Lake Campus Updates

The Lake Campus is currently open 7 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.


  • College ID or Alumni Pass required
  • Guests must be accompanied by a current student, employee, or alumni pass-holder
  • The Lake Campus is an alcohol-free facility.


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 for your continued engagement with Davidson College. Request an alumni pass.

Group Requests

Group requests are first come first served, however, priority will be given to college-sponsored events.

Make a Group Reservation Request

View Lake Campus Facility Rental Pricing

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