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Morrow Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Albemarle, NC 28001 (90.024 miles)

Enjoy the gifts of nature surrounded by the remnants of a once mighty range of peaks. Upon first encounter, the Uwharrie Mountains may seem like a mountainous mirage. These steep, rugged hills—unusual topography for the area—form a stark contrast with the rolling countryside of the piedmont plateau.

Official Website: Morrow Mountain State Park

Singletary Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Kelly, NC 28448 (92.199 miles)

Bring your group to Singletary Lake State Park and enjoy group camping in a land of mysterious origins. In addition to group camping, Singletary Lake State Park offers ample opportunities for nature study and recreation.

Official Website: Singletary Lake State Park

Lumber River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Orrum, NC 28369 (94.522 miles)

Lumber River State Park contains 8,438 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters.

Official Website: Lumber River State Park

Goose Creek State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Washington, NC 27889 (95.248 miles)

Giant, old oaks draped in Spanish moss welcome you to this special world where broad, lazy Goose Creek joins the Pamlico River.

Official Website: Goose Creek State Park

High Bridge Trail Hiking Biking Horseback

Green Bay, VA 23942 (96.674 miles)

A linear state park, its centerpiece is High Bridge,more than 2,400' long rising 160' above the Appomattox River.

Official Website: High Bridge Trail

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Hiking Camping

Green Bay, VA 23942 (96.674 miles)

A quarter of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army were killed, wounded or captured on April 6, 1865, at the battle of Sailor’s Creek.

Official Website: Sailor’s Creek Battlefield

Twin Lakes Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Green Bay, VA 23942 (96.674 miles)

This historic park offers a full array of cultural, environmental and recreational activities.

Official Website: Twin Lakes

Lake Paul Wallace Hunting

Bennettsville, SC 29512 (97.071 miles)

Lake Wallace WMA is managed exclusively as a public dove field and is part of the, SCDNR Public Dove Field program

Official Website: Lake Paul Wallace

Hanging Rock State park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Danbury, NC 27016 (98.320 miles)

Not far from the cities of the Triad area, off the four-lane highways there's another North Carolina to be discovered—sheer cliffs and peaks of bare rock, quiet forests and cascading waterfalls, views of the piedmont plateau that stretch for miles.

Official Website: Hanging Rock State park

Cheraw State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Cheraw, SC 29520 (100.382 miles)

An 18-hole championship course winds its way through the long-leaf pinelands of the traditional state park, a course that’s earned notice from the Aubudon Society for the way it’s managed to preserve and protect the habitat it shares with uncommon critters such as red-cockaded woodpeckers and fox squirrels.

Official Website: Cheraw State Park