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PARK ADVISORY

Jones Gap Visitor Center Will be Closed Tuesday Monday June 3rd for Inventory. We apologize for any inconvenience.


 We're happy to announce that our water bottle filling station donated by Duke Energy Carolinas is installed and operational!  Come get a cool drink on us!  More info, here on this new park amenity.


All trails on park are rated as advanced and are in a wilderness setting. Trails Close at 7:30 PM daily. All hikers must be off trails by this time. 


There are parking procedures put in place at Jones Gap that affect weekends and major Holidays. Day-use Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Please read this document for detailed information

-Day-use Parking Reservations are required on weekends and Holidays. Monday through Friday Day-Use parking is a first come-first serve, unless associated with a major Holiday. Jones Gap is very busy on weekends and Holidays, if you do not have a reservation, please make alternate plans as there is a high chance you may be turned away.


Hike-in trailside campsites are available only by reservation.  There is NO car-camping or RV camping at this park. 

-It is difficult to drive and turn around any large vehicles that do not fit in a normal size parking space- such as RVS and campers. We have no parking spaces available to accommodate these size vehicles. 


Trails Closure Warning:

>Falls Creek Trail (#31) is Closed.

>Hospital Rock Trail (#30) is Closed 1.1 Miles after Trail Head. It now ends at the rock formation referred to as Hospital Rock.



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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

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-Su

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ADMISSION

$6 adults; $3.75 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3.50 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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Top 5 Things To Do

  1. Check out the breathtaking views from the Caesars Head Overlook.
  2. Come to the Hawk Watch and observe as the raptors migrate to their South American feeding grounds.
  3. In the summer, take a dip in the Middle Saluda River or follow the Jones Gap Trail as you go from swimming hole to swimming hole.
  4. Hike the Raven Cliff Falls Trail and check out the tallest waterfall in South Carolina. 
  5. Work up a sweat as you hike the Rainbow Falls Trail and then relax in the cooling mist of the falls. 

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