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.

All ages welcome. We have child size PFDs and paddles. Seventeen 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 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, August 11 at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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