Experience Elkmont

ETC is Clemson's original, local & independent outfitter. We have been meeting the camping, hiking, kayaking and lifestyle apparel needs of the Upstate since 1995.   

ETC provides an outstanding retail & restaurant experience in a truly unique setting. The brick + mortar interior features reclaimed barnwood, beams and posts, all harvested locally. These reclaimed materials and hand-hewn craftsmanship nostalgically recall a time long forgotten.  

Owned by Lee and Aimee Hill, the Elkmont name is inspired by the heritage of the Hill family, natives of Elkmont, TN. Because of their combined tastes of rustic meets refined, along with over 21 years of outfitting & retail experience, ETC continues its mission to provide customers with unique, local provisions, on-trend apparel & accessories, and serve as a resource to promote the vast array of outdoor activities offered throughout the upstate South Carolina region. 

In 2016, we opened Elkmont Tap & Cellar adjacent to the retail space, featuring 16 taps of locally brewed craft beer, a fabulous selection of sustainable fine wines & mead and a variety of hand crafted appetizers, sandwiches and sides.


“When I moved to Clemson in 1997, after finishing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, I was passionate about the fact that this community, based on its beautiful location and proximity to the mountains and lakes, deserved a better outfitter. Elkmont Trading Company is based upon that passion, along with the desire to preserve my family’s tradition and heritage. We’re a proud local business, and we’re delighted to invest in our community by providing the best retail experience possible.” -Lee Hill