Open Today
  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Outdoor Rental Center (ORC), UI students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members can rent a variety of outdoor equipment for a day, up to a week. We have everything you need for a week-long camping trip, canoe or kayak trip, and equipment to help you enjoy the outdoors, no matter the season. 

The ORC is located on the east end of the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex, at 2820 Prairie Meadow Drive, just west of the Hall of Fame. Parking is available at the facility. Click on the pdf to see the ORC 2016-2017 hours: 

Contact Us

NameTitleEmailPhone
David Patton
Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation & Education

Rental Rates

Water Equipment Daily Weekend Week
Canoe* $15 $30 $60
Sea Kayak (Tandem)* $20 $40 $80
Sea Kayak (Single)* $15 $30 $60
Paddling Jacket $5 $10 $20
Canoe/Kayak Carrier $3 $5 $10
Dry Bag M (22L) 1 $1 $3 $5
Canoe Trailer (Contact Asst. Dir.) $50 $100 $150
Wetsuits $3 $5 $10

*Includes Paddles, PFD's (life jackets), & Spray Skirt

Camping Equipment Daily Weekend Week
2-Person Tent    $10 $20 $40
4-Person Tent $15 $30 $60
4-Season Tent $20 $40 $80
6-Person Tent $20 $40 $80
Sleeping Bag (-30 Degree) $20 $40 $80
Sleeping Bag (-15 Degree) $20 $40 $80
Sleeping Bag (0 Degree) $15 $30 $60
Sleeping Bag (20 Degree) $15 $30 $60
Sleeping Bag (45 Degree) $10 $20 $40
Sleeping Pad $1 $3 $5
Backpacks $10 $20 $40
Stove (1 burner) $5 $10 $20
Stove (2 burner) $5 $10 $20
Lantern 5 $10 $20 $20
Cook set (4-Person) $5 $10 $20
Cook set (1-2 Person) $3 $6 $12
Large Pan $1 $3 $5
Small Cooler $1 $3 $5
Medium Cooler $3 $5 $10
Large Cooler $5 $10 $15
10 L Dromedary $3 $5 $10
Water Jugs $3 $5 $10
Water Filter $5 $10 $20
Bicycle Equipment Daily Weekend Week
Road Bicycle** $20 $40 $80
Mountain Bicycle** $20 $40 $80
Tandem Bicycle** $25 $50 $100
Bicycle Helmet $1 $3 $5
Bicycle Pump $1 $3 $5
Bicycle Bob Trailer $5 $10 $15
Bicycle Trailer (Contact Asst. Dir.) $50 $100 $150

**Includes Bicycle Helmet

Snow Equipment Daily Weekend Week
Snowshoes $15 $30 $60
Cross-Country Skis $15 $30 $60
Pulk Sleds $5 $10 $15
Toboggan Sleds $1 $3 $5
Miscellaneous Equipment Daily Weekend Week
Bouldering Crash Pads $5 $10 $15
Maps & Books $1 $3 $5
Roof Rack storage tub $5 $10 $20
Enclosed Trailer (Contact Asstant Director)          $50 $100 $150
Flag Football Set (30 flags/jerseys, & cones) $10 $15 $20

 

Hours

  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm