The routes designated on this map will assist you in exploring all that Conestee Nature Preserve has to offer. Each colored route is matched to trail blazes that you will find marked on trees, signs, and other guideposts. These specified routes facilitate convenient access to the incredible variety of ecosystems found at CNP.
If you’ve been around CNP for a while, you may be more comfortable navigating the Preserve by trail name. Not to worry! While trail names are excluded from this map for the sake of simplicity, you will still find trail signs on the property.
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840 Mauldin Road Conestee Park- There are two trailheads at this address. One (E2) is next to the large field and playground. The second (E3) is located at the back of the parking lot adjacent to the Greenville Little League Fields and Community Garden.
701 Fork Shoals Road Belmont Fire Department (W1)- from Fork Shoals Rd., enter Belmont Fire Department, drive around the building and look for parking spots and kiosk on the right.
601 Fork Shoals Road (W2)- Yellow gate opposite junction of Fork Shoals Rd. and White Horse Rd. Extension. Gates open daily 8am – 6pm. Please be sure your car is out before 6:00pm to avoid being locked in!
1 Spanco Drive (S1)- From Conestee Rd. take Spanco Dr. (next to Conestee Mill). Parking lot and trailhead located on the right.
415 Churchill Circle (N1)- from Fork Shoals Rd., turn on to Churchill Circle. Look for an open yellow gate on the left.
The Light Blue Trail (a portion of Raccoon Run) by the Dog Park at E1 is temporarily closed due to mud from construction on an adjacent property. Use the Purple Trail just inside E2 to access the Landfill trails.
The 500 foot boardwalk on Tree Frog Trail is closed due to flooding from beaver activity.
Please help keep our Wildlife Sanctuary safe and enjoyable by following these policies:
Please stay on designated trails.
Leave No Trace Policy: There are no trash cans in the Nature Preserve. Please take out everything you bring into the Preserve, including dog poop bags.
Dog Policy: Leashed dogs are permitted at LCNP. Dog walkers are required to pick up all dog waste and remove it from the Preserve. No other pets are permitted.
Bike Policy: Bikes are permitted on paved trails only. Bikers must walk their bikes across all boardwalks and bridges and yield to walkers. Speed limit is 10mph/15 feet per second.
Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering Policy: Hunting, Fishing, or gathering of any sort is prohibited. All plants, animals, and minerals in the Preserve are protected. Removing, damaging, or disturbing any natural resource is prohibited by law.
Swimming Policy: Swimming and wading is prohibited. The wetlands and open water areas of the Preserve have low levels of contaminants that are not safe to swimmers, but are completely safe to visitors who stay on the designated trails.
Boat and Motorized Vehicle Policy: Boats of any kind and motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Camping Policy: Camping and Fires are prohibited.
Drone Policy: Drones, UAs, and Remote control flying machines are prohibited.
All weapons and firearms are prohibited in the Preserve.
Amplified music is prohibited in the Preserve.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Preserve.
Group Policy: We welcome any group that wants to use our preserve for educational or passive recreational purposes. Any group of 10 or more planning to use the nature preserve for any activity must get prior approval for the date and time of their trip. Please call the office, 864-277-2004, to register your group event.
Lake Conestee Nature Preserve is a beautiful place to take photographs. Our 406 acres and 12 miles of trails, wildlife observation decks and meadows offer a variety of options. The preserve is private property and photographers must comply with policies. Download LCNP photo policy here.(PDF)