There’s An Old Abandoned Canal In South Carolina You Can Actually Explore

Have you ever wanted to explore a crumbling, ivy-covered ruin? Here’s your chance! Venture into this South Carolina state park, where you can actually check out the overgrown remnants of a 200-year-old abandoned canal.

These ruins are hidden in the woods, but you can legally, easily and safely explore them.

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In addition to exploring the canal ruins, the Landsford Canal State Park is a great place for picnicking, hiking, animal watching and generally soaking up the beauty of nature. You can fish in the Catawba River, and even canoe and kayak down the park’s special paddling trail.

The Landsford Canal can be found at 2051 Park Drive, Catawba, South Carolina. Admission is $2 per adult, and visitors under 15 are free. The park is open from sunrise to sundown.