Paris Mountain State Park

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2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609, United States

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Introduction of Paris Mountain State Park

The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed 16 state parks in South Carolina during the Great Depression in the 1930s, including the 1540-acre Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville County. Today, visitors from near and far converge on this State Park to take advantage of the restored historic bathhouse, which now acts as the centre of activities at this well-liked hideaway. The mountainous park, which was formerly utilised by visitors as a rural refuge, is today a well-liked natural area in the rapidly expanding Greenville region. People from all walks of life come here to enjoy the outdoors. The park is always busy with cyclists, hikers, picnickers, and groups utilising Camp Buckhorn. The best season for fishing and swimming in the park lakes is during the summer. Make the Paris Mountain State Park your next travel destination whether you want to enjoy the water or the scorching summer heat!

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Campsites in Paris Mountain State Park

Travelers Rest / N Greenville KOA

Visitors’ Rest/N In addition to luxurious patios, couches, stone fire rings, and charcoal grills, Greenville KOA invites rigs to its full hookup sites. There is gas and firewood on-site. Some sites are adjacent to the pool, are shaded, offer up to 50-amp electrical service, or are situated next to a babbling creek. During your stay, keep connected with cable TV and Wi-Fi.

North Lake Trail Loop

Paris Mountain State Park is a top option if you enjoy backpacking. In the deepest part of the park, along the North Lake Trail Loop, there are five hike-in trailside camping sites for a more basic experience. These locations each provide space for two tents and up to five people. Make sure to carry all of the food, drink, and other necessities since this is a backpack-in site.

Paris Mountain State Park Campground

This fantastic campsite, which is packed with facilities like contemporary restrooms with hot showers, is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of RV travel. Each of the 39 have water and electricity hookups. Wi-Fi is accessible, so you don’t need to worry if you require internet connection. There is a dump station nearby if you need to empty your water tank.

A few campgrounds allow RVs up to 40 feet long, whereas the rest only allow RVs up to 35 feet. You might need to level your rig because many of the locations are sloped. Reservations for campsites must be made for a minimum of two nights. Additionally, campers should be aware that on Saturdays, mountain bikes are not permitted on the trails or in the park.

Pets are permitted in the park but not in any cabins, structures, or other housing spaces. They are OK on trails and in most outdoor spaces as long as you keep them on a leash.

Camp Buckhorn

Camp Buckhorn is available for rental by families and larger parties (up to 40 persons) seeking a quiet and isolated escape. The camp has its own gate and is located four miles into the park along a winding road. The “lodge” is made of river stones and features a conference room, a full kitchen, and bathrooms with showers for both sexes. Additionally, it is furnished with a few big circular tables, seats, an interior fireplace, and an outside gas grill.

Additionally, ten rustic cottages are offered for lodging. One of the cabins contains a queen-sized bed, a sofa, a mini-fridge, and a complete bathroom. It is also ADA-accessible. The other cabins have two bunk beds and a smaller heater, and they are more basic. Visitors may use the power, outlets, and lights in the cabins while they are there.

Between the cottages is a bathhouse that has two showers and toilets for guests’ use. Children can also enjoy playing in the neighbouring pond and grassy area.

Other camping options

Private Campgrounds

There are several options in the region if you choose to park your RV at a private campsite or RV park. Cabins, laundry facilities, cable TV, swimming pools, and on-site activities are a few of the amenities that these campsites may provide. Depending on the accommodations you desire, you may have a resort or a rustic experience.

Paris Mountain State Park Activities


In the park lake, private boats are not permitted. From Memorial Day until the end of August, and then on select weekends throughout the fall, canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats can be rented from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Rentals of boats are possible provided lifeguards are available. Before committing to a plan, check with the park.

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Cycling is permitted. Note: On Saturdays, mountain bikes are not permitted in the park or on the trails.


Sulpher Springs Loop Trail and Brissy Ridge Trail are both suitable for hiking.


Enjoy catching bass, crappie, and bream while fishing on the park’s 15-acre Lake Placid.

You must possess a current South Carolina fishing licence.


There are six picnic shelters accessible for gatherings with family or other groups. It is possible to reserve each shelter for the day. Visitors are free to utilise shelters on a first-come, first-served basis if they are not booked.

Bird Watching

Don’t forget to bring your binoculars and camera along if you want to enjoy some fantastic views of the park’s resident birds. The park is home to at least 20 different species of birds. In the dusk, hawks, woodpeckers, and even owls may be visible. For birders to go in search of birds, the many park paths are the ideal location. Bird watchers in RVs will have much to do and see while they’re there.


One of the many enjoyable outdoor activities Paris Mountain State Park has to offer is geocaching. Find geocaches all across the park by setting out on your own personal treasure hunt and using your navigational abilities. The ideal year-round pastime to explore the park with the whole family is geocaching. In order for others to continue the treasure search after you, make sure to leave the geocache exactly how you found it.

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The “Upcountry” South Carolina region of Greenville County is home to Paris Mountain State Park. It is easily reachable via highways 25, 29, and 276 because to its close proximity to the city of Greenville. RVers may take advantage of this close location to Greenville, which is only nine miles away, to restock on groceries and other essentials during their stay at the site. The park is accessible from Greenville through well-marked, roomy roads.

When driving a big rig through the park, use caution as some of the roads can be narrow and winding because they are bordered by dense woods once you enter the park. After that, you may park your vehicle or go on foot, by bicycle, or in your car to explore the park.


The park is divided into six main, clearly signposted parking sections. Parking your RV shouldn’t be an issue, however it can become a little hectic during the peak season.

Public Transport

Public Transport is available.

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