January 29, 2013
February 2013 Birding Programs
The Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center at Congaree National Park and the Friends of Congaree Swamp are partnering to host two, free birding programs in February.
December 12, 2012
January Guided Program Schedule
The public is invited to join park rangers and volunteers for programs at Congaree National Park in January 2013. All programs are free and begin at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center.
December 12, 2012
Tracy Stakely Named Superintendent of Congaree National Park
Acting Southeast Regional Director Gordon Wissinger announced that Tracy Stakely has been selected as the next superintendent of Congaree National Park. He will assume his new duties in January 2013.
October 15, 2012
10th Annual SwampFest Student Art Competition Winners Announced
Congaree National Park is pleased to announce the winners of the 10th Annual SwampFest Student Art competition, co-sponsored by the Southeast Rural Community Outreach (SERCO) and the Friends of Congaree Swamp.
October 15, 2012
4th Annual Congaree Campfire Chronicles
The staff at Congaree National Park is excited to announce the 4th Annual Congaree Campfire Chronicles living history program, November 2 & 3. Park rangers will guide visitors past campfire scenes, exploring stories of the past in the Congaree floodplain.
September 27, 2012
Temporary Closure of Cedar Creek Canoe Launch
To allow for survey work to take place and to ensure visitor safety, the Cedar Creek Canoe Launch will be closed October 16-17. Survey crews will be working to prepare the area for an upcoming construction and improvement project. Visitors wishing to access Cedar Creek for a paddle during the closure may use the Bannister Bridge Canoe Access, located on Old Bluff Rd.
April 18, 2012
Celebrate National Park Week: Picture Yourself at Congaree
Congaree National Park Superintendent Tracy Swartout invites you to picture yourself at Congaree National Park during National Park Week, April 21-29. During National Park Week, visitors are invited to join park rangers and volunteers for a variety of guided programs at Congaree.
April 09, 2012
Summer 2012 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher
Educators are invited to apply to participate in Congaree's Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program this summer, working as a uniformed park ranger. The selected teacher will then return to the classroom to share their experience with students.
April 09, 2012
Summer 2012 Junior Ranger Ecology Camp
Rising fifth graders are invited to enroll in one of three Junior Ranger Ecology Camps this summer at Congaree National Park.
January 26, 2012
Public Inivted to Participate in Great Backyard Bird Count at Congaree
The Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center at Congaree National Park and the Friends of Congaree Swamp are partnering to host two separate, free birding programs: Birding Basics Workshop on Saturday, February 11, 8:30 am to 11:30 am and the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 18, 8:30 am to 11:30 am.
December 20, 2011
Public Invited to Big Tree Hikes in January 2012
Join a park ranger at Congaree National Park for Big Tree Hikes from 10:00 am-3:00 pm on Sunday, January 15 and Friday, January 27, 2012. The 6.5 mile hikes will take visitors to some of the largest trees found in the Congaree floodplain and show visitors how “Champion” trees are determined.
November 28, 2011
Public Invited to Pariticpate in Birding Programs
The public is invited to participate in the Birds and Branches Guided Hike on December 4 and the Christmas Bird Count on December 18.
October 13, 2011
3rd Annual Congaree Campfire Chronicles November 4 & 5
Superintendent Tracy Swartout is excited to announce the 3rd annual Congaree Campfire Chronicles. Park rangers will guide visitors on a living history walk, exploring stories of the past in the Congaree floodplain. The 90 minute tours will end with a campfire, marshmallows , and good company with park volunteers and staff.
October 07, 2011
Public is Invited to Celebrate Congaree's 35th Anniversary on October 18
The public is invited to join the staff at Congaree National Park in celebration of its 35th anniversary as a national park unit with cake and a showing of ETV’s documentary about the creation of the park, “Roots in the River" at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center from 12:00-12:30 pm on Tuesday, October 18.
September 15, 2011
Harry Hampton VC Hours
Effective October 1, the Harry Hampton Visitor Center will be open 9:00 am-5:00 pm, 7 days per week from October 1-March 31. The facility will be open 9:00 am-5:00 pm Sunday-Thursday and 9:00 am-7:00 pm Friday and Saturday from April 1-September 30 each year.
September 02, 2011
Fall Butterfly Programs Announced
Visitors are invited to join park staff for fall butterfly programs at Congaree National Park on September 10 and September 17.