Montana State University

ASMSU Outdoor Recreation Program

Montana State University
1401 West Lincoln Street
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-3621

Hours of Operation

Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 1-6pm
Wednesday 1-6pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

(schedule may vary during holidays and breaks)


Rental Policies and Procedures:

  • MSU students, faculty/staff and university affiliates are eligible to rent equipment. An MSU ID is required for verification. Persons having paid the ASMSU activity fee for the current semester will qualify for the student rate, an additional 20% will be charged to other patrons.
  • Reservations are accepted beginning Monday for the current week. The minimum rental period for reservation is one day. A non-refundable deposit equivalent to one day rental charge (or 25%) for each item is required to secure a reservation, payment for the balance of rental charges is due upon issuance of equipment. Full credit (no cash refunds) for deposits will be granted for reservations which are cancelled at least 7 days prior to the beginning of the designated rental period, cancellations of less than 48 hours notice will forfeit the reservation deposit.
  • Although reservations are encouraged, walk-in rentals are also welcomed. 5% processing fee for refunds through the University Business office.

  • Rental Period

    • Overnight Due At 5:00 p.m. (following day of pickup)

      (Weekend Rate) Friday through Monday. Equipment due at 5:00 Monday


    Item/Description 1 Day Weekend
    Alpine Touring Boots 8 12
    Alpine Touring Package (Skis, boots, poles, skins) 25 37.50
    Alpine Touring Skis 20 30
    Avalanche Shovel 3.00 5.00
    Avalanche Transceiver 10.00 16.00
    Backpack: External Frame 4.00 7.00
    Backpack: Internal Frame 5.00 9.00
    Bicycle: Mountain 18.00 30.00
    Bike Helmet 1.00 2.00
    * Canoe: 16'9 25.00 37.50
    * Canoe: inflatable 30.00 45.00
    Cooler: 24 quart 3.00 5.00
    Cooler: 80 quart 8.00 12.00
    Day Pack 4.00 6.00
    Dry Bag (22-36 liters) (SM., M.) 2.00 5.00
    Dry Bag: 3.8 cu. ft. 3.00 5.00
    Fuel: propane, isobutane or white gas for prices *
    Gaiters 2.00 3.50
    Helmet 2.00 3.50
    Ice Skates 4.00 6.00
    * Kayak: inflatable/whitewater 22.00 33.00
    * Kayak: recreational/touring !! 22.00 33.00
    ** Lantern: camp (battery) 3.00 5.00
    Life Vest: type V 4.00 6.00
    Paddle 2.00 4.00
    * Raft: 13' (life vests, paddles, pump) 60.00 90.00
    * Raft: 14' (same acessories) 70.00 105.00
    Rigid River Table 6.00 9.00
    Roll Up Table $3.00 $5.00
    * Rowing Frame Package: 13' raft, frame, cooler (includes oars) 80.00 120.00
    * Rowing Frame: fits 14' raft (includes oars & dry boxes) 25.00 37.50
    Rowing Frame: Stern 15.00 22.50
    Sled/Snow Saucer 2.00 4.00
    Sleeping Bag Liner: adds 10� (polarguard) 1.00 2.00
    Sleeping Bag: 10� (polarguard) 8.00 12.00
    Sleeping Pad: foam 2.00 3.00
    Snowshoes 8.00 12.00
    Stand Up Paddle Board 20.00 30.00
    Stand Up Paddle Package (wetsuit) 25.00 37.50
    ** Stove: backpack (isobutane) 4.00 6.00
    ** Stove: camp (double burner, propane) 5.00 9.00
    Tent: 1-2 person 7.00 10.50
    Tent: 2-3 person 10.00 15.00
    Tent: 3-4 person 13.00 20.00
    Tube 10.00 15.00
    Water Carrier: 5 gallon 2.00 3.00
    XC Boots: NNN/BC 3.00 5.00
    XC Poles 2.00 4.00
    XC Ski Pkg: touring (skis, NNN/BC boots & poles) 12.00 15.00
    XC Skis: touring (waxless) 5.00 7.50
    * inquire concerning special reservation policy.
    ** fuel/batteries not provided, renter must supply or purchase from ORP.

    Extended Rate (Weekend) Rate is from Friday-Monday, 4 days offered @ discounted pricing (the price of 2 days, 50% discount). Additionally, after 5 consecutive rentals days, each subsequent day is offered @ 50% off pricing for items.
    Reservations, General
    Reservations are accepted beginning Monday for the current week. Minimum rental period for reservations is 1 day. A Non-Refundable deposit equivalent to 1-day (Or 25% for 1 day rentals) rental charge for each item is required to secure a reservation; payment for the balance of rental charges is due upon issuance of equipment
    Reservations, Extended
    The primary intent of the following policy is to assist patrons with the acquisition of essential equipment in preparation for a major trip. These exceptions are only applicable to rental of rafts, canoes, kayaks and rowing frames.
    Minimum rental period requirement for ‘Extended’ reservations is 2 days. Rentals of less than 2 days will be administered under the standard reservation policy.
    A non-refundable deposit equivalent to the weekend (2-3) Day rate or 25% (Whichever is less) will be required at the time of reservation. The deposit will be applied towards the total rental charge.
    Cancellations: * Exception: ‘Extended Rentals’ for watercraft (see specific policy)
    Shop Credit good for a 2 year period will be issued for cancellations received at least 7 days prior to the beginning of the designated rental period.
    Cancellations within six to two day(s) of pick-up date will receive a 75% refund or a 100% Rental Center voucher (good for one year). No refunds for cancellations less than 48 hours before rental period
    All non-shop credit refunds are at the Outdoor Recreation Program’s discretion, and must be processed through the University Business Office with a check issued in approximately 4-6 weeks.