Congaree Picnic Shelter

Congaree Picnic Shelter

The Congaree Picnic Shelter location is in Hopkins, South Carolina
29061. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Congaree Picnic Shelter facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

100 National Park Road

South Carolina

Phone number


Campground information Hopkins, South Carolina


The Congaree Picnic Shelter is located a short distance from the Harry Hampton Visitor Center and is adjacent to the park’s primary parking area. The picnic shelter is also near the park’s popular Boardwalk Trail. 


Congaree National Park offers a wide range of opportunities to explore and experience the great outdoors. Many miles of hiking trails can be found in the park ranging from easy to moderately strenuous. Old growth forests, teeming with wildlife can be accessed by park trails or by exploring the many miles of waterways in a canoe or kayak. Interpretive programs including guided hikes, canoe tours and special ranger-led programs are offered throughout the year. 


The picnic shelter offers picnic tables and two large barbeque grills, as well as trash and recycling cans. 

Natural Features

The picnic shelter is located in an upland pine forest. The shelter is a short walk away from the Boardwalk Trail, which takes visitors into the old-growth floodplain forest that Congaree is most notable for, as well as access to other trails that take visitors into the park’s backcountry where they can see champion-sized trees and wildlife. The shelter is also close to trails that take visitors through the upland pine forest where they can see how fire is a natural part of the ecosystem and is used to maintain and restore this fire-dependent habitat.

Nearby Attractions

Congaree National Park is located near many attractions including state parks, forests and parks. The city of Columbia is a short drive from the park and offers access to many attractions including museums, city parks and shopping.

Charges & Cancellations

Customers who cancel a picnic shelter reservation less than seven (7) days before the arrival date will forfeit the total fee. 

Frequently Asked Questions About 100 National Park Road Hopkins, SC

How do I make a reservation with Congaree Picnic Shelter?

To make reservations at Congaree Picnic Shelter, you can call the office at 803.776.4396.

The Congaree Picnic Shelter may be rented for up to four hours for $25 (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM). If you wish to rent the shelter for the entire day (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM), then you will need to make two reservations (one for each time slot) for a total of $50. 

Where is Congaree Picnic Shelter located?

The Congaree Picnic Shelter is located at 100 National Park Road in Hopkins,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Congaree Picnic Shelter have tent or RV camping?

Congaree Picnic Shelter offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 803.776.4396 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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