The University of the South operates and maintains more than 25 miles of forest roads on the Domain and operates 45 gates to limit access. Use of these roads and key access may be granted to faculty, staff, students, and community members on a limited basis. All users must comply with the University of the South Gate and road access policy. Please note: Unless there is a specific long term need, key checkout duration is limited to a single semester.

Key requests may be made for the purpose of:

  • Boat access to Lake Dimmick
  • Research or class access to backcountry locations
  • Access to adjacent properties
  • Special events
  • Emergency response
  • Handicap access 

If you have an emergency behind a locked University gate, please dial 911. 

If you would like to check out the key to Lake Dimmick, please click here

For all other gate key requests, please click here.‌

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