The Carolina crew rows on University Lake, a short run or drive from the campus. A three-bay boathouse accommodates the Tar Heel women's fleet of 14 Vespoli hulls, as well as the UNC men's program and the local masters contingent. Carolina utilizes 80 feet of newly-installed wooden dock. Originally owned by the University, the lake is now managed by the Orange Water and Sewer Authority as a public watershed. As a result, development along the waterfront is very limited and the UNC coaches' launches are the only motor traffic on the lake. The crews share the lake with abundant wildlife and the occasional fisherman. The 2700-meter stretch of navigable water is well sheltered and never freezes, allowing UNC to row all 156 days of the NCAA season.