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Family Fun Vacation at the Clemson Outdoor Lab

Deck on the lake.jpgDiscover our safe, family friendly get away at the beautiful Clemson Outdoor Lab. We are located within the Clemson Forest on a beautiful peninsula overlooking Lake Hartwell. We are a short drive from the Clemson University Campus, beautiful hiking trials, waterfalls, and local restaurants.

Our family fun package includes accommodations in one or two bedroom suite, fun daily activities, complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. With private outdoor entry to your room and a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy, this is a great way to get away while ensuring the safety of your family.


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  • Two Bedroom Suite
    Two Bedroom Suites have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a separate sitting room with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, a/c, linens, and towels.
    • Rate: $215 per night
    • Stay 6 nights, the 7th night is FREE
    • Max of 5 guests
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  • One Bedroom Suite 
    One Bedroom Suites have one bedroom, one bath, a a separate sitting room with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, a/c, linens, and towels.
    • Rate: $160 per night
    • Stay 6 nights, the 7th night is FREE
    • Max of 3 guests


Pool and waterslide

  • Pool
  • Kayaks
  • Camp Fire
  • Hiking
  • Thunderball
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Four Square
  • Tetherball
  • Horseshoes
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Canoes
  • Pontoon Boat Rides
    (schedule permitting)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is check in/out?

    Check in begins at 4pm.

    Check out is at 11am.

  • Is there a minimum number of nights I have to stay?

    There is no minimum number of nights required. You can stay one night or extend your stay longer. If you book for 6 nights, your 7th night is FREE.

  • When will activities be available?

    Hiking, Thunderball, Frisbee Golf, Four Square, Tetherball, Horsehoes, and Sand Volleyball are available throughout the entire day. You will receive a schedule when you arrive for when the pool, waterslide, canoes, and Camp Fire will be open throughout each day.

  • If I go offsite, is there a specific time that the gate will lock?

    You will be given code for the front gate. You can come and go at any time during your stay.

  • What is the deposit and cancellation policy?

    Individuals reserving lodging are asked to provide a credit card, check, or cash to hold their reservation. If paying by credit card, the card will be charged for one night’s lodging plus applicable taxes per unit at the time of making the reservation. The remaining balance is due three business days prior to your arrival. If payment is by check or cash, a courtesy hold may be extended for up to five calendar days to allow for receipt of payment. Deposits will be fully refunded if cancellation is received more that seven calendar days prior to the day of arrival. Cancellations within seven days, but not less than twenty four hours will receive a refund equaling 50% of their deposit. Cancellations within 24 hours of arrival date will receive no refund.

  • How do I make a reservation?

    Contact Janay Whitesel at or 864-656-9540 to register. You can also call our business office at 864-646-7502.

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