Home of Champions
Astonishing biodiversity exists in Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. Waters from the Congaree and Wateree Rivers sweep through the floodplain, carrying nutrients and sediments that nourish and rejuvenate this ecosystem and support the growth of national and state champion trees.
Join the Conversation
Congaree rangers interact on a variety of social media sites. We hope you'll join us!Read More
Walks and Talks
Park rangers and volunteers offer a variety of guided walks, talks and presentations throughout the year.Read More
The park is best seen on the water! A limited number of free, ranger-guided canoe tours are available each year. Reservations are required.Read More
Did You Know?
Within the park are cattle mounds. These mounds were built to allow livestock to climb to higher ground during floods. In 1996 these mounds were added to the National Register of Historic Places