Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Canoes, single kayaks, and tandem kayaks are available for rent daily from 9am - 4pm. Rentals are on a first come first serve basis. This is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Saluda River. Rentals include all necessary equipment as well as a shuttle from the lower boat launch. Minimum age requirement is 5 years or older. Boats and equipment must be returned to the boat launch by 5pm. Boats will not be rented when the river is above 2500 cfs.  Call 803-772-1228 for more information.

Available Boats

  • Canoe (accommodates 2 adults and 1 child)
  • Tandem Kayak (two person kayak)
  • Singe sit in Kayak
  • Single Sit on top Kayak (more stable option)

General Information

  • A paddle from the upper to lower boat ramp generally takes one hour depending on river conditions.
  • For two (2) hour rentals it is recommended that paddlers explore upstream before heading to the
    lower boat ramp.
  • All boat rental patrons are required to wear a US coastguard approved life jacket the entire time
    they are on the water. (life jackets are provided with rental)
  • Pets are not allowed on ICRC equipment or shuttles.
  • Children must be at least five (5) years old for boat rentals.
  • Each participant under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
  • For every five participants under the age of 18, one person over the age of 21 must accompany them.
  • No alcohol is permitted on boats.

Check here for river conditions.


  • One (1) hour rental/$25. Available 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. rental must be on the water by 4:00 p.m.)
  • Two (2) hour rental/$35. Available 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m. rental must be on the water by 3:00 p.m.)
  • All day rental/$50.
  • All boat rentals include shuttle service.
  • Shuttle service is available for personal boats at $5/per boat

Paddle Equipment Waiver Form