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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Hiking Biking

Franklin, TN 37401 (113.552 miles)

Chickamauga Battlefield features a seven-mile self-guiding auto tour, monuments, historical tablets, hiking trails and horse trails. The visitor center contains exhibits and a 26 minute multi-media program, the Battle of Chickamauga, that provides unique orientation to this Civil War battle. Lookout Mountain Battlefield contains monuments, historical tablets, hiking trails, scenic vistas, and the historic Cravens House. The Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center also houses the "Battle Above the Clouds" painting by James Walker. For more information call (706) 866-9241.

Official Website: Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

Cathedral Caverns Camping

Woodville, AL 35776 (113.943 miles)

The first thing you notice about Cathedral Caverns is the massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high. And it gets even better. Inside the cavern, you will find Big Rock Canyon, Mystery River and some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created. Among them, you will see Stalagmite Mountain, The Frozen Waterfall and Goliath, a huge stalagmite column that reaches the ceiling of the cave some 45 feet above! Cathedral Caverns is the perfect field trip for your school, church or other group. You can visit anytime, as the cave maintains a comfortable 60-degree temperature year round.

Official Website: Cathedral Caverns

Pickwick Landing SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Pickwick Dam, TN 38365 (115.214 miles)

Pickwick Landing State Park is located just south of Pickwick Dam, 12 miles south of Savannah, TN., in Hardin County. The lake and river offer excellent fishing, boating, swimming and a marina. Accommodations on the park include a modern Inn and Restaurant, cabins and camping. There is also a beautiful and challenging golf course. The park contains 1,400 acres of forested hills and hollows. There is a 2.8 mile trail to explore and enjoy the wildlife and plant life around the lake. Picnicking, swimming and play fields are also available.

Official Website: Pickwick Landing SP

Green River Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Campbellsville, KY 42718 (115.417 miles)

Green River Lake State Park opened in 1969 contains 1,331 acres along with the 8,200-acre lake. The park has many attractions for those who love nature and wish to experience the beauty that is Kentucky.

Official Website: Green River Lake State Park

Harrison Bay SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Harrison, TN 37341 (116.829 miles)

The 1,200-acre Harrison Bay State Park, with approximately 40 miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline, was originally developed as a Tennessee Valley Authority recreation demonstration area in the 1930's. There are three hiking trails at the park. There is a 4.5 mile trail, a .5 mile trail and 1 mile trail. Trails are open year-round. Harrison Bay offers a 4.5 bike mile loop trail that was built with assistance from the Southeast Off-road Bicycle Association. The trail features nice uphill climbs with some fast downhill opportunities as well. The trail is fun and rated for all abilities.

Official Website: Harrison Bay SP

Chickasaw State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Henderson, TN 38340 (116.839 miles)

Chickasaw State Rustic Park is situated on some of the highest terrain in west Tennessee. Of the area's 14,384 acres of timberland, 1,280 acres are used for recreation. The remainder is state forest managed jointly by the State Forestry Division and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The park is located in Chester and Hardeman Counties, 18 miles south of Jackson, Tennessee on State Hwy. 100.

Official Website: Chickasaw State Park

Pinson Mounds State Park Hiking Camping

Pinson, TN 38366 (119.504 miles)

Pinson Mounds, one of two state archaeological parks, is a special park, set aside to protect the prehistoric remains found there. Managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Division of State Parks, the Pinson Mounds grouping consists of at least 15 earthen mounds, a geometric enclosure, habitation areas and related earthworks in an area that incorporates almost 1,200 acres. Pinson Mounds is a national historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Official Website: Pinson Mounds State Park

Lone Mountain State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Knoxville, TN 37887 (121.194 miles)

Land for the Forest was acquired by the state through a tax delinquency sale by the Morgan County Chancery Court in 1929 and through a deed transfer by the Lone Mountain Land Company in 1938. The Forest was known as the Lone Mountain Section of Morgan State Forest until 1970 when Morgan State Forest became part of the Division of State Parks and Lone Mountain became a separate State Forest. It is located on the Cumberland Plateau in east-central Tennessee, in Morgan County, about four miles south of Wartburg, just west of U.S.

Official Website: Lone Mountain State Forest

Obed Wild and Scenic River Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wartburg, TN 37887 (121.194 miles)

Hiking the trails along the Obed Wild and Scenic River is one of the most enjoyable activities. Several different trails with different lengths and scenery are available. Canoeing, kayaking and rafting bring many people to the Obed. The river includes three different difficulty classifications (II-IV), making it one of the best whitewater rivers in the eastern United States. The Obed's sandstone rock faces provide a challenging opportunity for experienced climbers. Fishing opportunities are plentiful. For more information call (423) 346-6294.

Official Website: Obed Wild and Scenic River

Frozen Head SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Wartburg, TN 37887 (121.194 miles)

Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area is situated in the beautiful Cumberland Mountains of eastern Tennessee. The 13,122 acres of relatively undisturbed forest contain some of the richest wildflowers areas in Tennessee. The mountainous terrain varies from an elevation of 1,340 feet to over 3,000 feet on 16 different mountain peaks. Frozen Head, elevation of 3,324, is one of the highest peaks in Tennessee west of the Great Smoky Mountains. From its observation tower on a clear day, one can plainly see the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee Ridge and Valley, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Official Website: Frozen Head SP