Paris Mountain State Park

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Paris Mountain State Park

South Carolina

(864) 244-5565

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Nestled in Greenville County, the 1540-acre Paris Mountain State Park is famous for being one of 16 state parks in South Carolina built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Great Depression during the 1930's. Now, guests from near and far flock to this State Park to enjoy the renovated historic bathhouse that serves as the new hub of activities at this popular getaway. Once used as a rural retreat by guests, the mountainside park now enjoyed as a popular natural area by guests in the fast-growing Greenville area. Recreation enthusiasts from all walks of life visit this area. Bicyclists, hikers, picnickers and groups using Camp Buckhorn keep the park occupied year-round. The Summer time is the high time for fishing, and swimming, in the park lakes. Whether you want to bask in the hot summer sun or enjoy the water, make the Paris Mountain State Park your next destination!

Map of Paris Mountain (SC)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.925014, -82.365468



  • Boating

    Private boats are not allowed in the park lake. Canoes, kayaks and pedal boats rentals are available Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. from Memorial Day through the end of August, then select weekends into the fall. Boat rentals are available contingent upon availability of lifeguards. Check with the park before making final plans.

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is allowed. Note: Mountain bikes are not allowed in the park or on trails on Saturdays.

  • Camping

    Tent and RV camping available. Camping reservations must be made for at least 2 nights. You must make a reservation request directly through the park if you request less than 1 day before check-in.

  • Fishing

    Enjoy fishing in the park's 15-acre Lake Placid for bass, crappie and bream.

    A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Hiking

    There is hiking on Sulpher Springs Loop Trail and Brissy Ridge Trail.

  • Picnicking

    Six picnic shelters are available for family or other group gatherings. Each shelter may be reserved for the day. If shelters are not reserved, guests may use on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.


Office Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Days and Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. during daylight savings time. Winter hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Extended on Tuesday to 9 p.m. and Friday to 8 p.m.



From I-385: Take exit 40 onto North Pleasantburg Rd (Hwy 291) for approximately 4 mi. Take a right on Piney Mountain Rd. Go to the first light and turn right. Park is 2 miles ahead on the left.

From Asheville: Take Hwy 25 towards Greenville. Turn left onto State Park Rd in Travelers Rest. Drive 8 miles (road will change names to East Mountain Creek). Take a right onto State Park Rd., entrance .8 miles on left

Phone Numbers


(864) 244-5565

Campground reservations

(866) 345-7275