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Summer 2021

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.

Registration: Call the Outdoor Center (512-245-2004) to secure your spot.

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. 

Fall 2021 Trip Schedule

For basic trip information, click on the below dropdown options. For detailed trip information, visit the trip registration link at the top of this page.

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  • 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

  • Date: 9/4/21

    Time: 8:00AM - 4:00PM

    Location: Pace Bend Park (Depart From Outdoor Center)

    Cost: $30.00

    Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A

    Register By: 9/3/21 @4:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

  • 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: 9/17/21 @12:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Beginner


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Date: 11/ 5-7 /21

    Location: Lost Maples State Park (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 + $25 Facility Access Fee

    Register By: 11/8/21 @4:00PM

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

  • 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