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Congaree National Park: A Hiker's Delight

November 3, 2011, 9:18 am
The rays of the sun streamed down through the high branches of a loblolly pine tree, towering some 130 feet overhead, its branches intertwined, as most of the tall trees were, with those of a neighboring white oak, bald cypress or maybe even a sweetgum. It was difficult not ...

Congaree National Park: Canoeing Through The Floodplain Forest

March 17, 2010, 6:21 am
Located just 20 miles from Columbia, South Carolina's state's capital and largest city, Congaree National Park preserves the largest tract of old-growth floodplain forest remaining on the continent.  The lush trees growing in this floodplain forest are some of the tallest in the Eastern U.S. and form one of ...

Top 10 Places To Find Solitude

January 19, 2010, 11:29 am
Our nation’s National Park System offers some of the best outdoor recreation in the world. There are endless places, from Maine to California, Hawaii to Alaska, that you can hike, climb, camp, and see wild animals in their natural habitat. You visit the national parks to experience nature and ...

Congaree National Park a Treat for Kids and Parents on a Budget

May 12, 2009, 7:45 am
If you’re looking to get back in touch with nature, there’s nothing quite like Congaree National Park.“It used to be that basically the entire Southeast was covered with a forest like this, but thanks to pioneers coming in, cutting trees down and later the logging industry, there’s very little ...

Spending bill includes funds to expand Congaree Park

March 16, 2009, 8:07 am
An earmark in the $410 billion spending bill approved by Congress this week will allow Congaree National Park to expand again.The bill allocates $2.69 million for the purchase of land for the national park in southeastern Richland County. The funds will pay for the latest installment in the purchase ...

Why you should Visit Congaree National Park

May 14, 2008, 11:09 am
It’s amazing how many people I meet in the Midlands who never have been to Congaree National Park. They have what they think are great excuses: It’s so far away.I don’t like to hike.I can’t stand the bugs.I’m scared of snakes.I try to shoot down ...