Begin your 3½ hour trip perched on the rim of the famous Green River Gorge and plunge into untouched wilderness featuring 11 zip lines, 2 huge rappels and a sky bridge. THE GORGE offers unique perspectives and dramatic effects. Comprised solely of tree-based platforms, The Gorge drops an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet from start to finish. Exper More
NOTE: The Cleveland Park to Falls Park section will be closed September 6th, 2016 to January 15th, 2017. The boardwalk will be open until mid-October, then close mid-October until January. Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 21-mile multi-use trail system that runs along the Reedy River connecting Greenville County with schools, pa More
The Blue Ridge Mountains, cast in a blue haze at times, tumble down to lower elevations in northwestern South Carolina. The escarpment is the line where the mountains are visibly reduced to foothills. Table Rock Mountain is one such outcropping. The 11,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area encompasses the escarpment, as well as Jones Gap and Cae More
Caesars Head State Park has long been a must-see in the South Carolina Upstate. A granite outcropping atop the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment, it offers breathtaking views year-round, especially when fall sets the hardwoods ablaze. More
Carl Sandburg provided a popular voice for the American people of the twentieth century and still speaks to us through his words, songs and the beauty and serenity of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Also known as Connemara, the historic site retains the same peace and charm the Sandburg family experienced while living there. A tour o More
Once known as "Keowee Path" or "Cherokee Path," this 130-mile road was the route used by the Cherokees and the English and French fur traders. It now provides a scenic alternative to driving I-85 through South Carolina. Stop along the way at Table Rock State Park Welcome Center. For Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 driving tours, and thi More
Chimney Rock brings the best of the mountains together in one place. Experience a thrill of accomplishment by hiking our 499-step Outcroppings trail to the 315-foot Chimney Rock, where you'll see amazing 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and the Carolina Piedmont. Along the way, be sure to visit the newly reopened Grotto, Subway and Pul More
Devils Fork is easily reached from S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway. The park is popular with families, fishermen, scuba divers and boaters, who enjoy Jocassee’s uncrowded setting and spectacular scenery, such as waterfalls cascading into the lake off steep, wooded slopes. More
A tribute to the Reedy River, which nourished Greenville's beginnings in 1770, the park is now an oasis in the heart of downtown with scenic overlooks, nature trails, pond, landscaped gardens, waterfalls, and a pedestrian suspension bridge. More
The 3,346 acre park offers trailside camping. Located in the 10,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, the park encompasses the Middle Saluda Scenic River and is an access point to the Foothills Hiking Trail. More than 400 species of plants can be found here. More
With its stunning view of the Blue Ridge and woods full of rhododendrons, mountain laurel and wildflowers, Keowee-Toxaway State Park is truly one of South Carolina’s pretty places.
Built originally by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Kings Mountain has miles of trails, equestrian facilities, group camping barracks, campgrounds, two fishing lakes with boat rentals and the popular Living History Farm. More
The lakefront park’s information center displays a wide variety of vintage fishing equipment. And, of course, 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell maintains a reputation for top-flight angling, including for striped and hybrid bass, largemouth, crappie, bream and catfish. More
The Liberty Bridge- 345 ft long, 12 ft wide and with a concrete reinforced deck supported by a single suspension cable- is like nothing else in the US. Spanning the Reedy River in Greenville, this structure overlooks the local waterfall and the gardens at Falls Park. More
Oconee State Park also serves as the southern trailhead for the Foothills Trail, an 80-mile wilderness hike on the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment on up to Table Rock. Adjacent to Sumter National Forest, the park also serves as a jumping off point to the nearby Chattooga and Chauga rivers, hotspots for whitewater rafting and trout fishing. More
The park just off S.C. 11 (Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway) contains two structures: Oconee Station, a stone blockhouse used as an outpost by the U.S. military from about 1792 to 1799, and the William Richards House, named for the Irish immigrant who built it as a trading post in 1805. More
Ride in a custom Jeep Wrangler with a professional mountain guide to Jumping Off Rock, one of the prime destinations on beautiful Lake Jocassee.
Paris Mountain State Park’s roots date as far back as 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 a More
Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center is the perfect place for your wedding, retreat, camp or event. A peaceful mountain getaway nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, Pleasant Ridge is only minutes from Greenville, SC. Our central facility is fully ADA compliant with easy access to all buildings including Luttrell Lodge, group cab More
The Upstate's favorite lake, mountain and golf getaway since 2000! Host site of the 2013-2016 BMW Charity Pro-AM presented by SYNNEX Corporation. A nationally recognized Multi-Generational membership is available. NEW Premier lakefront neighborhoods have just been released. Lakefront home sites starting in the $420's. Enjoy member rates and pri More
From scenic parks in the Blue Ridge Mountains to recreational lake and Blackwater river parks in the Midlands and white sand beaches and tidal water parks on the Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina State Parks preserve and protect some of the most beautiful natural resources and significant historic sites in America. Parks in the Upcountry include: More
Table Rock Mountain provides a towering backdrop for an upcountry retreat at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, featuring two lakes, a campground, mountain cabins, meeting facilities and its historic, renovated lodge. More
Running for 40mi along the western border of South Carolina, the Chattooga River crisscrosses back and forth into Georgia. The roiling rapids of Section IV will challenge experienced rafters, while the tamer Section III provides less tumultuous thrills for beginners. Mountain Rest and Long Creek towns are departure points for guided rafting trips.
Features tennis and volleyball courts, softball fields, picnic shelters, playgrounds and a fitness trail. Also the site of the Rock Quarry Garden, Fernwood Nature Trail, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Looking for a hiking trail of a fishing hole? Lace up your hiking boots and head over to this World War II US Army training camp that now features two lakes, hiking trails and facilities for horseback riding. The park's remnants of a Native American soapstone quarry are registered as a Heritage Trust Site.