Experience Elkmont

Owned by Lee and Aimee Hill, the Elkmont name is inspired by the heritage of the Hill family, natives of Elkmont, TN. Since 1995, Elkmont has served as Clemson's original, local & independent outfitter, meeting the camping, hiking, kayaking and lifestyle apparel needs of upstate South Carolina.   

Because of their combined tastes of rustic meets refined, along with over 30 years of background in outfitting & retail, Elkmont provides an outstanding shopping experience in a truly unique setting. Featuring a stunning interior built of stacked stone, reclaimed barnwood, beams and posts, all harvested locally, these reclaimed materials and hand-hewn craftsmanship nostalgically recall a time long forgotten....similar to the cabins left standing in Elkmont, TN.  

​Combining their love of lifestyle retail and a passion for the outdoors allows Elkmont to continue its mission to provide customers with unique local provisions, on-trend apparel & accessories, while also serving as a resource to promote the vast array of outdoor activities offered throughout the beautiful upstate South Carolina region. 



“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