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Lower Saluda River

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Lower Saluda River

The Saluda Scenic River (commonly known as the "Lower Saluda") is recognized as an outstanding recreational river. The tailrace waters from Lake Murray Reservoir provide a cold water fishery and varying river flows for recreational boating. Popular activities on the Lower Saluda includes fishing for trout and striped bass, whitewater and flatwater paddling, and tube floating. The proximity of this river to the Columbia metro area makes it stand out among paddling opportunities in the state.

The ten-mile section of the Saluda River in Lexington and Richland Counties, from below Lake Murray Dam to the confluence with the Lower Broad River, was designated a State Scenic River in 1991. More information about the Lower Saluda River can be found here

Adjacent Waterways: downstream, Broad River and Congaree River

Suggested Trips (2)

Featured trips for this waterway showing difficulty (circles) and current runnability status (squares). .

(Credit: Palmetto Outdoors)
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