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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

If you believe this information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know here.
So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Congaree National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Congaree National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of South Carolina and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Congaree National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of South Carolina and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Congaree National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of South Carolina and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 27, 2021
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Congaree National Park News

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  • SwampFest Art Competition Accepting Entries

    September 15, 2021 | 12:42 pm

    Congaree National Park is seeking entries for the Annual SwampFest Student Art Competition.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Congaree Biosphere Region Convenes First Official Advisory Council

    June 11, 2021 | 3:05 pm

    The Congaree Biosphere Region has established a new partnership agreement with local organizations. Together, these organizations will work to jointly establish a local advisory council to bring together other people and organizations to achieve the CBR mission

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Congaree National Park Announces Details for 2021 Fireflies Viewing

    April 9, 2021 | 10:14 am

    Congaree National Park will be offering the public opportunities to view the park’s fireflies on May 20-22 and May 27-29, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Congaree National Park Conducting Prescribed Burn Week of April 5, 2021

    April 1, 2021 | 4:22 pm

    Park rangers from Congaree National Park, along with staff from Kings Mountain National Military Park, Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park and the SC Forestry Commission, will be conducting a prescribed burn the week of April 5, weather and conditions permitting.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Congaree National Park Conducting Prescribed Burn on Thursday, March 11, 2021

    March 5, 2021 | 11:44 am

    Park rangers from Congaree National Park, along with staff from Kings Mountain National Military Park, Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park and the SC Forestry Commission, will be conducting a prescribed burn on Thursday, March 11, weather and conditions permitting.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Public Invited to Participate in Water/Ways Virtual Symposium

    December 10, 2020 | 12:29 pm

    On January 7-8, the National Park Service and Friends of Congaree Swamp will be hosting a virtual symposium inspired by the themes of the Smithsonian Institution’s Water/Ways Exhibit. The exhibit, which is currently on display at Congaree National Park, dives into how essential water is to our life on our planet environmentally, culturally, and historically. The Water/Ways Virtual Symposium will connect these larger themes to the local community through engaging presentations, panel discussions, and question-and-answer sessions.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Congaree National Park is Taking Steps to Reduce Invasive Species!

    December 8, 2020 | 1:04 pm

    In an effort to slow the spread of invasive plant species within Congaree National Park, a new boot brush station has been installed near the Harry Hampton Visitor Center.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Congaree National Park and Friends of Congaree Swamp will co-host Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibition

    November 10, 2020 | 9:56 am

    Congaree National Park and Friends of Congaree Swamp will be co-hosting the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Water/Ways from Friday, November 13, 2020 through Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Congaree National Park is adding access to the Harry Hampton Visitor Center Auditorium

    November 9, 2020 | 9:37 am

    Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Congaree National Park is increasing access and services.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Congaree National Park conducting prescribed burn Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    November 3, 2020 | 7:56 am

    Park rangers from Congaree National Park, along with staff from Kings Mountain National Military Park and the SC Forestry Commission, will be conducting a prescribed burn on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, weather and conditions permitting.

    Read more at nps.gov