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A Very Pleasant Afternoon

I’m always looking for a good nature walk while on my business trips. While in the Columbia SC area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David H
Cleveland, Ohio
A beautiful and undisturbed preserve.

My girlfriend and I took a quick trip to Congaree from our home in Savannah, Georgia. The park is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Guyton, Georgia
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One of the few remaining old growth floodplains in the country; home to otters, bobcats and wild boar.
100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-8320
+1 803-776-4396
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I’m always looking for a good nature walk while on my business trips. While in the Columbia SC area I came across this gem. I enjoyed strolling on the boardwalk along with walking the trails. There are miles of trails from which to choose from,...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I took a quick trip to Congaree from our home in Savannah, Georgia. The park is an amazing escape from the day-to-day and is well-kept. We walked the Boardwalk Loop and learned so much. The mosquitoes are out to get you, so...More

Thank Nomad_GA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our day visit to Congaree, the highlight being the boardwalk trail, although it was flooded on the lowest level so walked it from both ends. Such a different experience from other national parks due to its nature, we also took a couple...More

1  Thank Nicky L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a special trip to see this park. Although not the biggest National Park, it has a nice visitors center with a small gift shop. The volunteer at the desk was very helpful and informative. A trip earlier in the day is advised if you...More

1  Thank Christie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boardwalk is a great way to spend an hour or two. When we were here it was really hot and humid, and we got eaten alive by mosquitoes despite being doused in deet, but the walk allowed you to see a variety of habitats...More

Thank gypsygallisa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very good national park. The boardwalk hike is excellent. We saw deer and several kinds of birds. Do this walk in the spring or fall, it would be brutal in the summer. Also, do not forget to use DEET, but put it on in...More

1  Thank esprouls47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This quiet, uncrowned park has a fascinating ecosystem. Because there aren’t many people a wide variety of bird song can be heard. We saw juvenile skinks, an amazing diversity of spiders and stunning trees. Notice how small changes in elevation result in observable changes in...More

1  Thank grmomof2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the nation's newest national parks. Free admission, plenty of parking. Goid number of trails of varying difficulty. The raised boardwalk trail is about 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace, where you will see some of the tallest, oldest specimens of some species of...More

3  Thank Ken H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove 2 hours to the park for a hike. We had 2 young children ages 8 & 5. The trail we took was the boardwalk trail so the entire trail was wooden so we didn’t have to walk in mud. Very easy walk and...More

Thank creick28
Reviewed 1 June 2018

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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2 April 2018|
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.
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
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