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Gear Rental Policies

  • Late returns will be charged at the rate corresponding to the additional days rented.
  • Items damaged or lost are subject to the cost/repair of the item.
  • Due to COVID-19, all rentals require advance reservation and payment.  You can submit a reservation request here.
  • We are currently only available for rental pick up and drop off on Mondays and Fridays from 10am-6pm
The Outdoor Center Rental Shop will be closed on Friday, July 3rd due to the holiday. 

University Recreation and Wellness is excited to announce the reopening of the Outdoor Center Rental Shop beginning on Friday, June 19th.  We have modified our operations to provide the safest possible experience for both our staff and customers.  In addition to increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols:

  • Reservations can be made by submitting this form (preferred) or by calling us during our open hours (10am-6pm). We will begin processing reservation requests on Wednesday, June 17th. 
  • All payments will be taken over the phone and in advance.  If you submit your reservation electronically, we will contact you to confirm availability and for payment.  Revised pricing structures can be found below.
  • Pick up and drop off will be done outside of the facility with minimal in person contact and strict social distancing at all times.  Currently pick up and drop off will only be available from 10am-6pm, Mondays and Fridays.
  • All customers are requested to wear masks while picking up and dropping off equipment.
  • Canoes will only be rented if customers have crossbars (which run the width of the vehicle) to allow staff to safely tie down boats.
 

Please recreate safely by following Minnesota Department of Health’s guidelines and being informed of the guidelines for the spaces and activities you are recreating in.  Be prepared and self sufficient as many of the facilities and buildings in parks are not open at this time.

To make a reservation over the phone, or if you have questions about equipment, you can reach us at 612-625-8790.

The Center for Outdoor Adventure rents to everyone including the general public and the University of Minnesota community. Stop by and let us know how you plan to venture out!

Important:

  • Equipment MUST be reserved and paid for in advance.  Drop in rental is not available at this time.
  • It is preferred that customers submit an online reservation request form that can be found here.  Our staff will contact you to confirm your reservation and take payment over the phone as soon as we process your request.  We will process reservation requests in the order they are received.  Please note that we are not staffed on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Sundays. 
  • Canoe rentals will require vehicles that have crossbars for tying down to minimize customer interaction and maximize safety.  Crossbars for tie downs run the width of the vehicle

 

Rental Center Prices:

Camping and Backpacking

Item 1-day Weekend 5-day 7-day Additional day
Backpack $8.00 $16.00 $21.00 $36.00 $5.00
2p Tent $12.00 $24.00 $30.00 $48.00 $6.00
3p Tent $15.00 $30.00 $37.00 $58.00 $7.00
4p Tent $18.00 $36.00 $44.00 $68.00 $8.00
6p Tent $20.00 $40.00 $50.00 $80.00 $10.00
3p Mountaineering Tent $25.00 $50.00 $68.00 $122.00 $18.00
4p Mountaineering Tent $28.00 $56.00 $76.00 $136.00 $20.00
Sleeping Bag: 3-season $7.00 $14.00 $17.00 $26.00 $3.00
Sleeping Bag: Winter $8.00 $16.00 $19.00 $28.00 $3.00
Sleeping Pad: Foam $3.00 $6.00 $8.00 $14.00 $2.00
Sleeping Pad: Air $5.00 $10.00 $13.00 $22.00 $3.00
Tarp  $7.00 $14.00 $18.00 $30.00 $4.00
Headlamp $3.00 $6.00 $8.00 $14.00 $2.00
Lantern $4.00 $8.00 $11.00 $20.00 $3.00
Water Filter $7.00 $14.00 $18.00 $30.00 $4.00
Hammock $8.00 $16.00 $21.00 $36.00 $5.00
Cookset $5.00 $10.00 $13.00 $22.00 $3.00
2-Burner Stove $7.00 $14.00 $19.00 $34.00 $5.00
Trekking Poles $3.00 $6.00 $8.00 $14.00 $2.00
Water Drom: 4L $3.00 $6.00 $8.00 $14.00 $2.00
Bear Resistant Canister $5.00 $10.00 $13.00 $22.00 $3.00
Cooler $4.00 $8.00 $11.00 $20.00 $3.00

 

Canoeing and Paddleboarding

Item 1-day Weekend 5-day 7-day Additional day
Ultralight Canoe $45.00 $90.00 $125.00 $230.00 $35.00
Canoe $45.00 $90.00 $125.00 $230.00 $35.00
Portage Pack $6.00 $12.00 $16.00 $28.00 $4.00
Canoe Chair $3.00 $6.00 $8.00 $14.00 $2.00
Stand-up Paddleboard: Inflatable $25.00 $50.00 $65.00 $110.00 $15.00
Dry Bag $3.00 $6.00 $8.00 $14.00 $2.00

 

Climbing, Bouldering, and Mountaineering

Item 1-day Weekend 5-day 7-day Additional day
Bouldering Crash Pad $10.00 $20.00 $28.00 $52.00 $8.00
Climbing Shoes $4.00 $8.00 $11.00 $20.00 $3.00
Helmet $5.00 $10.00 $13.00 $22.00 $3.00
Harness $5.00 $10.00 $13.00 $22.00 $3.00
Mountaineering Boots $10.00 $20.00 $26.00 $44.00 $6.00
Crampons $7.00 $14.00 $19.00 $34.00 $5.00

 

Mountain Biking

Item 1-day Weekend 5-day 7-day Additional day
Mountain Bike - Hardtall $35.00 $70.00 $90.00 $150.00 $20.00
Fat Bike $30.00 $60.00 $78.00 $132.00 $18.00
Single Speed Bike $12.00 $24.00 $30.00 $48.00 $6.00
Bikepacking Pack Set $10.00 $20.00 $25.00 $40.00 $5.00