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Located in west-central North Carolina, this state park is in an area of steep, rugged mountains. Highest point is 2,894-foot Benn Knob, which offers an outstanding view.

Jacob's Fork River flows through the park, along with a number of streams, and a highlight is 80-foot High Shoals Falls. There's a mixed forest of conifers and hardwoods, with mountain laurel and rhododendron, and deer are among the wildlife.

Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Activities: Many miles of trails are available for backpacking and hiking. Some trails are open to horseback riding.

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There's also an 18-mile loop for mountain biking. Fishing is possible, but hunting is prohibited in the park.

Camping Regulations: Four camping areas are designated for backpackers, and one for horseback riders. Campfires are allowed at approved sites. A permit must be obtained from the park office, and a fee is charged for camping each night,

For Further Information: South Mountains State Park, Route 1, Box 206, Connelly Springs, NC 28612; (704)433-4772.

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