Congaree National Park Dayhike, Saturday February 1, 2013.

Located only a few miles from the capital city of Columbia, this unique world of primeval forest with old-growth champion trees, is the Congaree National Park.This park is one of over 390 parks in the National Park System, that cares for the "special places" saved by the Americian people so that all may experience our heritage. Most of the park is federally designated wilderness, motorized vehicles and waterctaft are not allowed in the wilderness areas. Along the meandering Congaree River, diverse plant, and animal life exist along side champion trees, "A Last Stand for a Floodplain Forest" this 24,000-acre park protects the largest continous area of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the United States. Retired park ranger and naturalist Fran Rametta will be our guide for this outing. Fran has appeared on many popular television programs and featured in newspaper and magazine articles nationally. He will take us to visit areas not normally open to the general public in the park. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please no pets are allowed, and participants should bring water, and dress properly for this outing. Binoculars and camera will be helpfull for bird sightings.

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  • art s.

    Thanks to Fran Rametta our guide in the Congaree NP. Fran made a rainey day a bright day, with his knowledge of the park. Thanks to those of you who came, see you on our next outing.

    1 · February 2, 2014

  • art s.

    a little wet at times, but agreat day to be in the park.

    February 2, 2014

  • William

    Good time, thanks

    February 1, 2014

  • William

    what I thought it started at 1030 my bad

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too wet for me. I'm heading home. I hope you're able to do this again soon.

    February 1, 2014

  • art s.

    Hi Folks, if you have RSVP:Yes, for this outing, you are pre-registered. You DO NOT need to call the park. We will meet at the Visitor Center at 10AM this Saturday. Bring water,wear confortable shoes, dress for the weather. SEE YOU THERE!

    January 27, 2014

  • Caitlin F.

    Hi everyone! This hike sounds like a great time. Can anyone direct me to where we can pre-register? Also, is anyone interested in carpooling? I live near Harbison. Thanks!

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Kim

    Art, I really wanted to go on this hike but there is a chance to go to Cumberland Island the same weekend and, after hearing your stories about Cumberland, I'm really strongly tempted to go see it. For that reason, I'll change my RSVP here--never seen a wild horse! Hope you all have a great time.

    January 20, 2014

  • art s.

    There is still a few more spaces for this outing, however we may be limited by the park service as to how many participants can go into the wilderness areas of the park to see the giant trees. RVSP SOON!

    December 21, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    Would love to join this day hike in Congaree NP if there is still room

    December 20, 2013

  • art s.

    Folks going on this NP outing only need to RSVP on meet-up.
    However, there may be a limit on the size of the group.

    December 19, 2013

  • Dorothy

    Hi Art
    Do we need to pre-register with the Park or is this RSVP sufficient?

    December 19, 2013

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