• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek

    Congaree

    National Park South Carolina

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  • Trail Conditions

    Trails have been adversely impacted by an active flood season and winter ice storms. They are littered with debris and many markers are missing. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. A trail marking project is underway. More »

  • Paddling Conditions

    Numerous portages exist along Cedar Creek. Please plan accordingly when preparing to paddle in the park and be sure you are prepared for a safe trip.

Kimbler Search and Rescue Update Tuesday Morning

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Date: April 29, 2014
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.

Public Information Officers
Dana Soehn, dana_soehn@nps.gov, 803-647-3964 (o), 865-712-4928 (c)
Brent Everitt, brent_everitt@nps.gov, 803-647-3964 (o), 843-847-1936 (c)

Did You Know?

Congaree National Park Entrance Sign

In 2003, Congaree became the first and only national park in South Carolina. Until then, it was known as Congaree Swamp National Monument.