Congaree National Park is located 17.4 miles southeast of Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. Our decision to go was made at the spur of the moment. It was mainly to satisfy our motivation to visit as many of the national parks as we can with Honu.
According to the US National Park Service information, about 57% of the park is designated as wilderness area. Tall, lush old growth in a floodplain forest is beautiful and inviting to hike. For the two of us, seeing lots of insects hovering around Honu's windshield and windows plus primitive camping facility within the park discouraged us from spending much time.
Near the park are large tracks of farmland. J.J. and I saw remnants of cotton harvest, young corn stalks and bright orange colored earth being prepared for planting. Imposing farm houses stood amidst the open fields reminding us that we are traveling in the Deep South.
Found a well kept, friendly RV park in Lexington for the night. Unfortunately, their WiFi only works in the office.
Aloha -- Cathi