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Fort Loudoun SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Vonore, TN 37885 (157.833 miles)

This 1,200-acre site is the location of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. Nearby were the principal towns of the Cherokee Nation including Tenase, namesake of our state, and Tuskegee, birthplace of the genius Sequoyah. There are connecting trails at the park. They may be hiked separately or together. Combined they cover approximately 5 miles. These trails are not difficult at a reasonable pace and they offer many opportunities for wildlife viewing. Hiking for the less adventuresome can be provided through the use of asphalt trails meandering through the picnic areas.

Official Website: Fort Loudoun SP

Lower Hatchie Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Henning, TN 38041 (159.809 miles)

Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) sits along the lower 17 miles of the Hatchie River in western Tennessee. Unlike most Mississippi River tributaries that have been straightened and levees constructed for flood control, the Hatchie River remains the longest continuous stretch of naturally meandering river in the lower Mississippi River Valley. In result, wildlife and fisheries thrive in its almost pristine watershed ecosystems. The refuge helps protect and enhance the ever diminishing bottomland hardwood forests, along with other important habitats within the Hatchie River watershed. The refuge currently comprises 9,451 acres.

Official Website: Lower Hatchie

Fort Pillow State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Henning, TN 38041 (159.809 miles)

The 1,642 acre Fort Pillow, located in Lauderdale County on the Chickasaw Bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, is rich in both historic and archaeological significance. In 1861, the Confederate Army built extensive fortifications here and named the site for General Gideon J. Pillow of Maury County. The confederate soldiers abandoned the fort. Remains of the earthworks are well-preserved. Nature and recreational programs are presented during the summer months or upon request.

Official Website: Fort Pillow State Park

Canal Section Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Fulton, MS 38843 (159.886 miles)

The Canal Section Wildlife Management Area (CSWMA) is in northeast Mississippi along the west side of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Starting at Highway 4 below the Bay Springs Lake lock and dam in Tishomingo County, it continues southward through Prentiss, Itawamba and Monroe counties and ends approximately five miles south of Aberdeen. The 32,000 acres of CSWMA are primarily hardwood and swamp bottomland with shallow meandering streams and open lands which were previously farmed.

Official Website: Canal Section Wildlife Management Area

Big Ridge State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Maynardville, TN 37807 (159.976 miles)

The heavily forested, 3,687-acre park lies on the southern shore of TVA's Norris Reservoir approximately 25 miles north of Knoxville. Visitors to the park will find a wealth of activities to meet any interest from guided nature tours to backcountry camping.

Official Website: Big Ridge State Park

Chuck Swan State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

LaFollette, TN 37866 (163.022 miles)

Prior to 1934, the land that is now Chuck Swan State Forest consisted of numerous small farms and parcels. In 1934 the Tennessee Valley Authority began acquiring the land in connection with the Norris Dam project. TVA sold the property to the State of Tennessee in 1952 with the understanding that the forest would be developed for multiple uses including recreation and demonstration.

Official Website: Chuck Swan State Forest

Cane Creek WMA. Fishing Hunting Camping

London, KY 40741 (163.385 miles)

Access by interior roads. Primarily hilly, steep terrain, mostly forested with only a few openings. No developed facilities. For camping check with owner. Within Daniel Boone National Forest. Owned by U.S. Forest Service

Official Website: Cane Creek WMA.

Rickwood Caverns Camping

Warrior, AL 35180 (163.386 miles)

Experience the thrill of Rickwood's miracle mile of underground caverns! The 260 million-year-old limestone formations, blind cave fish and underground pool are just a few of the natural wonders exhibited in the colorful cavern. The park features an Olympic-size swimming pool, snack bar, picnic area, large and small picnic shelter, hiking trails, playground, campground and gift shop. Rickwood Caverns is a recognized member of the National Caves Association, and offers more than a mile of living geology. The caverns themselves were water-formed during the Mississippian period over 260 million years ago. Rickwood Caverns still contains active "living formations," as mineral-laden water droplets build colorful structures and flowstones. Rickwood Cave reveals that it was carved from an ocean bed - shell fragments and fossils of marine life are clearly visible along the cavern ceiling and walls. Many curiosities are featured on guided tours of the "miracle mile" at Rickwood Caverns State Park.

Official Website: Rickwood Caverns

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Murphy, NC 28906 (167.257 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

Tombigbee Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Tupelo, MS 38804 (168.489 miles)

Located just six miles south of Tupelo, Mississippi - Tombigbee State Park offers the finest in outdoor recreation opportunities minutes from one of Mississippi's premier shopping, dining and entertainment areas. Tupelo is the site of the bi-annual Tupelo Furniture Market; home of the Elvis Presley Birthplace; and the headquarters of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Official Website: Tombigbee