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The park office will be closed on Tuesday, June 11. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Want to know the current status of the spider lilies? Visit our spider lily page for weekly updates!

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Daylight until dark, daily.


11 a.m. - noon, daily

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$6/adult 16 years and older; $3.75/S.C. senior; $3.50/child ages 6-15; ages 5 & under free.

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Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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Landsford Canal State Park


History & Interpretation

  • Programs and Guided Tours: Seasonal guided canoe trips, nature hikes and self-guided history tours are offered at the park. Check the programs and events listing of this website or contact the park for more information.

  • Burial Sites and Cemeteries: An old, stone-walled cemetery is located on adjacent property owned by the SC Dept. of Natural Resources. Please contact the park for more information.

  • Native American History: A Daughters of the American Revolution marker is located on the park and marks the area as a historic and prehistoric ford crossing, that Native Americans used to cross the river also.

  • Revolutionary War History: The Lands Ford crossing was also used during the Revolutionary War. Both British and American troops under Cornwallis and Sumter crossed here before and after pivotal battles.

  • Revolutionary War: Yes
  • Civil War History: Lands Ford was also documented as being used during the Civil War. Some of Sherman's troops crossed at this location.

  • National Register of Historic Places: Yes
  • Designation: The canal and associated structures were listed in the National Register on December 3, 1969.

  • When & How PRT Acquired: In 1970 , 194 acres in Chester County were donated by Duke Power Company (now Duke Energy). In 1989, 44 adjoining acres were acquired by land trade. In 1998, 210 acres were purchased in Lancaster County from Crescent Resources.


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