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Adventure Trip Program

Bobcat Adventure Passport

Looking for some Adventure? With the Bobcat Adventure Passport you can explore and visit Texas Parks while earning prizes! Follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Visit any of the recommended locations listed in the document. Print your own booklet, or visit the Texas State Outdoor Center to pick one up!
  2. Take a selfie with a defining park feature as proof of your trip.
  3. Show your picture to the staff at the Texas State Outdoor Center located in Sewell Park to get a stamp on your passport. Outdoor Center Hours are found at this link.

*To qualify for a stamp, park visits must have happened after the start of the Fall Semester *

Stamps Prize
5 Outdoor Recreation Sticker
10 One 2-hour Watercraft Rental at the Outdoor Center
15 Texas State University Water Bottle
20 Campus Recreation T-Shirt or a Sports Bag Pack


Trip Registration

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Adventure Trip Program is not operating any student trip programming during the 2020-2021 academic year. We encourage you to revisit our webpage in August 2021 for the Fall 2021 academic semester trip schedule!

Visit the Online Registration page for specific trip details

Trip showing as full? Email us to be put onto the wait list.

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

General Trip Policies

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  • 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