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Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site

2 Activites Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: natr_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 2.73 miles

The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect on the war proved costly for the Confederates. Brices Cross Roads is an excellent example of winning the battle, but losing the war.

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Tupelo National Battlefield Park

Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: natr_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 2.73 miles

In July, 1864, Union forces, including men from the United States Colored Troops, marched into Tupelo, Mississippi. Disorganized Confederate soldiers fought fiercely but could not overpower the federal troops. Neither side could claim a clear victory, but Union troops had succeeded in their main goal: keeping the Confederates away from Union railroads in Tennessee.

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Natchez Trace Parkway

Rank: 8 9 Activites Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: natr_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 44.33 miles

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history. Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

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Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail Park

2 Activites Phone: (662)-680-4014 Email: natr_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 44.33 miles

The 450-mile foot trail that became known as the Natchez Trace was the lifeline through the Old Southwest. You can experience portions of that journey the way earlier travelers did - on foot. Today there are five separate trails totaling over 60 miles and they are administered by the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway - Columbus National Park

14 Activites Phone: (662)-327-2142 Email: WebMaster-SAM@usace.army.mil Distance: 53.16 miles

The Tenn-Tom Waterway is an outdoor enthusiasts' paradise with outstanding opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hunting. The Waterway begins at Gainesville, Alabama and extends over 200 miles into northeast Mississippi where it connects to the Tennessee River. It includes 10 lock and dams, Gainesville Lake, Aliceville Lake, Columbus Lake, Aberdeen Lake, a 46 mile Canal Se...

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Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway National Park

13 Activites Phone: (662)-327-2142 Distance: 54.22 miles

The Tenn-Tom Waterway is an outdoor enthusiasts' paradise. From picnicking to fishing to camping, the Tenn-Tom has it all. The river section of the waterway stretches from Demopolis, Alabama north to Amory, Mississippi and encompasses 149 miles and four locks and dams. The Canal Section of the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway stretches North from Amory, Mississippi to Jamie L. Whitten Lock and Dam n...

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Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 59.87 miles

Key Cave NWR, about 5 miles southwest of Florence, Alabama, was established in 1997 to ensure the biological integrity of Key Cave, Collier Cave, and the aquifer common to both. Key Cave has been designated as critical habitat for the endangered Alabama cavefish (Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni) and as a priority one maternity cave for the endangered gray bat (Myotis grisescens). Collier Cave, located ...

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Shiloh National Military Park

Rank: 107 3 Activites Phone: (731)-689-5696 Distance: 62.10 miles

Visit the sites of the most epic struggle in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Nearly 110,000 American troops clashed in a bloody contest that resulted in 23,746 casualties; more casualties than in all of America's previous wars combined. Explore both the Shiloh and Corinth battlefields to discover the impact of this struggle on the soldiers and on the nation.

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Sardis Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (662)-563-4531 Distance: 64.21 miles

Sardis Lake, MS, on the Tallahatchie River, is known for its sand beaches and fishing opportunities. A State Park with swimming pool, recreation hall, cabins and a golf course is located at Sardis Lake.

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Wilson Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 65.04 miles

Wilson Dam is the only neoclassical-style dam in the TVA system, integrating themes of ancient Roman and Greek architecture into the modern structure. The construction of Wilson began in 1918, a year after the United States entered World War I. The federal government built two nitrate plants at Muscle Shoals for the making of explosives, and Wilson Dam was constructed to supply the electricity nee...

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Bear Creek Watershed Lakes National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 65.04 miles

Bear Creek is one of four dams - the others are Upper Bear Creek, Little Bear Creek, and Cedar Creek - that provide flood control, recreational opportunities, and water supply in northwest Alabama. The Bear Creek area is popular for all kinds of boating, including canoeing and kayaking. The Bear Creek Floatway, which flows into Bear Creek Reservoir, is a popular spot for teaching first-timers t...

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Pickwick Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 65.04 miles

Pickwick Landing Dam is a significant producer of hydroelectric power. It provides a flat pool of water that extends eastward to Wilson Dam in Alabama and covers a portion of the treacherous Muscle Shoals, which once hampered navigation on the Tennessee River. Pickwick Reservoir has excellent sportfishing areas, including the Wilson Dam tailwater at the upper end of the reservoir, noted for re...

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Wheeler Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 65.04 miles

Wheeler Reservoir is one of nine reservoirs that create a stairway of navigable water on the Tennessee River from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Paducah, Kentucky. Along with the downstream Wilson and Pickwick Reservoirs, Wheeler helped cover the Muscle Shoals, the rock formations that had blocked navigation on the Tennessee River. Today, Wheeler Reservoir is a major recreation and tourist center, at...

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Enid Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (662)-563-4571 Distance: 66.33 miles

Enid Lake, MS, on the Yocona River, is known for its family camping facilities. Located in the Hills Region of Mississippi on Interstate-55 just 56 miles south of Memphis, TN, the lake offers an accessible fishing pier below the dam and an equestrian trail.

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Sipsey Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 70.66 miles

The Sipsey Wilderness now contains a total of 24,922 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Alabama. In 1975 the Sipsey 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 "...increasin...

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Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (662)-323-5548 Email: noxubee@fws.gov Distance: 70.68 miles

Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is located in three counties (Noxubee, Oktibbeha, and Winston) and was originally created from lands obtained through the 1930's Resettlement Administration. With additional land acquisitions through the years, Noxubee now consists of 48,000 acres. Approximately 44,500 acres of the refuge is bottomland and upland forest. These forest lands are occupied by a variet...

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Grenada Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (662)-226-5911 Distance: 71.15 miles

Grenada Lake, MS, on the Yalobusha and Skuna Rivers, is home to the "Thunder on Water" festival held annually in June. A visitor center, fitness trail and tennis courts are just some of the recreation opportunities located on the lake in addition to camping, boating and picnicking facilities. Civil War redoubts are located on Grenada Lake project lands and Civil War reenactments take place here.

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Coldwater River National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (662)-226-8286 Email: yazoo@fws.gov Distance: 85.55 miles

The Coldwater National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Mississippi, 4 ý miles south of the town of Crowder. Established in 2000, this small refuge consists of 2,069 acres within an acquisition boundary of 16,000 acres. The centerpiece of the refuge is 25 old catfish ponds ranging in size from 9 to 21 acres and totaling 495 acres. These ponds are intensively managed for migrating water...

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Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (662)-226-8286 Email: robert_barkley@fws.gov Distance: 88.65 miles

The Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990 and consists of 4,083 acres in Grenada and Tallahatchie Counties. Topography is relatively flat and land has been subject to extensive clearing and drainage. Upon acquisition the refuge lands consited mostly of agricultural fields. Since then, nearly 1,300 acres have been reforested. The unit's largest continuous tract is a patchw...

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Arkabutla Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (662)-562-6261 Distance: 88.81 miles

Arkabutla Lake, MS, on the Coldwater River, is known for its large crappie and excellent sailing conditions. Located near Memphis, TN, the lake has camping, swimming and picnicking facilities.

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Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (731)-772-0501 Email: hatchie@fws.gov Distance: 91.58 miles

Hatchie NWR includes 11,556 acres along the Scenic Hatchie River and is located about four miles south of Brownsville, Tennessee. The refuge was established in 1964, primarily to provide habitat (food, water and shelter) for migrating and wintering waterfowl

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Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (731)-635-7621 Email: chickasaw@fws.gov Distance: 91.58 miles

Established August 5, 1985, Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Lower Mississippi River floodplain along the Chickasaw Bluff in western Tennessee. Chickasaw NWR currently encompasses 25,006 acres and includes the largest block of bottomland hardwood forest in Tennessee. Chickasaw NWR and adjacent lands are known to be important wintering and stop-over areas for a large portion of the ...

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Blowing Wind Cave Nwr National Park

1 Activites Phone: (205)-353-7243 Email: r4rw_al.wlr@fws.gov Distance: 99.72 miles

Blowing Wind Cave NWR lies just above the Sauty Creek embayment of TVA's Guntersville Reservoir, 7 miles west of Scottsboro, Alabama. The refuge consists of upland hardwoods and limestone rock out crops. The cave has a double entrance, upper and lower, and is critical habitat for endangered gray and Indiana bats. The cave serves as a minor hibernation area for Indian bats and historically as a ...

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Natchez Trace Parkway - Tennessee

Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: NATR_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 101.76 miles

The Natchez Trace in Tennessee tells of Natchez, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Indians following traditional ways of life, and of people building a new nation. Signs of those who came before are abundant along the route in the names of the streams and parks - a legacy for generations to come.

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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Park

9 Activites Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 108.86 miles

Wheeler NWR, located along the Tennessee River between Huntsville and Decatur, was established in 1938 to provide habitat for wintering and migrating birds. Considered the easternmost Refuge in the Mississippi flyway, this 34,500 acre Refuge attracts thousands of wintering waterfowl each year and supports the southernmost and Alabama's only significant concentration of wintering Southern James Ba...

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