Join the Party as Old Santee Canal Park Celebrates 30 Years at Birthday Celebration on May 11

Join the Party as Old Santee Canal Park Celebrates 30 Years at Birthday Celebration on May 11

Celebrate with music, activities, canoe rentals and cake!
Join the Party as Old Santee Canal Park Celebrates 30 Years at Birthday Celebration on May 11

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Old Santee Canal Park is celebrating its 30th year of showcasing nature’s flora and fauna against the historical backdrop of America’s first true canal on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This family-friendly event features a guided canoe trip and free canoe rentals, candle-making demonstrations, guided nature walks, tours of the Stony Landing House and a DJ providing your favorite party songs. Activities for children also include face painting, crafts and jump castles. The Cast Iron, Bearded Dogs and Two Fat Olives food trucks will be on hand with food and beverages for sale. And you can’t have a birthday party without free cake!

Event happenings are free with paid park admission of $3 per person. Senior citizens 65 and older are $2 per person and children 6 and under are free.

Old Santee Canal Park has been celebrating its 30th birthday all year with special events, video messages from park fans, monthly lists of facts and challenges for visitors, and more. You can find all the fun by following Old Santee Canal Park on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and on SanteeCooperTV on YouTube.

Old Santee Canal Park is a 195-acre, nature and historical attraction with 4 miles of boardwalks located at 900 Stony Landing Road in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. It draws approximately 50,000 visitors annually. The park is located on the uppermost point of the west branch of the Cooper River where the Tailrace Canal begins.

An interpretive center features of the story of the Santee Canal, built between 1773 and 1800 is considered the first true canal in America because it connected two different bodies of water. The Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center is located inside the park. Stony Landing, named for the “Cooper marl” limestone outcroppings found within the park, slopes to the river and Tailrace Canal shoreline where a large floating dock welcomes boaters.

Santee Cooper financed and constructed Old Santee Canal State Park on behalf of the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The park opened in 1989 and a decade later, Santee Cooper assumed its ownership and operation. To learn more, go to

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