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Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Delano, TN 37325 (92.018 miles)

iwassee Scenic River Park is located on Spring Creek road at U.S. Hwy. 411, the Ocoee river on U.S. Hwy. 64. The Hiwassee was the first river managed in the State Scenic River program. A 23-river mile section, from the N.C. state line to U.S. 411 North of Benton, has been declared a Class III partially developed river. This stretch of river offers canoeing, rafting, fishing, hiking and nature photography.

Official Website: Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Hiking Biking

Franklin, TN 37401 (92.644 miles)

Chickamauga Battlefield features a seven-mile self-guiding auto tour, monuments, historical tablets, hiking trails and horse trails. The visitor center contains exhibits and a 26 minute multi-media program, the Battle of Chickamauga, that provides unique orientation to this Civil War battle. Lookout Mountain Battlefield contains monuments, historical tablets, hiking trails, scenic vistas, and the historic Cravens House. The Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center also houses the "Battle Above the Clouds" painting by James Walker. For more information call (706) 866-9241.

Official Website: Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

Harrison Bay SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Harrison, TN 37341 (94.690 miles)

The 1,200-acre Harrison Bay State Park, with approximately 40 miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline, was originally developed as a Tennessee Valley Authority recreation demonstration area in the 1930's. There are three hiking trails at the park. There is a 4.5 mile trail, a .5 mile trail and 1 mile trail. Trails are open year-round. Harrison Bay offers a 4.5 bike mile loop trail that was built with assistance from the Southeast Off-road Bicycle Association. The trail features nice uphill climbs with some fast downhill opportunities as well. The trail is fun and rated for all abilities.

Official Website: Harrison Bay SP

Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting

Walhalla, SC 29691 (94.994 miles)

It's a mountain-top experience where the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains meet. Peak elevation rises to 1,769 feet at Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve near Walhalla.

Official Website: Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve

Oconee Station State Historic Site Hiking Fishing Biking

Walhalla, SC 29691 (94.994 miles)

Beyond the park’s historic significance, there’s a fishing pond and 1.5-mile nature trail, the latter connecting to a half-mile trail that leads into Sumter National Forest and ends at Station Cove Falls, a 60-foot waterfall that’s considered one of the prettiest in the state.

Official Website: Oconee Station State Historic Site

Prentice Cooper State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Chattanooga, TN 37343 (97.080 miles)

Prentice Cooper State Forest is located in southeastern Tennessee, in Marion County. The forest is approximately 10 miles west of Chattanooga and is heavily utilized by the public. It is situated on the scenic Tennessee River Gorge. The property for Prentice Cooper was acquired by simple purchase between 1938 and 1944. The site was proclaimed a State Forest in 1945. Sixty-nine percent of the forest are in multiple-use regulated forests and the remainder is in conservation areas.

Official Website: Prentice Cooper State Forest

Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Anderson, SC 29626 (99.763 miles)

The park features a lakeside campground, fishing, picnicking, hiking, meeting facility and boat access to the 56,000 acres of Lake Hartwell, one of the big Savannah River reservoirs.

Official Website: Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area

Buck's Pocket State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Oak Grove, AL 35975 (100.883 miles)

This 2,000-acre park in northeast Alabama is secluded in a natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountains chain. The park's picnic area offers a canyon rim natural vista into the pocket below. The pocket itself, on an upstream tributary of Lake Guntersville, hosts an improved campground, complete with tables, grills, shelters, laundry, comfort station, playground and hiking trails. The Park is located two miles north of Grove Oak in northeast Alabama.

Official Website: Buck's Pocket State Park

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Robbinsville, NC 28771 (101.839 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

Fant's Grove WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Anderson, SC 29625 (103.263 miles)

Located principally in Anderson County, with smaller portions in Oconee and Pickens counties, Fant's Grove WMA sits on the shores of Lake Hartwell.

Official Website: Fant's Grove WMA