Policies

Lake Wauburg Policies

Entrance:

  1. Entry into the park is permitted with a valid Gator 1 Card.
  2. Gator 1 Cards are not transferable.
  3. The park's opening and closing times are posted.

Guests:

  1. A Gator 1 cardholder may bring up to 4 guests.
  2. Guests are to arrive in a vehicle with the Gator 1 cardholder or in the next immediate vehicle.
  3. The Gator 1 cardholder must remain with their guests.

General Park:

  1. Alcohol is not allowed.
  2. Pets are not allowed in the park.
  3. Gas powered mini-bikes, skateboards, skates and scooters are restricted to main roads and parking lots.
  4. Bicycles are restricted to mountain bike trails and roadways.
  5. Fishing is allowed at Lake Wauburg with a State of Florida fishing license.
  6. Fishing is not allowed from swim area dock or in the swim area.
  7. The use of metal detectors or the removal of artifacts, plants or animals is prohibited.
  8. Parking is only permitted in designated parking areas.
  9. Lake Wauburg staff reserves the right to remove anyone engaged in dangerous, inappropriate or disruptive activities.
  10. Tents with ground stakes are not permitted. 
  11. Groups of more than 30 people must contact the Lake Wauburg staff for event approval at least 2 weeks prior to their attendance.
  12. Groups of 15 or more wishing to have exclusive use of the Cypress Lodge, North Park or South Shore Pavilions must make a reservation for space in accordance with the reservation policy.
  13. Playing fields and beach volleyball courts must be shared with others in the park.
  14. Prohibited activities:  Art projects, water balloon games, candles, fires outside of grills, nails and tape on walls, posts and trees.
  15. No spike heels are allowed in the Cypress Lodge.

Facility Reservation:

  1. A completed facility reservation must be on file no later than two weeks (14 days) prior to the event date.
  2. Reservations will be approved in the order that they are received, no more than one semester prior to the event.
  3. Student groups must have a total of 50 people to reserve the Cypress Lodge and the Pavilions on the weekends. All student groups must have 35 or more current A&S fee paying students to hold a reservation at no charge.
  4. Monday- Friday reservations for the Cypress Lodge and pavilions are open to all groups.
  5. Saturday and Sunday reservations for the Cypress Lodge and pavilions are only available to student groups.
  6. On the reservation date, if the number of students in the group varies by more than 10 people, a $50 service charge will be assigned to the student account of the group member responsible for the reservation.
  7. Cancellation of reservations and no shows will result in a cancellation charge being assigned to the person responsible for the reservation. Cancellations must be submitted via email.
  8. Non-UF organizations must submit a non-refundable $50 deposit before their reservation will be confirmed.
  9. Organizations are responsible for returning tables to original places, cleaning and placing trash in the containers provided. A minimum charge of $100 will be assessed to the group leader for non-compliance.
  10. Special event liability insurance may be required.

Lake Wauburg Facility Pricing Guidelines

Pricing Non-Operational Hours

  Cypress Lodge Single Pavilion Boating*† Swimming*†
 Students $80 $60 $30 $30
 Faculty, Staff, Affiliates $80 $60 $30 $30
 Non-UF Organizations $100 Not Available Not Available Not Available

All charges are per hour.
*Groups of 50 or more participants may incur additional costs.
† Only available with a lodge or pavilion rental.

Pricing Regular Hours of Operation (Tuesday-Friday)

  Lodge Single Pavilion
 Students No Charge No Charge
 Faculty, Staff, Affiliates $50 $30
 Non-UF Organizations $100 Not Available

All charges are per hour.

Pricing Regular Hours of Operation (Saturday-Sunday)

  Lodge Single Pavilion
 Students No Charge No Charge
 Faculty, Staff, Affiliates Not Available Not Available
 Non-UF Organizations Not Available Not Available

All charges are per hour.

Cancellation/Service Charge

Cancellations and no shows for space reservations will result in the following penalties:

  Less than 2 weeks to the reservation or no-show 2-4 weeks prior to the reservation More than 4 weeks prior to the reservation
 Students $50.00 No Charge No Charge
 Faculty, Staff, Affiliates 50% of the cost of the planned event $50 No Charge
 Non-UF Organizations 50% of the cost of the planned event $50* No Charge

*Paid in the form of the $50 non-refundable deposit.

Boating:

  1. A valid Gator 1 card is required to check out boats.
  2. A life jacket (PFD) must be on and buckled.
  3. A boat may only dock at the shore it is launched.
  4. No swimming from the boats.
  5. The Gator 1 cardholder who is checking out the boat(s) must be with the boat(s).
  6. Boats must return to shore when instructed to do so by Lake Wauburg staff.
  7. Boat use is restricted to 60 minutes when there is a wait.
  8. Boats must be returned 30 minutes prior to the park’s closing time
  9. Electric motors or paddles may be used on fishing boats.
  10. Private gas-powered boats or jet skis are prohibited.
  11. Two single person kayaks or two stand up paddleboards (SUP) may be checked out with one Gator 1 card.
  12. Gator 1 cardholders who have completed the requirements may check out/use sail boats, stand up paddleboards, windsurfers and wake/ski services.

Swim Area:

  1. Only swim when a lifeguard is on duty.
  2. No glass containers.
  3. Swim inside roped area.
  4. No diving/jumping in shallow water.
  5. Small children under 48 in. tall must be accompanied by an adult in the water.
  6. Non-swimmers must wear a lifejacket.
  7. No prolonged breath-holding or swimming under water for distance.

Games and Sport Equipment:

  1. A valid Gator 1 Card is required to check out games and sports equipment.
  2. The Gator 1 cardholder who is checking out the game or sport equipment must be with the game or sport equipment.
  3. Use is restricted to 60 minutes when there is a wait.
  4. Games and sports equipment must be returned 30 minutes prior to the park closing time.
  5. Games and sports equipment are required to remain in the park.

Mountain Bike:

  1. A valid Gator 1 Card is required to check out a mountain bike.
  2. Riders must complete a waiver form.
  3. Mountain bike users must wear closed toe/heel shoes.
  4. Bike helmets are required to be worn and buckled.
  5. Two mountain bikes may be checked out with one Gator 1 Card.
  6. Gator 1 cardholder who is checking out the mountain bike(s) must be with the mountain bike(s).
  7. Mountain bike use is restricted to 60 minutes when there is a wait.
  8. Mountain bikes must be returned 30 minutes prior to the park’s closing time.
  9. Mountain bikes are required to remain in the park boundaries.

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