St. Joseph Beach 


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

St. Joseph Beach closed for the season as of Monday, August 13, 2018.

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

Standard Summer Hours


Standard Hours

Monday – Sunday Noon – 7:00 p.m.


There are currently no scheduled closures at St. Joseph Beach.

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.