Rental Policies


  • One daily rental is equal to 24 hours
  • There are no refunds on equipment not used due to personal conflict or bad weather.
  • The customer is solely responsible for loading, unloading, and transporting canoe(s) and kayak(s).  Stout Adventures staff cannot provide assistance.
  • The customer is responsible for the equipment’s condition upon return and will pay all repairs, loss, cleaning and late fees assessed up on return and / or found during the inspection period. Each renter will be given the opportunity to personally examine the equipment to assure proper function and condition.
  • Cleaning and late fees will be charged at double the daily rate for each piece of equipment.
  • Equipment not returned during regular open hours will be charged an improper return fee.
  • It is the renter’s responsibility to verify boat registration regulations if transporting a Stout Adventures boat out of the State of Wisconsin.
  • Full payment must accompany all reservations.
  • For all equipment, call for availability.

Refund Policy


All Equipment Rental Reservation require full payment at the time the reservation is made. The following outlines the refund policy on equipment reservations.

  • If canceled 2 weeks prior to reservation = Full Refund
  • If canceled 1 week prior to reservation = 50% Refund
  • If canceled within 72 hours of the reservation = No Refund

Leave No Trace (LNT)


While enjoying the outdoors its important to practice the seven Leave No Trace Principles to help preserve and protect our natural areas.  Feel free to ask a Stout Adventures staff member for more information or a FREE LNT resource tag. Also, check out this video for an introduction to Leave No Trace. 

 

LNT Principles

 

Plan Ahead and Prepare

·         Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit.

·         Prepare for extreme weather, hazards and emergencies.

·         Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.

·         Visit in small groups. Split larger parties into groups of 4 - 6.

·         Repackage food to minimize waste.

·         Use a map and compass to eliminate use of rock cairns, flagging or marking paint.

 Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

·         Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.

·         Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet away from lakes, streams

·         Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.

 In popular areas

·         Walk single file in the middle of the trail, even when wet or muddy.

·         Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.

 In pristine areas

 ·         Disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails.

·         Avoid places where impacts are just beginning.

 Dispose of Waste Properly

·         Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter.

·         Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished.

·         Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products.

·         To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.

 Leave What You Find

·         Preserve the past, observe but do not touch, cultural or historic structures and artifacts.

·         Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.

·         Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species.

·         Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.

 Minimize Campfire Impacts

·         Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light.

·         Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans or mound fires.

·         Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand.

·         Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes.

 Respect Wildlife

·         Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.

·         Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.

·         Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely.

·         Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.

·         Avoid wildlife during sensitive times, mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.

 Be Considerate of Other Visitors

·         Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.

·         Be courteous, yield to other users on the trail.

·         Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock.

·         Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors.Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.