Congaree National Park is dog-friendly. This picturesque park in Hopkins, South Carolina allows pets to wander all trails, including the boardwalk. The trails vary between easy short trails, and a couple of longer trails that are over ten miles in a loop. All pets must be on a leash under six ft and under your control at all times. Pets may not be left unattended for any period of time. Check out the pet-friendly campsites if you want to tackle more than one trail together. The park is open every day of the week, all day.


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Congaree National Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 1 canine critic on BringFido.

  • Dec. 29, 2019
    Great On-Leash Trails!

    Congaree National Park requires dogs to be on a leash at all times, so if you're looking for some off-leash roaming, you might want to consider going elsewhere. We had a great time here with our dog, and we saw lots of other doggos passing by!

    There are many trails to choose from, ranging from as short as 0.5 mile (I think there might even be a 0.2 mile one), to as long as 11 miles. The board at the visitor center also says the approximate number of hours it would take to complete them.

    There are easy trails that are entirely on a boardwalk, and others are on the ground.

    When we went in December 2019, some of the ground trails were flooded, so we did the boardwalk trail and it was gorgeous. The boardwalk railings have fencing so little dogs and kids are safe not to fall through.

    Overall very nice time today!

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Misha at Congaree
Misha at Congaree
Misha at Congaree
Misha at Congaree

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