Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park

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VISIT Congaree National Park:

Park Details

Congaree National Park was established on October 18, 1976, and has a total area of 26,276 acres (41 square miles, or 106 square kilometers).

Address 100 National Park Road, Hopkins, SC, 29061
Phone803-776-4396
HoursOpen 24 hours a day year-round
Entrance FeeFree
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Congaree National Park is the 175th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Congaree National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Congaree National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Congaree National Park are November, April, May & October.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits14,15914,06422,21920,03624,97818,29816,93612,33417,30919,68217,86017,306
Precipitation868487575664717562585573
Avg Temp576067748187898883756759
Max Temp737580869196989792867974
Avg Temp394146526168727165564741
Min Temp242629354758656252383027
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Congaree National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Congaree National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Congaree National Park & Hilton Head Beach2917

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Congaree National Park.

NameDistance
Ninety Six National Historic Site75 mi
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site85 mi
Fort Sumter National Monument88 mi
Reconstruction Era National Historical Park97 mi
Kings Mountain National Military Park100 mi
Cowpens National Battlefield110 mi
Fort Pulaski National Monument121 mi
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site140 mi
Moores Creek National Battlefield160 mi
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park171 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Congaree National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Poinsett State ParkWedgefield, SC more 14 miles
Weston Lake Military - Fort JacksonHopkins, SC more 16 miles
Falcons Nest Military - Shaw AFBSC more 23 miles
Sesquicentennial State ParkColumbia, SC more 23 miles
Santee State ParkSantee, SC more 24 miles
Dreher Island State Rec AreaProsperity, SC more 41 miles
Wateree MilitaryCamden, SC more 42 miles
Barnwell State ParkBlackville, SC more 43 miles
Aiken State ParkWindsor, SC more 44 miles
Lake Wateree State Rec AreaWinnsboro, SC more 45 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Congaree National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
None Found.

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Congaree National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Congaree National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Charlotte Douglas International AirportCLTCharlotte, NC99 mi
Savannah Hilton Head International AirportSAVSavannah, GA117 mi
Raleigh-Durham International AirportRDURaleigh/Durham, NC184 mi
Hartsfield-Jackson International AirportATLAtlanta, GA210 mi
Jacksonville International AirportJAXJacksonville, FL233 mi
Richmond International AirportRICRichmond, VA322 mi
Orlando Sanford International AirportSFBOrlando, FL347 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Congaree National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Columbia Metropolitan AirportCAEColumbia, SC22 mi
Florence Regional AirportFLOFlorence, SC67 mi
Augusta Regional At Bush FieldAGSAugusta, GA74 mi
Charleston International AirportCHSCharleston, SC75 mi
Myrtle Beach International AirportMYRMyrtle Beach, SC107 mi
Concord-Padgett Regional AirportUSAConcord, NC111 mi
Greenville Spartanburg International AirportGSPGreer, SC112 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.