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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.

Directions (pdf)

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Outdoor Education Center
216C West Center
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2124 (fax)
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