Saluda Shoals Park

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 - Open daily from 9am-8pm. $3 per person and $5 parking fee
  • Playground

Finding Saluda Shoals Park - From Columbia, take I–26 west toward Spartanburg. Exit Piney Grove Road and turn left. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles to St. Andrews Road. Turn right, then left at the first traffic light. Saluda Shoals Park is 1.5 miles on your left.

canoeing on the Saluda River

Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC
Park Information: 803-731-5208
Weekend Phone: 803-213-2050

Daily Admission and Park Passes

Outdoor Recreation

Saluda Shoals Park Trails Map

Current River Conditions

Saluda Shoals Park Research Projects

Saluda Shoals Park Rangers Blogs

Park Hours
Monday-Sunday

  • November 1- February 28/29, 7:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
  • March 1 - October 31, 7:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
  • Saluda Shoals Park is closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Saluda Shoals Park Staff

Saluda Shoals Park PIC Committee