Congaree National Park Cabins

Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park is the perfect vacation spot

North America’s largest old-growth bottomland hardwood forest, the bio-diverse Congaree National Park, spreads out across nearly 26,000 acres. The park is home to prehistoric vegetation and some of the world’s highest canopies. Hotels near the Congaree National Park are located in the bustling South Carolina capital, Columbia. The Congaree National Park cabins in the Fort Jackson area are closest to the park entrance.

Must-Do Hikes in Congaree National Park

The park’s floodplain terrain is marked by 25 miles of trails for hikers of every skill level and is mostly flat with only a few fluctuations in elevation. November through May is often more challenging owing to deep mud, downed trees and high water. The Visitor Center offers hiking maps and all the hikes start at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center.

Best Outdoor Adventures in Congaree National Park

Wildlife spotting is the true highlight of the park and is at its peak in spring when the temperatures are milder, rains are lesser and bugs are fewer. To enjoy the fall colors it is best to visit sometime between late October and early November.

Best Family Activities in Congaree National Park

The park remains open all year round and offers many family-friendly recreational activities, educational programs and guided tours with scope for nature study. From easy hikes and river trails to camping and birdwatching, the scope for fun with the family is endless.