Outdoor Equipment Rental

Hours of Operation
August 20 - December 3: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
December 4 - 11: Monday-Friday, 12 - 5 p.m.

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

Closures and Special Rental Deals
Closed September 3: free day
Closed November 19-23: four-day charge
Closed December 12 - January 6: 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.
  • 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 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
Battery lantern $3, $5, $6 4
Cooler $3, $4, $5 2
Singles hammock $2, $3, $4 2
Doubles hammock $3, $4, $5 2
Doublenest hammock $3, $4, $5 2
Camping Hammock (rainfly and bug net) $6, $7, $8 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
PFD $.50, $.75, $1 4
Camp or canoe seat $2, $3, $4 4
Bouldering
Crash pad $5, $7, $10 2

* 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.
*****Requires completion of Touch the Earth clinic/school & permission of Outdoor Recreation Coordinator. Call 404-413-1773 a week in advance.

 

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