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 Summer 2018 ORP workshops and trips begin May 14th at 8:00 AM at the ORP office in State Gym. 


TripDateRegistration Ends
Full Moon BBQ & Hike June 28, 2018 - June 28, 2018 June 25, 2018
Whitewater Rafting in Wisconsin July 14, 2018 - July 16, 2018 July 6, 2018
Canoe the Boone River July 28, 2018 - July 28, 2018 July 23, 2018
Kayaking the Des Moines River August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018 July 26, 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