Congaree National Park Locator Map

Fast Facts

Total Area
22,200 acres
Annual Visitation
109,685 in 2012 (view all years)
Creation Date
November 10, 2003
Entrance Fee
Time Zone
Lowest Elevation
80 feet at Congaree River
Highest Elevation
140 feet on Old Bluff Road
Lowest Average Temp
34F in January
Record Low Temp
9F in 1996
Highest Average Temp
91F in July
Record High Temp
104F in 1999
Our Last Visit
March 2012

Park Contact Information

Congaree National Park
100 National Park Road, Hopkins, SC 29061
Info at (803) 776-4396
Fax to (803) 783-4241

Park Creation Timeline

On October 18, 1976 Congress passes the bill creating Congaree Swamp National Monument.
International Biosphere Reserve status is given to the park as part of the South Atlantic Coastal Plain by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
On November 10, 2003, President George W. Bush signs the bill enlarging the monument and elevating it to national park status.

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