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Rock Island SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Rock Island, TN 38581 (174.185 miles)

The scenic beauty of this wooded park is dominated by the Great Falls of the Caney Fork River - an imposing limestone gorge (called a gulf in southern culture). It provides scenic overlooks, waterfalls and deep pools for fishing, rock-hopping and exploring. Located at the confluence of the Collins and Caney Fork Rivers, this 883-acre park has a natural sand beach on Center Hill Reservoir. Historic features of the park include a 19th century textile mill and one of Tennessee's early hydroelectric plants.

Official Website: Rock Island SP

Stewart State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Maynardville, TN 37041 (174.920 miles)

his Forest is located in northwestern Tennessee, in south-central Stewart County. State Highway 49 was an old rail bed that connected iron furnaces, that now bisects the forest. It is south of the western boundary of the Cross Creek National Wildlife Refuge. The Forest was acquired from a larger tract of land that was the Leech Estate, it became State land in 1933 in lieu of taxes. In 1935 governor McAllister declared it a state forest.

Official Website: Stewart State Forest

Beaman Park

Ashland City, TN 37015 (177.262 miles)

Beaman Park lies on the Highland Rim, just outside of the Nashville Basin, in the northwest edge of Davidson County and contains 1500 acres. Its terrain features steep, forested slopes, with drier ridge tops and elevations just under 1000 feet. Deep hollows contain pristine springs and streams.

Official Website: Beaman Park

Fall Creek Falls State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Pikeville, TN 37367 (177.998 miles)

A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. While Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States, other waterfalls in the park are Piney and Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades.

Official Website: Fall Creek Falls State Park

Warrior's Path SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Kingsport, TN 37663 (178.020 miles)

The park is located in Shelby County within the southern limits of the city of Memphis. The park encompasses a total of 1,138 acres with a diversity of wildlife. With its abundance of local flora and fauna from the Mississippi flood plains to its high and overshadowing bluff ridges makes this area an ideal place for the birdwatcher or outdoor extremist.

Official Website: Warrior's Path SP

Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve Hiking Fishing

Lebanon, VA 24266 (178.040 miles)

Outstanding diversity in rich woods and limestone cliffs. Excellent hiking, fishing, and nature study.

Official Website: Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve

Radnor Lake SP Hiking

Nashville, TN 37220 (179.009 miles)

Radnor Lake State Park is located in Davidson County in the midst of the Overton Hills, south of Metropolitan Nashville in the Oak Hill Community. This natural area provides a variety of scenic spots and a diversity of natural habitats ranging from the lake, to streams and placid sloughs. Wildlife and numerous species of plants are in abundance. It is a place that provides scenic, biological, geological, and passive recreational opportunities not found in other metropolitan areas of Nashville's size.

Official Website: Radnor Lake SP

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Hiking Camping Horseback

Greeneville, TN 37743 (180.331 miles)

This 2,158-mile footpath runs from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, traversing 14 states. The 293-mile segment in Tennessee traverses the Cherokee National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ascending to the high country of the North Carolina-Tennessee state line. Horseback riding is not permissible in all areas, consult an AT map for specific information. Contact the USFS Office in Greenville, TN at (423) 638-4109 for more information.

Official Website: Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Martha Sundquist State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

LaFollette, TN 37744 (180.525 miles)

This tract of land was purchased in 2001 from International Paper Company (formerly Champion International Corporation), who owned the property since about 1930. Prior to that it belonged to the Lambs Gulf Company and is how the property became known as the “Gulf”. It is the only forest that occurs in the Blue Ridge province. It is located in eastern Tennessee, in Cocke County near the North Carolina-Tennessee border. It is 30-40 miles east of Knoxville.

Official Website: Martha Sundquist State Forest

Stones River National Battlefield Hiking

Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (180.554 miles)

The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important military and political gains for the Union, and it changed forever the people who lived and fought here. Stones River National Battlefield contains a unique habitat found only in middle Tennessee. Cedar glades with shallow soil and harsh conditions are home to twelve specially adapted plant species including the endangered Tennessee coneflower and Pyne’s ground plum. Hiking trails are available. For more information call (615) 893-9501.

Official Website: Stones River National Battlefield