September 04, 2013
Celebrate SwampFest at Congaree
The public is invited to join park rangers and volunteers for special programs to celebrate SwampFest at Congaree National Park on October 5. SwampFest is a local heritage tourism event, which will take place October 4-5 in Lower Richland County. All park programs are free and begin at the Visitor Center.
August 28, 2013
Congaree National Park Seeks Public Input on Proposed Fee Program
Beginning September 3, 2013, Congaree National Park will begin a 30-day public comment period on the proposed addition of expanded amenity fees at the park.
August 15, 2013
11th Annual SwampFest Student Art Competition
Congaree National Park is seeking entries for the 11th Annual SwampFest Student Art competition. The competition is an opportunity for young artists from the Midlands to showcase their talent while celebrating Congaree National Park’s diverse resources.
August 02, 2013
New Hours for the Harry Hampton Visitor Center
Effective October 6, 2013, Visitor Center will be open 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday, year-round. The facility will be closed on Sunday, Monday and all Federal Holidays. Visitors are encouraged to explore Congaree at any time, as the park’s trails and campgrounds remain open 24 hours, 7 days per week.
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.