May 13, 2013
National Trails Day June 1
Help your national park on June 1 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in celebration of National Trails Day! Participants will meet at Bates Bridge Landing (Hwy 601) to collect and clean up trash.
April 19, 2013
June Butterfly Count Programs
The public is invited to join park staff in June for two free butterfly programs at Congaree National Park. The upcoming programs engage “citizen scientist” volunteers to help identify and count butterflies in the park.
April 08, 2013
Improvement Project Planned for South Cedar Creek Canoe Launch
The South Cedar Creek Canoe Launch and parking area will be closed intermittently this spring as crews begin work on a construction and improvement project.
April 08, 2013
Two Dynamic Teachers Wanted for Summer Professional Development Opportunity at Congaree
Congaree National Park is accepting applications from teachers interested in a challenging and fun professional development opportunity at the park this summer. Two teachers will be selected as Teacher-Ranger-Teachers (TRT), working with park rangers for 8-10 weeks to develop lesson plans focused on park resources.
March 28, 2013
April and May Programs
The public is invited to join park rangers and volunteers for programs at Congaree National Park in April and May. All programs are free.
March 22, 2013
Junior Ranger Patch Design Contest
Congaree National Park is seeking your help to design a new Junior Ranger patch. The winning design will be embroidered on a patch, which will be given to young visitors who complete the park’s Junior Ranger program books.
March 05, 2013
Economic Benefits of Congaree
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 120,166 visitors to Congaree National Park spent $2,928,000 in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 48 jobs in the local area.
December 13, 2012
New Camping Regulations
Congaree National Park has announced new camping regulations to reflect improvements made to the Longleaf and Bluff Campgrounds. Vehicle camping (to include cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, campers, and conversion vans), which was once allowed at the Longleaf Campground, will no longer be allowed anywhere in Congaree National Park.
November 19, 2012
Harry Hampton Visitor Center Hours
Congaree National Park has announced a change to the hours at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center, effective immediately. The Visitor Center will be open 9:00 am-5:00 pm, 7 days per week, year-round. The facility will continue to be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.