Guided Canoe and Kayak Trips

Join us on an exciting guided river trip and see nature at its best. The trip lasts approximately three hours and includes brief paddling instruction before leaving Saluda Shoals Park.  Enjoy interpretation along the way and a possible stop at Corley Island before arriving at the Gardendale landing.  All equipment and return shuttle service are included. Private Guided trips can also be scheduled (3 person minimum).  48-hour advance reservations required. Ages 5 to adult. Book your trip by calling the Environmental Education Center at 803-213-2053. Fees: $40R/$53NR

Moonlight on the Murray - Paddle on the clear blue water of Lake Murray while the sun sets and the moon rises! Enjoy the sounds of nature at night and the beautiful lake views illuminated by the light of the moon.  These leisurely, relaxing paddles are suitable for anyone.

Dates: May 14, June 13, July 12, August 11, September 8 & October 8

Time:  5:30−8:30 p.m. – Meet at Saluda Shoals Park

Fee:  $30 per person

Contact:  Bryan Senn  at 213-2054 or

Sunset on the Saluda - Enjoy a interpretive paddle tour on the Saluda River and learn about the unique history of the area followed by a wine tasting at the Redbud shelter.  Take home a complimentary Saluda Shoals Park

wine glass to commemorate the evening.

Dates: May 16, June 20, July 18 & August 15

Time:  5:30-8:30 p.m. - Meet at Saluda Shoals Park

Fee:  $37 per person  

Contact:  Bryan Senn @ 213-2054 or

Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Canoes, tandem and solo kayaks are available for rent daily from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Saluda River. Boat rentals are handled at the Environmental Education Center in Saluda Shoals Park.  Rentals include all necessary equipment. Boats and equipment must be returned to the boat launch area by 5:00 p.m. for check-in by park staff.  Call 803-731-5208 for information.

Fees: $38 for 3-Hours; $48 All Day Rental; and $23 1-hour (only on weekends)

Shuttle Service: $10 per boat Shuttles pick up at 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. daily.