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.
Late Spring 2014 Trail Conditions
Trails have been adversely impacted by an active flood season and recent winter storms. The trails have been washed over by flood waters and they are littered with debris, making them very difficult to navigate. Trail markers (blazes) are missing or incomplete on several park trails. Anyone hiking in the park should take with them, and know how to use, a true compass (not a phone) and a map.
Only experienced hikers with orientering experience should venture out to the following trails:
Dogs are permitted on all park trails, on leash. Please pick up after your pet.
Spring/Summer 2014 Trail Marking Project
Weston Lake Loop Trail
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"?