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Congaree National Park

100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-8320
+1 803-776-4396
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Poorly marked - hike at your own risk!

Our goal in retirement is to travel all of our National Parks. So far we've visited 36 with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Roswell, New Mexico
Unique and uncrowded - but hot in summer!

We visited Congaree for a day with our kids ages 18 to 9 It was a unique national park - the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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One of the few remaining old growth floodplains in the country; home to otters, bobcats and wild boar.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flood plain” (21 reviews)
100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-8320
+1 803-776-4396
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our goal in retirement is to travel all of our National Parks. So far we've visited 36 with Congaree being 37 - so we've been to our fair share of parks. We came here during a recent trip to Beaufort SC and were really looking...More

Thank 4dpkeith
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Congaree for a day with our kids ages 18 to 9 It was a unique national park - the swamp-like landscape and the hugely tall trees. We walked along the boardwalk trail, which was easy and flat walking and had an interpretive brochure...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Board Walk. Park Rangers are very knowledgeable. Year round hiking. Picnic area. Camping area. Clean. Tall Pines. Good birding. Lots of plants.

1  Thank dcurlee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, how did I overlook a national park in my own backyard (less than thirty minutes from my home). The Congaree National Park is in Hopkins which is near Cayce. Recently, I heard a story about a family who got lost in Congaree NP because...More

1  Thank Karina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To truly get the most of this national park you need walking shoes and mosquito repellent although in our short walk we didn't get bit. The park host was very friendly and informative. Part of the trail on the boardwalk was closed so we didn't...More

1  Thank traveling32952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Congaree National Park over Memorial Day weekend 2017. We went to see the synchronous fireflies. I'm not 100% sure that the fireflies were synchronized that Saturday night but we were not disappointed and it was worth the trip. Due to recent flooding much...More

1  Thank FamilyFun20144
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on vacation from Colorado, and stopped with multiple little kids. The boardwalk is raised for the most part making it an easy hike for elderly, kids, or those people who are out of shape. If you want more rugged, then there are trails...More

Thank jogger1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment that you pull up to the sign this place is beautiful! They have a misquote meter, and you have to have bug spray on to enjoy the park. We met a woman on the trail that had 10 misquotes on her face...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We traveled more than 300 miles to visit our #35 National Park on our phenomenal quest. We were certainly not disappointed in the beauty of the swamp, wildlife, flora and conservation mission. We do lament the overall management of the park. This is -- by...More

4  Thank okeedoke
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

At Congaree National Park there is a lot of swamps filled with Cypress and Pines but the park makes it easy to navigate with over 2 miles of elevated boardwalks. Also A viewing platform overlooks Weston Lake. The small lake is home to huge gar,...More

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16 June 2017|
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Response from okeedoke | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of excellent backpacking trail along the Cedar and Congaree Rivers.
14 April 2017|
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Response from vorac111 | Reviewed this property |
You should not be able to miss it. Just follow the sign to the park and then you will see it along with a large parking lot. Trail heads also start at the visitor center.