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 Spring Canoe Tour Schedule
10:00 AM Start: April 5,12,13,19,26,27, May 3
8:30 AM Start: May 31, June 1,7,8,14,15
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: February 20, 2019