Trip Report - Saluda River to the Lake Greenwood Dam, 2015

I like rivers; they start somewhere small and wander for miles flowing somewhere. The "somewhere" for the section of the Saluda River that forms the boundary between Newberry and Saluda counties is Lake Murray, which was created in 1930 when the river was damned to create a 50,000 acre reservoir. I love the part of the Saluda River that forms the lake's headwaters; it's very accessible and beckons you to follow it upstream. If you start, like I did, at Blacks Bridge outside Prosperity, with your destination being the Buzzard's Roost Dam at Lake Greenwood, it will take you approximately 22 river miles to meet that goal.

Text and photos by Rush Workman