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University Recreation playfields and outdoor spaces are currently closed due to poor air quality.  At this time, the air quality is currently in the unhealthy range. If you have outdoor activities planned, please seek indoor alternatives until the air quality improves. 

Outdoor Recreation

Introducing Cougars to the wild since 1971!

WSU's Outdoor Recreation Center promotes self-efficacy, leadership development, positive interpersonal relationships, and environmental stewardship by providing a wide range of opportunities for students and community members to experience the outdoors.

The ORC's team of professional staff manage the Rental Shop, WSU-Fix It Bike Shop, Coug Bikes Program, Outdoor Programs (trips, classes, clinics), Challenge Program, Climbing Wall (located in Student Recreation Center) and Climbing Programs, customized UREC for You Adventure Programs, and several annual special events. In addition to providing access to knowledgeable staff, the ORC houses a Resource Center with guidebooks and maps to help you plan your own adventure. No more delay - get outside and play!

Location & Contact Information

The Outdoor Recreation Center is located across from the Student Recreation Center on North Fairway Drive. For questions regarding equipment and trips, call 509.335.1892.