Landsford Canal State Park

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Landsford Canal State Park
Landsford Canal Stone Lock.JPG
Old Lock at Southern end of the canal
Nearest city Chester, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°47′19″N 80°52′43″W / 34.78861°N 80.87861°W / 34.78861; -80.87861Coordinates: 34°47′19″N 80°52′43″W / 34.78861°N 80.87861°W / 34.78861; -80.87861
Area 448 acres (181.3 ha)
Camp sites None
Hiking trails Interpretative Canal Trail
Other information Picnic shelters, bird watching, canoeing, fishing

Landsford Canal State Park is a South Carolina (USA) state park located in Chester County, two miles (3.2 km) from US 21. The 448-acre (1.81 km2) park contains the ruins of the Landsford Canal built to bypass rapids on the Catawba River using slave labor between 1820 and 1825. The coming of the railroad caused the canal to be abandoned. The former lock keeper's house contains an interpretive museum. In addition to the canal, visitors also can see one of the largest remaining stands of Hymenocallis coronaria, the Shoals spider-lily, that grows in the shoals of the river, and blooms from mid-May to mid-June.[1] The park offers hiking, picnicking, boating and fishing.

Landsford Canal Lock Keeper's House


  1. ^ Markwith, Scott H.; Scanlon, Michael J. (May 11, 2006). "Multiscale analysis of Hymenocallis coronaria (Amaryllidaceae) genetic diversity, genetic structure, and gene movement under the influence of unidirectional stream flow". American Journal of Botany. Botanical Society of America. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 

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