Outdoor Adventures Lagoon Hourly Boat Rentals

We're offering on-site, hourly rentals at the East Lagoon on Wednesdays throughout the summer. 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. We have all the boats, paddles and PFDs at the lagoon waiting for you, including child-size PFDs and paddles. All ages welcome with parental supervison on shore or accompaning on the water.

Be sure to arrive 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, May 19 to Aug. 11, 4 to 7 p.m.

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

Online advance registration is open for boat rentals. 

Walk-up sign-ups are welcome as long as equipment is available.

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Wednesday, June 23 at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

More dates through August 11, 2021

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