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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Hiking

Gulf Shores, AL 36545 (113.051 miles)

The Bon Secour NWR contains 7,000 acres of wildlife habitat for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles and the endangered Alabama beach mouse. The refuge was established by Congress in 1980 to preserve the coastal dune ecosystem, to protect threatened and endangered species, to provide compatible recreational opportunities, and to serve as a living laboratory for students and scientists.

Official Website: Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Sperwell Bluff State Park Hiking Fishing Hunting

Thomaston, GA 30286 (116.989 miles)

located in West Central GA along the Flint River

Official Website: Sperwell Bluff State Park

Little River State Forest Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Atmore, AL 36502 (118.831 miles)

Located just 12 miles north of Interstate 65 at Atmore and beneath towering pines, this 960-acre park provides fishing and swimming on a 25-acre lake.  Campers can wander the trails or enjoy the water from daylight to dark.

Official Website: Little River State Forest

BLACKWATER RIVER STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

HOLT , FL 32564 (120.994 miles)

The river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the nation, making this park a popular place for swimming, fishing, camping, and paddling. Shaded campsites are just a short walk from the river, and visitors can enjoy a picnic at a pavilion overlooking the river. In 1980 the park was certified as a Registered State Natural Feature for possessing exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of Florida. Atlantic white cedars line the river and one of them was recognized in 1982 as a Florida Champion tree, one of the largest and oldest of its species.rn

Official Website: BLACKWATER RIVER STATE PARK

YELLOW RIVER MARSH PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking

HOLT , FL 32564 (120.994 miles)

This preserve protects one of Florida's last remaining tracts of wet prairie, including the largest community of pitcher plants in the state. The carnivorous plants flourish here, passively trapping insects in specialized tube-shaped leaves and absorbing nutrients from their decomposing prey. The preserve is located in Santa Rosa County on Garcon Point, which separates Escambia Bay from Blackwater Bay. Nearly 20 rare and endangered species of plants and animals make their homes along the bay and its wet prairies, dome swamps, and flatwoods. There are no recreational facilities in the preserve, but the sweeping landscapes of the pitcher plant prairies offer a tremendous opportunity for photography and nature appreciation.rn

Official Website: YELLOW RIVER MARSH PRESERVE STATE PARK

Seminole State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Donaldsonville, GA 39845 (122.452 miles)

This SW GA Park is located on Lake Seminole along the GA-FL border

Official Website: Seminole State Park

FALLING WATERS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping

CHIPLEY , FL 32428 (124.576 miles)

Huge trees and fern-covered sinkholes line Sink Hole Trail, the boardwalk that leads visitors to Florida's highest waterfall. Falling Waters Sink is a 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide cylindrical pit into which flows a small stream that drops 73 feet to the bottom of the sink. The water's final destination remains unknown. Visitors can see beautiful native and migrating butterflies in the butterfly garden, take a dip in the lake, or have a family picnic. Hikers can experience the verdant, gently sloping landscape of North Florida.rn

Official Website: FALLING WATERS STATE PARK

FLORIDA CAVERNS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

MARIANNA , FL 32446 (125.962 miles)

This is one of the few state parks with dry (air filled) caves and is the only Florida state park to offer cave tours to the public. The cave has dazzling formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones, and draperies.rn

Official Website: FLORIDA CAVERNS STATE PARK

Bladon Springs State Park Camping

Silas, AL 36919 (127.607 miles)

Centering around four mineral springs, this 357-acre park in Choctaw County in southwest Alabama provides modern campsites, shelters, tables and grills for daytime and nighttime family outings. The Park is located one mile north of Bladon Springs in southwest Alabama.

Official Website: Bladon Springs State Park

Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Gilbertown, AL 36908 (127.827 miles)

Acres: 4,218 acres plus 236 acres in perpetual conservation easements in eight parcels in Monroe, Sumter and Conecuh counties, located 10 miles northwest of Coffeeville, AL, across the Tombigbee River and north of Highway 84, in Southwest Alabama, approximately 80 miles north of Mobile. Wildlife includes: herons, raptors, otters, beavers, deer, turkeys, raccoons, squirrels, wood ducks, wintering waterfowl, and endangered/threatened species (American alligators, bald eagles and wood storks).

Official Website: Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge