Saluda Shoals Park Programs and Activities

Paddle Programs

Sunset on the Shoals 2019

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 River Overlook. Take home a complimentary Saluda Shoals Park wine glass to commemorate the evening. Ages 21 & up.  Click here to register.

  • 2019 Dates:  June 28, July 9, August 30, September 10
  • Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. - Meet at Saluda Shoals Park
  • Fee: $37 per person
  • Contact: Lindsay Hudson at 213-2062 or lhudson@icrc.net
Paddle and Pint 2019

Paddle the Lower Saluda River surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife. Enjoy the views, have fun, and meet new friends. After an hour on the water, sample delicious craft beers at the River Overlook. Ages 21 and up.  Click here to register.

  • 2019 Dates: May 31, June 11, July 26, August 13, September 27
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Fee: $37 per person
  • Contact: Lindsay Hudson at 213-2062 or lhudson@icrc.net
Private Guided Canoe and Kayak Trips

Book an exciting private guided river trip and see nature at its best. (For groups 5 or larger.) The trip last approximately three hours and includes a brief paddle instruction before launching the boats. Enjoy interpretation of the surrounding area along the way with a possible stop at Corley Island before arriving at the Lower Boat Ramp take out. All equipment and the return shuttle service are included. For more booking information please contact Josh Brewton at 803-213-2056 or at jbrewton@icrc.net.

Fitness Programs

Yoga

 This 75 minute, all-levels gentle flow yoga class mixes mindfulness, breath and movement to help you better prepare the heart and mind for rest.  This class is suitable for both those new to yoga and those experienced in their practice.  Bring/wear movement conducive clothing and a mat.  This class is held at Saluda Shoals Park Environmental Education Center.  If the weather is nice, class can be moved outside to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

  • Ages 16 and up
  • Mondays, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
  • $10 per session

Tube Rentals

Enjoy a relaxing trip down river on one of our premium river tubes. This journey is approximately two hours long and includes a shuttle back to your vehicle. Tubes are available seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., weather and river conditions permitting. $10/Tube; $5/daily parking fee applies. Ages 5–Adult

Bike Rentals

Men's, women's and youth sized Cruiser bicycles are available for rent at Saluda Shoals Park from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday-Saturday. Bicycle rentals include all necessary equipment. All bicycles and equipment must be returned by 5:00 p.m. for check in by park staff. Pay all rental fees in the Environmental Education Center.

Fees
  • 1-hour rental: $5
  • Half Day (4 hours): $15
  • Full Day (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.): $25
  • Daily parking fees apply

For more information call 213-2053 on weekdays or 213-2050 on the weekends.

Summer Camps

Critter Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp, Kayak Camp, Fishing Camp, Tennis Camp and Bricks 4 Kidz Engineering Camps are offered at Saluda Shoals Park throughout the summer. For details check out our  2019 Summer Camp Guide.   To register or for further inquiry call 803-213-2055. 

X-Plorer Packs

Explore the many habitats at Saluda Shoals Park! Pick up an X-Plorer Pack at the Environmental Education Center! It's filled with fun seasonal nature activities. X-Plorer Packs are available for checkout on a first-come, first served basis. Drivers ID's are required to borrow packs and no registration necessary. Packs include: Field guides, magnifying glass, binoculars, and seasonal nature activities. Begin your adventure today!

Guided Nature Walks

Take a walk through Saluda Shoal's many habitats and trails guided by a park ranger.  Learn about the unique plants and animals that call the park home.  Educational content can be adjusted to any age level.

  • Maximum: 20
  • Fee: $35

Call Zach Pensa at 803-213-2057 for information or to make a reservation for any program listed.

Rudy's Junior Rangers

Get your Rudy's Junior Ranger book at the Environmental Education Center and complete a total of six activities to become a Junior Ranger at Saluda Shoals Park.

  • Fee: $35.00 per 10 participants.

Scout Workshops and Programs

Saluda Shoals Park offers workshops to help Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts learn about nature and earn badges. Several different programs are offered at each age group for both Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts that discuss plants, animals, and their environments. Explore the links below for more information.