• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek


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Be A Junior Ranger

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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.

Ages 6 and Under

Ages 7-10

Ages 11 and Up

When you have completed your book to the best of your ability, bring it to the visitor center to receive a badge or patch!

Junior Ranger Books
Young visitors may choose from three books, designed by SCA Junior Raner Ambassador Hailey Corthell.
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Did You Know?

Congaree National Park

Within the park are cattle mounds. These mounds were built to allow livestock to climb to higher ground during floods. In 1996 these mounds were added to the National Register of Historic Places