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Trips and Clinics

Explore the great outdoors: Spring 2021

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!

Bike Ride Fridays: Jan. through April

Jan. 22 and 29
Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26
March 19 and 26
April 9 and 16

Join us as we bike the SFA Recreational Trails or ride through the streets of Nacogdoches. Bike rides alternate between road and trail rides and are geared toward all levels of cyclists. Bike rentals are free, and helmets and closed-toed shoes are required. Meet at the Outdoor Pursuits loading dock or at the Outdoor Center desk prior to the start of the ride.

Price: Free

January

Mountain Biking for Beginners: Jan. 30

Time: 1 p.m.

Get a feel for your mountain bike and learn to control it on the trails with help from our instructors. Mountain Biking for Beginners is the perfect opportunity to get comfortable on your bike before signing up for the mountain biking day trip to Tyler! Bike rentals are free. 

Price: Free

Registration Deadline: Jan. 29

February

Valentine's Sweetheart Paddle: Feb. 14

Time: 6 to 9 p.m. 

Come join us this Valentine's Day for a sweetheart paddle on Lake Nacogdoches. Enjoy paddling with a friend or your partner and relax along the lakeside. Snacks and drinks will be provided but transportation will not. 

Price: $15/couple 

Registration Deadline: Feb. 5 

Tyler Mountain Biking Day Trip: Feb. 20

Open to riders of all levels, this day trip lets you explore the multiple exciting mountain bike parks Tyler has to offer. Mountain bikes are available for rent, or you can use your own. Transportation is provided, but you also have the option to meet us at the park. Lunch will not be provided. 

Price: $20, includes transportation, guide and bike rental. Lunch is not included. 
$10 if participants bring their own bikes 

Registration Deadline: Feb. 12 

March

Lake Naconiche Day Trip: March 20

Join us out at one of our beautiful East Texas lakes and spend some time paddling among the tree snags. Meet us at the lake, and we will provide you with all the gear you need to canoe and kayak. Transportation and snacks will not be provided. 

Price: $15 

Early Registration Ends: March 19 

Jacks Open Climb: March 27

Jacks Open Climb is the perfect chance to try out some of the features the SFA high ropes course offers, including the zipline! Come by the Outdoor Center to sign up before the event and meet us at the ropes course. We will provide the gear you need. Closed-toe shoes are required. 

Price: Free 

Registration Deadline: March 19 

April

Lake Naconiche Day Trip: April 9

Join us out at one of our beautiful East Texas lakes and spend some time paddling among the tree snags. Meet us at the lake, and we will provide you with all the gear you need to canoe and kayak. Transportation and snacks will not be provided. 

Price: $15 

Registration Deadline: April 2 

Tyler Mountain Biking Day Trip: April 17

Open to riders of all levels, this day trip lets you explore the multiple exciting mountain bike parks Tyler has to offer. Mountain bikes are available for rent, or you can use your own. Transportation is provided, but you also have the option to meet us at the park. Lunch will not be provided. 

Price: Price: $20, includes transportation, guide and bike rental. Lunch is not included. 
$10 if users bring their own bikes 

Registration Deadline: April 9 

Outdoor skills series

Clinic Watch Now
Backcountry MSR Stove Use and Repair Watch Recording
Front Country Campsite Setup Watch Recording
Backcountry Cooking Watch Recording
Backcountry First Aid Watch Recording
Campfire Creation & Safety Watch Recording
Land Navigation: Through the wilderness Watch Recording
Knot Tying Watch Recording
Combo clinic:
Intro to Hiking and Backpacking
How to Plan a Multiday Trip
Watch Recording

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 percent 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 outdoorpursuits@sfasu.edu.

 

Contact

Campus Recreation Department
936.468.3507
campusrec@sfasu.edu
Staff directory

Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
1817 Wilson Drive

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