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Douthat Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Milboro, VA 24460 (163.773 miles)

A traditional family park for more than 70 years, Douthat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Official Website: Douthat

Kings Mountain National Military Park Hiking Camping Horseback

Blacksburg, SC 29702 (164.017 miles)

Kings Mountain National Military Park offers plenty to do for both the historian in you and the nature enthusiast alike.

Official Website: Kings Mountain National Military Park

Kings Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Blacksburg, SC 29702 (164.017 miles)

Built originally by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Kings Mountain has miles of trails, equestrian facilities, group camping barracks, campgrounds, two fishing lakes with boat rentals and the popular Living History Farm.

Official Website: Kings Mountain State Park

Manchester State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Wedgefield, SC 29168 (164.098 miles)

Manchester State Forest, in Sumter and Clarendon Counties, consists of approximately 25,000 acres of mixed pine and hardwood species native to the midlands of South Carolina. Soil type is light sand, interspersed with swamps and bays.

Official Website: Manchester State Forest

Poinsett State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wedgefield, SC 29168 (164.098 miles)

The serene setting offers camping, a fishing pond with coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, and clean, rustic cabins high atop a hill where often the only sound is the breeze through the trees

Official Website: Poinsett State Park

Elk Knob State Park Hiking

Todd, NC 28684 (164.359 miles)

Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina state parks system. Currently, it is in an interim development stage with a park office/contact station, picnic area, parking areas, and trail to the summit of Elk Knob, with plans to add a maintenance facility and road improvements. At this time, visitors can hike to the summit by following a steep, rocky road.

Official Website: Elk Knob State Park

Lake Wateree State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winnsboro, SC 29180 (165.423 miles)

The lake is truly a fishermen’s delight with significant populations of crappie, bream, largemouth bass, catfish and striped bass. Lake Wateree hosts numerous fishing tournaments throughout the year.

Official Website: Lake Wateree State Recreation Area

Tuttle Educational State Forest Hiking

Lenoir, NC 28655 (168.186 miles)

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tuttle boasts a wide variety of pines and hardwoods plus rolling terrain and clear streams. These features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails accented by exhibits and displays which explain the ecology of the managed forest.

Official Website: Tuttle Educational State Forest

First Landing Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Va Beach, VA 23451 (168.247 miles)

On 4/26/1607 English settlers landed here and established the first elective government in English America.

Official Website: First Landing

Dragon Run Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking

West Point, VA 23085 (170.221 miles)

The 1,811-acre Dragon Run State Forest is located in King and Queen County, 15 miles north of West Point,

Official Website: Dragon Run