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Peace and Quiet

The weather was perfect for a long walk, and the boardwalk certainly is a major plus for this park... read more

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SFRLGDR
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Smyrna, Tennessee
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Nice trails

Boardwalk and regular trails available. Visitors center with introductory movie. Rangers are a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BW350
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Midlothian, Virginia
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One of the few remaining old growth floodplains in the country; home to otters, bobcats and wild boar.
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100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-8320
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The weather was perfect for a long walk, and the boardwalk certainly is a major plus for this park. We saw deer, hawks, squirrels, woodpeckers, and lizards. The trail was flooded in one spot and we didn’t even mind having to turn around. The rangers...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boardwalk and regular trails available. Visitors center with introductory movie. Rangers are a big help in teaching you about the history of the area. The parks has amazing old growth forest. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank BW350
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic experience. . Huge trees, old world forest. Nothing like it. Unfortunately due to the gov't shut down we couldn't ask the rangers to help us locate the "champion trees". But you can find some of the info on the internet. The board walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

This a very different National Park that is diverse. They have boardwalk trails that are extensive and are easily traversed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SoilDoctor
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We visited after a ton of rain had fallen in the week before, in mid-November, and had planned on only doing the boardwalk trail loop. We were surprised to find out on arrival that half of the loop was closed due to flooding, and sure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank julie248
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

What a great place to visit & enjoy nature. Nice paths to walk, lots of wildlife & very educational.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shari E
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We went the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It was a cool overcast day and we were hoping to have the park to ourselves, WRONG. However, it was not that crowded and it was actually good to see people out there enjoying the park. Great time of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PaulBeve
Reviewed 22 November 2018

We stopped on the way home. I'm so glad we went in November because it wasn't buggy. I would never visit a swamp in the summer! It's the only National Park we've visited which allowed dogs on the trails...which was great since we had our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Although the park is about 18 miles from Columbia, SC, the capital, it seems of another time. These swamps were part of the haunt of Francis Marion, aka "The Swamp Fox" of Revolutionary War fame. I can see why the British could not catch him....More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank capitollover
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old growth forest, lots of wildlife to view, even from the boardwalk. Also has canoe and kayak water trails for serious nature and water enthusiasts. Peaceful and tranquil. Elevated boardwalk is ADA accessible and takes you down to a nice water overlook. Other trails...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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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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