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 2018 ORP workshops and trips begin January 8 at 8:00 AM at the ORP office in State Gym. 

Date/Trips

TripDateRegistration Ends
Rock Climbing in Minnesota April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018 April 6, 2018
Backpacking the Ice Age Trail, WI April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018 April 6, 2018
Canoeing the Boone River April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018 April 6, 2018
Kayaking Ada Hayden April 21, 2018 - April 9, 2018
Camping & Hiking at Ledges State Park April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018 April 23, 2018

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