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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Fall Offerings at Congaree National Park

Fall programs offered at Congaree National Park to focus on communities and area history

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.

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.

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Congaree National Park. One of the tallest tree canopies in the United States. I met "Crocodile Dundee" one day. He pulled out this big old knife out on me. Didn't scare me. Actually angered me. We both went our own way. No harm done.

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