Park Visitor Center and Resources
Harry Hampton Visitor Center
There are three parking lots located outside the visitor center. The first two lots each have two accessible parking spaces. The third lot, which is for oversized vehicles, has one accessible parking space.
Wheelchair Information and Specifications
Seat Width: 15.75in
Seat Depth: 14.57in
Max Weight: 286lbs
Seat to Ground: 13.4in
Total Width: 25.2in
Back Height: 14.57in
The Hippocampe can be self-propelled, pushed from behind by a companion, or pulled by a companion using a tow rope.
Seat Width: 45cm/60.5cm
Seat Depth: 38.5cm/44cm
Max Weight: 350lbs/450lbs
Seat to Ground: 46cm/46cm
Total Width: 65cm/84cm
Back Height: 91cm/89cm
Total Length: 107cm/109cm
Standard wheelchairs only recommended in the following areas:
The Access Pass is a free, lifetime pass - available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability) - that provides admittance to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies.
Access passes may be obtained at any national park that charges an entrance fee, or online. For more information, please visit: America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass | USGS Store.
Other Park Locations
Picnic ShelterFrom the first parking lot there is a clear, paved path to the picnic shelter. There are two wheelchair accessible tables in the picnic shelter. There are also two wheelchair accessible picnic tables located in between the parking lots.
There is one accessible campsite at Longleaf Campground, Site 1. Routes to campsites at Longleaf are packed dirt and fine gravel. The parking lot at Longleaf Campground is gravel. There are accessible vault toilets directly off the parking lot. Campsites may be reserved online or over the phone through Recreation.gov.
Cedar Creek: What to Expect at Launches
Paddling on Cedar Creek is a wonderful way to experience the park. Visitors may bring their own boats and launch from either of our two boat launches, or sign up for a ranger-led canoe tour. Always check current conditions before your trip! Details about our two boat launches may be found below:
South Cedar Creek Canoe Landing
Bannister Bridge Canoe Landing
Congaree National Park offers the following kayak adaptations for people with disabilities. These tools can be loaned out free of charge to those providing their own kayak or provided one our ranger guided canoe tours. We currently have two sets of each adaptation and they are first come, first serve. Please let the park know at least 24 hours in advance if you are scheduled for a canoe tour and require an adaptation.
If you have any questions regarding accessibility at Congaree National Park, please contact us. All feedback and suggestions for how we may increase access to Congaree are appreciated.
Last updated: July 19, 2023