# 23 - Old Santee
3 miles, round-trip
This paddle trail is located entirely within the
boundaries of the Old Santee Canal Park on
Biggin Creek. It's an excellent opportunity for
beginner paddlers to enjoy a couple hours of
kayaking or canoeing. Rental canoes are available
from the park. You'll see cypress trees, swamp
-like habitats, flowering aquatic plants, wading
-birds and maybe even a deer on the banks.
Difficulty: Easy and family friendly.
Distance: 3 miles, round-trip, out-and-back style paddle.
Time: 2 - 2.5 hours. Take your time, take lots of family photos and enjoy this gem in the middle of Moncks Corner.
Crowds: Light to moderate. On the weekends, you’ll probably see a few other groups with rental canoes.
Put In / Take Out: 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29461. 843-899-5200, oldsanteecanalpark.org.
GPS: 33.194924, -79.971907 or 33°11’41.7”N, 79°58’18.9”W. Note: The GPS coordinates are for the actual boat ramp if bringing your own kayak/canoe. Driving across a grass field and through the woods on a narrow dirt
road is required. It’s best to ask the front gate staff for directions.
Fees/Permits: $5 per person. $3 for Senior/AAA/Military. FREE for children (6 & younger).
Tidal Influence: None.
Precautions: There could be low hanging branches and tight places to squeeze your boat after storms; however, the park staff is good at cleaning up this type of debris.
Water Level: Because of the park’s small dam, water level is almost never a concern. However, after heavy rains, flooding or large releases from the Tailrace Canal (Cooper River), this area could be higher. If you have any concerns about water level, contact the park at 843-899-5200.