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TRAVEL ADVISORY

The swimming area at Paris Mountain is CLOSED for the 2017 season.

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HOURS

8am-9pm, daily, during daylight saving time. Winter hours: 8am-6pm, daily. Extended to 9pm on Tu.

OFFICE

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., F-M and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tu-Th.
Winter office hours: F-M 9am - 5pm, Tu-Th 11am-noon and 4 - 5pm.

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ADMISSION

$5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger. This admission includes access to our designated swimming area when it is open.

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PETS

Pets are not allowed in or around cabins, cabin areas or other lodging facilities. 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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Wifi Available

BY THE NUMBERS

1 of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps

1 monadnock  -- a mountain that rises up out of otherwise flat land -- Paris Mountain is a monadnock

15 miles of hiking and biking trails near downtown Greenville

4 park lakes -- Lake Placid, Mountain Lake, Buckhorn Lake and Reservoir #3 (also known as North Lake)

1 cool swimming area that is open during summer months

1 Park Center that explains the role of Paris Mountain in providing Greenville with water years ago

39 paved campsites, 13 of which offer tent pads

5 trailside camping sites

6 picnic shelters available for rent for picnics and other group gatherings

1540 acres of parkland near downtown Greenville for you to explore

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History & Interpretation

  • Programs and Guided Tours: Paris Mountain is a Discover Carolina park that offers educational programs for school children in South Carolina.

    The park also offers a 4th Saturday program each month, year round, that is open to all park guests. Throughout the summer family hikes and nature detective camps are available. Please view our programs and events page for more information.

  • Education Center: The Park Center explains the history of the park and how it was made. Interactive exhibits explain the park's importance as a watershed. Make sure you visit the park center to learn more about Paris Mountain.

  • Burial Sites and Cemeteries: A colonial period burial site is located on the park in the campground area.

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): Yes
  • National Register of Historic Places: Yes
  • Designation: Paris Mountain State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina’s state parks.

    A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930s that are still in use at the park along with the lakes and dams built by the Paris Mountain water company in the late 19th century make this park a historic district on the National Register.

  • When & How PRT Acquired: Donated in 1935 from City of Greenville along with a tract purchased from Nalley.