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Lake Conestee Nature Park, Conestee

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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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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  • 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 ...  read 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...  read more »
  • Close to everything in the city. Easy walk and well maintained trails. Good for walking the dogs also kids friendly - no special gear required - the trails can be covered in around two hours. A bottle...  read more »
  • Walked the trails for an hour and had a great time! My advice is to get out there and just take every trail that looks nice. There's not much space to get lost in. The Alltrails app can always be helpful.
  • Beautiful trails, not crowded. Great place to ride bikes with kids. I love how different the landscape of this park is from say, Paris Mountain park. This one reminds more of New Orleans. is more swamp than forest.
  • 10 minute drive from downtown and it feels like you're in the middle of nowhere. Great place to get away for a relaxing walk. Added bonus, it's not a state park so there's no charge!
  • Great local place to go for a hike and enjoy the outdoors and nature. Lots of wildlife.
  • Nice, clean, open spaces kind of spot, and check out the biggest ceiling fan ever that keeps you nice and breezy under the main gazebo😊
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