• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek


    National Park South Carolina

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  • Trail Conditions

    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 »

  • Paddling Conditions

    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

Junior Ranger Logo

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 Entrance Sign

In 2003, Congaree became the first and only national park in South Carolina. Until then, it was known as Congaree Swamp National Monument.