UT Faculty/Staff Hike and Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

Trip Overview

Join the Adventure Trip Program and your fellow UT Faculty/Staff on a day trip to Spring Lake in San Marcos!  

At the headwaters of the San Marcos River, more than 200 artesian springs bubble up to form Spring Lake.  The crystal-clear waters are home to a wide variety of aquatic life including eight threatened and endangered species.  

We'll hike and explore the beautiful trails around the lake, break for lunch, and then take a glass-bottom boat tour for a close-up view of the bubbling springs, fish, turtles, prawns, and the endangered Texas Blind Salamander.    

Trip Dates: March 10, 2019. Register by Wednesday, March 6. 

Trip Rating: Beginners Welcome/Moderate Level of Activity 

Pricing: $30 RecSports members / $40 - Non-member price 

Important Dates and Times

What to Bring

What RecSports Provides

Cancellations and Refunds 

Important Dates and Times
  Date Time Location
Cancellation Date 3/1 5:00pm  
Pre-Trip Meeting N/A N/A There will not be a Pre-Trip Meeting for this trip.
Trip Departure 3/10 9:00am Gregory Gym
Trip Return 3/10 4:00pm Gregory Gym

What to Bring

The following list is meant to assist you in determining what equipment you will need to bring.  Trip guides will review this list at the pre-trip meeting and will make changes and suggestions as needed.

  • Clothes – comfortable, quick-dry fabrics appropriate for the weather
  • Athletic shoes 
  • Hat
  • Water bottles or hydration pack - at least 2 liters (no glass)
  • Personal items: toiletries, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, personal medications, etc.
  • Pack to carry your items

What RecSports Provides
  • Transportation 
  • Park access
  • Lunch
  • All group gear

Cancellations and Refunds
  • Cancellation Date: Friday, March 1 by 5:00pm. No refunds will be given after this date.
  • Refunds will be issued, minus a $10 administrative fee for those participants who cancel by 5:00pm on the cancellation date.
  • Click here to learn more about Adventure Trip policies. 

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