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Carolina Beach State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (179.342 miles)

With a marina providing access to some of North Carolina's best fishing spots, a secluded camping area beneath towering trees, and miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats--not to mention the presence of the Venus flytrap, one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants--it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction.

Official Website: Carolina Beach State Park

Little Ocmulgee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McRae, GA 31005 (179.480 miles)

Located off Hwy 441 this Park provides a wide varity of amenties including an 18 hole golf course

Official Website: Little Ocmulgee State Park

Martha Sundquist State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

LaFollette, TN 37744 (180.299 miles)

This tract of land was purchased in 2001 from International Paper Company (formerly Champion International Corporation), who owned the property since about 1930. Prior to that it belonged to the Lambs Gulf Company and is how the property became known as the “Gulf”. It is the only forest that occurs in the Blue Ridge province. It is located in eastern Tennessee, in Cocke County near the North Carolina-Tennessee border. It is 30-40 miles east of Knoxville.

Official Website: Martha Sundquist State Forest

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Hiking Camping Horseback

Greeneville, TN 37743 (180.469 miles)

This 2,158-mile footpath runs from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, traversing 14 states. The 293-mile segment in Tennessee traverses the Cherokee National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ascending to the high country of the North Carolina-Tennessee state line. Horseback riding is not permissible in all areas, consult an AT map for specific information. Contact the USFS Office in Greenville, TN at (423) 638-4109 for more information.

Official Website: Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Vogel State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Blairsville, GA 30512 (180.873 miles)

State Park In NE GA Mountians

Official Website: Vogel State Park

Grayson Highlands Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363 (181.707 miles)

Near VA 2 highest mountains, Mount Rogers and Whitetop , with scenic views of alpine-like peaks more than 5,000' high.

Official Website: Grayson Highlands

Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Savannah, GA 31331 (182.281 miles)

Located in McIntosh Co GA along GA coast

Official Website: Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge

Blackbeard Island Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing

Savannah, GA 31331 (182.281 miles)

Located in McIntosh Co GA along GA coast and accessiable by boat. The US Fish and Wildlife Service can be contacted about tours to this island

Official Website: Blackbeard Island Wildlife Refuge

Wolf Island Wildlife Refuge Fishing

Savannah, GA 31331 (182.281 miles)

Visitors must make there own arrangements to visit this refuge. The marina at Darien GA may offer such transportation

Official Website: Wolf Island Wildlife Refuge

Eno River State park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Durham, NC 27705 (182.709 miles)

Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed. Its waters roll through wilderness, passing historic mill sites, river bluffs covered with flowering shrubs, and fords used by early settlers.

Official Website: Eno River State park