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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.


Status: Open through Wed Jan 28 2015
Max reservation window: Thu Mar 19 2015
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Only 5 miles from the heart of downtown Greenville, the 1500+ acre Paris Mountain State Park is a green oasis offering mountainous trails and swimming in clear lakes. The ridges and valleys separate the park from the city and make you feel like you are miles away from it all.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Amphitheater
  • Ball Field
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Grills
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayaking
  • Lifeguards (Seasonal)
  • Lodging, Group Facilities
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Study
  • Paddle Boating
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Nature
  • Programs, Recreational
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rental, Boat, Pedal
  • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
  • Rentals, Boats, Kayaks
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • River
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Telephone
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
Less Than 5 Miles
  • Botanical Garden
  • Car Rentals
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Catering
  • Churches
  • Cultural Activities
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Field Sports/Activities
  • Fruit / Produce Picking
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Grocery Store
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Sales
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Mall/Stores/Specialty Shops
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Musical Performances
  • Newspapers
  • Outfitter
  • Propane
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Bait and Tackle
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Town
Less Than 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Area Attraction
  • Art & Museum
  • Fishing River
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Geological Formations
  • Golfing
  • Hospital
  • Kennel
  • Medical Clinic
  • Orchard/Produce Farm
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Putt-Putt
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • Recycling Station
  • Scenic Driving Routes
Less Than 20 Miles
  • Airport
  • Boating
  • Camping, Backcountry
  • Powerboating
Greater Than 20 Miles
  • Waterfall
Alerts and Important Information

State Park Rules and Regulations are posted in prominent places in the park.
Park is open from 8 am to 9 pm EDST and 8 am to 6 pm EST .
When park is closed campers must stay in the campground except when leaving the park.
No fireworks. Small fires in firerings only. Public display of alchol is prohibited.
Pets must be on a leash or physical restraint at all times.
Quiet hours are from 10P - 7AM.
Please contact the Park to reserve ADA (Disabled Access) site.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.93111, -82.37028
34°55'52"N, 82°22'13"W

From Greenville: Take I-385 to exit 40A (N. Pleasantburg Dr.) Follow signs for Paris Mountain State Park turning right on Piney Mountain Rd, then right on State Park Rd. Follow signs. From Asheville: Take Hwy 25 to Hwy 276. Left on N. Pleasantburg Dr. Left at 1st light onto State Park Rd. Follow the signs to the Paris Mountain State Park

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

2401 State Park Road
Greenville SC 29609

Phone Number:

Information: (864)244-5565

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • There is no fee for this program after park admission.
    No registration required.

    Kurt Blocher of East North Street Academy will lead this program, exploring the secret lives of South Carolina's nocturnal predators: the owls. These coughed up bundles of undigested fur and bones will provide enough clues to reveal what barn owls eat and their role in the food chain. If you like you can take the dissected pellet home for further study and display. Come join us in this hands-on ecology investigation. Meet in Park Center. on Jan 25 2014
  • Fee: $5. per person, payable at fee booth instead of admission.
    Registration required.

    Join Ranger Cathy Taylor on a leisurely walk to Mountain Lake and back, investigating the winter woods. Which animals and plants are up and around, which are in an egg or seed stage, which are snoozing, and which are down south? We should spy some visiting winter birds from farther north as well, on this easy to moderately strenuous 2 hour walk. Meet at Shelter 6, in Sulphur Springs Picnic Area, over a mile into the park. The program fee is $5.00 per person, payable at the fee booth in place of admission. Registration required. To register, contact Ranger Cathy Taylor at, or call the park office at 244-5565. on Jan 25 2014
  • Registration required.

    Are you a naturalist at heart? Do you want to share the wonders of our natural world with 5th graders and 2nd graders? Then Paris Mountain State Park needs YOU! School program volunteers are friends of Paris Mountain State Park who volunteer their talents and time to the park's Discover Carolina school programs. Volunteers must enjoy working with school children, and appreciate the chance to get exercise from lots of walking! Some school program volunteers lead measuring activities with 2nd and 5th graders at Mountain Creek. Some lead 2nd graders on a nature hike around Lake Placid. Some assist 5th graders in Forest Ecology. Some deliver pre-visit kits to schools. All must attend a training/orientation session which will meet at Park Center. Our experienced team of volunteers and Ranger Cathy Taylor will train you. Participants should bring a bag lunch, and expect to walk on the trails. Registration required. To register, contact Ranger Cathy Taylor at, or call the park office at 244-5565. on Feb 24 2014