The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

There's much to do around Clemson

Whitewater Rafting*Link to Undergraduate Catalog
[*Please refer to page 120 (13 of 17)
of the catalog for PRTM schedule of courses.]

  1. Experience a selection of outdoor recreation opportunities around the Clemson campus. Not only is Clemson a highly praised academic school, it also offers amazing outdoor recreation opportunities just minutes from campus. This video was created to highlight some of those opportunities and showcase the beauty of the Clemson area. The video was created entirely by Clemson students using original content. "Where the Blue Ridge yawns its greatness Where the Tigers Play.......". Hope you enjoy!  

  2. For enthusiasts of parks and historic sites there is much to do around the Clemson Area. Within an hour and fifteen minute drive, there are 26 South Carolina State Parks featuring opportunities for hiking, camping, biking, and historic experiences.

  3. Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee are large lake reservoirs operated by the Corps of Engineers and Duke Energy. They provide opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating, jet skiing, water skiing, wake boarding, and wildlife viewing. 

  4. The U. S. Forest Service manages the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River

  5. Clemson University owns and manages its own public forest. With over 17,000 acres opportunities abound for hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, and fishing and just a ten minute ride from campus. Clemson University also has its own downhill mountain biking trail.

  6. Open air museums and traditional museums are everywhere in upstate South Carolina and across the border into Georgia. Clemson University features several plantation homes, the most notable is the John C. Calhoun Home located in the middle of campus. The famous FoxFire series of mountain lifeways books were created right across the border in Georgia. The lifeways the authors documented are preserved on the ground of the Foxfire Museum, Clayton, GA.