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Santee National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Summerton, SC 29148 (176.902 miles)

Santee NWR, established in 1942, is located in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Of the total 15,159 acres that make up the refuge, only 4,400 acres are owned with the remaining acreage being managed under a lease agreement with the South Carolina Public Service Authority (aka Santee-Cooper).

Official Website: Santee National Wildlife Refuge

Grandfather Mountain State Park Hiking

Linville, NC 28646 (178.200 miles)

Towering 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain is operated as a scenic travel attraction and is one of the world’s most environmentally diverse nature preserves. The attraction’s admission fees provide visitors the grand vistas from the “mile-high swinging bridge,” and access to the park’s nature center, wildlife habitats and other amenities.

Official Website: Grandfather Mountain State Park

Canal WMA Fishing Hunting

St. Stephen, SC 29479 (178.798 miles)

This long, narrow WMA offers small game hunters several of the state's most productive public dove fields and acres of early successional habitat for quail hunting. Bank fishing for shad and catfish is a popular activity, and anglers with boats may launch at the Arrowhead Boat Landing off of Hwy 45 east of St. Stephen

Official Website: Canal WMA

Lake Anna Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Spotsylvania, VA 22551 (178.935 miles)

One of Virginia’s most popular lakes with a fishing pond accessible to children and people with disabilities.

Official Website: Lake Anna

Peters Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking

Spartanburg, SC 29307 (178.992 miles)

This piedmont cove forest, with its rolling topography, an old mill dam, two creeks and walking trails, is a pleasant and peaceful place to visit.

Official Website: Peters Creek Heritage Preserve

Santee Cooper Tract WMA Hiking Hunting

Spartanburg, SC 29307 (178.992 miles)

Hunters utilizing this area must have a valid hunting license, wildlife management area permit and migratory bird permit if hunting doves. Other game species can be hunted during the regular Game Zone 2 seasons. Other allowable activities such as wildlife viewing and hiking are permitted year around.

Official Website: Santee Cooper Tract WMA

Lake James State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Nebo, NC 28761 (179.561 miles)

Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge is Lake James, a 6,510-acre lake with more than 150 miles of shoreline. This impressive waterway is the centerpiece of Lake James State Park. Here, nature offers scenic vistas of the Appalachian Mountains and beckons to those with an appetite for recreation.

Official Website: Lake James State Park

Pisgah National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Nebo, NC 28761 (179.561 miles)

With fantastic vistas, ridges more than 4,000 feet high and whitewater rapids, Pisgah National Forest offers great adventures for all types of outdoor activities.

Official Website: Pisgah National Forest

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site Hiking

Union, SC 29379 (179.588 miles)

Visitors can walk the elegant grounds, tour the plantation home, admire its beautiful rose gardens and explore other original plantation buildings. The site also includes a short hiking trail down to the Tyger River.

Official Website: Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

Thurmond Tract WMA Hiking Hunting

Union, SC 29379 (179.588 miles)

In addition to doves, the area also provides good hunting opportunities for other wildlife species such as white-tailed deer, wild turkey and small game species like squirrel, rabbit and bobwhite quail. Furbearers such as raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat may also be found in the area.

Official Website: Thurmond Tract WMA