St. Joseph Beach
574 631 7645
St. Joseph Beach is now open for preseason 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
Hours are subject to weather. The beach will be open Memorial Day, but closed Jul. 04 in observance of the July Fourth holiday. During Pre and Post-Season, St. Joe Beach will only be open if the temperature is forecasted to reach 70⁰ F. Please call the lifeguard on-duty at +1 574 631 7645 with any questions about beach closings, boat rentals, eligibility, or more information.
Memorial Day - Labor Day
|Hours of Operation||Boat Rentals||Open Water Swim||Dog Days|
|Mondays||12:00 - 7:00 PM||1:00 - 5:00 PM||12:00 - 1:00 PM||N/A|
|Tuesdays||12:00 - 7:00 PM||12:00 - 5:00 PM||5:00 - 6:30 PM||7:00 - 8:00 PM|
|Wednesdays||12:00 - 7:00 PM||1:00 - 5:00 PM||12:00 - 1:00 PM||N/A|
|Thursdays||12:00 - 7:00 PM||12:00 - 5:00 PM||5:00 - 6:30 PM||7:00 - 8:00 PM|
|Fridays||12:00 - 7:00 PM||1:00 - 5:00 PM||12:00 - 1:00 PM||N/A|
|Saturdays||12:00 - 7:00 PM||N/A||N/A||9:00 - 11:30 AM|
|Sundays||12:00 - 7:00 PM||N/A||N/A||9:00 - 11:30 AM|
We have Stand Up Paddleboards, Paddleboats, Canoes, and Kayaks for rent on the St. Joseph Beach. Stand Up Paddleboard rentals are $10/hour and include instruction if desired. All other boat rentals are $5/hour. Lifejackets are provided and must be worn at all times.
Open Water Swim (Distance Swim)
Open water swim is available during designated hours during the week. This is open swimming on the lake in a designated swim zone outside of the regular swim zone. A lifeguard will be available to make sure swimmers stay on course. A swim cap is required for participation. There may be a wait time to swim due to capacity.
Dog Days of Summer
Dogs get some time at the beach! See schedule for hours. All owners must sign a waiver before participating. Owners are responsible for their dogs at all times.
Book your child's birthday party at the St. Joseph Beach this summer! Birthday Party rates are $50 plus tax and includes:
- 2 Hours
- 20 children
- 1 Free boat rental (kayak, canoe, or paddleboat)
- A reserved section of the beach for your party
- Indoor space for temporary storage
- Tables and chairs
- Sand toys and games
Additional children are $5/child. Longer party times available for additional charge. For more information, or to make your reservation, please email email@example.com
Located on Notre Dame’s own St. Joseph Lake, this beach is sure to provide plenty of summer time fun for students, faculty, staff, and their families. Come see what it's all about.
- Sandy beach with floating dock
- Planked pier for sunbathing
- Summer canoe, kayak and paddleboat rental
- Stand Up Paddleboard instruction and rental