Outdoor Lab


Kresge Hall

Kresge Hall is the largest building at the Outdoor Lab. It is located on Lake Hartwell and serves as our main reception, banquet, meeting, and dining facility. This distinctive building has a stunning stone fireplace and surrounding windows that allow guests to enjoy the beautiful views of the lake and sunset. The Kresge patio and covered porch offer additional space for gathering, dancing, or seating. Kresge Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests.  

Kresge Hall View  Kresge Hall View From Lake  Kresge Hall View From Lake

                           Kresge Hall Entry  Kresge Hall Entry  

Kresge Hall from Patio  kresge sign  Kresge Hall Fireplace


Bowfin is a lakeside facility ideal for meetings, socials, or conferences. A stacked stone fireplace, hardwood floors, and large carpeted loft compliment this beautiful building. It has two sets of French doors that open to a large porch and windows overlooking Lake Hartwell and the Clemson forest. Bowfin can accommodate up to 25 guests.

Bowfin Outside  Bowfin, Clemson Outdoor Lab, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina  Bowfin Inside

                    Bowfin Porch  Bowfin Porch

Betty's Place

Betty's Place is a conference and meeting room that offers a unique place to gather, meet, and rejuvenate. This facility has a serving area in the back of the room, a large front porch with seating, and a deck overlooking the scenic grounds. Betty's Place can accommodate up to 40 guests.

Betty's Place






Katydid is a newly remodeled meeting and social space. This facility has a serving area with a granite countertop and mini-fridge, wall-to-wall carpeting, and a large porch. Katydid can accommodate up to 30 guests.

Katydid     Katydid, Clemson University Outdoor Lab, Clemson South Carolina

Cannon Chapel/Pavilion

The Cannon Chapel/Pavilion is an outdoor shelter perfect for weddings, picnics, cookouts, family reunions, and more. The pavilion has stone columns, a serving area, and ceiling fans. The beautiful brick entrance area can be used for additional seating, gathering, or dancing. Attached to the pavilion is a stone and brick amphitheater, a wooden stage, and a fire pit. The pavilion/amphitheater can hold up to 250 guests.

The Outdoor Lab is a pet-free facility. Guests with pets will be asked to leave and will forfeit their deposit. A $150-$300 clean-up fee will also be applied.



Hopa Cabana

The Hopa Cabana is a small shelter overlooking Lake Hartwell. It has a wooden porch swing, additional seating, and a charcoal grill. This shelter is perfect for small family gatherings and can accommodate up to 15 guests.

Hopa Cabana   Hopa Cabana

Eagle's Nest

Eagle's Nest is a two story treehouse located in the woods. The upstairs area is screened in and can sleep up to 12 guests. The downstairs area provides a covered shelter to gather. Eagle's Nest also has a fire pit, running water, and an outhouse.

The Outdoor Lab is a pet-free facility. Guests with pets will be asked to leave and will forfeit their deposit. A $150-$300 clean up fee will also be applied.

Eagle's Nest







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