About Saluda Shoals Park

Park Map

Trails Map

Park Hours


  • November-February: 7:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
  • March-October: 7:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
  • Saluda Shoals Park is closed on Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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 jogging
  • River Observation Deck
  • Boat Ramp/Canoe/Kayak Launch
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Saluda Splash - Opens for the season on Saturday April 25 at 9:00 am. 
  • Playground

Daily Admission

Car or minivan/$5; 12+ passenger van/$7; Bus/$11

Saluda Splash

Saluda Splash is the coolest place to be on a hot summer day! This interactive, zero-depth water playground is a place your children are sure to enjoy. Splash opens for the season on April 25, 2020 and closes September 27, 2020. The fee is $3 per person or $40 for a 15 visit Splash Pass.  Wristbands and Splash Passes may be purchased at the park entrance. A $5 parking fee applies. 


Saluda Shoals Park Passes

Saluda Shoals Park Annual Parking Pass
This 12-month pass entitles the bearer access to Saluda Shoals Park during regular park hours.
Fee: $55 per year. Additional hangtag is $25 per household. Your vehicle's make, model, and tag number are required for each hangtag.

Barking Lot Pass
Saluda Shoals Park is home to the Barking Lot Dog Park. Owners of well-mannered canines have access to a fenced, off-leash area for their pets. All dogs must be current on required shots and spayed/neutered. Other policies apply. The Barking Lot is open during normal park hours.
Fee: $40 per year. Each hangtag is good for up to two dogs in the household. Additional dogs require a second pass. Parking Fees also apply. Annual Parking Pass: $55 per year or Daily Parking Fee: $5

Fisherman’s Pass
This 12-month pass entitles the bearer 24-hour access to Saluda Shoals Park using a coded entry system.
Fee: $75 per year. An additional hangtag is $25 per household with proof of vehicle registration. 

Finding Saluda Shoals Park

From Columbia- take I-26 West going towards Spartanburg.  Take Exit #104, Piney Grove Rd. and turn left.  Follow Piney Grove Road to St. Andrews Rd. and turn right onto St. Andrews Rd. Make an immediate left between Wendy’s and Aldi and proceed straight into the Park’s East entrance at 6071 St. Andrews Rd.

From Interstate 20- exit at Bush River Road. Turn west on Bush River and continue to the traffic light at St. Andrews Road. Turn left onto St. Andrews Road, then left between Wendy's and Aldi and proceed straight into the Park’s East entrance at 6071 St. Andrews Rd.

From Lexington- take North Lake Dr./SC-6 across the Dreher Shoals Dam toward Irmo. Turn right on Bush River Rd. Saluda Shoals Park is approximately 1.5 miles down Bush River Rd on the right. 

Check out our YouTube page HERE to see what other cool animals are roaming around our park!