Rentals Available for Low or No Cost!
Cascades Adventures offer low or no cost outdoor equipment rentals for the OSU-Cascades students! We are located in the Office of Student Life located on the first floor of the Residence Hall building, Room 118. Cascades Adventures also facilitates outdoor trips programing and an outdoor recreation resource library (trail guides & maps, field guides, skills & training books, environmental writings and more).
There is a wide range of equipment including camping, backpacking, bouldering, mountaineering, canoeing, stand up paddling and more that is offered through the rentals program. Inter-departmental rentals are available upon request. Please inquire at the Office of Student Life or email

Rental Deposits

Equipment Rentals Deposit Information Coming Soon!

Winter Term Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm
(Closed on weekends, campus closures, university holidays and breaks)


Reserve Equipment

(Please Allow at Least Two Business Days to Process Request)

Online Rental Reservation Request

General Rental Policies

  • Each renter is responsible for knowing how to properly operate and care for the equipment that they are renting. Additionally, renters must know the limitations and suitability of the equipment they are using. Please inquire before rental pickup if needing instructions for equipment operation, care, limitations, and sutiability.

    • Renters are responsible for inspecting the equipment before leaving the office and note any issues with Cascades Adventures staff .

    • If equipment is found to be damaged, defective or missing components, the renter must immediately return the item. An exchange of comparable equipment will occur as supplies allow.

  • Renters are responsible for returning all items on time and in the same condition issued (excluding normal wear and tear). Renters who fail to return the equipment, for any reason including but not limited to loss or damage will be charged a fee on their student account. 

  • Equipment must be picked up and returned to Cascades Adventures' office during operating hours.

    • Renters who return equipment late and/or leave equipment outside the office will be assessed a late fee.

  • Eligibility to rent equipment is limited to OSU Cascades students with a current OSU Cascades ID card.

  • Online reservation requests must be made a minimum of two days in advance.

  • Walk-in rentals are available during operating hours, however, please allow yourself ample time (≈45 min)

  • Each renter may only rent equipment to outfit themselves plus one additional person (some exceptions apply).

  • Equipment may only be rented a maximum of one week at a time (some exceptions apply). 

  • Reservation cancelations can be made in person or by email during regular operating hours.

  • All equipment must be returned in the same condition by the end of operating hours on the return date. All late returns will be assessed a late fee.

  • Dirty, damaged, lost equipment, repairs, cleaning, or replacement costs will be assessed and charged a fee on their student account.

Questions about our rental policies?

Contact us at or call us at 541-322-3116