Trails have been adversely impacted by an active flood season and winter ice storms. They are littered with debris and many markers are missing. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. A trail marking project is underway. More »
Numerous portages exist along Cedar Creek. Please plan accordingly when preparing to paddle in the park and be sure you are prepared for a safe trip.
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?
In 2003, Congaree became the first and only national park in South Carolina. Until then, it was known as Congaree Swamp National Monument.