If you want to camp, there are numerous state parks in the Cleveland/ Akron area that have developed campgrounds.
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Sam Houston National Forest is about an hour drive north of Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge about an hour from OKC, as are several other Parks in OK and AR. Two units of the LBJ National Grasslands are about an hour and a half from DFW. White Mountains National Park are about two hours from Boston Logan, closer if you go to Manchester NH Regional airport.
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I guess it all depends on what you are considering a "major airport". I think most NP probably have access relatively close.
Yellowstone NP is about 90 miles from Bozeman/Yellowstone IAP, through the Gallatin NF (think Yellowstone without the park service).
Glacier NP is about 25 miles from Glacier IAP (Columbia Falls), through the Flathead NF.
Teton NP is about 5 miles from the Jackson Hole, WY airport.
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GSMNP is about 30 miles from the Knoxville airport, McGhee Tyson.
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