Santee Canal Canoe
The Old Santee Canal Canoe Trail is a short, easy trip of
approximately two miles through the 250-acre Old Santee Canal
Park near Moncks
Corner. The park preserves remnants of an early 19th century diversion
canal engineered so ships could pass from the Santee to Cooper rivers.
Today, you can boat directly through the southernmost stretches of the
30-foot wide, 5.5-foot deep canal for a relaxing day trip. Old Santee
Canal is a beautiful waterside collection of giant cypress, tupelo and
limestone outcrops. In addition, you’ll float past wild rice fields
and possibly catch a glimpse of an otter, beaver, or alligator. The
park interpretive center describes the colorful history (for instance,
why it was closed in the 1850s) and geology of the canal.
Approximately two miles one way
0-6 years of age free, 7-64 years of age $3 per person,
and 65 and older $2 per person. Canoes may be rented for $3 a half-hour.
is at the Interpretive Center, and there are “tie-up” points
within the park, but canoes cannot be taken out. From Moncks Corner,
drive northeast on US 52 Bypass for approximately one mile and turn
right onto Stony Landing Road (Berkeley County S-8-1243). Park at the
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
There is no camping available in Old Santee Canal Park.
Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner, SC
29461. Telephone: 843-899-5200.
Updated: October 21, 2005
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