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Posts Tagged ‘State Parks’

An Upstate Outdoor Favorite: Paris Mountain State Park, Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for a place to enjoy the great outdoors in Greenville, SC? Paris Mountain State Park, located 15 minutes outside the city of Greenville off State Park Road, is a staple to the Greenville outdoorsy community. You can hike over 17 miles of trails, mountain bike the ridge, and even take a swim with the kids in Lake Placid. The park has multiple trails of varying difficulty.

Plus, Paris Mountain has family-friendly camping sites that make camping more enjoyable. Find out all of the things the only state park in Greenville has to offer in our handy guide.


The Ultimate Guide to All 47 South Carolina State Parks: Everything You Need to Know

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Are you new to South Carolina and want to start getting outside and exploring our South Carolina State Parks? Are you a local who wants to branch out and try a new park for camping or hiking? We’ve put this guide together to help with your adventures! From the Upstate to the Coast, we have the details for all 47 South Carolina State Parks.

SC State parks

This article includes:
South Carolina State Parks in the Upstate
South Carolina State Parks in the Midlands
Coastal South Carolina State Parks
South Carolina State Park Passports, Annual Admission Membership Program
South Carolina State Parks Outsiders Incentive Program


Sadlers Creek State Park: Fishing and Swimming Spots Abound in this Anderson Park, SC

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Have you visited Sadlers Creek State Park? There are 47 South Carolina State Parks and many are definitely worth the drive from Greenville. KAG Contributor Andrea Beam is exploring the state parks across South Carolina. After she visited Sadlers Creek State Park she wanted to share her visit with our readers. We think you’ll love the beautiful scenery and amenities of this state park in Anderson, SC.

Love SC State Parks as much as we do? Be sure to check out Kidding Around Greenville’s State Park Guide to All 47 State Parks!


Oconee State Park: Play Mini-Golf at this SC State Park

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Have you visited Oconee State Park in Mountain Rest, SC? This state park has everything from mini-golf to wooden checker tables, great hiking, and boating on the lake. Local mom Andrea Beam visited with her family and is sharing her experience!

Looking for other things to do in Oconee County? Check out our Guide to Oconee County to plan the perfect day trip throughout this gorgeous Upstate county!

We set out on an overcast (misting rain, which is so much worse, if you ask me) day to visit two parks.  Our first stop, Oconee State Park, made a mess of our well-laid plans. There’s so much to do, even in the rain!

Driving through the park, I felt like we were adventuring through the Blue Ridge Parkway. So much foliage, it didn’t matter that it was raining.