General Info

Paris Mountain State Park’s roots date to the Great Depression, when it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This heritage can still be seen in the preserved stone and timber outside of the renovated bathhouse, now known as the Park Center. Inside, the center features historical exhibits and a classroom to teach young and old about the park’s ecology. In the 1800’s, the area was originally the source of water for Greenville.

Paris Mountain is located in Greenville, South Carolina, and although the park was once a rural retreat, now bikers, hikers and those visiting Camp Buckhorn  keep the park active year round. Paris Mountain State Park camping facilities are excellent and include paved camping sites, 13 of which offer tent pads and five trail-side campsites around the North Lake Trail Loop.

Whether you’re coming from out-of-state for a few days or just looking to escape from Greenville for a few hours, plan a visit to PMSP and prepare for some great outdoor recreation!

Park Hours

M, W, TH, F, S, S
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Extended Hours Tuesday
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Summer (Daylight Savings Time)
M, T, W, TH, F, S, S
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Purchase a Park Pass!

Year-round admission fee
Age 5 and Under: Free
Age 6-15: $3.00/person
Age 16-64: $5.00/person
Age 65+: $3.25/person


Pets are not allowed in or around cabins, cabin areas or other lodging facilities. Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife

Directions to the Park


From I-385: Take exit #40 onto N. Pleasantburg Rd (Hwy 291) for approximately 4 mi. Take a rt on Piney Mountain Rd. Go to the 1st light and turn rt. Park is 2 mi. ahead on the left.

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


Longitude: -82.365446
Latitude: 34.925543

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Link to South Carolina State Parks website

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