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Old Santee Canal State Park

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Address: 900 Stony Landing Rd, Moncks Corner, SC 29461-2944
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+1 843-899-5200
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

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This was the first time we went...always go to James island...now a new tradition will be the lights at Santee Canal State Park and dinner at Barony House..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Summerville, South Carolina

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Summerville, South Carolina
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time we went...always go to James island...now a new tradition will be the lights at Santee Canal State Park and dinner at Barony House..

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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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250 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice trail system, great way to spend the afternoon strolling around. Easy walk - not strenuous, but very scenic. Nice small museum. Very enjoyable

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Columbia, South Carolina
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a rainy day in December for a hike along the trails of the park. Being from a mountainous area, I was pleased to see some texture along the trails, not challenging, but not completely flat either. The trails are decently maintained, with a few loose boards going across the swampier parts. There are little lookout points with... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Tail Race Canal is the first canal built in America. After discussing the history of the canal, I found out two of my uncles helped with the construction. Many African Americans lost their land through imminent domain to build the canal.

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Durham, North Carolina
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1,302 reviews
811 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 908 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Children under 7 are free, 7 to 64 is $3, and 65 and over is $2. You get a lot for this small cost: Berkeley County Museum, Interpretive Center, Stony Landing Plantation, canal walk, river walk, tails, picnic area, and a playground. The park sits on 195 acres. The construction of the canal began in 1793 and was being used... More 

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Saint Stephen
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We went out for a light hike. $3 admission is hard to beat! Hiking trails looked as though they hadn't been traveled in some time....huge rotting tree fallen in path. But was a nice, easy 2 hour hike and board walk through the area. Did not see as much wildlife as we have on previous visits, only one gater, two... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The perfect place for a lowcountry hike, picnic, stroll near the water, learning about nature and history. This park is a gem. The staff are helpful and knowledgable. Perfect place for a family or group of friends to relax in a natural setting. Don't miss the canoes which are the perfect way to watch wildlife in the canal.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Being from Ohio, we were not sure if a park (non-ocean) would be interesting. It was! Had a very pleasant walk through this park - saw an alligator and other wildlife. The boardwalks are very sturdy & well-maintained. The information center is spacious and full of interesting photos. It has a huge screen for videos. The head ranger was attentive... More 

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El Centro
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Kid, Grammie, and dog friendly. Fabulous little museum with taxidermy wildlife, beautiful swampy trails, and a perfect wedding venue on the economical side....

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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167 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

My son and I visited the Old Santee Canal Park. Very nice board walk, especially through the wetlands area. $3 to get in and only about 30 minute drive from Goose Creek. Well worth an afternoon outing.

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Thank Whitney S

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