Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Located in Abbeville County, SC.

454 Parson's Mountain Road
Abbeville, SC 29620


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This recreation area just south of Abbeville has quite a bit to offer. When you come in, you will find a small fishing lake with designated swimming and picnic areas. There is a ramp for non-motorized boats. A camping area near the lake is open from April 1 until December 15. Campsites are first come-first served. A challenging hiking trail begins at the lake and climbs up Parsons Mountain, past an abandoned gold mine, to the observation tower. There are some really nice views from the top of the mountain, especially in the fall. From the tower, you can see for miles in all directions.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

  • pond

Public Restrooms

  • Yes

Hours of Operation

  • Open May 1 until November 15. Hours may vary.

Admission or Parking Fee

  • $3.00 per vehicle per day

Camping Fee

  • $7.00 per campsite per night

How to Get There

  • Take SC #28 to a few miles south of Abbeville. Look for the sign and go east on secondary road #251 (Parsons Mountain Road) about 1.5 miles. The recreation area entrance will be on the right.

Latitude 34.1092, Longitude -82.3617

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