South Carolina’s only national park is the hidden gem nature lovers need to see.
South Carolina’s only national park, Congaree National Park, is teeming with wonders to explore.
At a size of just under 27,000 acres, the park is home to the largest expanse of old-growth forest (significantly aged woodland that has grown without disturbance) in the United States.
It’s also home to some of the tallest trees in the eastern U.S., giving nature lovers quite the views to gaze up at.
Travel + Leisure spoke to Greg Cunningham, an interpretive ranger at the park, to find out what makes this little-known natural wonderland a haven for outdoor adventure lovers.