National Park

Congaree Dog Policy

Congaree National Park is Very Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

On the Congaree River, this park is the largest portion of old-growth floodplain forest left in North America. Some of the trees are the tallest in the eastern United States. An elevated walkway called the Boardwalk Loop guides visitors through the swamp.[1]

Congaree National Park is very pet friendly, and dogs are allowed on all the trails and in the campgrounds. There are a number of trails at Congaree, including an elevated boardwalk trail. Some trails may be difficult and wet at some times of the year, but there is a lot of scenery, and the opportunity to view wildlife such as turkeys and deer. Additionally, the Firefly Trail has a great light show from fireflies on late spring evenings.

Please note that you can't leave your dog unattended here, though.

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Pet Policy Details
41 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on all trails at Congaree while on a 6' leash, including on the boardwalk.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in campgrounds while on a 6' leash.

Campground Dogs Allowed? # Dog Friendly Sites Equipment
Congaree National Park Camping Yes 20 Tent Reservations/Info
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South Carolina

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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