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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Cataloochee, NC 28785 (156.400 miles)

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.

Official Website: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Franklin, NC 28734 (157.349 miles)

Welcome to the Nantahala National Forest. This forest lies in the mountains and valleys of southwestern North Carolina. Elevations in the Nantahala National Forest range from 5,800 feet at Lone Bald in Jackson County to 1,200 feet in Cherokee County along Hiwassee River below Appalachian Lake Dam.

Official Website: Nantahala National Forest

Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest Hiking

Purlear, NC 28651 (157.660 miles)

At Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest, visitors can listen to the wind in the trees or they can listen to the trees tell a story. The Talking Tree Trail features "talking trees," each with a recorded message about itself, its site, and the forest history. Also, actual forestry practices are explained on the Forest Demonstration Trail.

Official Website: Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest

Singletary Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Kelly, NC 28448 (158.746 miles)

Bring your group to Singletary Lake State Park and enjoy group camping in a land of mysterious origins. In addition to group camping, Singletary Lake State Park offers ample opportunities for nature study and recreation.

Official Website: Singletary Lake State Park

Raven Rock State park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Lillington, NC 27546 (158.853 miles)

Adventure is just an hour's drive from the Research Triangle and only 45 minutes from the Fayetteville area. The first feeling you are likely to experience at Raven Rock is one of renewal. Here, the forest reigns as each year the timeless cycle of growth further heals age-old wounds inflicted by man. Nature triumphs as plants compete in the stages of forest succession and the woodlands are restored.

Official Website: Raven Rock State park

Pilot Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Horseback Boating

Pinnacle, NC 27043 (159.518 miles)

Approach from any direction and see Pilot Mountain rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. Dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, this solitary peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park.

Official Website: Pilot Mountain State Park

Brender-Hitchiti Hiking

Gray, GA 31032 (160.227 miles)

The US Forest Service, Georgia Forestry Commission and Southern Forest Research Council established this educational forest so people could learn about the many options in managing their forest

Official Website: Brender-Hitchiti

Chattahoochee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Gainesville, GA 30501 (160.658 miles)

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

Official Website: Chattahoochee National Forest

Unicoi State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Helen, GA 30545 (161.184 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Unicoi State Park

Smithgall Woods Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Helen, GA 30545 (161.184 miles)

Conservation Area in NE GA

Official Website: Smithgall Woods