West Georgia Outdoors (WGO) offers various guided adventure trips throughout each semester that provide students, faculty and staff with outdoor recreational experiences that focus on adventure, challenge and growth.

The University of West Georgia, based on guidance from the USG now and in the future, plans to open its campus for all employees and students for the Spring 2021 term. The information listed in UWG’s Return to Work Plan describes UWG’s method for bringing everyone back to campus in a safe and responsible manner. University Recreation has specifically outlined a detailed plan for maintaining patrons' safety throughout all facility operations and program offerings on our UREC Spring 2021 Operations page.

  • Adventure Trips

    Day Hike at Historic Banning Mills

    Join WGO for a day enjoying the beautiful scenery that the Historic Banning Mills provides on a beginner-friendly day hike.

    Trip Information

    Date of Trip: February 27

    Students: $10

    Faculty/Staff: $12

    Greenbelt Bike Ride

    Enjoy the breeze in your hair with a peaceful and fun bike ride on the Greenbelt around Carrollton. Bikes will be provided by WGO but you can also bring your own.

    Trip Information

    Date of Trip: March 27

    Students: $5

    Faculty/Staff: $7

    Sunset Paddle at John Tanner

    There's nothing like being surrounded by the serenity of being on the water while taking in the gorgeous sunset. Join WGO for an evening of pure relaxation at John Tanner.

    Trip Information

    Date of Trip: April 10

    Student: $ 10

    Faculty/Staff: $12

    Register for all trips at myrec.westga.edu. For questions or concerns, please email wgo@westga.edu.

  • Do-It-Yourself Trips

    Our WGO staff has created step-by-step PDF resources that highlight a specific outdoor activity and exactly what you will need to go on your own adventure.

    • Greenbelt
    • Chinnabee Silent Trail (PDF coming soon)
    • Smith Mountain Fire Towel Trail (PDF coming soon)
    • Table Rock Trail (PDF coming soon)
    • Cane Creek Trail - Overnight (PDF coming soon)
    • Bennetts Creek Trail - Canoe (PDF coming soon)
    • Blankets Creek Trail - Mountain Bike (PDF coming soon)

    Stop by our WGO Rental Center and our staff will be happy to help you plan your own adventure and answer any questions you may have. You can also email wgo@westga.edu.

  • WGO Special Events

    WGO Expo

    Join WGO for a day filled with adventure tips, gear demos, and resources to get you set for anything outdoors.

    Event Information

    Date: Jan. 20, 2021

    Time: 3-6 p.m. (drop-by)

    Location: Campus Center Back Patio/Ballroom

    For more information, please email wgo@westga.edu.

    Campus Campout

    Join WGO, Housing & Residential Life, & the Center for Student Involvement for an evening introduction to camping while enjoying a hit movie on the big screen.

    Event Information

    Date: March 2

    Location: Love Valley

    Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

    For more information, please email wgo@westga.edu.

Spring 2021 WGO Rentals/Trip Operations

  • Occupancy limits for West Georgia Outdoors are limited to 4 people including staff in the lobby with only 1 patron/group allowed in the equipment area at a time
  • Trip schedule will focus on day trips and campus events; student transportation will not be provided until further notice - the exception to this is bicycle transportation

For more information, email wgo@westga.edu.