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NMU Students Snowshoeing

Equipment Rentals

The NMU Recreational Sports department can help you explore the natural environment of Marquette and the Upper Peninsula with equipment from the Outdoor Recreation Center. Rental items available include camping, boating, and snow equipment, such as sleeping bags, snowshoes, cross country skis, stand up paddleboards, and kayaks (see full list below). The rental center is located near the PEIF (Physical Education and Instructional Facility) Climbing Wall in Northern Michigan University's Sports Complex. 

Rental Information

All equipment will be available for curbside pick up and drop off or through in person rental. Bike rentals are available on first come first serve basis at the PEIF Rec Center. Bikes are for NMU Students only.

The renter is responsible for equipment that is lost, stolen, or damaged and will be required to make financial restitution accordingly. The original renter must return equipment, unless prior arrangements with the rental center staff have been made. Late fees or cleaning fees may apply. 

  • Late fees: Fees will be equivalent to the daily rate. If not returned after three business days, a full replacement of the item may be required. 
  • Cleaning fees: Fees may range from $5-$25 depending on severity. 

Rental Time

  • Free student rentals (with the exception of bikes) must be returned within 24 hours from the time of the rental. View our Free Rental Guidelines for more information.
  • Daily rentals must be returned within 24 hours from the time of the rental (disc golf will be by the hour). 
  • Three day rentals must be returned within 72 hours from the time of the rental. 
  • Seven day rentals must be returned within 168 hours from the time of the rental. 

Available to NMU students only.

How to Rent: Available to rent at the PEIF ORC in Summer, Wildcat Fit Zone (Fall & Winter Semester only) or the NTN Forestville Trailhead.

Cost: Free for current NMU students w/ student ID.

Length of rental: For the day. Must be returned by close. 

Additional Information & Local Trails: Go to NMU/NTN Trail Access

Available to NMU students only.

How to Rent: Available to rent at ORC. Sizes are limited. 

Cost: Free for current NMU students w/ student ID.

Length of rental: 1-3 days. 

Thank you to ASNMU for your efforts in making these available for NMU students to rent for FREE! 

Gear:

  • Set of 3: Putter, Midrange and Driver 
  • 6 sets available 

List of courses in the Marquette area. 


Students Other Members

Free w/ Student ID

*4 hour rental limit per day.

$2/hr*

*4 hour rental limit per day.

Winter rentals will be available when weather determines.

Gear

Student Member Rate Faculty/Staff/Community Member Rate Non-Member Rate
  1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day
Snowshoes Free w/ Student ID $20 $30 $15 $25 $40 $20 $30 $50
XC Ski Package (Includes skis, poles, and boots) Free w/ Student ID $20 $40 $15 $30 $50 $20 $35 $60
Skis Free w/ Student ID $10 $20 $12 $20 $35 $15 $30 $50
Poles Free w/ Student ID $5 $10 $5 $10 $15 $7 $15 $25
Boots Free w/ Student ID $10 $15 $7 $15 $25 $10 $20 $35

Fit Zone rental information, only available to NMU students.

Reserve your camping gear by clicking here 

Gear

Student Member Rate Faculty/Staff/Community Member Rate Non-Member Rate
  1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day
Tent $10 $20 $40 $15 $30 $50 $20 $40 $70
Sleeping Bag Free w/ Student ID $10 $20 $7 $15 $30 $10 $20 $40
Backpack Free w/ Student ID $10 $20 $7 $15 $30 $10 $20 $40
Hammock Free w/ Student ID $10 $20 $10 $15 $25 $15 $25 $40
Crash Pad $10 $20 $30 $10 $20 $30 $20 $30 $40

Gear

Student Member Rate Faculty/Staff/Community Member Rate Non-Member Rate
  1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day
Kayak Package (includes kayak, paddle and PFD) $20 $35 $60 $25 $50 $80 $40 $75 $100
Stand Up Paddle Board $20 $35 $60 $25 $50 $80 $40 $75 $100
Paddle $3 $6 $12 $5 $10 $20 $7 $15 $30
PFD $3 $6 $12 $5 $10 $20 $7 $15 $30

Not available until May 17, 2021

Kayaks are not allowed on Lake Superior; single kayaks only