Paris Mountain State Park

Paris Mountain State Park


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


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



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


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


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.


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