Recreation Rental Program

Rental equipment is available at a reduced cost for your own adventures.

Find gear for activities such as paddling, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, camping and more. Equipment rotates to match the seasons. At times, equipment is packaged with upcoming trips or ticket sales for even better deals.

As all equipment is purchased with S&A Fees, we are able to offer high quality gear at rates lower than local shops.

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Rental process

The Rental Program is housed in the Recreation Office in the Annex. Fill out and submit the Equipment Rental Form to reserve equipment. Be sure to review the rental procedures below.

Equipment Rental Form

If you have an questions, contact the Recreation and Rental Program Office to learn more.

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Rental procedures

Customer rental pick-up procedures

  1. Fill out the Equipment Rental Form to start your rental process. Indicate the items you want and the day and time for pick up and return, and we will confirm via email.
  2. Arrive at the Recreation Office at the Annex building at your designated pick-up time. Pick-ups can take up to 20-minutes to complete. You may either stay in your car and call us, or walk in to the office.
  3. A face covering is encouraged at all times, but not required for those fully vaccinated and can show proof of vaccination.
  4. You must show your personal WSU Vancouver Cougar Card to verify affiliation.
  5. Cash or check will be needed for the transaction. We do not take credit cards.
  6. You will sign a rental agreement and payment paperwork to process the rental.
  7. Staff will help load and provide instruction with equipment.
  8. Customers are responsible for all rented equipment and anything outlined on the rental agreement.

Customer rental cancellation and late-return procedures

Customers are encouraged to give at least 48-hour's notice of cancellation by telephone or email. Any rentals that are not picked up by the designated time without notice, will forfeit their reservation. Any customer who is late to return a rental is subject to a late fee equal to the amount of an “additional-day price” of the rented item(s).

Customer rental return procedures

  1. Arrive at the Recreation Office at the Annex building at your designated return time. Returns can take up to 20-minutes to complete. You may either stay in your car and call us, or walk in to the office.
  2. A face covering is encouraged at all times, but not required for those fully vaccinated and can show proof of vaccination.
  3. All customers are encouraged to fully clean and sanitize rental items before return. A cleaning fee may be required if equipment is not cleaned before returned. Please do not use any bleach as it can damage our rental items.
  4. Staff will gather items and put in designated areas/sanitization tubs.
  5. Customers are responsible for all rented equipment and anything outlined on the rental agreement.
  6. Staff will call you if any of your equipment has been damage. You are subject to a replacement fee for any damage that occurred during your rental.

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Equipment and pricing

Equipment availability is dependent upon weather and the season.

Equipment list and pricing
Item Student Day Rate *Non-Student Day Rate Additional Day Rate
Ski/Snowboard Package (skis/board, boots, poles, bag, helmet) $15 $20 $5
Lift Package (Ski/Snowboard Package & Lift Tickets) Save $5 on rentals Save $5 on rentals $5
Snowboard Only $12 $17 $5
Snowboard Boots Only $5 $10 $2
Snow Helmet Only $3 $5 $1
Snowshoes/Poles $5 $10 $2
Stand Up Paddle Board/Kayak Package (boat, PFD, paddle, wet suit, dry bag, phone case) $20 $25 $10
Personal Flotation Device Only $5 $10 $2
Wet Suit Only $5 $10 $2
Paddle Only $2 $5 $1
Fishing Package (pole, tackle box, net) $7 $7 $3
Individual Fishing Items $3 $3 $1
Backpacks, Day Packs $5 $10 $2
Dry Bags $2 $5 $1
One- and Two-Person Tent $7 $12 $2
Four-Person Tent $10 $15 $5
Sleeping Bag $8 $13 $2
Sleeping Pad $4 $5 $1
Camp Chair $4 $5 $1
Hammock and Straps $5 $10 $2
Backpacking and Car Camping Stoves $5 $7 $1
Cooking Pot Set $3 $8 $1
Bear Canister $2 $3 $1
Cooler $4 $6 $1
Lanterns $8 $13 $2
Crash Pad $5 $10 $2
Disc Golf and Sports Equipment Free with WSU ID

*Non-student rate is for WSU staff, faculty or sponsored guests.

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