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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Oneida, TN 37841 (128.252 miles)

Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. For more informatin call (423) 286-7275.

Official Website: Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Lake Guntersville State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Guntersville, AL 35976 (129.207 miles)

Lake Guntersville Resort State Park is located along the banks of the Tennessee River in NE Alabama. The park overlooks the majestic 69,000-acre Guntersville Reservoir, and ranges over more than 6,000 acres of natural woodlands. The park has an 18-hole championship golf course, a beach complex, fishing center, hiking trails, nature programs and a day-use area. Modern campground and lakeview cottages on the lake, coupled with a resort lodge on the pinnacle of Taylor Mountain, and chalets on the ridge-tops provide a selection of overnight accommodations beyond comparison.

Official Website: Lake Guntersville State Park

Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Corinth, MS 38834 (129.251 miles)

Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area (TWMA) is comprised of approximately 2,600 acres of state owned land located in northern Alcorn County, approximately three miles west and northwest of Corinth, MS. This is a relatively new area, established in 1999. The TWMA is split into two separate blocks of land known as Unit 1 (1400 ac.) and Unit 2 (1200 ac.) for management purposes.

Official Website: Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area

Coil Estate WMA. Hiking Fishing Hunting

Bardwell, KY 42023 (133.123 miles)

The 795-acre area is primarily open cropland and bottomland hardwoods. Access is by foot travel only. Hunting is permitted on the eastern 360 acres of the area under statewide regulations. The Western 435 acres of the area are closed to all hunting but are open to public access, hiking and wildlife viewing. Please check the website or the 2009-10 hunting guide for more information. Coil Estate WMA is owned by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Official Website: Coil Estate WMA.

Desoto State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Fort Payne, AL 35967 (133.247 miles)

In the rustic tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Desoto State Park is accented by rushing waterfalls and fragrant wildflowers. The atmosphere of the CCC further enhances the restaurant, lodge and cabin facilities. Nestled atop beautiful scenic Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama, this 3,502-acre park provides Mountain Chalets, Log  & Rustic Cabins, Motel Rooms, Meeting Rooms, and also has both Improved & Primitive campgrounds. Also features a picnic area with playground, Olympic-size swimming pool, nature center with interpretive programs and live animals, tennis courts, & 15 miles of hiking & mountain biking trails. DeSoto State Park is located eight miles northeast of Fort Payne, Alabama.

Official Website: Desoto State Park

Little River Canyon NP Hiking Biking Horseback Boating

2141 Gault Avenue North Fort Payne, AL 35967 (133.247 miles)

Official Website: Little River Canyon NP

Tishomingo Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Tishomingo, MS 38873 (133.376 miles)

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Tishomingo State Park is steeped in history and scenic beauty. The park takes its name from the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The famous Natchez Trace Parkway, the premier highway of the early 1800s and a modern scenic parkway, runs directly through the park. Today's visitors to Tishomingo State Park discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted the Indians centuries ago. Tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi. Massive boulders blanketed in moss dot the hillsides, and colorful wildflowers border trails once walked by Native Americans.

Official Website: Tishomingo

General Burnside State Park Fishing Camping

Burnside, KY 42519 (134.500 miles)

General Burnside Island State Park was named for the sideburn-whiskered Civil War general Ambrose Burnside. Burnside led patrols along the Cumberland River, circling this 400-acre island while on the look out for Confederate soldiers.

Official Website: General Burnside State Park

Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Delano, TN 37325 (136.475 miles)

iwassee Scenic River Park is located on Spring Creek road at U.S. Hwy. 411, the Ocoee river on U.S. Hwy. 64. The Hiwassee was the first river managed in the State Scenic River program. A 23-river mile section, from the N.C. state line to U.S. 411 North of Benton, has been declared a Class III partially developed river. This stretch of river offers canoeing, rafting, fishing, hiking and nature photography.

Official Website: Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park

Knobs State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping

Clermont, KY 40110 (136.782 miles)

Knobs State Forest and Wildlife Management Area is located 28 miles south of Louisville. The forest is open for day use only unless hunting regulations specify extended hours. Hiking, wildlife viewing and regulated hunting are permitted. ATVs and horseback riding are prohibited.

Official Website: Knobs State Forest