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The Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center

The Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center

Adjacent to Lake Hartwell, the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center provides a unique opportunity for students to enjoy both water and beach activities just a few minutes from the main campus. The Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center 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 Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center 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.


Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center Rules

  • POSSESSION AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON THESE PREMISES IS PROHIBITIED. VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL AND/OR LEGAL ACTION.

  • No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.

  • No glass allowed on beach.

  • Fires by permit only. Permits issued by Campus Recreation and The Clemson University Fire Department.

  • All persons in kayaks, canoes, and sailboats must wear Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices.

  • Overnight camping by permit only. Permits issued by Campus Recreation.

  • No diving: feet first entry only.

  • Pack it in, pack it out - trash must be taken with you.

  • Pets must remain on a leash at all times.

  • Reservations for fields, beach area, and picnic area can be made here.

  • Emergency phone located at Beach Area, near the Clubs area and in the graveled parking lot.

  • In case of emergency: Dial 911 or call Clemson University Police Department at 864-656-2222.


LoConte Family Field

LoConte Family Field is Clemson's first set of artificial turf fields built for the use of Intramural Sports, Club Sports and the general student body made possible by the generous donation from the LoConte Family.


Be sure to bring your Clemson ID with you in order to access the field (open recreation is available for Clemson students, faculty/staff, and Campus Recreation members). You may be asked to present your ID.


LoConte Family Field has open recreation hours 3–6 p.m. on Fridays and 5–8 p.m. on Sundays depending on weather conditions (No precipitation or lightning storms in area) and around special events. There will also be open recreation on Saturday, June 3, Saturday, June 10 and Saturday, June 24, from 3–6 p.m. Open recreation is not available if the field gate is closed and a Campus Recreation staff member is not onsite.


Weekend hours subject to change due to Campus Recreation events and usage. Please check the What's Happening Now page for the most updated information.


LoConte Family Field Rules

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

Special Events

Interested in hosting a company picnic, birthday party, class reunion, etc. at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center?

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
  • Grass Fields

Areas designated "CU Recreation Area" apply to the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center.