Congaree is about 14 miles outside of Columbia, SC, in a cypress swamp with a river running through it.  I was flying to Philadelphia for a high school reunion and thought I would go by way of Charlotte.  From there, it is a couple of hours to Columbia, and a short hop to the park.  When flooded, the boardwalks are the only way around, and some of them are flooded as well.  I was there in late November, and everything was dry.  There are a nice set of trails, and I spent the morning and early afternoon hiking.  Saw some wild boar and some really large cypress trees.  It’s a nice place, near a city but still wild.


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