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Congaree National Park
Photo of Congaree National Park courtesy NPS

Situated along the meandering Congaree River in central South Carolina, Congaree National Park is home to champion trees, primeval forest landscapes, and diverse plant and animal life. This 22,200-acre park protects the largest contiguous tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the United States. Known for its giant hardwoods and towering pines, the park's floodplain forest includes one of the highest canopies in the world and some of the tallest trees in the eastern United States.

Congaree National Park provides a sanctuary for plants and animals, a research site for scientists, and a place for you to walk and relax in a tranquil wilderness setting.

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Facilities available at Congaree National Park:



National Geographic TrailSmart Topographic Maps on CD-ROM


Congaree National Park website
Recreation Area Map
Park Email: cosw_information@nps.gov

Phone numbers
Visitor Information 803-776-4396

Address
Congaree National Park
100 National Park Road
Hopkins, SC 29061-9118