Santee Lake and Locks Tour

Experience the engineering marvel that allows boat traffic to ascend or descend 75 feet between the Tailrace Canal and Lake Moultrie! Surround this experience by two nights in the beautiful cabins at scenic Santee State Park and you have the "Santee Locks and Lake Tour." You will check-in Monday after 3pm, then enjoy the evening at the park or visit the town of Santee.Tuesday we will carpool from Santee State Park to Gilligan's Restaurant on the Tailrace Canal in Monck's Corner, SC. This extraordinary boat-tour will include the locks experience and site-seeing on Lake Moultrie, the Tailrace Canal, and the Cooper River. This trip is 2 1/2- 3 hours of great fun. We expect to see a lot of wildlife. When we return, lunch is on your own if you want at Gilligan's Restaurant! Then we will carpool back to Santee State Park. You will return to the park early enough to see the sun set on Lake Marion and enjoy the evening relaxing in your cabin. Check out will be Wednesday morning before 10am. Cost: $250/participant single occupancy, $150/participant double occupancy or more, $60/day of only. Stay an extra night before or after the program for only $49.

Registration Deadline

October 15, 2017

Event Hours

Monday 4pm check-in, Tuesday 8:45 am drive to Gilligan's Restaurant in Moncks Corner for tour and optional lunch, check-out by 10am Thursday

Meeting Place

Check in at the Park Office after 3pm on Monday. We will carpool from Santee State Park on Tuesday morning.

What to Bring

Binoculars, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera, water bottle, and a snack if you want.


Stay an additional night at Santee cabin for only $49 (1 night before or 1 night after program)


$250/participant single occupancy, $150/participant double occupancy or more, $60/day of only