South Cedar Creek Canoe Launch Closed Sporadically in June
The South Cedar Creek Canoe Launch will be closed sporadically beginning June 17 to prepare the area for an upcoming parking area expansion project. Paddlers may access the creek from Bannister Bridge during closures. Please all ahead for closure info. More »
Elevated Boardwalk Section Closed
A portion of the elevated boardwalk is closed for repairs due to damage from a tree falling. Visitors can still access the boardwalk, see a park ranger for current information and hiking recommendations.
Be A Junior Ranger
Children of all ages can become a Congaree National Park Junior Ranger!
Junor Ranger books are available for ages 6 and under, ages 7-10 and ages 11 and up. To become a Junior Ranger, stop by the Harry Hampton Visitor Center and ask for your free copy of the Junior Ranger Workbook, or get started now by downloading and printing your book.
When you have completed your book to the best of your ability, bring it to the visitor center to receive a badge or patch!
Did You Know?
There are many natural lakes called “Oxbows” within Congaree National Park, which used to be bends in the Congaree River. Some formed thousands of years ago.