South Cedar Creek Canoe Launch Closed Sporadically in June
The South Cedar Creek Canoe Launch will be closed sporadically beginning June 17 to prepare the area for an upcoming parking area expansion project. Paddlers may access the creek from Bannister Bridge during closures. Please all ahead for closure info. More »
Elevated Boardwalk Section Closed
A portion of the elevated boardwalk is closed for repairs due to damage from a tree falling. Visitors can still access the boardwalk, see a park ranger for current information and hiking recommendations.
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.
Walks and Talks
Park rangers and volunteers offer a variety of guided walks, talks and presentations throughout the year.Read More
A picture is worth a thousand words. Explore our photo galleries to see Congaree's diverse natural and cultural resources.Read More
Join the Conversation
Congaree rangers interact on a variety of social media sites. We hope you'll join us!Read More
Did You Know?
Many trees in the park have Spanish moss growing on them. Spanish moss absorbs water and food from the air and is in the same family as the pineapple.