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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area Hiking Fishing

Durham, NC 27705 (182.709 miles)

High scenic views and mountain trails await you at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. This Piedmont monadnock has been recognized as one of the most important natural areas in the Triangle. With 190 acres of land and nearly three miles of trails, visitors can experience a wide variety of the area's natural surroundings and wildlife.

Official Website: Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

William B. Umstead State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Raleigh, NC 27617 (182.932 miles)

Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven—William B. Umstead State Park.

Official Website: William B. Umstead State Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (184.019 miles)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a myriad of activities for you to enjoy. The hardest part may be choosing which auto tour, trail, waterfall, overlook, or historic area to explore! Your choices include: an auto tour, a bicycle ride through Cades Cove, a backpacking adventure or opt for a tamer excursion in one of the park's developed campgrounds, fishing- anglers can match their skills against wily brook, brown, and rainbow trout on over 700 miles of fishable streams in the park, hiking on over 800 miles of trails, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. Call (865) 436-1200 for more information.

Official Website: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Matthews Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Galax, VA 24333 (184.065 miles)

Used for American Chestnut research, demonstration of white pine management and as a wildlife sanctuary.

Official Website: Matthews

Panola Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Biking

Stockbridge, GA 30281 (185.266 miles)

GA State Park just South of Atlanta

Official Website: Panola Mountian State Park

Clemmons Educational State Forest Hiking

Clayton, NC 27520 (185.352 miles)

The first of North Carolina's Educational State Forests, Clemmons opened in 1976 in Johnston County. Featuring self-guided trails and exhibits, as well as Ranger-conducted classes, the forest offers a wealth of experiences for the senses and the mind.

Official Website: Clemmons Educational State Forest

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Robbinsville, NC 28771 (186.408 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

Fairy Stone Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Stuart, VA 24171 (187.268 miles)

Home of the legendary fairy stones, known for its 168-acre lake just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Official Website: Fairy Stone

Warrior's Path SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Kingsport, TN 37663 (188.850 miles)

The park is located in Shelby County within the southern limits of the city of Memphis. The park encompasses a total of 1,138 acres with a diversity of wildlife. With its abundance of local flora and fauna from the Mississippi flood plains to its high and overshadowing bluff ridges makes this area an ideal place for the birdwatcher or outdoor extremist.

Official Website: Warrior's Path SP

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Murphy, NC 28906 (190.952 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