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Obed Wild and Scenic River Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wartburg, TN 37887 (148.156 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 (148.156 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

Harpeth River SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Kingston Springs, TN 37887 (148.156 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

Big Ridge State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Maynardville, TN 37807 (149.294 miles)

The heavily forested, 3,687-acre park lies on the southern shore of TVA's Norris Reservoir approximately 25 miles north of Knoxville. Visitors to the park will find a wealth of activities to meet any interest from guided nature tours to backcountry camping.

Official Website: Big Ridge State Park

Bledsoe Creek SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Gallatin, TN 37066 (150.322 miles)

Warriors' Path State Park was named for the park's proximity to the ancient war and trading path used by the Cherokee. Since that time, the park land has known a long history of travelers, and is still a pathway for modern-day outdoor enthusiasts. The 950-acre area was acquired from the Tennessee Valley Authority is 1952, to serve the people who live in or visit this section of Northeast Tennessee. It is situated on the shores of TVA's Patrick Henry Reservoir on the Holston River.

Official Website: Bledsoe Creek SP

Edgar Evins SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Silver Point, TN 38582 (150.972 miles)

Edgar Evins State Park is located on the shores of Center Hill Lake in the steep, hilly Eastern Highland Rim. The 6,000 acre park provides excellent recreational opportunities and accommodations on one of the most beautiful reservoirs in Tennessee. Wildlife is abundant. There are approximately 11 miles of trails ranging from moderate to strenuous. Of the park’s 5 trails, the longest is the 9-mile Jack Clayborn Millennium Trail; registration is required at this trailhead. Other trails vary in length from ¼ to 1 mile and do not require registration.

Official Website: Edgar Evins SP

Natural Tunnel Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Duffield, VA 24244 (153.204 miles)

850' long and over 100' high, Natural Tunnel was naturally carved through a limestone over thousands of years.

Official Website: Natural Tunnel

Breaks Interstate Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Breaks, VA 24607 (153.996 miles)

Straddling the VA-KY border, the park features the largest canyon E of the Mississippi. “Grand Canyon of the South,”

Official Website: Breaks Interstate Park

Cumberland Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Crossville, TN 38555 (154.113 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

Cedars of Lebanon State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Lebanon, TN 37087 (156.490 miles)

Eight miles of hiking trails meander through the "cedar" forests and glades. Hiking trails are open year-round. There are four trails in the park from which visitors frequently enjoy glimpses of fox, deer, squirrel, rabbits, and turkey throughout the park. Each trail is blazed with a rectangular colored blaze-mark located on trees along the trail. Please note the color of the blaze-mark for the trail that you hike. Remember to stay on the trail for your own safety. Trail maps are available in the park office.

Official Website: Cedars of Lebanon State Forest