Landsford Canal State Park is a South Carolina state park located in Chester County, two miles (3.2 km) from US 21. The 448-acre (1.81 km2) park contains the ruins of the Landsford Canal built to bypass rapids on the Catawba River using slave labor between 1820 and 1825. The coming of the railroad caused the canal to be abandoned. The former lock-keeper's house contains an interpretive museum. In addition to the canal, visitors also can see rocky shoals spider lilies that grow on the shoals in the river, and bloom mid-May through mid-June. The park offers hiking, picnicking, boating, and fishing.