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.
Guided Canoe Tours
Park rangers provide a limited number of free guided canoe tours along Cedar Creek each year. Please see Schedule of Events for the tour dates.
The only way to make a reservation is by calling 803-647-3980.
November 23, 2013--9:00 am--FULL
Paddlers experience this unique old-growth bottomland forest while paddling through large bald cypress and water tupelo trees draped with Spanish Moss. You will be surrounded with the sounds of songbirds, owls, and woodpeckers as you paddle through Congaree's Wilderness. White-tailed deer, otters, and raccoons may also be spotted along the banks of Cedar Creek.
The park provides canoes, life jackets and paddles for up to 16 participants per tour. Be sure to bring snacks, water, insect repellent, a change of clothes, and wear shoes that attach to your feet (no flip-flops).
What to Bring on the Trip
Plan to spend 3 1/2-4 hours at the park for your canoe trip experience.
Did You Know?
Harry Hampton began the initial drive to save the Congaree back in the early 50's by using his column in "The State", South Carolina's main newspaper, entitled "Woods & Waters"?