Trails have been adversely impacted by an active flood season and winter ice storms. They are littered with debris and many markers are missing. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. A trail marking project is underway. More »
Numerous portages exist along Cedar Creek. Please plan accordingly when preparing to paddle in the park and be sure you are prepared for a safe trip.
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?
Many trees in the park have Spanish moss growing on them. Spanish moss absorbs water and food from the air and is in the same family as the pineapple.