More group campsites have been added to the campgrounds in Congaree National Park in South Carolina. At the same time, the national park has put a halt to car camping in the park.
A recent expansion project at the Longleaf Campground added four group sites to make group camping more convenient for park visitors. The campground has ten individual sites as well.
The Bluff Campground, formerly used for group camping, now has six individual sites.
Vehicle camping (to include cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, campers, and conversion vans), which was once allowed at the Longleaf Campground, will no longer be allowed anywhere in Congaree National Park.
All campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis. Free camping permits are required and can be obtained at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center prior to camping. The Harry Hampton Visitor Center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 7 days per week, year-round.The facility is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.