Congaree National Park is a beautiful forest and wetland complex. It is considered the largest intact old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. It is a relatively new park, having been designated as such in 2003, prior to that it was a National Monument.
Kermit and I visited Congaree during the last week in December. It was quite warm, once we got walking I was quite comfortable in a t-shirt (although everyone else was bundled up in winter coats!).
Congaree is a very biodiverse area, with some incredible cypress and tupelo stands.
|Kermit does not have the best sitting posture 🙂|
|Much of Congaree was flooded during this visit|
|Me and Kermit! Short sleeves in December!|
|Shallow roots, another wetland indicator|
|A curious gray squirrel|