COVID-19 Response: Updates & FAQs

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Rental Center Hours

Fall Semester (Sep. 5th - Nov. 27th)
Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Rental Shop Closed Sep. 5, 6, 7; Nov 26, 27

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, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-6pm

 

University Recreation and Wellness is excited to announce the Outdoor Center Rental Shop is now open! We have modified our operations to provide the safest possible experience for both our staff and customers, which include additional cleaning protocols and curbside pick up:

Reservation Request Form

  • Reservation requests can be made anytime online or over the phone Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10am - 6pm
  • Orders may only be picked up or dropped off Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays 10am - 6pm.
  • 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.
  • 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!
Looking to buy your own gear? The COA is now selling used equipment on a rolling basis. We are selling stand up paddle boards, camping equipment, cross country skis and more. For more information, give us a call or send us an email - outdoor@umn.edu

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. 
  • 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 3-day Additional day
Backpack $8.00 $16.00 $5.00
2p Tent $12.00 $24.00 $6.00
3p Tent $15.00 $30.00 $7.00
4p Tent $18.00 $36.00 $8.00
6p Tent $20.00 $40.00 $10.00
3p Mountaineering Tent $25.00 $50.00 $18.00
4p Mountaineering Tent $28.00 $56.00 $20.00
Sleeping Bag: 3-season $7.00 $14.00 $3.00
Sleeping Bag: Winter $8.00 $16.00 $3.00
Sleeping Pad: Foam $3.00 $6.00 $2.00
Sleeping Pad: Air $5.00 $10.00 $3.00
Tarp  $7.00 $14.00 $4.00
Headlamp $3.00 $6.00 $2.00
Lantern $4.00 $8.00 $3.00
Water Filter $7.00 $14.00 $4.00
Hammock $8.00 $16.00 $5.00
Cookset $5.00 $10.00 $3.00
2-Burner Stove $7.00 $14.00 $5.00
Backpacking Stove $3.00 $6.00 $2.00
Trekking Poles $3.00 $6.00 $2.00
Water Drom: 4L $3.00 $6.00 $2.00
Bear Resistant Canister $5.00 $10.00 $3.00
Cooler (50L) $4.00 $8.00 $3.00

 

Canoeing and Paddleboarding

Item 1-day 3-day Additional day
Ultralight Canoe $45.00 $90.00 $35.00
Canoe $45.00 $90.00 $35.00
Portage Pack $6.00 $12.00 $4.00
Canoe Chair $3.00 $6.00 $2.00
Stand-up Paddleboard: Inflatable $25.00 $50.00 $15.00
Dry Bag $3.00 $6.00 $2.00

 

Climbing, Bouldering, and Mountaineering

Item 1-day 3-day Additional day
Bouldering Crash Pad $10.00 $20.00 $8.00
Climbing Shoes $4.00 $8.00 $3.00
Helmet $5.00 $10.00 $3.00
Harness $5.00 $10.00 $3.00
Mountaineering Boots $10.00 $20.00 $6.00
Crampons $7.00 $14.00 $5.00

 

Mountain Biking

Item 1-day 3-day Additional day
Mountain Bike - Hardtall $35.00 $70.00 $20.00
Fat Bike $30.00 $60.00 $18.00
Single Speed Bike $12.00 $24.00 $6.00
Bikepacking Pack Set $10.00 $20.00 $5.00