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Congaree National Park protects 24,000 acres of old-growth bottomland hardwood forrest. Congaree is the largest contiguous area of floodplain/forrest in the US. It is supported by periodic flooding from the Congaree River. This habitat supports a wide variety of plant and animal life. Congaree was just upgraded from a National Monument to a National Park in November 2003. It is located in central South Carolina. One of the highlights of the park are the "champion trees" like the 150 foot tall Bald Cypress trees and the 167 foot tall Loblolly Pines.
The best way to see the park is probably taking a canoe along some of the canoe trails. If you cannot do that then there are some hiking trails. I suggest the Boardwalk Trail.
In addition to looking up at the tall trees, look down. There is an amazing variety of fungi and mushrooms growing here in the wetlands.
As with all places you should obey all warning signs because they are there to protect you and the park. I found the... more travel advice
The Sims Trail cuts through the area surrounded by the Boardwalk Trail and connects with other trails. Water, Good... more travel advice
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