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LANDSFORD CANAL, SC

This 460-acre park includes historic ruins of canal-culverts, stone bridges, locks, a historic mill site and a lockkeepers house, which contains interpretive exhibits about the canal system in South Carolina. The rocky shoals on the Catawba River are home to one of the world'&...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Aug 23 2015   Later Dates

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Landsford Canal's buisiest season is around the peak bloom of the rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies, which occurs from around the second weekend in May to around the middle of June. 20 acres of this plant bloom at once, covering the river in a blanket of white. The viewing area is a 3/4-mile walk (one-way) down the historic canal trail. This is a day-use park. Park hours are 9AM - 6PM year-round. The park must be vacated by 6PM. Office hours are 11 AM to noon. Canoeing / kayaking is very popular during April to September. This section of river is class 1-2, it is moving water with many rocks and some small rapids. First-time boaters should check in with a ranger or call ahead for boating information. Water levels are dam-controlled and can change rapidly.
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Landsford Community Building 75 Accessible
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water
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Landsford Picnic Shelter 24 Accessible
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water
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This 460-acre park includes historic ruins of canal-culverts, stone bridges, locks, a historic mill site and a lockkeepers house, which contains interpretive exhibits about the canal system in South Carolina. The rocky shoals on the Catawba River are home to one of the world''s largest populations of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies. The park offers picnicking facilities and a hiking trail.

Booking Window

Community Building

Fri Sep 26 2014 - Sun Aug 23 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

Picnic Shelter

Fri Sep 26 2014 - Sun Aug 23 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Archeological Sites
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Cultural Activities
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing River
  • Geological Formations
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Kayaking
  • Kiosk
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Meeting Space
  • Museum
  • Nature Study
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Nature
  • Programs, Recreational
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Restrooms
  • River
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shelters
  • Telephone
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Walking
  • Water Access, River / Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 10 Miles
  • Emergency Services
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Reservoir
  • Retail, Bait and Tackle
  • Town
Less Than 20 Miles
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
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Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.78, -80.88139
34°46'48"N, 80°52'53"W

Landsford Canal is 15 miles west of Lancaster off US 21. From Columbia: take I-77 north to exit 65 to Highway 9. Turn right and travel 2 miles to Highway 223. Turn left on Highway 223 and travel 9 miles to Highway 21. Turn left and travel 2 miles to the State Park sign. Turn right and the park's entrance is on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LANDSFORD CANAL
2051 Park Drive
Catawba  SC  29704

Phone Number:

Information:  (803)789-5800
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