Congaree River Blue Trail
Photo courtesy of Will Graf
The Congaree River Blue Trail project came together through a collaborative, multi-agency effort with representatives from American Rivers, the National Park Service, The River Alliance, Friends of Congaree Swamp, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Congaree Land Trust, Coastal Conservation League and the Richland County Conservation Commission - the goal of which being to improve public access and increase recreational interest along this stretch of the Congaree River. On June 7th, 2008, the Congaree River Blue Trail was designated a "National Recreation Trail" by the U.S. Department of the Interior in recognition of its local and regional significance.
Click here to view the official Congaree River Blue Trail Map on screen (Acrobat Reader required). A waterproof, full size version of this map may be obtained at the park's Harry Hampton Visitor Center.
Visit www.bluetrailsguide.org for more information about establishing a Blue Trail in your area.
Did You Know?
There are many natural lakes called “Oxbows” within Congaree National Park, which used to be bends in the Congaree River. Some formed thousands of years ago.