Congaree National Park intacts the largest old growth bottomland hardwood forest in the United States. The park is located in the state of South Carolina in the small town of Hopkins, next to the major city of Columbia. It is characterized by several unique features with 34 square miles spreading of forests and wetlands, fresh water bodies and a variety of species of plants and animals.
Congaree swamp has a distinctive ecosystem consisting of forest wetlands, oxbow lakes, and slow moving creeks and so on. The park covers a total area of 22,200 acres. Approximately 160,000 people visited the Congraee National Park in 2018.
The best part about the CongareeNatioal Park is that it has no entrance fee which makes it an excellent traveling spot for large group of families or friends.Congaree National Park is rainy all through the year especially during the summer seasons. Winters are mild and prove to be the ideal time to visit.
Park visitors are advised to follow a canoe trail down the Ceder creek. The activities that the Congaree National Park offers to its visitors include, tree-treks, canoe tours, camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bird-watching and much more.
Kingsnaketrails, Broadwalk Loop trail, Bates Ferry trail, National Discovery Park, arejust a few attractions from the many visitor sites the Congaree National Park has to offer.