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Saluda Shoals Park

5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-2611
+1 803-731-5208
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Amazing, affordable park!

This park is amazing and incredibly affordable. We didn't do much hiking with our toddler, but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Miranda L
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Christmas lights was wonderful

It had been a long time since we had come to the shoals for Christmas lights. What a wonderful... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Elizabeth C
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Columbia
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“splash pad” (20 reviews)
“walking trails” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-2611
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+1 803-731-5208
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"christmas lights"
in 26 reviews
"splash pad"
in 20 reviews
"walking trails"
in 14 reviews
"light show"
in 6 reviews
"environmental center"
in 5 reviews
"rented bikes"
in 4 reviews
"canoe launch"
in 2 reviews
"covered picnic"
in 2 reviews
"off road"
in 2 reviews
"bike ride"
in 5 reviews
"walk along the river"
in 2 reviews
"public restrooms"
in 2 reviews
"great christmas"
in 3 reviews
"lake murray"
in 5 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 3 reviews
"special activities"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is amazing and incredibly affordable. We didn't do much hiking with our toddler, but there was still plenty to do and see. We did walk along some of the paved trails and they were big enough for a stroller. The environmental center is...More

1  Thank Miranda L
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

It had been a long time since we had come to the shoals for Christmas lights. What a wonderful surprise! We thoroughly enjoyed it all, there was so much more & the lights were fantastic!

Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

We went to festival in early December of 2017. It was our first time there. We loved it and will make it a regular trip from the Charlotte area to go down. The SC December weather was comparatively mild. We loved the walking trails and...More

Thank B W
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

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

1  Thank Citallwic
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Reviewed January 6, 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

1  Thank Meng T
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Reviewed December 31, 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
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Reviewed December 14, 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

1  Thank EmpressOfIrmo
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Reviewed September 22, 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

1  Thank Noble M
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Reviewed August 30, 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

3  Thank Amber S
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Reviewed August 28, 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

1  Thank grammie2006
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SSP-me
February 23, 2018|
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Response from Citallwic | Reviewed this property |
Saluda Shoals Park has no camping facilities that I am aware of.
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velecia23
July 28, 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...
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Kim S
December 17, 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
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