• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek

    Congaree

    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.

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?

Oxbow Lake

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.