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Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting Horseback

Horry, SC 29568 (130.247 miles)

Minutes away from humming highways and the neon lights and manicured golf courses of Myrtle Beach, a natural wonderland and oasis flourish at Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve.

Official Website: Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing

Kure Beach, NC 28449 (130.837 miles)

Enjoy a leisurely day at the ocean shore. Comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells. Or, simply lie back on the sand and enjoy the aerial acrobatics of seagulls, terns and brown pelicans as they soar above the waves.

Official Website: Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Fort Macon State Park Hiking Fishing

Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 (131.842 miles)

Fort Macon offers public access to the surf, sun and sand of the Crystal Coast—as well as a Civil War fort with a history as intricate and unique as the waterways of the sound. Visit Fort Macon to enjoy the land's natural beauty and soak up some history.

Official Website: Fort Macon State Park

Marsh Heritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Boating

Gresham, SC 29546 (133.259 miles)

Marsh WMA contains several habitat types, including red river floodplain (Great Pee Dee River) habitats such as bottomland hardwoods, isolated freshwater wetlands and extensive pine and mixed pine-hardwood forests.

Official Website: Marsh Heritage Preserve/WMA

Woodbury WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Boating

Brittons Neck, SC 29546 (133.259 miles)

Woodbury WMA/HP is managed to provide quality natural resources-dependent recreational opportunities. Hunting, fishing, boating, birding, hiking, biking and wildlife viewing are among the more popular activities enjoyed by visitors.

Official Website: Woodbury WMA

Forty AcreRock Heritage Preserve, WMA Hiking Hunting

Kershaw, SC 29067 (134.797 miles)

Standing atop the gigantic granitic rock, you feel on top of the world, or close to it. On a clear day, you can seemingly see forever from the crest of Forty Acre Rock in Lancaster County, where the Sandhills meet the Piedmont.

Official Website: Forty AcreRock Heritage Preserve, WMA

Stone Mountain State park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Roaring Gap, NC 28668 (135.200 miles)

Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at the mountain's base. The scenery is only one attraction of the park.

Official Website: Stone Mountain State park

Andrew Jackson State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lancaster, SC 29720 (137.560 miles)

Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park Service’s most popular attractions.

Official Website: Andrew Jackson State Park

Matthews Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Galax, VA 24333 (137.644 miles)

Used for American Chestnut research, demonstration of white pine management and as a wildlife sanctuary.

Official Website: Matthews

Lee State Natural Area Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Bishopville, SC 29010 (138.855 miles)

Now conveniently located just off Interstate 20, visitors can camp, fish, ride horses and hike and explore along the park’s nature trails.

Official Website: Lee State Natural Area