Forest ecology depends on good fires, which are nature’s way of spring cleaning–clearing out brush, restoring natural habitats and preventing wildfires. Learn more about how carefully planned and professionally managed prescribed fires give nature some help at

Search Key

Forests Near You

hide this

Enter your zip code to find a forest near you:


What I want to do:

Where I want to do it:

Keep Your Forest Healthy

Help preserve the natural areas near you. Learn more about how prescribed fires help your forests stay healthy at

There are 157 places within 200 miles of zip code 37201 (Nashville, TN) that match your search request.

Displaying all activities.

Displaying all parks, forests and wildlife areas.

Harpeth River SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Kingston Springs, TN 37887 (121.194 miles)

This unique linear park located along the Harpeth River in Middle Tennessee offers natural, cultural, and recreational day use areas rich in historic significance and natural beauty. Whether you enjoy the thrill of fly fishing or spin casting, the river hosts large and small mouth bass, bream, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish and other game fish. For your hiking pleasure, enjoy the solitude and tranquility of several miles of easy to difficult trails meandering through wildflower meadows, lush forests, and along majestic bluffs.

Official Website: Harpeth River SP

Cloudland Canyon State Park Hiking Camping Biking

Rising Fawn, GA 30738 (121.581 miles)

State Park in NW GA Ridge and Valley Country

Official Website: Cloudland Canyon State Park

Green River State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting

Henderson, KY 42420 (122.218 miles)

The Green River State Forest consists of 1,106 acres located about five miles northeast of the town of Henderson in Henderson County. it is open to the public for most recreational uses including hiking, hunting and fishing. Off-road vehicles are prohibited.

Official Website: Green River State Forest

J P Coleman Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Iuka, MS 38852 (122.821 miles)

Perched on a rocky bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, J.P. Coleman State Park offers the finest in all types of water sports. Visitors experience unmatched sailing, swimming, skiing, and fishing for Smallmouth bass in the sparkling waters of Pickwick Lake, and enjoy camping and exploring in the untamed wilderness along the banks of the Tennessee River.

Official Website: J P Coleman

Divide Section Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Iuka, MS 38852 (122.821 miles)

Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 72 and Hwy 25 in Iuka, go south on Hwy 25 4.4 miles to the Midway Community. Turn west on Hwy 364 and go 4.0 miles to the Divide Section WMA. Headquarters compound is on the right.

Official Website: Divide Section Wildlife Management Area

Buck's Pocket State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Oak Grove, AL 35975 (126.563 miles)

This 2,000-acre park in northeast Alabama is secluded in a natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountains chain. The park's picnic area offers a canyon rim natural vista into the pocket below. The pocket itself, on an upstream tributary of Lake Guntersville, hosts an improved campground, complete with tables, grills, shelters, laundry, comfort station, playground and hiking trails. The Park is located two miles north of Grove Oak in northeast Alabama.

Official Website: Buck's Pocket State Park

Cherokee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Cleveland, TN 37312 (126.601 miles)

The Cherokee National Forest is located in Eastern Tennessee and stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol along the North Carolina border. The 640,000-acre forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee. It lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachian mountain range, one of the world's most diverse areas.

Official Website: Cherokee National Forest

Red Clay SP Hiking

Cleveland, TN 37311 (127.842 miles)

Red Clay State Historic Park is located in the extreme southwest corner of Bradley County in Tennessee. The park encompasses 263-acres of narrow valleys formerly used as cotton and pasture land. There are also forested ridges that average 200 feet or more above the valley floor. The site contains a natural landmark, the Blue Hole Spring, which arises from beneath a limestone ledge to form a deep pool that flows into Mill Creek, a tributary of the Conasauga and Coosa River system. The spring was used by the Cherokee for their water supply during council meetings.

Official Website: Red Clay SP

Chickasaw State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Henderson, TN 38356 (127.950 miles)

Chickasaw State Forest is located in Chester and Hardeman Counties on the Coastal Plain in West Tennessee. The Resettlement Administration Program purchased the majority of lands making up the forest in 1938; the lands at the time of acquisition were highly eroded and degraded by farming and timber harvesting. The entire project area was deeded to the State of Tennessee in 1955 and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division assumed responsibility for the portion that is now a State Forest. Approximately 63% of the Forest is in hardwood types, about 29% is in southern yellow pines, and the remainder is in mixed pine and hardwood cover. The Forest is dominated by stands of mature sawtimber. About 35% of the stands are upland hardwoods in excess of 80 years old.

Official Website: Chickasaw State Forest

Reelfoot NWR Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

, TN 38261 (128.029 miles)

Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 to manage the northern third of Reelfoot Lake as a refuge for migratory birds. Additional lands acquired in Southwestern Kentucky expanded the refuge to it s current 10,428 acres. The proximity of Reelfoot Lake and the refuge to the Mississippi river has always made the area a major stopover and wintering ground for migratory waterfowl and bald eagles. This area has long been a major stop-over and wintering area for large concentrations of waterfowl. Wintering concentrations of mallards may exceed 400,000 birds, and during extreme winters, concentrations of Canada geese may exceed 100,000.

Official Website: Reelfoot NWR