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Burgess Falls SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Sparta, TN 38583 (158.458 miles)

Burgess Falls State Natural Area, located in Middle Tennessee, lies on the eastern edge of Tennessee's Highland Rim adjacent to the Cumberland Plateau and is noted for its natural beauty. Sheer bluffs, narrow ridges, rolling water and abundant mixed forest, characterize this area. The Falling Water River drops approximately 250 feet, providing numerous waterfalls, breathtaking scenery and overlooks. The park is home to over 300 species trees and plants and an abundance of wildlife. Park visitors can visit the large Native Butterfly Garden located adjacent to the upper parking lot.

Official Website: Burgess Falls SP

Panther Creek SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Morristown, TN 37814 (161.031 miles)

Panther Creek State Park, covering approximately 1,435 acres, is located on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River. It offers 13 hiking and biking trails, 5 are hiking only. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails. Experienced mountain bikers are encouraged to leave their cars in the parking area near Panther Creek Road. Less experienced riders may use any parking area. A sign at each trail head gives the name of the trail and its distance. The sign may also state how far it is to a connecting trail.

Official Website: Panther Creek SP

Clear Creek WMA. Fishing Hunting

Nebo, KY 42441 (161.219 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.

House Mountain SP Hiking

Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation, TN 37919 (163.234 miles)

House Mountain is a 500-acre natural area located in Knox County approximately eight miles from Knoxville. It is cooperatively managed under a lease agreement with the State by the Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation. The 2,100-foot crest of House Mountain provides significant vistas where visitors may scan the parallel ranges of the Unakas and Cumberlands some 30 miles away, or look northeast at the adjacent Clinch Mountain, and across the valley where the Trail of the Lonesome Pine may some day lead north into Virginia.

Official Website: House Mountain SP

Port Royal SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Adams, TN 37010 (164.274 miles)

The Bluff Trail begins near the covered bridge site and extends along the Red River. Wildflowers and birds are abundant along this leisurely 1/4 mile trail. Port Royal is an historic park and a day use park. Port Royal State Park is a place of quiet natural beauty

Official Website: Port Royal SP

Long Hunter SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Hermitage, TN 37076 (166.506 miles)

Long Hunter State Park is situated along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake. It consists of four units: Couchville, Baker's Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellars Farm. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation are among the activities available to park visitors. Planned activities include interpretive and recreation programs for the general public and environmental education programs for school and other interested groups.

Official Website: Long Hunter SP

Pennyrile State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Dawson Springs, KY 42408 (167.103 miles)

In 1930, as part of the Land Use and Resettlement Program, the Division of Forestry acquired leases on land in Christian, Hopkins and Caldwell counties, which became the Pennyrile State Forest. It now includes 14,648 acres of forest. The area is open to public hunting and fishing, subject to state fish and game regulations, and is available for primitive camping, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding. ATV's are prohibited in the forest.

Official Website: Pennyrile State Forest

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Dawson Springs, KY 42408 (167.103 miles)

The rustic wood and stone Pennyrile Lodge, with 24 rooms, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake. Open year-round. Rooms available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Central Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).

Official Website: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Warner Parks

Nashville, TN 37218 (173.053 miles)

Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively known as “The Warner Parks,” are managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation of Nashville and Davidson County. The Warner Parks are the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee and together span 2684 acres of forest and field, 9 miles from downtown Nashville.

Official Website: Warner Parks

Dunbar Cave SP Hiking Fishing

Clarksville, TN 37043 (173.287 miles)

Dunbar Cave is located 60 minutes northwest of Nashville and about one and a half miles northeast of downtown Clarksville, TN in Montgomery County. Dunbar Cave is the most prominent of several caves located in this designated natural area. In the roomy mouth of the cave, square dances, radio shows, and big band era concerts were once held.

Official Website: Dunbar Cave SP