Landsford Canal State Park

Landsford Canal State Park

Overview

Area name

Landsford Canal State Park

Area Location

Starting point of Highway 77, exit 65, go east on Highway 9 to Fort Lawn. Drive 1.4 miles, turn left on Highway 223, travel 6.6 miles to Highway 21 and turn left. Drive 1.6 miles to Landsford Road and turn right, the park entrance is 1.7 miles down on the left.

Area Map

Access

Admission: $2 for adults.

Hours of Operation: every day from 9:00 – 6:00.

Facilities

Background

Situated on the western bank of the Catawba River, Landsford Canal State Park has a very strong songbird migration in fall and in spring. The best birding times are April and May, and September/October. Three trails lie within the boundaries of the park: Canal Trail which runs 1.5 miles long, Eagle Point Trail which is .2 miles and Nature Trail which is .5 miles. On the northern part of the Canal Trail there is a viewing platform.

Key Birds

Resident

Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Northern Bobwhite, Brown-headed Nuthatch.

Summer

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Acadian Flycatcher, Great Crested Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Wood Thrush, Northern Parula, Prairie Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, Grasshopper Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting.

Winter

Hooded Merganser, Bonaparte’s Gull, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush.