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.

Features

Congaree National Park logo (two champion trees with stylized owl)

Outdoor Activities

There's so much to do at Congaree! Hiking, camping, birding, picnicking, canoeing, & kayaking are just a few of the many activities for you to enjoy.

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Two tents by a river

Camping At Congaree

Camping at Congaree National Park is a great way to get out and enjoy nature. The park offers both front and backcountry camping opportunities.

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Congaree rangers interact on a variety of social media sites. We hope you'll join us!

Join the Conversation

Congaree rangers interact on a variety of social media sites. We hope you'll join us!

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National Park Service Volunteer Logo

Volunteer Opportunities

Have you ever wanted to volunteer in a national park? There are many opportunities for YOU to get involved!

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Park Ranger in Floodplain Forest

Walks and Talks

Park rangers and volunteers offer a variety of guided walks, talks and presentations throughout the year.

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Visitors Canoeing on Cedar Creek

Canoe Tours

The park is best seen on the water! A limited number of free, ranger-guided canoe tours are available each year. Reservations are required.

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