Outdoor Activities & Recreation

Outdoor Activities and Recreation (OAR) is a branch of the Recreational Council Program sponsored and funded by the Associated Students of Montana State University-Northern. OAR is designed to provide services relating to outdoor recreational pursuits of MSU-Northern students, faculty, staff and local residents. The major emphasis of the program is to provide learning situations and recreational programs to promote a strong respect for our wildland resources.

The Recreational Activities Office is located in the Student Union Building. Please drop in or phone 265-3732 for questions concerning places to go and available equipment.

Reservations can be made by the campus community within seven days of the intended pick-up date. Local residents may make reservations within 3 days of the intended pick-up date. Reservations must be accompanied by both rental fees and deposits (if required). Persons must present either a valid MSU-Northern I.D. or a Montana Driver’s License. The renter is responsible for returning all equipment in the same condition as it was when issued. Returned equipment not meeting this requirement will be charged an additional fee for cleaning, repair, or replacement regardless if said items are lost, stolen or damaged.

OAR Equipment Rental Shop
   With MSUN ID Local Residents
  Day Day
Camping Equipment
  Backpack $7.00 $10.00
  Sleeping Bag $10.00 $15.00
(4 person)
$12.00 $25.00
Water Equipment
  Canoe Package
(canoe, 2 paddles, 2 life jackets)
$15.00 $30.00
Mountain Bikes
  Mountain Bikes  $5.00 $10.00 
  Snowshoes $10.00 $20.00