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Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Manteo, NC 27954 (170.364 miles)

Alligator River Refuge was established to preserve and protect a unique wetland habitat type - the pocosin - and its associated wildlife species. The diversity of habitat types include high and low pocosin, bogs, fresh and brackish water marshes, hardwood swamps, and Atlantic white cedar swamps.

Official Website: Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Sesquicentennial State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Columbia, SC 29223 (170.851 miles)

Sesquicentennial State Park features a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails and picnic areas. It also features dog park and well-attended interpretive nature programs, as well as a dormitory, meeting facility and ropes course popular for corporate retreats and team-building.

Official Website: Sesquicentennial State Park

Bennetts Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking

Manning, SC 29102 (171.554 miles)

Bennett's Bay is one of the few large, intact bays remaining in South Carolina. The major plant communities within Bennett's Bay are pocosin, a thick shrubby vegetation and the related pond-pine woodland bay forest.

Official Website: Bennetts Bay Heritage Preserve

Santee Dam WMA Hunting

Manning, SC 29102 (171.554 miles)

The Wildlife Management Area Program's multiple use concepts provide opportunities for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Official Website: Santee Dam WMA

Oak Lea Wildlife Mgt. Area Hunting

Pinewood, SC 29125 (172.454 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: Oak Lea Wildlife Mgt. Area

Hungry Mother Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Marion, VA 24354 (172.498 miles)

Long a family favorite known for its beautiful woodlands and placid 108- acre lake in the heart of the mountains.

Official Website: Hungry Mother

Jockey's Ridge State Park Hiking

Nags Head, NC 27959 (174.417 miles)

There are many reasons why millions of people visit Jockey's Ridge State Park. Some come to see the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast; others come for the spectacular sunsets.

Official Website: Jockey's Ridge State Park

Congaree National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Hopkins, SC 29061 (175.335 miles)

Congaree is home to a museum quality exhibit area within the Harry Hampton Visitor Center, a 2.4 mile boardwalk loop trail and over 20 miles of backcountry hiking trails. The park also hosts a wide variety of guided walks, canoe tours, talks and presentations offered throughout the year

Official Website: Congaree National Park

Browne Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Tappahannock, VA 22437 (176.053 miles)

Located 10 miles southeast of Tappahannock, 45 miles northeast of Richmond, and 65 miles northwest of Newport News.

Official Website: Browne

Hickory Top WMA Hunting

Summerton, SC 29148 (176.902 miles)

This property is leased for hunting purposes only and not managed by, SCDNR for any other activities.

Official Website: Hickory Top WMA