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At A Glance

  • The swimming area is located at the North Park.
  • Swimming is allowed when lifeguards are on duty.

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?! 

Thursday, October 19

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Lake Wauburg North12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

*These hours are subject to change and always based on the availability of the Southwest Recreation Center hours of operation.

Click here for the weekly hours table.

Swimming Area Policies
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Lake Wauburg Policies
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  • Lake Wauburg's North Park and South Shore are open to current UF Students, Faculty, Staff and Affiliates with active Gator 1 Cards.
  • A Gator 1 Card holder may bring up to 4 guests.
  • Guests are to arrive in a vehicle with the Gator 1 Card holder or in the next immediate vehicle.
  • The Gator 1 Card holder must remain with their guests.

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