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Richard B. Russell Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (706)-213-3400 Distance: 94.36 miles

"Ole Dan Tucker was a grand ole man; He washed his face in a fryin' pan; Combed his hair with a wagon wheel; Died with a tooth ache in his heel!" During the 1700's, this famous folk song was sung by slaves in praise of the Reverend Dan Tucker. He was an early settler of the area and is buried on the Richard B. Russell project.

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Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Rank: 279 2 Activites Phone: (423)-639-3711 Email: Lizzie_Watts@nps.gov Distance: 97.00 miles

The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and National Cemetery interprets the life and legacy of the 17th President. Andrew Johnson's presidency, 1865-1869, illustrates the United States Constitution at work following President Lincoln's assassination and during attempts to reunify a nation torn by civil war. His presidency shaped the future of the United States and his influences continue today.

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Fort Patrick Henry Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (423)-467-3800 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 100.98 miles

Fort Patrick Henry is named after the colonial fort, also known as Long Island Station, that was established nearby at the site of present-day Kingsport, Tennessee. The dam was built primarily for hydropower, but it is also used to regulate the flow of water downstream to ensure a reliable supply of water for local industry and for cooling water at TVA's John Sevier Fossil Plant. Fort Patrick H...

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Boone Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (423)-467-3800 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 100.98 miles

Boone Reservoir features a swimming area above the dam and a boat ramp including a courtesy pier for safe, convenient boat launching and retrieval. Water skiing and fishing are popular pastimes at Boone. The reservoir is operated for a number of purposes, including power production, flood control, water supply, water quality, and aquatic ecology. Compared with similar reservoirs on tributaries ...

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South Holston Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (423)-467-3800 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 100.98 miles

South Holston Reservoir is on the South Fork Holston River in northeast Tennessee. It extends 24 miles east of the dam into Virginia. Construction of the dam was begun in 1942 but was halted in favor of other wartime construction efforts. Building resumed in 1947 and was completed in 1950. South Holston is operated for many purposes, including flood control, power production, and aquatic ecolog...

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Watauga Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (423)-467-3800 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 100.98 miles

Watauga holds the distinction of being the highest reservoir (more than 1,900 feet above sea level) in the Tennessee River system. The reservoir is operated for many uses, including flood control, power generation, water quality, and aquatic ecology. Construction of the dam began in early 1942 but was curtailed later that year in favor of other wartime building efforts. Work resumed in 1946, and t...

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Wilbur Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (423)-467-3800 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 100.98 miles

Wilbur and Watauga Reservoirs are located almost three miles from each other on the Watauga River in some of the most beautiful country in the Tennessee River watershed. The reservoirs are surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest and flanked by the Appalachian Mountains. Even in the dog days of summer, Wilbur and Watauga remain cool, with a constant breeze blowing through the Watauga River gorge...

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Congaree National Park

Rank: 215 9 Activites Email: cosw_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 101.05 miles

Astonishing biodiversity exists in Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. Waters from the Congaree and Wateree Rivers sweep through the floodplain, carrying nutrients and sediments that nourish and rejuvenate this ecosystem and support the growth of national and state champion trees.

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J. Strom Thurmond Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (800)-533-3478 Distance: 103.46 miles

Thurmond Lake is the largest Corps of Engineers lake east of the Mississippi River. The lake encompasses 1,200 miles of shoreline, 70,000 acres of water and 80,000 acres of land. The Corps operates 10 Class A campgrounds, five major day use areas and many other recreational facilities. Thurmond Lake provides excellent striper and largemouth bass fishing and its large wildlife management program pr...

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Birkhead Mountains Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 105.98 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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National Forests In North Carolina Park

18 Activites Email: leonharris@fs.fed.us Distance: 107.48 miles

The National Forests in North Carolina include the Nantahala National Forest and the Pisgah National Forest in the mountains, the Uwharrie National Forest in the Piedmont and the Croatan National Forest on the coast.  Each forest provides unique and diverse recreation opportunities.To find areas associated with specific activities, click on the activity of interest in the left hand column. ...

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Little Wilson Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 107.98 miles

The Little Wilson Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 5,458 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 1984 the Little Wilson Creek 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. ...

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Lewis Fork Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 108.50 miles

The Lewis Fork Wilderness now contains a total of 5,926 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 1984 the Lewis Fork 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 "...i...

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Rank: 3 8 Activites Distance: 111.11 miles

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.

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Tray Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 112.61 miles

The Tray Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 9,702 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Georgia. In 1986 the Tray Mountain 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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Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Park

Email: Sherrouse@augustacanal.com Distance: 113.37 miles

Augusta Canal helped usher the Industrial Revolution into the South by harnessing Savannah River to power mills and factories, including the Confederate Powder Works. One of the only intact, functioning American 19th century industrial power canal systems and home to diverse plants and animals of the southeastern Fall Line, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is an oasis for outdoor recreation.

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Cherokee Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (423)-585-2120 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 116.70 miles

Cherokee Reservoir attracts millions of recreational visitors each year. Along its shorelines are public access areas, county and municipal parks, commercial boat docks and resorts, a state park, and a state wildlife management area. There are many tent and trailer sites for campers. Fishing is popular at Cherokee, and the reservoir's fish population is very similar to that found in other east ...

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Douglas Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (423)-585-2120 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 116.70 miles

Douglas Reservoir is located among the rolling uplands of the Great Valley of east Tennessee. Set against the backdrop of the lush, green Smoky Mountain foothills, Douglas attracts two million recreation visitors a year. Picnicking, camping, boating, and fishing are all popular activities at the reservoir. Douglas and other TVA reservoirs built during World War II made a historic contribution,...

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Little Dry Run Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 119.52 miles

The Little Dry Run Wilderness now contains a total of 2,858 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In 1984 the Little Dry Run 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 ...

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New Savannah Bluff Lock And Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (706)-793-9403 Distance: 119.97 miles

Brasstown Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 120.33 miles

The Brasstown Wilderness now contains a total of 12,896 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Georgia. In 1986 the Brasstown 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 "...inc...

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Mark Trail Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 121.03 miles

The Mark Trail Wilderness now contains a total of 16,400 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Georgia. In 1991 the Mark Trail 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 "...i...

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Raven Cliffs Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 124.02 miles

The Raven Cliffs Wilderness now contains a total of 9,115 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Georgia. In 1986 the Raven Cliffs 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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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Rank: 105 3 Activites Email: GUCO_Administration@nps.gov Distance: 126.42 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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Cherohala Skyway - North Carolina National Park

Phone: (828)-479-6431 Distance: 126.87 miles

Travel the Cherohala Skyway and enjoy panoramic vistas as you wind through the Southern Appalachian high country. Spectacular mountain views of Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests stretch out before you. Spot an impressive variety of flora and fauna from a series of pull-offs. Picnic spots and short trails enhance your visit.

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