At A Glance
In 1918, the University YMCA purchased 20 acres of land and water at Lake Wauburg as a recreation center for University of Florida students. This was before the road across Paynes Prairie was completed. The journey to the lake took about a half-day on a winding road of mostly sand with the danger of getting stuck in the sand and mud.
Today, you can make your own splash at Lake Wauburg. After all, what's a Florida education without aquatic recreation?!
|Lake Wauburg North||12:00 PM – 6:00 PM|
*These hours are subject to change and always based on the availability of the Southwest Recreation Center hours of operation.