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Pilot Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Horseback Boating

Pinnacle, NC 27043

Approach from any direction and see Pilot Mountain rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. Dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, this solitary peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park.

Official Website: Pilot Mountain State Park

Edisto River Wildlife Mgt Area Hunting Biking

Ridgeville, SC 29472

Public hunting is available for deer, feral hogs, turkey, raccoon, waterfowl and other small game as published in the Department's annual Rules & Regulations for hunting and fishing.

Official Website: Edisto River Wildlife Mgt Area

Henry Horton SP Hiking Fishing Camping

4358 Nashville Hwy., TN 37034

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