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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.

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!