Park Trail Conditions
Recent storms left damage on all park trails. Portions of the elevated boardwalk are currently closed. The lower boardwalk is open. Expect downed trees and debris on all trails and in Cedar Creek. Be prepared when hiking and canoeing.
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?
Congaree National Park has the largest Loblolly Pine in the United States. It is as tall as a 16 story building.