IU Outdoor Adventures

Your guide to outdoor recreation in Bloomington and beyond

For more than 40 years, IU Outdoor Adventures (IUOA) has provided the best in outdoor recreation to Indiana University. Since its founding in 1972 as a Union Board committee, IUOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in trips, workshops, and other activities that foster a love of the outdoors.

IU Outdoors Event Series

Whether you’re looking to pick up a new hobby or seeking a relaxing workout in Bloomington’s natural scenery, IU Outdoor Adventures has safe and active events for you to explore!
Register and join us these events on the IU Outdoor Adventures Events Calendar to go on an outdoor adventure in and around Bloomington. 

Various meeting locations and activity details will be emailed after registration.
All events run 4:45-6PM. Meeting locations vary for in-person events

Learn more about skill development offerings from IU Outdoor Adventures.

Gear up

IUOA’s gear shop, located in Eigenmann Hall, has everything you need for a successful outdoor adventure. Rent or buy gear and equipment for camping, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, and more.

Please note: Open hours for gear rental are temporarily suspended. 

Rent or buy outdoor gear
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