Rocky Shoals Spider Lily

Landsford Canal State Park is home to the world’s largest population of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies. These beautiful flowers bloom each year along the Catawba River and can be viewed from the park from May through mid-June. A 1.5-mile, round trip hike down the Canal Trail takes you to an overlook where the spider lilies can be best viewed.

Lily Watch Update

June 15, 2023

Sadly, the lilies are no longer in full bloom. Probably about ten percent. There will still be some sparse flowers until around august, but for the most part the main bloom is over.  Come see them next year, or just come see us at Landsford any day of the year!

June 9, 2023

Unfortunately, the lilies are past their peak; however they still in bloom! We are still at about 75% bloom and they are still looking beautiful  Plan a visit to Landsford Canal soon.

June 1, 2023

Recent storms and rain have damaged the lilies some.  We are hoping they continue to recover over the next week, but we are nearing the end of peak season and transitioning into past-peak. Hurry out before they are gone for 2023!

May 25, 2023

The lilies remain at full bloom.  Some pending rain and storms predicted to come through this weekend may interrupt some of the bloom, but the flowers should recover quickly.  Come see us and these beautiful lilies before the season is over!

May 19, 2023

Lilies are at 100% bloom and looking great! Make sure you make a trip out to Landsford soon to see them this season!

May 11, 2023

As of today, the lilies are at about 50% bloom, and are looking good.  The lilies are right on schedule with anticipated peak bloom just around the corner.  Please check back next week for another Lily Watch Update.

May 2, 2023

We wanted to keep you updated on our peak lily season through these progress reports. Good news!  We had our first bloom recently! Don’t panic, the lilies appear to be right on schedule with anticipated peak bloom around the last two weeks of May through the first two weeks of June. These updates will run through what we estimate as 100% full peak of these magnificent plants. So for today's update we estimate around .01% bloom! They will start picking up in bloom numbers in the next few weeks so check back with us weekly to see how they are looking.

Lilyfest 2023

Lilyfest will be held on May 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Click here to learn more!  

The festival will include: scheduled nature hikes, 20+ vendors, snow cone truck, coffee truck, bbq truck, music on the porch and the landsford VR experience!  Don't miss it!

More Information  

Hours of operation: daylight until dark, daily.

Admission: $6 adults; $3.75 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3.50 child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.

Remember, you can purchase the ALL Park Passport at the park or online for unlimited admission during lily season and special savings!  Contact the park for more information.