Jones Gap State Park | Destination: SC Parks
Jones Gap State Park is located in the Blue Mountain region. The Middle Saluda River is a really significant river in South Carolina because It's one of the few rivers within South Carolina that's still a free-flowing river in the mountain area. The river is a cold water habitat. Cold water habitats are only found the mountains region.
This river is used as a learning center for South Carolina school kids in a program called "Discover Carolina." Students get a chance to collect different animals and observe them in the laboratory.
The Jones Gap is along the Eastern Continental Divide. The Middle Saluda River and the rivers that drain on this side are headed to the Atlantic Ocean, which is about 300 miles by land, until they empty into the ocean.
The Jones Gap also has a cold-water beside the fish hatchery and an environmental marine center.