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Firewood Alert: Because of the seriousness of a potential infestation from the Emerald Ash Borer, we are requesting that no firewood be brought into South Carolina State Parks from outside of the state.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive exotic beetle that feeds on ash trees. Park campgrounds and picnic areas are the most likely areas for EAB introduction into South Carolina. We appreciate your help in protecting the natural resources of South Carolina and our State Park System.


MOUNTAIN BRIDGE WA (CHJG), SC

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Sep 30 2015   Later Dates
19 site(s) found
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Description

Caesars Head and Jones Gap State Parks comprise the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. Primary recreational opportunity is hiking, with 50 miles of hiking trails between the two parks. The highest waterfall in South Carolina, Raven Cliff Falls(400ft high) can be found here as well as the Middle Saluda River, designated the state's first scenic river. Many scenic overlooks are also within the park. Trails range from easy to very strenuous. Trailside camping is also available.
Link to Jones Gap State Park: http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/park-finder/state-park/1020.aspx

Link to Caesars Head State Park: http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/park-finder/state-park/1648.aspx

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Comfort Station
  • Hiking
  • Kiosk
  • Parking
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Telephone
Alerts and Important Information
Campers must report to park ranger and register all vehicles before proceeding to campsite. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age to reserve or register for a campsite. Check out time is 12:00 PM on the date the camping permit expires. Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Practice "Leave no Trace" principles at all times. No cutting of standing trees for firewood. Fires in fire rings only.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.10583, -82.62278
35°6'21"N, 82°37'22"W

Jones Gap is 25 miles northwest of Greenville off US 276 and 11 miles northwest of Marietta. Driving Directions: From Greenville take Hwy 276 through Travelers Rest, Marietta and Cleveland. Approximately two miles N. of Cleveland turn right at park sign onto River Falls Road. Stay on River Falls Rd. until the name changes to Jones Gap Road. The park is six miles off Hwy. 276. Caesars Head is located on Highway 276 just 2 miles from the North Carolina state line. Scenic Highway 11 can be used to access the park from I-85 North or South. Allow approximately 1 hour to drive from Greenville, SC

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MOUNTAIN BRIDGE WA (CHJG)
8155 Geer Highway
Cleveland  SC  29635

Phone Number:

Information:  (864)836-6115