The Florida State University Reservation Waterfront Park & Retreat Center 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.
Admission to the Rez is FREE for current FSU students and Campus Recreation members. Current, valid FSUCard is required at the gate. The general public is welcome for just $3 for adults, $1 kids ages 7-15, and free for kids 6 and under. Questions? Call us at 850-644-6892.
Please note: We only accept CASH for all activities and fees.
Upcoming Rez Events
Check out these upcoming special events when the Rez will have even more for you to enjoy.
We’re kicking off Summer with Rez Days: Summer Welcome! Enjoy the sunshine, free food, water rentals, music & more. Get a free ride to the Rez with Rez Rides. Call 850-644-SAFE from anywhere on campus for a ride! Free for FSU Students, $10 for the General Public Drive to...
Be a kid again! Play all the games from your childhood, enjoy s’mores and pizza, and pretend it’s the summer of 2006 again! All registered participants receive additional details via email from trip leaders prior to the trip. Interested participants can contact the Outdoor Pursuits Staff with trip questions...
Enjoy the Lake
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!
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.
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.
Enjoy even more shade under our pavilions, available for reservation and rental by various groups. Enjoy food hot off the grill, a charcoal grill and picnic tables are available with each pavilion. Please bring your own charcoal and grill brush. Visit our Facility Rentals page for details.
Stay Out of Trouble
Come out and relax by the lake but leave a few things at home: Alcohol and pets are not allowed at the Rez.