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“Neat little place that is a little out of the way from Charleston” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Santee Canal State Park

Old Santee Canal State Park
900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
843-899-5200
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Dorchester, South Carolina
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“Neat little place that is a little out of the way from Charleston”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This is up in Moncks Corner, so it is more for locals and day trippers than people from way off. It is right on the Tailrace Canal, which dumps water from Lake Moultrie into the Cooper River system. The old canal is interesting because of how small it is. There is an old house there and a museum as well. Normally, I like to go just to walk through the woods and enjoy nature. Be aware, if it is wet or has just rained, much of the hiking trails turn boggy.

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columbus, ga
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Lots to see--museum, interpretive center, hiking trails, beautiful old house etc, etc, etc!!!

Visited December 2011
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Lovely Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Canoeing and interactive exhibits. Lots of walking paths!

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Newburgh, New York
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“A Gem in Moncks Corners, S. Carolina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

What a lovely spot!! My first visit and was dodging a front of S.C. thunderstorms but the weather held long enough so had an opportunity to do some of the trails along the Cooper River and visit some of the stopping points along the way. The museum & interpretive center are so wonderful and give you such a sense of the building of the canal & S. Carolina history. Cannot wait to go back as on a good day want to do more hiking and take out a canoe to investigate Biggin Creek. Do bring your camera as there are some great photo opportunities.

Visited May 2012
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Cross, SC
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“Nice walk in the park...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Lots of nature trails for wildlife viewing and easy walking. Not a far daytrip from anyehere in the Charleston area.

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