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Saluda Shoals Park

5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-2611
+1 803-731-5208
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The annual pass is a bargain

This park is a treasure, and the annual pass is bargain priced at just $45. I love this place and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Columbia, South Carolina
Awesome park!

Great park for families to gather. Nice shaded playground for kids, right by the water play area... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Meng T
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“splash pad” (19 reviews)
“walking trails” (13 reviews)
5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-2611
+1 803-731-5208
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is a treasure, and the annual pass is bargain priced at just $45. I love this place and visit often, sometimes only to take a short walk or just sit by the river and enjoy nature. The timing of a visit matters. I...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Great park for families to gather. Nice shaded playground for kids, right by the water play area. Plenty of shelter to reserve for group celebration. Nice public restrooms. Great river for fishing various fish such as bass and trout. Friendly staff and very helpful. Reasonably...More

Thank Meng T
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We visited the Saluda Shoals Park during Christmas time. The Park was well illuminated due to Christmas lighting. We enjoyed driving through the park in the evening and then walked around to watch the musical lighting show.

Thank schroff
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Saluda Shoals Park has miles of multi-use trails for biking, skating and hiking (no motor vehicles allowed). Some run along the river, with benches placed where you can stop and enjoy the atmosphere. There are shelters and bicycles for rent, fishing areas, a dog park...More

Thank EmpressOfIrmo
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Found the Shoals Park by research of River Tube possibilities online. Phoned and spoke with polite attendant to verify and inquire about River Tube. Went with a friend on a hot Thursday for the 3pm tube trip. plays of interest. After a $5.00 payment for...More

Thank Noble M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I am visiting for training for 2 weeks so I have been scouting out nice, interesting places to go on my daily run. I enjoyed this park. There was plenty of parking, it was easy to get in and out of and the walking trails...More

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Chose this park, never having been there, from over 300 miles away. We could not have been more pleased! we arrived early in the day. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the Splash Pad, the river access...cold!...and the Environmental Education center. The...More

Thank grammie2006
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a nice park near the Lake Murray Dam. You can spend a day with family or friends outdoors on walking trails, riding bikes, inline skating or on the water with a kayak or canoe. There ware various picnic areas and children playgrounds. Plenty...More

Thank RA_Travel_5
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This park is easily accessible to me as I live about 2 miles away. There is something for everyone at this park, even the dog as there is a "Bark Park"'. There are many special activities throughout the year. The Christmas lights display should not...More

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We visit there to kayak, see the Christmas lights and to take a picnic. Tremendous value with the drive through Christmas lights. They flow the traffic as to slow delays. You can get out of the car for Hot Chocolate, roasted s'mores, and the slide....More

Thank G3316GWbenjaminm
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29 July 2016|
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Response from Teresa C | Reviewed this property |
My apologies for the delay... If you look up RIVER CENTER AT SALUDA SHOALS PARK, there are photos posted for your review. My most recent photos from a retirement party are mostly family shots with little background view...
Kim S
18 December 2015|
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Response from GlowNeumann | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a dog park but there is a fee. Just went to see the lights last night and as always it was a wonderful experience. Tips: Go early...be in line by 5:30 or 6 to avoid long lines and wait. Entrance fee has been... More
Shelley F
7 December 2015|
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Response from KarenCarolinaGirl | Reviewed this property |
Daily Admission Car or mini-van: $5 12+ passenger van: $7 Bus: $11 Saluda Splash Wristbands: $3 each; Seasonal, Open 9:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m.