Jones Gap Park Expansion

After land donation

Evan Smith
June 25, 2019 - 4:30 pm
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Jones Gap State Park here in Greenville County is now a little bit larger – actually, it’s about 25 percent larger.

This, after The Nature Conservancy transferred 955 acres of conserved land to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

The property, most commonly known as Gap Creek, was formally transferred to become a part of Jones Gap last week.

The land was purchased back in 2017 for $3.7 million.

It could be a few more years before the property is officially open to the public, however, as day-use amenities like trails and so forth still need to be put in place.

The Nature Conservancy, which is supported by a bevy of local and national donors, previously added 300 acres to Jones Gap State Park in 2012, following a private fundraising effort support by more than 400 individual donors.  

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