Parsons Mountain Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Parsons Mtn Lake

Parson’s Mountain Recreation Area is located in the northern portion of the Long Cane Ranger District. It features a 28-acre man-made lake next to a 23-site campground. The area offers relaxation and solitude as well as easy access to a variety of recreation activities. Highlights include a designated swim area and accessible picnic area and bathhouse. The day use area was designed with an earthen pier, a pedestrian bridge and a boat ramp for non-motorized boats. The Parson’s Mountain Lake Trail and Parson’s Mountain Tower Trail incorporate the upstate’s rich history and diverse wildlife habitat.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open seasonally May 1 through November 15.
Fees $3 day use fee per vehicle $7 per campsite per night. Self-serve fee station. Campsites are first come-first served.
Permit Info: A valid South Carolina fishing license is required to fish on the national forests.
Open Season: Open May 1 through November 15
Restrictions: 14-day limit on campsites. South Carolina fishing and boating regulations apply. www.dnr.sc.gov. Shooting is not permitted within 300-yards of the recreation area. There are no lifeguards on duty in the swimming area.
Water: Water Available
Restroom: Flush toilets

General Information

Directions: From Anderson, travel south on Hwy 28 to the four way stop in Abbeville. Turn right and travel 3.3 miles to the intersection of Hwy 28 and Hwy 72. Continue on Hwy 28 for 2.1 miles.Turn left onto Parson’s Mtn. Road (S 1-251) and travel for 1.5 miles. Entrance is on the right.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Paved parking, showers, information board, picnic tables, picnic shelters, garbage cans and lantern posts available
Fire InformationFire rings available
No. of Sites23

Fishing

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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