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TRAVEL ADVISORY

Due to damage from Hurricane Irma, the Hospital Rock Trail is closed.  The campsites on that trail are still open.  The trail is closed above the campsites to the Falls Creek Falls Trail.  For more information, please contact the park directly.

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HOURS

M-Su 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., daily, during daylight savings time and 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily, the remainder of the year. Trails close one hour before dark, year round.

OFFICE

11 a.m. - noon, daily

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ADMISSION

$5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, 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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BY THE NUMBERS

2 scenic waterfalls

18 wilderness/back country campsites

60+ miles of hiking trails of all difficulty levels

1 fish hatchery exhibit and trout pond that once was part of SC's first state-owned fish hatchery

1 designated scenic river, the Middle Saluda River, runs through the park and is available for fishing

13K acres of wilderness when combined with Caesars Head to form the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any campsites at Caesars Head State Park or Jones Gap State Park?

The Mountain Bridge (includes Caesars Head and Jones Gap State Parks) has 18 hike-in, backcountry campsites that range from a .25-mile hike to a 11-mile hike.  No drive up campsites are available on the park. There is no water or electricity provided at the campsites.

Are trail maps available for purchase at the park?

Hiking maps may be purchased at the Caesars Head or Jones Gap ranger stations.

Is swimming permitted at the park?

There is no swimming permitted at the park. You may wade in the Middle Saluda River located at Jones Gap.

Are there picnic areas at the park?

Picnic tables are located near the Caesars Head and Jones Gap ranger stations.

Does the park have cabins for rent?

There are no cabins for rent at the park. The nearest state park cabins are located at Table Rock State Park.

Where is the park’s Ultimate Outsider stamp located?

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located on the emergency kiosk near the vehicle bridge. This kiosk is to the left of the office building near the river. Visitors can also find a stamp in the park office during office hours.

Where can I find a list of state park rules and regulations?

You can find the South Carolina State Park rules and regulations, along with campground rules and regulations at this link.

For more general, statewide frequently asked questions, please click here.