Jones Gap State Park
303 Jones Gap RD | Marietta, SC 29661 | Phone: 864-836-3647 | Fax: 864-836-3647 |
  • The Middle Saluda River at Jones Gap  State Park
  • Hiking at Jones Gap State Park
  • Picnicking at Jones Gap State Park
SPECIAL NOTICE:  Jones Gap State Park has limited spaces for vehicle parking.  Due to this limited availability, you may encounter delays upon entering the park. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found on the emergency kiosk near the vehicle bridge. This kiosk is to the left of the office building near the river. Visitors can also find a stamp in the park office during office hours. 
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Visitors can find the unforgettable peace and repose of a deep mountain cove at Jones Gap State Park. Trails and 11,000 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 South Carolina hikers know and love.

When it comes to angling-especially trout fishing-South Carolina really shines. The state’s first designated scenic river, the Middle Saluda River, runs through Jones Gap and offers some of the best trout fishing South Carolina has to offer–and the trout fishing in South Carolina is quite good. The park also features a living lab for the park’s hand-on ecology learning center.


  • Admission : $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.
  • Days and Hours of Operation : M-Su 9am-9pm, daily, during daylight savings time and 9am-6pm, daily, the remainder of the year. Trails close one hour before dark, year round.
  • Days and Holidays Closed : The park office will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, however, the park will remain open to visitors.
  • Office Hours : 11am-noon, daily


  • Pets : Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.