Enjoy the thrill of major university sports, cultural events, and life long learning courses at nearby Clemson University. The 1,400 acre campus is only 20 minutes from Lake Keowee and about 30 minutes from Lake Hartwell.
Clemson University Athletics
Watch the Clemson Tigers top rated football, basketball, and baseball teams participate in NCAA and ACC sports. Whether you enjoy football on fall afternoons at Clemson Memorial Stadium -- better known as Death Valley -- or basketball at Littlejohn stadium, the Clemson Tigers always offer sports excitement. Call 1-800-CLEMSON for schedules and tickets.
Fort Hill Museum, Clemson University
Fort Hill was the home of John C. Calhoun, a South Carolina19th century statesman, from 1825 until his death in 1850. The antebellum plantation home, office and kitchen are furnished mostly with family artifacts. Fort Hill was named a national treasure by the Save America's Treasures program, and its artifacts are currently undergoing a comprehensive conservation program funded by this federal grant and matching funds. Call 846-656-2475 for information on hours and tours.
The Walker Golf Course, Clemson University
The course is open year-round for public play.. Golf holes wind through rolling hills and hardwood forests and some holes border Lake Hartwell. For more information or to learn about membership, call 864/656-0236. Individual memberships are available.
The Brooks Center for Performing Arts, Clemson University
The center brings varied entertainment events to the area. Call 864-656-7787 for more information on events. The box office is open (Mon – Fri. from 1 – 5 pm)
South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University
This 295 acre garden features ornamental plantings including camellia, rhododendron, and azaleas. Call 864-656-3405 for information on guided tours and hours of operation. The public is welcome free of charge, except during special events.
The garden features
- Nature and walking trails
- Nature based sculptures
- Campbell Geology Museum
- Garden Tours
- Lectures on gardening and environmental concerns