Outdoor Program Center

Attention:  Boathouse Update

The facility is open Monday – Sunday 11:00am – 7:00pm.   Please observe standard social distancing guidelines while at the park. We will rent to individuals and families – no group activities. At this time Diamond Point bathrooms and drinking fountains are closed.  Please plan accordingly. To mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 transmission, we are requiring face masks/coverings to be worn while inside the boathouse. Enhanced cleaning protocols have also been created. We thank you, in advance, for cooperating with these enhanced safety measures.

Health & Safety Guidelines:

  • Guests to BSU are required to sign in and complete the self assessment, please log on to the link below
  • Stay home if you have a cough, fever or shortness of breath and/or any other symptoms
  • Maintain social distance of six feet apart from staff and other members
  • Wash your hands before arriving, hand sanitizer is available

Be adventurous!

The nationally recognized Outdoor Program Center provides you with the opportunity to be a part of the outside world around you.

Imagine climbing to the top of a mountain or kayaking through a canyon, ice fishing in the middle of winter, or taking a sailboat out on Lake Bemidji. The OPC makes it possible with trips to destinations throughout the United States, a climb on our state of the art indoor climbing wall, or with equipment rentals if you’re going on your own.

Recognized for offering “trans-formative programming,” our program has one of the highest participation rates in the nation, and is open to the public and campus community alike.

So enjoy northern Minnesota (and the country) as it was meant to be enjoyed.



Outdoor and indoor facilities providing diverse experiences.

Equipment Rentals

From kayaks to bikes to winter gear, we got it.


Day, weekend, and week long trips – public welcome!