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Tuttle Educational State Forest Hiking

Lenoir, NC 28655 (126.651 miles)

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tuttle boasts a wide variety of pines and hardwoods plus rolling terrain and clear streams. These features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails accented by exhibits and displays which explain the ecology of the managed forest.

Official Website: Tuttle Educational State Forest

Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting

Walhalla, SC 29691 (127.328 miles)

It's a mountain-top experience where the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains meet. Peak elevation rises to 1,769 feet at Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve near Walhalla.

Official Website: Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve

Oconee Station State Historic Site Hiking Fishing Biking

Walhalla, SC 29691 (127.328 miles)

Beyond the park’s historic significance, there’s a fishing pond and 1.5-mile nature trail, the latter connecting to a half-mile trail that leads into Sumter National Forest and ends at Station Cove Falls, a 60-foot waterfall that’s considered one of the prettiest in the state.

Official Website: Oconee Station State Historic Site

Pinckney National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Hilton Head, SC 29925 (127.707 miles)

The 4,053 acre refuge includes Pinckney Island, Corn Island, Big and Little Harry Islands, Buzzard Island and numerous small hammocks. Pinckney is the largest of the islands and the only one open to public use.

Official Website: Pinckney National Wildlife Refuge

Pisgah National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Brevard, NC 28712 (127.714 miles)

With fantastic vistas, ridges more than 4,000 feet high and whitewater rapids, Pisgah National Forest offers great adventures for all types of outdoor activities.

Official Website: Pisgah National Forest

South Mountains State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Connely Springs, NC 28612 (130.131 miles)

Nestled deep in the woods, South Mountains State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Here you can see a majestic mountain range peeking out from the gently rolling landscape of the piedmont.

Official Website: South Mountains State Park

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting Horseback

Horry, SC 29568 (131.114 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

Gorges State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Sapphire, NC 28774 (134.524 miles)

Plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and one of the greatest concentrations of rare and unique species in the eastern United States are found within Gorges State Park. An elevation that rises 2,000 feet in only four miles, combined with rainfall in excess of 80 inches per year, creates a temperate rain forest and supports a collection of waterfalls.

Official Website: Gorges State Park

Savannah Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Savannah, GA 31405 (135.219 miles)

Located on both the GA and SC side of the Savannah River with an abundance of wildlife, plants, tress, and fresh water marshes

Official Website: Savannah Wildlife Refuge

Wassaw Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Savannah, GA 31405 (135.219 miles)

located on Wassaw Island of of GA barrier islands

Official Website: Wassaw Wildlife Refuge