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Natchez Trace State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wildersville, TN 38388 (95.188 miles)

The Forest is located in central-western Tennessee, in portions of Henderson, Carroll, and Benton Counties. It is approximately 30 miles east of Jackson and is bisected by I-40. The Forest originated from lands purchased by the Resettlement Administration and became a State Forest in 1949. At the time of purchase the land was severely abused by poor agricultural practices that caused severe erosion and resulted in a deeply gullied landscape

Official Website: Natchez Trace State Forest

Clear Creek WMA. Fishing Hunting

Nebo, KY 42441 (95.345 miles)

Consists of primarily wetlands with some shoreline. Offers waterfowl hunting, fishing in the main creek channel and bird watching opportunities.

Official Website: Clear Creek WMA.

Cordell Hull Birthplace SP Hiking

Byrdstown, TN 38549 (95.487 miles)

Bunkum Cave Trail is rated moderate due to many gentle hills. The hike to the overlook is 3/4 mile (1.5 miles roundtrip), and the hike to the cave entrance is an additional ½ mile (2.5 miles roundtrip). Meandering through the mixed deciduous forest, the hiker may be able to view a variety of plant and animal life. Spring wildflowers in late March - early May are exceptional. The view of the cave is most impressive, the entrance measures 100 feet wide and 50 feet tall.

Official Website: Cordell Hull Birthplace SP

Fall Creek Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Pikeville, TN 37367 (96.623 miles)

A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. While Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States, other waterfalls in the park are Piney and Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades.

Official Website: Fall Creek Falls State Park

Joe Wheeler State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Rogersville, AL 35652 (96.777 miles)

Joe Wheeler State Park, located on Wheeler Lake, offers something for everyone; a resort lodge, a restaurant, cabins, camping, fishing, golf, tennis, swimming, convention/banquet facilities, transient slips and a marina. Whether you're looking for a place to spend the weekend or a place to have the perfect wedding, Joe Wheeler State Park can be your dream destination. From small church groups to large conventions, our experienced staff can make your special occasion organized and stress free. Located in Northwest Alabama, two miles west of Rogersville, off U.S. Highway 72, the park is approximately 50 miles west of Huntsville and 27 miles east of Florence. Interstate 65 and Athens are 22 miles east of the park.

Official Website: Joe Wheeler State Park

Cumberland Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Crossville, TN 38555 (98.870 miles)

Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 as a project of the Farm Security Administration to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau. The park offers several miles of moderate trails around the lake, creek and in the woods. Overnight camping is allowed on one of the trails. Trails are open year-round.

Official Website: Cumberland Mountain SP

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Benton, KY 42025 (99.313 miles)

No established roads or trails. Clarks River is the only National Wildlife Refuge located entirely within Kentucky. Land is still being purchased to complete projected size of 18,000 acres. Hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing. Owned by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Official Website: Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

Monte Sano State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Huntsville, AL 35801 (100.252 miles)

Monte Sano, Spanish for “Mountain of Health,” rises more than 1,600 feet above sea level. With the developments of the CCC in the 1930s came 11 stone cabins, which are still used today, picnic area and pavilions, and a stone lodge, which was destroyed by fire in 1947. February 2004 marked the completion of the reconstruction of the Monte Sano Lodge. Today all of these features are still in use and include the addition of three new cabins, one new pavilion and a campground with 89 improved camping sites.

Official Website: Monte Sano State Park

Russell Cave NM Hiking

3729 County Road 98 Bridgeport, AL 35740 (103.192 miles)

Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians.

Official Website: Russell Cave NM

Pickett State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Jamestown, TN 38556 (103.995 miles)

Pickett State Forest is located in northeastern Tennessee in Pickett and Fentress Counties near the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The eastern side of the forest is adjacent to the Big South Fork Recreation Area. This Forest originated from a land donation to the State by Stearns Coal and Lumber Company in 1933.

Official Website: Pickett State Forest