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Pickwick Landing SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Pickwick Dam, TN 38365

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

Homes Educational State Forest Hiking Camping

Hendersonville, NC 28739

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

Official Website: Homes Educational State Forest


DUNEDIN , FL 34698

Blue-green Gulf waters lap gently along the preserveĀ“s beautiful four-mile-long beach. Located three miles off the coast of Tarpon Springs, this park is accessible only by private boat. The park is home to at least 43 species of birds, including the American oystercatcher, bald eagle, and piping plover. A picturesque 1887 lighthouse stands as a sentinel on the southern end of the island.rn