• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek

    Congaree

    National Park South Carolina

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  • Longleaf Campground Closure Sept. 2-3

    The Longleaf Campground will be closed from 10:00 am Tuesday, September 2 - 10:00 am Wednesday, September 3. The closure will allow for exotic plant removal.

  • Trail Conditions

    A trail marking project is underway to identify trails with numbers instead of colored blazes. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. More »

For Kids

Family looking at Loblolly pine.

Family exploring the boardwalk while working on Junior Ranger books.

NPS/Lauren Gurniewicz

Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in Congaree National Park's Junior Ranger program. Stop by the Harry Hampton Visitor Center to pick up your Junior Ranger program book. Complete the activities and earn an official Congaree National Park Junior Ranger patch and badge!

 

Did You Know?

Construction on the Harry Hampton Visitor Center

The Harry Hampton Visitor Center is the first national park visitor center built in partnership with Army and Air Force National Guard civil engineering units, the South Carolina Richland County Delegation, Richland County and Columbia’s River Alliance.