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Outdoor Rental Center

At the Outdoor Rental Center, 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: 

Rental Rates

Water Equipment

Water Equipment
Equipment Daily Wknd 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

Camping Equipment
Equipment Daily Wknd 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

Bicycle Equipment
Equipment Daily Wknd 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

Snow Equipment
Equipment Daily Wknd Week
Snowshoes $15 $30 $60
Cross-Country Skis $15 $30 $60
Pulk Sleds $5 $10 $15
Toboggan Sleds $1 $3 $5

Miscellaneous Equipment

Miscellaneous Equipment
Equipment Daily Wknd Week
Bouldering Crash Pads $5 $10 $15
Maps & Books $1 $3 $5
Roof Rack storage tub $5 $10 $20
Enclosed Trailer (Contact Asst. Dir.)          $50 $100 $150
Flag Football Set (30 flags/jerseys, & cones) $10 $15 $20

 

Street Address: 
2820 Prairie Meadow Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone Number: 

Contact Us

Name Job Title Email Phone Number
David Patton Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation & Education david-patton@uiowa.edu 319-384-1223

Hours

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