Paris Mountain State Park | Aug. 18-22, 2021
Paris Mountain State Park encompasses ~1,500 acres of natural space outside of the rapidly-growing city of Greenville, SC, including the titular monadnock, Paris Mountain, and surrounding lowlands. The majority of visitors come from more urban areas to enjoy the trails, lakes, and campgrounds Paris Mountain State Park has to offer. As the population of Greenville increases, so does the visitation to the park. Over the years, considerable impacts have degraded the prized qualities of the park, including visitor conflicts, impacts to vegetation, and trail widening/ erosion. For the Hot Spot activation, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Team will be at Paris Mountain State Park leading a variety of workshops, outreach programs and community events, including opportunities for community involvement.
*Paris Mountain State Park is located on the ancestral lands of the ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), Catawba, and possibly other tribes*
Opportunities to Get Involved
Friday, August 20, 2021
Ribbon Cutting of new trail by Friends of Paris Mountain State Park
Location: Park and meet at Shelters 5 & 6 (additional parking at Shelters A & B)
All are welcome to celebrate this new trail opening!
Community led outdoor activities
By registration only, we are offering several guided activities within the park. Choose from mountain biking, trail running, paddling, a rigorous hike, or a gentler interpretive nature walk. We’ll reconvene post-activity for a cool dip and cold treats! Registration info below:
- Trail Running with Friends of Paris Mountain State Park
- Paddling with SC State Parks and Friends of Lake Jocassee
- Rigorous Hike with Greenville Natural History Association Hiking Club
- Interpretive Nature Walk with Paris Mountain State Park
- Fishing with Trout Unlimited
- Mountain Biking with Mountain Goat
Hot Spot happy hour and Trivia @ the Mountain Goat
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Location: 120 Shaw Street, Greenville
Let’s meet up and have fun at this stewardship themed happy hour and trivia night!
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Friends Day! with Friends of Paris Mountain State Park
Location: tabling near the Park Center and at the Expo
Join us in celebrating our amazing park! Learn about how you can be a member of the Friends group and be more involved in supporting this special place.
Time: 8:30am – 12 pm
Location: Park and meet in the main parking lot, across from the Park Center
Roll up your sleeves and let’s team up for a service project out on the trails! ALL user groups and skill levels are welcome! Kid and family friendly, and no experience necessary. Projects include trail maintenance, litter pick up, pruning, and trail blazing. More details.
Music in the Woods and Stewardship Expo
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Paris Mountain Amphitheater
Let’s come together for this kickoff concert in the park with music group, Morning News, and also our Stewardship Expo featuring the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, the Friends of Paris Mountain State Park, REI Greenville, UpstateSORBA, GNHA hiking club, and Lake Conestee Nature Preserve.
COVID-19 Updates: All participants are asked to follow CDC guidelines and state and local requirements regarding Covid precautions. Visit the CDC and SCDEH for more information. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.
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