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Outdoor UW

Your Outlet to the Outdoors

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Perfectly situated on the shores of Lake Mendota in the lower level of Memorial Union, Outdoor UW offers a variety of different activities suitable for all interests and skill levels.

With year-round rental equipment including paddle crafts, snowshoes, and camping and hiking gear, Outdoor UW has everything you need to embark on your next outdoor adventure. If you’re looking for a community of outdoor enthusiasts, look no further than the Wisconsin Hoofers.


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Boat Mooring

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Group Activities

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Learning Workshops

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including county restrictions on indoor gatherings, in-person service at Outdoor UW is by appointment only. 

Our office location is currently not offering in-person payment services, and our phone lines are voicemail only. Please contact our office at the info below to schedule in-person gear pickup, merchandise pickup and offerings, or any other payment or programming questions.

Visit the "About" page for detailed business information.