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Bad Creek Outdoor Classroom An Outdoor Adventure

Duke Energy's Bad Creek Outdoor Classroom opened in May of 2012.

The Blue Ridge Escarpment twists along the North Carolina/South Carolina border just above Lake Jocassee, creating river gorges and waterfalls. Forests, streams and flora provide a panoramic backdrop for Duke Energy’s Bad Creek Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Station, located just inside the South Carolina state line.

The Bad Creek Outdoor Classroom is a unique addition to the station’s rustic setting. Student visitors can learn about the environment and how Duke Energy generates electricity. Located in a small clearing, the classroom’s covered area, tables and benches give students and teachers an opportunity to experience the region’s wildlife and ecosystems. Two nature trails take full advantage of the opportunities presented by this natural forest community.

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About Us
After many hours of planning and hard work, Duke Energy's Bad Creek Outdoor Classroom opened in May of 2012. Duke Energy employees, retirees and volunteers invested more than 200 hours into the outdoor education facility. The concept is all about helping students learn about nature while getting them out of the traditional classroom environment.

Contact Information
Teachers can schedule field trips to the Bad Creek Outdoor Classroom by contacting Allan Boggs at Duke Energy. Students should dress for an outdoor experience. Supportive shoes such as athletic or leather walking shoes should be worn – no sandals or flip-flops. Jackets or other outdoor wear should be appropriate for adverse weather conditions.

Allan Boggs
Bad Creek Hydro Station
151 Bad Creek Road
Salem, SC 29676
allan.boggs@duke-energy.com