Jones Gap State Park/Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area
The 3,346-acre park is located in the 11,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The park encompasses the Middle Saluda Scenic River and is an access point to the Foothills Hiking Trail. Wild trout, including the rare, native brookie. Several thousand different plant and animal species. The unforgettable peace and repose of a deep mountain cove. It’s all at Jones Gap State Park.
Jones Gap and Caesars Head state parks together form the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, 11,000 acres of pristine mountain woodlands on the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Jones Gap highlights include the Middle Saluda River, the state’s first designated scenic river. Besides trout fishing, the river serves as a living lab for the park’s busy learning center, providing hands-on ecology lessons for young and old alike. The park also includes restored portions of the old Cleveland Fish Hatchery, offers trailside camping and serves as an access point to the 76-mile Foothills Trail.Day use (hiking) reservations are strongly encouraged on weekends and holidays as the park regularly reaches capacity. Please visit the website for more information and reservations.