Outdoor Trip Schedule

Looking to explore your adventurous side? Join Campus Recreation as we explore the Gulf-South region and discover new skills. Outdoor Adventures offers an array of trips to interest any student. Space is limited so register today!

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Fall 2017 Trips

Please note that the registration deadline is the Wednesday before the trip leaves at 5 pm. Trips are subject to change so check back often for updates.

Tunica Falls Day Hike
Tunica Falls hosts some of the most scenic and beautiful hikes accessible by day trip from New Orleans. Compared to the rest of the region, Tunica Falls is topographically unique, and is considered to be the closest you can get to canyoneering in the south. Comprising over 2,000 acres, this pristine area has over 40 waterfalls that range from 10 to over 25 ft. high. If you love to get wet and need some more topography in your life, come on out for a day of hiking and waterfall adventures!

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: $30

Tubing
Join us for a relaxing float down the picturesque Bogue Chitto River! Drift along the banks, and take in the natural beauty that the south has to offer, while the current effortlessly carries you through this beautiful and remote feeling section of southern Mississippi. Trip includes transportation, tubes, and leadership.

Date: Monday, September 4 (Labor Day)
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: $40

Black Creek Canoe
Join us for an awesome overnight canoe trip in Mississippi’s beautiful Black Creek! We will explore the area by canoe, cook dinner, camp, and return to campus on Sunday. Cost includes transportation, food, equipment, instruction, and leadership.

Date: Saturday, September 9 – Sunday, September 10
Time: Overnight – depart early Saturday morning, return late Sunday afternoon
Cost: $75

Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding
This sport’s origins stem from Hawaii, however, it certainly has caught on here on the Mainland. Paddleboarding combines balance and strength to create a truly unique form of transportation and of course, recreation. Paddleboarding has gained momentum as one of the hottest sports in the country. We’ll give it a whirl on the waters of Bayou St. John. Come prepared to get a little wet and have a lot of fun. Cost includes transportation, leadership, and all activity fees.

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20

Fontainebleau Hike
Join TU Rec Outdoor Adventures for a day trip to Fontainebleau State Park located on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain! We will hike around for a few hours to explore this beautiful area. You will see many interesting plants and animals on our hikes along Bayou Cane including cypress and gum trees, snakes, birds, and maybe even an alligator. This trip is perfect for anyone who wants to get outside, have tons of fun, and explore the Louisiana wilderness!

Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $10

Intro to Backpacking
Always wanted to go backpacking, but were too nervous to try it alone? Join TU Rec Outdoor Adventures to learn from the experts at beautiful Chicot State Park! On this trip, you will learn how to live minimally, pack living essentials into a backpack, cook tasty food, and live life on the trail. Trip cost includes transportation, food, equipment, instruction, and leadership.

Date: Friday, September 22– Sunday, September 24
Time: Overnight – departing early Friday afternoon, returning late Sunday afternoon
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: Wednesday, September 20, 5 pm
Cost: $75

Intro to Canoeing
Canoeing is one of the best forms of transportation in the Louisiana swampland and is now a popular form of recreation. We’ll give it a whirl on the waters of Bayou St. John. Come prepared to get a little wet and have a lot of fun. Cost includes transportation, leadership, and all equipment.

Date: Sunday, October 1
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20

Sunset Canoe
Join TU Rec Outdoor Adventures for a paddle down the Cane Bayou at sunset. We will paddle this wild bayou that leads to Lake Pontchartrain. On the way to watching the sunset over the lake, we will see numerous species of birds and an alligator or two. Cost includes transportation, equipment, and snacks!

Date: Sunday, October 8
Time: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: $25

Fall Break Rock Climbing
Spend Fall Break on this exciting and relaxing trip. We will depart Wednesday afternoon, climb all day Thursday and Saturday. Friday we will be for hiking and bouldering, a type of rock climbing that doesn’t require ropes. Sunday morning we will start heading home. You should expect tent camping, outdoor cooking, and some incredible climbing. Climbers of all skill levels are welcome, especially beginners. Cost includes transportation, meals, equipment, and activity fees.

Date: Wednesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 15
Time: Overnight – departing Wednesday afternoon, returning Sunday night
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: Wednesday, October 4, 5:00 pm
Cost: $175

Fall Break Backpacking
On this trip, you will learn how to live minimally, pack living essentials into a backpack, cook tasty food, and live life on the trail. We will be hiking a trail that is great for beginners! Backpackers must be physically fit and provide their own footwear (sturdy hiking boots). Trip cost includes transportation, food, equipment, instruction, and leadership.

Date: Wednesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 15
Time: Overnight – departing Wednesday afternoon, returning Sunday night
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 pm
Cost: $175

Beach Camping
Join TU Rec Outdoor Adventures for our popular beach camping adventure to Perdido Key on the Florida Gulf shore. We will camp out, hike along a beautiful gulf shore barrier island, relax on the beach, and try stand-up paddleboarding. Trip cost includes food, transportation, activity fees, equipment, and leadership.

Date: Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22
Time: Overnight – departing early Friday afternoon, returning late Sunday afternoon
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: Wednesday, October 18, 5:00 pm
Cost: $80

Okatoma Kayak and Camp
Join us for an awesome overnight Kayak trip in Mississippi’s beautiful Okatoma Creek! We will explore the area on kayaks, cook dinner, camp, and return to campus on Sunday. Cost includes transportation, food, equipment, instruction, and leadership.

Date: Saturday, October 28– Sunday, October 29
Time: Overnight – departing early Saturday morning, returning Sunday afternoon
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: Wednesday, October 25, 5 pm
Cost: $80

Moonlight Paddle
Join us for a paddle by moonlight on the historic Bayou St. John. We will paddle through New Orleans with only the full moon as our light. Cost includes transportation, equipment, and leadership.

Date: Sunday, November 5
Time: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: $20

Barataria Preserve Hike
The Barataria Preserve is one of Louisiana’s wild wetlands. The preserve’s 23,000 acres include bayous, swamps, marshes, forests, alligators, nutrias, and over 200 species of birds. We will hike the boardwalks and dirt trails that wind through this park. This trip is perfect for anyone who wants to get outside, have tons of fun, and explore the Louisiana wilderness!

Date: Sunday, November 12
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $10

Caving
Join TU Rec Outdoor Adventures for this awesome caving trip! We will be gone the whole weekend and will spend a few hours exploring the cave with flashlights while looking for the underground waterfall! Expect to sleep outside, cook on a camp-stove, and to get dirty and muddy scrambling through the cave! Cost includes transportation, meals, equipment, and activity fees. No prior experience necessary.

Date: Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12
Time: Overnight – departing early Friday afternoon, returning Sunday night
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: Wednesday, November 8, 5:00 pm
Cost: $90

Stand-Up Paddleboard Bay St. Louis
This sport’s origins stem from Hawaii, however, it certainly has caught on here on the Mainland. Paddleboarding combines balance and strength to create a truly unique form of transportation and of course, recreation. Paddleboarding has gained momentum as one of the hottest sports in the country. We will head down to Bay St. Louis and try it out in the Gulf of Mexico. There will be plenty of time for paddling, laying in the sun, and enjoying the day. Cost includes transportation, equipment, and lunch.

Date: Saturday, November 18
Time: 8:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $30

Bonnet Carre Spillway Hike
Join TU Rec Outdoor Adventures for a day trip to the Bonnet Carre Spillway! We will hike around for a few hours to explore this beautiful area. You will see many interesting plants and animals on our hike along this man-made feature. This trip is perfect for anyone who wants to get outside, have tons of fun, and explore the Louisiana wilderness!

Date: Sunday, November 19
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $10

Service Day
Are you passionate about America’s wetlands, and want to assist in their upkeep and restoration? Come help the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges, along with a host of other volunteers, cleanup and restore the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex in Lacombe, Louisiana. Volunteers will work on trail and garden maintenance throughout the property, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the wetland ecosystem, and contribute to the overall beatification of the park. After a morning of work, lunch will be provided followed by a canoe outing on Bayou Lacombe. If you are passionate about the wetland ecosystem, love the outdoors, and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this is the trip for you!

Date: TBD
Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: FREE

General Trip Information

  • Trips are open to Tulane students only (undergraduate, graduate, medical, and law).
  • No alcohol, drugs, or other substances are permitted on trips.
  • Students must abide by the Student Code of Conduct
  • Attendance at the pre-trip meeting (usually the Wednesday before the trip) is mandatory.
  • Ask any questions you might have about your ability to participate in trip activities before you register. While our trips are geared towards beginners, it is up to you to estimate your physical abilities in advance.
  • Trip sign-up is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Full payment is due at the time of registration.
  • Proof of health insurance is required before trip begins.

Refund Information

  • I understand that by registering for a trip, I am committed to attend.
  • If the trip is canceled by Tulane Reily Student Recreation Center, I will receive a 100% refund.
  • I understand that if I cancel my registration anytime prior to the registration deadline, I will receive a 50% refund of the registration cost.
  • If I cancel after the registration deadline and my spot can not be filled I will not receive a refund.
  • Attendance at the pre-trip meeting is mandatory. Those who do not attend may not be able to attend the trip and may not be given a refund.

 

Outdoor Adventures
Department of Campus Recreation
(504) 314-2861
outdoorrec@tulane.edu