• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek


    National Park South Carolina

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  • Longleaf Campground Closure Sept. 2-3

    The Longleaf Campground will be closed from 10:00 am Tuesday, September 2 - 10:00 am Wednesday, September 3. The closure will allow for exotic plant removal.

  • Trail Conditions

    A trail marking project is underway to identify trails with numbers instead of colored blazes. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. More »

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?

Congaree National Park Entrance Sign

In 2003, Congaree became the first and only national park in South Carolina. Until then, it was known as Congaree Swamp National Monument.