• 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.

Volunteer

Do your part
The National Park Service cares for America's treasures, and you can help.

  • Be a good park visitor. Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints. Enjoy yourself and remember future visitors who will come after you hoping to enjoy these American treasures too.
  • Support stewardship of the park by becoming educated about the park's natural and cultural resources.
  • Be a volunteer. There's nothing more rewarding than warm thanks from visitors who you helped connect to the park and it's resources!
  • Support the park's bookstore. The park bookstore is operated in cooperation with the Eastern National. Proceeds from book sales help fund exhibits and programs.
  • Keep informed on park issues and provide comment during park planning processes.
  • Be a good steward by obeying park regulations, including, but not limited to: picking up trash; keeping dogs leashed; leaving precious resources undisturbed, including artifacts; properly disposing of fishing lines and carcasses; and not using metal detectors.

Become a Volunteer-In-Parks

Depending upon your skills and interests and the needs of the park, we will match you to the best volunteer opportunity available. Current opportunities exist in Natural Resource Management, Interpretation and Education, Maintenance, and Special Events.

Email or call Volunteers-In-Parks Coordinator Corinne Fenner, 803 647-3964, for more information.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Students learn about the diverse forest community at Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park ranks among the most diverse forest communities in North America. There are 22 different plant communities in the park.