Planning a trip to Congaree National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Congaree National Park, South Carolina.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park Basics

Region: Southeast

Park Size: 26,276 acres (41.06 sq miles) (106.34 sq km)

Location: Richland County

Closest Cities: Eastover, South Carolina

Busy Season: March to May

Visitation: 159,445 (in 2019)

How much does Congaree National Park Cost?

Congaree National Park does not charge an entrance fee.

When is Congaree National Park Open?

Congaree National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Congaree National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Congaree National Park and are allowed on the trails. Please review the Congaree Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Congaree.

Where are Congaree National Park’s visitor centers?

Harry Hampton Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgment

The park now known as Congaree National Parks is on Santee, ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), Wateree, and Congaree land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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