Outdoor Facilities

The North Campus Recreation Courts (NCRC)

Features 6 tennis courts, one of which has two full court basketball courts running cross-wise. Basketball is top priority on court (#1). Lights may be manually operated and a switch is located between courts 3 and 4.

South Campus Recreation Complex (SCRC)

This outdoor, multipurpose facility located across from the Smith Center includes the following features:

  • 3 tennis courts & 3 paddle tennis courts
  • 2 basketball courts/inline hockey surface
  • 3 sand volleyball courts


Ehringhaus Field

Ehringhaus Field serves as the primary practice and home game field for many of Carolina's outdoor sport club teams.

Hooker Fields 

Located across from the main entrance of Carmichael Auditorium, Intramurals use these fields for flag football, soccer, softball, and kickball. Sport Clubs, such as ultimate frisbee, soccer, and rugby, use Hooker Fields for practice and games.

Outdoor Education Center (OEC)

The OEC is home to the Outdoor Education Program. It is located off of Country Club Road (an easy 10 minute walk from Woollen Gym). The OEC includes a premier 18-hole disc golf course, a comprehensive high and low elements challenge course, 3 sand volleyball courts, 8 tennis courts, and a bouldering wall. For more information on the Outdoor Education Center, click here.

Kerr Lake Recreation Area

UNC-Chapel Hill Kerr Lake Recreation Association operates a recreational area on a 230 acre peninsula on Kerr Lake, one of North Carolina's most popular locations for water sports and outdoor relaxation. The shore and coves are well-suited for swimming and fishing, and the lake is ideal for water-skiing, canoeing, sailing, or simply a leisurely weekend outdoors. The Universtiy area is an easy 90 minute drive from Chapel Hill. Permits are available in 101 Student Recreation Center. Click here to view our Kerr Lake webpage.

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