- Visitors desiring a quiet place to relax in a mountain setting can find this opportunity at Paris Mountain State Park, located only a short drive from downtown Greenville. Formerly a watershed for the city, Paris Mountain is one of the oldest protected areas in the state. This 1275-acre park is well known for its stands of large trees, lake swimming, hiking and numerous picnic areas. Today many of the park's buildings display the CCC's rustic style of architecture and stonework.
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Paris Mountain State Park
The campground offers 50 sites which are RV accessible for RV's up to 40 feet. Camp Buckhorn group camp is an ideal rental facility for groups of up to 42 persons. Buckhorn Lodge may be rented for meetings and special occasions. Seven picnic shelters are available. The park offers several hiking trails and a 1.5 mile bike trail. Enjoy fishing in the park's 13-acre Lake Placid for bass, crappie and bream. Seasonal lake swimming and rental pedal boats are offered upon availability of lifeguards.
Recreation - This park offers opportunities for camping, hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking, and swimming.
Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.
Paris Mountain State Park is located in the northwest corner of South Carolina, 6 miles north of Greenville on SC Highway 253.