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Congaree National Park

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Congaree National Park

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100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-8320
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Jeff7520 wrote a review Oct 24
Castle Rock, Colorado179 contributions44 helpful votes
This is a smaller, newer national park that preserves a type of forest that many rarely encounter. The park is chock full of towering trees that give you the same sense of awe you get walking through a redwood forest. The wildlife is often small, but equally interesting: millipedes, spiders, snakes, etc. We enjoyed walking the boardwalk but do remember to bring mosquito repellant. We were forced to turn around on a very mosquito-filled day in Oct.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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gary The Golfer wrote a review Oct 24
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Not the most famous National Park in the nation. No fancy view, but do offer great walking trails .... Many trails to choose from . Extremely helpful staff, very personal and friendly ! Love them ! Oh, did I say : it opened 24 hours and free... Free......
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Date of experience: October 2020
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SCoxygenman wrote a review Oct 17
Columbia, South Carolina177 contributions45 helpful votes
Now is the time of year to go visit the swamp. The temperatures are cooler and the mosquito meter is low. I would definitely take the bug spray, we forgot but they were not too bad. They really have a great boardwalk trail. Great place for walkers and is handicap accessible. The tall trees your surrounded by provide some nice shade and beauty to the surrounding area. We have been to so many National Parks all over the country and couldn’t believe we had missed the closest one to our home out of Columbia. Looks like a good place to go canoeing for those into that would probably get to see some more of the wildlife away from the trails. It’s not real hot and muggy this time of year. I thought the leaves would be changing colors but they are not quite there yet. We just enjoyed the simple easy walk around the boardwalk, it was a great place to relax and enjoy nature and there wasn’t alot of other crowds and people to spoil it.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Paula B wrote a review Oct 11
Grosse Pointe, Michigan63 contributions11 helpful votes
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Visited on a beautiful October day, and so glad we did. The temperature was comfortable, no noticeable mosquitoes, and very few spiders. I’m not a fan of spiders, and heard they could be all over the place! We saw just enough to get a good look at their beautiful webs, without there being so many that it ruins the experience for me. We did the hike along the boardwalk, and it was very interesting! Be sure to do the self-guided tour with the pamphlet from the visitor center, and read the information provided at each of the markers. There was a lot of great information about things that we were questioning. It was different than any other national park we had ever visited, but definitely worth the stop!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kaela wrote a review Sep 2020
Orlando, Florida782 contributions101 helpful votes
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Visited in September and it was a really pleasant little area. The whole area is dog friendly and we enjoyed taking our pup on the boardwalk and trails. Not a ton to do or explore but we still enjoyed it! There was also barely anyone there which helped a lot. Highly recommend going in cooler weather because we had no issues with bugs and I imagine it would be much worse in the summer!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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