Adventure Recreation

A student hikes past a tree with a red trail blaze.

Get outside with Adventure Recreation. Go on a trip with us or rent gear for your own adventure.  The Adventure Recreation Center (ARC) is housed in the Recreation & Fitness Center. The ARC serves as our storefront for gear rentals and trip registration. 

The ARC is open Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm.

Register Online For An Upcoming Trip

Contact the Adventure Recreation Center at 256-782-8690 or via adventurerec@jsu.edu

Fall 2021 Trips

Ocoee River Rafting

Trip date: Sun. 9/19 Register by: Fri. 9/17
JSU Student Rate: $35 RFC Member Rate: $45

Join UREC as we raft down one of the world's famous white water rivers, the Ocoee River in Southeast Tennessee.  On this historic river, paddlers will get to experience class III - IV white water rapids as your guided boat blasts through big waves.  This trip has no previous experience requirements and is great for both beginners and experienced paddlers. 

We provide: Transportation and fees.

What you provide: Appropriate swimwear, water shoes or sandals with a back strap, a sack lunch, towel, and change of clothes.

Tumbling Rock Caving

Trip date: Sun. 9/26 Register by: Fri. 9/24
JSU Student Rate: $60 RFC Member Rate: $70

Join Adventure Recreation as we explore one of Alabama's hidden gems, Tumbling Rock Cave in Jackson County. Learn more about caving as we traverse through wild cave systems. 

We provide: Transportation, caving gear, access permits.

What you provide: Closed-toed shoes and sack lunch.

Manatee Trip

Trip date: 11/19 - 21 Register by:  Wed. 11/17
JSU Student Rate: $175 RFC Member Rate: $185

Join UREC as we travel to Crystal River, Florida to kayak in the beautiful springs with manatees. Located just an hour and a half north of Tampa, we will camp under the stars at the State Park and enjoy a day of swimming and kayaking with manatees. 

We provide: Transportation, camping meals, and fees.

What you provide: Appropriate swimwear, water shoes or sandals with a back strap, towel, change of clothes, and any on-road meals.

Sandrock Climbing

Trip date: 10/10 Register by: Fri. 10/8
JSU Student Rate: $20 RFC Member Rate: $30

Tag along with Adventure Recreation to one of our favorite climbing spots, Sandrock. Located in the heart of the Cherokee Rock Village, this trip is designed for recreational or experienced climbers.

We provide:  Transportation, climbing gear, fees

What you provide: 32 oz. water bottle, sack lunch, snacks.

McDill Point Backpacking

Trip date: 10/15-16 Register by: Wed. 10/13
JSU Student Rate: $30 RFC Member Rate: $40

Join Adventure Recreation as we do an overnight backpacking trip to one of the best overlooks in Alabama, McDill Point. As we pass through the Cheaha Wilderness in the Talladega National Forest, we will take in one of the most scenic sections of the Pinhoti Trail.

We provide: Transportation, fees, trekking polls, 60L backpack, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, tent, headlamp, backpacking meals, and rain gear if needed.

What you provide: 32 oz. water bottle, extra snacks, appropriate backpacking clothing, and any on-road meals.

Horse Pens 40 Bouldering & Camping

Trip date: 10/22-23 Register by: Wed. 10/20
JSU Student Rate: $30 RFC Member Rate: $40

Climb the South's best-kept secret with UREC at Horse Pens 40 located near Steele, Alabama. Enjoy a night of camping and two days of bouldering at the crag. 

What we provide: Transportation, fees, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, tent, headlamp, camping meals, and rain gear if needed. 

What you provide: 32 oz. water bottle, extra snacks, any on-road meals.

Foster Falls Climbing

Trip date: 10/31 Register by: Fri. 10/29
JSU Student Rate: $20 RFC Member Rate: $30

Join Adventure Recreation for our last Rocktober Event - climbing for the day in scenic Tennessee, Foster Falls. Just west of Chattanooga, this trip is perfect for the recreational or experienced climber.

What we provide: Transportation, climbing gear, fees.

What you provide: 32 oz. water bottle, sack lunch, snacks, Halloween costume allowed (no loosely hanging materials that could cause injury or harm while climbing)

Walls of Jericho

Trip date: 11/7 Register by: Fri. 10/29
JSU Student Rate: $15 RFC Member Rate: $25

Join UREC as we hike one of Alabama's most sought out and challenging day hikes, the Walls of Jericho. This day hike will start in Estillfork, Alabama, and go into parts of Tennessee. This hike is recommended for the more experienced hiker. 

We provide: Transportation, fees, trekking poles, and rain gear if needed.

What you provide: Closed-toed shoes, 2 32oz water bottles, day pack (18-20 liter backpack), sack lunch, extra snacks. 

Challenge Course & Zip Lining

Trip date: 11/13 Register by: Wed. 11/10
JSU Student Rate: $30 RFC Member Rate: $40

Join Adventure Recreation as we travel to Berry College in Georgia to experience their challenge course and zip line. This trip is perfect for anyone who wishes to improve their team-building, trust-building, communication, problem-solving, leadership development, or any adventure seeker. 

We provide: Transportation, challenge course and zip-lining gear, and fees.

What you provide:  Closed-toed shoes, sack lunch, 32 oz water bottle, and any on-road meals