For more than 40 years, Davidson College's Lake Campus has been a popular recreation and relaxation spot for students, faculty and staff.

Located 7 miles from main campus, Lake Campus's 110 acres of waterfront property on beautiful Lake Norman provides Davidson students with the unique opportunity to be involved in a variety of water activities. The property includes a waterfront beach and swim area, sand volleyball courts, picnic areas, wet and dry boat slips, a boat ramp and open green spaces. The Lake Campus is the home to Davidson's club sailing and crew teams. It also hosts visitors from  July ExperienceOdyssey campouts, orientation socials, cookouts, alumni gatherings, and more.

Hours 

The Lake Campus is open March 1-Oct. 31 annually.

  • From March 1-May 31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31, operating hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • From June 1-July 31, operating hours are 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Access

Davidson CatCards are required to enter the Lake Campus for students, faculty, staff members and alumni.

Directions

To reach the Lake Campus from Davidson, take Main Street in Davidson (Hwy 115) north approximately 2 1/2 miles to Langtree Road. Take a left on Langtree, over the railroad tracks. Follow Langtree for 2 miles to Lake Campus Drive. Take a right on Lake Campus Drive and follow to the gatehouse entrance. You will need your CatCard to be granted entry. Parking is available. The Lake Campus is located at 152 Lake Campus Drive.

Equipment Rentals

On Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5 p.m. in June and July, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards are available to rent from the beach area through a lifeguard at a cost of $5 per hour (cash only). The $5 is due upfront and a signed rental agreement is required before taking equipment on the water.

Equipment is checked out on a first-come, first-served basis and all equipment must be returned by 6 p.m. daily. Sailboats and power boats are not available to rent.

Group Reservations

Plan your next event at the Lake Campus. Make a reservation for your group event today.

Boat Slip Request

The college offers space for boats to be docked within Lake Campus. Request a boat slip.

Alumni Pass

Alumni are welcome to make use of Lake Campus facilities by purchasing an annual pass. Whether this is your first alumni pass or your 20th, thank you your continued engagement with Davidson College. Request an alumni pass.