Gap Creek Acquisition Project

The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina, Mount Pleasant, SC

The Conservancy is raising funds to purchase the iconic 950-acre Gap Creek property in the South Carolina mountains. Once acquired, we will transfer it to SC State Parks to expand Jones Gap State Park, completing a 40-year conservation vision.

Counties Impacted:

  • Greenville
  • Spartanburg
  • Anderson
  • Pickens
  • Cherokee
  • Oconee
  • Union
  • Laurens

​Gap Creek is a beautiful place that also will be critical for water quality and environmental education. Headwater streams on-site flow into Saluda Lake, which provides drinking water for 18,000 residents of Easley, S.C. Keeping Gap Creek forested helps keep that water clean and plentiful. We’re also excited for this property’s potential to educate and inspire more than 800,000 visitors who flock to this area annually for outdoor recreation. S.C. State Parks plans to install trails and signage that will provide key messages about the area’s unique natural resources and the importance of protecting them.

-Mark Robertson, Executive Director for The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina

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