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Congaree National Park

100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-8320
+1 803-776-4396
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We were on vacation from Colorado, and stopped with multiple little kids. The boardwalk is raised... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Don't forget the bug spray

From the moment that you pull up to the sign this place is beautiful! They have a misquote meter... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael P
Collinsville, Illinois
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One of the few remaining old growth floodplains in the country; home to otters, bobcats and wild boar.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • 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 yesterday

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 days 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 2 weeks ago

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

3  Thank okeedoke
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't know the meaning of a dark horse, let me give it to you:) A candidate or competitor about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds. I think this park falls off the radar of most people because it doesn't...More

Thank Jayjay099
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in South Carolina, just southeast of Columbia, Congaree National Park is a special place, which protects a 30,000 acre expanse of the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States. Only recently in 2003 was Although the old growth...More

3  Thank angie1966d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place. It is always refreshing and enjoyable. Clean walking trails and my dogs always have a blast while we're here. If you're looking for something fun to do I highly recommend this place!

Thank MancityChamps
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited with my GF to do a kayaking trip. the trip was led by rangers who knew the ecology and history of the area. Was very enjoyable

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Congaree NP is located south of Columbia in Hopkins SC. This is a relatively undeveloped park with emphasis on camping and hiking. There is an informative visitor center. There is a high and low boardwalk thru the flood plain and is an easy walk and...More

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My daughter, who loves to hike, loved it. It was nice but once was enough for me. I am not much of a hiker and the heat and humidity was a little more than I liked. First time in a swamp though.

Thank Douglas O
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Thank you for the terrific review. You gave me the feeling I was there with your beautiful photographs and your vivid descriptions. I was wondering though, for a backcountry experience, can you recommend a trail worth visiting?
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.
Where is the Visitors Center located?
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.