Upcoming Events


  • April 6 - 10  Spring Break Backpacking Trip:  Foothills Trail, SC

  • April 20    Earth Day Clean Up @ Mayor's Fish Pond
  • April 22    Earth Day Clean Up / Monday Night Bike Ride
  • Full Moon Kayak Trips- May 23, June 21, July 19 and Aug 16
  • August 17 - Color Run
  • September 7 - Lake Day Cook Out:  Clarks Hill Lake
  • October 10-13  Fall Pause Camping Trip:  Hunting Island State Park, SC

Outdoor Activities

With the popularity of outdoor recreation in our community, and the Savannah River at our feet, there are some great opportunities for students to get active outdoors! Augusta University offers you the ability to rent passes and equipment through us. Call 706-721-6800 for more information about:

  • Georgia State Park Pass : Augusta University students can check out a Georgia State Park Pass. Passes can be checked out for up to one (1) week, but must be returned by 1:00 PM on the agreed upon date. Please visit the Campus Recreation Center front desk to check out your park pass.
  • Kayak and Paddle Board : We offers a variety of sit-on kayaks and paddle boards to get you started on your trip down the historical Savannah River! Our kayaks/paddle boards are easy to use and can be checked out for self-guided trips. Don't feel like going it alone? Beginners may prefer one of our scheduled guided tours for their outdoor adventure. To find out more, call or stop by the Campus Recreation Center today!

Outdoor Rental Equipment Guidelines

Kayak Equipment Checkout & Return

All equipment is available on a first come, first served basis. Kayaks can be checked out over the holiday weekend, call for holiday checkout times.

  • Checkout times: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Return times: Equipment must be returned by 11:00am the next day, or Monday for Friday checkouts.
  • Same-day returns: Monday - Thursday by 6:00pm, and Fridays by 5:00pm.
  • A late fee of $20.00 will be charged to the student's POUNCE account for each day the equipment is late.

Equipment is not available for checkout for scheduled programs. Complete list of dates are available on the Campus recreation website

Other Available Equipment:

Mountain Bikes or Comfort Cruiser Bikes

2 & 4 Person Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags & Pads

ENO Hammocks

Disc Golf Sets

Cleaning, Damage and Replacement Policy

  • Cleaning:  $20.00 flat fee
  • Damage:  Repair fees at market rates
  • Lost or unrepairable items:  Full retail value 

Equipment Use Policy

Equipment use is limited to Augusta University students who have paid the Campus Recreation Center use fee.  Equipment checkout must be made in-person with a valid JagCard.  Each student may rent two single kayaks or one tandem kayak.

To avoid unnecessary charges, the student is responsible to inspect all equipment, making sure all parts are in good, working order. Should something be missing, torn or broken, the staff on duty should be made aware of the damage.  Checkout/in can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour so plan accordingly.  All equipment must be returned clean and in good working order. A cleaning and/or repair fee of $20.00 will be charged for equipment returned dirty or in need of repair as determined by staff on duty.

Augusta University cannot be responsible for lost, damaged or destroyed personal property (including vehicles) or for any personal injuries incurred while using the equipment. Students are solely responsible for rented equipment for the duration of the contract.  Fees and policies are subject to change without notice.


City of Augusta rentals

If you aren't able to rent equipment through the university CRC, the city of Augusta also offers rentals, find out more details at Augusta Canal - Rent Canoes & Kayaks

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