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Speaking from a technical perspective, the topography of Congaree is not belonging everglade, because the standing water has not been contained for many years. A floodplain forest, which floods around 10 times within one year, is considered as one of the latest national parks. The land of northeast spreading to Congaree River is the largest piece of ground of adjacent bottomland hardwoods in the USA.

Congaree was given the name by Native American tribe who lived there for centuries and annihilated in the 18th century. In this vast fertile land, you could see deer, river otter and bobcat. Some sound with rapid-fire a sequence of knocks you may hear are fabricated by woodpeckers in the park. At the night of spring and autumn, travelers will be led on an“owl prowl” by rangers to hear spooky calls of owls see the glowing fungi. There is a legend that the trademarks of cypress trees they are wood elves, named knees, come into being at night throughout the forest to dance.

With attach importance to giant hardwood tree of Congaree, the burgeoning timer industry of the country was moved to south by the end of the next century. Lots of old giants were saved from the ax of the battlefront.

Depending on the hard working by the conservationists, Congress awarded their efforts by setting Congaree aside as a national monument and conferred many honors in the following steps.

Spring and autumn are the most agreeable periods to visit during the whole year. In the end of winter and early spring, it can easier to find the paddling boats after a rain. Three trails are recommended for visitors, Low and High Boardwalk Trails takes 2.4 miles; Weston Lake Loop Trail takes 4.4 miles; Kingsnake Trail takes 11.7 miles.

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