Bates Fork Area Closure: May 9-11
The Bates Fork area will be closed to the public from 6 pm on Thurs, May 9, to 7 am on Sat., May 11. USDA resource management activities will be conducted day and night during this time period. Call 803-647-3960 for info.
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.
Junior Ranger Patch Design Contest
Calling all artists! Design Congaree's new Junior Ranger patch! Entries are due by May 10. Prizes will be awarded to the top entries.Read More
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
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.