CORE is open for Outdoor Gear Rental

In an effort to get our gators back outside, CORE will offer drive-through gear rental to UF students, faculty, and staff.

Gear rental is available by reservation. To get started, please fill out the rental agreement here. The rental agreement must be completed before pick-up. 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: 3 – 6 PM
Thursday: 3 – 6 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 3 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 1 PM

What CORE has to rent

Check out the complete listing of gear we have available to rent.

Updated Policies

Please carefully read over the procedures in our rental agreement. You must also reserve a time for dropping off your gear. You are responsible for returning gear to the supervision of a CORE associate, and can not leave your gear outside of the building. You will be responsible for damages to gear.

Updated Cleaning Procedures

CORE has new cleaning procedures for gear to help protect our community! We’ll be cleaning gear more frequently and allowing gear to rest for 72 hours between rental periods. The CDC has recommended this down time to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

Gear Pick-up/Drop-off

Once you have reserved a time slot, you can access the CORE gear rental by pulling up to the roundabout at the CORE building. The entrance is marked with an entrance sign, please follow the signs to the gear staging area. A CORE associate will assist you upon your arrival.


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.

Gear Rental

Canoe Package*$26$42$59
Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Package* [Hard & Inflatable]$18$28$39
Inflatable SUP Quick Car Pump$9$14$20
Solo Kayak Package*$18$28$39
Tandem Kayak Package*$26$42$59
Extra PFD/Life Jacket$5$8$12
Extra Paddle$4$6$8
Dry Bag- Small$4$6$8
Dry Bag- Large$5$8$12
Snorkel Set*$9$14$20
Surfboard Package* [7ft, 8ft & 9ft]$18$28$39

2-PERSON TENT$12$20$27
4-PERSON TENT$21$34$47
6-PERSON TENT$28$45$63
8-PERSON TENT$35$56$78
Backpacking Package (1 person)*$34$54$76
Backpacking Package (2 person)*$47$75$105
Car camping package (1 person)*$34$54$76
Car camping package (2 person)*$47$75$105
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$5$8$12
Rain Jacket$7$11$16
Rain Pants$7$11$16
Climbing Shoes$5$8$12
Long underwear$4$6$8
Long underwear top$4$6$8
Warm Fleece$7$11$16
Wet Suit$9$14$20

*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) 
  • 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.