Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia

4.7
#3 of 12 in Parks in Columbia
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

Playground
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  • Took the family here for a chance to see some cool trucks with the kids and enjoy the park on a Saturday morning. Park staff was friendly and helpful while the event staff was really good with kids an...  more »
  • I have held and attended multiple meetings and events at the River Center. The service and facilities are great! My family comes to the Christmas lights every year and it's a great event for kids and ...  more »
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  • We spent our time at the splash pad and had a great experience. Thus, this review focuses on the splash pad area. It wasn't busy (it was a Friday), and folks were pretty nice. I'd say there were probably ten to fifteen kids on the splash pad at any time ranging in age from about 2 or the low teens. The entire area was clean, and their were plenty of places to toss out a towel, blanket or chair and set up our own area. Most people were barefoot, and there were not any apparent hazards to this. All the equipment seemed to be in working order. It was nice to have seating, a playground, the splash pad, and bathrooms all in the same area. I didn't use the bathrooms myself, but my wife describes them as utilitarian and about the same as other park bathrooms. She did not report any specific negatives about the bathrooms, but did mention that changing areas were available. A life guard showed part of the way through our visit, which was nice. We paid about $5 for parking and $3 per adult for use of the splash pad. Not a bad deal at all.
  • Splash park is a great place to take the kids. There are many trails to walk and bike. You can also canoe and kayak.
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