After chatting with several visitors near the Office about their experiences at the Park, I drove to the campground to set up on site # 34.
Here’s a short video that will give you a better feel for what you will see when you drive this road:
All of the 40 campsites here are paved, like this one. And nicely maintained. Since there aren’t so many, they each see good use during the year. The road has a few tight curves in places. So large Class A motorhomes probably will be more comfortable on those sites close to the entrance. Though I really don’t know a thing about driving Class A motorhomes.
Another thing to note is the degree of slope for each campsite. It varies throughout the campground from negligible to significant. Given the mountainous terrain it can’t be helped. You’ll probably need to get out the levels and boards when you set up. The smooth paving makes a big difference.
Now, lots of campgrounds have whistle-clean bath houses. Most of them, in fact. But very few have outside what you see in the photo above. That’s a Carolina Fence-style flower garden. We saw one at Givhans Ferry, you may recall. And an arbor with garden seat on the left.
Now, the arbor is a work of art. Someone has gone to great pains to design and implement this feature of the Park. Four sturdy poles hold up a structure of thick vine-like branches, each carefully selected for both function and appearance. Flowering vines are being encouraged to cover the whole thing.
So there you have it. The RV campground at Paris Mountain State Park. This is another “keeper,” as they say. A must-re-visit Park on the list. Be sure to make your reservation well in advance, though. The word is out.
Stay tuned, because next we’ll take a stroll around the more accessible parts of the Park. It’s beautiful now, even in July. I can’t imagine what it must be like in the spring and fall!