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.
Maps and Brochures
The following are available for download in Adobe PDF format
Directions from Columbia Metropolitan Airport - Download (PDF - 199KB)
Trail Guide - Download (PDF - 552KB)
Birds of Congaree National Park- Download (PDF- 161 KB)
Trees, Shrubs, and Vines Partial Species List- Download (PDF- 660 KB)
Fishing Regulations- Download (PDF-1,318 KB)
Congaree History- Download (PDF-1,154 KB)
Common Tree Identification- Download (PDF-345 KB)
Big Tree Brochure- Download (PDF-889 KB)
Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians Partial Species List- Download (PDF-1.43 MB)
Beetles & Mosquitos Partial Species List- Download (PDF-417 KB)
Did You Know?
In North America, only the conifer forests of the Western U.S. coastal region are substantially taller. East of the Mississippi, just a few patches of white pine and some cove forests in Great Smoky Mountains NP are taller. When compared to all of the world's forests, Congaree is among the tallest.