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Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park is a national park near the town of Eastover, South Carolina, which contains the largest tract of bottomland hardwood forest in the United States. After lobbying by the Sierra Club, in 1976, Congress designated the land the Congaree Swamp National Monument. In 2003, it was redesignated the Congaree National Park.

Congaree National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Congaree National Park
US locator map
Location South Carolina
Area[1] 26,546 acres (107.4 km²)
{24,337 acres (98.5 km²) federal}
Visitors[2] 115,524 (in 2007)
Governing body U.S. National Park Service
Website NPS - Congaree


  1. NPS Listing of Acreage 9/30/2008
  2. NPS Reports -> Ranking Report -> 2007