Clemson Area Chamber Of Commerce & Visitors Center
The Upcountry & Lake Hartwell Country
Located in the Historic Clemson Railroad Depot, the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is unique. The renovation of this 19th-century building was applauded by the Governor, the State Department of Archives and History and the Palmetto Historic Preservation Trust. The decor combines a number of themes with emphasis on the early years of Clemson College and turn-of-the-centry railroad life. The friendly staff serves visitors and newcomers to the area, providing information about the towns of Clemson, Central, Pendleton and Six Mile, as well as all of Pickens County.
The City of Clemson is nestled in the southern portion of Pickens County and is bordered by beautiful Lake Hartwell a 56,000 acre lake which hosts rowing teams from across the country who are looking for the perfect place to train, numerous fishing tournaments, triathlons, and so much more. Only a short drive to Table Rock State Park, Devils Fork, Keowee Toxaway and hundreds of miles of hiking trails and some of the most beautiful waterfalls you will find.
Clemson is also the home of the South Carolina Botanical Gardens, a living museum and home to diverse demonstration gardens, the Nature Learning Center, the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, and an internationally known nature based sculpture collection. Our 295 acres include woodlands, ponds, streams, and nature trails. Admission is free or you can take an interpretive guided tour for only $4 per person.