Spring Trail Conditions
Trails have been adversely impacted by an active flood season and the recent ice storm. They are littered with debris which makes them very hard to navigate. Markers are also missing. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. More »
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?
The Elevated Boardwalk at Congaree National Park is raised roughly 8 feet off the ground, is 3 miles from the Congaree River, and floods over about every 4 to 5 years.