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Congaree National Park

100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-8320
+1 803-776-4396
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A Magical Place

I went alone in early March 2018 for a 4 hour alone time stroll. It was a picture perfect day and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
audiomusiclover
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Huntersville, North Carolina
Trails Trails Trails

If you like to hike this is the place for you. Yes, it is a free National Park. It isn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob19512014
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Clearwater, Florida
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“old growth”(28 reviews)
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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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+1 803-776-4396
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"boardwalk trail"
in 43 reviews
"visitor center"
in 66 reviews
"old growth"
in 28 reviews
"flood plain"
in 13 reviews
"canoe trip"
in 19 reviews
"cedar creek"
in 15 reviews
"board walk"
in 16 reviews
"bug spray"
in 17 reviews
"huge trees"
in 10 reviews
"great boardwalk"
in 6 reviews
"hardwood forest"
in 11 reviews
"closed for repairs"
in 4 reviews
"closed due"
in 8 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 10 reviews
"south carolina"
in 18 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 5 reviews
"cooler weather"
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends are already tired of hearing me say that the best US agency, by far, is the National Park Service. The parks are extremely well run and the personnel are always friendly and informative. Congaree National Park fits this easily. The amazing thing is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must-see for wilderness lovers and birders. Billed as the largest contiguous hardwood forest in the southeast US, it’s also a fine example of a cypress swamp and the 2.4 mi boardwalk is handicapped-accessible. I spent 3 hrs wandering 7 miles of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice visitor center, clean restrooms, and a neat boardwalk through the very tall trees and interesting wildlife. Note that this is a swampy bottom area with muck about 8 feet deep so spray yourself and dress with skin covered for mosquitos. The visitor center...More

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting this small, tidy national park could be a great experience, or a miserable experience (depending upon the weather). We got lucky and hit it on a day with the sun hiding behind clouds, before the heat and mosquitoes arrived. So it was very pleasant....More

1  Thank Robertmsnz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden gem. In a remote area 20 miles out of Columbia, but worth the trip. The staff does a great job of explaining why this is such a unique spot in our country.

Thank Jack C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW, if you're within driving distance, this place is a must-see for all ages and backgrounds. Hardwood forests with giant trees. Great for a hot day too, as the trails are mostly shaded by tree canopies. I hiked almost 5 hours on three trails: Watson...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has some very tall and impressively large trees. The pines and the oaks have the perfect environment to show off their glory. The boardwalk trail is about 2.4 miles and can be walked in a little over one hour. You will find yourself...More

Thank Evelyn C
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

If exploring South Carolina be sure to add Congaree National Park to your stops. The boardwalk trail is a wonderful experience for all. With the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States, it's not to be missed.

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GypsyZora
April 2, 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
March 26, 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
March 16, 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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