# 12 - Old Santee Canal Park
3+ miles of walking paths
The Old Santee Canal Park in downtown Moncks
Corner offers hours of easy adventure for families.
The park is the site of America's first canal, which
began operating in 1800. There are over 3 miles
of walking paths, with lots of interesting raised
boardwalks and bridges. You'll traverse the quiet
Biggin Creek and are guaranteed to see wildlife;
common sightings are egrets, herons, turtles, deer
and maybe even an alligator! In addition to the
beautiful walking trails, there's an interpretative
center, landing with excellent views of the Tailrace
-Canal (Cooper River), picnic facilities, and the
Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center.
Distance: 3+ miles of walking paths.
Time: Plan 2 - 4 hours to enjoy everything this park has to offer.
Trail Surface: Mixed surface; raised wood boardwalks, dirt, concrete.
Crowds: Varies from light to heavy. The weekends are the busiest with family adventurers.
Precautions: Biting insects can be formidable in warmer months. Bring insect repellent. You're likely to see a good bit of wildlife; make an effort to not disturb it!
Parking: 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.
Contact: oldsanteecanalpark.org. 843-899-5200.
Hours: Open Daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Admission: $5 per person. $3 for Senior/AAA/Military. FREE for children (6 & younger).