Old Santee Canal Park

900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner SC 29461
Phone: (843) 899-5200


Opened in 1989, the 195-acre park commemorates the building of the first true canal in America and showcases the area’s extensive history and habitat. Among its attractions are the Stony Landing House, built-in 1843, and four miles of boardwalks that meander through the quiet backwaters of Biggin Creek and its surrounding swamp. The park’s centerpiece is its Interpretive Center which chronicles the area’s history as far back as 4000 B.C. Beyond its historical offerings, the park has become a popular destination for bird watchers, hikers, paddlers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

“Take Your Time, Enjoy the Trails, and Don’t Forget the Museum! Visited this park recently on a trip to SC. Loved the trails and the look-out points throughout. The miles trails are well marked, and on the day I visited, there were very few people there, so felt as if we had the trails to ourselves. Beautiful views over the Cooper River. We were also lucky enough to spot some lovely birds and even a baby alligator. Some of the trails are over dirt and wooded areas, while others are on a boardwalk built for easier walking. However, the latter can be a bit slippery when wet, so wear appropriate shoes. We also saw a family taking out canoes for a ride, which is another nice way to see this park. Also on the premises is the Berkeley Museum. If you do go, give yourself plenty of time here, as there is a wealth of local information and a lot of reading to do (but it is all well worth it!). The museum tells the story of 12,000 years of the region’s history. Exhibits and artifacts focus on General Francis Marion, the Civil War, early medicine in the region, early education and so much more. Again, it is worth devoting a good deal of time to this museum for an understanding of the history of the local region. Here we also met Judy, who works at the museum and who shared information about the region as well and was very helpful to us regarding our visit.”

Barbara C.

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