St. Joseph Beach 


Phone: (574) 631-7645 • View on Campus Map

Beach Amenities

Located on Notre Dame’s own St. Joseph Lake, St. Joseph Beach is sure to provide plenty of summer fun for Notre Dame students, faculty, staff, retirees, and their families. Come see what it’s all about!

  • Sandy beach
  • Planked pier for sunbathing
  • Restrooms

Summer 2018 Hours: June 4 – August 17

Hours last updated 5/24/18.


Standard Hours

Monday – Sunday Noon – 7:00 p.m.

Independence Day 2018 Modified Hours

July 4 Noon – 4:00 p.m.


There are currently no upcoming St. Joseph Beach closures.

Boat Rentals

RecSports is currently evaluating inventory and procedures. As of May 4, 2018, there are currently no rentals available.

For the safety and convenience of our patrons:

  • No trespassing.
  • No fishing.
  • No alcohol.
  • Swim in designated areas only.
  • All children under 18 must be supervised by an adult.

Risk Management Lightning Policy

In accordance with RecSports risk management policy, St. Joseph Beach will close for 30 minutes if there is a reported lightning strike within a 10 mile radius. This call will by made by the St. Joseph Beach aquatics staff. In the case of inclement weather, please contact the St. Joseph Beach Boathouse at (574) 631-7645.