The Ultimate Congaree National Park Quiz
by Staff
One of America's newer national parks, Congaree National Park is a bottomland forest on the Congaree River. Explore Congaree by kayak or canoe and see its abundant wildlife and many tree species. Check out our quiz for great ideas for a vacation in the wild.

In which U.S. state is Congaree National Park located?

  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia

In which year was Congaree National Park established?

  • 1903
  • 1953
  • 2003

What is the best way to explore Congaree National Park?

  • by car
  • by foot
  • by canoe

What is the name of the visitor's center at Congaree National Park?

  • Henry Hampton Visitor Center
  • Harry Hampton Visitor Center
  • Harvey Hampton Visitor Center

What is the admission fee at Congaree National Park?

  • 5
  • 10

Which of the following must be obtained before camping out in Congaree National Park's campgrounds?

  • a camping permit
  • a tent
  • a portable stove

Congaree National Park is designated an International Biosphere _____ because of the hundreds of species of plants and animals found on its land.

  • territory
  • park
  • reserve

Which unusual bird makes its home in the forests of Congaree National Park?

  • the blue-headed woodpecker
  • the yellow-headed woodpecker
  • the red-headed woodpecker

How many species of trees grow in the forests of Congaree National Park?

  • 50
  • 75
  • 100

Which of the following species of trees are found in the forests of Congaree National Park?

  • laurel oak
  • American holly
  • both of the above

How many national champion trees (the largest of their species) can you find at Congaree National Park?

  • four
  • eight
  • twelve

Which 1989 hurricane was responsible for felling some of the tallest trees in Congaree National Park?

  • Hurricane Andrew
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Hurricane Hugo

How many varieties of snakes are there in Congaree National Park?

  • 19
  • 90
  • 900

What purpose do cypress "knees," found in proximity to cypress trees, serve?

  • They aerate the roots of the cypress trees.
  • They store water for the roots of the cypress trees.
  • We really don't know.

How long does it take to navigate the Oakridge Trail?

  • two hours
  • four hours
  • six hours

The _____ Trail, popular with wildlife enthusiasts, passes through a remote section of Congaree National Park.

  • King Snake
  • Queen Snake
  • Prince Snake

Which type of mammals can be found in Congaree National Park?

  • river otters
  • bobcats
  • both of the above

Which Spanish explorer passed through the area of Congaree National Park in 1540?

  • Hernando de Soto
  • Francisco Pizarro
  • Hernando Cortez

Which European disease killed most of the native Congaree Indians?

  • the black plague
  • diphtheria
  • smallpox

A floodplain is flat or nearly flat land adjacent to a stream or river that is flooded during heavy rains. How many acres of floodplain exist in the American South today?

  • 13,000 ( 53 square kilometers)
  • 15,000 ( 61 square kilometers)
  • 17,000 (69 square kilometers)