Congaree National Park is the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. The park is located 16 miles southeast of the state capital, Columbia. The park preserves the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States.

When we arrived at Congaree, it was sprinkling, but by the time we approached the boardwalk to start the 2.5 mile walk, it was pouring!

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Good thing we had umbrellas in the car!

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Cypress knees were all around!

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The Congaree River flows through the park.