Congaree National Park News
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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.
2023 SwampFest Student Art Competition Extended
October 12, 2023 | 11:04 am
Congaree National Park will continue accepting entries until October 26
2023 SwampFest Student Art Competition Accepting Entries
September 21, 2023 | 12:00 am
Congaree National Park is accepting entries for the annual SwampFest Student Art Competition
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.
Tourism to Congaree Contributes $11,831,000 to Local Economy
August 21, 2023 | 12:27 pm
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 204,522 visitors to Congaree National Park in 2022 spent approximately $11,831,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 138 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of over $14,220,000.
Evening Closure for Ongoing Feral Hog Management Work
August 10, 2023 | 1:31 pm
Staff from Congaree National Park, alongside staff from USDA/APHIS, Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park, and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will be conducting feral hog management work in the park August 27-28, a continuation of the work done at the end of last month.
Upcoming Evening Closures for Feral Hog Management
July 18, 2023 | 1:30 pm
Congaree National Park will be closing the evenings of July 30 - August 1 for feral hog management.
Feral Hog Management to Occur During Fireflies Closure
May 10, 2023 | 2:09 pm
Congaree National Park will be conducting feral hog management work over the next two weeks during the resource management closure in place for the protection of the synchronous firefly habitat during their active period of synchronization.
Congaree National Park Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Change to Park Policy Permitting Dogs on Boardwalk Trail
April 6, 2023 | 3:52 pm
Congaree National Park is seeking public comment on potential changes to the park’s policy permitting dogs on the Boardwalk Loop Trail. Current regulations permit dog owners and their pets to use the park’s 2.6 mile boardwalk as long as dogs are kept on a leash no more than 6 feet in length and all pet waste is cleaned up. Proposed changes to current park policy are being considered for the protection of park visitors and resources in light of increased visitation to the park and instances of dogs off leash and pet waste being left behind on the Boardwalk Loop Trail.
Congaree National Park Announces Details for 2023 Firefly Viewing Event
March 24, 2023 | 11:22 am
Congaree National Park today announced the dates for the 2023 Synchronous Fireflies Viewing Event, which will take place on May 13-16 and May 19-24,2023, and will offer the public opportunities to observe the synchronous fireflies.