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Congaree National Park Conducting Prescribed Burn in November

Prescribed burn taking place in front of the park entrance sign.
A prescribed burn near the park entrance sign.


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News Release Date: October 28, 2021

Contact: Greg Cunningham, 803-647-3983

HOPKINS, SC – Park rangers from Congaree National Park, along with staff from Kings Mountain National Military Park, Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park and the SC Forestry Commission, will be conducting a prescribed burn during the first two weeks of November, weather and conditions permitting. The fire will be conducted in the Red Bluff and Dawson’s Units near the South Cedar Creek Canoe Landing and encompass approximately 450 acres. The fire is intended to help with fuel reduction and habitat restoration, in accordance with the park’s fire management plan.

Precautions have been taken to minimize impacts to park visitors and park neighbors. However, fishing access to Cedar Creek from South Cedar Creek Road will be closed. Additionally, smoke may be seen for several miles and may drift over nearby roads, trails, and campgrounds. Recreational access to other park trails, facilities and campgrounds will remain open.

Additional details and updates will be posted on the park’s website and social media channels.

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Last updated: October 28, 2021

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