Harbison State Forest is located along the Broad River in Columbia.
The state legislature decided to move the state capital from Charleston to near the geographic center of the state.
Two hiking/bike trails at Harbison State Forest provide access to the river.
The trail at Riverfront Park and Historic Columbia Canal runs on the east side of the Broad River for about 2 miles.
Significant rapids begin downstream of the I-26 bridge. A portage trail begins in the power line right-of-way just upstream of Mill Race Rapids on river right. There are two public boat landings on the upper end of the lower Saluda River -- one is the south bank of the river off Corley Mill Road (Lexington side) and the other across the river off Bush River Road.
Also, the Saluda Shoals Park, a 240-acre Regional park, will be developed just below the Bush River Road landing.