Park Trail Conditions
Recent storms left damage on all park trails. Portions of the elevated boardwalk are currently closed. The lower boardwalk is open. Expect downed trees and debris on all trails and in Cedar Creek. Be prepared when hiking and canoeing.
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.