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Cedar Creek (Congaree NP)

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Cedar Creek (Congaree NP)

Paddling is a unique way to experience Congaree National Park. Cedar Creek is a blackwater stream that runs through the heart of the park, past huge trees, tall bluffs, cypress-tupelo swamps, and expansive floodplain forests that host an abundance of wildlife. 

Cedar Creek - Congaree National Park from Tanner Arrington on Vimeo.

Suggested Trips (3)

Featured trips for this waterway showing difficulty (circles) and current runnability status (squares). .

Padding Cedar Creek at Congaree National Park in spring. (Credit: Tanner Arrington)
Cedar Creek (Credit: Taryn Arrington)
Congaree National Park canoe tour. (Credit: Congaree National Park)
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Parking - Dedicated Lot
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