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Congaree Camping

Backpacking

Camping is allowed in the backcountry at Congaree National Park. A free permit is required and can be obtained from the visitors center. Wilderness rules apply and no campfires are allowed. You may camp any where you like as long as it is 100 feet from the trail. You must bring your cook stove in order to prepare meals. Very few hikers opt for backcountry camping here, solitude is assured! Be sure to hang your food from two trees, there are racoons and wild Boers here. The group size of campers is limited to six people. This area is on a floodplain so beware of flash floods that may be caused by rain storms. Overnight parking must be outside of the Monument gate.

Car Camping and Family Camping

Free campsites are found at the Bluff Campsite. The area is well marked and has picnic tables and fire rings. Firewood can be collected as long as it is on the ground and dead. The sites are just a short walk from the front gate and many campers carry in coolers and lawn chairs.

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