Unleash your inner adventurer by camping in Upstate South Carolina's great outdoors! From scenic trails and relaxing backcountry camping, find your perfect campsite to experience the bliss of glamping or sleeping under the open sky. Embrace the starlit nights and embark on an unforgettable camping journey in the greater Greenville area.
Life is S'more, Let's Go Camping
When it comes to experiencing the great outdoors here in the Upstate region of South Carolina, there’s no better way than camping. With fantastic weather nearly year-round and lots of terrific destinations just a stone’s throw from Greenville, there’s a perfect site for everyone—no matter what your camping style.
Just five miles from downtown Greenville is Paris Mountain State Park, offering 39 paved campsites, including 13 with tent pads. There are also five trailside sites around the North Lake Trail Loop, which each accommodate two small tents. Not only is Paris Mountain a great place to tent or RV, but you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, and more. And as long as you keep Fido on a leash, he is also welcome.
For a peaceful and serene campsite, Jones Gap State Park offers hike-in trailside backcountry camping at 18 primitive sites in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. This is the place to camp if you’re looking for solitude and a picturesque setting along the Middle Saluda River.
Speaking of the Saluda River, be sure to visit the Saluda Outdoor Center where you can not only reserve your tube for a relaxing float down the river, but also get your glamping on as you rent a tiny home or “glamper,” or even stay in a river pod for the night (or weekend). Little Rover can also float down the river with you, as long as he wears a life vest (that you provide) too.
The Travelers Rest / North Greenville KOA Holiday is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Offering RV sites, deluxe tent sites, and luxury log cabins, the campground also includes a playground, pool, ping pong, outdoor checkerboard, gem-mining sluice, and more—just 10 minutes from downtown Travelers Rest.
Looking for affordable, convenient lodging choices that are within walking distance from a whitewater rafting trip or zipline canopy tour along the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River? Wildwater, a little more than an hour away in Long Creek, SC, has you covered with a terrific assortment of luxury houses, cozy cabins named after iconic Chattooga rapids, duplex cottages, and yurt rental options—in addition to the newer, one-of-a-kind Goldfinch Birdhouse Treehouse.
And if you’re looking for something more made-to-order, give Tentrr a try. They offer a selection of private, comfortable glampsites in a variety of greater Greenville area locations—including one on the edge of the Clemson Experimental Forest. (Below: Starlight Glamping: Stargazer Tent)
Whatever your preference, the stars have never shined brighter than they do in the night skies over Greenville County. Sleep tight!
Map of Greenville Area Campgrounds & Campsites