• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek

    Congaree

    National Park South Carolina

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October 10, 2014
12th Annual SwampFest Student Art Competition Winners Announced
Congaree National Park is pleased to announce the winners of the 12th Annual SwampFest Student Art competition. This year’s theme was “Wilderness is closer than you think”.

September 25, 2014
Fall into Congaree National Park for Guided Programs in October & November
The public is invited to join park rangers and volunteer naturalists for guided programs in October and November. The fall is a great time to enjoy the park, with mild day time temperatures and cool evenings. All programs are free and begin at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.

September 23, 2014
12th Annual SwampFest
The public is invited to join park rangers and volunteers for special programs to celebrate SwampFest at Congaree National Park on October 4. SwampFest is a local heritage tourism event, which will take place October 3-4 in Lower Richland County. All park programs are free and begin at the Visitor Center.

August 20, 2014
12th Annual SwampFest Student Art Competition
Congaree National Park is seeking entries for the 12th Annual SwampFest Student Art competition. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, this year's art competition theme is, "Wilderness is closer than you think".

June 12, 2014
"Potential" Wilderness Converted to Wilderness
Superintendent Tracy Stakely announced the conversion of approximately 6,690 acres of park land from “potential” wilderness to wilderness. The land was originally labeled “potential’ wilderness in October 1988. The conversion was accomplished via publication of a notice in the Federal Register last month.

March 21, 2014
Tourism to Congaree National Park Creates $5,144,000 in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that 109,685 visitors to Congaree National Park in 2012 spent $5.144 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 66 jobs in the local area.

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.

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