100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061 • https://www.nps.gov/cong
Astonishing biodiversity exists in Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. From a 2.5 mile boardwalk loop to hikes through the swamp to wild boars to some of the largest trees on the east coast, Congaree National Park is not your typical national park.
Information & Tips:
- Currently no entry cost.
- Prone to flooding which may close most trails.
- Mosquitos can be intense so bring bug spray. Especially in the summer.
- There is a spider season in spring and fall. Boardwalk is usually clear but backcountry trails may have lots of webs crossing the trails.
- No food available except snacks in the welcome center.
- If you’re visiting for synchronized lightning bugs it will be very crowded and you can’t stop or hang around. You walk a special trail and keep moving.
- Dogs are welcomed on all trails.
(~31 miles of trails)