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Saluda Shoals Park

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Address: 5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-2611
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+1 803-731-5208

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Spectacular park

Took a ride to this park to walk our doggy. After paying the $5 entrance fee we parked at the canoe launch site and walked the green trail along the Saluda River. We took the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brunswick, Georgia
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Brunswick, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a ride to this park to walk our doggy. After paying the $5 entrance fee we parked at the canoe launch site and walked the green trail along the Saluda River. We took the paved option as there is poison ivy in the area. The trail is 2.25 miles long and has great views of the river. We can't... More 

Thank loadmanrr
lexington, s.c.
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is amazing--boating,bikes,waking trails, dog areas,fishing name it and you can do it on a small budget, has a small musum, wedding area, I go all the time with my two small dogs

Thank Robert B
White Oak, South Carolina
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152 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to the park a few times each time I have been pleased, the park is well kept and the staff are nice.

Thank Troy803
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80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to do trails. We couldn't necessarily follow the map but we ended up Geocaching instead. The park was idyllic. A lovely day out.

Thank Susan S
Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to go there because the kid's private school held a test there in the meeting halls. Hung around, had a picnic and even went fishing. Explored, talked to people walking their dogs. Was pretty nice. Water park for the kiddies. Get food from restaurants on the way in or out.

Thank yankeefan4257
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park. Attended a work outing there in the summer. Rented bikes with friends and rode on the trails by the river in the fall. Visited again in December for the Christmas lights. Lots to offer in any season.

1 Thank Marcia W
West Columbia, South Carolina
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69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being from the area I have always enjoyed coming to this park. My most recent visit was with my teenage daughter for a nice spring bike ride. The park has plenty of paved paths that take you through the wooded areas next to the Saluda River. The ride is not difficult as we saw many families with younger riders. The... More 

1 Thank Coach_Que
Providence, United States
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

South Carolina does not have a of sidewalks, or really anywhere to exercise outdoors. Saluda Shoals is right on the side of the Saluda River. It is a 3 mile paved walking path that's great for an out and back run! Theres also small walking trails that fork off of the main trail. In the summer there is a splash... More 

Thank Taia M
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The view was breath taking. This resturant has two locations. We had dinner at the one on the lake. It was amazing. We had a good waitress who recited the specials from memory. She was attentive to our needs without us asking. The frozen drinks and entrees she recommended were great. Seeing the sunset from the wrap around patio was... More 

2 Thank Denise M
Columbia, SC
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159 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Lot's of fun seasonal activities, a nice slice of river and an attractive park with walking trails makes Saluda Shoals a great destination. I can also recommend the River Center there for receptions, meetings or retreats. It could comfortably accommodate 150-200 or so people, it's fully accessible for the physically challenged and is an attractive setting for people to gather.

Thank DugRau

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