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Rolleigh Peterson State Forest

Louisville, KY 40299 (33.847 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

Daniel Boone National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Winchester, KY 40391 (42.005 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

Knobs State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping

Clermont, KY 40110 (44.635 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 (44.635 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

Kincaid Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Falmouth, KY 41040 (46.122 miles)

Explore the lake in a rental boat from the marina, or soak up the summer sunshine at the lakeside swimming pool. Surrounded by open woodland, the campground offers quiet seclusion with all of the modern conveniences campers expect.

Official Website: Kincaid Lake State Park

Jefferson Memorial Forest Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Louisville, KY 40118 (46.823 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

Clay WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Horseback Boating

Carlisle, KY 40311 (48.614 miles)

Steep to rolling terrain; woodlands, 1,700 cleared acres; Hunting and Fishing opportunities. Boat ramp on Licking River. Marietta Booth tract (800 acres) and Webb tract (120 acres) in Fleming County and Bailey Tract (621 acres) in Fleming County. Old roads, trails and miles of maintained roads. Horseback riding trails on main Nicholas County tract only. This WMA is closed to the public during quota fox hunting field trials.

Official Website: Clay WMA

Big Bone Lick State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Union, KY 41091 (52.641 miles)

Ancient creatures like the mammoth, mastodon, ground sloth and bison once roamed through mineral springs and swamps now grassy plains covered with trees and shrubs. Visit this state park to get an up close look at an American Buffalo herd.

Official Website: Big Bone Lick State Park

Cedar Creek Lake WMA Fishing Hunting

Crab Orchard, KY 40419 (55.060 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

Green River Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Campbellsville, KY 42718 (58.388 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

Natural Bridge State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Boating

Slade, KY 40376 (71.731 miles)

Delight in the mountainside beauty of Hemlock Lodge. The 35 rooms of Hemlock Lodge have private balconies. 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: Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Ashland WMA Hunting

Beattyville, KY 41311 (77.058 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

Marrowbone State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting

Jamestown, KY 42629 (83.786 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

General Burnside State Park Fishing Camping

Burnside, KY 42519 (85.391 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

Cane Creek WMA. Fishing Hunting Camping

London, KY 40741 (86.427 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.

Mammoth Cave National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 (93.786 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 (93.786 miles)

Official Website: Mammoth Cave NP

Tygarts State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Horseback

Olive Hill, KY 41164 (94.235 miles)

The state bought Tygarts State Forest in Carter County in 1957. It is 874 acres in size and adjoins Carter Caves State Park. The forest is open for public recreation, but camping is not allowed. Public campsites are available at the state park.

Official Website: Tygarts State Forest

Grayson Lake State Park Hunting Camping

Olive Hill, KY 41164 (94.235 miles)

Sheer sandstone canyons and gentle slopes comprise the 1,512 acres of Grayson Lake State Park. This site was a favorite camping area for Shawnee and Cherokee Native American. The hiking trails offer several species of ferns, mosses, and lichens, the flowering rhododendron, "lizard head rock," and the unusual combination of beech-hemlock trees

Official Website: Grayson Lake State Park

Carter Caves State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Olive Hill, KY 41164 (94.235 miles)

This beautiful fieldstone lodge offers 28 rooms with full amenities. Each room features a private balcony or patio overlooking the surrounding woodlands. Rooms available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Eastern Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).

Official Website: Carter Caves State Resort Park

Begley WMA Fishing Hunting

Manchester, KY 40962 (94.261 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 (94.261 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.

Beaver Creek WMA Hiking Fishing

Greenwood, KY 42634 (95.327 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

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Corbin, KY 40701 (95.933 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

Barren River Lake WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Horseback Boating

Glasgow, KY 42141 (99.897 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

Cordell Hull Birthplace SP Hiking

Byrdstown, TN 38549 (111.727 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

Carr Creek Lake WMA. Fishing Hunting Camping

Hazard, KY 41701 (113.415 miles)

Rough, mountainous terrain, primarily forested with big hardwoods, some brushy areas. Camping allowed in Corps-maintained campgrounds only. Fishing, boating at Carr Creek Lake. Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Official Website: Carr Creek Lake WMA.

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

Oneida, TN 37841 (117.450 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

Indian Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

143 State Park Circle, TN 37762 (118.446 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

Kentucky Ridge State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Pineville, KY 40977 (118.547 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 (118.547 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

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Prestonsburg, KY 41653 (121.438 miles)

Experience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Eastern Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).

Official Website: Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

Pickett State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Jamestown, TN 38556 (122.173 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 (122.173 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

Yatesville Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Louisa, KY 41230 (123.541 miles)

Relax in the scenic lakeside setting of the park's 47 site campground. Opened in 1999, the Pleasant Ridge Campgrounds has 27 full hook up campsites and 20 primitive campsites-16 "boat in" sites and 4 "hike in" sites. The campground also has a playground facility, nature trails, laundry room, restrooms & showers, and a dump station.

Official Website: Yatesville Lake State Park

Standing Stone State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hilham, TN 38570 (125.902 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

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Middlesboro, KY 40965 (126.238 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

Kentenia State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Harlan, KY 40831 (126.570 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

Ben Hawes State Park Hiking Biking

Owensboro, KY 42301 (127.742 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

Wilderness Road Hiking Camping Biking

Ewing, VA 24248 (131.453 miles)

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

Official Website: Wilderness Road

Kingdom Come State Park Hiking Fishing

Cumberland, KY 40823 (133.706 miles)

The park’s name is from John Fox Jr.’s novel "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come," a book about an orphaned youth and his journey through the hills and into the furor of the Civil War. Extraordinary rock formations are featured at this park, including Log Rock, a natural sandstone bridge, and Raven Rock, a giant monolith that soars 290-feet into the air at a 45-degree angle.

Official Website: Kingdom Come State Park

Scott State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Jamestown, TN 37766 (135.120 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

Lake Malone State Park Hiking Fishing Boating

Dunmore, KY 42339 (136.822 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

Cove Lake SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Caryville, TN 37714 (137.107 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 (137.107 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

Chuck Swan State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

LaFollette, TN 37866 (138.186 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

Norris Dam SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lake City, TN 37769 (141.771 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

Green River State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting

Henderson, KY 42420 (146.734 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

Southwest Virginia Museum Hiking

Big Stone Gap, VA 24219 (147.432 miles)

The Southwest Virginia Museum in Big Stone Gap chronicles the exploration and development of the region.

Official Website: Southwest Virginia Museum

Lone Mountain State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Knoxville, TN 37887 (148.156 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 (148.156 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 (148.156 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 (148.156 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

Big Ridge State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Maynardville, TN 37807 (149.294 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

Bledsoe Creek SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Gallatin, TN 37066 (150.322 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

Edgar Evins SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Silver Point, TN 38582 (150.972 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

Natural Tunnel Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Duffield, VA 24244 (153.204 miles)

850' long and over 100' high, Natural Tunnel was naturally carved through a limestone over thousands of years.

Official Website: Natural Tunnel

Breaks Interstate Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Breaks, VA 24607 (153.996 miles)

Straddling the VA-KY border, the park features the largest canyon E of the Mississippi. “Grand Canyon of the South,”

Official Website: Breaks Interstate Park

Cumberland Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Crossville, TN 38555 (154.113 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

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

Lebanon, TN 37087 (156.490 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

Burgess Falls SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Sparta, TN 38583 (158.458 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

Panther Creek SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Morristown, TN 37814 (161.031 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

Clear Creek WMA. Fishing Hunting

Nebo, KY 42441 (161.219 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.

House Mountain SP Hiking

Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation, TN 37919 (163.234 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

Port Royal SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Adams, TN 37010 (164.274 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

Long Hunter SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Hermitage, TN 37076 (166.506 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

Pennyrile State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Dawson Springs, KY 42408 (167.103 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 (167.103 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

Warner Parks

Nashville, TN 37218 (173.053 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

Dunbar Cave SP Hiking Fishing

Clarksville, TN 37043 (173.287 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

Rock Island SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Rock Island, TN 38581 (174.185 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

Stewart State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Maynardville, TN 37041 (174.920 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

Beaman Park

Ashland City, TN 37015 (177.262 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

Fall Creek Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Pikeville, TN 37367 (177.998 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

Warrior's Path SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Kingsport, TN 37663 (178.020 miles)

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

Official Website: Warrior's Path SP

Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve Hiking Fishing

Lebanon, VA 24266 (178.040 miles)

Outstanding diversity in rich woods and limestone cliffs. Excellent hiking, fishing, and nature study.

Official Website: Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve

Radnor Lake SP Hiking

Nashville, TN 37220 (179.009 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

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Hiking Camping Horseback

Greeneville, TN 37743 (180.331 miles)

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

Official Website: Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Martha Sundquist State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

LaFollette, TN 37744 (180.525 miles)

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

Official Website: Martha Sundquist State Forest

Stones River National Battlefield Hiking

Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (180.554 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

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (186.700 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

Land Between The Lakes Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Golden Pond, KY 42211 (187.131 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

Natchez Trac Parkway Hiking Camping Biking Horseback

Franklin, TN 37064 (190.598 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

Fort Loudoun SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Vonore, TN 37885 (191.681 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

Channels Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Abingdon, VA 24370 (194.023 miles)

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

Official Website: Channels

Sycamore Shoals SP Hiking

Elizabethton, TN 37643 (194.191 miles)

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

Official Website: Sycamore Shoals SP

Montgomery Bell SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

1020 Jackson Hill Road, TN 37029 (196.773 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

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park Hiking Fishing Boating

732 Stone Fort Drive, TN 37355 (198.457 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 (199.337 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 (199.337 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 (199.337 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