Paris Mountain State Park
2401 State Park RD | Greenville, SC 29609 | Phone: 864-244-5565 | parismountain@scprt.com

History & Interpretation

The Park Center at Paris Mountain

HISTORY AND INTERPRETATION

  • Programs and Guided Tours : Paris Mountain is a Discover Carolina park that offers educational programs for school children in South Carolina.

    The park also offers a 4th Saturday program each month, year round, that is open to all park guests. Throughout the summer family hikes and nature detective camps are available. Please view our programs and events page for more information.

  • Education Center : The Park Center explains the history of the park and how it was made. Interactive exhibits explain the park's importance as a watershed. Make sure you visit the park center to learn more about Paris Mountain.

  • Burial Sites and Cemeteries : A colonial period burial site is located on the park in the campground area.

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) : Yes
  • National Register of Historic Places : Yes
  • Designation : Paris Mountain State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina’s state parks.

    A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930s that are still in use at the park along with the lakes and dams built by the Paris Mountain water company in the late 19th century make this park a historic district on the National Register.

  • When & How PRT Acquired : Donated in 1935 from City of Greenville along with a tract purchased from Nalley.