• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek

    Congaree

    National Park South Carolina

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  • Trail Conditions

    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 »

  • Paddling Conditions

    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?

Congaree National Park is home to several

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.