Our Mission


Save Our Saluda's mission is to protect and restore the Upper Saluda Watershed. We strive to educate the community and increase awareness of the watershed, water resource issues, and the need to help protect our rivers. We advocate for clean water and sustainable flows, and seek effective solutions to threats facing the Saluda River and its tributaries in cooperation with partnering organizations and volunteers.

CONTACT US for more information or to volunteer.

We depend on memberships, donations, and grants to sustain our advocacy, education, and conservation efforts. You can help by becoming a member and making a tax-deductible contribution today.

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Water Quality

Click here for links to the South Carolina Watershed Atlas, Saluda-Reedy Watershed Consortium reports, the Reedy River Water Quality Group, and South Carolina Adopt-A-Stream.


More Info


Interactive Watershed Map

The Upper Saluda Watershed Map is an interactive tool for exploring the watershed and river system through digital navigation and activation of data/information layers. Click here for instructions and a tutorial video.


View Map



What is a Watershed?

Everyone in the world lives in a watershed.

Watch this short video to learn more.


image Photo Courtesy of Michael Sheehan

Information & Resources

Find links to water resources information, educational materials, and other watershed management organizations.




Fishing & Swimming

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.


image Photo Courtesy of Michael Sheehan

Places of Interest

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.