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 »
Go Wild for Congaree!
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 803-647-3969
Join rangers and volunteers at Congaree National Park this month for a variety of programs celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and National Park Week. All programs are free.
Cooking on the Trail, Saturday, April 5 @ 10:00 am
Nature Discovery, April 5, 12, 19 @ 9:30 am
Birds & Branches, April 12 @ 9:00 am
Junior Ranger Day, April 19, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Junior Ranger Day Wild Watercolors, April 19, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Junior Ranger Day Take a Walk on the Wild Side Hikes, April 19, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Junior Ranger Day Go Wild for Birding, April 19, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Go Wild for Birding, April 26, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
National Park Week 2014 is April 19-27. Admission is free for every park the first weekend (April 19 & 20) and a variety of activities will take place at sites around the country. A visit to Congaree is always free and a great way to celebrate National Park Week. The Harry Hampton Visitor Center is open 9:00am-5:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday. The trails and campgrounds are always open. Visit www.nationparkweek.org for more information about what is going on at other National Park Service sites throughout the country. You can share your park experiences and photos on the website and use #gowildnps on social media.
For more information about Congaree National Park call 803 776-4396.
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.