There are several creeks, ponds and lakes on the UF campus. The University of Florida has declared that all surface water bodies on campus are conservation areas.

In the map below, open water areas are indicated by blue. Wetlands are green.

Waterbodies on UF's main campus


More than 60 percent of the main campus falls within the Lake Alice watershed, meaning that most campus rainfall and irrigation eventually finds its way to Lake Alice. Outskirt areas of campus drain to Tumblin Creek and Hogtown Creek, and a few areas drain to internal depression basins.

Lake Alice

Lake Alice is a notable destination that defines the character of our campus.