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?
The Harry Hampton Visitor Center is the first national park visitor center built in partnership with Army and Air Force National Guard civil engineering units, the South Carolina Richland County Delegation, Richland County and Columbia’s River Alliance.