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Whitney Hiking Camping Biking

Warrenton, VA 20186 (79.041 miles)

This 148-acre forest is used for timber production, recreation, research and as a wildlife sanctuary.

Official Website: Whitney

Kiptopeke Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Cape Charles, VA 23310 (85.813 miles)

Recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay as well as an opportunity to explore unique migratory bird habitat along the Atlantic flyway.

Official Website: Kiptopeke

Devil's Backbone

Strasburg, VA 22849 (86.126 miles)

The Devil's Backbone State Forest is presently not available for general public visitation.

Official Website: Devil's Backbone

Occoneechee Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Clarksville, VA 23927 (86.970 miles)

Occoneechee on the John H. Kerr Reservoir, better known as Buggs Island Lake is popular with anglers and boaters.

Official Website: Occoneechee

Staunton River Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Scottsburg, VA 24589 (87.593 miles)

Offers much to families and outdoor enthusiasts, woods, meadows and shoreline along the Dan and Staunton rivers.

Official Website: Staunton River

Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve Hiking

Eastville, VA 23347 (88.823 miles)

Chesapeake Bay beach, dune, and maritime forest communities. Excellent migratory songbird habitat.

Official Website: Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve

Shenandoah National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Luray, VA 22835 (90.352 miles)

300-square mile mountain park. 105-mile Skyline Drive. 500 miles of hiking trails. Views & wildlife.

Official Website: Shenandoah National Park

Merchants Mill Pond State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Gatesville, NC 27938 (93.479 miles)

An "enchanted forest," primitive species of fish relatively unchanged over millions of years, towering bald cypress trees with massive trunks, luxuriant growths of Spanish moss—this is Merchants Millpond State Park. Here, coastal pond and southern swamp forest mingle, creating one of North Carolina's rarest ecological communities.

Official Website: Merchants Mill Pond State Park

Raymond R. “Andy” Guest Jr. Shenandoah River Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Bentonville, VA 22610 (94.282 miles)

On the South Fork of the Shenandoah River with more than 1,600 acres along 5.2 miles of shoreline.

Official Website: Raymond R. “Andy” Guest Jr. Shenandoah River

Lesesne Hiking

Lovingston, VA 24580 (94.478 miles)

A wildlife sanctuary and designated for research on the American Chestnut.

Official Website: Lesesne