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Turkey Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Decatur, MS 39327 (167.064 miles)

Turkey Creek Water Park with its 250-acre lake attracts travelers from many areas. Located just off Highway 15, five miles southwest of Decatur, the park is one of the most popular water skiing spots around attracting skiers as early as mid-March. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, or biking the park's nature trail teeming with wild flowers, deer, squirrels, ducks, and turkeys. For campers, the park has fully developed camping spurs as well as three new vacation cabins available for rental. Turkey Creek's campgrounds feature a picnic area, and playground. The park also features a white sand beach, wooded picnic areas, and nature trails.

Official Website: Turkey Creek Water Park

Nanih Waiya Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Philadelphia, MS 39350 (169.215 miles)

Directions: Take Hwy 15 north from Philadelphia, to the Stallo Community, take a right onto CR 832. Continue on CR 832 until you see a Nanih Waiya WMA sign on your right, turn right into the headquarters access.

Official Website: Nanih Waiya Wildlife Management Area

Gulf State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (169.423 miles)

Located in the city of Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama, white sun-kissed beaches, a surging surf, seagulls and seashells greet you at Gulf State Park. Consisting of 6,150 acres with two miles of sugar white sand beaches, Gulf State Park has modern and primitive camping, cottages, trails and fishing. There is also tennis, group pavilions, 18-hole golf course, 900 acre lake for fishing, swimming, and water skiing, nature programs and picnic areas.

Official Website: Gulf State Park

Legion Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Louisville, MS 39339 (171.136 miles)

The fourth of the original state parks developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Legion State Park remains as unspoiled today as when the Choctaw Indian Nation first inhabited the area centuries ago. Hidden in the red hill country of Mississippi, Legion State Park strikes the perfect balance of natural beauty and modern comfort, with all man-made structures in the park designed to complement the pristine beauty of the area. Of particular interest is Legion Lodge, a hand-hewn log structure that has remained unaltered since its construction in the 1930s.

Official Website: Legion

Cloudland Canyon State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Rising Fawn, GA 30738 (172.221 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Cloudland Canyon State Park


TALLAHASSEE , FL 32303 (173.287 miles)

More than eight centuries ago, Native Americans inhabited the area around Lake Jackson, just north of Tallahassee. The park site was part of what is now known as the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. Today, it encompasses six earthen temple mounds and one possible burial mound. The largest mound is 278 feet by 312 feet at the base and approximately 36 feet in height. Artifacts of pre-Columbian societies have been found here including copper breastplates, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and cloaks.rn


Mason Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Laurel, MS 39440 (173.567 miles)

Directions: Take Hwy 42 east at Richton, travel through Sand Hill, check station on right.

Official Website: Mason Creek Wildlife Management Area

Tallahala Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Montrose, MS 39338 (175.247 miles)

Directions: I-20, Exit 100. Take, Hwy 80 east. Go approx. 3 miles, turn on Hwy 505. Go approx. 5 miles and turn right onto Roberts County Line Rd (Hwy 507) Go approx. 3 miles. Headquarters on the right.

Official Website: Unknown

Chickasawhay Ranger District (De Soto Natioal Forest) Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Laurel, MS 39443 (175.488 miles)

Travel to the Chickasawhay Ranger District on any day and discover the hidden beauty that lies among the rustling pines. If you are lucky enough to venture out on a sunny day, the rays of sunshine peaking through the tall dark green pines will take your breath away. Even on a rainy day, you can drive through the forest and see tall stands of longleaf pine with the ground covered in beautiful bright kelly green bracken fern.

Official Website: Chickasawhay Ranger District (De Soto Natioal Forest)

Chickasawhay Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Laurel, MS 39443 (175.488 miles)

Directions: Chickasawhay WMA Take Hwy 15 south at Laurel go to Tiger Creek Church Rd. in Ovett turn left, travel to Forest Service Rd. 202 turn right then travel to Forest Service Rd. 205 turn left, headquarters on left.

Official Website: Chickasawhay Wildlife Management Area