The One National Park In South Carolina That Every True South Carolinian Should Visit At Least Once

South Carolina is home to one of the country’s most hidden national parks. On the whole, the Congaree National Park preserves the largest swatch of old growth bottomland hardwood forest in the country. But Congaree is much more than just a forest. It’s also characterized as a swamp… a swamp with enormous old cypress trees. In fact, Congaree’s old growth trees include the largest concentration of champion trees in the world. (Champion trees are labeled as such due to their size and significance.)

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Have you discovered the South Carolina goodness at Congaree National Park yet? Let us know in the comments – and feel free to upload your photos in our South Carolina Nature Lover’s group on Facebook! Learn more about the park from the official website of the National Park Service.

And to find more fun in hidden South Carolina parks: The 13 Secret Parks Of South Carolina You’ve Never Heard Of But Need To Visit!

Address: 100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061, USA