Lake Wauburg North Shore is open for general park entry!

Come enjoy the fresh air! Spending time outside is beneficial for your mental and physical health.

During this early phase of reopening, visitors should expect limited hours, capacity, and amenities. Follow @ufrecsports and check this webpage for updates.

Please help protect our community by practicing CDC recommendations, maintaining at least 6 feet physical distance, and following group size limits.

Adjusted Hours

Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
Check RainOut line for any weather-related closures

Park Capacity

200 visitors or 60 cars, whichever is reached first
View the Counts page for info tracked live

Group Size Limits

Groups size is limited to 5 people total
Each UFID holder may bring up to 4 guests

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Food
  • Towel, blanket, hammock or chair
  • Sporting equipment and/or field games
  • A good book or your homework

Not Permitted in the Park

  • Pets
  • Alcohol or Tobacco
  • Drones
  • Fireworks
  • Motor Boats (only trolling motors)

Currently Open at North Shore

  • Picnic Tables & Grills
  • Sandy Beach Area
  • Restrooms
  • Dock
  • Pavilion (No Reservations)

Currently Closed at North Shore

  • Boating
  • Swim Area
  • Equipment Check-out
  • Water Fountains
  • Showers
  • Cypress Lodge

Lake Wauburg South Shore will remain closed
including the Climbing Wall and Challenge Course

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Lake Wauburg Main: 352-294-7090
North Park Boat House: 352-294-7095

Welcome to Lake Wauburg. Located eight miles south of campus on Highway 441, Lake Wauburg North Park and South Shore offers UF students, faculty and staff a place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Many activities are available including boating, swimming, volleyball, team development course, climbing wall and more. Admission and activities are free with a Gator 1 Card. A Gator 1 Card holder may bring up to four guests. Please browse our Web site and ask our staff if you have any questions.


There are two UF RecSports parks at Lake Wauburg. See the hours tab on this page for hours of operation, and click the activities below to see thier location–North, South or both.

North Park

133 Regatta Dr.

Micanopy, FL 32667

South Shore*

312 Whitehurst Rd.

Micanopy, FL 32667

Click here for reservation.

  • 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.
The following equipment is available for checkout at Lake Wauburg. See a staff member or visit the boat house for more information.

  • Bocce Balls
  • Canoes (Up to 3 Persons)
  • Cornhole, Croquet Disc, and Golf Discs (South Shore)
  • Footballs and Flags
  • Frisbees
  • Horseshoes
  • John Boats (Up to 5 Persons)
  • Kayaks (1 & 2 Person)
  • Ladder Golf, Mountain Bikes, and Helmets (South Shore)
  • Paddle Boards (North Park/ Swim Check Required)
  • Pedal Boats (Up to 4 Persons)
  • Sailboats (Sail Card Required) (North Park)
  • Soccer Balls
  • Tether Ball
  • Ultimate Frisbees (South Shore)
  • Volleyballs
  • Washers