Categories: Greenville County

Symmes Chapel

Also known as “Pretty Place,” the Symmes Chapel is part of YMCA Camp Greenville, a branch of the YMCA of Greenville near Caesars Head State Park.

Charles Hardin of Taylors, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Fred Symmes gave the chapel to the YMCA so that its campers could enjoy its beautiful view all summer long. Camp Greenville spans 1,400 acres and serves as a summer camp, conference center, and environmental education facility. Symmes Chapel is a popular wedding venue and worship site, and visitors are welcomed except when it is in use for events. It is strongly advised to call ahead and check the schedule before planning a visit!

Ryan Glover of Charleston, 2018 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Rainbow Falls – YMCA Camp Greenville


Symmes Chapel is by far the most popular attraction within YMCA Camp Greenville, and many do not realize that the property also boasts a vast expanse of wilderness, including several waterfalls. The property spans 1,400 acres on the eastern ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rainbow Falls, a spectacular 140-foot waterfall, can be seen below.

John R. Harrison of Greenville, 2018 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

More Pictures of Symmes Chapel


Van Hope of Columbia, 2019 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Andy Hunter of North Augusta, 2018 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Charles Hardin of Taylors © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Charles Hardin of Taylors, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Ralph Mayer of Lexington, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Jim Ferguson of Greenville, 2006 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

David Vanover of Boiling Springs, 2008 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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