Park Trail Conditions
Recent storms left damage on all park trails. Portions of the elevated boardwalk are currently closed. The lower boardwalk is open. Expect downed trees and debris on all trails and in Cedar Creek. Be prepared when hiking and canoeing.
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?
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"?