Equipment Rentals

UREC Outdoors rental shop

UREC Outdoors (HPER 102) offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation rental equipment. Currently enrolled students, UREC members, and individuals with a valid UARK ID (including faculty and staff) may check out equipment.  UARK faculty and staff may rent equipment without having a current UREC membership. 

Rental Center Operations 

University of Arkansas students, faculty, staff, and UREC members,  will be able to pickup, reserve, or drop off equipment during posted hours of operation.  Equipment rental reservations and walk in pickup/return are available during this time. Call UREC Outdoors (479-575-2267) upon arrival for curbside service. 

Equipment Available for Rent

UREC Outdoors has an extensive inventory of camping, cycling, climbing, and paddling equipment.  Whether you're looking to outfit your next backpacking trip or paddle on the Buffalo, we've got the equipment you need to create your next outdoor experience.    

To view a comprehensive list of available equipment and rental rates, visit the camping, climbing, cycling, and paddling equipment rental pages.    

Equipment Reservations

Equipment may be reserved up to one week prior to the planned check out date.  Reservations can be made by calling 575-CAMP (2267) during hours of operation. 

Payment, due at time of check out can be paid in person or over the phone. Payment must be made with Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express, or a University cost center number. NO cash transactions at this time.             

Equipment Pick-Up and Return

Please call UREC Outdoors (479-575-2267) when arriving for reservation pick-up.  UREC Outdoors staff will go over the equipment rented and payment will be completed. Equipment may be picked up in-person in HPER 102 as well. Simply park your car in Meadow Street Parking Garage and come on in to HPER 102. 

NOTE:  Unless you are renting a kayak, canoe, or SUP please park in the  Meadow Street Parking Garage while getting your equipment.   Kayaks, canoes, and SUPs may be picked up by utilizing the designated loading zone under the bridge that is adjacent to HPER door 1.  

Please note if you are renting a boat we ask that you patiently wait in your vehicle until the loading zone is available. If the loading zone is occupied, please drive to an alternate location and return once the loading zone is made available.  Avoid parking/waiting in the street adjacent to HPER door 1 due to high traffic flow.   If you would rather load your boat yourself, please let us know when you come in to pick-up your reservation.    

Our staff will accept returns during normal hours of operation ONLY.  Please use the designated UREC Outdoors Rental Equipment Pick-Up & Return loading zone under the bridge  just before  HPER door 1 . Our staff will inspect the equipment, check it in, and let you know if late, damaged, or missing equipment fees apply.    

Equipment Care and Fees

Rented equipment is due back to UREC Outdoors by close on the date specified on the rental contract and receipt. Equipment should be properly maintained and returned clean, dry, in good repair, and on the due date to avoid repair, replacement, or late fees.  All late, damage, and/or replacement fees are due upon return of equipment.  A late fee equivalent to the daily rental rate will be applied for each day an equipment item is overdue.  

If UREC Outdoors staff discover damage to equipment during maintenance and cleaning, the renter is responsible and must pay for damage or replacement costs. Please read the rental equipment agreement (available at time of check out) for more information.  Patrons are responsible for inspecting all equipment prior to rental to ensure proper working order and assess overall condition of equipment.       

Refund Policy

If you believe you are due a refund, please come into UREC Outdoors in HPER 102 to complete a refund request form. It will then be given to the Assistant Director of UREC Outdoors for approval and amount of the refund, if one is due. 


If you have questions about UREC Outdoors, contact us at 479-575-CAMP (2267), or visit HPER 102.