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Congaree National Park

100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-8320
+1 803-776-4396
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Hidden gem!

I had the most enjoyable hike on one of the wilderness trails along the Congaree River. The trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JJane C
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Fort Worth, Texas
Awe inspiring.

I am embarrassed to say I am a native South Carolinean, but this was our first visit to this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
B W
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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One of the few remaining old growth floodplains in the country; home to otters, bobcats and wild boar.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boardwalk trail” (45 reviews)
“visitor center” (71 reviews)
“old growth” (32 reviews)
LOCATION
100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-8320
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+1 803-776-4396
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"boardwalk trail"
in 45 reviews
"visitor center"
in 71 reviews
"old growth"
in 32 reviews
"canoe trip"
in 20 reviews
"flood plain"
in 13 reviews
"cedar creek"
in 15 reviews
"huge trees"
in 11 reviews
"bug spray"
in 17 reviews
"board walk"
in 16 reviews
"hardwood forest"
in 13 reviews
"great boardwalk"
in 6 reviews
"war zone"
in 6 reviews
"closed due"
in 8 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 11 reviews
"south carolina"
in 18 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 5 reviews
"cypress trees"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the most enjoyable hike on one of the wilderness trails along the Congaree River. The trail was maintained and the old wood forest was amazing. I am thankful this area has been preserved. The loblolly pines and the cypress trees are incredibly tall...More

Thank JJane C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am embarrassed to say I am a native South Carolinean, but this was our first visit to this magnificent place. We had planned to kayak the swamp but recent floods had caused water height to cover the trail markings on the trees, and rangers...More

Thank B W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and eerie in the same view this park is a wonder. The nature and large saved trees are great. The place was full of mosquitos and the birds were calling from everywhere. The visitors center was nice and park staff helpful.

Thank rogersober
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience walking through the swamp on the boardwalk. It was cool to see the cypress knees. Like no other landscape and the pure beauty of this park. The mosquitos were insane but still was an amazing experience. We went on the...More

Thank Brandon G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the National Parks ... and we are trying to see as many of them as possible. Congaree National Park is very different from any of the parks we have been to. It is a protected old growth flood plain forest.... basically a swamp...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of only 3 places in the US where synchronized fireflies can be seen for a brief two week period. It was beautiful! A great free event. Great for people of all ages. We went while the visitor center still had extended hours and though...More

Thank Shannon D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Congaree National Park and we weren't disappointed! It is an old growth loblolly pine forest. We camped for two nights and found the campground area extremely clean with nearby composting toilets (no running water, however). It is primitive camping...More

1  Thank HeyYall
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Congaree isn't as majestic as some of the other National Parks, but it does capture a unique environment that may have otherwise gone overlooked or been harvested/developed away. More of a day visit than a multi-day experience, but some good trails to check out and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went alone in early March 2018 for a 4 hour alone time stroll. It was a picture perfect day and I was able to walk through one of nature's best attractions. It was by far the most natural place I have ever experienced and...More

1  Thank audiomusiclover
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

If you like to hike this is the place for you. Yes, it is a free National Park. It isn't Yellowstone or Zion or Yosemite, but it is beautiful. Plenty of shade and snakes.

Thank Bob19512014
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GypsyZora
2 April 2018|
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Response from Trrhperry | Reviewed this property |
I would advise you to contact the park headquarters. There is a place on the website to contact the staff. They responded to my questions promptly and efficiently.
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RadioJeff
27 March 2018|
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Response from HonestReviewGuy913 | Reviewed this property |
There are no rentals available in the park, but there are outfitters in Columbia where you can rent the type of watercraft you prefer. They can also offer advice on timing, best places to put in, etc... The full Cedar Creek... More
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Cathy G
16 March 2018|
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Response from ruth w | Reviewed this property |
Just a little more information - we just canoed this last weekend - so our info is up to date. We registered for backcountry the day before we canoed - so we could get on the river earlier - because the park visitor center... More
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