Spring Trail Conditions
Trails have been adversely impacted by an active flood season and the recent ice storm. They are littered with debris which makes them very hard to navigate. Markers are also missing. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. More »
Campers must self-register at the Longleaf Campground (for Longleaf Campground sites and/or Backcountry camping) or the Bluff Campgroung (for Bluff Campground sites only).
Overnight vehicle camping, including "car camping", use of a trailer, camper, or RV is not permitted at Congaree National Park.
Firewood must be gathered in the park or purchased from vendors (in local community) who can certify the wood is pest free or certified from the State of South Carolina.
The length of stay for each permitted camper shall not exceed 14 consecutive days or 28 days in a 6 month period.
Camping in the front country is at designated sites only at the Longleaf or Bluff Campgrounds. The front country is the area in the Park that is north of Cedar Creek between the South Cedar Creek Canoe Access to the east and the Bannister Bridge Canoe Access to the west.
Campers should read the detailed camping regulations found in the Superintendent's Compendium before planning a trip to Congaree.
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