• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek

    Congaree

    National Park South Carolina

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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?

Congaree National Park

Within the park are cattle mounds. These mounds were built to allow livestock to climb to higher ground during floods. In 1996 these mounds were added to the National Register of Historic Places