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Congaree River – Columbia, South Carolina


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This river, just 47 miles in length, takes its name from the Congaree Indians who once inhabited its shores. The short river begins in Columbia with the confluence of the Saluda River and the Broad River. The Three Rivers Greenway in Cayce provides public access where one can enjoy watching these scenic rivers merge.

Congaree River

James (Jim) Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Downstream, joining with the Wateree River just above Lake Marion, the Congaree and Wateree together form the Santee River. The Santee River then flows through the coastal plains and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

Congaree River Columbia

James (Jim) Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The Congaree River flows through Congaree National Park in Hopkins, about 20 miles southeast of the capital city. The 22,000-acre park is the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States.

Congaree Columbia

James (Jim) Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Congaree River Info


Address: Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29204

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