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Bear Creek Lake Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Cumberland, VA 23040 (122.894 miles)

Nestled in central Virginia, less than an hour west of Richmond and the perfect getaway for an outdoor enthusiast.

Official Website: Bear Creek Lake

Cumberland Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Cumberland, VA 23040 (122.894 miles)

16,222-acre Forest, located north of State Route 60, with a variety of recreational opportunities.

Official Website: Cumberland

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

McBee, SC 29101 (123.995 miles)

Carolina Sandhills NWR was established in 1939 as a federal refuge for indigenous wildlife and game management demonstration project.

Official Website: Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

McBee WMA Hunting

McBee, SC 29101 (123.995 miles)

McBee WMA is managed to provide quality natural resources dependent recreational opportunities. Hunting, birding, and wildlife viewing are among the more popular activities enjoyed by visitors.

Official Website: McBee WMA

Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

Hartsville, SC 29550 (124.061 miles)

Official Website: Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve

Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve Hiking

Willis, VA 24380 (124.622 miles)

Excellent hiking and oustanding views near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Official Website: Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve

Pettigrew State park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Creswell, NC 27928 (126.549 miles)

With more than 1,300 acres of land around Lake Phelps and more than 3,000 acres along the Scuppernong River, with an additional 16,600 acres of water, Pettigrew State Park is an ideal blend of nature, history and recreation.

Official Website: Pettigrew State park


Hillsville, VA 24351 (128.032 miles)

Used to demonstrate and manage forestry species indigenous to Southwest Virginia.

Official Website: Hawks

Carolina Beach State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (128.415 miles)

With a marina providing access to some of North Carolina's best fishing spots, a secluded camping area beneath towering trees, and miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats--not to mention the presence of the Venus flytrap, one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants--it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction.

Official Website: Carolina Beach State Park

Pocahontas Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Chesterfield, VA 23832 (128.660 miles)

Just 20 miles from downtown Richmond, offers a wide range of interpretive and environmental education programs.

Official Website: Pocahontas