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Spider Lily Paddle

May 25, 2024
Catawba, SC

The Safari

Have you ever heard of an “Endangered Plant”? The Rocky Shoals Spider Lily is one such species of plant that we nearly lost to extinction. The absolutely gorgeous flowers come into bloom in May & June and Landsford Canal State Park in Catawba SC has one of the largest populations of Spider Lilies in the world. While typically we go to view wildlife on safaris, this safari will be focused on the plants. We will be paddling on the Catawba River where will launch & exit the river from within the state park. This paddle can be somewhat difficult as this stretch of the Catawba River is very shallow, so it's very easy to get stuck on rocks. Our guide will be leading in front and we will do our best to follow his route, and Captain Zach will bring up the rear to aid you in case you get stuck. You must know how to swim in order to take part in this safari.


Price: $95

Trip Length: Half Day

Landsford Canal State Park
2051 park Dr
Catawba SC

Catawba River


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We will meet at the upper boat launch in Landsford Canal State Park at 10am. Once we're all together, our guide will provide us with a safety briefing, and then we will gear up. Our paddle will last approximately 2.5 hours where we'll get to up close looks at these beautiful flowers and we'll learn a bit about the history of Landsford Canal!

We reccommend you bring Water, but we will have it & snacks available before we embark. You must also bring close-toed shoes (old sneakers are perfect) as you we'll get out and adventure around the river a bit. NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS.

Guests who arrive late will be left behind and unable to receive a refund.

Please note: Guests must be able to swim to take part in this safari.

Cancellation Policy

We require 5 DAYS NOTICE to cancel your reservation and receive a full refund. If you cancel within the 5 day period, you will not be refunded.


All cancellations must be made by email to or by phone at 732-996-4732

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