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Lake Waccamaw State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 (146.173 miles)

The cool, tea-colored waters at first appear similar to other lakes in the area, but Lake Waccamaw is one of the most unique bodies of water in the world. You will find here species of animals found nowhere else on the planet, rare plants and endangered animals.

Official Website: Lake Waccamaw State Park

Gordonia-Alatamaha State park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Reidsville, GA 30453 (146.614 miles)

This South GA park provides fishing, picnicing, an an 18 hole golf course

Official Website: Gordonia-Alatamaha State park

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest Hiking

Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (146.886 miles)

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest is the only North Carolina Educational State Forest located in the coastal plain region of the state. The forest is intended for use by both organized groups and the general public. Three Educational Forest Rangers are on staff to present programs to any requesting group.

Official Website: Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest

Jones Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (146.886 miles)

Venture to Jones Lake State Park and view one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United States—the phenomenon of the Carolina bays.

Official Website: Jones Lake State Park

Mount Mitchell State Park Hiking Camping

Burnsville, NC 28714 (147.790 miles)

There are a few places in the world that still stand apart from the ordinary. Rising more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds, Mount Mitchell State Park is one of these extraordinary places.

Official Website: Mount Mitchell State Park

Pisgah National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Burnsville, NC 28714 (147.790 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

Moccasin Creek State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Clarksville, GA 30523 (148.257 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Moccasin Creek State Park

Black Rock Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Mountian City, GA 30562 (148.268 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Black Rock Mountian State Park

Grandfather Mountain State Park Hiking

Linville, NC 28646 (150.776 miles)

Towering 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain is operated as a scenic travel attraction and is one of the world’s most environmentally diverse nature preserves. The attraction’s admission fees provide visitors the grand vistas from the “mile-high swinging bridge,” and access to the park’s nature center, wildlife habitats and other amenities.

Official Website: Grandfather Mountain State Park

Fort Yargo State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winder, GA 30680 (154.183 miles)

GA State Park in Upper Peidmont between Lawrenceville & Athens GA

Official Website: Fort Yargo State Park