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H.Cooper Black Mem. Field Trial & Rec. Area Fishing Camping Horseback

Cheraw, SC 29520 (100.382 miles)

Covering 7,000 rolling acres of longleaf pine forest and fields, the park’s facilities include stables, kennels, corrals, arenas, waterfowl ponds, campgrounds and a kitchen/meeting hall and holds national-level field trial and retriever competitions.

Official Website: H.Cooper Black Mem. Field Trial & Rec. Area

Smith Mountain Lake Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Huddleston, VA 24104 (100.567 miles)

Located on the second largest freshwater lake in the state, the park is a water enthusiast’s paradise.

Official Website: Smith Mountain Lake

Little Pee Dee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Dillon, SC 29536 (100.738 miles)

Named after the blackwater Little Pee Dee River, Little Pee Dee State Park is a subdued setting for those who want to enjoy the park’s natural features or fish the still waters of 54-acre Lake Norton

Official Website: Little Pee Dee State Park

Lake Waccamaw State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 (101.304 miles)

The cool, tea-colored waters at first appear similar to other lakes in the area, but Lake Waccamaw is one of the most unique bodies of water in the world. You will find here species of animals found nowhere else on the planet, rare plants and endangered animals.

Official Website: Lake Waccamaw State Park

Pilot Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Horseback Boating

Pinnacle, NC 27043 (102.254 miles)

Approach from any direction and see Pilot Mountain rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. Dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, this solitary peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park.

Official Website: Pilot Mountain State Park

Fairy Stone Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Stuart, VA 24171 (104.123 miles)

Home of the legendary fairy stones, known for its 168-acre lake just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Official Website: Fairy Stone

Croatan National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

New Bern, NC 28560 (105.689 miles)

Discover a matrix of longleaf pine forests, evergreen-shrub bogs, and wetlands

Official Website: Croatan National Forest

Prince Edward-Gallion Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking

Green Bay, VA 23901 (106.551 miles)

Recreational opportunities include hiking, wildlife watching, biking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing.

Official Website: Prince Edward-Gallion

Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve Hiking

Rocky Mount, VA 24151 (107.348 miles)

Excellent hiking and nature study opportunities.

Official Website: Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve

Holliday Lake Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Appomattox, VA 24522 (108.828 miles)

Deep in the heart of Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, Holliday Lake is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast.

Official Website: Holliday Lake