Paris Mountain State Park
**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located on the bulletin board under the breezeway at the Park Center (stone bathhouse). There is also a stamp at the front desk.
Paris Mountain State Park’s roots date as far back as the Great Depression, when it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This heritage can still be seen in the preserved stone and timber outside of the renovated bathhouse, now known as the Park Center. Inside, the center features historical exhibits and a classroom to teach young and old about the park’s ecology.
Paris Mountain is located in the rapidly-developing city of Greenville, South Carolina, and although the park was once a rural retreat, bikers, hikers and those visiting Camp Buckhorn now keep the park bustling year round. When it comes to camping in state parks, the Paris Mountain State Park camping facilities are top-notch and include paved camping sites, 13 of which offer tent pads, and five trailside campsites around the North Lake Trail Loop.
Whether you’re coming from out of state or just looking to escape from Greenville, South Carolina for a few days, make your Paris Mountain State Park camping reservations and prepare for a weekend of great outdoor recreation!
BY THE NUMBERS
of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps
monadnock -- a mountain that rises up out of otherwise flat land -- Paris Mountain is a monadnock
miles of hiking and biking trails near downtown Greenville
park lakes -- Lake Placid, Mountain Lake, Buckhorn Lake and Reservoir #3 (also known as North Lake)
cool swimming area that is open during summer months
Park Center that explains the role of Paris Mountain in providing Greenville with water years ago
paved campsites, 13 of which offer tent pads
trailside camping sites
picnic shelters available for rent for picnics and other group gatherings
acres of parkland near downtown Greenville for you to explore