Hours of Operation: the visitor center is open from 8:30 – 5:00 daily, trails are open year-round.
Congaree National Park contains approximately 15 miles of trails and more than 2 miles of boardwalks that flow among cypress and sweet gum trees. Highlights of the tail include Low Boardwalk Trail, Elevated Boardwalk Trail, Kingsnake Trail, Oakridge Loop, and Western Loop . Birding is excellent here all year long.
Anhinga, Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, White-eyed Vireo, White-breasted Nuthatch, Yellow-throated Warbler.
Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Mississippi Kite, Chuck-will’s-widow, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Acadian Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Northen Parula, Prothonotary Warbler, Swanson’s Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blue-headed Vireo, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Ruby-crowned Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Fox Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird.