Outdoor Rentals (Outdoor UW) / Hoofers / Boathouse / Memorial Union
(608) 262-1630 -- Outdoor Programs and Hoofers Office
(608) 262-2263 -- Wisconsin Union Membership
May 28–September 30: Open daily, Noon – Sunset
* Paddling rentals are open for the season but are weather dependent; Camping and hiking rentals are available year-round; Snowshoe rentals are closed for the season.
Lower Level, Memorial Union
800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706
Outdoor Rentals, a unit of Outdoor UW, serves the students, faculty and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Wisconsin Union members. Rent quality camping and recreation equipment at reasonable rates--see web for details (please note: Hoofers does not rent skis). Staff can answer your questions regarding equipment selection and outdoor recreation areas. Outdoor Rentals is open May through September, and is located in the Memorial Union, lake level at the west (Park Street) end.
Outdoor Rentals also serves the Wisconsin Hoofer Clubs (Sailing, Outing, Riding, Scuba, Ski and Snowboard, Gliding and Mountaineering). Information and sign-ups for the various clubs are available at https://union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/outdoor-uw/wisconsin-hoofers/ or in the Outdoor Programs Office (located in the lower level of the Memorial Union).
To find out about the current conditions on Lake Mendota, visit here.