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Jones Gap State Park
Jones Gap State Park © John Foxe / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
photograph, Rim of the Gap Trail, Jones Gap State Park, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Jones Gap State Park © John Foxe / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Middle Saluda River in Jones Gap State Park, Greenville County, South Carolina
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303 Jones Gap Road
Marietta, South Carolina   29661
(lat:35.1251 lon:-82.5783) map location

Phone: 864-836-3647
Visitors can find the unforgettable peace and repose of a deep mountain cove at Jones Gap State Park. Trails and 13,000 acres of pristine mountain woodlands join the park with Caesars Head in what is known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The Jones Gap State Park trails allow hikers to traverse between the two parks, as well as connect to a portion of the Foothills Trail and Palmetto Trail South Carolina hikers know and love.

When it comes to angling-especially trout fishing-South Carolina really shines. The states first designated scenic river, the Middle Saluda River, runs through Jones Gap and offers some of the best trout fishing South Carolina has to offerand the trout fishing in South Carolina is quite good. The park also features a living lab for the parks hand-on ecology learning center.
South Carolina offers a variety of Park Passports. You can read more about the South Carolina Park Passports and order online by visiting the SOUTH CAROLINA PARK PASSPORTS web page.
Anglers can enjoy trout fishing in the Middle Saluda River, home to rainbow and brown trout. A South Carolina fishing license is required for this activity.

The park also offers a fish-for-fun area where children under 12 years old can catch catfish without needing a license.

Fishing gear rentals are available on-site making it convenient even if you don't have your own equipment.

Please note that all state regulations apply when engaging in any form of angling within the park's boundaries.

1. Jones Gap State Park offers numerous picnic tables scattered throughout the park.
2. Picnic areas are located near scenic river views and hiking trails.
3. There's a large, covered pavilion available for group picnics or events.
4. Visitors can enjoy outdoor grilling at designated picnic spots in the park.
5. The serene environment makes it perfect for family-friendly outings with packed lunches.

Birdwatchers can enjoy over 60 species of birds, including warblers and raptors. Guided birding tours are available.

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