• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek

    Congaree

    National Park South Carolina

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    Trails have been adversely impacted by an active flood season and the recent ice storm. They are littered with debris which makes them very hard to navigate. Markers are also missing. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. More »

Things To Do

3 people in kayaks during fall

Paddling on Cedar Creek

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Congaree National Park provides a sanctuary for plants and animals, a research site for scientists, and a place for you to walk and relax in a tranquil wilderness setting amidst giant hardwoods and towering pines.

Activities at Congaree National Park include hiking, primitive camping, bird watching, picnicing, canoeing & kayaking, Ranger guided interpretive walks and canoe tours, nature study, and environmental education programs.

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