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Becker pavilion on campus lake
Want to go boating on Campus Lake? Rentals are now available for FREE to RSS Members/SIU Students!

Boating on Campus Lake:

Come out to campus lake and rent a peddle boat, canoe, or kayak!

Only University owned watercrafts are permitted on the lake. View all boat dock policies here.

SIU Students/RSS Members: FREE!
Community: $5/boat/45 minutes (must pay with credit card)

Saturdays/Sundays: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Last call for rentals at 6:15 p.m.

Follow us on Facebook for updates on closures due to weather.

Outdoor Pursuits Equipment Rental Hours

We are OPEN for the season!

Hours are:
Monday – Friday: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Come see us at Outdoor Pursuits for all your outdoor equipment rental needs. Are you just getting a feel for the hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities that are available? Need some equipment or advice on the local outdoor scene? Stop by the Outdoor Pursuits Office, just across the hall from the West Weight Room, and we can help with information about hiking trails, camping, rock climbing, boulders, fishing, and much more!