Have you ever wanted to take a guided canoe trip on Cedar Creek? The park offers a limited number of free guided canoe tours each year allowing visitors to experience the Congaree Wilderness in a unique way. While on the creek, you will learn about and experience the natural and cultural history of the last remaining old-growth bottomland forest in the United States. Visitors will see large bald cypress, loblolly pine and a variety of wildlife while on the tour. Would you like to join us?
Canoe Tour Information2019 Fall Canoe Tour Schedule
9:00 AM Start: September 6, 7, 20, 21, 27, 28, October 4, 5
Reservations can be made through Recreation.gov. Reservations for all of the spring canoe tours will be available starting on March 1. All reservations must be made online; no reservations will be taken at the park by phone or through email. Tours are limited to 12 individuals and last approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Individuals can register for one tour only and reserve a maximum of 6 seats. Spaces are available until filled to capacity.
Canoe tour participants must meet the following requirements:
What to Bring
The park provides all canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFD) for visitors. Those participating should bring with them:
Park staff reserve the right to cancel a canoe tour for any reason. Participants will be informed as soon as possible if a tour is cancelled. There are no rain checks or make-up dates for cancelled tours. Reasons a tour may be cancelled include, but are not limited to:
If you yourself must cancel a reservation, please let park staff know as soon as possible so that those seats can be filled. You can call the Visitor Center at (803) 776-4396 or cancel the tours yourself through Recreation.gov.
Last updated: July 30, 2019