Riverbanks Zoo

Riverbanks Zoo to block access to Saluda River from its parking lot


Earlier today the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden released a statement describing their plans to erect a fence that will prevent the public from accessing the Saluda River from their parking lot.  Below is a portion of that statement:

Saluda River Access at Riverbanks Zoo

Last week Congaree Riverkeeper met with Riverbanks Zoo administration to discuss the issue of river access and the zoo parking lot.  The zoo laid out their plan, the basic components of which are already in place.  The zoo will place a movable barricade somewhere in the upper end of the parking lot allowing parking for that day’s projected visitors.  As long as we park within the approved area and not beyond the barricade river users will be allowed to park in the zoo parking lot and can access the river from there.  Keep in mind these parking spac

Joint Statement Regarding Saluda River Access