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Congaree National Park

100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-8320
+1 803-776-4396
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Excellent stop during our trip

Stopped here on our way to Florida. We're taking the kids to as many national parks as we can and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa C
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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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Beautiful walk. About 2.3 miles

Lovely park. Good parking easy access. A great 2.3 - (about). Boardwalk walk through swamps, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dbsopera
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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One of the few remaining old growth floodplains in the country; home to otters, bobcats and wild boar.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boardwalk trail” (43 reviews)
“visitor center” (61 reviews)
“old growth” (28 reviews)
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100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-8320
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"boardwalk trail"
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"flood plain"
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"canoe trip"
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"cedar creek"
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"bug spray"
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"huge trees"
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"nice boardwalk"
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"hardwood forest"
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"closed for repairs"
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"closed due"
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"bird watching"
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"south carolina"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Florida. We're taking the kids to as many national parks as we can and hadn't been to this one. We walked the boardwalk trail and spent some time in the visitors center.

1  Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely park. Good parking easy access. A great 2.3 - (about). Boardwalk walk through swamps, and mangrove and cypress stands to the congaree river. Lovely and an easy walk for all. Saw lots of squirrels and heard great swamp noises. Hoping for some interesting snakes...More

1  Thank dbsopera
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth a short visit if you are in the area. As far as national parks, it is one of the more marginal ones. But, this is still an interesting park to spend some time at. I would recommend checking out the boardwalk and...More

1  Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Volunteer at the Visitor Center was great as were the displays, but the 2.4 mile Boardwalk Trail was awesome - dog friendly and accessible. Know for some of worlds tallest trees, I highly recommend the park and particularly the Boardwalk.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The visitor center was helpful in finding a nice walking area. They have a nice movie about the park. There is an easy boardwalk behind the visitor center that can be walked after the visitor center closes.

1  Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Congaree National Park is indeed off the beaten track and when you go be sure to follow the directions on their web site. The weather was quite cold when we went there this week but it did not detract from the amazing forest we saw.......More

1  Thank mjn2015715
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

OK, I am a bit biases as I love national park sites. You wont need to spend too much time in the VC, get out and enjoy the park. The boardwalk is a very easy hike and the natural beauty is incredible. Sadly, my camera...More

Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Our first time to Congaree and loved it! We are already planning to return when we can do the ranger led canoe tour. The best part about going in December is there are no mosquitoes! The visitor center and short film should be your first...More

Thank Kathryn N
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Took the Ranger guided canoe tour. Experience was outstanding. The Ranger was knowledgeable, accommodating, and made the experience extra special. Such a unique habitat. Would absolutely recommend the trip - or if savvy, go solo

Thank BuenosNachos2
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Congaree National Park was a pleasant surprise. The boardwalk is over 2 miles long and quite a feat. My first day I did the boardwalk and Weston Lake Trail for a couple of hours. My second day I walked the River Trail to the Congaree...More

1  Thank Bill A
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hawkeberz
15 February 2018|
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Response from dbsopera | Reviewed this property |
I have seen snakes, particularly the big black king snakes often and, once it gets warmer, I often see alligators in the Congaree river at the end of the boardwalk.
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Ryan S
15 January 2018|
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Response from Sibylle B | Reviewed this property |
The closest hotels are around Fort Jackson. It is a 30 minute drive. Camping is iffy. The ground is often wet.
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Kfini
11 October 2017|
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Response from Ronald W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how close you need to be to Congaree, but Sesquicentennial state park is about 30 to 40 minutes from there, nice quiet park too.
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