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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Hardeeville, SC 31405 (135.219 miles)

Savannah NWR, which lies on both the South Carolina and Georgia sides of the Savannah River just upriver from the city of Savannah, Georgia, was established April 6, 1927. The refuge 28,168 acres include bottomland hardwoods and tidal freshwater marsh

Official Website: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Westminster, SC 29658 (136.178 miles)

The preserve provides habitat for several rare plant species, such as Piedmont strawberry, and an unusual plant community, the Pitch Pine Heath. Black bear, found throughout the South Carolina mountains, are also found on this preserve.

Official Website: Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Asheville, NC 28803 (136.473 miles)

217 miles of Parkway in VA. 252 miles in NC. Drive a while, stop a while. Links two national parks.

Official Website: Blue Ridge Parkway

Oconee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Mountain Rest, SC 29664 (138.614 miles)

The historic park rests deep in the Blue Ridge foothills, with several picturesque but non-demanding hiking trails and well-kept cabins and campgrounds. The park’s fishing lakes offer bass and bream and the woods are full of wildlife, fur and feather alike

Official Website: Oconee State Park

Stumphouse Mountain Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting

Mountain Rest, SC 29664 (138.614 miles)

Stumphouse Mountain Heritage Preserve is the product of a large grassroots effort to secure Issaqueena Falls, historic railroad tunnels, and a forested mountainside for the public.

Official Website: Stumphouse Mountain Heritage Preserve

Sumter National Forest-Andrew Pickens Ranger District Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Mountain Rest, SC 29664 (138.614 miles)

The Sumter National Forest consists of three ranger districts (Enoree, Long Cane and Andrew Pickens) that comprise nearly 371,000 acres. It is unlike many forests in that its three ranger districts share no contiguous boundaries.

Official Website: Sumter National Forest-Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Oconee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Eatonton, GA 31024 (140.873 miles)

Camping, hiking, wildlife veiwing, and more. Georgia's National Forest offers almost everything the outdoors person would want

Official Website: Oconee National Forest

Skidaway Island Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Savannah, GA 31411 (142.077 miles)

Located near Savannah GA this island park has both fresh and salt water marshes that flow through the area with plenty of wildlife and observation towers across the landscape

Official Website: Skidaway Island

Baldwin Forest Hiking Fishing

Milledgeville, GA 31061 (142.163 miles)

Baldwin Forest is owned by the State of GA and managed by the Georgia Foresty Commission for timber, wildlife, recreation, soil and water conservation

Official Website: Baldwin Forest

Tallulah Gorge State Park Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking

Tallulah Falls, GA 30573 (143.148 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Tallulah Gorge State Park