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Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia

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Wildlife Area
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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  • Had to go there because the kid's private school held a test there in the meeting halls. Hung around, had a picnic and even went fishing. Explored, talked to people walking their dogs. Was pretty nice...  more »
  • Beautiful park. Attended a work outing there in the summer. Rented bikes with friends and rode on the trails by the river in the fall. Visited again in December for the Christmas lights. Lots to offer...  more »
  • Last year we met several times with my spouse and my pets. It was a real adventure, forest, road, River, Islands, bridges. Etc... My dogs had fun.
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  • The new entrance on Saint Andrews Road made a huge difference from previous years to our visit. The updated lights made for a great time with the kids, and there are a few good activities for those looking for a break in the middle. The laser show was especially beautiful. This has been and looks to continue to be a great value for a good family outing during the holidays.
  • Great park. The kids love coming here. Splash Page is super fun. Good pavilions for parties/events. The lights at Christmas are a Columbia staple. A must do every year.
  • WOULD NOT RECOMMEND FOR A WEDDING!! PLEASE SHOP AROUND BEFORE BOOKING WITH THE RIVER CENTER. AS A BRIDE I HAD AN AWFUL EXPERIENCE!
  • A huge, sprawling park with picnic shelters and a splash pad. Lots of room to roam.