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Roan Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping

Roan Mountain, TN 37687 (161.752 miles)

The scenic beauty of this wooded park is dominated by the Great Falls of the Caney Fork River - an imposing limestone gorge (called a gulf in southern culture). It provides scenic overlooks, waterfalls and deep pools for fishing, rock-hopping and exploring. Located at the confluence of the Collins and Caney Fork Rivers, this 883-acre park has a natural sand beach on Center Hill Reservoir. Historic features of the park include a 19th century textile mill and one of Tennessee's early hydroelectric plants.

Official Website: Roan Mountain SP

Elk Knob State Park Hiking

Todd, NC 28684 (162.788 miles)

Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina state parks system. Currently, it is in an interim development stage with a park office/contact station, picnic area, parking areas, and trail to the summit of Elk Knob, with plans to add a maintenance facility and road improvements. At this time, visitors can hike to the summit by following a steep, rocky road.

Official Website: Elk Knob State Park

Peidmont Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Round Oak, GA 31038 (164.275 miles)

this refuge is located in Central GA and has a varity of both upland pines and hardwoods providing good habitat for native animals

Official Website: Peidmont Wildlife Refuge

Stone Mountain State park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Roaring Gap, NC 28668 (166.272 miles)

Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at the mountain's base. The scenery is only one attraction of the park.

Official Website: Stone Mountain State park

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Hiking

Jefferson, NC 28640 (167.949 miles)

Mount Jefferson rises abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape, serving as a landmark for area motorists. Acquaint yourself with this mighty peak by viewing it first from the Mount Jefferson Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Rising as a long, forested prominence, its dark color is conspicuous among neighboring peaks on the Ashe plateau.

Official Website: Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

New River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Laurel Springs, NC 28644 (169.739 miles)

Rugged hillsides, pastoral meadows and farmlands surround what is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in North America — the New River. Its waters are slow and placid. Its banks are fertile and covered with wildflowers. Dedicated as a National Scenic River in 1976, this gentle river is the centerpiece of New River State Park.

Official Website: New River State Park

Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Round Oak, GA 31202 (170.143 miles)

Located in Middle GA Bond Swamp is 6 miles South of Macon off I-16

Official Website: Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Apex, NC 27523 (172.399 miles)

With almost 14,000 acres of water and nine recreation areas, there is much to discover at Jordan Lake. Whether you're looking for fun in the sun or an evening under the stars, Jordan Lake offers it all.

Official Website: Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Indian Springs State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Flovilla, GA 30216 (172.798 miles)

Located off I-75 in Middle GA is thought to be the oldest State Park in the Nation

Official Website: Indian Springs State Park

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest Hiking

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (175.121 miles)

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest is one of the newest members of North Carolina's Educational State Forest system. At the Forest, visitors can listen to the wind in the trees or they can listen to the trees tell a story. The Forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife including birds of prey, deer, songbirds, flying squirrels and beavers.

Official Website: Jordan Lake Educational State Forest