swamp thing

My family and i love going to congaree swamp. It’s only about a 20 minute drive from our house so we tend to go on a whim. This past visit a couple weeks ago we got some nice photos. Do yourself a favor and look up more info and pictures about congaree swamp and take some time to visit it next time your in the columbia south carolina area.

Congaree National Park preserves the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States. Located inSouth Carolina, the 22,000 acre (89 km²) national park received that designation in 2003 as the culmination of a grassroots campaign which had started in 1969. The lush trees growing in this floodplain forest are some of the tallest in the Eastern U.S., forming one of the highest natural canopies remaining in the world. The Congaree River flows through the park. 15,000 acres (60.70 km²) or about 70 percent of the park is designated wilderness area.

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