Lake Conestee Nature Park, Conestee

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. As of October 2017, 215 bird species have been reported by the Greenville County Bird Club. The park has over 12 miles of trails and boardwalks, over half of which are wheelchair friendly. LCNP offers nature education programs to schools and other organizations, as well as special Saturday nature programs. 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 love to visit here as a family to play at the playground at Conestee Park, walk the trails, view beautiful wild life, and just explore. It is such a special place to visit!  more »
  • Free, enormous, dog park, paved and dirt nature trails, restrooms (at playground entrance), picnic shelters and various ecosystems. We visited on the 4th of July, trails were not crowded and there wer...  more »
  • Really awesome nature park! Very well maintain trails for both walking and biking. Lots of interesting terrain even though it is pretty flat. So much wildlife to see you are bound to see something new every time. Especially good place for families looking to explore and learn with their kids. Definitely glad we came out to the volunteer trash cleanup on the lake today, looking forward to seeing how the park changes through the seasons.
  • This is an awesome park! First of all, it's huge, so even if it's busy, it doesn't seem that busy. The play areas for kids are large and well-maintained, and there are plenty of benches and swings throughout the entire park. The nature trails are really cool, and well-shaded, and you could spend hours discovering every path that runs around the lake and swamp. Not to mention the dog park, which is also very large. Go check it out!

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