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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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Unique Features

  • Significant Features: The Middle Saluda River, South Carolina's first state-designated scenic river, runs through the park.

    A portion of the park also contains the Eastern Continental Divide. Rain falling on one side of this divide runs into streams that ultimately end in the Atlantic Ocean. Rain falling on the other side runs into streams that ultimately end and run into the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Cleveland Fish Hatchery, South Carolina's first state-owned and operated fish hatchery, is located at Jones Gap State Park. The hatchery only serves an exhibit role today, but is home to brook trout, rainbow and brown trout. The trout pond holds 60-80 fish and displays around the pond gives information on each type of fish.

  • Waterfalls: Waterfalls that can be viewed from Jones Gap include: Falls Creek Falls, Jones Gap Falls, Rainbow Falls, Dargans Cascades and Silver Steps Falls.

    Wildcat Wayside, located on Hwy. 11 between Caesars Head and Jones Gap includes the Lower Wildcat Falls and Upper Wildcat Falls.