Paris Mountain State Park is located five miles north of Greenville, South Carolina. Activities available in the 1,540-acre (6 km2) park include hiking, biking, swimming and picnicking. The 15-acre (60,703 m2) Lake Placid offers swimming and fishing. Canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats are seasonally available for rental; private boats are not permitted.
Camping is allowed and campsites range from rustic, back country sites to paved sites with water and electricity hook-ups. The park's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) structures, including the Camp Buckhorn lodge, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Primitive cabins may be rented for meetings, sleeping, and cooking.