Congaree National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Tracy Swartout
Congaree National Park is home to the largest remnant of old-growth floodplain forest remaining on the continent! Experience beauty and tranquility as you visit the national and state champion trees in the park, towering to a record size amidst astonishing biodiversity. Walk, paddle or just take it easy within this dynamic floodplain ecosystem.
Park Acreage: 
26546
Highest Point: 
"Cedar Heights"
Highest Point Elevation: 
145 feet
Visitor Count: 
134045
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Cattle Mounds; Weston Lake
Endangered Species: 
Red-cockaded Woodpecker; Bog Mint; Fox Squirrel
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Columbia, SC
Gateway Communities: 
Gadsden, SC; Hopkins, SC; Pinewood, SC; Eastover, SC; Columbia, SC
Nearby Airports: 
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)