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Congaree National Park preserves the largest remnant of old-growth floodplain forest remaining on the continent. Experience national and state champion trees, towering to record size amidst an astonishing array of plants and animals. In addition to being a designated Wilderness Area, an International Biosphere Reserve, a Globally Important Bird Area and a National Natural Landmark, Congaree is home to a museum quality exhibit area within the Harry Hampton Visitor Center, a 2.4 mile boardwalk loop trail and over 20 miles of backcountry hiking trails. The park also hosts a wide variety of guided walks, canoe tours, talks and presentations offered throughout the year (visit the Web site for more information). Other popular activities within the park include backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, birding, nature study and more! Before you embark on your adventures, stop by the Harry Hampton Visitor Center to pick up a map and brochure, watch the introductory film and get the latest information about conditions in the park.
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Hopkins
Midlands
100 National Park RD,
Hopkins, SC 29061
(803) 776-4396
Info & Amenities
Location
From Interstate 77, take Exit 5 - SC Hwy 48 East (Bluff Rd.), following the brown and white Congaree National Park directional signs. Travel southeast approximately fourteen miles on SC Hwy 48 (Bluff Rd.) toward Gadsden and turn right onto Mt. View Rd.
Admission
Free
Checks Accepted
Yes
Must See
Yes
Days and Hours of Operation
Harry Hampton Visitor Center open daily 9am-5pm
Days and Holidays Closed
Visitor Center is closed on all Federal Holidays
Visa/Master Card
Yes
Motorcoach Parking
Yes
American Express Card
Yes
Discover Card
Yes
Birding
Yes
Boating
Yes
Hiking
Yes
Paddling
Yes
Fishing
Yes