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Equipment Rental Rates

Equipment Rental Specials

Thanksgiving Break: Camping and Backpacking equipment rentals over Thanksgiving Break cost the same as a 2-night rental. Equipment must be rented on either the Monday or Tuesday (November 21-23) before break. All equipment must be returned on Monday, November 29th. The Outdoor Center is closed November 24-28.

Early Morning Specials: All watercraft rentals starting before 12:00PM are half-off (Weekdays & Weekends, depending on seasonal Outdoor Center operating hours).

Off-Season Specials: From November 1st through February 28th, all weekday watercraft rentals (excluding tubes) are half-off.

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  • Experience the San Marcos River in a whole new light (or lack of)! Standup Paddleboards outfitted with multi-color LED lights will be available after the sun goes down, every Friday evening post-Spring Break thru Summer. Quantities are limited, so be sure to get online and reserve your spot! 

    Rental Includes: LED outfitted standup paddleboard, headlamp, glow stick necklace.

    Dates: Every Friday from 3/25/22 - 8/12/22

    Time: 8:00PM - 10:00PM*

    Cost: $15 per person**

    Capacity: Limited to 12 rentals per night. If a reservation no-shows, their rental will be made available. Reservations are limited to two SUPs per TXST ID.

    *Rentals can begin up to 20 minutes early. Reservations are considered no-show if they have not departed by 8:30PM.

    **Late or damaged/missing equipment may result in a fine.

General Information:

  • All Student, Faculty/Staff rentals require a Texas State ID card 

    • Alumni without a state-issued ID physically present will not be allowed to rent

    • Alumni must surrender a photo-ID and payment card for the duration of rental

    • Alumni rentals must be returned by end-of-day. Alumni overnight rentals are not permitted.

  • Students must be currently enrolled in classes to receive student rate (including summer sessions)

  • Equipment that is returned damaged, missing parts, excessively dirty, or late will result in additional charges

  • Pets and alcohol are prohibited on all rental equipment. Violation of this policy will result in additional charges

  • No more than 2 boats may be rented under a single ID

Equipment Reservations

All equipment is available to be reserved up to 7 days in advance.

By making a reservation in advance, your equipment will be ready for use upon your arrival to the Outdoor Center.

To make a reservation:

  1. Call or visit the Outdoor Center during open hours.

  2. Let staff know what time and equipment you would like to reserve.

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