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Touch of Nature Canoeists

Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center is your outdoor recreation and environmental center. Membership is a great way to stay connected while helping us sustain our efforts in bringing high-quality programs, camps, festivals and experiences to SIU and all of Southern Illinois. Memberships help support student staff, grounds and facility maintenance, programs, events, camps, and retreats.

Mountain Bike Trail Memberships

  • Trailhead Annual Parking Pass - $40 donation
  • An annual parking pass is included in any of the below Membership packages
  • Lifetime Members receive a Lifetime Parking Pass
  • Day passes can be submitted at the trailhead parking lot


Becoming a member or Renewing your membership with Touch of Nature is a great way to support the Center while enjoying exclusive discounts, members-only events and more.

Membership Benefits

Depending on which membership level you select, members receive:

    * Discounts only apply to programs and lodging, not food.  

Member-Only Events 

Members receive VIP seating at the Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27.

Members Only Dinner and Paddle 
Friday, September 9