Congaree National Park, South Carolina

Congaree National Park is situated in South Carolina in Richland County. The park was established on November 10, 2003 after going through several revisions of campaigns to save the area from development starting in 1969. The park is the biggest old growth hardwood forest remaining in the USA covering nearly 42 square miles. Some of the activities enjoyed at the park are bird watching, kayaking, canoeing, and primitive camping.

Congaree National Park Info


Congaree National Park

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News

June Butterfly Count Program at Congaree National Park

The public is invited to participate in the June Butterfly Count at Congaree National Park on June 13, 2015.

Banner Year and Record Setting Visitation for Congaree National Park

2016 saw record numbers of visitors at Congaree National Park who participated in a variety of special events and programs including the National Park Service Centennial and the 40th anniversary of Congaree.

Congaree National Park Fire Management Plan

The Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment has been released and will be open for comment for 30 days.

Congaree National Park Photos

Hearts From Us

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Hearts From Us

We love our National Parks!

Into the Danger Zone

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Into the Danger Zone

Little did we know that our walk down the boardwalk would take us into the mosquito danger zone.

Swamp Creature

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Swamp Creature

This shot shows how bad the mosquitos were - we both had full bug jackets on and they were still hounding us.

Big. Ass.

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Big. Ass.

Tree. Congaree National Park contains the largest remaining area of old growth bottomland hardwood forest in the United States.

Mosquito Meter

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Mosquito Meter

We were here in a 2.5 and we had to break out the bug jackets. I can only imagine what it's like when the needle hits 'War Zone'!

Finally Here!

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Finally Here!

This one has been on the list for a long time! It's just never been in our travel path.

Wilderness Boundary

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Wilderness Boundary

It's sad that they have to put up signs to remind people not to mess nature up.

Congaree

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