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North Carolina Game Lands Hunting

See Official Website, NC 27243

Game land users should identify boundaries on the ground before hunting, trapping or fishing. Game lands are posted with signs to aid sportsmen in locating each tract. Be sure to refer to Hunting/Trapping regulations to identify regulations and exceptions specific to game lands.

Official Website: North Carolina Game Lands

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

North Augusta, SC 29841

The preserve has 1,076 feet of river frontage on one of the few remaining river shoals of the Savannah River. These shoals harbor the rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lily.

Official Website: Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Jones Gap State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Marietta, SC 29661

Wild trout, including the rare, native brookie. Several thousand different plant and animal species. The unforgettable peace and repose of a deep mountain cove. It’s all at Jones Gap State Park.

Official Website: Jones Gap State Park