Look at what’s in Lake Lagunita: Water!

Lake Lag
Winter rains have filled Lake Lagunita and evoked memories of its former life as a center of campus activities.

The normally dry Lake Lagunita, which is located behind Roble Hall, is filled with enough water from the winter rains to evoke memories of its former life as a recreational area.

Lake Lagunita was created as a reservoir to provide irrigation for the orchards and alfalfa fields of the Stanfords’ Palo Alto Stock Farm. Today, it serves primarily as a flood control facility and as a habitat for the California tiger salamander.

Once upon a time, however, Lake Lagunita featured a boathouse and an abundance of campus water activities and physical education classes.

Archival Lake Lagunita
The Lake Lagunita boathouse in the 1920s