Spider Lily Eco-Tour- AM & PM Trips

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Paddle through the Largest colony of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies in the World with the Catawba Riverkeeper. Bring a boat and join us on the water!

What
  • Education
  • Social Event
  • Paddling Trip
When May 25, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Landsford Canal State Park, SC
Contact Name
Contact Phone 704-679-9494
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spider lily photoThe Spider Lily Eco-Tour travels along Landsford Canal and allows participants to see and experience the magnificence of the endangered Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies that make their home in the middle of the Catawa River. The rare flowers enter peak blooming period for only one month (mid-May to mid-June). So, please join your Catawba Riverkeeper for an experience of a lifetime!

The date of the Spider Lily Eco-Tour is May 25, 2013. This event is FREE to Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation members.  So, "Bring-your-own-Canoe/Kayak," personal flotation device, a snack, water, camera and sunscreen and meet us at Landsford Canal State Park (directions and map below).

Because this trip has become so popular, we will be offering two eco-tour trips this year. One in the morning that will launch at 10am, and one in the afternoon that launches at 2pm. 

Please click the appropriate trip to view the tour's agenda: Morning or Afternoon

Reserve your spot today, please email Diana Daniels at diana@catawbariverkeeper.org.

Don't Have a Kayak- That's Okay- RENT ONE!

If you do not have a canoe or kayak and would like to join us do not fear, our friends at Catawba River Expeditions are providing kayaks, gear and a van shuttle from the takeout at a discounted rate for this afternoon trip ($30/trip).  Boats are limited, so call today to reserve your spot on this fabulous, guided experience!

For kayak rentals, please contact Catawba River Expeditions at 803-327-9335 or email at catawbakayaking@aol.com 

Again, this event is offered free of charge to current CRF members and is $25 to non-members. If you are not currently a CRF member, and would like to become one, please join online or call us at 704-679-9494. 

If you would like to see a map of Landsford Canal State Park and the Put-In and Take-Out locations for this trip, please click here. (google map)

Directions from I-77 Southbound: Take Exit 77 to Highways 5 and 21. Turn left (south), go 16 miles to the Landsford Canal State Park sign, and turn left. The park entrance is on the left.

Directions from I-77 Northbound: Take Exit 65 to Highway 9. Turn right and go 2 miles to Hwy 223. Turn left on Hwy 223 and go 9 miles to Highway 21. At Highway 21, turn left and go 2 miles to the State Park sign. Turn right and the park entrance will be on the left.

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