As one of the main tourism destinations in the state, Pickens County offers beautiful lakes and rivers, access to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and premier golf courses for most any form of recreation.
Called the state's most economically and geographically diverse area, Pickens County and the bordering Blue Ridge region provide a beautiful backdrop for natural attractions such as Table Rock State Park, scenic Highway 11 and the SC Botanical Garden.
Pickens offers a variety of cultural activities from The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University to the Pickens County Museum of Art and History and the Hagood Mill historic site.
Pickens County also offer residents immediate access to other world class amenities such as The Greenville Drive, "A" minor league baseball team, the Peace Center, the newly renovated centerpiece of the state’s cultural and performing arts, the Bi-Lo center, a 70 million dollar entertainment complex featuring the hottest acts from rock to country to gospel and home of the ECHL’s proud Greenville minor league hockey team, The Greenville Road Warriors.
The county's interest in recreation has also helped attract The Big League World Series, an international baseball tournament for boys 18 and under, which is held in Pickens County's largest municipality, Easley.
Clemson University offers a broad range of sporting events from both their women and men’s athletic teams. Known not only for its 2011 ACC Champion football team, but also for its golf team which has the distinction of making Clemson the first school in NCAA history to win its conference championship, NCAA regional title and National Championship in the same year (2002/2003).
Area Recreational and Cultural Amenities