Congaree National Park conducting prescribed burn Wednesday, November 4, 2020

November 3, 2020

Park rangers from Congaree National Park, along with staff from Kings Mountain National Military Park and the SC Forestry Commission, will be conducting a prescribed burn on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, weather and conditions permitting. The fire will be conducted along the west side of the park entrance road and encompass approximately 28 acres. The fire is intended to help with fuel reduction and habitat restoration, in accordance with the park’s fire management plan.

Precautions have been taken to minimize impacts to park visitors and park neighbors. However, smoke may be seen for several miles and may drift over nearby roads, trails and campgrounds. Recreational access to park trails, campgrounds and facilities will remain open. Visitors may experience short delays along the entrance road as crews work nearby.

Additional details and updates will be posted on the park’s website and social media channels.


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