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Campus Beach and Recreation Area

campus beach and recreation area

Adjacent to Lake Hartwell, Clemson's Campus Beach and Recreation Area provides a unique opportunity for students to enjoy both water and beach activities just a few minutes from the main campus. The Campus Beach and Recreation Area is an ideal site for outdoor recreational activity and offers the Clemson community the opportunity to enjoy this area year-round from sunrise to sunset seven days a week.

Several clubs call the Campus Beach and Recreation Area home, including the sailing and water ski clubs. Clemson's Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE) program is also housed at the beach with free day rentals available for canoes and kayaks. Click here for CORE's website and more information. 

Find us at 275 YMCA Circle, Seneca, SC 29678.

Football Parking

Join us for Football season! A shuttle service is provided to and from the stadium for all those parking at the Campus Beach & Recreation Area. There are 63 RV sites for those wanting to camp the Friday before and stay Saturday night after the game. RVers can reserve sites for the season or on a single game basis. Once the RV sites are full, limited overflow parking is available, but not until gates open on Saturday. Water is available for RVs upon arrival, but NO power is provided - RVs must be self contained. Season passes for general parking are also available.

We are looking forward to beginning reservations for the 2015 Clemson Football season!  In order to make the reservation system more efficient, we have plans to move to a one-stop online process. We will send you updates as they come and keep you informed of how to proceed with reserving your space for the upcoming football season. Starting in July, we plan to move forward with reservations whether it be with the new online process or the original request form. We'll be opening access for orders to season holders before opening to single game availability. We appreciate your patience and understanding!

Campus Beach Football Parking Map

We are the place for your next tailgate! No membership or season ticket purchase is required to hold a tailgate at the Campus Beach & Recreation Area. We welcome any out of town groups, alumni associations, or just a group of friends wanting to get together for some football fun. We can accommodate up to 3 large groups at a time. Each field reservation allows parking for 1 bus or 5 cars. Any additional buses or cars will have to pay the regular parking price.

  • Field Reservation (1/3) - $250

  • Tent Reservation (includes 1/3 field price) - $500

No returns or refunds.

Reservations are accepted for RV Parking, Season Pass General Parking, and designated tailgating spots. Reservations will require both the completion of the online registration form AND receipt of payment. Click HERE for the online reservation form.

RV Season Pass — $600

RV Single Game Pass — $110

General Parking Season Pass — $100

General Parking Day of Game — $20

No returns or refunds.

Please refer to the Campus Beach Parking Rules and Campus Beach Football Parking Map.

Upon receipt of your form, we will call to confirm your reservation and site number. At that time, we will take your credit card payment and then mail your pass to you. Please do not send checks. Refunds will not be awarded once processing has taken place. Campus Recreation is not liable for missing passes once mailed to guest. Replacement passes will have to be treated as a new reservation, requiring payment.

General parking at the University Beach is open at 6 a.m. for noon games and 8 a.m. for all other games. First-come, first-served.

Shuttle Service:

  • Begins at least 3 hours prior to kickoff.

  • Discontinues from kickoff to half time.

  • Resumes operation from half-time until 1 hour after the game ends.

  • Sept. 5: Wofford College

  • Sept. 12: Appalachian State

  • Oct. 3: Notre Dame

  • Oct. 10: Georgia Tech

  • Oct. 17: Boston College

  • Nov. 7: Florida State

  • Nov. 21: Wake Forest

Finding Us

Google Maps:
275 YMCA Circle
Seneca, SC 29678

Contact Us

Phone: 864-656-4699
Fax: 864-656-1174

Special Events

Interested in hosting a company picnic, birthday party, class reunion, etc. at the Campus Beach and Recreation Area?

Private groups can reserve the picnic shelter or individual fields for an affordable rate. We will work with you to make sure your event is a special time to be remembered for years to come! For more information and rates, please visit our Reservations and Rentals page.

Amenities Available for Use:

  • Picnic Shelter and Tables

  • Sand Volleyball Court

  • Rowing Boat Docks

  • Athletic Fields

Areas designated "CU Recreation Area" apply to the Campus Beach and Recreation Area.