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Outdoor recreation opportunities on campus

Outdoor UW is the University’s and Madison community’s home for outdoor recreation. With opportunities to rent paddling and camping equipment, practice yoga on the Terrace or on the lake, and learn from experienced instructors and connect with active people, Outdoor UW is your outlet to the outdoors. Located in Memorial Union on the lakefront, it is a convenient and affordable place for people of all skill levels to get outside in style. Rent a stand-up paddleboard, kayak or canoe to get out on Lake Mendota or rent camping and hiking equipment for an overnight adventure. Start your adventure at Outdoor UW and make connections that will last a lifetime. Learn more at and sign up for yoga classes at