Local Favorite: Pleasant Ridge County Park

4232 Hwy. 11, Marietta, SC 29661
(near intersection of Hwy. 276 and Hwy. 11)
240 acres


Fishing Lake, Mountain Biking, Playground, Shelter, Walking Trail

Home of Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center

The Jorge F. Arango Trail, a multi-use directional trail loop system, is open to hikers and bikers. See below for trail information and rotation schedule.

Campground is closed until further notice.

Swimming and boat rentals are no longer available at Pleasant Ridge Park.

Park Hours:  8:oo am – Dusk


This 240-acre park is Greenville County Rec’s jewel in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was developed by the SC Commission of Forestry and the SC Department of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism in the 1940s to promote tourism in the Upstate.

The park was established for the African American community, while neighboring Paris Mountain State Park was built for the white community. In the 1960s both parks integrated. In 1985, the state decided that other parks were capturing most of the tourism traffic and offered Pleasant Ridge to Greenville County Rec.

he park has since been a favorite getaway for local residents. A 4-acre lake offers great fishing. There are also cabins, picnic shelters, trails, and a playground.

Pleasant Ridge Park also offers the new Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center which is home to Camp Spearhead and Camp Courage.  Camp Spearhead provides residential camping experiences for youth and adults with special needs and disabilities.  Camp Courage provides camp experiences for youth with cancer and or other blood disorders.