Renting Equipment is Quick and Easy

Simply fill out the Equipment Request Form. An Adventure Program staff member will email you to confirm your order. We are only able to take card payments currently.

Rental Desk Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rental Periods

Staff will email the renter to schedule gear pick-ups and a reminder email will be sent out on the date of return.

DAY RENTAL Equipment is rented for 1 day and 1 night. Equipment is due the day after the equipment is picked up. This is charged at listed daily price.

WEEKEND RENTAL Any 4-day rental period. Equipment can be checked out from Friday to Tuesday, Thursday to Monday, Monday to Thursday, or any other 4 day period. This is charged as 2 days of the listed daily price.

ADDITIONAL DAYS After 4 days, the equipment is it’s daily rental fee for each additional day after the weekend rental.


Member pricing applies to anybody with an active Recreation Services membership.

Non-Member pricing applies to those who are affiliated with Iowa State, but not a current member of Recreation Services.

Community Member pricing applies to those with no affiliation to Iowa State.

View rental equipment brochure for pricing information.

  • For rental questions, call the Adventure Program front desk during office hours at 515-294-8200. For questions outside of office hours, please email
  • All gear will have been cleaned and ready for customer picked up.
  • Gear will be available for pick up at the front Adventure Programs desk down the stairs across from the climbing wall at State Gym once email confirmation for pickup has been initiated.
  • Larger gear such as canoes and kayaks will primarily be loaded by renters with assistance from Adventure staff.
  • Upon return, renters are responsible for basic cleaning of all the returned gear. Staff will have cleaning station set up and will aid in washing boats, however patron is required to stay and assist or be assessed the cleaning fee at check-out.
  • Limits may be placed on the number of pieces of equipment rented and the length of time out, so equipment is available for as many participants as possible. Only staff on duty will be permitted in the Adventure Office or Garage as a rule. Exceptions will be authorized by Adventure professional staff only.
  • To receive a refund, the renter must cancel their reservation at least 48 hours in advance of the pick- up date (Date Out). No refunds will be given for cancellations that occur less than 48 hours before the pick-up date