Gervais Street Bridge

Tubing on the Congaree River - August 6, 2011

Tubing on our rivers has become a very popular pastime.  So when “little friends” from North Carolina were visiting the Congaree Riverkeeper, that’s what we decided to do.  Tyler and Tristine tubed down the Congaree River for the first time last Saturday.  A short trip was planned, because we weren’t

A Riverbank History of the Midlands: The Congaree, Broad and Saluda Rivers

As is often the case with places, Columbia’s history is tied inextricably to its landscape, and more specifically its rivers. Serving as the highways of the day, South Carolina’s rivers provided ready access to an inland wilderness. Lowcountry Rivers led inland to the fall line, the area where the piedmont meets the coastal plain; an area that is characterized by the rapids and shoals of the Congaree, Broad and Saluda. It is a landscape of rivers, flood plain swamps and hardwood bluffs. These rivers tell a history of our state and our capital, Columbia.