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by: Stetson University
Spring Training
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  01/15/2007
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Stetson University Rowing

Spring Training Site

Lake Beresford is home to Stetson Rowing.  With access to over 200 miles of protected water with minimum currents and no tidal action, Lake Beresford allows for perfect rowing conditions year round.

Site and Facility

Lake Beresford is 2.2 miles long and a half mile wide.  The St. John's River runs through the lake allowing rowable access to Jacksonville (100 miles North) and Melbourne (200 miles South) if you're feeling adventurous!

Stetson's facility sits on 10 acres of land with easy access to the water from two open docks.  Boat racks are set up on the waters edge for easy boat storage. 

Rentals and Fees

We offer our launches, engines, equipment and ergs to rent based on availability.

Launch and engine rentals are also available from local marinas.

Dock Fee:   For the use of our site, there is a fee based on the number of athletes per day.

 * There is a minimum per athlete per day fee for dock usage.

Accommodations and Dining

There are multiple hotels and cabin rentals within close proximity to the boathouse and campus.

Access to Stetson's Dining Hall is available for breakfast/lunch/dinner.  Pricing is per person and can be coordinated before hand through Dining Services.

Contact Us

For more detailed information, questions or reservations please contact us.

Mark Wilson
Head Coach

James Dietz
Assistant Coach



Directions to Site

2614 Alhambra Drive

DeLand, FL, 32720


From Campus:


Go South on 17-92 (Woodland Blvd)

Turn right onto Highway 44W (follow signs downtown)

   Highway 44 is also New York Ave.

Go 1.8 miles

Veer left onto OLD New York (CR 4110) (Amtrak sign)

Go 1.8 miles (past the Amtrak station; past a convenience store)

Turn left onto Hontoon Rd & Go 1 mile

Turn left onto Alhambra Dirve

Continue STRAIGHT until road dead ends




Sponsor Hotel

·       Holiday Inn EXPRESS – Orange City/Deltona
1330 Saxon Blvd.
Orange City, FL 32763
(386) 917-0004

·       Contact Dena Scroggins, GM


Other Hotels/Motels

1-5miles from Site

·         Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina - DeLand
2317 River Ridge Road
DeLand, FL 32720
(800) 248-2474
(386) 734-2474

·         University Inn - DeLand
644 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32720
(800) 345-8991
(386) 734-5711

·         Holiday Inn - DeLand
350 E International Speedway Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32724
(386) 738-5200

·         Comfort Inn - DeLand
400 E International Speedway Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32724
(386) 736-3100

Other Hotels/Motels

6-10miles from Site

·         Howard Johnson Express - DeLand
2801 E. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32724
(386) 736-3440

·         Days Inn - Orange City/DeLand
2501 N. Volusia Ave
Orange City, FL 32763
(386) 775-4522

·         Comfort Inn - Orange City
445 S. Volusia Ave.
Orange City, FL 32763
(386) 775-7444

Camp Sites and Cabins

1-2miles from Site

·         Hontoon Island State Park - DeLand
2309 River Ridge Rd.
DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 736-5309


Camp Sites

11-12miles from Site

·         Blue Springs State Park - Orange City
2100 West French Ave.
Orange City, FL 32763
(386) 775-3663


Contact: Helen Cox, General Manager, Dining Services


Cost (as of 11-25-2008):
Breakfast $5.00/person
Lunch $6.50/person
Dinner $7.00/person
Brunch (sat/sun) $6.50/person


NOTE: Each team will be invoiced from Dining Services, not Stetson Crew.


There are only a few options for renting launches.
1.  Mark White 386-738-2788

-          Nice 12-14 foot aluminum boats with 4-stroke 15hp or 20hp outboards, delivered to the boathouse.

2.  Hontoon Marina 386-734-2474
3.  Stetson may have 2-3 launches (without engines) available to rent; $10/day for the hull.

Stetson Men's Rowing