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.
Congaree National Park was authorized by Congress in 1976 to preserve the largest intact tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southestern United States.
Like each of its sister national parks, Congaree must balance the competing demands of its dual mission: providing for a fulfilling visitor experience and preserving the natural and cultural resources located here.
Did You Know?
Harry Hampton began the initial drive to save the Congaree back in the early 50's by using his column in "The State", South Carolina's main newspaper, entitled "Woods & Waters"?