Outdoor Equipment Rental

Hours of Operation
June 5 - July 24: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
July 25 - August 18: Monday-Friday, 12 - 5 p.m.
August 21 - December 4: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
December 5 - 12: Monday-Friday, 12 - 5 p.m.

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

Closures and Special Rental Deals
Closed August 5-13: four day charge
Closed September 4 for Labor Day: free day
Closed November 20-25 for Thanksgiving: four day charge
Closed December 13-January 8: no rentals available

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 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

  • Reservations can be made a week in advance and must be made in person.
  • Must pay in full at the time of reservation.
  • Weekend rentals are priced on per night charge, no modifications to this rate will be made.
  • Reservation cancellations must be made at least one day in advance of the check-out date to receive a full refund minus a $5 handling fee.
  • A $1 per item per day late fee is charged in addition to the daily rental fee. Exception: Bikes are charged $20 per day.
  • Upon return, all tents will receive a full inspection. Pending the number of returns, inspection could take place within a week of return.
  • For equipment that needs to be repaired or cleaned, you will be charged $15/hour, up to original cost of the equipment. Fees associated to these costs will be assessed within a week of equipment return.
  • Failure to pay late fees or damages may result in a hold on your account or suspended rental privileges.

Cost categories: Atlanta students or recreation members/Perimeter students

Item Price per Night
Limit per Person
Bike Rental
Commuter bike*** $1 or $2 One
Backpacking & Camping
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/pad $5 or $6 Five
Sleeping pad $2 or $3 Five
Cook kit (backpack or family) $2 or $3 Three
Tarp (10'x 10' or larger) $2 or $3 Three
Backpack stove** $3 or $4 Three
Two-burner stove** $4 or $6 Four
Lantern** $4 or $6 Four
Battery lantern $3 or $5 Four
Cooler $3 or $4 Two
Backpacking Package (Backpack, Tent,
Sleeping Bag/Pad, Stove, Pot Set)
$14 or $17 Two
Car Camping Package (Tent, Stove, Cooler,
Sleeping Bag/Pad, Lantern)
$20 or $24 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
Inflatable stand-up paddleboard $10 or $12 Two
Boat Package (Boat, Paddle, PFD, car kit) $15 or $17 One
Car kit $2 or $3 Four
Wetsuit (farmer john or farmer jane) $4 or $5 Four
Camp or canoe seat $2 or $3 Four
Crash pad $5 or $7 Two

*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.
****All watercraft rentals come with paddles and PFDs.



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