Parks & RecreationTrails & Greenways

Saluda River Blue Trail City of Belton, SC

Project Overview

The Saluda River Blue Trail traverses from Saluda Lake in Pickens County, South Carolina to Lake Greenwood in Greenwood County, South Carolina. Covering over 60 miles, the Saluda River passes through historic textile communities, once providing valuable energy to power manufacturing mills.

Studio Main has been involved in the master planning of the Saluda River Blue Trail since 2010, planning portage points of the eight hydrodams, marketing and branding, and designing ADA accessible access points. In 2017, Studio Main master planned a new access point along Highway 247 in the City of Belton and was a successful recipient of the Duke Energy Water Resources Grant for $100,000.

Construction Documents were prepared for all site amenities including site vehicular access, ADA parking (car and truck/ trailer), pedestrian connections to the Saluda River, and an ADA kayak launch. Phase Two includes a boat launch, expanding parking for boat/trailers, picnic pavilion, and natural surface trails. Studio Main provided permitting with Anderson County Land Development, SCDOT, SCDHEC, and USACE.

“It is hard to overstate the importance of the Belton Landing project to our community. The facility serve will not only to improve river access and provide economic stimulus to the Belton area, but will also raise awareness to the fundamental importance of preserving our pristine natural resources.”— Representative Jay West, South Carolina House District Seven

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We create active and thriving communities through our unique “Main Street Approach” and “Handlebar Perspective.” Our proven comprehensive landscape architecture and city planning process is both simple and comprehensive.

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