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Tishomingo Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Tishomingo, MS 38873 (194.037 miles)

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Tishomingo State Park is steeped in history and scenic beauty. The park takes its name from the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The famous Natchez Trace Parkway, the premier highway of the early 1800s and a modern scenic parkway, runs directly through the park. Today's visitors to Tishomingo State Park discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted the Indians centuries ago. Tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi. Massive boulders blanketed in moss dot the hillsides, and colorful wildflowers border trails once walked by Native Americans.

Official Website: Tishomingo

Tims Ford SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Winchester, TN 37398 (194.196 miles)

Located on the Tims Ford Reservoir in the rolling hills of southern middle Tennessee, is an outstanding recreational area and fishing paradise. Long before the construction of Tims Ford Dam on the headwaters of the Elk River, the area was used extensively by the Indians as a hunting and fishing territory. The 10,700-acre Tims Ford Lake is one of the most picturesque in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast.

Official Website: Tims Ford SP

Paul B Johnson Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (194.293 miles)

Located in the heart of Mississippi’s pine belt region Paul B. Johnson State Park is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods, and ancient oaks. The deep forests surrounding Paul B. Johnson provide a picturesque setting for a variety of outdoor activities. The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is just a 20-minute drive to the north, making Paul B. Johnson State Park the perfect place to spend a football weekend.

Official Website: Paul B Johnson

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

St. Marks, FL 32355 (194.901 miles)

St. Marks NWR, located 25 miles south of Tallahassee along the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a well-known oasis of natural Florida habitats for wildlife, especially birds. Natural salt marshes, freshwater swamps, pine forests and lakes provide a haven for wildlife and people.

Official Website: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Gulf Islands National Seashore Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Ocean Springs, MS 39564 (195.476 miles)

Beautiful beaches, historic forts and recreational opportunities are plentiful. Open year-round, the Seashore is in Mississippi and Florida.

Official Website: Gulf Islands National Seashore

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Canton, MS 39406 (195.479 miles)

Directions: From Jackson, MS go north on Hwy 25 approx. 18 miles to Hwy 43. Take Hwy 43 north approx. 6 miles and the WMA entrance is located on right.

Official Website: Pearl River Wildlife Management Area

Franklin State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Sewanee, TN 37375 (196.023 miles)

The land was acquired in 1936 from the Cross Creek Coal Company and was highly degraded. Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division assumed management of the area in 1940. The Forest is on the Cumberland Plateau and located in south-central Tennessee, in Marion and Franklin Counties. The forest is 35-40 miles west of Chattanooga. About 99% of the land is forested and about 96% of the land is in mature hardwood sawtimber and pole timber. Only about 3% of the Forest is pine.

Official Website: Franklin State Forest

Bledsoe State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Spencer, TN 37375 (196.023 miles)

Bledsoe State Forest is located on the Cumberland Plateau in east-central Tennessee, in Bledsoe, Cumberland, Van Buren, and White Counties. The land was originally purchased by the State Department of Institutions in 1907. In 1933, 6,656 acres were designated as state forest. The remaining lands, known as the Taft Youth Center, left under the jurisdiction of the Department of Institutions, now the Department of Corrections.

Official Website: Bledsoe State Forest

BALD POINT STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Biking Boating

ALLIGATOR POINT , FL 32346 (196.295 miles)

Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along north Florida’s Gulf Coast can be found at this park. Located on Alligator Point where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay, Bald Point offers a multitude of land and water activities. Coastal marshes, pine flatwoods, and oak thickets foster a diversity of biological communities that make the park a popular destination for birding and wildlife viewing. Every fall, bald eagles, other migrating raptors, and monarch butterflies are commonly sighted as they head south for the winter. Bald Point offers access to two Apalachee Bay beaches for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing.rn

Official Website: BALD POINT STATE PARK

Shepard Camping Biking Boating

Gautier, MS 39553 (196.751 miles)

Shepard State Park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country, where legend has it that members of the Pascagoula Indian nation linked hands and walked into the Pascagoula River rather than be taken captive by hostile Indian tribes. The mournful death chant they sang as they walked earned the Pascagoula River the nickname “Singing River.” Tales of the heroic exploits of French and Spanish settlers and romantic legends of the Pascagoula and Biloxi Indians are standard fare in the scenic coastal area surrounding Shepard State Park.

Official Website: Shepard