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.
Join Rangers & Volunteers for Programs in July
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 803-647-3969
The public is invited to join park rangers and volunteers for programs at Congaree National Park in July. All programs are free and begin at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. Remember that summer weather has arrived at Congaree. Please check the forecast before heading out. Visitors are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen and bug spray on all summer programs.
Better with Age: Join a ranger for a short program about the value of Congaree's towering old-growth forest.
Moonlight Creatures: Take a walk on the wild side during this special evening program. Reservations required. Call 803 776-4396 for information and to register.
Nature Discovery: Walk with a park volunteer to look and listen for animals in the forest.
Tree Trek: Explore the old-growth forest along the boardwalk with a park ranger.
Through an ongoing partnership with Fulmer Middle School art teacher Melanie Ward, student art and poetry depicting moths and butterflies will be on display in the Harry Hampton Visitor Center throughout July. The facility is open 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily.
For more information about Congaree National Park call 803 776-4396. You can also join Congaree National Park on social media.
Did You Know?
Congaree National Park ranks among the most diverse forest communities in North America. There are 22 different plant communities in the park.