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Outdoor Recreation

Equipment Rental

Have you ever thought about taking a backpacking trip to the Appalachian Mountains? How about a camping trip to Table Rock State Park? You have come to the right place! The Spartan Rec Center has outdoor recreation programs and equipment for rent to outfit the experience you have in mind.

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Equipment Cost

2-Person Tent $5 - $15
4-Person Tent $7 - $20
Sleeping Bags $3 - $10
Backpacks $6 - $18
Cooking Kits $3 - $10
Lanterns $3 - $10

Equipment rental prices are dependent upon the length of the rental period. Items that are rented over a longer period of time (maximum rental period of 8 days) will cost more but have a lower cost per day than a single day rental.

Bike Share

Enjoy riding a bike and having convenient transportation around campus!  In partnership with Partners for Active Living, USC Upstate is proud to offer the Bike Share program. Bikes are available to run errands, to grab lunch, to travel from class to class or to get some fresh air and exercise.

Bikes are free to rent and are available at the Spartan Rec Center on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also included in the rental package is a free lock and helmet.