Paris Mountain State Park

Paris Mountain State Park

Overview

Area name

Paris Mountain State Park

Area Location

Drive north on Highway 253 from the intersection of 253/Highways 291 for approximately 2.5 miles then curve to the left onto State Park Road. The park entrance will be .8 miles on your left.

Area Map

Access

Hours of Operation: open daily from 8:00 – 6:00 during winter, during summer from 8:00 – 9:00.

Facilities

Background

Pine forest and hardwood comprise this 1,540 acre state park, which contains 12+ miles of trails. Spring (specifically April and May) and fall (September and October) migration bring out the best  birding.

The Greenville Area has three main areas for birding: Bunched Arrowhead Heritage PreserveLake Conestee Nature Park and Paris Mountain State Park.

Key Birds

Resident

Red-shouldered Hawk, Northern Bobwhite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow.

Summer

Whip-poor-will, Acadian Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Wood Thrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Ovenbird, Yellow-breasted Chat, Scarlet Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Orchard Oriole.

Winter

American Bittern, Wilson’s Snipe, American Woodcock, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Winter Wren, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird.