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Natchez Trace Parkway Camping Biking

Tupelo, MS 38804 (168.489 miles)

The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail used by animals and people that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

Official Website: Natchez Trace Parkway

Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area

Jacksonville, AL 36265 (170.945 miles)

Choccolocco, located in Calhoun County, NE Alabama, doubles as a State Forest and Wildlife Management Area. Forest related activities are managed by the Alabama Forestry Commission while the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources provides wildlife management expertise. All activities seek to complement multiple forest values, including aesthetics and recreation. A severe snowstorm in late winter 1993 damaged a multi-purpose unit totaling approximately 118 acres. The planting of 58,000 longleaf pine in the spring of 1995 completed the restoration efforts that began the preceding year.

Official Website: Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area

Hell Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

New Albany, MS 38652 (170.948 miles)

Directions: From New Albany, take Hwy 15 north toward Ripley. At Cotton Plant community turn left onto county road 825. Headquarters building is 3.5 miles on the right.

Official Website: Hell Creek Wildlife Management Area

Trace Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Belden, MS 38826 (171.846 miles)

Trace State Park offers a quiet, natural retreat located just minutes from the excitement of Tupelo, one of Mississippi's fastest growing cities. Trace State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities ranging from fishing and water sports to exploring miles of secluded nature trails. A special arrangement with the Pontotoc Country Club allows Trace State Park guests to enjoy the club's 18-hole golf course without paying green fees.

Official Website: Trace

Nantahala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Robbinsville, NC 28771 (172.473 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

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Middlesboro, KY 40965 (172.844 miles)

There are over 70 miles of hiking trails in the park ranging from short, easy 1/4 mile hikes to the 21 mile Ridge Trail. Backcountry trails lead to remote, wilderness areas. The Wilderness Road Campground is located approximately 3 miles from the park visitor center off of Highway 58 in Virginia. It has 160 sites in a beautiful wooded setting. Wildlife is abundant in the park and includes: deer, beaver, fox, bobcat, bear, and over 150 species of birds! For more information call (606) 248-2817.

Official Website: Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Red Top Mountian State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Cartersville, GA 30121 (174.764 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Red Top Mountian State Park

Kentucky Ridge State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Pineville, KY 40977 (175.910 miles)

Kentucky Ridge State Forest is located in Bell County and consisted of 15,251 acres. The forest is open to public hunting and fishing, subject to state fish and game regulations, and is available for primitive camping, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding. ATVs are prohibited.

Official Website: Kentucky Ridge State Forest

Pine Mountain State Resort Park Hiking Camping Horseback

Pineville, KY 40977 (175.910 miles)

You will be charmed by the skilled craftsmanship of stone and wood throughout Herndon J. Evans Lodge. Each of the 30 rooms has a private patio or balcony to enjoy mountain views. Open year-round. AAA 3 - Diamond rating. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Eastern Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs)

Official Website: Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Wall Doxey Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Holly Springs, MS 38635 (178.503 miles)

Wall Doxey State Park offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities in a setting rich in natural beauty. Centered around a 60-acre, spring-fed lake, Wall Doxey is only 40 miles from the exciting shopping, restaurants, and attractions of Memphis, Tennessee, and is just seven miles from the splendid antebellum homes of Holly Springs, Mississippi. The University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss") is just a 25-minute drive away, making Wall Doxey State Park the perfect place to spend a football weekend. For a weekend getaway or as a central vacation spot, Wall Doxey State Park is an ideal destination.

Official Website: Wall Doxey