Paris Mountain State Park encompasses a total area of 1540 acres of parkland near downtown Greenville City and home to the Greenville County Museum of Art in South Carolina. To get to the main entrance to the park, just travel nine miles north of Greenville near the northern border and off the US 25. There are several routes that you can use to access the park including using the I-385 and from roads leaving Asheville City, SC.
When you get to the park, you will find a lot of splendor including the 13-acre Lake Placid that was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. Several other structures within the park were built by the CCC including Camp Buckhorn lodge which among several other CCC constructed buildings is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Other amenities within the park include 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, four park lakes (Lake Placid, Buckhorn Lake, Mountain Lake, and North Lake), a swimming area, a Park Center, 39 paved campsites (13 of which offer tent pads), five trailside camping sites, and six picnic shelters.
Besides the historical significance of the park, Paris Mountain State Park is also popular for several other activities including mountain biking, boating (no private boats), camping, hiking, and fishing. Common fish species within the lake include catfish, bream, bass, and crappie.
Visitors to the park are also allowed to bring their dogs. As a dog owner, you are allowed to take your dog to venture most outdoor areas of the park. However, some of the rules that you should be aware of regarding your dog include the following.
First, you should avoid letting your dog wander into most park buildings and the vicinity of these park buildings. You should also keep your dog well behaved because any harassment or dangerous behavior from your dog towards other wildlife in the park will not be tolerated. Furthermore, you are meant to keep your dog either on a leash that is no longer than six feet in length or confined within an enclosure at all times.