Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures participants kayaking on Lake Springfield

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures provides recreational and educational opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and affiliates to take full advantage of our beautiful natural surroundings.

 

Check out this semester's Trip List!

The Outdoor Adventures Trips program enables patrons to take advantage of the Ozarks' beautiful natural surroundings with opportunities for education and recreational benefits.

Fall & Spring Hours of Operation


Resource Center

Day Time
Monday

11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday - Thursday

3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Friday

11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

Climbing Wall

Day Time
Monday - Thursday

3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Friday-Saturday 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

 

Summer Hours of Operation


Resource Center

Day Time
Monday - Friday 

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

Climbing Wall

Day Time
Monday - Friday

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

Updates on closures

For updates on closures follow us on social media

MSU OA Facebook Page

MSU OA Instagram


Reach New Heights at the Indoor Climbing Wall

The Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center features an indoor rock climbing wall and outdoor boulder.

Campus Recreation staff are available to belay you as you climb to the top of our more than 1,000 square foot wall, perfect for both top-rope and lead climbing. Our indoor wall also includes a boulder area and cave. 

Climbing equipment is available for rent at the Foster Recreation Center:

  • Climbing shoes $5 per semester or $1 per day
  • Chalk bag $5 per semester or $1 per day
  • Harness: Free!

Be sure to also check out the events hosted at the rock climbing wall every year! 

Reserve the rock wall

Indoor rock wall inside the Foster Recreation Center


Resource Center and Equipment Rental

Outdoor Adventures supports your outdoor pursuits by providing quality equipment at reasonable prices. For more information about equipment and availability call Outdoor Adventures at 417-836-5904 or stop by the Outdoor Adventures (OA) Resource Center located on the lower level of the Foster Recreation Center. To reserve equipment call our office at 417-836-5904.
Reservations and pick up times for all equipment must be during Outdoor Adventures Operational Hours. Any times scheduled out of our business hours will not be filled and will not be checked out.

View our full list of equipment available to rent!


OA Clinics: Sharpen your Skills!

Outdoor Adventures sponsors a number of clinics throughout the year that focus on developing specific skill sets, teaching about different outdoor activities and more. Some of these clinics are also a great way to prepare for an outdoor adventures trip.

Our clinics are instructed by student trip guides, climbing wall staff members, resource attendants and select members of the Missouri State, local and regional community.

Types of Clinics:

  • Lead climbing
  • Lead belay
  • Kayaking
  • Camping

Register for your desired clinic through our rec portal.