Fees & Passes

No entrance pass required

An entrance pass is not required to access Congaree National Park.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:


Park Admission

Entrance to Congaree National Park is free. There is no fee to enter the park.

America the Beautiful - National Park & Federal Recreational Lands Passes

Congaree National Park is able to sell and issue America the Beautiful Interagency passes at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center on a very limited basis, dependent on staffing. There is no guarantee that you will be able to purchase or obtain a park pass at Congaree.You must call 803-776-4396 ahead of your visit to inquire if pass sales are available. If pass sales are not available on the day you are planning to visit the park, the below options are also available:

  • Annual, Military, Senior, or Access passes are available at any national park site that charges an entrance fee.
  • call 1-888-275-8747
  • visit America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes | USGS Store
  • For Columbia area residents: If pass sales are not available at the park, you may be able to purchase or obtain a pass by visiting the U.S. Forest Service office located at 4931 Broad River Road Columbia, SC. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please call (803) 561-4000 in advance to make sure that passes are available.

Last updated: May 5, 2024

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100 National Park Road
Hopkins, SC 29061


803 776-4396

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