Lake Campus Updates For Fall 2021

The Lake Campus is currently open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m daily.

Check back here for all facility-related updates, like inclement weather closures, bathroom openings, hours change, etc.

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.


  • Lake Campus maximum occupancy is 200 people.
  • CatCards or Alumni Passes are required for entry.
  • The Lake Campus is an alcohol-free facility.

Lake Campus is an extension of the main campus and the same rules apply:

  • Effective May 2021, masks and social distancing will not be required either outdoors on the Davidson campus or in many settings indoors, including residence halls. Please note: the CDC guidance and the Governor’s order provide for businesses and workplaces to keep some safety guidelines in place. Students and employees who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks in all settings.


  • College ID or Alumni Pass required
  • Guests must be accompanied by a current student, employee, or alumni pass-holder


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.

Boat Slip Request

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

Kayak Storage Request

Newly constructed kayak racks are now available. Request kayak storage.

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.

Group Requests

Davidson College Lake Campus has started accepting group reservations for spring/summer 2021. Reservation requests are not a guarantee that your event will be approved. Current COVID restrictions are still in place and approval will be granted only if we believe it does not compromise the safety of current college employees, students, and alumni pass holders. Make a group reservation request.

Day Camp at the Lake

Founded in summer of 2000, Davidson College Day Camp at the Lake is a unique and exciting opportunity for rising fifth through ninth graders to make lifelong friends, learn new skills and make memories. During weekly sessions, campers have the opportunity to experience Davidson College's 100+ acre Lake Campus facility.

Learn More About Day Camp at the Lake