Lake Wauburg is a really cool University of Florida benefit. Are you a student, faculty, or staff member at UF in Gainesville FL? Do you enjoy sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, swimming, picnicking, or just hanging out in a serene natural environment?
Then Lake Wauburg has just what you are looking for.
Donated to the University of Florida Student Union in 1938 by the YMCA, Lake Wauburg is a private park offering all of these activities and more — FREE — to all University of Florida students, faculty, and staff.
There are two entrances into this gorgeous lake park — the North and the South Entrance.
North Shore offers:
- Paddle boating
- Water skiing
South Shore offers:
- Challenge Course
- Disc Golf
- Climbing Wall
Both the North and South Shores offer picnic facilities.
This gorgeous private park is located off of US 441 in Micanopy, just a short drive from Gainesville FL.
Just show your Gator 1 card and you — and up to four guests — enjoy admission and activities for FREE.
Check out the University of Florida Lake Wauburg website for information on hours, activities, restrictions, and more.
In the meantime, here’s a short video of one of our park visits taken on a recent blue-sky fall afternoon in Gainesville FL — GORGEOUS!! Don’t miss it!