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. If the river conditions are conducive, the guide will initially lead your party upstream, to hopefully catch a glimpse of the resident Bald Eagles. 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

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.