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 »
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?
There are many natural lakes called “Oxbows” within Congaree National Park, which used to be bends in the Congaree River. Some formed thousands of years ago.