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James Ross Wildlife Reservation Hiking Hunting

York, SC 29745 (150.240 miles)

Hunting of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, small game and furbearers is allowed within the Game Zone 2 seasons and bag limits.

Official Website: James Ross Wildlife Reservation

Huntington Beach State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 (151.926 miles)

A sweeping Grand Strand beach, pristine and wide open. Sea-breeze camping and fishing from a jetty or in the surf. And some of the finest bird-watching on the East Coast.

Official Website: Huntington Beach State Park

York River Hiking Fishing Biking Horseback Boating

Williamsburg, VA 23188 (152.627 miles)

Known for its rare and delicate estuarine environment where freshwater and saltwater meet.

Official Website: York River

Crowders Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Kings Mountain, NC 28086 (153.253 miles)

Raptors soar gracefully in the wind; vegetation reaches to the sky; sheer vertical cliffs drop 150 feet. Enjoy the spectacle from a front-row seat. High atop Crowders Mountain, the highest point in Gaston County, views stretch for more than 20 miles.

Official Website: Crowders Mountain State Park

Crawfords Hiking Camping

Providence Forge, VA 23124 (153.615 miles)

A wildlife sanctuary used for forestry demonstration and education, history, research, hiking, and canoeing.

Official Website: Crawfords

Draper Wildlife Mgt Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

McConnells, SC 29726 (154.527 miles)

Although managed for hunting, other forms of outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking and bird watching are popular at this WMA because of its proximity to Rock Hill, SC, and Charlotte, NC.

Official Website: Draper Wildlife Mgt Area

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Hiking

Jefferson, NC 28640 (156.872 miles)

Mount Jefferson rises abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape, serving as a landmark for area motorists. Acquaint yourself with this mighty peak by viewing it first from the Mount Jefferson Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Rising as a long, forested prominence, its dark color is conspicuous among neighboring peaks on the Ashe plateau.

Official Website: Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Wee Tee State Forest Hiking Fishing Biking Boating

Kingstree, SC 29556 (157.813 miles)

Wee Tee State Forest, contains 12,439 acres. Approximately 11,500 acres of the area is located in the Santee River floodplain and is subject to periodic flooding. The property contains two oxbow lakes - Wee Tee Lake and Ferry Lake. There is also a large freshwater spring located on the property near the upper end of Wee Tee Lake.

Official Website: Wee Tee State Forest

Samworth Wildlife Mgt Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

Georgetown, SC 29440 (158.645 miles)

Public hunting on the WMA includes waterfowl, deer, feral hogs and doves. A public boat launch, fishing opportunities, bird watching opportunities, a nature trail and river access for canoeing and kayaking are all available on this property.

Official Website: Samworth Wildlife Mgt Area

Sandy Island WMA Hunting

Georgetown, SC 29440 (158.645 miles)

The Wildlife Management Area Program was initially developed to provide quality public hunting opportunities throughout the state. Today, its multiple use concepts provide opportunities for all wildlife enthusiasts

Official Website: Sandy Island WMA