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Bledsoe State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Spencer, TN 37375 (82.103 miles)

Bledsoe State Forest is located on the Cumberland Plateau in east-central Tennessee, in Bledsoe, Cumberland, Van Buren, and White Counties. The land was originally purchased by the State Department of Institutions in 1907. In 1933, 6,656 acres were designated as state forest. The remaining lands, known as the Taft Youth Center, left under the jurisdiction of the Department of Institutions, now the Department of Corrections.

Official Website: Bledsoe State Forest

Standing Stone State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hilham, TN 38570 (82.679 miles)

his Forest had its beginning in lands purchased by the Resettlement Administration and deeded to the State in 1955. It became a State Forest in 1961. It is located on the Eastern Highland Rim in Overton and Clay Counties. The forest is approximately 20 miles north of Cookeville and is bisected by State Route 136. The majority of lands were eroded and degraded due to extensive row cropping and poor farming practices. The forested areas had been subjected to heavy timber cutting, high grading, and frequent fires.

Official Website: Standing Stone State Forest

South Cumberland SP Hiking Camping

Monteagle, TN 37356 (83.607 miles)

South Cumberland is one of the newer Tennessee State Parks. Almost all of our park lies atop the Cumberland Plateau and, unlike most state parks, ours is made up of ten different areas located in four different counties. The Visitor Center is located between Monteagle and Tracy City on Highway 41. From here the various components of our park are managed. Visitors can also obtain information and directions from the visitor center.

Official Website: South Cumberland SP

Mammoth Cave National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 (83.952 miles)

Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 367 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy and peculiar place," but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name—Mammoth.

Official Website: Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave NP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, KY 42259 (83.952 miles)

Official Website: Mammoth Cave NP

Tennessee NWR Hiking Hunting Boating

Paris, TN 38242 (86.046 miles)

The refuge consists of a diversity of habitats including open reservoir waters, bottomland hardwoods, upland oak/hickory forests, freshwater marsh, agricultural lands, and some of the largest and highest quality moist soil managed impoundments in the nation. The diversity of habitats found on Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge provide ample feeding, nesting and resting areas for 301 bird species, 51 types of mammals, 89 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 144 species of fish. A hotspot for fish diversity, this refuge boasts greater fish species diversity than any other inland national wildlife refuge in the country.

Official Website: Tennessee NWR

Pennyrile State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Dawson Springs, KY 42408 (86.818 miles)

In 1930, as part of the Land Use and Resettlement Program, the Division of Forestry acquired leases on land in Christian, Hopkins and Caldwell counties, which became the Pennyrile State Forest. It now includes 14,648 acres of forest. The area 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. ATV's are prohibited in the forest.

Official Website: Pennyrile State Forest

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Dawson Springs, KY 42408 (86.818 miles)

The rustic wood and stone Pennyrile Lodge, with 24 rooms, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake. Open year-round. Rooms available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Central Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).

Official Website: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Paris Landing SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Buchanan, TN 38222 (90.057 miles)

Paris Landing State Park is an 841 acre park located on the western shore of the Tennessee River, which is dammed to form Kentucky Lake (160,000 acres). The park sits on the widest part of the lake (3 miles wide) and is the perfect location for all water sports such as fishing, boating, swimming, and skiing. On land, there is plenty of activity with golfing, hiking, camping, or just relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty and wildlife. Be on the lookout for deer, turkey, fox, and coyote that roam the park. Eagles can be seen in the winter months.

Official Website: Paris Landing SP

Natchez Trace State Park Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wildersville, TN 38388 (95.188 miles)

The park includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47 room resort inn and restaurant complex, cabins, group lodge, camping areas, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque hiking trails, a wrangler camp, 250 miles of horse riding trails, a park store, and archery range. Located at I-40, exit 116, this area is composed of a State Park, State Forest and a WMA with a total of 48,000 acres. The Tennessee Division of State Parks, Tennessee Division of Forestry and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency share administration of this area.

Official Website: Natchez Trace State Park