South Mountains State Park re-opened on January 1st to the public following the Chestnut Knob Fire.
Chestnut Knob and Shinny trails will remain closed for an indefinite period of time until a more thorough assessment can be done. Visitors will not be allowed to access either trail, until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and for helping park rangers keep everyone's visit safe and enjoyable by observing these trail closures.
Posted on: Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 8:49am
Campers registering for Sawtooth Backcountry campsites will need to plan for a 3.7mile hike beginning on Little River Trail, continuing on Upper CCC Trail and then turning onto Sawtooth Trail. Please take this extra mileage into consideration when planning your trip. Chestnut Knob Trail is and will continue to be closed for an indefinite amount of time due to extreme tread damage and safety concerns. Park staff are currently planning to reroute sections of Chestnut Knob Trail. Chestnut Knob Overlook is still open from Sawtooth Trail.Posted on: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 8:27am
Check the reservations website for availability and prices.
In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:
Auditorium and Classroom
The Auditorium accommodates up to 75 people, and the Classroom accommodates up to 25. Water fountain, restrooms, and exhibit hall are nearby. Both are handicap accessible. Reservations are required. Please call the park for more information.
Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested.
The picnic shelter in the Jacob's Fork parking area has 12 tables, two grills and a fireplace, and accommodates up to 80 people. Water and electricity are available. The shelter is handicap accessible.
South Mountains State Park
Open Daily (except Christmas Day) 7am
December, January and February 7pm
March, April and October 9pm
May - September 10pm
Closed Christmas Day
8am - 5pm weekdays and weekends
Closed Christmas Day