Located along the Saluda River is the Saluda Shoals Park, a haven for people who wish to commune with the different elements of the environment. This 400-acre South Carolina natural park features a wide array of amenities which continue to attract thousands and thousands of visitors. Saluda Shoals Park features River Observation Deck, where people can revel in the picturesque riverside view. There are also Picnic Shelters where friends can eat amidst the beauty of the park. People who want to traverse the river course of the park can start at the Boat/Kayak/Canoe Ramp and Launch. Those who wish to explore the diverse fauna and flora in the park can follow the paved and unpaved trails in the park, which are perfect for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. Kids, on the other hand, can enjoy the amenities at the Saluda Splash Water Playground and Wetland Reserve. Aside from the various activities visitors can do in the Saluda Shoals Park, there is also a 11,000-square-foot bit Exhibit Hall and Environmental Education Center where they can learn more about nature and the different animals they can see in the park. There is also a 10,000-square-foot wide River Center conference facility where visitors can hold their meetings and symposiums.