Lake Wauburg – University of Florida’s private park

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?

Lake Wauburg

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:

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Paddle boating
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing
  • Wakeboarding

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.

The cost?

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!

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