Catawba River & Landsford Canal State Park
Juni 4, 2009
Landsford Canal is South Carolina’s best preserved 19th-century river canal. It is the uppermost of four canals constructed on the Catawba-Wateree river system from 1820-1835, to bypass the Catawba River rapids.
The 460 acre park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes historic ruins of canal-culverts, stone bridges, locks, an historic mill site and a lock-keeper’s house.
The site is also associated with the Revolutionary War, as both British and American troops under Lord Cornwallis and Thomas Sumter crossed the Land’s Ford before and after pivotal battles.
In addition this state park offers a spectacular natural show during May-June of each year. During this time, from mid May to mid June the rocky shoals of the Catawba River are covered with the worlds largest populations of rare rocky shoals spider lilies.
$2 for adults 16 and older, $1.25 for South Carolina seniors 65
2051 Park Drive, Catawba, SC
Landsford Canal State Park
© Flavia Westerwelle