Millrace Rapids

Millrace Rapids

Millrace Rapids is a popular kayaking playspot, located on the Lower Saluda River in Columbia, South Carolina.


The rapids are a result of the Saluda River running over the remains of a twice-dynamited coffer dam.


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Events and Competitions

  • Millrace Massacre and Iceman Competition

Safety Concerns

Because the lower Saluda is flow-controlled by a hydroelectric dam (operated by SCANA), the water level can change rapidly. There is a warning system in place that consists of a series of sirens and strategically placed markers.

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