Spring Trail Conditions
Trails have been adversely impacted by an active flood season and the recent ice storm. They are littered with debris which makes them very hard to navigate. Markers are also missing. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. More »
Celebrate National Park Week: Picture Yourself at Congaree
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 803-647-3969
Congaree National Park Superintendent Tracy Swartout invites you to picture yourself at Congaree National Park during National Park Week, April 21-29.National Park Week is celebrated throughout the almost 400 units of the national park system.This year's theme is "Picture Yourself in a Park".During National Park Week, visitors are invited to join park rangers and volunteers for a variety of guided programs at Congaree.Young visitors can become Junior Rangers any day, but Saturday, April 28 is a day just for them.Complete the Junior Ranger book, attend Junior Birding Ranger activities or a Junior Firefighter hike and earn special Junior Ranger badges and patches on National Junior Ranger Day.
April 28 National Junior Ranger Day!
An international biosphere reserve and federally-designated Wilderness area, Congaree National Park serves as a classroom and laboratory for visitors, students, and scientists from around the world. Visitors can explore 26 miles of hiking trails, 2.5 miles of boardwalk, a wilderness canoe trail, campground, and visitor center, each providing unique experiences.
Join Congaree National Park on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CongareeNP) or Twitter (@congareenp), to share your National Park Week experiences.For more information about National Park Week visit http://www.nps.gov/npweek/.
Did You Know?
Congaree National Park ranks among the most diverse forest communities in North America. There are 22 different plant communities in the park.