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Development Officer: Matt McCoy
Phone: 618/453-6096
Fax: 618/453-4911
Office:  Kaplan Hall, Room 219
Southern Illinois University Foundation
1235 Douglas Drive
Mail Code 6805
Carbondale, IL 62901
Make Reservations:  618/453-1245

One of the jewels of the SIU campus is its 40-acre, spring-fed lake. In 1956, the lake was purchased from the Thompson family and was drained and cleaned. As the lake underwent restoration, boat docks with canoes and rowboats were added. For six decades, students, staff and the community have flocked to the boathouse to enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences. Campus Lake has been a special place for generations of alumni and friends. 

Now, with your help, we can continue to restore and enhance the lake for generations to come.

For reservation questions, email Amber Armstrong or call 618/453-1245. Learn more at the Student Recreation Center website.