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Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Manila, AR 72442 (190.353 miles)

Once a free-flowing river system, Big Lake NWR was changed to a lake/swamp ecosystem by the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12.

Official Website: Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Daniel Boone National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Winchester, KY 40391 (190.879 miles)

Primarily mountainous with many sections quite steep and rugged, but with some fairly flat river and creek bottoms and ridge tops. Migratory waterfowl, bald eagles often seen around Cave Run and Laurel lakes. Many trout streams, small lakes throughout, several rivers offer float fishing. Several recreational areas maintained by U.S. Forest Service offer camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback trails, etc. Maps, additional information available from U. S. Forest Service,1700 Bypass Road, Winchester, KY 40391. NOTE: Much land within forest boundaries is still privately owned and permission should be obtained before entering these private holdings.

Official Website: Daniel Boone National Forest

Talladega National Forest - Talladega District Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Talladega, AL 35160 (192.263 miles)

The Talladega National Forest is divided into three Ranger Districts:  Oakmulgee District lies in the central part of the state, south of Tuscaloosa County in Hale, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Perry, Chilton and Dallas Counties.  The Shoal Creek and Talladega Districts are located in the northeastern part of the state in Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Talladega and Clay Counties.  The Talladega and Shoal Creek Divisions of Talladega National Forest topography is comprised of upland hills and low mountains with predominantly moderately steep slopes.  Oakmulgee Division of Talladega National Forest consists of level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.

Official Website: Talladega National Forest - Talladega District

Panther Creek SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Morristown, TN 37814 (193.464 miles)

Panther Creek State Park, covering approximately 1,435 acres, is located on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River. It offers 13 hiking and biking trails, 5 are hiking only. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails. Experienced mountain bikers are encouraged to leave their cars in the parking area near Panther Creek Road. Less experienced riders may use any parking area. A sign at each trail head gives the name of the trail and its distance. The sign may also state how far it is to a connecting trail.

Official Website: Panther Creek SP

Amicalola Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (194.889 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Amicalola Falls State Park

Dawson State Forest Hiking Hunting Biking Horseback

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (194.889 miles)

The Dawson Forest is owned by the city of Atlanta and managed by the Georgia Forestry Commission

Official Website: Dawson State Forest

Hightower Educational Forest Hiking Biking

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (194.889 miles)

located in the Dawson State Forest in Dawsonville GA

Official Website: Hightower Educational Forest

Paulding Forest

Dawsonville, GA 30534 (194.889 miles)

The Dawson Forest is owned by the city of Atlanta and managed by the Georgia Forestry Commission

Official Website: Paulding Forest

Ashland WMA Hunting

Beattyville, KY 41311 (195.838 miles)

The area is almost entirely forested with extremely rugged, steep terrain and many high cliffs. Elevations range from 850 to 1,250 feet above sea level. Good to moderate populations of grouse, squirrel, furbearers, deer, turkey, and songbirds exist on the area. The hollow is surrounded by clifflines characteristic of this portion of the state. Several man-made waterholes provide habitat for many reptiles and amphibians.

Official Website: Ashland WMA

Cheaha State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Delta, AL 36258 (197.383 miles)

Located in Clay and Cleburne Counties, Cheaha State Park is the pinnacle of natural beauty and awe in Alabama. Surrounded by the Talladega National Forest, this foothill of the Appalachian Mountains holds the reputation of the highest point in Alabama. Standing 2,407 ft. above sea level, it is no wonder why the local Creek Indians named this place “Chaha,” meaning high place. After the state of Alabama acquired lands in 1933, which today comprise 11 of the 22 State Parks, a cooperative effort with the State of Alabama and the National Park System, paved the way for the Civilian Conservation Corp's (CCC) development and construction of Cheaha State Park. Its continuous operation since 1933, makes Cheaha, Alabama's oldest continuously operating State Park.

Official Website: Cheaha State Park