Outdoor Adventures: Hourly Lagoon Boat Rentals

Our on-site, hourly rentals at the East Lagoon are back. After Easter, every Wednesday throughout the spring and summer, take a break with a paddling session. It's an easy process — just sign up for a rental time starting on the hour.

Watercrafts available include a two-person canoe, a two-person kayak, a one-person kayak or a one-person inflatable stand-up paddleboard. If you rent a two-person boat, your paddling partner does not need to register; the one cost includes the equipment for two people.

Arrive at the East Lagoon during your selected time slot and enjoy your paddle. We have all the equipment (boats, paddles and PFDs) at the lagoon waiting for you, and a staff member there to assist.

All ages welcome. We have child-size PFDs and paddles. Those 17 years old and younger require parental signature on the liability form at time of registration. Twelve years and younger require supervision on shore or on the water.

Date and time(s): Choose 4 p.m. or 5 p.m., Wednesdays, April 12 to Aug. 9.

Boat rentals: NIU student: $5; nonstudent: $10.

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

Online advance registration is open for boat rentals.

Want to paddle the lagoon another day? We offer day and weekend rentals! Just stop by the Adventure Center to get the key and gear and you can go out anytime you want.  Reach out for reservations or with any questions outdooradventure@niu.edu.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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