Landsford Canal  State Park
2051 Park DR | Catawba, SC 29704 | Phone: 803-789-5800 |
  • The Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies in the Catawba River
  • A Rocky Shoals Spider Lily at Landsford Canal State Park
  • The picnic area by the Catawba River at Landsford Canal
Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found at the park kiosk near the stone restroom building.
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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 lilly, 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.


  • Admission : $5/adult; $3.25/S.C. senior; $3/children 6-15, children under 6 free.
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Daylight until dark, daily.
  • Office Hours : 11 a.m. - noon, daily


  • Pets : 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.