Save Our Saluda works to protect and restore water resources in the Upper Saluda Watershed through environmental awareness and citizen action. We strive to educate ourselves and the public about our watershed and river issues. We monitor and identify threats facing the river and its tributaries and seek effective solutions. We advocate for clean and sustainable river flows, riparian protection, and public access to our waters.
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SOS works to identify threats to the river through monitoring and awareness. If you suspect a problem, please report it. If you have questions or need assistance, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Saluda River originates from its headwaters in the South Saluda near Table Rock, the Middle Saluda near Caesar’s Head and Jones Gap, and the North Saluda above Poinsett Reservoir. The three branches join above Saluda Lake and flow downstream to Lake Greenwood.
The Saluda River and its tributaries offer a range of opportunities for fishing and swimming, with easy, well defined access. Home to one third of all freshwater fish species found in South Carolina, the Saluda also serves as an outdoor classroom, providing unique hands-on ecology lessons for young and old alike.
From Class 1 casual flat water paddling to Class 4 advanced whitewater, the waters of the Saluda are accessible for kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding. SOS volunteers help maintain river access areas so everyone can experience the true beauty of the Saluda River firsthand.
With so many well managed trails from Caesar's Head to Jones Gap, the Saluda Watershed is a destination for outstanding hiking and sight-seeing. From a casual stroll in the woods to the rigorous multi-day backpacking adventure, there is something for everyone. Come discover the special places in Saluda River Watershed.