The OEC is located in a private natural setting approximately one mile from the main campus and adjacent to the Winthrop Lake and Recreation Complex.
Directions to the Winthrop University Outdoor Education Center:
- Take I-77 to Exit 82-B Rock Hill (Cherry Road)
- Travel on Cherry Road and at the third traffic light turn left onto US 21 Bypass
- Turn Right at first traffic light onto Eden Terrace
- Continue on Eden Terrace, going straight through the traffic light.
- The Winthrop Coliseum will be on your left, turn left into the second Coliseum entrance.
- Go around through the parking lot until you see a sign for Winthrop Lake, the sign will be posted on your Right.
- Take a Right at the sign and continue traveling straight towards the Baseball Complex.
- At the Stop sign take a Left and then veer right around Winthrop Lake.
- Travel almost half way around the Lake, until you see a tan brick building (the Shack), this is on your left. You can park in the gravel lot across from this building.
- Continue to walk around the road. The Ropes Course will be on your Right, around the curve from the parking lot.
Please call 803-323-3693 if you will be arriving late to the Ropes Course on your scheduled date.