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! Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by adult parent or guardian.

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.

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!

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 Paddle Board - 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.

All patrons, regardless of age or ability, MUST wear a personal flotation device (PFD) while in or aboard a watercraft.

Patrons under the age of 12 may only utilize canoes when joined by an adult.

Patrons 12 to 15 years of age may also utilize kayaks and paddle boards but must be accompanied by an adult on the water.

Adults are defined as those 18 years of age and older. 

Climbing Wall

  • Hours: Saturday's and Sunday's 2PM-6PM
  • FSU students with valid FSUCard - FREE!
  • Non-student - $3.00*

Must have closed-toe shoes to climb the wall.


  • Swimming is only permitted when a lifeguard is on duty.
  • Children under the age of 15 must pass a swim test to swim in deep water.

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
  • First Thursday of every month (Sept-November and April-May)
  • 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Free for current FSU students, $3 gate fee for non-students

Sail Clinics

Students will 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.  

The course lasts approximately 4 - 5 hours, beginning with classroom instruction, culminating with several hours of on the water instruction. Clinics subject to cancelation 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.

  • Sunday, March 4, 2018 (1PM-5PM)
  • Sunday, March 25, 2018 (1PM-5PM)
  • Sunday, April 8, 2018 (1PM-5PM)
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 (1PM-5PM)
  • Currently enrolled FSU students with valid FSUCard - $15
  • Non-student - $25
  • Register on Rec Connect

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.

Other Park Policies

  • No personal motorized watercraft.
  • No pets.
  • No glass containers.
  • No alcohol.
  • Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Patrons must follow the directions of FSU Reservation Guest Services Staff and Lifeguards. Failure to comply by facility rules and directives may result in a revocation of access rights.

Call the FSU Reservation Staff at 850.644.6892 for more information.