Equipment Rental Center

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Find everything for your next excursion in one place. We offer a variety of outdoor equipment for NC State students and Carmichael Complex members. Bring your Wolfpack One Card or Carmichael Complex Card to the first floor of the Carmichael Recreation Center during these hours.

Equipment Rental Center Hours

Equipment Rental Center
Day Time Closures
Monday – Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED

Bootstrap Example PDF Price List
Item Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Short Torso Backpack - 5,000 cu. in. $8.00 $16.00
Weekend Backpack - 60, 65 and 75 Liters $8.00 $16.00
Crazy Creek Camp Chair $4.00 $8.00
2-Person Tent $8.00 $16.00
4-Person Tent $10.00 $20.00
Hammock (2-person) $5.00 $10.00
Tarp (12 ft. Poles not included) $5.00 $10.00
Cold Sleeping Bag ( 0°) $5.00 $10.00
Cool Sleeping Bag (20°) $5.00 $10.00
Warm Sleeping Bag (40°) $5.00 $10.00
Foam Sleeping Pad $2.00 $4.00
Headlamp (Requires 3 AAA batteries - Not Included) $4.00 $8.00
Lantern (Requires 4 D Batteries - Not Included) $4.00 $8.00
Item Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Small Cook Kit
Includes 1.5L and 2L Pots with Lid and Pot Grip
$4.00 $8.00
Large Cook Kit
Includes 1L, 2L, and 3L Pots with 3 Lid and Pot Grip
$4.00 $8.00
1 Burner Backbacking Stove (Fuel Not Included) $5.00 $10.00
2-Burner Propane Stove (Fuel Not Included) $5.00 $10.00
48-Quart Cooler (Square) $4.00 $8.00
5-Gallon Cooler (Round Beverage Cooler) $4.00 $8.00
Item Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Includes Car Kit, 2 PFDs, and Canoe Paddles
$15.00 $30.00
Recreational Kayak
Includes Car Kit, Safety Kit, 1 PFD and 1 Kayak Paddle
$15.00 $30.00
Sit on Top Kayak
Includes Car Kit, Safety Kit, 1 PFD and 1 Kayak Paddle
$15.00 $30.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard
Includes Paddleboard Kit, 1 PFD, and Board Paddle
$15.00 $30.00
Dry Bag
10 or 30 liters
$4.00 $8.00
Item Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Frisbee Golf Discs
Includes 2 Drivers and Putter
$5.00 $10.00
Pop-Up Tents $20.00 $40.00
CornHole Set $10.00 $20.00
Tug-of-War Rope $10.00 $20.00
Folding Table $5.00 $10.00
Item Daily Rate Weekend Rate Week Rate Semester Rate
Mountain Bike (Includes helment, lock and lights) $15.00 $30.00    

How To Make A Reservation

  • Please visit the Equipment Rental Center to reserve equipment.
  • We encourage reservations to ensure availability of equipment.
  • Reservations may be made up to a maximum of 14 days in advance and can be rented for a maximum of two weeks.
  • You may rent up to four of each type of item (ex: four tents, four sleeping bags, etc.) Canoes and Kayaks are limited to two per person.
  • You must pick up your reserved equipment 30-minutes before close or your reservation will be voided.
  • Payment can be made in Cash, Checks (made out to NC State University), or Credit/Debit Card. We accept Visa & MasterCard only.
  • Refunds will not be issued.
  • Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance.

Boats (Canoes and Kayaks)

  • Please reserve boats a minimum of 24 hours in advance.Please and pick up/return all boats by 5:30 p.m.
  • You are responsible for the loading/unloading of canoe(s) and kayak(s) onto your vehicle or trailer. We will provide an information sheet with proper instructions for strapping a boat to your vehicle.

Equipment Return

  • Return equipment to us only during business hours.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Please allow approximately 15 minutes to check your equipment back in.
  • Returned items are expected to be reasonably clean and dry.
  • Do not wash sleeping bags or tents.
  • Equipment does not need to be returned by the renter, other individuals may return the equipment.


  • For equipment returned after the due date, a late charge will be incurred.
  • A late charge will be calcuted by the daily rate multipled by the number of days late (up to 30-days).
  • You are responsible for the late charge and a replacement charge for items not returned after 30-days.
  • You are responsible for the full replacement cost of all equipment not returned, damaged, lost, or stolen
  • A cleaning charge of $5, $10, or $15 per item will be assessed for equipment requiring cleaning.

Group Rentals

If you are interested in equipment rental for your group, custom packages are available.

Group Rentals

Group Rental Agreement

Bike Rentals

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You can rent a bicycle with your valid Wolfpack One Card. Rentals include bike lock, helmet, and bike light set

Length of Rental Cost
One Day $3.00
Weekend $6.00
One Week $18.00

Payment can be made in Cash, Checks (made out to NC State University), or Credit/Debit Card. We accept Visa & MasterCard only.

Open Bike Maintenance

Day Time No Open Maintenance
Wednesday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 4

We offer free bike repair from our trained bike mechanics. You can receive a basic tune-up, inspection that includes:

  • Adjust gears
  • Adjust brakes
  • Tighten things that are loose
  • Bike flat repair and replacement
  • Guidance on bigger repairs (but we may not be able to help with them)

We do not:

  • Work on hydraulic disc brakes
  • Work on bearings
  • Sell parts or supplies. Please refer to your local bike shop for additional services.