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Congaree National Park

The Congaree National Park is home to the largest old-growth floodplain forest in North America. Trails, both hiking and canoeing, abound in this Park. The park also offers Butterfly Identification Training, as well as an Annual Butterfly Count that are lead by local rangers. Some visitors enjoy viewing the abundant wildlife including barred owls, flying squirrels, and river otters.

Throughout the year, the Congaree National Park usually experiences 10 flooding events. Two of the hiking trails are on raised boardwalks. While the elevated boardwalk trail rises over 6 feet above the ground, this trail can disappear under high waters 4 to 5 times a year. Although floods are often viewed as damaging, the natural processes that cause the Congaree to flood help replenish soil nutrients that support the diverse habitat and wildlife of the area.

If You Go

For a truly unique experience, take a 4-hour ranger guided tour through the swamp. Tours are offered every Sunday and Saturday; reservations can be made by calling 803-776-4396.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Wojo16

December 5, 2014

This park is the best national park I have been to in years!

fishnfool89

March 20, 2014

they have not stopped the canoe tours...they just dont do them in the winter..here's the schedule for the tours....http://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/guided-canoe-tours.htm

Tom

March 16, 2013

OK, what's the threat? I followed a google link to here. It's the first result under search term congaree national park.

dcwkkc

March 10, 2013

How unfortunate they have stopped the canoe tours. It was one of the best, if not the best feature of really seeing this park. A poor choice was made to end this and other outdoor programs.

SLICKTINEZ

February 3, 2012

I HAVE BEEN COMING TO THIS PARK FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS NOW, IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO GO HIKING, CANOEING AND CAMPING OUT. HAS A LOT TO OFFER AND IS A GREAT PLACE TO TAKE THE FAMILY OUT TO ESPECIALLY ON THE BOARDWALK. YOU SHOULD ALSO CHECK OUT THEIR PARK DISPLAYS AT THE WELCOME CENTER. GREAT PLACE TO VISIT TO GET AWAY FROM THE BUSY LIFE OUT HERE.

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