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Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve Hiking Boating

Kilmarnock, VA 22482 (185.902 miles)

Contains excellent examples of tidal and non-tidal wetlands. Facilities include trails, a woodland boardwalk, and interpretive signs.

Official Website: Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve

Channels Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Abingdon, VA 24370 (186.032 miles)

15 mi N of Abingdon, on the crest of the mountain and includes The Great Channels of Virginia sandstone outcrop.

Official Website: Channels

Sumter National Forest-Enoree Ranger District Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Whitmire, SC 29178 (186.045 miles)

The Sumter National Forest consists of three ranger districts (Enoree, Long Cane and Andrew Pickens) that comprise nearly 371,000 acres. It is unlike many forests in that its three ranger districts share no contiguous boundaries.

Official Website: Sumter National Forest-Enoree Ranger District

Croft State Natural Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Spartanburg, SC 29302 (186.162 miles)

A green retreat in the heart of fast-growing Spartanburg County, the park offers more than 12 miles of biking and hiking trails, a playground, picnicking and camping, as well as fishing and boating in two lakes, including 150-acre Lake Craig. Also has equestrian facilities.

Official Website: Croft State Natural Area

Pacolet River Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

Spartanburg, SC 29302 (186.162 miles)

Come to bird-watch, take photographs, fish or simply enjoy the woods and river. Leave with a sense of awe sparked by visiting a site important to people thousands of years ago.

Official Website: Pacolet River Heritage Preserve

Santee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Santee, SC 29142 (186.316 miles)

Santee State Park offers cabins, camping, biking, hiking, boating and fishing in the heart of one of the nation’s best-known outdoors destinations – Santee Cooper Country.

Official Website: Santee State Park

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

St. Matthews, SC 29135 (187.218 miles)

The Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve comprises 201 acres and contains steep, undisturbed bluffs bordering the Congaree River. More than 100 species of trees, shrubs and woody vines exist in the preserve from the ridge base to the crest of the bluffs.

Official Website: Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Santee Cooper WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Eutawville, SC 29048 (187.332 miles)

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

Official Website: Santee Cooper WMA

Devil's Backbone

Strasburg, VA 22849 (187.583 miles)

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

Official Website: Devil's Backbone

Hamilton Plantation State Historic Site Hiking Fishing

McClellanville, SC 29458 (189.342 miles)

Visitors can explore the mansion, wander the plantation grounds or just look out upon Wambaw Creek at the remains of rice fields that once stretched as far as the eye could see. George Washington had such a view when he stood on the Hampton family’s portico in 1791

Official Website: Hamilton Plantation State Historic Site