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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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  • We enjoyed our time at the dog park at Saluda Shoals! The people are very friendly and the canines have a ball. There are a couple of bone shaped small pools, plenty of open space, and shade for the h...  more »
  • My son loves the little water park attraction. A wonderful place for family get togethers and picnics. I love the trails here too for running and walking.  more »
  • Took a ride to this park to walk our doggy. After paying the $5 entrance fee we parked at the canoe launch site and walked the green trail along the Saluda River. We took the paved option as there is ...  more »
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  • Very nice well maintained park. Plenty of places to sit around the splash pad while kids are playing. Nice facilities to change cloths, and great coverd play ground to play at also. A lot more to explore around the park, walking and bike trails, and who knows what else.
  • Great for park families. They have walking trails, biking trails, splash pad dog park, and picnic area with grill. There is something for everyone.
  • Really beautiful park and really well maintained. Had a company outing at the paw paw shelter. Great location and great facilities.
  • 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.