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Lake Conestee Nature Preserve

The dog-friendly Lake Conestee Nature Preserve consists of approximately 400 acres of beautiful natural habitat on the Reedy River just 6 miles south of downtown Greenville, SC. The park contains both hardwood and evergreen forest, 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. Over 170 bird species have been reported by the Greenville County Bird Club. Dogs are allowed on trails throughout the park. Visit Website

Or call (864) 277-2004 or email info@conesteepreserve.org for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Lake Conestee Nature Preserve has received a rating of 3.8 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Donna
    Jun. 22, 2021
    Dogs Are Allowed Again, But…

    Dogs are allowed again on all trails (rumor is, the director who banned dogs finally retired) including the ‘soft’ trails, but I’m still not going back

  • Kim
    Jan. 25, 2021
    Used to be great!

    We used to bring our pups here all the time. We got to get some great nature walks in and our dogs got to smell loads of new smells. Now with the restrictions to paved paths only, we won't be back. I know the decision was made due to an off-leash attack, however we encountered off-leash dogs (before we got ours) that we had to beat back with our walking sticks. They did not come from the nature preserve - they were from the houses behind it. The change won't prevent those dogs from entering the park, and it's only going to lead to dog injuries from hot paved trails.

  • Nichola
    Aug. 7, 2020
    Limited Areas Open To Dogs

    Hal and I have been going to Lake Conestee Nature Park since it opened. as of June 18, 2020, dogs are no longer allowed on the dirt-based nature trails. they, along with bikes, can only be on the paved paths. While this significantly reduces where you can go in the park, it is still a decent place to take your dog. my rating of 3 bones out of 5 is because of throw new rule. there had been several reports recently of dogs being off leash, I am sure it led the management to this decision.

  • Taylor
    Jul. 19, 2020
    Beautiful Place

    I took my German Shepherd named Schoop, here today and he had a great time. It was a beautiful place to walk and relax. We just went straight one path for about 30 minutes and then turned around and headed back. There was plenty of shade but i would suggest going on a cool day, today it was 98! He was extremely tired and thirsty after and took the day off from playing. I would 100% suggest taking your dog here :)

  • Scottie
    More than a year ago
    Very nice area

    Visited here on a warmer day with our 10 week old puppy. He was fine on the well defines trails and paths, with lots of shaded areas and interesting views.

  • Megan
    More than a year ago
    Great Trails and Shade, and Close to the Dog Park!

    We love taking our pup to walk the trails at Lake Conestee Nature Park. These trails are mostly in the shade and provide a great place to give your dog some exercise in the middle of the summer. We love that there are both dirt paths and the wooden deck-covered trails, and it's right outside the new dog park!

  • Cari
    More than a year ago
    Great Trails

    I love taking our dogs to these trails. They're conveniently located, shaded, and well marked. And there are several trails to choose from, so we're not always walking the same path. Highly recommended.

  • Eve
    More than a year ago
    Puppy fun

    My dog and I visited the trails during the summer months of 2012 because the trees provide a lot of shade. Obviously there are a lot of bugs at that time of year but it was nice to get out and do something out of direct sunlight. My dog loved all the different smells and I was happy because she was happy!

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