# 22 Old Santee Canal Park — Rated: Family Easy, 3 Miles
Summary: 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 few hours of kayaking or canoeing. Rental canoes are available at the park for a modest fee. You’ll see cypress trees, swamp-like habitats, flowering aquatic plants, wading birds and maybe even a deer on the banks.
Difficulty: Family easy and highly recommended for all skill levels!
Distance: 3 miles, roundtrip, loop trail.
Time: 2 – 2.5 hours; however, 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.
Boat Type: Any kayak or canoe, however, under 15-ft is best because the canal narrows quite a bit in places.
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: $3 adults, $2 senior citizens, children under 6 FREE. (as of Fall 2018.)
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.