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Outdoor UW

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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

Through May 8: Open Mon-Fri, Noon - 6:30pm
May 8 - September 4: Open daily, Noon - 8:30pm

Camping rentals are available year-round. Paddling and snowshoe rentals are closed for the season.

Memorial Union, Lower Level
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-1630
outdooruw@union.wisc.edu

Outdoor Rentals

Outdoor Rentals

Need to get away for a night or two? Tents, sleeping pads and trekking poles are available year-round.

In the summer, the quickest way to get on the lake is in a canoe or kayak, or on a standup paddleboard.

Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation. Make the most of a winter wonderland with a pair of snowshoes.

Rent


Morning Yoga Classes

Morning Yoga Classes

Practice sun salutations on the Terrace or take your ohm 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.

Online registration for June classes opens May 20. 

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Wisconsin Basecamp

Wisconsin Basecamp

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.

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Wisconsin Hoofers

Wisconsin Hoofers

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.

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