The Florida State University Reservation is a 73-acre facility, with 10 active acres, located on beautiful Lake Bradford. The "Rez" is located 1/4 mile from the airport and four miles from the Florida State campus. In our unique natural setting you can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming, sand volleyball, disc golf, and many other activities.

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ATTENTION: When the combined air and water temperatures of the FSU Reservation are less than 100 degrees F, the water will be CLOSED. No waterfront rentals nor swimming will be allowed.

Swim in Lake Bradford

Take a dip in our guarded, designated swimming area. Children under age 15 must pass a swim test to swim in the deep water. Or, simply enjoy our sandy beach and catch some rays!

Get on the Water

Enjoy an hour of canoeing and kayaking on Lake Bradford or one of the three adjoining lakes. Or, try a stand-up paddleboard. Kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals are available (FREE for FSU students). Go big with a sailboat, rentals also available from the Rez. Guests wishing to rent one of our sailboats must participate in one of our scheduled sailing clinics to ensure safe handling of equipment and to test skill proficiency prior to rentals. Sailing clinics are offered throughout our season.

Enjoy Outdoor Games

How about some sand volleyball, a game of horseshoes, cornhole or Spikeball, or a round of disc golf? It's all free with park admission. Two sand volleyball courts are available for patrons during normal waterfront hours. And, nine holes of disc golf wind their way throughout the property. Sports equipment is available for checkout at the Waterfront Office.

Scale the Wall

Climb our 40-foot climbing wall, part of the FSU Challenge Course. You must have closed toe shoes to climb the wall. The Climbing Wall is accessible during park hours each weekend. A small fee applies for non-FSU students and the general public.

Stay in the Shade

Get into the shade and take part in a game of table tennis in our rec hall, located adjacent to the waterfront. Table tennis balls and paddles can be checked out at the Waterfront Office.

Rent a Picnic Shelter

Enjoy even more shade under our picnic shelters, available for reservation and rental by various groups. Enjoy food hot off the grill, a charcoal grill and picnic tables are available with each shelter. Please bring your own charcoal and grill brush.Visit our Facility Rentals page for details.

Prohibited Items

Come out and relax by the lake but leave a few things at home: Alcohol and pets are not allowed at the Rez.