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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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Things To Do

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

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: A small gift shop is located in the park Learning Center and is open 11 a.m. - noon, daily. The store includes basic camping supplies, firewood, tshirts and hats.

  • Bird Watching: Jones Gap is a great park for birdwatching. Resident birds and spring migratory songbirds are plentiful.

  • 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 Recreation Area links Caesars Head and Jones Gap state parks. Registering with the park before using these trails is mandatory. Detailed trail maps are available for sale at the park headquarters. Trails include (mileage shown is one-way):

    Cleveland Connector (0.5 mile)

    Coldspring Branch (2.6 miles)

    Jones Gap NRT #1 (Jones Gap Falls) (5.3 miles)

    Hospital Rock #30 (4.4 miles)

    Rainbow Falls Trail (2.2 miles)

    John Sloan #21 (0.9 mile)

    Pinnacle Pass #20 (10 miles)

    Rim of the Gap #6 (4.3 miles)

  • Hiking: Yes