OWASA Reservoirs Open for Labor Day 2021

OWASA’s reservoirs will be open for recreation on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021, following all current rules and regulations for lake use.

Current reservoir requirements include applying for a boating permit if you would like to visit either Cane Creek Reservoir or University Lake before 10 a.m. with a boat. The reservoirs fully open after 10 a.m. for anyone without a boating permit, subject to standard capacity limits.

No permit is required to visit either reservoir at any operating time for bank fishing, bird watching, or other shore activities.

To apply for a permit, users can visit the Recreation page of OWASA’s website each Monday and Tuesday to apply for a permit for the upcoming weekend. Users are alerted about their permit status by 5 p.m. Wednesday each week.

For Labor Day weekend, users will be allowed to request a permit for a normal operating day for the reservoir (Cane Creek Reservoir is open Friday and Saturday; University Lake is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in addition to Labor Day.

Please read all current lake guidance before applying for a permit.