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Fall 2021 Trip Schedule

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Fall trip registration opens on Monday, August 23, 2021.

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  • Explore the San Marcos River after everyone else has gone home for the night! With a bright full moon and a headlamp, paddle together down to Rio Vista, and see the river in a completely different way!

    Date: 8/22/21

    Time: 9:00PM - 11:00PM

    Location: San Marcos River (Depart From Outdoor Center)

    Cost: $15.00

    Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A

    Register By: 8/22/21 @8:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

  • If you have never gone paddleboarding, or haven't paddled Lady Bird Lake, then this is the trip for you. Experience a local paddling area just north of San Marcos, and see what all the excitement is about!

    No prior experience is needed to enjoy and explore these amazing places!

    Date: 9/17/21

    Time: 1:00PM - 7:00PM

    Location: Town Lake (Austin, TX) (Depart From Outdoor Center)

    Cost: $20.00

    Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A

    Register By: 9/16/21 @12:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

     

  • Explore the San Marcos River after everyone else has gone home for the night! With a bright full moon and a headlamp, paddle together down to Rio Vista, and see the river in a completely different way!

    Date: 9/22/21

    Time: 9:00PM - 11:00PM

    Location: San Marcos River (Depart From Outdoor Center)

    Cost: $15.00

    Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A

    Register By: 9/22/21 @8:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

  • If you have never gone rock climbing, or have only climbed indoors, then this is the trip for you. Experience a local climbing area right nearby to San Marcos, and see what all the excitement is about!

    No prior experience is needed to enjoy and explore these amazing places!

    Date: 10/10/21

    Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Location: Reimer's Ranch Park (Depart from Outdoor Center)

    Cost: $25.00

    Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A

    Register By: 10/8/21 @4:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

  • Travelling to the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area found right in our backyard, we will explore the unique Pink Granite Batholith located in the Llano uplift area of central Texas. After an early departure to beat the crowds, we will summit the dome, hike a variety of trails and explore the caves around Enchanted Rock. This trip will be topped off with a stop in Fredericksburg for dinner and exploring the local culture.

    No prior experience is needed to enjoy and explore these amazing places!

    Date: 10/16/21

    Time: 6:00AM - 7:00PM

    Location: Enchanted Rock (Depart From Outdoor Center)

    Cost: $30.00

    Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A

    Register By: 10/15/21 @4:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

  • Explore the San Marcos River after everyone else has gone home for the night! With a bright full moon and a headlamp, paddle together down to Rio Vista, and see the river in a completely different way!

    Date: 10/20/21

    Time: 9:00PM - 11:00PM

    Location: San Marcos River (Depart From Outdoor Center)

    Cost: $15.00

    Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A

    Register By: 10/20/21 @8:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

  • If you have only paddled the calm sections of our local Hill Country rivers, or want to explore the water in a new and exciting way, then this is the trip for you. Spend time with our whitewater instructors to learn the skills on the San Marcos River, then put them to use on the Guadalupe River! 

    No prior whitewater experience is needed to enjoy and explore these amazing places! Kayak familiarity and comfortable underwater is strongly recommended.

    Saturday, October 30th: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

    Sunday, October 31st: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    Location: San Marcos River & Guadalupe Rivers (Meet at Outdoor Center)

    Cost: $50

    Register By: 10/29/21 @6:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Intermediate

  • Travelling to the Big Thicket Natural Area found in East Texas, we will explore unrestricted flatwater rivers lined with pines and cypress. Experience a national preserve that protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas. If you have never been canoeing or camping, then this is the trip for you. 

    No prior experience is needed to enjoy and explore these amazing places!

    Date: 11/ 6-7 /21

    Location: Big Thicket Natural Preserve (Depart From Outdoor Center)

    Cost: $50

    Pre-Trip Meeting: 11/3/21 @6:00PM

    Register By: 11/3/21 @6:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

  • Date: 11/ 13-14 /21

    Location: University Camp

    Cost: $200 + $20 Facility Access Fee

    Register By: 11/8/21 @4:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

    Click here to register

  • No Thanksgiving Break plans, and looking for an adventure? Consider participating on our trip to one of most beautiful places in the state of Texas.

    Spent predominantly in the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park, we will backpack close to 19 miles navigating the remarkable South Rim as well as the highest point in the park, Emory Peak. If you’ve never hiked this trail or been to Big Bend National Park, it is not one to miss!

    No prior experience is needed to enjoy and explore these amazing places!

    Date: 11/ 24-28 /21

    Location: Big Bend National Park (Depart From Outdoor Center)

    Cost: $250.00

    Pre-Trip Meeting: 11/17/21 @6:00PM

    Register By: 11/17/21 @6:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Have you considered Outdoor Recreation planning and leading a Custom Trip for your friends group, or organization on campus?

General Trip Policies

  • Depending on the trip length and activity, certain things may or may not be included. Read the trip description on the registration website for specific information.

  • Pre-trip meetings are mandatory for all participants and meet at the Outdoor Center in Sewell Park.

    Participants who do not attend the pre-trip meeting for the trip they are registered for will forfeit their spot on the trip and will not be eligible for a refund.

    Waitlisted participants should attend the pre-trip meeting and will be awarded a spot if other registered participants do not show.

  • The Outdoor Recreation Program staff makes every effort to provide you with an enjoyable trip. You will assume the responsibility for many decisions affecting yourself during the activity, however, the trip leaders have final authority and will not hesitate to dismiss those whose conduct is detrimental to themselves, the group or the activity site.

    Participants should be aware that outdoor activities can be physically demanding with inherent elements of risk and danger beyond our control. These risks include but are not limited to the potential for accidents or illness while traveling to and from the activity sites, or while participating in activities in rugged mountain, wilderness and river terrain. While we do not assume liability for personal injury or death, every effort is made to minimize these risks.

  • Cancellation dates vary for each trip. This date is typically the pre-trip and registration deadline date. If a trip does not meet the minimum registration amount, the trip will be cancelled and refunds will be provided.

    Transfers may be made to another available activity at full value if done before the cancellation date. No transfers will be granted past the cancellation date.

    Refunds will, in general, not be approved for trip registrations. If your spot on the roster can be filled, a refund will be processed. If you are unable to participate fully in a trip due to inadequate fitness or undisclosed conditions, your registration fee will not be refunded.

Past Adventure Trips

  • Day Hike: Palmetto State Park

    Day Hike: Wimberley Natural Areas

    Bouldering Outdoors: Rogers Park

    Beginner's Rock Climbing: Reimer's Ranch

    Full Moon Paddle

    Spring Break: Canoeing the Rio Grande

    Beginner's Camping: Colorado Bend State Park

    Full Moon Paddle

    Beginner's Backpacking: Dinosaur Valley State Park

    Intermediate Rock Climbing: Pecos River

    Hike & Paddle: Ink's Lake State Park

    Wildflower Hike

  • Explore & Hike: Labor Day Weekend Adventure

    Austin Bat Paddle: Lady Bird Lake

    Sunset Paddle: San Marcos River

    First Year Student Adventure Trip - Kayaking

    Canoe & Hike: Ink's Lake State Park

    Beginner's Rock Climbing: Reimer's Ranch

    Explore & Hike: Enchanted Rock

    Beginner's Mountain Biking: Spring Lake

    Overnight Canoeing: Amistad National Recreation Area

    Thanksgiving Break: Big Bend National Park Backpacking

  • Mountain Bike - Spring Lake

    Hiking - Government Canyon

    Camp & Explore - Garner State Park

    Backpacking - Lost Maples State Natural Area

    Cycle and Overnight at University Camp

    Beginners Outdoor Climb - Reimer's Ranch

    Beginners Outdoor Climb - Barton Creek

    Spring Break: Canoe the Rio Grande

    Snorkeling - San Marcos River

    Kayak - Full Moon Paddle

    Kayak - Lower San Marcos River

    May Break: Southwest Adventure

  • Sewell Park Day

    Sunset Paddle on the San Marcos River

    Overnight Canoe on the San Marcos River

    Explore and Hike Enchanted Rock

    Hike and Climb the Barton Creek Greenbelt

    Paddle Lady Bird Lake

    Climb and Camp Reimer's Ranch and Pace Bend Park

    University Camp Primitive Camping

    Thanksgiving Break - Backpacking Big Bend National Park


Our staff is committed to preserving natural areas through following and sharing the Leave No Trace Principles for Outdoor Ethics. For more information click here


ATP: Canoeing the Rio Grande