Old Santee Canal Park

Al Kennedy flushes American Egret while paddling in Santee Canal Park

Old Santee Canal Park is located adjacent to the Tailrace Canal about a mile below the 17 A bridge. It is accessed from Rembert Dennis Blvd onto Stony Landing Road. The park is well marked with signage.

This paddle trail is entirely within the boundry of the park and consists of a three mile loop on Biggin Creek and includes a portion of the original Santee Canal. It presents an excellent opportunity for beginning paddlers to enjoy a pleasant afternoon of paddling. Rental canoes are provided for a modest fee and the paddle trail is well suited for all paddlers. The area is forested primarily with cypress trees, has several species of flowering water plants and provides a home for many lovely wading birds. It is highly recommended for those wanting to sample paddling for the first time. A bottle of water for each participant as well as sunscreen is recommended. Additional information as well as current fees can be found on their website at www.oldsanteecanalpark.org.

Al Kennedy paddles kayak in Santee Canal Park Archie Thompson approaches Snowy Egret Archie Thompson entering canal Map of  Old Santee Canal Park

Directions to Old Santee Canal Park