Skip to main content
Schedule a Visit Apply Now

Hours and Fees

Hours of Operation

The hours of operation will vary depending upon the season, number of fish caught, and holidays. The hours of operation will usually follow the university calendar. The lake will be closed on all university holidays and breaks. General hours of operation are as follows: 

Monday: Lake closed for maintenance

Tuesday:Lake closed for maintenance

Wednesday:6:00 a.m. until dusk* dark --- Fishing allowed

Thursday:12:00 noon until dusk* dark --- Picnic and pleasure boating only

Friday:12:00 noon until dusk* dark --- Picnic and pleasure boating only

Saturday:6:00 a.m. until dusk* dark --- Fishing allowed

Sunday:12:00 noon until dusk* dark --- Fishing allowed

 *Dusk dark is defined as 30 minutes after sunset.

If hours of operation should differ from the above hours it will be posted at the entrance gate, as the hours are determined. Lake closings for university holidays should be posted at the Lake Office at least 1 week before the scheduled holiday.

Fees and Rentals

Picnic Area Admission  

$.50 adult
$.25 child
Free for UWA faculty, staff and students* 

Fishing$3.00 adult
$1.00 per child (under 13)

Boat Rental$5.00 per day
$3.00 per day for UWA students with valid ID

Personal Boat Launch(owner responsible for transport to Lake LU)

Vests and Paddles$1.00 each


*Faculty and staff will be allowed to bring one other family member as guest. The faculty/staff member or dependent must accompany the guest and be responsible for the conduct of the guest. All persons (including guest) will be required to sign the logbook at the Lake Manager’s Office when entering the lake area. Faculty/staff and student dependents and /or spouses should pick up a Lake LU pass from the Vice President of Financial Affairs at the Business Office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for identification purposes. Passes will be issued only once and will be valid as long as the person is a student or an employee.