National Parks / Natural World
Paris Mountain State Park Greenville
Where is it at?
Paris Mountain State Park
2401 State Park Road
Tel: 864 244 5565
Where are we going today?
With roots that date back as far as the Great Depression, Paris Mountain State Park certainly has a lot of offer families! Not only is there history, but there is nature, adventure, and lots of outdoor fun to be had!
The Park Center is a great place to start your nature adventure. Check out the preserved stone and timber on the outside where you can still see the heritage. The Park Center used to be the old bathhouse, so history starts before you even walk in!
Then, once inside you can explore the historical exhibits as well as exhibitions on the park's ecology.
Are you excited to hear all about the things you can do during your time at Paris Mountain State Park? Let's go!
How about those water lovers? You can enjoy fishing in the 8 acre Lake Placid and try and catch yourself some bream, catfish and bass.
If you fancy a two mile hike, you can get to Reservoir #3 which is 15 acres of even more fishing!
If you would rather get out onto the water itself, there are canoe and kayaks ready for rental, as well as pedal boats. You can't use your own boats on the lake, but there are plenty of options during spring and summer!
For those hikers in the family, get those walking shoes on because there are 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as interpretive trails which takes you on a 1.2 mile loop.
From swimming, to bird watching, geocaching and playground equipment, there will be something that every family member will love!
Nature is waiting for you at Paris Mountain State Park - so what are we waiting for?
How much does it cost?
- Children$3 (ages 6 to 15)
- Free Under: 5 years
When can we go?
8am - 9pm daily. 6pm close Winter.
All year round. Some activities seasonal
There are fun programs and events held in the park, including ranger walks and historical tours, so why not give them a call about joining one of them!.
There are plenty of spots to enjoy picnics so just take a packed lunch and enjoy it under the sun!.
It's always a good idea to take bottled water and plenty of healthy snacks so you can stay energized throughout the day.
Any Top Tips?
Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. .
Doing our bit
The Parks and Recreation team really look after this precious space of state park, so help them out and pick up any trash after yourself!.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff at the Park Center about the assistance you require, and the best places for you to visit.
Can I get one of those?
A small gift shop is located in the Park Center. T-shirts, hats, stickers, water bottles and trail maps are available for sale. So make sure you take your pocket money!.
There are sites to camp, so if you want to extend your trip you can!.
What people are saying?
by Dakota William Parris
This park was named for my 6th Great Grandfather, Richard Pearis, i am descended through his son George Parris.
by Denise Kubica
Great campground! Booked a second night because it's got everything one could need as a tenter. Each site has a fire pit, picnic table, 2-car parking spot and leveled sand area designed for 2 tents. The bathrooms and showers are close and clean. Very clean. The Rangers are all super friendly but the woman in the office seems to get frustrated easily and has a little attitude (not to me, but I witnessed it!). Most tent sites aren't very private so if you care, you'll have to watch for that. It's very quiet, beautiful, and had a lot of trails and...Read More
by Chris V
The scenery was beautiful and the amenities were clean.
My only complaint is that I wish the camping grounds had a little more space and privacy. When I requested the site I was told site 12 had a lot of room and was very private. When I arrived I couldn't believe how close we were to the neighboring sites.
by Timothy Parrish
Great trails for a park close to a major city.
by Kassie Coykendall
This park is open everyday!!!! Google is displaying wrong hours. Call the park for hours
by Denise Kubica
Great campground! Booked a second night because it's got everything one could need as a tenter. Each site has a fire pit, picnic table, 2-car parking spot and leveled sand area designed for 2 tents. The bathrooms and showers are close and clean. Very clean. The Rangers are all super friendly but the woman in the office seems to get frustrated easily and has a little attitude (not to me, but I witnessed it!). Most tent sites aren't very private so if you care, you'll have to watch for that. It's very quiet, beautiful, and had a lot of trails and other amenities I didn't use (so I can't rate them). Office hours are short but Rangers drive around so that's not usually a problem. I would come back in a heartbeat!