Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center

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  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike


2.4 miles




Natural, Boardwalk

Difficulty: Easy

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  • Parking
  • Visitor Center
  • Point of Interest
  • Picnic Area
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping


The Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center is a special place in Laurens County—complete with a restored 1800’s log cabin, man-made waterfall and bird sanctuary, hiking trails, a Native American village, butterfly garden, a handicapped accessible garden and a state-of-the-art education building. The Adair Center is a wonderland of learning for children and adults alike.

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Nestled in a wooded area off Parkview Drive behind Collyar Park in Laurens, the site for the Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center features over eight acres of mature hardwoods, colorful wild flora and a winding creek. American beech, yellow poplar, and a hodgepodge of other hardwood trees and vegetation flourish in this habitat, as Scout Creek meanders through a ridge of varying elevations to create a moist and fertile bottomland. The property, given to the Soil Conservation District in 1992 as a gift by retired Soil Conservation Service employee Joe Adair, also includes an office and classroom building, an amphitheater, nature trails, picnic area and a Native American area.

Note: If you plan to visit the trails during regular school hours, please call (864) 984-5492 ahead of time or check in at the Education Center first. Insect repellent is recommended during warmer months.


The Adair Center is located on Scout Creek Court in Laurens.

110 Scout Creek Court | Laurens, SC 29360

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Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center | 110 Scout Creek Court, Laurens, SC 29360 | (864) 984-5492 | Email

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Lat: 34.49188285315980
Long: -82.04340773016362