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Adventure Trip Program

Trip Registration

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Registration opens January 1, 2019!

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

Spring 2019 Schedule

February

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  • Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

    Location: Spring Lake

    Cost: 

    • Student: $12
    • Non-Student: $15

    Registration Deadline: 2/01/2019 @ Noon

    Difficulty Level: Intermediate

    Description: Come along for a thrilling bike ride through the various trails of Spring Lake Natural Preserve. We will meet at the Outdoor Center in Sewell Park, ride to and through the trails, and end the trip back at the Outdoor Center.

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, and instruction. Food is not provided.

  • Time: 7:00AM - 5:00PM

    Location: Government Canyon (Transportation Provided)

    Cost: 

    • Student: $20
    • Non-Student: $25

    Registration Deadline: 2/15/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

    Description: Travelling to Government Canyon located south on the I-35 Corridor, we will explore the gently rolling grasslands and remote, rugged canyon-lands. Home to more than 40 miles of trail, this park houses the only known dinosaur footprints in Bexar County! 

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, instruction, and transportation to and from Texas State. Food is not provided.

  • Time: 7:30PM - 10:00PM

    Location: Sewell Park

    Cost: 

    • Student: $10
    • Non-Student: $15

    Registration Deadline: n/a

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

    Description: Spend and evening paddling on the San Marcos River during the full moon! Departing right from campus at Sewell Park, we will paddle to Rio Vista Park and experience the river in a new way: at night!

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, and instruction. Food is not provided.

  • Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

    Location: Purgatory Creek

    Cost: 

    • Student: $12
    • Non-Student: $15

    Registration Deadline: 2/22/2019 @ Noon

    Difficulty Level: Intermediate

    Description: Come along for a thrilling bike ride through the various trails of Purgatory Creek Natural Area. We will meet at the Outdoor Center in Sewell Park, ride to and through the trails, and end the trip back at the Outdoor Center.

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, and instruction. Food is not provided.

  • Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

    Location: Meet at Outdoor Center in Sewell Park

    Cost: 

    • Student: $12
    • Non-Student: $15

    Registration Deadline: 3/29/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

    Description: Join Veoride at an exclusive "early-access" launch event for their new Electric Bike fleet in San Marcos! Come along for a thrilling bike ride along the trails of San Marcos. We will meet at the Outdoor Center in Sewell Park, ride to and through the trails, and end the trip back at the Outdoor Center.

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, and instruction. Food is not provided.

  • Time: 6:00AM (Saturday departure) - 6:00PM (Sunday return)

    Location: Lost Maples State Park

    Cost: 

    • Student: $40
    • Non-Student: $50

    Registration Deadline: 2/20/2019 @ Noon

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

    Description: A unique location in Texas, Lost Maples State Natural Area is a beautiful location where you can see abundant wildflowers, steep canyon walls and the scenic Sabinal River. Join the Adventure Trip Program as we backpack and explore over 10 miles of trails through Uvalde bigtooth maples, and lookout over scenic overlooks. 

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, instruction, and transportation to and from Texas State. Food is not provided.

April

  • Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

    Location: Spring Lake

    Cost: 

    • Student: $12
    • Non-Student: $15

    Registration Deadline: 4/12/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Intermediate

    Description: Come along for a thrilling bike ride through the various trails of Spring Lake Natural Preserve. We will meet at the Outdoor Center in Sewell Park, ride to and through the trails, and end the trip back at the Outdoor Center.

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, and instruction. Food is not provided.

  • Time: 8:00AM - 2:00PM

    Location: Lower San Marcos River

    Cost: 

    • Student: $25
    • Non-Student: $30

    Registration Deadline: 4/12/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Intermediate

    Description: This trip caters to paddlers who have an understanding of paddling in moving water of varying degrees. We will paddle as a group from Highway 101 to Sculls Crossing, navigating 3 distinct white water features along the 4 mile paddle. 

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, instruction, and transportation to and from Texas State. Lunch is provided.

  • Time: 7:30PM - 10:00PM

    Location: Sewell Park

    Cost: 

    • Student: $10
    • Non-Student: $15

    Registration Deadline: 4/12/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

    Description: Spend and evening paddling on the San Marcos River during the full moon! Departing right from campus at Sewell Park, we will paddle to Rio Vista Park and experience the river in a new way: at night!

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, and instruction. Food is not provided.

  • Time: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Location: Barton Creek (Transportation Provided)

    Cost: 

    • Student: $20
    • Non-Student: $25

    Registration Deadline: 4/19/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

    Description: Catering to participants who may not have rock climbed before, or this is their first time outdoors, join us for a great introductory experience in a variety of places in Central Texas! Starting at Zilker Park in Austin, TX, we will hike a trail of intermediate difficulty to the Gus Fruh Wall along Barton Creek. Gus Fruh is a great location with climbing routes of varying difficulties ranging from beginner to expert. So no matter your skill level, there will be something for you! To and from our climbing location, we will keep an eye out for side trails, swimming holes and other points of interest! 

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, instruction, and transportation to and from Texas State. Food is not provided.

  • Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

    Location: San Marcos (Transportation Provided)

    Cost: 

    • Student: $10
    • Non-Student: $15

    Registration Deadline: 4/26/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

    Description: Come along and explore the San Marcos River by land and water! This trip will begin with kayaking from Sewell park to Stokes Park with at stop at Rio Vista for some fun in the paddle park including body surfing, kayaking through the 3 drops, and swimming in the San Marcos River. This trip will conclude with a guided bike back to Sewell Park from Stokes Park via the river access trail along the San Marcos River. All skill levels are welcome to participate. 

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, instruction, and transportation to and from Texas State. Food is not provided.

  • Time: 8:00AM (Saturday departure) - 6:00PM (Sunday return)

    Location: Garner State Park (Transportation Provided)

    Cost: 

    • Student: $45
    • Non-Student: $55

    Registration Deadline: 4/24/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

    Description: Spend the weekend camping and exploring the beautiful Garner State Park! Plan to hike portions of the 11 miles worth of trails, swim in the spring-fed Frio River, and explore other points of interest that the park provides.

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, instruction, and transportation to and from Texas State. Food is not provided.

March

  • Time: 4:00PM (Friday departure) - 6:00PM (Saturday return)

    Location: University Camp

    Cost: 

    • Student: $15
    • Non-Student: $20

    Registration Deadline: 3/08/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Intermediate

    Description: Plan to bike 16 miles from the Outdoor Center in Sewell Park to University Camp for a night of exploration and relaxation along the Blanco River. A shuttle will be provided for transportation back into town Saturday evening so that we can explore for the majority of the day. 

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, instruction, and transportation to and from Texas State. Food is not provided.

  • Time: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Location: Reimer's Ranch Park (Transportation Provided)

    Cost: 

    • Student: $25
    • Non-Student: $30

    Registration Deadline: 3/08/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

    Description: Catering to participants who may not have rock climbed before, or this is their first time outdoors, join us for a great introductory experience in a variety of places in Central Texas! Reimers Ranch is a great location with climbing routes of varying difficulties ranging from beginner to expert. So no matter your skill level, there will be something for you! To and from our climbing location, we will keep an eye out for side trails, swimming holes, and other points of interest!

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, instruction, and transportation to and from Texas State. Food is not provided.

  • Location: Big Bend National Park (Transportation Provided)

    Cost: 

    • Student: $350
    • Non-Student: $400

    Registration Deadline: 3/08/2019 @ midnight

    Difficulty Level: Intermediate

    Description: The Lower Canyons of Big Bend National Park is one of the iconic river trips in the western United States. This 83-mile stretch of river begins just outside of Big Bend National Park at Heath Canyon Ranch, and ends at Dryden Crossing. We will spend the week of Spring Break canoeing and camping on the Rio Grande River.

    Participants will have an opportunity to learn about canoeing & expedition camping, see amazing stars, admire the canyon walls, hike & explore side canyons off of the river, and make many new friends. 

    Pre-Trip Meeting #1: March 10, 2019 @1:00PM

    Pre-Trip Meeting #2: March 13, 2019 @ 6:00PM

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, instruction, and transportation to and from Texas State. Food is provided on all days except when travelling to and from Texas State. All pre-trip meetings are mandatory to attend. If an academic conflict does not allow you to attend a pre-trip meeting, let us know at Outdoorcenter@txstate.edu

  • Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

    Location: Spring Lake

    Cost: 

    • Student: $12
    • Non-Student: $15

    Registration Deadline: 3/29/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Intermediate

    Description: Come along for a thrilling bike ride through the various trails of Spring Lake Natural Preserve. We will meet at the Outdoor Center in Sewell Park, ride to and through the trails, and end the trip back at the Outdoor Center.

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, and instruction. Food is not provided.

  • Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Location: Sewell Park

    Cost: 

    • Student: $7
    • Non-Student: $12

    Registration Deadline: 3/29/2019 @noon

    Difficulty Level: Beginner

    Description: Join your trip leaders for crystal clear swim and snorkeling experience on the San Marcos River. Starting in Sewell Park, we will explore the river that remains 72 degrees year-round and everything it holds. Swimming up to the headwaters, and also down in City Park, we will be able to observe all of the flora and fauna that call the San Marcos river home. First time snorkeling? Now is the time to try it out!

    Price includes all trip leaders, equipment, and instruction. Food is not provided.

May

Instructional Clinics

Kayak Instruction

Location:

Meet at Outdoor Center; Kayaking at Rio Vista Park

Description:

Beginner through advanced, kayak instructors will available side-by-side with participants based on their skill level needs. Practice paddle strokes, how to wet-exit or roll, or play in the rapids at Rio Vista.

Meet at the Outdoor Center in Sewell Park at 8:00AM. Must have own transportation to Rio Vista Park (we will transport all kayaking equipment).

Cost:

$0

To reserve a spot, email us at outdoorcenter@txstate.edu to let us know you're coming!

Dates & Time: 

February 1st to May 3rd, every Friday* at 8:00AM

*Excludes the following dates: 3/22/2019

 

If you would like Outdoor Recreation to plan a custom trip for your group/organization, visit: Custom Trip Programming.


Fall 2018 Trips:

  • 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
  • Backpacking Big Bend National Park

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