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What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, Water Balloons and a Crab Feast
Posted on August 11, 2016 at 6:30AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From a historic water balloon battle to a seafood feast, the events lined up this weekend send summer vacation off with a bang. Read on for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Reggae, Boiled Peanuts and Fireflies
Posted on August 4, 2016 at 8:36AM by Dayna Cantelmi
With so many summer events in store, fun in the sun is the theme of the weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then peruse through our calendar of events for even more that's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Daufuskie, Shopping and Plastic Models
Posted on August 4, 2016 at 7:22AM by Dayna Cantelmi
School isn't back in session just yet! Make the most of these remaining summer days by enjoying the activities and events we have lined up this weekend. Check out our roundup below, then take a ...
What's Hot This Weekend: South Congaree Chamionship Rodeo, Fireflies vs. Asheville July 29 - 31
Posted on July 21, 2016 at 1:42PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Finish up July with a bang! Whether you wish to bask in the summer weather or cool off indoors, there are plenty of options to do either this weekend. Keep reading for our roundup below, then check ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Friday Night Laser Lights, Soda City Market, Summer Movie Series July 22-24
Posted on July 21, 2016 at 1:40PM by Dayna Cantelmi
A slew of exciting summertime events are in store this weekend! Check out our roundup below, then take a look through our calendar of events for even more happenings in Columbia, SC. ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Tasty Tomato Festival, Bubble Run, "The Little Mermaid" July 15 - 17
Posted on July 15, 2016 at 5:54AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Bubbles, baseball and butterflies are just a few of the things you can enjoy this weekend! Find out what else we have in store in our roundup below, then look through our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: XTERRA Trail Run, Twilight in the Garden, Repticon Columbia July 8 - 10
Posted on July 6, 2016 at 1:30PM by Dayna Cantelmi
This #famouslyhot weekend offers everything from theatre and summer series to baseball and colorful conventions! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Lake Murray's 4th of July Celebration, Lexington Peach Festival July 1 - 4
Posted on July 1, 2016 at 6:33AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Celebrate America's independence this weekend with fireworks, festivals, baseball and more! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for everything going ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Blues, Berries & BBQ, Fashion Week, Soda City Family Jam June 24 - 26
Posted on June 23, 2016 at 6:22AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From baseball and barbecue to fashion and freedom, there's no shortage of summer fun this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for even more ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Shrimp & Grits Festival, The Glo Run, Summer Concert Series June 17 - 19
Posted on June 17, 2016 at 5:54AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Festivals, plays, and sporting events are all in store this weekend. Find out more in our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's going on in Columbia, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Slide the City, Harvest Week, DriftJam, Twilight in the Garden June 10 - 12
Posted on June 10, 2016 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The long summer days are here to stay, so fill them up with some of the fun activities and events we have going on this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Fireflies Baseball, Rhythm on the River, Summer Movie Series June 3 – 5
Posted on June 2, 2016 at 11:53AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It may only be June, but the summer schedule is heating up with outdoor events, festivals, baseball and more. Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for ...
What's Hot This Memorial Day Weekend: Commemoration & Heritage Celebration, Big & Bold May 27 - 30
Posted on May 26, 2016 at 11:08AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The unofficial start of summer kicks off this weekend with plenty to see and do! Keep reading for our roundup below, then look through our calendar of events for everything else that's ...

Congaree National Park

  • 100 National Park Road
  • Hopkins, SC 29061
  • Phone: 803-776-4396
  • Fax: 803-783-4241
  • Hours: Harry Hampton Visitor Center Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, 7 days per week, year-round (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
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Congaree National Park offers hiking, primitive camping, bird watching, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, and nature study. Rangers and volunteers conduct interpretive walks and talks throughout the year. The 26,000 acre National Park protects the largest intact tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the United States. The park contains some of the tallest trees in Eastern North America with one of the highest canopies in the world, broad bio-diversity, and old-growth forest. The park is recognized as International Biosphere Reserve, federally designated Wilderness Area, and Globally Important Bird Area.

Visitors are encouraged to explore Congaree at any time, as the park's trails remain open 24 hours, 7 days per week.

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14th Annual SwampFest at the Congaree

October 1, 2016
Location: Congaree National Park
Times: From: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Join us for the 14th Annual SwampFest, bringing in record crowds of all ages from across the country, state, and local areas. There will be food vendors, arts & crafts, kid's rides, games, ...More»

Big Tree Hike

through November 12, 2016
Location: Congaree National Park
Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join volunteer naturalist John Cely for an exciting exploration of some of the park's big trees. Please bring good footwear, water, snacks, and insect repellent. Note: this tour takes visitors ...More»

Introduction to the Cedar Creek Canoe Trail

August 26, 2016-September 4, 2016
Location: Congaree National Park
Times: From: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Learn about Congaree National park while enjoying a 30 to 45 minute ranger led canoe trip on the Cedar Creek Canoe Trail. All participants must be at least 6 years of age or older and must be ...More»

Nature Discovery Walk

August 20-28, 2016
Location: Congaree National Park
Times: From: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Join a knowledgeable volunteer naturalist for a fun and engaging walk along the park's Boardwalk. Discover park wildlife and the amazing diversity of plant life that make Congaree National Park ...More»