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Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway Park

Distance: 6.13 miles

Travel back in time and explore history and beautiful scenery on the Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway (U.S. 276) through the Pisgah National Forest. As you wind your way on old settlement roads past mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls, imagine how this landscape looked decades ago when modern forestry began. Begin your driving journey at the southern entrance to the Pisgah National For...

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Forest Heritage Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (828)-877-3350 Distance: 6.13 miles

Forest Heritage Scenic Byway is highlighted by beautiful mountain scenery and rich local history. Enjoy the Pisgah National Forest, over a million acres designated as a National Forest in 1916. And don't miss spectacular Looking Glass Falls, an 85 foot plunge named for nearby looking glass rock, a monolithic face of granite that gleams like a mirror from water seeping out of the stones. This by...

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Mountain Waters Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (828)-524-6441 Distance: 6.13 miles

Along the winding mountain roads of North Carolina is a beautiful stretch of scenic byway that leads through hardwood forests, river gorges, and rural countryside.

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Outer Banks Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: 18776294386 Email: info@outerbanksscenicbyway.org Distance: 6.13 miles

Leave the mainland behind and come to the most romantic byway in North Carolina -- the Outer Banks Scenic Byway of the barrier islands. Tour its beautiful beaches, thriving wildlife preserves, historic towns, and well-known lighthouses. Travelers make plans to come back even as they leave. Centered around a rich village culture, the Outer Banks Scenic Byway is a must for any traveler looking to...

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B. Everett Jordan Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (919)-542-4501 Distance: 12.74 miles

B. E. Jordan Dam and Lake is located near the center of North Carolina with a large population base in a 75-mile radius of the project. It is a major attraction for recreation seekers with facilities such as campsites, picnic areas, beaches, nature trails, etc. available. The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation operates the majority of the recreation areas. Wildlife subimpoundments for water...

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Falls Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (919)-846-9332 Distance: 21.45 miles

The US Army Corps of Engineers and the State of North Carolina would like to welcome you to Falls Lake. A man-made reservoir, Falls Lake is located in the upper portion of the Neuse River Basin, nestled very near North Carolina?s bustling ?Triangle Area.? The reservoir covers almost 12,500 acres with water, and is surrounded by 25,500 acres of public land. The dam is located just outside of Raleig...

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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Rank: 105 3 Activites Email: GUCO_Administration@nps.gov Distance: 56.61 miles

"I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons" -Lt. General Charles, Earl Cornwallis The largest, most hotly-contested battle of the Revolutionary War's Southern Campaign was fought at the small North Carolina backcountry hamlet of Guilford Courthouse. The battle proved to be the highwater mark of British military operations in the Revolutionary War.

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Birkhead Mountains Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 57.81 miles

The Birkhead Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 5,025 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of North Carolina. In 1984 the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitu...

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John H. Kerr Dam And Reservoir National Park

10 Activites Phone: (434)-738-6143 Distance: 65.40 miles

John H. Kerr Dam & Reservoir is a 50,000-acre lake extending 39 miles up the Roanoke River along 800 miles of wooded, cove-studded shoreline in Virginia and North Carolina. Visitors enjoy fishing, camping, swimming, boating or just relaxing and enjoying the scenic beauty. There are 30 recreation areas around Kerr Reservoir: campsites, swim beaches, picnic areas, hiking, nature trails, marinas a...

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Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (704)-694-4424 Email: peedee@fws.gov Distance: 80.43 miles

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge Situated along the Pee Dee River, Pee Dee NWR contains 8,443 acres in Anson and Richmond Counties, NC. The refuge was established to provide wintering habitat for migratory waterfowl. Cooperative farming in field impoundments, water level management, and the bottomland hardwood forest along Brown Creek provide excellent habitat for waterfowl and other wildlif...

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Cape Fear River National Park

5 Activites Phone: (910)-655-2605 Distance: 82.93 miles

Located in the tobacco country of eastern North Carolina on the improved channel between Wilmington and Fayetteville, the facilities are equipped for day-use, boating and picnicking. Shad fishing is popular, but swimming and camping are not permitted.

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Philpott Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (276)-629-2703 Distance: 92.14 miles

Nestled in the rugged foothills within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are the lake and surrounding public lands of Philpott Lake. The clear water and natural shoreline make Philpott Lake a unique place to visit. Over 6,000 acres of surrounding land, 3,000 acres of water, and a power plant make up Philpott Project located in portions of Franklin, Henry and Patrick counties. Congre...

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Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (252)-794-3808 Email: roanokeriver@fws.gov Distance: 100.26 miles

Roanoke River NWR was established in 1989 to protect and enhance wooded wetlands consisting of bottomland hardwoods and swamps with high waterfowl value along the Roanoke River. The extensive bottomland hardwood habitat of the Roanoke River NWR is part of what the Nature Conservancy calls "one of the last great places." Refuge lands consist of bottomland hardwood forest interspersed with cypre...

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Booker T Washington National Monument Park

Rank: 317 2 Activites Email: betsy_haynes@nps.gov Distance: 102.29 miles

On April 5, 1856, Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the 207-acre farm of James Burroughs. After the Civil War, Washington became the first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School. Later as an adviser, author and orator, his past would influence his philosophies as the most influential African American of his era. Come explore his birthplace.

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Moores Creek National Battlefield Park

Rank: 246 2 Activites Phone: (910)-283-5591 Email: jonathan_grubbs@nps.gov Distance: 103.26 miles

Loyalists were unaware of what they would encounter as they charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776. Just beyond the bridge nearly 1,000 North Carolina patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. This dramatic victory ended British rule in the colony forever.

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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Rank: 142 3 Activites Email: ernie_price@nps.gov Distance: 109.48 miles

On Palm Sunday (April 9), 1865, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the Southern States attempt to create a separate nation. It set the stage for the emergence of an expanded and more powerful Federal government. In a sense the struggle over how much power the central government would hold had finally been settled.

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Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (843)-335-8401 Email: carolinasandhills@fws.gov Distance: 111.44 miles

Carolina Sandhills NWR was established in 1939 as a federal refuge for indigenous wildlife and game management demonstration project. The South Carolina State Commission of Forestry also conducted timber production and harvesting as long as these activities conformed to good game management and forestry practices. Over the years, management objectives have since been added and modified under oth...

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Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: 18004469670 Distance: 114.06 miles

Traversing 16.2 miles of State Highway 717 and US 52/21 in the Jefferson National Forest, the Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway is a perfect scenic alternative to six miles of Interstate 77 and the Big Walker Interstate tunnel. The natural beauty, recreational opportunites, and history that surround the byway make for an enjoyable driving experience year-round. Rhododendron, azalea and mountain ...

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway National Park

Distance: 114.06 miles

The 180-mile Journey Through Hallowed Ground byway corridor from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Monticello, Virginia, is "Where America Happened." It is said that this three-state route, spanning Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, holds more historic sites than any other in the US. It was an active transportation route during the Revolutionary War, a critical transition zone for the Underground R...

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway - Virginia National Park

Distance: 114.06 miles

Recognized as a National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway in Virginia traverses the northern Virginia Piedmont, encompassing centuries of historic sites amidst scenic settings. From the southern shore of the Potomac River at the Point of Rocks bridge, the byway makes its way south through historic towns like the bustling Leesburg and the o...

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Mount Rogers Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (800)-628-7202 Email: Mailroom_R8_George_Washington_Jefferson@fs.fe Distance: 114.06 miles

Take a trip through the Jefferson National Forest along the Mount Rogers Scenic Byway, a byway that is not in one part, but two! The roadway takes you into the heart of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. From this byway you can access the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail. There are several areas for picnicking and horseback riding av...

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Blue Ridge Parkway - North Carolina

Phone: (828)-670-1924 Distance: 115.61 miles

The Parkway in North Carolina provides spectacular mountain and valley vistas, sparkling waterfalls, and colorful flower and foliage displays throughout the Blue Ridge, Black, Craggy, Great Balsam, and Plott Balsam Mountains. Wind along Grandfather Mountain, the highest in the Blue Ridge range and among the oldest in the world.

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Blue Ridge Parkway - Virginia

Phone: (828)-670-1924 Distance: 115.61 miles

Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway is an elongated, man-made feature that provides a safe leisurely recreational driving experience. It embraces Southern Appalachian cultural, natural, scenic and recreational resources. The Byway promotes understanding, appreciation and knowledge of Appalachia by preserving and protecting the natural, historic and cultural resources contained within its boundaries.

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Catfish Lake South Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 116.43 miles

The Catfish Lake South Wilderness now contains a total of 8,530 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of North Carolina. In 1984 the Catfish Lake South Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitu...

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Roaring River Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 119.98 miles

The Roaring River Wilderness now contains a total of 36,550 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Oregon. In 2009 the Roaring River Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of ...

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