• 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.

For Teachers

Ranger with student

NPS/Congaree National Park

Congaree's "classroom" is filled with a wide variety of potential lessons, for both teachers and students, about the natural and cultural history of the area. We invite you and your students to explore the park as an extension of your classroom.

Self-guided and ranger-guided education programs are available. Professional development opportunities also exist, as teachers can participate in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program each summer.

If you have questions, would like more information about education programs, or you would like to schedule a program, please send an email containing the following information:

Name of School
Grade Level
# of Students/# of Chaperones
Desired date(s) of Visit
Choose one of the Following Options:
1. Self-Guided Visit (No Ranger)
2. Self-Guided Visit with Ranger Introduction
3. Ranger-Guided Walk

Visits are not confirmed until you have received a response and confirmation from the park. Dates are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Did You Know?

Learning Center Entrance

Congaree National Park hosts the Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center. Research Learning Centers function as scientific laboratories and research libraries that enhance learning opportunities within our National Parks.