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Lake Conestee Nature Park, Conestee

(4.5/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Lake Conestee Nature Park consists of over 400 acres of beautiful natural habitat on the Reedy River just 6 miles south of downtown Greenville, South Carolina. This wildlife sanctuary contains hardwood and mixed forests, extensive wetlands, 3 miles of the Reedy River, and a rich diversity of wildlife habitat. Deer, raccoon, beaver, fox, river otter, and various small mammals inhabit the park, along with numerous species of reptiles and amphibians. Over 197 bird species have been reported by the Greenville County Bird Club. The park has been designated as an Important Bird Area of Global Significance by the National Audubon Society. Historic Lake Conestee and the Lake Conestee Dam are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, along with parts of Conestee Mill.

The Mission of the Conestee Foundation is to sustain the nature park as a sanctuary for humans and wildlife alike, an asset to the Upstate community, an extraordinary green oasis where kids and families can learn about nature, and enjoy the many benefits of being outdoors and active.
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  • We visited on a sunny Fall Tuesday afternoon - It was amazing - the trails are clearly marked and very well maintained. It links with the Swamp rabbit trail if you want to extend your walk. The views ...  more »
  • This is a beautiful park right in the middle of Mauldin!! The children love the playgrounds!! It would be nice to add some shade - the equipment can get really hot on a hot summer day. The park has a ...  more »
  • Took my dog out to Conestee to walk the trails and we both enjoyed ourselves. The trails are easy to navigate, and are well marked. The map on the website was extremely helpful and we kept adding to t...  more »
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  • You'd never think you're so close to the city. The nature trails here are sublime. Paved walkways and dirt trails available for all walking and bike enthusiasts. I try to come at least once a week just to clear my mind and take in all the beautiful sights. So grateful to have this place so close to home.
  • Best public park ever. It has lots of parking lots a huge tent with more than enough tables, a decent playground for kiddos and an incredible forest with lots of trails. It is so worthy to take the opportunity and spend time here with the family.
  • Beautiful and well maintained. Perfect for a stroll or picnic with the family. Great dog park for both big and small...but its all dirt and mulch so be prepared for the pooch to get dirty.
  • Refreshing place to visit nearby greenville, a day full of activity, there was a carnival type for some group if people. We enjoyed watching it
  • Great for walking or running. Picnic area and clean restrooms. There is also a dog parks!