Longleaf Campground Closure Sept. 2-3
The Longleaf Campground will be closed from 10:00 am Tuesday, September 2 - 10:00 am Wednesday, September 3. The closure will allow for exotic plant removal.
A trail marking project is underway to identify trails with numbers instead of colored blazes. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. More »
3rd Annual Congaree Campfire Chronicles November 4 & 5
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 803-647-3969
Superintendent Tracy Swartout is excited to announce the 3rd annual Congaree Campfire Chronicles at Congaree National Park.Park rangers will guide visitors on a living history walk, exploring stories of the past in the Congaree floodplain.Costumed interpreters will depict the relationship between people and the land that is now the park in a series of scenes along the park's boardwalk.The 90 minute tours will end with a campfire, marshmallows , and good company with park volunteers and staff.
Congaree Campfire Chronicles tours will take place on Friday, November 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm and on Saturday, November 5 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm.Free tickets will be available at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center.The tour is family-friendly and is handicap accessible.
An international biosphere reserve and federally-designated Wilderness area, Congaree National Park serves as a classroom and laboratory for visitors, students, and scientists from around the world. Visitors can explore 26 miles of hiking trails, 2.5 miles of boardwalk, a wilderness canoe trail, campground, and visitor center, each providing unique experiences.
For information call the Harry Hampton Visitor Center, 803-776-4396.
Did You Know?
In North America, only the conifer forests of the Western U.S. coastal region are substantially taller. East of the Mississippi, just a few patches of white pine and some cove forests in Great Smoky Mountains NP are taller. When compared to all of the world's forests, Congaree is among the tallest.