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

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


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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$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 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


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

Paris Mountain State Park


Unique Features

  • Significant Features: Paris Mountain is a monadnock, which is an isolated rock hill, ridge or small mountain that rises abruptly from an otherwise level land area. As you will notice, Paris Mountain rises above all other land formations near downtown Greenville.

    Lake Placid and Reservoir #3, located on the park, were once the water sources for Greenville, SC. The process for these protected water sources were as follows: the rain would fall, come down the trees, get filtered by the soil, run into nearby creeks and streams and come together to form these lakes. They are no longer used for this purpose, but were vital to Greenville at one time.