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Campus Recreation & Fitness Center



Now you don't have a reason to be bored over the weekends. The Upper Cumberland area thrives with outdoor recreational opportunities, from state parks to national parks, lakes to rivers, rock climbing to hiking, fishing to canoeing. All the equipment you need to get out and enjoy these opportunities is available via The Outpost located at the Fitness Center. Whether you're an experienced outdoorsman simply needing that extra sleeping bag or a novice camper who wants to 'try it out' for the first time, we have what you need to make your trip a memorable and successful experience.

Are you new to the area? Don't know where to go? Don't know what you need? Stop by or call 372-6215. Our staff will help you find the answers to these questions. Info and maps to area state parks and lakes are also available.

This program is available to all TTU students and members. Equipment may be reserved up to two weeks in advance. Payment must be made in full no less than seven days in advance.


How do I rent equipment?

Equipment that has not been reserved is on a first come, first serve basis.
Stop by the Fitness Center Outdoor Adventure Store located in the Fitness Center Main Office during the schedule rental hours and check out our equipment.

How do I pay for the equipment?

You may pay for your rental charges with cash, check, or your credit card.

Can I reserve equipment?

Yes! Equipment may be reserved up to two weeks in advance. Payment must be paid in full no less than 7 days in advance, or your reservation will be cancelled.

How long may I rent the equipment for?

Equipment may be rented on a daily, weekend, or weekly basis. Those time frames are as follow:

Daily: Pick-up any time before 4:30 on the day needed -- return by noon on the following day.

Weekend: Pick-up by 1pm Friday -- return by 6pm Sunday.

Weekly: Pick-up any time before 4:30 on the day needed -- return by 5 pm, 7 days after pick-up.

** You may use a combination of these should you need to rent equipment for a longer period of time**

How do I return my equipment?

You will need to bring all the rented equipment back to the Fitness Center Outdoor Adventure Rental Store (located in the Main Office) during regularly scheduled hours on the date/time the equipment is due.

What if I can't return my equipment by the due date?

All outdoor equipment that is not returned by the specified time on the due date will be subject to a $5/day late fee. Late fees will need to be paid at drop off or will be charged to the student's TTU account.

What happens if something is lost or destroyed?

By signing the rental form you agree to be financially responsible for any loss, damage, or late fees for the equipment you rent.

Still have questions? Please call us at (931) 372-6212 or (931) 372-6509

Item1 NightWeekend
Package 1 - Camping for 2 People $20.00 $35.00
Package 2 - Backpacking for 2 People $25.00 $40.00
Package 3 - Camping for 4 People $30.00 $45.00

1 Night

All Tents
Any Size $5.00 $12.00

Tent Accessory Items

Ground Tarp

Included Included

Tent Peg Mallet

Included with tent rental

Additional Tent Pegs

Included with tent rental

*All tent rentals include an optional ground tarp and tent peg mallet (if available)

Sleeping Bags/Sleeping Bag Items

All Sleeping Bags$3.00 $8.00
Ridgerest Foam Sleeping Pads $1.00 $3.00
Hammocks/Hammock Items
Bliss Hammock $5.00


Bliss Mosquito free Hammock $5.00 $12.00
Bliss Hammock Straps included included
Straps included with hammock rental (if available)
Coleman Lantern $2.00 $6.00
Hillary Lantern $2.00 $6.00
Coleman LED Rechargeable Lantern $2.00 $6.00
Packs/Pack Items
High Sierra Internal Frame Pack$5.00$12.00
Kelty Trekker 65 External Frame Pack $5.00 $12.00
Pack Rain Cover $2.00 $5.00
Coleman Feather 400 Single Burner $3.00 $7.00
Coleman Dual Fuel 2 Burner Stove $5.00 $12.00
Hillary Small Single Burner $1.00 $3.00
Hillary Propane 2 Burner Stove $3.00 $7.00
Open Country Cook Set (2 People) $3.00 $7.00
Peak 1 Cook Set (2 People) $3.00 $7.00
Open Country Camp Cookware (6 People) $3.00 $7.00
TexSport Stainless Steel Mess Kit (1 Person) $1.00 $3.00
Misc. Items
Sun Shower $4.00 $10.00
Large Army Storage Bag $2.00 $5.00
Wake Force Life Jacket $3.00 $8.00
Folding Shovel $1.00 $3.00
Orange Plastic Shovel $1.00 $2.00
Ice Cooler W/Wheels $3.00 $7.00

Package 1: Camping package for 2 people

  • tgif_tent1 2 Man Tent
  • 1 Ground Tarp
  • 2 Sleeping Bags
  • 2 Cotton Sleeping Bag Liners
  • 2 Ridgerest Foam Sleeping Pads
  • 1 2 Person Cook Set
  • 1 2 Burner Stove

Package 2: Backpacking package for 2 people

  • grizzly_tent1 2 Man Tent
  • 1 Ground Tarp
  • 2 Sleeping Bags
  • 2 Cotton Sleeping Bag Liners
  • 2 Ridgerest Foam Sleeping Pads
  • 2 Packs (Internal or external depending on preference and availability)
  • 1 2 Person Cook Set
  • 1 Burner

Package 3: Camping package for 4 people

  • smokey_tent1 4 Man Tent
  • 1 Ground Tarp
  • 4 Sleeping Bags
  • 4 Cotton Sleeping Bag Liners
  • 4 Ridgerest Sleeping Pads
  • 2 2 Person Cook Sets
  • 1 2 Burner Stove