Palmetto Outdoor

West Columbia Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team promotes safer eco-tourism on the Congaree River 

The recreational use of the Congaree River has been a major benefit to West Columbia, especially in the summer months. River outfitters conduct tubing trips down the river and many of those tubers exit the river at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park. The river as an eco-tourism attraction means that many more users are in […]


Summer ends soon, but you can still enjoy West Columbia

The first week of August is behind us, but you still have time to enjoy one last blast of summer fun. “We’re putting people in the water seven days a week, and we will be until Labor Day,” said Michael Mayo. He owns Palmetto Outdoor, the outfitter that conducts tubing trips on the Congaree River, […]


Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships Saturday on the river

The 22nd Annual Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships is at noon this Saturday Jan 8.It’s at the Saluda Riverwalk, downtown Columbia. The Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships Saturday is fierce kayak competition on the river to win cash prizes! Kayakers love this one, whether they participate or enjoy from the sidelines! Bierkeller and food trucks […]