Outdoor Adventures: Weekly Wednesday Hourly Boat Rentals at the East Lagoon

Update 9/11/2020: Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases, the University is limiting all in-person activities and interactions until Monday, Sept. 28. Therefore the rentals offered on 9/16 and 9/23 have been canceled.  We have added two additional weeks 10/7 and 10/14 and updated to 4-6pm. 

New this year! We will be offering onsite hourly rentals at NIU’s East Lagoon.

Outdoor Adventure staff will meet you at the East Lagoon for hourly time slots please choose from 4 p.m or 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. This program starts Wednesday, Aug. 26 and will be offered weather permitting until Wednesday, Oct. 14

We will have all the boats, paddles and PFDs at the lagoon waiting for you. The cost of the rental is $5 per hour for NIU students and $10 per hour for non-NIU students.

Hourly Sport Rentals
Bags, ladder golf, spike ball, giant Jenga,  hammock, football, or soccer ball: $2/NIU students; $3/Non-students

Online advance registration is open for the boat rentals only.  Choose your rental time slot and type of boat.

Walk-up cash payment for sport equipment and boats will be accepted as equipment is available.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

NIU East Lagoon

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Sports and Recreation, Play, Watch, Community Events


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Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Faculty, Supportive Professional Staff, Operating Staff


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 $5.00 an hour for NIU students and $10.00 an hour for non-NIU students

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