Kayak through a maze of lilies on the Catawba River in South Carolina. No experience needed. Blooming only happens once a year from May to June! LIMITED AVAILABILITY, TRIPS USUALLY SELL OUT IN ADVANCE!!! Trip includes some minor rapids. Saturday trips include homemade BBQ.
This area is home to one of the largest populations of rocky shoals spider lilies in the world. This large plant has adapted to live in a very harsh environment and puts on one of the greatest natural “shows” on the east coast. During their peak bloom from about mid-May to mid-June, these plants cover the river in a blanket of white. You get the opportunity to paddle through a maze of flowers!
- TA boats include boat drop/pickup and life jackets. After boating you can enjoy a short hike through the Canal trail to take in a ton of pre-railroad history. This trail takes you back to the parking lot.
When and where: Landsford Canal State Park in SC from the second weekend in May to the second weekend in June. The trip that includes BBQ takes place on Saturdays and another trip without BBQ on Sundays.
Cost: $58 with BBQ Plate or Sunday Trips without BBQ for $50
Children (age 5 and up) welcome. Anyone under 80 pounds must be in boat with parent/guardian, that cost is $42 with BBQ or $35 without BBQ. Youths 80-100 pounds must book a youth kayak but parents must be confident in the ability of the child to paddle the duration of the trip. If you are unsure please add the child to your boat at booking. Cost includes BBQ, guide and all gear including boat, paddles and personal flotation devices (also known as a life jacket or PFD).