Outdoor Equipment Rental

Hours of Operation
April 30 - August 2: Monday-Friday, 3 - 6 p.m.

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

Closures and Special Rental Deals
Closed May 27: free day
Closed July 4: free day
Closed August 3 - 26: 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.
  • All rentals are priced on per day 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: Students, Recreation members, non-member faculty/staff

Item Price per Day
Limit per Person
Bike Rental
Commuter bike**** $1, $2, $8 1
Backpacking & Camping
Backpack (internal or external frame) $3, $4, $8 4
Backpack stove* $3, $4, $6 3
2-burner stove* $4, $6, $8 4
Battery lantern $3, $5, $6 2
Cooler $3, $4, $5 2
Cook kit (backpack or family) $2, $3, $5 3
Camping Hammock (rainfly and bug net) $6, $7, $8 2
Hammock: Single Person $2, $3, $4 2
Hammock: Double Person $3, $4, $5 2
Quickdry towel $1, $2, $3 2
Tarp (10' x 10') $2, $3, $4 3
Tent (four-person)*** $5, $6, $12 2
Tent (one/two-person)*** $3, $4, $8 2
Tent (six person)*** $4, $5, $10 2
Sleeping bag $4, $5, $7 5
Sleeping pad $2, $3, $4 5
Boating*****
Canoe: flatwater $10, $12, $20 2
Canoe: whitewater* $20, $25, $30 1
Camp/canoe seat $2, $3, $4 4
Car kit $4, $6, $8 4
Dry bag (20 Liter) $2, $3, $4 2
Dry bag (60 Liter backpack) $6, $7, $8 2
Inflatable Stand-up Paddleboard $10, $12, $20 2
Kayak: recreational (sit on top or sit in) $8, $10, $15 2
Kayak: touring $12, $15, $20 1
Kayak: whitewater* $12, $15, $20 1
PFD $.50, $.75, $1 6
Splash jacket $3, $4, $5 4
Wetsuit - Farmer John/Jane $4, $5, $6 4
Bouldering
Climbing Shoes $3, $4, $5 2
Crash pad $5, $7, $10 2

* Requires completion of Touch the Earth clinic/school & permission of Outdoor Recreation Coordinator. Call 404-413-1773 a week in advance.
**Customer will receive a stove with the equivalent of one full canister of fuel.
***A maximum of two tents per customer can be rented at one time regardless of tent size.
**** Rental period up to three consecutive days maximum. Helmet, lock and lights provided. Late fee $20/day.
*****All watercraft rentals come with paddles and PFDs.