Floating the Saluda


Kyakers and tubers enjoy an outing on the Saluda River during the Saluda River Rally held over the weekend. The event was centered at the Dolly Cooper Sports Complex in Powdersville and featured 2.6-mile revolving paddle trips from the SC Kayak Fishing Club’s private access in Pickens County to the Dolly Cooper access and other activities.

Rally-goers enjoyed bluegrass music, local outdoor/recreation-based businesses, shuttle service, and food vendors. Sunday’s event featured a single 9-mile paddle from Powdersville to the Saluda River Grill in the Town of Piedmont, with shuttle service back to Powdersville. Luckily most of the participants were off the river when extreme weather hit the area Sunday evening.