Adventure Trip Program
Late Night Glow Paddles
Experience the San Marcos River in a whole new light (or lack of)! Standup Paddleboards outfitted with multi-color LED lights will be available after the sun goes down, every Friday evening post-Spring Break thru September. Quantities are limited, so be sure to call ahead and reserve your spot!
Rental Includes: LED outfitted standup paddleboard, headlamp, glow stick necklace.
Dates: Every Friday from 3/26/21 - 9/24/21
Time: 8:00PM - 10:00PM*
Cost: $15 per person**
Capacity: Limited to 12 rentals per night. If a reservation no-shows, their rental will be made available. Reservations are limited to two SUPs per TXST ID.
*Rentals can begin up to 20 minutes early.
**Late or damaged/missing equipment may result in a fine.
Full Moon Paddles
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!
- Wednesday, May 26th
- Thursday, June 24th
- Sunday, August 22nd
Time: 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Cost: $15 per person
Capacity: Limited to 15 participants per night.
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:
- 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!
- Take a selfie with a defining park feature as proof of your trip.
- 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 2020 Semester *
|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|
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.
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
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.