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Congaree National Park News

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  • Congaree National Park Increasing Nightly Campground Fees

    December 1, 2022 | 2:43 pm

    Congaree National Park will be implementing an increase in nightly reservation fees for campsites in the park's designated frontcountry campgrounds. Increased reservation rates will be effective starting January 1, 2023

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Congaree National Park Conducting Prescribed Burn November 2022

    November 3, 2022 | 9:28 am

    Park rangers from Congaree National Park, along with staff from Kings Mountain National Military Park, Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the SC Forestry Commission, will be conducting a prescribed burn on Wednesday, November 9, weather and conditions permitting. The fire will be conducted in the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) and Harry Hampton West Units and encompass approximately 300 acres. The fire is intended to help with fuel reduction and habitat restoration, in accordance with the park’s fire management plan.

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  • Partial Backcountry Closures Planned for Weekdays in October

    October 8, 2022 | 10:35 am

    Congaree National Park staff are planning wildlife management operations in backcountry areas on several weekdays from October 11 through October 27, 2022. Several backcountry areas will be closed to anglers, paddlers, hikers and campers during these windows, The entire park will remain open on weekends throughout October.

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  • Congaree National Park Closing Ahead of Tropical Storm Ian

    September 29, 2022 | 10:36 am

    Due to the forecasted path of Tropical Storm Ian, Congaree National Park will be closing at 4:00 pm today, Thursday, September 29, and will be closed until further notice.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • SwampFest Art Competition Accepting Entries

    September 7, 2022 | 11:28 am

    Congaree National Park now accepting entries for the 2022 SwampFest Student Art Competition.

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  • Congaree Staff Recognized for Work in Wilderness Stewardship

    August 27, 2022 | 1:58 pm

    Congaree National Park staff was recognized this week for their work in enhancing wilderness stewardship at a ceremony to Celebrate America’s National Parks and the Dedication of Those Who Serve, held in Washington, D.C. by the National Park Service and its philanthropic partner the National Park Foundation.

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  • National Park Service and National Park Foundation recognize outstanding employees, volunteers and partners

    August 25, 2022 | 12:42 pm

    A variety of National Park Service (NPS) employees, volunteers and partners were honored at a ceremony to Celebrate America’s National Parks and the Dedication of Those Who Serve.

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  • Temporary Front Country Evening Closures August 16-18

    August 12, 2022 | 1:41 pm

    Congaree National Park will temporarily close front country areas August 16-18, 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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  • Gregory Hauburger selected as Superintendent of Congaree National Park

    August 10, 2022 | 12:00 pm

    Gregory Hauburger has been selected as the new superintendent of Congaree National Park. Currently the superintendent of William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home N.H.S., he will begin his assignment in mid-October.

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  • Feral Hog Management to Occur During Upcoming Fireflies Closure

    May 12, 2022 | 4:30 pm

    Staff from Congaree National Park, along with staff from USDA APHIS and Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park, will be conducting scheduled feral hog management work during the upcoming closure of the frontcountry areas for the synchronized fireflies. Work will take place on non-event nights.

    Read more at nps.gov