Congaree National Park Camping

100 National Park Road

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Overview

Longleaf and Bluff campgrounds are located above the floodplain in the upland region of Congaree National Park. Many of the park trails can be accessed from the campgrounds.

Recreation

Congaree National Park offers a wide range of opportunities to explore and experience the great outdoors. Many miles of hiking trails can be found in the park ranging from easy to moderately strenuous. Old growth forests, teeming with wildlife can be accessed by park trails or by exploring the many miles of waterways in a canoe or kayak. Interpretive programs including guided hikes, canoe tours and special ranger-led programs are offered throughout the year. Book a reservation now to join a Park Ranger-Guided Canoe Tour during your stay.

Facilities

The campgrounds accommodate tents only and are primitive with no electrical hookups or access for RVs. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided. Water is not available at either location. Water is available 24 hours a day at filling stations located at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center Longleaf Campground has two vault toilets located at the entrance of the campground. Bluff Campground is a one mile hike from the registration station and does not have have restroom facilities.

Natural Features

The campgrounds are located in a spectacular wooded setting, nestled in the upland pine forests of Congaree National Park.

Nearby Attractions

Congaree National Park is located near many attractions including state parks, forests and parks. The city of Columbia is a short drive from the park and offers access to many attractions including museums, city parks and shopping.

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