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Outdoor UW

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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!

Hours & Location

Monday - Friday, noon - 6:30 PM

Spring/Summer Hours Coming Soon!

Camping, hiking, and snowshoe rentals are available year-round. 
Paddling/Lake rentals will be available around mid-late May.

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

Outdoor Rentals

Outdoor Rentals

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

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 with unbeatable views on the Terrace or take your om to the next level with SUP yoga on the water!

Summer class sign-up for 2017 will begin around mid-May with classes starting around Memorial Day weekend.