Landsford Canal State Park
**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located at the park kiosk near the stone restroom building.
Stretched along the Catawba River on the South Carolina fall line, Landsford Canal State Park is home to the well-preserved remains of the canal system that made the river commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835.
The Catawba River is home to the largest known stand of the rocky shoals spider lily, a flower species found predominantly in the Southeast. Peak bloom season for the rocky shoals spider lily is during May and June.
Favorite activities in this Piedmont park include picnicking, nature watching and studying the canal structures. Fishing is permitted along the Catawba River, and a paddling trail runs through the park for canoes and kayaks.
Want more paddling? Check out the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail at Colleton State Park.
BY THE NUMBERS
of rocky shoals spider lilies that bloom from mid-May to mid-June in the Catawba River
mile Canal Trail where visitors can view the historic canal remains and rocky shoals spider lilies
picnic shelter near the Catawba River that is available for picnics and group gatherings
rustic, 1790 log cabin- home to the park store where you can buy unique Landsford Canal items
acres for you to explore filled with nature and history
months of eagle nesting season with the chance to see a bald eagle near their nest December- May