Weekend Trips

Our talented and experienced staff plan short, fun-filled excursions to local areas such as the Des Moines River, Blue Mounds & Sugar Bottom. Try canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking with our staff. These trips give you an opportunity to meet new people, relax and improve your outdoor skills.

Registration for Spring 2017 ORP workshops and trips begin January 9th at 8AM at the ORP office in State Gym. 

Is your group looking for an outdoor adventure? Look no further! ORP can customize a trip for you. Anything from canoeing, camping, hiking, skiing or rock climbing, your imagination is the limit. Contact Jerry Rupert at 515-294-4774 or jrupert@iastate.edu.

The Outdoor Recreation Program is located in State Gym. Phone: 515-294-8200

Date/Trips

TripDateRegistration Ends
Biking & Camping at Ledges State Park, Madrid, IA April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017 March 27, 2017
Canoeing the Upper Iowa River April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017 April 3, 2017
Rock Climbing in Minnesota April 14, 2017 - April 16, 2017 April 10, 2017
Backpacking the Ice Age Trail, WI April 14, 2017 - April 16, 2017 April 10, 2017
Mountain Biking Lebanon Hills, MN April 15, 2017 - April 16, 2017 April 10, 2017
Kayak the Boone River, Boone, IA April 16, 2017 - April 10, 2017
Kayaking Ada Hayden, Ames, IA April 29, 2017 - April 24, 2017