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Congaree National Park News

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  • Upcoming Area Closures for Feral Hog Management Work

    April 8, 2024 | 10:24 am

    Resource management staff from the NPS and USDA will be conducting feral hog management work in the park during the months of April and May. This work will take place in different areas of the park and some trails and areas will be closed to access while this work is ongoing.

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  • Congaree National Park to Conduct Prescribed Burns April 5-7, 2024

    April 1, 2024 | 10:14 am

    Prescribed burns to take place between April 5-7.

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  • Congaree National Park Planning to Conduct Spring Prescribed Burns

    March 20, 2024 | 3:51 pm

    Park rangers from Congaree National Park, along with staff from other NPS and partner agencies, are planning to conduct prescribed burns in in one or more of the park’s upland burn units between March 20 and April 30, 2024, weather and conditions permitting.

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  • Congaree National Park to Conduct Prescribed Burn

    March 13, 2024 | 10:43 am

    Prescribed burn on March 14, 2024

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  • Congaree National Park Announces Details for the 2024 Firefly Viewing Event

    March 8, 2024 | 9:42 am

    Congaree National Park today announced the dates for the 2024 Synchronized Firefly Viewing Event. This year’s event will take place May 16-25, offering the public opportunities to witness this magical natural phenomenon.

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  • 325.5 million visits to national parks in 2023, 250,114 visits to Congaree National Park

    February 26, 2024 | 11:25 am

    The National Park Service announced last week that 400 parks reported a total of 325.5 million visits in 2023. Congaree National Park was one of 20 National Park Service units to break annual visitation records in 2023, welcoming 250,114 visitors, nearly 35,000 more visits than that of the park’s previous record, set in 2021.

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  • Resource Management Closure November 15-16 for Feral Hog Management

    November 14, 2023 | 10:04 am

    Staff from Congaree National Park, USDA APHIS, and Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park, will be conducting feral hog management work beginning on the evening of Wednesday, November 15, with a heavy focus on areas near the Harry Hampton Visitor Center and Boardwalk Trail. This work is being conducted due to recent reports and observations of increased feral hog activity in areas that see heavy visitation on a regular basis.

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  • 2023 SwampFest Student Art Competition Extended

    October 12, 2023 | 11:04 am

    Congaree National Park will continue accepting entries until October 26

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  • 2023 SwampFest Student Art Competition Accepting Entries

    September 21, 2023 | 10:32 am

    Congaree National Park is accepting entries for the annual SwampFest Student Art Competition

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  • Congaree National Park Closing Ahead of Hurricane Idalia

    August 29, 2023 | 12:00 pm

    Staff at Congaree National Park are currently preparing for the expected impacts of Hurricane Idalia. The storm is forecast to travel through coastal Georgia before reaching South Carolina in the early morning hours of August 31.

    Read more at nps.gov