Missouri State University

Outdoor Adventures

Campus Recreation

Outdoor Adventures Trips

Register for all trips at the Outdoor Adventures Center on the Lower Level of the Foster Recreation Center. 

Embarking on your Next Adventure

For more than a decade, Outdoor Adventures has been taking members of the Missouri State University community on wilderness adventure trips aimed at providing opportunities to meet others, work with a group, learn new skills, enjoy nature and have fun! Outdoor Adventures employs student leaders who guide, instruct and facilitate these group activities.

Trip Details

The trips sponsored throughout any year vary in their duration: some are day trips, while others are longer and are usually scheduled during University breaks.

Most trips have a registration fee to cover transportation, guides, group equipment and other costs. This fee must be paid at the time of registration unless otherwise noted.

Unless otherwise noted, only current MSU students, faculty, and staff can participate in Outdoor Adventures programs. All participants are expected to adhere to Student Code of Conduct while attending OA programs.

Your attendance is also expected at a pre-trip meeting typically held the Wednesday afternoon before the trip.



Fall 2014 Trips

Springfield Lake Day

If you're new to Springfield or have been here for a while, Springfield Lake is the place to be!  Join Outdoor Adventures for a day on the lake with a lot to do!  Springfield lake is open to fishing, boat rides, trail walking and more!  Campus Recreation will be offering shuttle rides every 30 minutes from 9AM-11AM on Saturday so you can sign up for a time that works best for you.

Date: August 23, 2014
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Registration deadline: August 22
Cost: Free
Cost includes: Shuttle rides from Foster Recreation Center to Lake Springfield

Buffalo River Backpacking Trip

Join Outdoor Adventures for a trip to the Buffalo River!  View the beauty of Arkansas while exploring one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states.  Running rapids, quiet pools, and massive bluffs await on this trip as you explore the Ozark Mountains, so sign up today!

Date: August 30-31, 2014
Time: Departs at 9:00AM on August 30, returns at 5:00PM August 31
Registration deadline: August 28
Cost: $35.00
Cost includes: Everything but food

Sac River Bike Day Trip

Ride the rugged natural Sac River Trail that mountain bikers and hikers have come to love!  With over eight miles of interconnecting single-track trail you will have the chance to see stretches of the beautiful Sac River and surrounding terrain.  Grab your bike and sign up for this trip now!

Date: September 6, 2014
Time: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Registration deadline: September 5
Cost: $7.00
Cost includes: transportation
*Must have your own bike