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 Congaree National Park Rangers & Volunteers for Programs in June
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 803-647-3969
The public is invited to join park rangers and volunteers for programs at Congaree National Park in June. All programs are free and begin at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.
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.
National Trails Day Volunteer Project: Roll up your sleeves and join park staff to clear trash from the Hwy 601 bridge area along the Congaree River Blue Trail. Trash bags, water and snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of Congaree Swamp, Trader Joe's and American Rivers. Meet at the Hwy 601 bridge. Call Volunteer Coordinator Corinne Fenner, 803 647-3964, 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 depicting moths and butterflies will be on display in the Harry Hampton Visitor Center throughout June. 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?
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.