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Spring 2022 Outdoor Rec Events

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CDC, ADH and HMAT guidelines will be followed at all of these events. For an updated list of events and possible additions check the Ouachita RecLife App: Apple or Google Play.

 

 

 

 

 

We are partnering with Campus Ministries to bring you this hike during Christian Focus Week. We will meet at the Village Circle for a hike to DeSoto Bluff. We will hike around 4 miles and discuss what it means to encounter God through Creation.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 9

Place: DeSoto Bluff

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required

What to Bring:  Footwear and clothing appropriate for a hike and the weather. Water bottle.

Meeting Place/Time: Village Circle, 3:30 p.m.

Program End Time: Approximately 5 p.m.

Come climb. Come spectate. Come get some free stuff. Winners receive prizes in several divisions (Men’s, Women’s, Beginner, Advanced) and prizes given out at random as well. The week prior to the competition the CRAG will be closed and new routes put up. Visit the HSU Bouldering Wall to keep your skills and strength up.

Date: Feb. 19

Place: The CRAG

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required

What to Bring: Water bottle, personal climbing gear (optional, gear provided if needed)

Meeting Place/Time: The CRAG, 1 p.m.

Program End Time: 4 p.m.

This will be a month-long event where climbers will record their number of climbs in The CRAG. Along the way participants will pass various prominent points in Arkansas. Such as DeSoto Bluff, Pinnacle Mountain, and Mount Magazine. Prizes will be awarded for climbers who reach some of these peaks.

Date: March 1-31

Place: The CRAG

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: None.  You can come any time during the competition and record your climbs.

What to Bring: Water bottle, personal climbing gear (optional, gear provided if needed)

Meeting Place/Time: The CRAG, Monday-Thursday, 4-8 p.m.

Program End Time: March 31, 8 p.m.

We will drive 1-2 hours to climb outside on real rock. This is an experience you won’t want to miss. Join us for a time of climbing, relaxing, hammocking, and more. All gear and lunch is provided for FREE. Meet in the SPEC parking lot outside the Climbing Center at 9 a.m.

Date: March 5

Place: An outdoor climbing venue

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 2, midnight. Click here to register.
What to Bring: Water bottle, backpack, hammock, appropriate clothing and footwear for a hike and the weather, personal climbing gear (optional, gear provided if needed)

Meeting Place/Time: Parking lot outside the CRAG, 8 a.m.

Program End Time: Approximately 5 p.m.

Prepare for the arrival of Spring by brushing up on your lawn game skills. Enjoy some bocce, Spikeball, Kubb, slacklining, and more. If lawn games aren’t your thing, stop by and play with some dogs from the Human Society of Clark County.

Date: Thursday, March 10

Place: Tiger Lawn

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: No registration required.

What to Bring: A smile

Meeting Place/Time: Tiger Lawn any time between 2-5 p.m.

Program End Time: 5 p.m.

Spend the first part of Spring Break experiencing the beautiful Ouachita National Forest. We will backpack the entire 26.8 miles of the Eagle Rock Loop. No experience necessary, but must be capable of carrying a backpack over rocky terrain. Space is limited so signup today!

Date: Friday, March 18 - Monday, March 21

Place: Eagle Rock Loop

Price: $10

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 16, midnight. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Personal Clothing, personal equipment (provided if needed), water bottle. A more extensive list will be given to those who register.

Meeting Place/Time: The CRAG, 3:30 p.m., March 18

Program End Time: Approximately 5 p.m., March 21

The Iron Mountain Trails at Lake DeGray are some of the best around.  This trip will be for someone comfortable on a bike, but you do not have to be a hardcore cyclist. Rental bikes will be included for free, but the number is limited. Bring your own bike if you have one to save Ouachita bikes for others. We will meet in the SPEC parking lot outside the CRAG.

Date: Thursday, March 31

Place: Iron Mountain Trails

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 30, midnight. Click here to register.
What to Bring: Water bottle, clothing appropriate for the weather, closed-toed shoes

Meeting Place/Time: The CRAG, 3:30 p.m.

Program End Time: Approximately 6 p.m.

It’s time to get outside and play in God’s creation. Spend afternoon with fellow students on a beautiful and relaxing hike. We will hike near Lake Catherine and view a cool waterfall.

Date: April 4

Place: Falls Branch Trail at Lake Catherine State Park

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: At the time of the event. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Water bottle, clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and a hike

Meeting Place/Time: Lower SPEC Parking lot, 3:30 p.m.

Program End Time: Approximately 6 p.m.

Paddle the Lower DeGray Lake by the light of the moon. Due to the nature of this event space is limited so sign up today! The location/date might change as well due to river levels and cloud cover.

Date: April 13

Place: Lower DeGray Lake

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 13, midnight. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Footwear can either be sandals, if you don’t mind wet feet, or rain boot type footwear. Bring a flashlight, headlamps work best. Do not take anything in the canoe with you that you don’t want to get wet.

Meeting Place/Time: Lower DeGray Lake, 8 p.m.

Head to Caddo Valley on Highway 7. Once you go under the interstate take a left onto Lower Dam Pike. Follow this for 2 miles until it dead ends at a gravel road. Instead of turning left into the park, travel straight 100 yards on the gravel to the parking lot.

Program End Time: Approximately (10 p.m.)

This team challenge is a great way to end your semester. Gather your friends in a coed team of 4 and prepare for some fun. This event will involve a series of obstacles that will challenge you physically and mentally with some running in between. Plan to get muddy and work as a team!! CASH PRIZES to the winners.

This event is brought to you through a collaboration of the following departments: Ouachita Kinesiology; Henderson State University Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; Ouachita Recreational Life; OBU/HSU ROTC.

Date: April 26

Place: HSU Duke Wells Center

Price: $20 per team (Late registration $25)

Registration Information:

  • Early Registration, April 1-13: $20 per team (includes commemorative item)
  • Registration, April 14-25: $20 per team
  • Late Registration, April 26: $25 per team
  • Click here to register

What to Bring: Water bottle, clothing and footwear for active pursuits in a potentially muddy and wet environment (must be closed-toed shoes)

Meeting Place/Time: HSU Duke Wells Center, 3 p.m.

Program End Time: Approximately 5 p.m.

Canoeing is a great way to see God’s creation. Join us on the upper Caddo River for some fun in the sun. All gear and lunch will be provided. Space is limited so sign up today!

Date: April 30

Place: Caddo River near Glenwood, Ark.

Price: $5

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 27, midnight. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Water bottle, swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, sunblock, hat, sunglasses, footwear that is affixed to your foot (flip flops are not acceptable)

Meeting Place/Time: Lower SPEC Parking lot, 9 a.m.

Program End Time: Approximately 6 p.m.

Get outside and enjoy three amazing parts of God’s Creation, sunsets, stars, and s’mores of course! We will hike a 1-mile loop and stop on the edge of Lake DeGray to watch the sunset. While we wait for the stars to come out we will take a break and eat some s’mores cooked over an open fire.

Date: May 3

Place: DeGray Lake State Park Island Trail

Price: FREE

Registration Deadline: At the time of the event. Click here to register.

What to Bring: Footwear and clothing appropriate for a hike and the weather, flashlight/headlamp, water bottle

Meeting Place/Time: Lower SPEC Parking Lot, 7 p.m.

Program End Time: Approximately 10 p.m.

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