Come out to the FSU Reservation for a day of relaxation or recreation. The FSU Reservation offers swimming, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, instructional clinics, picnicking, beach volleyball, a recreation hall with game tables, and more!

For general Rez facility policies, please visit our Rez Policies page. For a list of policies associated with facility rentals, please visit our Facility Rentals page.

Questions about any of our activities?  Call us at 850-644-6892 or 850-644-2449.

Gate Entry Fees

  • FSU students and Campus Recreation members with valid FSUCard – FREE!
  • Ages 16 and up – $3.00
  • Ages 7 to 15 – $1.00
  • Kids 6 and under – FREE!

Children 15 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Park access is limited to open park hours. Individuals who attempt to enter the park during closed hours are guilty of trespassing and will be prosecuted accordingly.

Watercraft Rentals

  • FSU students with valid FSUCard – FREE!
  • Canoe / Kayak / Stand Up Paddleboard – per hour – $10.00
  • Sailboats – per hour – $15.00

All patrons, both students and guests, must take and pass a sailing clinic in order to rent sailboats.

Climbing Wall

  • FSU students with valid FSUCard – FREE!
  • Non-students – $3.00

Open Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
Climbers must have closed-toe shoes to climb the wall.
Hourly rates available for exclusive group use.  Contact us at 850-644-2266.

Swimming

Swim in our designated swimming area under the careful watch of our lifeguards.  There is no charge to swim, enjoy the sandy beach, or otherwise relax throughout the park.

Open Water Swim

This is a chance for participants to swim under the supervision of a lifeguard outside of the designated swimming area (on a normal day, the only way to swim freely is within the designated swim area). Great practice for triathlete competitors!

Open water swim is offered on the first Thursday of each month between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  There is no additional charge for swimmers other than the gate entry fee (still FREE for FSU students!).

Sailing Clinics

Join one of our sailing clinics to learn the basics of sailing including boat handling, sail theory, and safety protocols. The course teaches basic knots and procedures for rigging sun-fish type sailboats.

Courses are offered multiple times each semester: fall, spring, and summer.  The fall schedule is coming soon!

  • Currently enrolled FSU students with valid FSUCard – $15
  • Non-students – $25

Children must be at least 8 years of age AND accompanied by an adult in order to participate in a sail clinic. Standard age restrictions for watercraft rentals apply after the clinic is complete.

The course lasts approximately 4 hours, beginning with classroom instruction and culminating with several hours of on the water instruction. Clinics subject to cancellation due to weather.

All classes will meet in the Wet Classroom, located at the waterfront between the First Aid Room and the beach. During the clinic, you will be in a small craft on the water. Please dress accordingly. We recommend athletic clothing and sunscreen.