United States South Carolina Hopkins

Congaree National Park

A national park in South Carolina known for the largest intact expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the southeastern US.

Tips from the community

Explore the largest tract of hardwood forest in the country at this rich green destination located in the heart of South Carolina. This is one of the oldest collections of forest land, featuring beautiful, towering trees alongside elevated pathways. Underneath heavy rain, the forest floor becomes entirely engulfed with water, witness this uniquely mesmerizing site from the safety of your platform.

seeker 3 years ago

We are very into the mystical world of bioluminescence this summer and look no farther than the lush grounds of Congaree National Park to witness the ethereal glowing of bioluminescent mushrooms. Peaking out against nightfall, these mushrooms can be viewed throughout the park in the early summer months.

seeker 2 years ago

Congaree National Park in South Carolina has the largest intact expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forests in the United States, this mystical national park features abundant walkways to explore the towering forested areas. Enjoy outdoorsy activities including hiking, fishing, camping, and more.

seeker 3 years ago

Hiking, history, boardwalk

lwithrow 3 years ago

Congaree National Park Guides

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