Lake Placid   - Greenville County  - Paris Mountain State Park       New 2011 Photos Just Added


 New Photos!  October 16, 2011 by Danny Norwood                                                             

Lake Placid is a 13 acre lake located in Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville South Carolina. The lake is in a mountain environment and has an easy hiking trail around it. The lake was built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The original dam was built in 1898 and the lake was then known as Reservoir #2. It was the source of drinking water for the City of Greenville South Carolina. Later the lake was drained and transitioned into a recreational lake. The city of Greenville then started getting drinking water from other sources which include Lake Keowee, North Saluda Reservoir, and Table Rock Reservoir. 

With Lake Placid located in the the state park, visitors have many options for recreation around this lake.  There are campsites, bank fishing, picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking trails, and a public swimming area.  There is a little something for everyone here.  So, if you ever find yourself in the Greenville South Carolina area, please visit this scenic moutain lake and park.

Source Information: Historical Marker Database 2011 For more information about this lake visit Historical Marker Database


Size:  13 Acres

Regulations  (More rules and regualtions are posted at the lake )

  • A South Carolina Fishing License is required
  • All SC fishing regulations apply   

For more information check out .Paris Mountain State Park


 Paris Mountain State Park.

  • Park Entry Fee $ 2.00 per adult collected at gate.
  • Bank Fishing Allowed with SC Fishing License
  • Fish Species - bass, crappie and bream.
  • No private boats allowed
  • Seasonal paddle boat rentals are available.
  • Season swimming available with life guards available.
  • Public Restrooms

    Paris Mountain State Park
    2401 State Park Rd
    Greenville, SC 29609

    (864) 244-5565

Lake Placid is located within Paris Mountain State Park.  The location of the lake is shown in this Google Map:

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       Fish Species

 Bass, Bream, Crappie and Catfish            


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