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PARK ADVISORY

Due to winter weather Jones Gap State Park will either be closed or have a delayed opening on Friday 1/21/22. (Posted 1/20/22)

PARK HOURS: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily.  All hikers must be off trails by 5:00 p.m.

There are new parking procedures put in place at Jones Gap. Day-use Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Please read this document for detailed information.

Trail Closure Warning: Cold temperatures and ice have forced the seasonal closure of the yellow-blazed, western section of the Rim of the Gap Trail (between junction with trails 15-Frank Coggins, and 21-John Sloan). This section of trail will remain closed until spring temperatures are consistently warm enough for the ice to melt and the trail to become safely passable. If you have any questions, please contact the park directly.

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

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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

9 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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Jones Gap State Park

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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.

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