Outdoor Equipment Rental

Hours of Operation
April 26 – June 3: Monday – Friday, 12 – 5 p.m.
June 6 – July 25: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
July 26 – August 19: Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m.

Equipment must be picked up and returned during the above hours.

Closures and Special Rental Deals
Closed May 30 for Memorial Day: free day
Closed July 4 for Independence Day: free day
Closed August 6-14 for maintenance week: four day charge

Parking for Loading and Unloading
A voucher will be provided by the parking attendant upon arrival. The voucher will need to be validated by the Touch the Earth (TTE) personnel in order to exit the parking lot. Parking is for 20 minutes. Park in the space marked Touch the EarthNo parking on sidewalk. Call 404-413-1772.

Rental Policies

  • Rental equipment is available for checkout to current students, faculty and staff. Graduates must be members of the Student Recreation Center to enjoy this service! A PantherCard must be presented.
  • A $20 deposit must be left for any reservation. Full payment for equipment must be made when the equipment is picked up.
  • Deposit will be forfeited if reservation is not cancelled by 5 p.m. on scheduled day of pickup.
  • Advance reservations must be made in person.
  • A Friday through Monday rental is assessed a two day charge.
  • A $1 per item per day late fee is charged in addition to the daily rental fee. Exception: Bikes are charged $20 per day.
  • Additional charges will apply for any equipment returned damaged, wet or dirty (i.e., tents and stoves).
  • Payment by cash, check, PantherCash or credit card.
  • Deposits may be held overnight for equipment needing inspection if equipment is returned after 5:30 p.m.
  • Upon return all tents will receive a full set up inspection

Cost categories are as follows: students or recreation members

Item Price per Day Limit per Person
Commuter bike*** FREE One
Tent (six-person) $5 or $6 Two
Tent (four-person) $4 or $5 Two
Tent (one or two-person) $3 or $4 Two
Backpack with cover (internal or external frame) $3 or $4 Four
Sleeping bag $3 or $4 10
Ensolite pad $2 or $3 10
Cook kit (backpack or family) $2 or $3 Four
Tarp (10’x 10′ or larger) $2 or $3 Four
Backpack stove** $3 or $4 Four
Two-burner stove** $4 or $6 Four
Lantern** $4 or $6 Four
Battery lantern $3 or $5 Four
Water bottle $1 or $2 10
Poncho $1 or $2 10
Cooler $3 or $4 Two
Whitewater canoe* $20 or $25 One
Flatwater canoe $10 or $12 Two
Whitewater kayak* $12 or $15 One
Recreational kayak (sit on top or sit in) $8 or $10 Two
Touring kayak* $12 or $15 One
Car kit $2 or $3 Two
Wetsuit (farmer john or farmer jane)

$4 or $5 Four
Crash pad $5 or $7 Two
Camp or canoe seat $2 or $3 Four

*NOTE: Requires completion of Touch the Earth clinic or school and permission from the outdoor recreation coordinator. Call 404-413-1773 one week in advance.
**Customers will receive a stove or lantern with a previously used fuel canister and a new canister at no additional charge.
***Rental period up to three consecutive days maximum. Helmet, lock and lamps provided. Late fee: $20 per day.

Dailly Events

12:00 pm Smart Summer Sundaes – Free Ice ... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Smart Summer Sundaes – Free Ice ... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Event Description: Come and learn how to enjoy an awesome ice cream treat the healthy way. There will be free ice cream for thefirst 50 participants! July 28 12 – 1 p.m. Student Recreation Center… more »
all-day Nantahala Raft Trip #3
Nantahala Raft Trip #3
Jul 31 all-day
This 8.5 mile run in a beautiful gorge of North Carolina is enjoyable for beginners as well as veteran rafters. Includes transportation, leadership, river guides, equipment and lunch. Jim Hudson, Bruce Wood, Mark Bodnar &… more »
all-day North Carolina Outer Banks Sea K...
North Carolina Outer Banks Sea K...
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day
Join us for a four-day backcountry expedition at North Carolina’s Outer Banks! We’ll kayak five miles offshore to the remote and roadless islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Here you can enjoy remote beaches, spectacular… more »
all-day Little River Falls Alabama
Little River Falls Alabama
Aug 6 all-day
Hike the canyons with a swimsuit on and jump right in below Little River Falls. Dry off for a picnic lunch and swim for the rest of the afternoon. Includes transportation and leadership. Marcos Ordaz… more »
all-day Deep River Trail
Deep River Trail
Aug 20 all-day
This trip includes hiking and swimming. River shoes, trekking poles and a waterproof stuff sack are recommended. Includes transportation and leadership. Gardner Neely Rating: moderate to strenuous, 9 miles Cost: $12, $14, $19
all-day Horseback Forest Trail Riding #3
Horseback Forest Trail Riding #3
Aug 20 all-day
Beginner and experienced riders will enjoy Blue Ridge, GA, by horseback. We’ll spend 1 1/2 hours in the saddle on the trail and tour the mountain area afterwards. Includes transportation, leadership, gratuity, horse and guide.… more »
all-day Stand up Paddleboard/Kayaking
Stand up Paddleboard/Kayaking
Aug 20 all-day
Hop on a SUP or in a kayak and paddle across and around a fantastic lake in the mountains of Georgia. Includes paddle equipment, transportation and leadership. Anna Inman Cost: $14, $18, $20
all-day Ocoee Rafting Trip #3
Ocoee Rafting Trip #3
Aug 21 all-day
This exciting Class IV whitewater river in Tennessee is the most action packed in the Southeast. Expect to get wet and experience a wild ride as you work as a team. This is a river… more »


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