... including targeted forecasts at the time of your arrival to each point!
The I-20 runs north-south about 25 miles north of Congaree National Park.
The I-26 runs north-south about 15 miles west of Congaree National Park.
The I-77 runs north from Columbia, SC, about 30 miles north of Congaree National Park.
The I-95 runs north-south about 40 miles southeast of Congaree National Park.
In Congaree National Park, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are short and cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 91°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 98°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from May to September, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest month of the year in Congaree National Park is July, with an average high of 91°F and low of 71°F.
The cool season lasts for 3 months, from November to February, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest month of the year in Congaree National Park is January, with an average low of 35°F and high of 56°F.
November through February remains mild, with average daytime temperatures reaching the mid 50's. Nighttime temperatures can dip below freezing. Snow is not typical, though it can occur. Flooding is most frequent at this time of the year, and can happen with little or no warning. It does not have to rain at Congaree for flooding to take place. Lying in watershed the size of the state of Maryland, any significant rain in the upstate of South Carolina can cause a rise in water levels.
The park was established in 2003.
This map shows the current & 7-day weather forecast, weather alerts, and weather radar for Congaree National Park.