Guided Canoe Tours
Park rangers provide a limited number of free guided canoe tours along Cedar Creek each year. Tours are not given by request. Please see the list below for the tour dates.
All reservations must be made online. Tour reservations are open until tours are filled to capacity. The park does not maintain tour waiting lists.
September 6, 2014--9:00 am
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?
The Elevated Boardwalk at Congaree National Park is raised roughly 8 feet off the ground, is 3 miles from the Congaree River, and floods over about every 4 to 5 years.