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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Audubon Guided Bird Walk

My visit was an Audubon Guided walk but I still would have enjoyed the Park and trails if not with a group. Nature and the history of the Santee Canal all in one package... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My visit was an Audubon Guided walk but I still would have enjoyed the Park and trails if not with a group. Nature and the history of the Santee Canal all in one package! Visited the park before and will go again.

Thank CharlestonGirl2
Burien, Washington
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450 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to quite a few state parks around the country. This is one of the best that I have visited. Very well maintained. Beautiful views of the canal area. Our experience was a bit unusual. There were hundreds of school children visiting a science activity. So we had to park outside the park. But the good part was... More 

Thank Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very reasonable $2 entry fee for seniors gets you into a clean, pleasant park grounds; an interesting museum (loved the swamp fox stuff & info about the Hugenots), a beautifully sites & well designed interpretive center, access to a lovely old plantation style home, and SUPER hiking trails that offered peaceful contemplation S well as lots of wildlife viewing. This... More 

Thank Ticolover
Jax, FL
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

This park is gorgeous, one of my favorites, but it is also a very affordable wedding location. You can rent the Learning Center for $600 from 10 AM - 10 PM (includes tables & chairs and seats 30 comfortably) or the other buildings, for larger weddings, for $2000. The park has great views of the water, a children's playground area,... More 

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Huger, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed February 24, 2017

This is by far a favorite place to visit if you love the outdoors. You can kayak, canoe in Biggins creek. Bird watching is a must as the Osprey fly over head. Dragon flies and turtles and an occasional alligator can be seen in the pond. Full of Grand oaks and set off the Cooper river. Fantastic walking trails that... More 

Thank reedssandra
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We love going here. We have a annual pass so that we can go often. Plenty of walking trails and over looks. If you love nature, this is for you!

Thank Lindzlu
Summerville, South Carolina
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

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..

Thank saylorcats
Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016

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

Thank Tracey B
Columbia, South Carolina
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 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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