Thanksgiving Hours

The RWC will have modified hours from Wednesday 11/23 through Sunday 11/27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

The William E. and Mary Jo Davis Recreation Area at Lake Claire

The William E. and Mary Jo Davis Recreation Area at Lake Claire, located at the end of Greek Park Drive, offers an adventure for all types. Lake Claire is the only natural body of water on campus and has a maximum depth of 12 feet.

  • Energi Fitness Stations 
  • Playing Field 
  • Boathouse and watercraft rental 
  • Restrooms 
  • Sand Volleyball Courts 
  • Picnic Pavilions 
  • Sports equipment check-out 
  • Water fountains

Please review our adjusted Policies at William E. and Mary Jo Davis Recreation Area at Lake Claire before using our facility.


Lake Claire boat dock with kayak in the foreground.

The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center is one of the nation’s leading campus recreation departments for creating space for students of all abilities to play, work out and compete against each other. The Lake Claire Recreation Area has its own adaptive kayak and an accessible dock. Our staff is trained and excited to help get as many students on the water and they love to share their passion for paddlesports.

Join Outdoor Adventure staff as we explore all of the outdoor spots right here on campus. We’re focusing on Full Moon Paddles at Lake Claire, but we also have opportunities for trail running, hiking, and mountain biking in the Arboretum.

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Anyone can go to Lake Claire, but you must be a current UCF student to rent any sort of equipment. We are not allowing guest passes at this time. 

No. These are prohibited per our Lake Claire policies. 

There are lockers located in the boathouse that you can utilize while on the water. The lockers will be sanitized by Lake Claire Attendants periodically throughout the day. Users are encouraged to use hand sanitizer, wash hands frequently and avoid touching their face. 

Reservations are available for our three pavilions, sand volleyball court, and equipment that are available through our reservations page. Equipment rentals include sound systems, yard games, and sports balls.


We have single kayaks, tandem kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and sports equipment available for rent. 

It is free! Students are able to enjoy free rentals at Lake Claire. All you need is to have an active student ID to rent something out.

Participants are not allowed to swim in the water at Lake Claire.

Under no circumstance can a minor go onto the lake.

No. Fishing is prohibited on all lakes on UCF's campus, especially Lake Claire. 

Pavilions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis if someone has not reserved it already. If you are in a pavilion that is reserved by another group, you will be kindly asked to move to a different pavilion.

Pets are not allowed at Lake Claire. However, service animals are permitted.