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Outdoor Recreation

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Outdoor Recreation

Tennessee Wesleyan's location in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains provides the perfect opportunity for students to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it's rafting, hiking, camping, or a trip to our very own Kilbride Nature Sanctuary, come see all that TWU, and east Tennessee, have to offer.


The Outdoor Recreation and Sports Club is led by Will Nation, a member of the Student Life staff, and is committed to creating outdoor adventures for our students. Any questions you might have, contact Will Nation.


Outdoor Recreation Equipment & Inventory


Items                                             Amount
Backpacks - 50L                      5
Backpacks - 40L.                    5
Other Packs                               2
Sleep Pads                                  10
Sleeping Bags                           10
Tents                                              5
Backpacking Stove               6
Camping Stove                        4
Hammocks/Straps                10 (2 straps per)
Trekking Poles                         10 (2 per set)
Cutlery                                          10 Fork, Knife, Spoon
Cooksets                                       5

Items                               Amount
Kayaks                            10
Paddles                           11
Lifejackets                   14
Trailer                             1

Items                              Amount
Bikes                               10
Helmets                        10
Pump                              1

Items                                                             Amount
First Aid Kits                                            12
Tarps                                                              5
Emergency Ponchos                            10
Coleman Camp Stools                        5
Coleman Stadiums Seats                  5
Head Lamps                                             8 
Dry Bag Set                                               5 (sets of 3 bags)



Outdoor Recreation Rental Items 


All equipment available to rent can be found in the inventory above. You may rent as much equipment as you will need. The prices can be adjusted depending on how much equipment you rent. The below prices are for renting all the equipment available. You may contact Will Nation if you have any questions.

The price to rent all backpacking/camping equipment will be $15. 

The price to rent all kayaking equipment will be $20.

The price to rent all biking equipment will be $5.

The price to rent miscellaneous equipment will be $2 each, but the equipment may be/can be included with other rental packages. 



Hiking trails within 30 miles


National Forests within 50 miles


National Park within 50 miles