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Congaree

  • South Carolina

photo: Artur Łuczka

Why go there?

Congaree National Park is home to an astonishing variety of plant and animal life. The park's floodplain forest is the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States, and it provides habitat for a wide variety of species. The Congaree and Wateree Rivers that flow through the park support the growth of national and state champion trees, including the tallest tree in North America. Visitors to Congaree National Park can enjoy a variety of activities, such as walking the boardwalk trail, kayaking on Cedar Creek, birdwatching, and fishing. The park's diverse ecosystem is sure to provide an enjoyable and educational experience for all who visit.

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    Parks Channel Programs

    • Bird and wildlife viewing

    • Wildlife viewing

    • Canoeing & kayaking

    • Camping

    • Ranger programs

    • Fishing

    • Native-American history

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    21st Century Pioneer

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    • Hiking

    • Conservation

    • Bird and wildlife viewing

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    National Park Diaries

    • Conservation

    • Wildlife viewing