Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park

Located in Richland County, SC.

100 National Park Road
Hopkins, SC 29061-9118


Congaree National Park web site

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Located in southeastern Richland County is one of the last surviving old-growth swamps in the eastern United States, and the only national park in South Carolina. Now, a number of boardwalks and hiking trails are open to the public, so this is an excellent place to go for long hikes. Numerous creeks and oxbow lakes will be found here. The Harry Hampton Visitor Center has several displays with plenty of information about the park and a gift shop.

Canoeing and fishing are also available here. Pets and bicycles are permitted only in a few designated areas.

Note: This park was formerly known as the “Congaree Swamp National Monument”, and is still sometimes refered to as the “Congaree Swamp”.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

Public Restrooms

  • Yes

Dogs Allowed

  • Designated areas only

Hours of Operation

  • Always open
  • Visitor Center hours may vary

Admission or Parking Fee

  • Free

Camping Fee

  • Free

How to Get There

  • Take I-77 to exit #5. Go east on SC #48 (Bluff Road) 13.6 kilometers (8.4 miles), then take Old Bluff Road (#734) where it forks off to the right. Continue east on Old Bluff Road until you see the entrance to Congaree National Park.

Latitude 33.83167, Longitude -80.8275

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