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Daws Island Herigate Preserve Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Beaufort, SC 29412 (108.190 miles)

Daws Island is a featured attraction and primitive camp site for the Port Royal Sound Kayak Trail, which includes a number of natural and cultural heritage preserves and other interesting sites. Daws Island Heritage Preserve can only be reached by boat.

Official Website: Daws Island Herigate Preserve

Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Horseback

Nichols, SC 29581 (108.986 miles)

Otter families play along the river and in the oxbow lakes. Other aquatic creatures include yellow rat snakes and banded, brown and red-bellied water snakes, all of which are nonpoisonous. Florida and river cooters sun themselves along the banks, as do American alligators. You may also see mink, bobcats, gray foxes and raccoons.

Official Website: Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve

Hamilton Plantation State Historic Site Hiking Fishing

McClellanville, SC 29458 (109.143 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

Santee Coastal Resreve WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Boating

McClellanville, SC 29458 (109.143 miles)

The, SCDNR intensively manages, SCR to provide optimum habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, to provide habitat for upland game and nongame species and to provide recreational opportunities for the hunting and non-hunting public

Official Website: Santee Coastal Resreve WMA

Hamburg State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Mitchell, GA 30820 (109.645 miles)

Hamburg Park offers a wonder mix of history and recreation along with a working water grist mill.

Official Website: Hamburg State Park

South Bluff Heritage Preserve Hiking

Lady's Island, SC 29907 (110.216 miles)

The South Bluff Shell Rings are the most recently discovered shell ring sites in South Carolina and are one of only 15 known site complexes of this type in the state.

Official Website: South Bluff Heritage Preserve

Hart State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Hartwell, GA 30643 (110.859 miles)

State Park in NE GA near Lake Hartwell

Official Website: Hart State Park

Jones Gap State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Marietta, SC 29661 (111.530 miles)

Wild trout, including the rare, native brookie. Several thousand different plant and animal species. The unforgettable peace and repose of a deep mountain cove. It’s all at Jones Gap State Park.

Official Website: Jones Gap State Park

Keowee WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Central, SC 29630 (113.143 miles)

Small game hunting is allowed primarily from late December until March. Archery season for deer is October 1-- December 22. The limit is 4 deer, but not more than two bucks. No gun hunting for deer is allowed on Keowee WMA

Official Website: Keowee WMA

George L. Smith Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Twin City, GA 30471 (113.384 miles)

With natural beauty, lakeside camping, and cozy cottages scheduled park is the perfect South GA retreat.

Official Website: George L. Smith