Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park

Overview

Area name

Congaree National Park

Area Location

Head east on Highway 48 from I77, for approximatetly 12 miles (following the signs for Congaree National Park), turn right onto Mt. View Road. After .8 miles turn right onto Old Bluff Rd, follow this road for approximately .6 miles and follow the signs at the park entrance.

Area Map

Access

Hours of Operation: the visitor center is open from 8:30 – 5:00 daily, trails are open year-round.

Facilities

Background

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.

Key Birds

Resident

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.

Summer

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.

Winter

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blue-headed Vireo, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Ruby-crowned Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Fox Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird.