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Explore the great outdoors

A program designed with you in mind, Outdoor Pursuits is determined to give you the chance to experience the outdoors and learn the skills you need to enjoy being outside. Stop by the Outdoor Center, located in the Student Recreation Center, to learn more.

Explore our list of trips and clinics, and you're sure to find the perfect fit!

February 2023

Valentines Sweetheart Paddle

6 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14
Cost (includes transportation): $30/couple
Register by Friday, Feb.10

Join us this Valentine's Day for a sweetheart paddle on Lake Nacogdoches. Enjoy twilight canoeing with a friend or your partner and relax along the lakeside. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Drive yourself or register for a ride.

March 2023

Spring Break at Big Bend National Park

Saturday, March 4, through Saturday, March 11
Registration deadline (Friday, Feb. 24): $540
Early registration (Friday, Dec. 2): $490

Head down to Big Bend National Park for a hiking and canoeing trip that you will never forget. Spend a few days on the Rio Grande, paddling through the Boquillas Canyon and enjoying the starry nights. This trip offers the perfect getaway for an adventurous spring break.  Begin a payment plan before Dec. 2 to save $50 on registration.

Day at the Lake: Lake Nacogdoches

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 25
Cost: free
Register by Tuesday, March 21

Join us at Lake Nacogdoches, one of our beautiful East Texas lakes, and spend some time paddling amongst the tree snags. Meet us out at the lake and we will provide you with all of the gear you need to canoe, kayak, or stand up paddleboard. Lunch provided. Transportation available, register at the Outdoor Center.

April 2023

Lake Naconiche Day Trip

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22
Cost: free
Register by Tuesday, April 18

Join us at one of our beautiful East Texas lakes and spend time paddling among the tree snags. We will provide you with all the gear you need to canoe, kayak, and stand up paddleboard. Transportation available register at the Outdoor Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Trips and Clinics

Can a beginner participate on the trips?

By all means, yes! We love to introduce people to a new activity that may become their next favorite hobby.

Can I bring a non-member guest on the trip?

Yes. Non-member guests are allowed to participate. One Campus Recreation member may invite one guest per trip. The cost of the guest will be 15% above the member price.

How can I pay for trips?

We accept cash, checks, credit cards and debit cards.

What do I bring on an Outdoor Pursuits trip?

You will need to bring your clothes and personal items. Other than that, all group gear, such as tents, sleeping bags, stoves, etc., are provided. We also cover all transportation costs during the trip, all entrance and activity fees, and food.

Are refunds issued?

A full refund (minus a $10 administrative fee) will be given if you cancel prior to the trip registration deadline. If you do not cancel before this, no refund is available unless another participant signs up for the trip in your place. You are then issued a refund minus the administrative fee. Be advised that refunds may take up to 15 business days to process.

For more information about the Outdoor Pursuits program, call 936.468.6055, or email



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Hours of Operation

Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
1817 Wilson Drive

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13016, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962