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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 lake 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

Monday - Friday, noon - 6:30 PM

Snowshoe rentals are available now.
Camping and hiking rentals are available year-round. 
Paddling/Lake rentals are closed for the season. 

Memorial Union, Lower Level
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-1630

Outdoor Rentals

Outdoor Rentals

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

Need to get away for a night or two? Tents, backpacks, sleeping pads & 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.


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.


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.


Morning Yoga Classes

Morning Yoga Classes

Practice sun salutations on the Terrace or take your om to the next level with SUP yoga on the water! 

Yoga classes have ended for the season but stay tuned for summer 2017 classes.