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University Lake

University Lake is a tranquil place to soak up the great outdoors while getting some exercise.

University Lake is one of the University of Montevallo’s best-kept secrets. Located only a short walk from campus, University Lake features kayak and canoe rentals (free with a UM ID), a covered pavilion to have lunch and enjoy the view, and several scenic docks where students and community members can often be found fishing. Contact Ed Langham by email at for more information about kayak and canoe rentals.

University Lake also features a beautiful walking/running path that circles the entire lake and connects to both Orr Park and Stephens Park. On part of that trail, you can get a bit of extra exercise by following the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Fitness Trail. The trail includes 10 station markers, each marked with a suggested exercise for you to perform at that spot in order to provide a well-balanced workout.

Are you interested in booking an educational program at this site? If so, check out our Environmental Education Program, or contact Jecca Shumate at to learn more!