Congaree National Park is situated in Richland County, South Carolina (the nearest city is Columbia).

 The park preserves the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest in the United States, and the lush trees which are some of the tallest in the Eastern side, forming one of the highest natural canopies in the world. From its total surface of 89 km², about 70 percent of the national park is a wilderness area where large animals like bobcats, deers, feral pigs, feral dogs, coyotes, and turkeys can be spotted. Its waters contain diverse species like amphibians, alligators, turtles, and many types of fish (largemouth bass, panfish, catfish or bowfin).

Things to do. In Congaree National Park, primitive camping is available. There are many hiking trails where hikers may spot deers, opossums, raccoons and even bobcat tracks. Many of the visitors choose to walk the Boardwalk Loop, an elevated 2.4 mile walkway build to protect plant life. There are also canoe rides through the swamp, including a 32 km marked canoe trail on Cedar Creek, and few places for bird watching.

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More information about the park here. Enjoy the photos of Congaree National Park and drop a line if you’ve traveled there!

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