Gear Rental

The Center for Outdoor Recreation & Education (CORE) makes it easy and affordable for you to get outside. We have a warehouse FULL of outdoor/camping gear ready for your next adventure! Feel free to drop in for a tour or to get help planning your trip.

Gear rental is open to UF Students, Faculty & Staff.

You don’t need a roof rack! Boat rental packages include roof pads and straps. We help you load your gear and teach you how to use the straps.

General Info

Call: 352.294.1040

Visit: 1441 Bledsoe Drive



  • Regular Hours
  • CORE will be closed 11/26-11/30 for Thanksgiving.
  • CORE will have regular hours from 12/1-12/8.
  • CORE will be closed 12/9-1/5 for winter break and resume regular hours on 1/6.
    • Monday: 9am-7pm
    • Tuesday: Closed
    • Wednesday: Closed
    • Thursday: 9am-7pm
    • Friday: 9am-7pm
    • Saturday: 9am-7pm
    • Sunday: 2pm-7pm

    *Hours subject to change over academic breaks

    *CORE will close for the day 2 hours before every home football game kickoff

Parking: When renting gear, you are welcome to pull around the building and park on the loading dock.

Rental Gear Look Book

CORE Winter Break Gear Rentals

$60 & Below $30 & Below Below $10  
Canoe Package ($60) Backpack ($30)Dry Bag - Small ($8)
Tandem Kayak Package ($60) 2-Person Tent ($29) Sleeping Mat ($8)
Solo Kayak Package ($50) Camp Chair ($23) Lantern ($8)
Stand Up Paddle Board Package ($50) Inflatable Paddleboard Quick Car Pump ($20) Headlamp ($8)
Surfboard ($50) Dry Bag- Large ($20)Soft Carry Cooler ($8)
4-Person Tent ($48) Snorkel Set ($20) Dromedary ($8)
Sleeping Bag ($20) Aquatainer ($8)
Hand Rolling Cooler ($15)Climbing Shoes ($8)
Extra PFD/ Life Jacket ($12)
Rain Jacket ($12)
Rain Pants ($12)

Canoe Package*$15$25$35$60
Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Package* [Hard & Inflatable]$10$15$25$50
Inflatable SUP Quick Car Pump$5$10$15$20
Solo Kayak Package*$10$15$25$50
Tandem Kayak Package*$15$25$35$60
Extra PFD/Life Jacket$3$5$8$12
Extra Paddle$2$4$6$8
Dry Bag- Small$2$2$5$10
Dry Bag- Large$3$3$10$20
Snorkel Set*$4$6$10$20
Surfboard Package* [7ft, 8ft & 9ft]$15$25$35$50

2-PERSON TENT$6$12$18$29
4-PERSON TENT$12$24$36$48
Sleeping Bag$5$8$10$20
Sleeping Mat$2$4$6$8
Rain Jacket$3$5$8$12
Rain Pants$3$5$8$12
Climbing Shoes$2$4$6$8
Hard Rolling Cooler$5$8$10$15
Soft Carry Cooler$2$4$6$8
Camp Chair [Crazy Creek]$4$7$15$23

*Package Details

  • Canoe Package- 1 canoe, 2 paddles, 2 life jackets, roof pads and straps
  • Kayak Package- 1 kayak, paddles, life jackets (1 for solo, 2 for tandem), roof pads and straps
  • Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Package- 1 SUP, 1 paddle, 1 life jacket, 1 leash and 1 fin
    • Inflatable SUP– also includes 1 manual pump and 1 carry bag
    • Hard SUP– also includes roof pads and straps
  • Surfboard Package– 1 surfboard, 1 leash, roof pads and straps
  • Snorkel Set– 2 fins, 1 mask and 1 snorkel

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