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 »
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.
Join Rangers and Volunteers for Programs in September
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 803-647-3969
The public is invited to join park rangers and volunteers for guided programs at Congaree National Park this month. All programs are free and begin at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center.
Bark in the Park: Join a park ranger on a 2.4 mile, dog-friendly hike to learn how people and animals have interacted with the forest over time. The best behaved dog will take home an official "Bark Ranger" bandana! This hike is weather permitting; if the heat index is too high for a comfortable walk with dogs, we will notify participants of the cancellation. Limited to ten participants. Reservations required, call 803-647-3970.
September 21 & 28 @ 10:00 am
Better with Age: Join a ranger for a short program about the value of Congaree's towering old-growth forest.
September 1, 7 & 8 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Discovery: Walk with a park volunteer to look and listen for animals in the forest.
September 7 & 21 @ 9:30 am
Tree Trek: Explore the old-growth forest along the boardwalk with a park ranger.
September 1 & 14 @ 10:00 am
September 1, 14, 22, 28 & 29 @ 2:00 pm
For more information call 803-647-3970. Join Congaree National Park on social media: facebook.com/CongareeNP,@CongareeNPS on Twitter, flickr.com/photos/congareenps/ and pinterest.com/congareenps.
Did You Know?
Within the park are cattle mounds. These mounds were built to allow livestock to climb to higher ground during floods. In 1996 these mounds were added to the National Register of Historic Places