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Outdoor Center

Some equipment is unavailable to rent at this time. Only Outdoor Center rentals will have access to the San Marcos River from the Dock in Sewell Park.  

Equipment reservations are encouraged, but not required.

US 1100 Instructors: Please email us  ( if you are interested in receiving a tour of the Outdoor Center and all of its offerings to Texas State students!

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

  • Students must be currently enrolled in classes to rent (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


  • Sewell Park

  • 700-1 Aquarena Springs Drive San Marcos, TX 78666

  • For directions click here

Equipment Reservations

All watercrafts are available to be reserved up to 5 days in advance. This includes:

  • Kayaks
  • Standup Paddleboards
  • Canoes
  • Tubes

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

  3. The earliest equipment is available for pick-up is 30 minutes after opening