres give you the opportunity to experience nature at its most spectacular - without leaving the city. Picnic underneath a towering oak tree. Grab a backpack and hit the trails in the nation’s largest municipal urban forest. Or, set up your tent and take in the symphony of crickets and frogs. Whether you want to be adventurous, be inspired or just be, the forest offers all sorts of wonderful woodland possibilities. That's the beauty of the forest - it's your adventure, and it doesn't have to cost you a thing.

Official Website: Jefferson Memorial Forest

Norris Dam SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lake City, TN 37769 (146.489 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

Fort Mountian State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Chatsworth, GA 30705 (148.513 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Fort Mountian State Park

Indian Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

143 State Park Circle, TN 37762 (150.300 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

Scott State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Jamestown, TN 37766 (151.482 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

Hatchie NWR Fishing Hunting Boating

South Stanton, TN 38069 (151.777 miles)

Hatchie NWR includes 11,556 acres along the Scenic Hatchie River and is located about four miles south of Brownsville, Tennessee. The refuge was established in 1964, primarily to provide habitat (food, water and shelter) for migrating and wintering waterfowl.

Official Website: Hatchie NWR

Cedar Creek Lake WMA Fishing Hunting

Crab Orchard, KY 40419 (152.947 miles)

Approximately 400 acres are forested and 400 acres are in an open condition. Elevations range from 880 to 1,00 feet above sea level. Good to moderate populations of squirrel, rabbits and songbirds exist on the area. Good to moderate numbers of waterfowl use the lake during spring and fall migration. The area is open under statewide regulations for small game and waterfowl but is not open to modern gun deer season.. See the Fall Hunting and Trapping Guide for additional information concerning hunting seasons

Official Website: Cedar Creek Lake WMA

Rolleigh Peterson State Forest

Louisville, KY 40299 (154.429 miles)

The Rolleigh Peterson Educational Forest consists of 98 acres located in eastern Jefferson County. Public access will be limited to periodic guided tours. No fishing, hunting or off-road vehicles will be permitted at any time

Official Website: Rolleigh Peterson State Forest

House Mountain SP Hiking

Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation, TN 37919 (155.817 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

John Tully State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Greeneville, TN 38063 (157.077 miles)

John Tully State Forest, acquired on August 29, 2002, was formed from part of a substantial tract of prime forestland and wildlife habitat acquired from Anderson-Tully, a Memphis-based timber manage-ment and lumber company. Funding was provided by a joint effort of the State of Tennessee, the USDA Forest Service's Forest Legacy program, the Nature Conservancy, and various other private sources including the National Wild Turkey Federation, Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation and Wildlife Forever, Inc. John Tully State Forest had been owned by the Anderson-Tully Corporation since 1902, with timber production as the primary objective. Almost the entire state forest area was harvested extensively in the years immediately prior to purchase by the state. In addition, the property has been managed for years by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) as a wildlife management area. As the only state forest representing western Tennessee's physiogeographic region, it is covered in Mississippi River alluvial bottomland hardwoods and holds some of the state's best hunting and fishing lands. It is only the second state forest established in the last half-century.

Official Website: John Tully State Forest

Chickasaw NWR Fishing Hunting

Ripley, TN 38063 (157.077 miles)

Established August 5, 1985, Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Lower Mississippi River floodplain along the Chickasaw Bluff in western Tennessee. Chickasaw NWR currently encompasses 25,006 acres and includes the largest block of bottomland hardwood forest in Tennessee. Chickasaw NWR and adjacent lands are known to be important wintering and stop-over areas for a large portion of the Mississippi Flyway mallard population. Under optimum conditions, peak waterfowl numbers may exceed 250,000 including black ducks, gadwall, pintail, teal, wigeon, wood duck, ring-necked duck, and hooded merganser.

Official Website: Chickasaw NWR

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Corbin, KY 40701 (157.235 miles)

The solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge. Fifty-one rooms offer beautiful views and full amenities including interior corridors. All rooms totally renovated in 2006. Relax on the beautiful, large observation deck overlooking the Cumberland River winding thru the hillside. It provides a spectacular spot for a wedding. Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Eastern Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).

Official Website: Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Fort Loudoun SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Vonore, TN 37885 (157.833 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

Lower Hatchie Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Henning, TN 38041 (159.809 miles)

Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) sits along the lower 17 miles of the Hatchie River in western Tennessee. Unlike most Mississippi River tributaries that have been straightened and levees constructed for flood control, the Hatchie River remains the longest continuous stretch of naturally meandering river in the lower Mississippi River Valley. In result, wildlife and fisheries thrive in its almost pristine watershed ecosystems. The refuge helps protect and enhance the ever diminishing bottomland hardwood forests, along with other important habitats within the Hatchie River watershed. The refuge currently comprises 9,451 acres.

Official Website: Lower Hatchie

Fort Pillow State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Henning, TN 38041 (159.809 miles)

The 1,642 acre Fort Pillow, located in Lauderdale County on the Chickasaw Bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, is rich in both historic and archaeological significance. In 1861, the Confederate Army built extensive fortifications here and named the site for General Gideon J. Pillow of Maury County. The confederate soldiers abandoned the fort. Remains of the earthworks are well-preserved. Nature and recreational programs are presented during the summer months or upon request.

Official Website: Fort Pillow State Park

Canal Section Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Fulton, MS 38843 (159.886 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

Big Ridge State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Maynardville, TN 37807 (159.976 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

Chuck Swan State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

LaFollette, TN 37866 (163.022 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

Cane Creek WMA. Fishing Hunting Camping

London, KY 40741 (163.385 miles)

Access by interior roads. Primarily hilly, steep terrain, mostly forested with only a few openings. No developed facilities. For camping check with owner. Within Daniel Boone National Forest. Owned by U.S. Forest Service

Official Website: Cane Creek WMA.

Rickwood Caverns Camping

Warrior, AL 35180 (163.386 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

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Murphy, NC 28906 (167.257 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

Tombigbee Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Tupelo, MS 38804 (168.489 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 (168.489 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

Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area

Jacksonville, AL 36265 (170.945 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

Hell Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

New Albany, MS 38652 (170.948 miles)

Directions: From New Albany, take Hwy 15 north toward Ripley. At Cotton Plant community turn left onto county road 825. Headquarters building is 3.5 miles on the right.

Official Website: Hell Creek Wildlife Management Area

Trace Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Belden, MS 38826 (171.846 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

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Robbinsville, NC 28771 (172.473 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

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Middlesboro, KY 40965 (172.844 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

Red Top Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Cartersville, GA 30121 (174.764 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Red Top Mountian State Park

Kentucky Ridge State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Pineville, KY 40977 (175.910 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 (175.910 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

Wall Doxey Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Holly Springs, MS 38635 (178.503 miles)

Wall Doxey State Park offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities in a setting rich in natural beauty. Centered around a 60-acre, spring-fed lake, Wall Doxey is only 40 miles from the exciting shopping, restaurants, and attractions of Memphis, Tennessee, and is just seven miles from the splendid antebellum homes of Holly Springs, Mississippi. The University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss") is just a 25-minute drive away, making Wall Doxey State Park the perfect place to spend a football weekend. For a weekend getaway or as a central vacation spot, Wall Doxey State Park is an ideal destination.

Official Website: Wall Doxey

Vogel State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Blairsville, GA 30512 (178.794 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Vogel State Park

Begley WMA Fishing Hunting

Manchester, KY 40962 (180.495 miles)

Begley WMA is the result of a cooperative agreement between Begley Properties, LLC and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Reclaimed surface mined and forested land. Active surface mine sites, deep mines and the coal washing facility are off limits to the public. Owned by Begley Properties, LLC

Official Website: Begley WMA

Burchell-Beech Creek WMA. Fishing Hunting

Manchester, KY 40962 (180.495 miles)

Sloping hills, ridge top flats, narrow valleys primarily in hardwood forests with some overgrown fields in bottoms. No roads within area. Fishing in 34-acre Bert Combs Lake for trout, channel catfish, bass, crappie, bluegill.

Official Website: Burchell-Beech Creek WMA.

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing

Fort McClellan, AL 36205 (181.292 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 (181.292 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 (181.292 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

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Millington, TN 38053 (183.923 miles)

Bordering on the mighty Mississippi River, two-thirds of this 13,467-acre park are bottomland hardwood forests of large oak, cypress and tupelo. The park also contains two lakes and many miles of hiking trails. The Meeman Museum and Nature Center is named for Edward J. Meeman, courageous conservation editor of Scripps-Howard newspapers who helped establish this park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park maintains a boat ramp on the Mississippi River. Deer, turkey, beaver and some 200 species of birds are abundant.

Official Website: Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Wilderness Road Hiking Camping Biking

Ewing, VA 24248 (184.299 miles)

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

Official Website: Wilderness Road

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (185.261 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

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

Heflin, AL 36264 (186.711 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

Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Manila, AR 72442 (190.353 miles)

Once a free-flowing river system, Big Lake NWR was changed to a lake/swamp ecosystem by the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12.

Official Website: Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Daniel Boone National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Winchester, KY 40391 (190.879 miles)

Primarily mountainous with many sections quite steep and rugged, but with some fairly flat river and creek bottoms and ridge tops. Migratory waterfowl, bald eagles often seen around Cave Run and Laurel lakes. Many trout streams, small lakes throughout, several rivers offer float fishing. Several recreational areas maintained by U.S. Forest Service offer camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback trails, etc. Maps, additional information available from U. S. Forest Service,1700 Bypass Road, Winchester, KY 40391. NOTE: Much land within forest boundaries is still privately owned and permission should be obtained before entering these private holdings.

Official Website: Daniel Boone National Forest

Talladega National Forest - Talladega District Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Talladega, AL 35160 (192.263 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

Panther Creek SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Morristown, TN 37814 (193.464 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

Amicalola Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (194.889 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 (194.889 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 (194.889 miles)

located in the Dawson State Forest in Dawsonville GA

Official Website: Hightower Educational Forest

Paulding Forest

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (194.889 miles)

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

Official Website: Paulding Forest

Ashland WMA Hunting

Beattyville, KY 41311 (195.838 miles)

The area is almost entirely forested with extremely rugged, steep terrain and many high cliffs. Elevations range from 850 to 1,250 feet above sea level. Good to moderate populations of grouse, squirrel, furbearers, deer, turkey, and songbirds exist on the area. The hollow is surrounded by clifflines characteristic of this portion of the state. Several man-made waterholes provide habitat for many reptiles and amphibians.

Official Website: Ashland WMA

Cheaha State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Delta, AL 36258 (197.383 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

Oak Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Pelham, AL 35124 (197.881 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

Kentenia State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Harlan, KY 40831 (198.113 miles)

Kentenia is the oldest state-owned forest, acquired in 1919 as a gift from the Kentenia-Cantron Corporation. It is located in Harlan County. The forest is open to the public for hunting and fishing and subject to state fish and game regulations. Primitive camping, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding are also permitted. ATVs are prohibited.

Official Website: Kentenia State Forest

Holly Springs National Forest Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Oxford, MS 38655 (199.029 miles)

Official Website: Holly Springs National Forest

Sardis Waterfowl Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Oxford, MS 38655 (199.029 miles)

Directions: From Oxford, take Hwy. 314 west approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right at 3-way stop. Turn left at 4-way stop onto CR 102. Go 5 miles, then turn right onto CR 141. Go approximately 3.5 miles to area headquarters.

Official Website: Sardis Waterfowl Wildlife Management Area

Upper Sardis Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Oxford, MS 38655 (199.029 miles)

Directions: Located in Lafayette County. From the intersection of Hwy. 7 and Hwy. 30 at Oxford go 12 miles east on Hwy. 30 to sign on the right saying Headquarters.

Official Website: Upper Sardis Wildlife Management Area

Unicoi State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Helen, GA 30545 (199.424 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Unicoi State Park

Smithgall Woods Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Helen, GA 30545 (199.424 miles)

Conservation Area in NE GA

Official Website: Smithgall Woods