CORE will offer drive-through gear rental to UF students, faculty, and staff.

Please fill out our rental agreement to get started. Our prices and gear are listed below. Please call (352) 294-1040 during our business hours, or email if you have any questions.

Visit: 1441 Bledsoe Drive

Drive-Thru Gear Rental Hours

Monday: 4pm-7pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 4pm-7pm
Friday: 4pm-7pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm
Sunday: 4pm-7pm

Gear Rental

Policies and Procedures

Please carefully read over the procedures in our rental agreement. You are responsible for returning gear directly to a CORE associate, and can not leave your gear outside of the building. You will be asked to wait while CORE Associates check your gear for damages, and are responsible for any damage to gear.

Gear Pick-up/Drop-off

Pick-up and drop-off your gear at CORE’s building behind the Southwest Recreational Center. Parking is available at several nearby lots.


Please note that you must also have a Universal Waiver on file in order to rent gear. The Universal Waiver covers additional policies. To fill out this Universal Waiver, please follow these steps (Only for UF Students, Faculty & Staff)

  • Go to
  • Select “Log In” in the top right corner
  • Use your Gatorlink username and password (without to sign in
  • In the top right corner, there will be a notification bell icon with a number over it, click this bell icon
  • Click the “Facility Access Waiver”, scroll through and read, then sign waiver by selecting the grey box
  • Click “Sign Now”
  • If you have engaged in other RecSports activities in the past, you may have already signed this waiver. CORE staff will make sure that your Universal Waiver is on file.

Canoe Package*$30$49$68
Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Package* [Hard & Inflatable]$21$33$45
Inflatable SUP Quick Car Pump$11$17$23
Solo Kayak Package*$21$33$45
Tandem Kayak Package*$30$49$68
Extra PFD/Life Jacket$6$10$14
Extra Paddle$5$7$10
Dry Bag- Small$5$7$10
Dry Bag- Large$6$10$14
Snorkel Set*$11$17$23
Surfboard Package* [7ft, 8ft & 9ft]$21$33$45
Inflatable River Inner Tube$11$17$23
Boogie Board Package*$7$11$16

2-PERSON TENT$14$23$32
4-PERSON TENT$25$40$55
6-PERSON TENT$33$52$73
8-PERSON TENT$41$6590
Backpacking Package (1 person)*$40$63$88
Backpacking Package (2 person)*$55$87$121
Car camping package (1 person)*$40$63$88
Car camping package (2 person)*$55$87$121
Eno Hammock Package*$5$8$12
Camp Chair [Crazy Creek]$5$8$12
Trekking Poles$5$8$12
Sleeping Bag - 0 Degrees $14$22$31
Sleeping Bag - 20 Degrees $9$14$20
Sleeping Bag - 40 Degrees $14$22$31
Sleeping Mat - Foam$5$8$12
Sleeping Mat - Inflatable$9$14$20
Water Bag (Dromedary)$4$6$8
Water Jug (Aquatainer)$4$6$8
Soft Carry Cooler$5$8$12
Hard Rolling Cooler$9$14$20
Backcountry Stove (Whisperlite)$7$11$16
Fountcountry Stove (Double Burner)$9$14$20
Small Pot Set$5$8$12
Stove Package (fuel not included)*$11$17$24
Folding Tables $9$14$20

Mosquito Head Net$6$10$14
Rain Jacket$9$13$19
Rain Pants$9$13$19
Climbing Shoes$6$10$14
Long underwear$5$7$10
Long underwear top$5$7$10
Warm Fleece$9$13$19
Wet Suit$11$17$23

*Package Details

  • Backpack Package – 1 backpack, 1 sleeping bag, 1 sleeping mat, 1 light source of your choice (Lantern or headlamp), 1 crazy creek, 1 stove package of your choice, 1 shelter of your choice (Tent or hammock) 
  • Boogie Board Package – 1 Boogie Board and 1 leash
  • Canoe Package 1 canoe, 2 paddles, 2 life jackets, roof pads and straps
  • Car-camping package 1 cooler, 1 tent, 1 sleeping bag, 1 sleeping mat, 1 lantern, 1 crazy creek, 1 aquatainer
  • Hammock Package – 1 ENO Hammock, 1 ENO Hammock Bug net, 1 ENO Hammock Rain Tarp, Slap 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
  • Stove Package – 1 stove, 1 pot set (no fuel)
  • Surfboard Package – 1 surfboard, 1 leash, roof pads and straps
  • Snorkel Set 2 fins, 1 mask and 1 snorkel

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I don’t have a roof rack, can I still rent a boat?

Yes! The cost of your rental of a canoe, kayak, hard-top SUP, or surfboard includes foam blocks and straps to secure the watercraft to your vehicle. An employee will help show you to load and unload the boat from your vehicle.

I have a truck, can I still rent a boat?

Yes! We’ll work with your vehicle to figure out how to best attach the canoe, kayak, or hard-top SUP.

Where should I go?

Great question! If you’re looking for a nearby place, this map has a few places to go swimming or get on the water. Take a peek and then do your research before you head out! is a great resouorce for additional information on outdoor recreation in the US.