Outdoor Adventures: Hourly Lagoon Boat Rentals

We're offering our on-site, hourly rentals at the East Lagoon on Wednesdays for the spring season starting April 6. It's an easy process — just sign up for a rental time starting on the hour and select a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard.   

Arrive at the East Lagoon during your selected time slot and enjoy your paddle. First time? Staff are there to give you instruction and help you in and out of the boat safely. We have all the boats, paddles and PFDs at the lagoon waiting for you. 

All ages welcome. We have child-size PFDs and paddles available for use. Anyone sixteen years old and younger require parental signature on the liability form at time of registration. Twelve years and younger require supervision on shore or accompanying on the water.  

Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before your reservation. If you arrive more than five minutes after the hour, your spot may be given to a walk-up. 

Date and time(s): Wednesdays, April 6 to May 25, 4 to 6 p.m. 

Boat Rentals: NIU student: $5; non-student: $10.  

Online advance registration is open for boat rentals.  

Walk-up sign-ups including cash payments are welcome if equipment is available. 

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Wednesday, May 25 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

East Lagoon

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