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 Experience, Odyssey campouts, orientation socials, cookouts, alumni gatherings, and more.
Hours of Operation & Access
- 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily
- 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.
- Free equipment (kayak/canoe/stand-up paddle boards) checkout beginning June 3
- Friday 1–5 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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.