Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park Information

Location Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Nearest City Columbia, South Carolina Nearest city: Columbia, South Carolina
Coordinates 33°47′0″N 80°47′0″W
Area 21,867.02 acres (88.4927 km2)
21,116.91 acres (85.4571 km2) federal
Established 10 November 2003 Established: 10 November 2003
Visitors 134,045 (in 2006)
Governing Body National Park Service

Congaree National Park Operating Hours & Seasons

  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day except December 25th.

Congaree National Park Fees & Reservations

It's Free entry. It doesn't charge to anybody.

Congaree National Park Things to Do

Congaree National Park Camping

  • After Hours Campground (Open All Year)
  • Backcountry Camping (Open All Year)
  • Bluff Campsite (Open All Year)

Congaree National Park Hiking

Hiking Name Length Time Blaze Color
Boardwalks (Pets Not Allowed) 2.4 miles 1.2 hours NA
Bluff Trail 0.7 miles 0.4 hours Blue
Weston Lake Loop Trail 4.6 miles 2.3 hours Yellow
Oakridge Trail 7.5 miles 3.8 hours Red
King Snake Trail 11.1 miles 5.6 hours Orange
River Trail 10.4 miles 5.2 hours White

Congaree National Park Weather

Month Avg High Avg Low Record High Record Low Avg Pcpt
January 56° 34° 83°/2002 11°/2005 4.89"
February 61° 37° 83°/2002 9°/1996 3.10"
March 68° 43° 87°/1990 16°/1996 4.27"
April 76° 49° 95°/2002 27°/1992 2.51"
May 82° 58° 98°/1996 35°/1989 3.50"
June 87° 66° 103°/1950 46°/1988 4.73"
July 91° 69° 104°/1999 54°/1988 4.70"
August 89° 68° 104°/2002 55°/2004 5.00"
September 85° 63° 98°/1993 43°/2003 3.98"
October 76° 51° 96°/2002 28°/2000 3.26"
November 67° 43° 89°/1999 16°/2000 2.81"
December 58° 36° 84°/1998 13°/2000 3.06"