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Discover: Saluda Shoals Park

January 2, 2019

5605 Bush River Road OR 6071 St. Andrews Road

Open 7 Days a Week | 803-772-1228 | Website

Arguably the finest park in the Greater Columbia area, Saluda shoals offers something for everyone. January and February weather rides a roller coaster: one day it might be 40 degrees in the afternoon, and the next it might be 65. So, on days when you’re looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors, visit Saluda Shoals Park in the St. Andrews – Irmo area.


Whether walking, running, or bicycling, the trails at Saluda Shoals take you along the banks of the Saluda River, and through forest parklands. Many are paved including the popular Greenway Trail. Men’s, women’s, and youth-sized Cruiser bicycles are available for rent from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm everyday.

Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Canoes, single kayaks, and tandem kayaks are available for rent daily from 9 am – 5 pm. this is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Saluda River. Rentals include all necessary equipment. Conversely, visitors can bring their own vessel. Call 803-213-2050 for more info, or to check river conditions.

Barking Lot Dog Park

Owners of well-mannered canines who enjoy a good romp have access to a fenced-in, off-leash area for their pets. The Barking Lot features three small bone shaped pools for dogs to cool off in during the hot summer months, and a gazebo for owners to relax in. Fee and documents required.

Picnic Shelters

Saluda Shoals Park has six picnic shelters available for rental. EAch includes lights, ceiling fans, electricity, grills, water, and proximity to restrooms and lighted parking. Your party can add features like a volleyball net or horseshoe pit, and charter the Saluda Shoals Park Train by the hour. Call Angie Senn at 803-213-2053 for information or to make a reservation.

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