Home of the Wisconsin Hoofers
Outdoor UW is your outlet to the outdoors. Typically known for paddling rentals in the summer and as the home of the Wisconsin Hoofers clubs, Outdoor UW offers lots of opportunities to get outdoors and explore in all weather conditions! Need a weekend away? Rent a tent. Need a day at play? Snowshoes are where it’s at in the winter.
Hours & Location
Open daily, Noon - Sunset
Only a few weeks left for lake rentals (early-mid October closure)!
Thursday, 11/24 - Sunday, 11/27: Closed
Paddling rentals are open for the season but are weather dependent.
Camping and hiking rentals are available year-round.
Snowshoe rentals are closed for the season.
Memorial Union, Lower Level
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706
In the summer, the quickest way to get on the lake is in a canoe or kayak, or on a standup paddleboard.
Need to get away for a night or two? Tents, sleeping pads and trekking poles are available year-round.
Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation. Make the most of a winter wonderland with a pair of snowshoes.
Practice sun salutations on the Terrace or take your om to the next level with SUP yoga on the water!
Join us most mornings this summer for an all-level yoga class and an incredible view of Lake Mendota.
Register today for classes!
New students can start their college experience off on the right foot by making new friends, learning about life on campus, and gaining their independence on a summer backpacking or canoeing wilderness orientation trip.
Members of the six Wisconsin Hoofers clubs love spending time together outdoors. Wisconsin Hoofers can access specific outdoor equipment, go on planned excursions, and further their skills with outdoor education and skill-based classes.