Longleaf Campground Closure Sept. 2-3
The Longleaf Campground will be closed from 10:00 am Tuesday, September 2 - 10:00 am Wednesday, September 3. The closure will allow for exotic plant removal.
A trail marking project is underway to identify trails with numbers instead of colored blazes. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. More »
Kimbler Search and Rescue Update Tuesday Morning
Contact: Dana Soehn, 803-647-3964
National Park Service Rangers made voice contact with JR Kimbler and his two children early this morning approximately 2 miles off trail in Congaree National Park. Rangers have visually located the family and are working with SAR teams to safely rescue them from their off trail location.
The park will provide more information as the rescue operation develops.
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Did You Know?
In North America, only the conifer forests of the Western U.S. coastal region are substantially taller. East of the Mississippi, just a few patches of white pine and some cove forests in Great Smoky Mountains NP are taller. When compared to all of the world's forests, Congaree is among the tallest.