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Parks - The Upcountry South Carolina

Parks - Upcountry South Carolina

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Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway (SC Hwy. 11)

Looming majestically beyond the low, soft hills of the Piedmont, the southernmost peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains follow the highway.  It provides a scenic alternative to driving the Interstate. Extending from I-85 near the N.C. border to... more info...

Lake Jocassee
161 Holcombe Circle, Salem, SC 29676
(866) 345-7275

The lake has 7,500 acres of deep water and 75 miles of shoreline.  The lake, named "Place of the Lost One" because of a Cherokee legend. Jocassee, an Indian maiden, was said to have drowned herself in grief over the murder of her... more info...

South Carolina State Parks

South Carolina's State Park system is one of the most admired in the country and provides a wide range of activities and spectacular scenery. At State Parks, you’ll find the best boating, mountain biking, horseback riding,... more info...

Waterfalls of the Upcountry

We've highlighted more than 35 publicly accessible waterfalls that are found in SC's Upcountry.  They range in height from 40 to 700 feet.  Most of the falls can be found in the area's parks and are easily reached, while... more info...

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Bald Rock, comprising 165 acres, is currently managed by the SC Department of Natural Resources.  The property adjoins Caesars Head State Park and is part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The rock, for which the preserve is named, is a... more info...

An excellent park for enthusiasts and photographers, at 3,266' above sea level, Caesars Head provides views of Table Rock, Pinnacle Mountain and other distant peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. more info...

Constructed in 1909 Campbellā€™s Covered Bridge is the only remaining covered bridge in the State of South Carolina. more info...

Chau Ram County Park
1220 Chau Ram Park RD, Westminster, SC 29693
(864) 647-9286

The park is located at the confluence of the Chauga and Ramsay Creek.  Visitors can enjoy hiking and biking trails, go tubing or fishing on the river, camp and enjoy the 40-foot waterfall and the suspension bridge over the river.  ... more info...

Cowpens National Battlefield
4001 Chesnee Highway, Gaffney, SC 29341
(864) 461-2828

Cowpens Battlefield commemorates a decisive battle that helped to turn the tide of war in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. more info...

Croft State Park
450 Croft State Park Rd., Spartanburg, 29302
(864) 585-1283

The former World War II Army training camp features 7,054 acres of rolling terrain, two lakes that support an excellent habitat, trails, equestrian facilities and camping. Visitors can visit cemeteries of early settlers or remnant Army structures. 50 ca more info...

Devils Fork State Park
161 Holcombe Circle, Salem, SC 29676
(864) 944-2639

Three miles north of S.C. Hwy. 11 on Jocassee Lake Road. 84 sites. (59 RV, 25 T) (2 handicapped sites) Water and electrical hook-ups for RV's. Central water for tent camping. Year round. more info...

Greenville Zoo
150 Cleveland Park Dr., Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-4300

Wildlife from around the world is displayed in natural open-air exhibits. more info...

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve
820 John B. White Sr. Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 574-7724

Features at this 10-acre public garden include a series of ponds, walking trails, plantings of annuals and perennials, shrubs, native woodland and a diverse population of wildlife. more info...

Hollywild Animal Park
2325 Hampton Road, Wellford, SC 29385
Alternate Phone: 1-877-hollywild

The 100-acre animal park features nearly 500 rare and exotic animals, Outback Safari Rides, Cool-Cat-Express Train Rides, animal feeding stations, concessions and the new Baby Animal Barn and Nursery. It’s time to step out of the... more info...

The 3,346-acre park is located in the 11,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The park encompasses the Middle Saluda Scenic River and is an access point to the Foothills Hiking Trail.  Wild trout, including the rare, native brookie.... more info...

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