Outdoor Equipment Rental

Hours of Operation
April 24 - June 1: Monday-Friday, 12 - 6 p.m.
June 4 - August 18: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Closures and Special Rental Deals
Closed May 28: free day
Closed July 4: free day
Closed August 4-12 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 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.
  • Allrentals 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: Atlanta students, recreation members/Perimeter students, non-member GSU faculty/staff

Item Price per Day
Limit per Person
Bike Rental
Commuter bike*** $1, $2, $8 1
Backpacking & Camping
Tent (six-person) $5, $6, $12 2
Tent (four-person) $4, $5, $10 2
Tent (one or two-person) $3, $4, $8 2
Backpack (internal or external frame) $3, $4, $8 4
Sleeping bag $4, $5, $7 5
Sleeping pad $2, $3, $4 5
Cook kit (backpack or family) $2, $3, $5 3
Tarp (10'x 10' or larger) $2, $3, $4 3
Backpack stove** $3, $4, $6 3
2-burner stove** $4, $6, $8 4
Lantern** $4, $6, $7 4
Battery lantern $3, $5, $6 4
Cooler $3, $4, $5 2
Singles hammock $2, $3, $4 2
Doubles hammock $3, $4, $5 2
Boating
Whitewater Canoe* $20, $25, $30 1
Flatwater Canoe $10, $12, $20 2
Whitewater Kayak* $12, $15, $20 1
Recreational Kayak (sit on top or sit in) $8, $10, $15 2
Tandem Kayak (sit on top or sit in) $12, $14, $18 1
Touring Kayak $12, $15, $18 1
Inflatable Stand-up Paddleboard $10, $12, $20 2
Car kit $4, $6, $8 4
Wetsuit (farmer john or farmer jane) $4, $5, $6 4
Camp or canoe seat $2, $3, $4 4
Bouldering
Crash pad $5, $7, $10 2

*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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