Landsford Canal State Park

2051 Park DR

Catawba, SC 29704

Get Directions

Phone: (803) 789-5800

City: Catawba

Region: Midlands

Visit Website Visit Website

Landsford Canal State Park

A broad river, rich history and rare, hardy wildflowers come together at Landsford Canal State Park.

Stretched along the Catawba River along the South Carolina fall line, the park is home to the well-preserved remains of the canal system that made the river commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835. Locks, a mill site and the lockkeeper’s home are among the numerous intact structures from that era.

Out in the river is one of the largest known stands of rocky shoals spider lilies, tough plants that hang tight in the swift water and bloom spectacularly in a huge blanket of white in late May and early June. An easy-to-walk trail along the river leads to a viewing deck.

This crossable spot on the river (that’s what a ford is, of course) also played a role in the Revolutionary War, as both British and American troops under Cornwallis and Sumter crossed here before and after pivotal battles.

Fishing, picnicking, nature watching (including the resident pair of bald eagles) and studying the canal structures and the interpretive signage all are favorite activities at this park in the Piedmont.

You might also like:

JoJo's Backyard BBQ
Coast

Lancaster

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
JoJo's is a country themed BBQ restaurant located in beautiful Buford, SC, with the soul dedication to serving the best Carolina style BBQ. All BBQ is hickory smoked, tender, fall-off-the-bone, finger lickin' delicious.
Visit York County
Coast

Rock Hill

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
York County, SC - a destination offering big city amenities in a warm, friendly environment known for its hospitality, outdoor offerings, history and culture. From dramatic dinner theater and musical performances to thrill rides and water slides, York...
Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church
Coast

Chester

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
This Presbyterian congregation is believed to have first organized c. 1752. The present building dates from 1785 and was enclosed in brick in 1958. The remains of colonial era settlers and veterans from all our country's major wars are buried in the...
Motel 6-Rock Hill
Coast

Rock Hill

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
Easy interstate access; near Winthrop University, Carowinds, Historic Brattonsville; truck and camper parking. Pets allowed free. Formerly Econo Lodge
Chester First Baptist Church
Coast

Chester

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
Founded in 1836, this is the first church formed in the city of Chester.
Accommodation
Coast

Rock Hill

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
Shopping center and bowling lanes nearby,easy Interstate access.