Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia

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Saluda Shoals Park is a premier, natural, environmentally sensitive riverfront park that invites visitors to experience the treasures of the Saluda River through exceptional educational, recreational and cultural opportunities. Located along the banks of the beautiful Saluda River, this 400 acre regional park offers the following amenities–

11,000-square-foot Environmental Education Center and Exhibit Hall

10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art conference facility, the River Center

Administrative Offices for the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission

Paved/unpaved trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding

River Observation Deck

Boat Ramp/Canoe/Kayak Launch

Picnic Shelters

Saluda Splash

Playground
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  • Great park for families to gather. Nice shaded playground for kids, right by the water play area. Plenty of shelter to reserve for group celebration. Nice public restrooms. Great river for fishing var...  more »
  • We visited the Saluda Shoals Park during Christmas time. The Park was well illuminated due to Christmas lighting. We enjoyed driving through the park in the evening and then walked around to watch the...  more »
  • Saluda Shoals Park has miles of multi-use trails for biking, skating and hiking (no motor vehicles allowed). Some run along the river, with benches placed where you can stop and enjoy the atmosphere. ...  more »
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  • Great park for families to gather. Nice shaded playground for kids, right by the water play area. Plenty of shelter to reserve for group celebration. Nice public restrooms. Great river for fishing various fish such as bass and trout. Friendly staff and very helpful. Reasonably entrance and activity fees.
  • this is a very large park but very quiet. It's easy to find a spot tucked away to relax. They have plenty of picnic areas with tables and charcoal grills. During peak times and holidays you'll need to reserve the pavilions to ensure you have a table and grill though! Lots of room for kids and animals to run and play. The splash pad area is great for toddlers. Multiple playgrounds and walking trails. Easy access to the water for tubing or kayaking. Plenty of indoor spaces if its too hot or cold. It's also accommodating for wheelchair access. We spent an entire day at the splash pad area with our 3 young children and they didn't want to leave at the end of the day! The only thing I didn't care for was that they charged per vehicle entering the park then charged for things inside the park. It was an additional $3 per child to use the splash pad area, the playgrounds were free. I know $3 isn't much but I'd rather pay for everything at the front. Overall its still a great place to see!
  • The Christmas lights show was worth the drive, the wait, and the money. The lights were beautiful, and some where down right funny. I believe I will be back next year, hopefully with more family :)
  • Awesome park. Went here for the Christmas light show. Always very fun and super affordable.
  • Wonderful lights. Best Santa around. Staff was happy and helpful. Great family outing.

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