Paris Mountain State Park

Lake in the park

Summer of 2018 will be one that we will always remember!  We sold our house, purchased and renovated a RV (more on that soon), downsized to live in our RV and during it all I had surgery on both my wrist and my foot.  As hard as we worked and as much as we thought we were prepared, it still took us several weeks to tie up all of the loose ends that came with all we had going on.  This meant that our first eight weeks of RV living were in the area we have called home for the past several years.

One of the many gorgeous sunsets we enjoyed from our old neighborhood in Charleston

My final follow up appointment was in early September.  Luckily, all went well and we left from the appointment and started making our way out of Charleston!  Charleston is a wonderful city and a great destination, but we were ready to explore new places!  We were looking forward to some cooler weather, so we decided that we would head to Paris Mountain State Park.  We broke up the drive with a quick stop at Sesquicentennial State Park so we could visit Congaree National Park.  We made it to Paris Mountain the next day and settled into our site.  Site 31 was perfect for us with lots of privacy and a nice wooded view.

Site 31 was a great spot!

We have friends that live just down the road from the park which was also a big factor in selecting Paris Mountain.  We took full advantage of the proximity and were able to hang out with them several times!  We checked out breweries, explored downtown Greenville and had some campground hangout time with them.  It’s awesome being able to see friends that live several hours away from us without having to leave our own home!

Paris Mountain Park Office

Paris Mountain is also a very popular spot for biking.  Austin went on a wonderful ride during our stay and is talking about visiting again already.  There is a lake there as well, but word to the wise – you can’t use your own watercraft there.  You have to rent their kayaks!

One thing to keep in mind is the narrow windy road to get into the campground.  We didn’t meet another large vehicle on the way in or out, but if we had it might have been an issue!  Make sure you don’t get there too early or leave too late!  Paris Mountain State Park is in a great area close to downtown Greenville which is an awesome city with a lot to do!

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