Current Conditions

Water covering boardwalk during flood
Seasonal flooding often covers the park's trails.

NPS Photo


Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local health authorities, in consultation with the NPS Public Health Service Offices, Congaree National Park is closed to all entry (updated 4/2/2020). Updates will be posted on the park's website and social media channels.

Check current conditions:
Cedar Creek water gauge (flood stage is 8 feet)
Congaree River water gauge (flood stage is 15 feet)
Trail Information

Congaree National Park lies within the floodplain of the Congaree River. and is subject to periodic flooding which occurs approximately ten times each year. With almost 80% of the park lying within the floodplain, these floods make the backcountry trails and even parts of the boardwalk inaccessible to visitors.

Last updated: April 2, 2020

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100 National Park Road
Hopkins, SC 29061


(803) 776-4396

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