I love Saluda Shoals. If you are on vacation and need a place to run/bike/exercise then this is your place. Bikers are respectful of runners if you are on a path. I do some marathon training here. I also take my dog with me. There is a dog park but you need a code to prove membership. It is about $5 per car to get in. If you brought a kayak, there is a kayake launch too. The scenery is absolutely wonderful and there are both paved and unpaved trails. There is plenty of seating for picnics too. Whether you want a lawn to lay a blanket down, or a picnic table for a big family, Saluda Shoals has it all! Also if you have a youngin, they have a splash pad to run around on. I love visiting here!