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Campus Recreation




Department of Campus Recreation
Located at: 220 19th Street NE
on the BSU Campus

OPC Boathouse Located at: Diamond Point Park

Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center:
Phone: (218) 755-4135
Fax: (218) 755-4363

Phone: (218) 755-2999
Fax: (218) 755-4363

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #29
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907

Department of Campus Recreation

About the Department of Campus Recreation

Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center

Bemidji State University's Department of Campus Recreation is here to provide you with the opportunity to engage in a variety of fitness endeavors and to assist you in any way possible.

The Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center offers a broad range of services and programming to meet the recreation needs of the campus community. Through its varied activities, campus recreation encourages fitness and recreation as an integral part of university life. The Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center, as well as the Outdoor Program Center are also open for public use.

The Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center is open for informal or open recreation seven days a week during the academic school year. However, hours are subject to change due to special events and holidays. Please check with the front desk at 218-755-4135 concerning reduced facility hours and/or closures.

Outdoor Program Center

Living in northern Minnesota is such a great experience for students, and we strive to assist them in making the most of their time here. Whether you'd like to try climbing at our indoor wall, learning about sailiing on Lake Bemidji, or checking out a top notch rental outfit for your own Boundary Waters adventure, we love to see folks getting out on their own in the outdoors. The public is also welcome to come along on our trips, so we often meet the most terrific people out on the trail. Consider this an invitation to stop down, call us, or attend one of our clinics. You'll right away notice that we've got a terrific staff and fun programs for every ability level.

Mission Statement

The BSU Outdoor Program Center is dedicated to providing the university community with outdoor experiencial learning opportunities which allow us to enjoy the outdoors, explore our personal potential, and develop a respect and understanding of the Earth's natural systems and our responsibilites within them.