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TRAVEL ADVISORY

PUBLIC NOTICE:  The Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area invites the public the opportunity to review the Environmental Assessment for the Gap Creek Property Acquisition.  

The Environmental Assessment will be available for review and comments at the Caesars Head Visitor Center.  The public review will be from July 11, 2018 through August 11, 2018.  

You are encouraged to review this assessment and share your thoughts for this important conservation project. Please send an email to cheadsp@scprt.com with your comments.  If you would rather comment in person please contact a Park Ranger.

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HOURS

9am-9pm, daily during daylight saving time. 9am-6pm, daily, the remainder of the year. Trails close one hour before dark, year round.

OFFICE

9am-5pm, daily, during daylight saving time. 10am-5pm M-Th and 9am-5pm F-Su, the remainder of the year.

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ADMISSION

Trail access cost: $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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Things To Do

Learn more about Hawk Watch at Caesars Head.

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in the Middle Saluda River, Matthews and Julian creeks for brook, rainbow and brown trout. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required. Artifical lures/flies only.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Wireless Internet Access: Complimentary wifi is available for park guests at the Visitor Center.

  • Picnic Area and Shelters: Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Park Store/Gift Shop: The park store, located within the Visitor Center, includes a variety of gift and souvenir items that include tshirts, mugs, caps, rocks, jewelry, snacks and other items.

  • Bird Watching: Fall hawk migration can be viewed at the main overlook from Sept.1-Nov. 30 each year. Other great times for birdwatching include the spring songbird migration and International Migratory Bird Day. Spring birdwatching is incredible with 167 species of birds being viewed on the park checklist.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Birding: Yes
  • Hiking Trails: A network of easy to strenuous hiking trails in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area links Caesars Head and Jones Gap state parks. Registering with the park before using these trails is mandatory.
    The trails close one hour before dark, year round.

    Detailed trail maps are available for sale at the park headquarters. The trails area as follows:

    Bill Kimball #5 (2.1 miles)

    Coldspring Branch #3 (2.6 miles)

    Coldspring Connector #7 (0.5 mile)

    Dismal #12 (1.5 miles)

    Falls Creek #31 (1.7 miles)

    Frank Coggins #15 (1.9 miles)

    John Sloan #21 (0.9 mile)

    Naturaland Trust #14 (5.8 miles)

    Pinnacle Pass #20 (10 miles)

    Raven Cliff Falls (2 miles)

    Rim of the Gap #6 (4.3 miles)

    Tom Miller #2 (0.7 mile)

  • Hiking: Yes