Clemson updates plan for events and fall, opening limited outdoor recreational areas


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Clemson updates plan for events and fall, opening limited outdoor recreational areas

Clemson officials announced the scheduled reopening of limited outdoor recreational areas including the South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG), portions of the Clemson Experimental Forest and the Walker Golf Course beginning this weekend. All other university recreational areas remain closed.

Additionally, the University announced an extension of the suspension of all Clemson events, activities and gatherings at least through June 1. Earlier this week, all summer camps and educational programs on the University’s main campus were canceled.

The University continues to plan for a return to in-person classes for the Fall semester.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) will open trails and outdoor exhibits to the general public beginning Monday, May 4. Hours of operation will be 9 a.m. until sunset, and guests are required to adhere to social distancing guidelines provided by SCDHEC, the CDC and Clemson University.

The Clemson Experimental Forest (CEF) will open the Fants Grove area to the general public beginning Monday, May 4. Guests will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines provided by SCDHEC, the CDC and Clemson University. All other areas of the CEF remain closed until further notice. Due to the recent tornado and related weather events, crews are working daily to ensure all roads and trails are clear and free of damaged or downed trees from the recent storms. Issaqueena Recreation Area, Keowee Heights/Doyle Bottom Rd, and Waldrop Stone Falls, among other areas, remain closed due to recovery efforts. As areas are cleared and deemed safe, announcements will be made regarding the opening of specific areas.

The Walker Golf Course will begin taking tee times on Thursday, and will reopen on Friday, May 1 with strict social distancing protocols in place.

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