Getting to Congaree National Park
For those using a GPS device or app: Some GPS devices and services do not direct visitors to the proper location if using "Congaree National Park" when entering your desination. Please use the following address to ensure your are directed to the correct location: 100 National Park Road, Hopkins, SC 29061
From Charleston - Take Interstate 26, Exit 145B. Take U.S. Highway 601 North to SC 48 (Bluff Road). Follow SC 48 (Bluff Road) West. Turn left on South Cedar Creek Road then right on Old Bluff Road to the park entrance.
From Charlotte - Take Interstate 77 South towards Columbia for approximately 95 miles to Exit 5, Bluff Road. Follow directions below from Interstate 77,Exit 5. (Approximate travel time: 2 hours)
From Augusta, GA - Follow Interstate 20 East towards Columbia for 65 miles to Exit 64A. Merge onto Interstate 26 and follow for 8 miles to Exit 116, Interstate 77 North towards Charlotte (on the left). Follow Interstate 77 for 5 miles to Exit 5, Bluff Road. Follow directions below from Interstate 77, Exit 5. (Approximate travel time: 1 hour 45 minutes)
From Interstate 77, Exit 5
The COMET offers regularly scheduled bus service to and from the park via Route 47. The bus stop is located outside of the Harry Hampton Visitor Center near the middle parking lot. Visitors to Congaree National Park can utilize this service to connect to other bus routes that can take them to many locations and points of interests throughout the metropolitan Columbia area and the Midlands region. For fares, schedules and service information, please visit: http://catchthecometsc.gov
The nearest major airport to Congaree National Park is Columbia Metropolitan Airport which is located approximately 30 minutes from the park.
Charlotte Douglass International Airport, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, has flights from most major national and international carriers. This airport is approximately 2 hours from the park.
Charleston International Airport in Charleston, South Carolina also has flights from most major carriers and is approximately 2 hours from the park.
Last updated: May 3, 2021