Riverfront Park Eclipse Viewing

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Riverfront Park Eclipse Viewing

August 21


Spend your Total Solar Eclipse afternoon in one of our city’s most beautiful green spaces. Riverfront Park features 2.5 miles of shaded trail on the embankment between the Broad River and the Columbia Canal, plus a paved loop trail through the riparian forest. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; Park Ranger can tell you about the history of the canal and the vintage buildings beside it.

An additional park entry is at the north end of Riverfront beside the Broad River Bridge: 4122 River Drive. This access point is beside the canal head gates, and has expansive views of the Diversion Dam and Broad River. There is unimproved river access at the north end suitable for canoes, kayaks and tubes.

Arrive early to select your spot- bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs, dress for the forecast and pack sunscreen and a refillable water bottle. Prepare to walk some distance between parking areas and viewing sites within the park.

Dogs are welcome, but must remain on leash. Alcohol is not permitted. Anyone planning to launch watercraft from the park (canoe, kayak, SUP or tube) must wear a USCG approved PFD (personal flotation device).


This event will be handing out free eclipse glasses to guests courtesy of the City of Columbia, S.C.! Glasses will be handed to guests starting at 10am. Guests can come claim their spots as early as 7am. Rangers will be on site to set up amenities at 9am. Guests are encouraged to bring their picnics, plenty of hydrating beverages, sun shades and patience!

Located at Riverfront Park in Columbia, S.C., hosted by City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department.


August 21
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Riverfront Park, Columbia
312 Laurel St.
Columbia, SC SC United States