• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek


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Operating Hours & Seasons

Congaree National Park is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. The park's trails and campgrounds are always open!

The Harry Hampton Visitor Center is open 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday. The facility is closed on Sunday, Monday and all Federal Holidays. Restrooms and brochures are available 24 hours/day in the Visitor Center breezeway.

black and white bald cypress near Weston Lake
There is something to discover at Congaree any day of the week.
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Did You Know?

Visitors on a Ranger-guided tour

During the last 20 years, visitors from over 100 different nations have signed the guest register at the park