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
Rock Climbing in Minnesota June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017 June 5, 2017
Canoeing the Des Moines River June 17, 2017 - June 17, 2017 June 12, 2017
Kayaking Ada Hayden July 1, 2017 - July 1, 2017 June 26, 2017
Full Moon BBQ & Hike July 8, 2017 - July 8, 2017 July 5, 2017
Kayak the Boone River July 15, 2017 - July 15, 2017 July 10, 2017
Backpacking Superior Trail, Minnesota July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017 July 14, 2017
Caving at Maquoketa State Park August 5, 2017 - August 6, 2017 July 31, 2017