About: Parson’s Mountain Recreation Area is located in the northern portion of the Long Cane Ranger District. The 28-acre man-made lake is nestled below an 800-foot summit and next to a 23-site campground. The area offers relaxation and solitude as well as easy access to a variety of recreation activities.
Highlights include a designated swim area and accessible picnic area and bathhouse. The day use area was designed with an earthen pier, a pedestrian bridge and a boat ramp for non-motorized boats. The Parson’s Mountain Lake Trail and Parson’s Mountain Tower Trail incorporate the upstate’s rich history and diverse wildlife habitat.
Fees: $3-7 (2012)
Restrooms: Flush Toilets
Directions: From Anderson, travel south on Hwy 28 to the four way stop in Abbeville. Turn right and travel 3.3 miles to the intersection of Hwy 28 and Hwy 72. Continue on Hwy 28 for 2.1 miles.Turn left onto Parson’s Mtn. Road (S 1-251) and travel for 1.5 miles. Entrance is on the right.
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