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SANTA ROSA BCH , FL 32459 (139.643 miles)

This park offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Although boats are not allowed, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish, and catfish. Lakes, pristine beaches, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird-watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk, or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beach-comb.rn


Lake Lowndes Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Columbus, MS 39702 (142.101 miles)

Lake Lowndes State Park offers complete recreational facilities for individuals, families, and groups. Located on a beautiful 150-acre lake, the park offers unlimited opportunities for fishing and camping, asfootball, tennis, softball, and other organized spor well as complete facilities for ts. Mississippi University for Women (The "W") and Mississippi State University (MSU) are just a short drive to the west, making Lake Lowndes State Park the perfect place to stay during a football weekend at MSU or while visiting either campus.

Official Website: Lake Lowndes

Buck's Pocket State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Oak Grove, AL 35975 (142.425 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

Okatibbee Water Park Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Meridian, MS 39301 (142.972 miles)

Located on Pine Spring Road, just off Highway 19 North northwest of Meridian, Mississippi, Okatibbee Water Park is a "splash" for the whole family! With 28 miles of shoreline, the 3,800-acre reservoir offer abundant bass fishing year round, as well as water skiing. Splashdown Country's adult and kiddy waterslides are open May through Labor Day, with lifeguards on duty for added safety. The park features fully developed camping spurs for camping enthusiasts. For the slightly less adventurous, four new vacation cabins are available as well as a 25-room motel. For the naturalist, the park is visited each December by the American Bald Eagle.

Official Website: Okatibbee Water Park

Panola Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Biking

Stockbridge, GA 30281 (142.994 miles)

GA State Park just South of Atlanta

Official Website: Panola Mountian State Park

Desoto State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Fort Payne, AL 35967 (145.969 miles)

In the rustic tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Desoto State Park is accented by rushing waterfalls and fragrant wildflowers. The atmosphere of the CCC further enhances the restaurant, lodge and cabin facilities. Nestled atop beautiful scenic Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama, this 3,502-acre park provides Mountain Chalets, Log  & Rustic Cabins, Motel Rooms, Meeting Rooms, and also has both Improved & Primitive campgrounds. Also features a picnic area with playground, Olympic-size swimming pool, nature center with interpretive programs and live animals, tennis courts, & 15 miles of hiking & mountain biking trails. DeSoto State Park is located eight miles northeast of Fort Payne, Alabama.

Official Website: Desoto State Park

Little River Canyon NP Hiking Biking Horseback Boating

2141 Gault Avenue North Fort Payne, AL 35967 (145.969 miles)

Official Website: Little River Canyon NP

Clarkco Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Quitman, MS 39355 (146.676 miles)

Located just south of Meridian near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, Clarkco State Park has been a favorite Mississippi recreation spot since 1938. Situated on 815 acres of gently rolling woodlands, Clarkco State Park offers camping, cabin rentals, and water sports in a convenient yet unspoiled location, providing the perfect retreat for an afternoon or weekend getaway.

Official Website: Clarkco

Archusa Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Quitman, MS 39355 (146.676 miles)

Archusa Creek Water Park is located in Quitman, Mississippi, just off Hwy. 45 and Hwy. 18 East. The 450 acre lake is a fisherman's paradise with large quantities of bass, catfish, perch and bream. The whole family can enjoy camping, boating, swimming, water skiing and picnicking. The picnic areas are equipped with barbecue grills and family-size picnic tables.

Official Website: Archusa Creek Water Park

High Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Jackson, GA 30233 (146.701 miles)

Located off I-75 in Middle GA

Official Website: High Falls State Park