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Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Modoc, SC 29838 (70.889 miles)

On Stevens Creek bluff and in its associated coves, 15 rare plant species are found, including the Florida or Miccosukee gooseberry (Ribes echinellum), a small, perennial shrub which is known only from here and Lake Miccosukee in Florida and is listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Official Website: Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Baker Creek State park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McCormick, SC 29835 (72.348 miles)

Along with its campgrounds and lake access, Baker Creek is also known for its 10-mile mountain bike trail, where riders can test their skills as they enjoy the park’s stately pine forest. The park also is a great place to observe wildlife, including waterfowl, wild turkeys, deer and curious squirrels

Official Website: Baker Creek State park

Hickory Knob State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McCormick, SC 29835 (72.348 miles)

A state park that offers 18 holes of lakeside championship golf, tennis, skeet shooting and archery, a swimming pool for lodge guests, full-service restaurant and meeting facilities and more than 70 lodge rooms.

Official Website: Hickory Knob State Resort Park

Wee Tee State Forest Hiking Fishing Biking Boating

Kingstree, SC 29556 (72.780 miles)

Wee Tee State Forest, contains 12,439 acres. Approximately 11,500 acres of the area is located in the Santee River floodplain and is subject to periodic flooding. The property contains two oxbow lakes - Wee Tee Lake and Ferry Lake. There is also a large freshwater spring located on the property near the upper end of Wee Tee Lake.

Official Website: Wee Tee State Forest

Sprit Creek Educational Forest Hiking Biking

Hephzbah, GA 30815 (74.824 miles)

located in Richmond Co GA this is an excellent Forest to visit and learn about forest management, wildlife, and other outdoor activities

Official Website: Sprit Creek Educational Forest

Edisto River Wildlife Mgt Area Hunting Biking

Ridgeville, SC 29472 (74.928 miles)

Public hunting is available for deer, feral hogs, turkey, raccoon, waterfowl and other small game as published in the Department's annual Rules & Regulations for hunting and fishing.

Official Website: Edisto River Wildlife Mgt Area

Givhans Ferry State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Ridgeville, SC 29472 (74.928 miles)

Givhans Ferry State Park is the perfect place to take a float down the serene Edisto River, the longest free-flowing blackwater stream in North America

Official Website: Givhans Ferry State Park

Clinton Reservoir Tract Hiking Fishing Hunting

Gray Court, SC 29645 (75.689 miles)

Clinton Reservoir and Lake Austin both provide fishing opportunities for bass, bream, crappie and catfish. Near the upper end of both waterbodies, waterfowl often concentrate and opportunities exist for waterfowl hunting. The forested areas adjacent to the lakes provide good habitat for deer, wild turkey and small game species such as squirrel.

Official Website: Clinton Reservoir Tract

Gray Court Tract WMA Hiking Hunting

Gray Court, SC 29645 (75.689 miles)

Although this area is very small, it provides good hunting opportunities for wildlife species such as white-tailed deer and small game species like squirrel, rabbit and bobwhite quail. Furbearers such as raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat also can be found on the tract.

Official Website: Gray Court Tract WMA

Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Mgt. Area Fishing Hunting Horseback

Bonneau, SC 29431 (76.233 miles)

Recreational opportunities abound, from hunting and fishing to bird watching, hiking and viewing the area's rich cultural attributes, such as the ruins of the Comingtee Plantation House, the Rice Mill and the nearby Childsbury Heritage Preserve.

Official Website: Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Mgt. Area