Calendar of Events

All Events

June 2016

Jun 30 End Date

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Want to learn or improve your Archery skills? There will be a free Archery clinic every Thursday in June and July at LBJ State Park Baseball field. Archery Equipment will be provided by the Park to use for this clinic.

July 2016

Jul 1 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 1 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Jul 1 End Date

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come birding with us!
Jul 1 End Date

July 4th Holiday

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping will be available the nights of July 1-3.
Jul 1 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
Jul 1 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 1 End Date

Painting the Prairie

Tyler State Park
Arts in the Parks
Jul 1 End Date

Digital Scavenger Hunt!

Bastrop State Park
Come one! Come all! Jump into July with a Digital Scavenger Hunt at Bastrop State Park!
Jul 1 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Jul 1 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Jul 1 End Date

Wildlife Habitat Management Workshop

Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area
Free habitat management workshop on the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area.
Jul 1 End Date

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Jul 1 End Date

Home Improvement: Beaver Pond Walk

Tyler State Park
Let's investigate the beaver pond and find out who lives above and below the water!
Jul 1 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jul 1 End Date

Smart Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out how to combine technology and the great outdoors!
Jul 1 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Jul 1 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jul 1 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 1 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Jul 1 End Date

Nighttime is the Right Time

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided mile hike as the day shift ends and the night shift begins!
Jul 1 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*
Jul 1 End Date

Frog and Toad Watch

Lockhart State Park
Discover the frogs and toads that call Lockhart State Park home!
Jul 1 End Date

Lantern-lit Tour of Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Take a tour of Penn Farm by lantern light!
Jul 1 End Date

Campfire Scary Stories

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for scary stories around a campfire.
Jul 2 End Date

Patriotic Pups Parade (dog hike) – dress in your red, white and blue!

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come out to the park for a 4th of July celebration hike ~ This is a fun, dog-friendly hike on the Agave Loop Trail sure to be a tail-waggin' good time!
Jul 2 End Date

Morning Bird Walk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us in looking for some of our flying, feathered friends.
Jul 2 End Date

Hike into the Past

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 2 End Date

Yoga in the Park - by Dare to Dream Yoga

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy a relaxing yoga session surrounded by the beauty of nature!
Jul 2 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Jul 2 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 2 End Date

Sauceda Nature Trail Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us for a morning hike on the Sauceda Nature Trail where we will find native plant and animal species, discuss the rich cultural heritage of Big Bend Ranch, and take in spectacular views of the unique Chihuahuan Desert landscape!
Jul 2 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Jul 2 End Date

Ascension Shelter Tour

Devils River State Natural Area
Hike down into the Ascension Shelter to view rock art.
Jul 2 End Date

Independence Day Bike Parade

Inks Lake State Park
Join us in celebration of our nation's birthday as we go through the park as patriotic as we can!
Jul 2 End Date

Discovery Walk: Peninsula

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Jul 2 End Date

Geocaching 101

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Become a modern day treasure hunter!
Jul 2 End Date

Archery Clinic: Let Freedom Fly!

Mission Tejas State Park
Archers ready…Aim…Fire! Are you thinking about taking up archery but want to try it first? Are you looking for a fun outdoor activity? Well here is your chance to make your mark!
Jul 2 End Date

Wildflower Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided hike all about wildflowers!
Jul 2 End Date

"E-Rock Dog Walk" and Hill Country SPCA Pet Adoption Day

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Are you in the market for a new best friend? Join staff at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and the Hill Country SPCA for an opportunity to check out some adoptable pets in need of a good home. This should be a great opportunity to learn about pet care and etiquette in our state parks.
Jul 2 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Jul 2 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jul 2 End Date

Bird Blind Beauties

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come down to the bird blind and see some of the beautiful spring migrants and year-round feathered residents of Pedernales Falls. One of our volunteer bird blind attendants can help you with bird IDs and/or loaner binoculars.
Jul 2 End Date

July 4th Bicycle Parade

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your bike, trike, strollers and wagons for a Patriotic Parade around the Park
Jul 2 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Find out what the sport of Geocaching is all about. A sport for all ages!
Jul 2 End Date

Spider Assassins

Buescher State Park
Mud daubers. You see them everywhere. They freak you out. Come learn how they may just be your new favorite ally!
Jul 2 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 2 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 2 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 2 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 2 End Date

Archery 101

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow.
Jul 2 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Jul 2 End Date

Zombie Hike

Village Creek State Park
Can you survive a zombie attack? Come find out if you are a survivor during this family friendly activity about what you need to survive.
Jul 2 End Date

Backyard Bass

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn to cast playing Backyard Bass!
Jul 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Jul 2 End Date

Geocaching 101

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt.
Jul 2 End Date

How Parks Saved the Country

Bastrop State Park
Join us for morning of discovery as we jump into a time machine and explore how the Civilian Conservation Corps influenced the lives of people across the country!
Jul 2 End Date

Explore a Forgotten County Road

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 2 End Date

Quit bugging out!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn all about bugs!
Jul 2 End Date

All About Alligators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have questions about these scaly and mysterious creatures? Get them answered here!
Jul 2 End Date

Fire is Living History

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration
Jul 2 End Date

4th of July Bicycle Parade!

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Have you ever been in a parade? Join us and experience the excitement of being in a parade!!
Jul 2 End Date

Island Survivor

Galveston Island State Park
Game of life and death in paradise for beach safety.
Jul 2 End Date

Pizza & Trap Ball (THIS EVENT IS FULL)

Garner State Park
Take a step back in time by making your own pizza the old-fashioned way - with a dutch oven! While waiting for the crust to rise, join us in a fun game of trap ball!
Jul 2 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jul 2 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
Jul 2 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 2 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring the kids out to Palo Duro Canyon to become junior rangers! They will learn about the park, its resources and why it is so important to be stewards of our natural places. They will then have the opportunity to participate in a mini service project. When completed, they will earn a custom sleeve patch!
Jul 2 End Date

Art in the Park

Village Creek State Park
It's hot out there! Come join us in the Nature Center to take advantage of the cool air and create a nature-inspired masterpiece. Supplies will be provided and you get to take your work of art home with you to remind you of your visit to the park. You can even enter your artwork in the 2016 "Get to Know" art contest.
Jul 2 End Date

Water Color for Kids

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Water coloring for kids ages 6-12
Jul 2 End Date

Historic Games: Trap Ball

Tyler State Park
Discover the game that was popular before baseball
Jul 2 End Date

Nature Walk on Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Explore the nature and history found on Penn Farm!
Jul 2 End Date

What's in the Water-Summer Series

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger down at Trammell's Crossing to learn all about the Pedernales River! Each of these programs will cover different topics about the river. We will examine the power of water, creatures in the water, and how rivers are formed just to name a few. Warning! You may get splashed!
Jul 2 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Jul 2 End Date

How to Start a Campfire Without Matches

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Start with a spark and end up with a campfire. Do it without matches the old-fashioned way.
Jul 2 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
See and touch animal skins and skulls!
Jul 2 End Date

Chainsaws and Wildflowers

Eisenhower State Park
Watch a live chainsaw demonstration and create a craft inspired by native wildflowers! We'll be learning how the park protects its prairie habitats.
Jul 2 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Jul 2 End Date

Surprise in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for an adventure!
Jul 2 End Date

What's Your Sign? Tour the only Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Sign Shop!

Bastrop State Park
Ever wonder where those iconic brown and yellow signs come from? Meet the man behind the signs, Ranger Willie! Tour the Historic Sign Shop at Bastrop State Park and even paint a sign that will be installed somewhere in a state park, natural area, or fishery in Texas!
Jul 2 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered. There will be two tours on this day, at 3:30pm and 5:00pm.
Jul 2 End Date

A Historic Game of Trap Ball

Meridian State Park
Come one come all for a friendly historic game of trap ball!
Jul 2 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered. There will be two tours on this day, at 3:30pm & 5:00pm.
Jul 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Activities

Cedar Hill State Park
Earn bragging rights at Cedar Hill State Park!
Jul 2 End Date

Art and the Prairie Invaders

Cedar Hill State Park
Let nature inspire your art!
Jul 2 End Date

Program by the Fort Davis National Historic Site

Davis Mountains State Park
Each Saturday at 7pm at the Amphitheater, the rangers of the Historic Fort Davis bring the stories of west Texas history alive right here at the Davis Mountains State Park!
Jul 2 End Date

Stories and S'mores

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us around the campfire for some delicious treats and stories. If you have a great story, we want to hear yours too!
Jul 2 End Date

Nighttime is the Right Time

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided mile hike as the day shift ends and the night shift begins!
Jul 2 End Date

Bushcraft Plant Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Can I eat this plant???
Jul 2 End Date

Moonlight Paddle to Devil's Waterhole

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the lake from on the water once the sun goes down and the stars come out.
Jul 2 End Date

Night Hike - 8:30 pm

South Llano River State Park
Experience the park after dark!
Jul 2 End Date

Owl Power: Into the Darkness

Mission Tejas State Park
Have you ever wondered how owls survive in the dark? Let’s try to beat the summer heat with an educational PowerPoint presentation.
Jul 2 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
The StarWalk starts with a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. Sun Fun, solar observing, 5:00 p.m. StarWalk 8:30 p.m.
Jul 2 End Date

A Froggin’ We Will Go

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a toad-a-ly frog-astic good time!
Jul 2 End Date

The Stars of Garner State Park

Garner State Park
Join us for an exciting night of astronomy!
Jul 2 End Date

Hike and a Movie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 2 End Date

Nearly New Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join the park interpreter at the Lone Star Interpretive Theater for a guided hike on one of the darkest nights of the month.
Jul 2 End Date

The Park After Dark

Eisenhower State Park
What's going bump in the night? Learn about the wildlife that comes out after the sun goes down.
Jul 3 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 3 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 3 End Date

Casting Call...

Village Creek State Park
Join park ranger, Russell, and learn how to cast for fish. Then, practice your casting skills and test your knowledge of Texas freshwater fish, bag limits, and length limits by playing a fun game of Backyard Bass.
Jul 3 End Date

Critters of East Texas

Lake Livingston State Park
Explore the diversity of local mammals and reptiles.
Jul 3 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 3 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jul 3 End Date

Birds!! Habitat and Migration/Birding Basics

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Wow! Did you see that bird? What was that? Answer these questions and more at this program!
Jul 3 End Date

Prickly Pear Appreciation Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
The Prickly Pear cactus has made a bad day for many, but to some it is a delicious treat, a kitchen staple, and the pride of many artists in the Southwest and around the world. Join us as we pay homage to the prickly pear with cooking demonstrations and an opportunity to artistically appreciate this plant.
Jul 3 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 3 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 3 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 3 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jul 3 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jul 3 End Date

Geocache Hike and Learn

Mission Tejas State Park
Let's hike and learn all about geocaching, treasure hunting with technology.
Jul 3 End Date

Wild Photography Walk

Tyler State Park
Discover the art of nature through your viewfinder.
Jul 3 End Date

Japanese Fish Printing - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
Learn Gyotaku, the art of fish printing!
Jul 3 End Date

Fishing 101

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Tips, tricks, and training for beginning anglers!
Jul 3 End Date

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Jul 3 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Jul 3 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 3 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 3 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jul 3 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 3 End Date

Historic Games: Trap Ball

Tyler State Park
Discover the game that was popular before baseball
Jul 3 End Date

Fire is Living History

Mission Tejas State Park
Have you ever wondered how different cultures used fire in their daily fight to survive?
Jul 3 End Date

Penn Farm Tour with Lucinda

Cedar Hill State Park
Take a tour of historic Penn Farm!
Jul 3 End Date

Guided Canoeing Tour / Canoeing Basics

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Take a trip on the lake and up a cove to see how the wild side of Cooper Lake lives. Be sure to bring sun screen.
Jul 3 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you can build a sand castle?
Jul 3 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get to know your park by joining us for our weekly craft-ernoon!
Jul 3 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Try this high-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 3 End Date

Butter Churning

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn to churn butter the old fashioned way!
Jul 3 End Date

CCC - Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Mission Tejas State Park
Who built this park and why? Learn about the young men responsible for this park’s creation and their lasting legacy.
Jul 3 End Date

Patriotic Paddle Parade

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take an evening patriotic cruise along the shores of Martin Creek Lake State Park
Jul 3 End Date

July 3rd Stargazing at Hueco Tanks!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a Star Party this Fourth of July Weekend.
Jul 3 End Date

Fireworks on Skyline Drive!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the park for a unique firework experience! Drive up to the top of Skyline Drive and watch the Fort Davis July 4th show from above. Staff will be directing parking on Skyline Drive. Cost for guests who are coming to the park just for the fireworks is $3/carload; no additional fee for campground guests.
Jul 4 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 4 End Date

Fishing on the Fourth

Lockhart State Park
Come fish with us this 4th of July! All ages and abilities are welcome! Drop in any time between 9-11:30am.
Jul 4 End Date

4th of July Campground Parade! - 9:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Bring your dog, your bike, or yourself and join us on our first ever 4th of July patriotic parade!
Jul 4 End Date

Geocaching on the 4th of July

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Jul 4 End Date

Fish Printing

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick Arts in the Parks program. Take-home craft.
Jul 4 End Date

July 4th at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us as we celebrate Independence Day (July 4th) the old fashioned way at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.
Jul 4 End Date

"Mommy and Me" Mondays

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Moms (and Dads) spend the morning exploring the park with your little one!
Jul 4 End Date

Art in the Park

Cedar Hill State Park
Let nature inspire your art!
Jul 4 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and Scat!

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about some of the critters that call North Texas home!
Jul 4 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you can build a sand castle?
Jul 4 End Date

Nature Walk on Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Discover the nature and history of Penn Farm!
Jul 4 End Date

Fireworks at the Fishery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
One of the biggest fireworks display in East Texas will light up the skies over TFFC and adjacent Lake Athens. Gates open at 5:00pm. Free admission and free fishing until 8:30pm.
Jul 5 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jul 5 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Jul 5 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.
Jul 6 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 6 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 6 End Date

Rojo Grande/Sunflower Trail Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
A family-friendly hiking experience awaits you on the Rojo Grande and Sunflower trails. This easy, two-mile hike will give you an opportunity to experience Palo Duro Canyon from the bottom up, all while learning about the park’s plants, wildlife and history.
Jul 6 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 6 End Date

Animal Tracker

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Looking for an animal encounter while visiting the park? We will learn how to read their signs.
Jul 6 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Jul 7 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 7 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (*WEATHER PERMITTING*)
Jul 7 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 7 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Jul 7 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Jul 7 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jul 7 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Jul 7 End Date

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Want to learn or improve your Archery skills? There will be a free Archery clinic every Thursday in June and July at LBJ State Park Baseball field. Archery Equipment will be provided by the Park to use for this clinic.
Jul 8 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 8 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Jul 8 End Date

Tales & Trails

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring the little ones out to hear a hilarious story of the Old West, then take a half-mile hike on the Pioneer Nature Trail with the park interpreter. This hike is aimed at toddlers and young kids, but anyone who is young at heart is welcome!
Jul 8 End Date

Friday Morning Story Time: The Giving Tree

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for story time at the "Reading Tree."
Jul 8 End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

Seagoville, TX - John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 8 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 8 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Jul 8 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Jul 8 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Jul 8 End Date

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Jul 8 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jul 8 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
Jul 8 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Jul 8 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jul 8 End Date

Smart Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out how to combine technology and the great outdoors!
Jul 8 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Jul 8 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're back with a Star Party. Come join Enchanted Rock Staff and members of the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of stargazing.
Jul 8 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Jul 8 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jul 8 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 8 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Jul 8 End Date

Nighttime is the Right Time

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided mile hike as the day shift ends and the night shift begins!
Jul 8 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Jul 8 End Date

Along Came a Spider

Eisenhower State Park
Arachnophobia? Often we fear what we don't understand. Come learn a little something!
Jul 8 End Date

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore McKinney Falls at night!
Jul 8 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come out to the park for some stargazing.
Jul 9 End Date

Nature Walk Trail Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Great for families with small children; learn plant identification and visit the bird blind for some nature viewing. Excellent educational opportunity!
Jul 9 End Date

Canyon Birding Walk

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Whether this is your first time birding or you’ve been doing it for decades, come out to Palo Duro Canyon to experience and learn about some of our beautiful wild birds. Join park staff on this easy walk as we explore the amazing variety of birds that live in and visit the canyon.
Jul 9 End Date

Bird Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Look and listen for birds on this leisurely walk!
Jul 9 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Jul 9 End Date

Hike into the Past

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 9 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Jul 9 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 9 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 9 End Date

Sauceda Nature Trail Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us for a morning hike on the Sauceda Nature Trail where we will find native plant and animal species, discuss the rich cultural heritage of Big Bend Ranch, and take in spectacular views of the unique Chihuahuan Desert landscape!
Jul 9 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Jul 9 End Date

Birding 101

Blanco State Park
Join a Master Naturalist for a morning of bird watching.
Jul 9 End Date

Bird Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Look and listen for birds in this leisurely walk!
Jul 9 End Date

Lost Pines Trail Crew!

Bastrop State Park
Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew! Together, we're continuing a legacy and giving the trails a little TLC! We'll teach you how to build a trail, how to stop the soil from eroding away, and other skills that you can even use at your own home!
Jul 9 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Jul 9 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jul 9 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Jul 9 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Jul 9 End Date

Hike Into History

Garner State Park
Join us on a guided hike along our newly-reclaimed "Old CCC Trail!"
Jul 9 End Date

Hike With A Homeless Dog

San Angelo State Park
Come out and take a short hike or walk with a homeless dog from Concho Valley PAWS.
Jul 9 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

San Antonio, TX - Southside Lions Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 9 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 9 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Jul 9 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Jul 9 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jul 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Join our Park Rangers to learn how to use a GPS unit to geocache.
Jul 9 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 9 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 9 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Jul 9 End Date

Nature Walk

Blanco State Park
A Discovery hike!
Jul 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring the kids out to Palo Duro Canyon to become junior rangers! They will learn about the park, its resources and why it is so important to be stewards of our natural places. They will then have the opportunity to participate in a mini service project. When completed, they will earn a custom sleeve patch!
Jul 9 End Date

Devil's Backbone Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Enjoy a guided hike along a gorgeous new trail.
Jul 9 End Date

One-hour Guided Paddling Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to get out on the water, but not sure where to start?
Jul 9 End Date

All About Alligators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have questions about these scaly and mysterious creatures? Get them answered here!
Jul 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Jul 9 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jul 9 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 9 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Jul 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a high-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 9 End Date

Digital Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Come one! Come all! Jump into July with a Digital Scavenger Hunt at Buescher State Park!
Jul 9 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 9 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 9 End Date

What's in the Water-Summer Series

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger down at Trammell's Crossing to learn all about the Pedernales River! Each of these programs will cover different topics about the river. We will examine the power of water, creatures in the water, and how rivers are formed just to name a few. Warning! You may get splashed!
Jul 9 End Date

En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside
Jul 9 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Jul 9 End Date

Surprise in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for an adventure!
Jul 9 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.
Jul 9 End Date

Learn to Cast With Backyard Bass

Lake Livingston State Park
Jul 9 End Date

Backyard Bass: Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass!
Jul 9 End Date

Nightscape Photography

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Spend a night under the stars at beautiful Enchanted Rock State Park while learning the foundations of composition and exposure for night photography.
Jul 9 End Date

Solar Viewing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Safely view the sun through a telescope
Jul 9 End Date

No Eyes, No Feet, No Hands, No Problem!

Mission Tejas State Park
Learn how nature’s recyclers Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle items in the park.
Jul 9 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Jul 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Adventure

Inks Lake State Park
A fun hike and a chance to learn stewardship from a park ranger.
Jul 9 End Date

Program by the Fort Davis National Historic Site

Davis Mountains State Park
Each Saturday at 7pm at the Amphitheater, the rangers of the Historic Fort Davis bring the stories of west Texas history alive right here at the Davis Mountains State Park!
Jul 9 End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Become a Nature Detective with this fun program!
Jul 9 End Date

Nighttime is the Right Time

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided mile hike as the day shift ends and the night shift begins!
Jul 9 End Date

Stories of the Stars

Mission Tejas State Park
There is more to the sky than meets the eye!
Jul 9 End Date

Cross Timbers Folklore, Stories & Tales

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Come listen to Native American stories, cowboy poetry, local folklore and just plain fun stories.
Jul 9 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association and Park staff for a night of stargazing!
Jul 9 End Date

Sunset Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Enjoy a relaxing hike, and watch the sunset over the lake!
Jul 9 End Date

Sunset Stroll

Bastrop State Park
Enjoy a sunset stroll on the old golf cart paths at Bastrop State Park!
Jul 9 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
Jul 9 End Date

Art in the Park-Paint The Park Day

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls is heating up for the summer! Come out and join us in the Butterfly Garden to take advantage of the beautiful garden scenery in the cool of the morning. Flowers, birds, butterflies, and more will provide your inspiration to create a masterpiece. Paint and paper will be provided but feel free to bring your own set! At the end, enter our 2016 "Get to Know" art contest!
Jul 10 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Jul 10 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Jul 10 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 10 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 10 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jul 10 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 10 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 10 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 10 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jul 10 End Date

Fishing 101

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Tips, tricks, and training for beginning anglers!
Jul 10 End Date

Who Calls These Woods Home - Nature Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
This forest is more than a scenic place for visitors, it is home to many life forms, waiting to be discovered.
Jul 10 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (recommended ages 10 and up)
Jul 10 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Jul 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 10 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 10 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 10 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jul 10 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 10 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get to know your park by joining us for our weekly craft-ernoon!
Jul 11 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 11 End Date

"Mommy and Me" Mondays

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Moms (and Dads) spend the morning exploring the park with your little one!
Jul 12 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Seagoville, TX - John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 12 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

Richardson, TX - ESC Region 10
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Jul 12 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jul 12 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Jul 13 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 13 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 13 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop-San Antonio

San Antonio, TX - San Antonio River Authority
Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit attending a Texas Aquatic Science Teacher workshop. Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. RSVP to johnnie.smith@tpwd.texas.gov to attend.
Jul 13 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 13 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.
Jul 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 13 End Date

Animal Tracker

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Looking for an animal encounter while visiting the park? We will learn how to read their signs.
Jul 13 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.
Jul 14 End Date

Adventures in Camping

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get those kids outside this summer with Goliad State Park's Adventures in Camping program! Over three days, kids will go fishing, shoot archery, cook over an open fire, and take part in many other awesome outdoor activities. On Friday evening, families are invited to camp out with their children with help from a ranger.
Jul 14 End Date

Poco Fest

Port O Connor, TX - Port O'Connor Community Center
The three-day music Festival coincides with the Poco Bueno® Fishing Tournament, boat parade and weigh-in.
Jul 14 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 14 End Date

Lower Comanche Trail Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Explore the flora, fauna, geology and history of Palo Duro Canyon on this easy 1.5 mile hike. This hike will last between 1 and 1.5 hours.
Jul 14 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 14 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Jul 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn how to get started searching for hidden treasures around the world while getting outside! A ranger with years of experience will teach you what you need to know including how to use a GPS, and how to create your own cache. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Jul 14 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Jul 14 End Date

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Jul 14 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jul 14 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Jul 14 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 2:30 pm

South Llano River State Park
Get hooked on this high-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 14 End Date

Reading with a Ranger - Bats!

Blanco State Park
Join us for an after school nature reading program at the Blanco Library.
Jul 14 End Date

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Want to learn or improve your Archery skills? There will be a free Archery clinic every Thursday in June and July at LBJ State Park Baseball field. Archery Equipment will be provided by the Park to use for this clinic.
Jul 15 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 15 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Seagoville, TX - John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Training to conduct the Suite of WILD workshops - prerequisite required
Jul 15 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Jul 15 End Date

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come birding with us!
Jul 15 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 15 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Jul 15 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (recommended ages 10 and up)
Jul 15 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Jul 15 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jul 15 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Jul 15 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jul 15 End Date

Smart Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out how to combine technology and the great outdoors!
Jul 15 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Jul 15 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Jul 15 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jul 15 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 15 End Date

Nighttime is the Right Time

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided mile hike as the day shift ends and the night shift begins!
Jul 15 End Date

Ladies Only Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join a local Master Naturalist on this easy 1 mile hike on the Sunflower Trail. This hike for women only will give you the opportunity to learn about the canyon’s history from a female perspective.
Jul 15 End Date

Moonwalking to the Yellow Trail Summit

Inks Lake State Park
We are going to summit the yellow trail under the light of the moon!
Jul 15 End Date

Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
Jul 15 End Date

Blanco Bat Count

Blanco State Park
Help us count bats!
Jul 15 End Date

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore McKinney Falls at night!
Jul 16 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Jul 16 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Jul 16 End Date

Flying Feathered Friends

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all bird watchers!
Jul 16 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Jul 16 End Date

Hueco Tanks Junior Ranger Day!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A day for the Junior Rangers in Hueco Tanks. All children attendees will earn their own patch!
Jul 16 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 16 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 16 End Date

Sauceda Nature Trail Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us for a morning hike on the Sauceda Nature Trail where we will find native plant and animal species, discuss the rich cultural heritage of Big Bend Ranch, and take in spectacular views of the unique Chihuahuan Desert landscape!
Jul 16 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Jul 16 End Date

Overlook Trail Hike - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Get a great view of the park and surrounding valley before the day heats up!
Jul 16 End Date

Map & Compass Basics

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jul 16 End Date

Geocaching Color Race

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come learn the basics of geocaching with a competitive twist! Can you make it to each animal color station before the other teams? Please email wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov to register.
Jul 16 End Date

Ascension Shelter Tour

Devils River State Natural Area
Hike down into the Ascension Shelter to view rock art.
Jul 16 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Jul 16 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (*WEATHER PERMITTING*)
Jul 16 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 16 End Date

Kayak with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!
Jul 16 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Temple, TX - Blackland Research Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 16 End Date

Red Star Ridge Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Have you ever wanted to see the Lighthouse, but haven’t quite made it all the way out to it yet? Join the park interpreter on this guided 2 mile hike to Red Star Ridge, one of the best views of the famous formation in the park. This hike has terrain that ranges from easy to moderate.
Jul 16 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Lockhart State Park
Will you survive?
Jul 16 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jul 16 End Date

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Archery is one of the safest outdoor activities and here is your chance to learn this wonderful outdoor skill at Guadalupe River State Park.
Jul 16 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 16 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 16 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 16 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
Jul 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Jul 16 End Date

Geocaching 101

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt.
Jul 16 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking - Ice Cream Making

Inks Lake State Park
Ice cream? Dutch Oven? No joke, come check it out!
Jul 16 End Date

Youth Angler Day

Copper Breaks State Park
July 16, 2016 Fishing for children through age 13. Short program on safety and fish identification, followed by a youth fishing tournament.
Jul 16 End Date

Life in the Civilian Conservation Corps - Walking Tour

Buescher State Park
Explore the lives of the men enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps and how their hard work and dedication can still be seen today at Buescher State Park.
Jul 16 End Date

Vanishing Prairie Guided Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Hike on our gorgeous Vanishing Prairie trail, with a park ranger as your guide!
Jul 16 End Date

All About Alligators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have questions about these scaly and mysterious creatures? Get them answered here!
Jul 16 End Date

Island Survivor

Galveston Island State Park
Game of life and death in paradise for beach safety.
Jul 16 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jul 16 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
Jul 16 End Date

Rock-n-Art!

Garner State Park
Join us in learning geology through art! (ages 7+)
Jul 16 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 16 End Date

Bark Ranger Workshop-Water Dogs

Pedernales Falls State Park
Bring your canine friend to learn their Bark Ranger Skills! After the brief workshop, we will head out on the trail for a short hike down to the river to swim. Participants will receive a Bark Ranger Workshop tag to show off! Registration is required for this event. To register, please email: wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov
Jul 16 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 16 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Jul 16 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
See and touch animal skins and skulls!
Jul 16 End Date

Surprise in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for an adventure!
Jul 16 End Date

What's Your Sign? Tour the only Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Sign Shop!

Bastrop State Park
Ever wonder where those iconic brown and yellow signs come from? Meet the man behind the signs, Ranger Willie! Tour the Historic Sign Shop at Bastrop State Park and even paint a sign that will be installed somewhere in a state park, natural area, or fishery in Texas!
Jul 16 End Date

Geocaching 101

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Interested in geocaching, but don't know how to get started?
Jul 16 End Date

Nature Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who left that track?
Jul 16 End Date

Hike A Historic Path of Wealth, Opportunity, and Adventure

Mission Tejas State Park
Join a park ranger in a discussion of the importance of paths then set out on a hiking adventure of our own down the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas.
Jul 16 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Jul 16 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Jul 16 End Date

Program by the Fort Davis National Historic Site

Davis Mountains State Park
Each Saturday at 7pm at the Amphitheater, the rangers of the Historic Fort Davis bring the stories of west Texas history alive right here at the Davis Mountains State Park!
Jul 16 End Date

Kids Movie Night: A Bug's Life

Mission Tejas State Park
Let’s try to beat the summer heat with movie night in the park.
Jul 16 End Date

Nighttime is the Right Time

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided mile hike as the day shift ends and the night shift begins!
Jul 16 End Date

Moonlight Paddle to Devil's Waterhole

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the lake from on the water once the sun goes down and the stars come out.
Jul 16 End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
Jul 16 End Date

Art in the Park - Campfire Poetry Slam

McKinney Falls State Park
Nature is full of poetry!
Jul 16 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Guadalupe River State Park
After the sun sets, not everyone goes to bed.
Jul 16 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
Jul 16 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Can you see what lurks in the night?
Jul 17 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 17 End Date

Bicycle Maintenance 101

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Want to pick up mountain biking? Learn how to care for your bike!
Jul 17 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 17 End Date

"Women Only" Hike to the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
This hike will be led by a Texas Master Naturalist that will cover cultural and natural history of Enchanted Rock. This hike is for "Women Only". Led by one of our star Naturalists.
Jul 17 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 17 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jul 17 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 17 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 17 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
Jul 17 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 17 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jul 17 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jul 17 End Date

Fishing 101

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Tips, tricks, and training for beginning anglers!
Jul 17 End Date

Stories of The People of The Park

Mission Tejas State Park
Meet at the Mission and prepare to step back in time hearing the story of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas and the people associated with it.
Jul 17 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger - 10:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Come fishing with us!
Jul 17 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Jul 17 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 17 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 17 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 17 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jul 17 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 17 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get to know your park by joining us for our weekly craft-ernoon!
Jul 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 18 End Date

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Let’s hang out together on one Monday morning a month. Meet other "birding buddies" and spot our fine feathered friends as they stay or migrate to and from the hill country.
Jul 19 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jul 19 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Jul 20 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 20 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 20 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 20 End Date

Animal Tracker

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Looking for an animal encounter while visiting the park? We will learn how to read their signs.
Jul 20 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Jul 21 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 21 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Jul 21 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered. There will be two tours on this day, at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Jul 21 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jul 21 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Jul 21 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered. There will be two tours on this day, at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Jul 21 End Date

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Want to learn or improve your Archery skills? There will be a free Archery clinic every Thursday in June and July at LBJ State Park Baseball field. Archery Equipment will be provided by the Park to use for this clinic.
Jul 22 End Date

Women's Hike to West Cottonwood Springs

Franklin Mountains State Park
This is a great opportunity for females of all ages who may feel some apprehension or fear about the activity of hiking. Join in on the fellowship and camaraderie of an all female group, learning the basics about safety and hiking in the desert. Join us for a guided hike along a scenic trail through canyons up to the spring and a grove of Cottonwood and Choke Cherry Trees - Moderate/Difficult hike.
Jul 22 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 22 End Date

Primitive Hunting Demo at Hueco Tanks!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Learn about primitive forms of hunting from before the age of firearms!
Jul 22 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Jul 22 End Date

Friday Morning Story Time: Stellaluna

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for story time at the "Reading Tree."
Jul 22 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 22 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Jul 22 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Jul 22 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jul 22 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jul 22 End Date

Smart Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out how to combine technology and the great outdoors!
Jul 22 End Date

Discovery Walk: Peninsula

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Jul 22 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Jul 22 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jul 22 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 22 End Date

Paseo del Rio Nature Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join the park interpreter for an easy 1.5 mile hike on the Paseo del Rio trail. Learn about the river that formed Palo Duro Canyon, visit the historic cowboy dugout and experience the flora, fauna and geology of the canyon.
Jul 22 End Date

Nighttime is the Right Time

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided mile hike as the day shift ends and the night shift begins!
Jul 22 End Date

Friday Night Frog Talk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Find out who's croaking in your pond!
Jul 22 End Date

Sunset Paddling

Inks Lake State Park
A quick jaunt to Devil's Waterhole and back to watch the sun set
Jul 22 End Date

Canyon Wildlife Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon is full of interesting wildlife! Come learn about the creatures that live here, and have a chance to experience skins, skulls and other specimens first hand. This program begins shortly after the end of the Paseo del Rio Nature Hike.
Jul 23 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Jul 23 End Date

Copper Prospect Mine Tour (Limited to 20 participants)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's head underground to explore some of the hidden secrets of the Franklin Mountains!
Jul 23 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 23 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 23 End Date

Sauceda Nature Trail Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us for a morning hike on the Sauceda Nature Trail where we will find native plant and animal species, discuss the rich cultural heritage of Big Bend Ranch, and take in spectacular views of the unique Chihuahuan Desert landscape!
Jul 23 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Jul 23 End Date

Canines & Campers: Camping Safety

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Bring your pup for a great hike, and a talk about basic pet first aid!
Jul 23 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Jul 23 End Date

Intro to Archery

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to shoot like Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen!
Jul 23 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Jul 23 End Date

iNaturalist Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Attention Citizen Scientists! iNaturalist is a great way to explore and catalog the amazing plant and animal life that surrounds us. Join the park interpreter to learn how to use the iNaturalist app, then take a hike on the beautiful Rojo Grande trail. The terrain on this trail is easy, and the hike will be approximately 1 to 1.5 miles in length.
Jul 23 End Date

Animal Signs

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jul 23 End Date

The Life and Death of a Star!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the life cycle of stars and see the sun through a telescope in this interactive program.
Jul 23 End Date

Art in the Park - Painting in the Park

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for some nature-inspired painting projects!
Jul 23 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jul 23 End Date

Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Some of the best times camping happen around the camp kitchen. Learn how to cook in a Camp Dutch Oven and grab a recipe or two from the cook!
Jul 23 End Date

River Critters

Guadalupe River State Park
Be sure to dress to get wet as we will get in the water!
Jul 23 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 23 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 23 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 23 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Jul 23 End Date

One-hour Guided Paddling Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to get out on the water, but not sure where to start?
Jul 23 End Date

Shoreline Kayaking Tour

Eisenhower State Park
See the park's magnificent rocky bluffs from the water on a guided kayaking tour.
Jul 23 End Date

All About Alligators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have questions about these scaly and mysterious creatures? Get them answered here!
Jul 23 End Date

Phases of the Moon.

Learn about the different phases of the moon and why the moon appears to disappear and reappear each month in this interactive activity.
Jul 23 End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Come try your hand at casting a fishing pole!
Jul 23 End Date

River Rangers! - 11:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Let's see if the river is healthy!
Jul 23 End Date

Nature Journal Writing

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Love being outside? Interested in writing?
Jul 23 End Date

Island Survivor

Galveston Island State Park
Game of life and death in paradise for beach safety.
Jul 23 End Date

Create you own planisphere!

Lake Livingston State Park
Create your own planisphere, which is a map of the night sky that you can adjust for any date and time!
Jul 23 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jul 23 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 23 End Date

Colors of the Wind Watercolor

Lockhart State Park
Learn to paint with all the colors of the wind at Lockhart State Park!
Jul 23 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 23 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 23 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 23 End Date

What's in the Water-Summer Series

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger down at Trammell's Crossing to learn all about the Pedernales River! Each of these programs will cover different topics about the river. We will examine the power of water, creatures in the water, and how rivers are formed just to name a few. Warning! You may get splashed!
Jul 23 End Date

NATURE IN WATERCOLOR

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
How do you interpret nature? Everyone is different and anyone can paint with watercolors. Find your wild side!
Jul 23 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild?
Jul 23 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Jul 23 End Date

Surprise in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for an adventure!
Jul 23 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Try this high-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 23 End Date

Fire is Living History!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration!
Jul 23 End Date

Art in the Park: Gyotaku

Mission Tejas State Park
Get outdoors and allow your inner artistic abilities to roam free!
Jul 23 End Date

Basic Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What's that bird?
Jul 23 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Jul 23 End Date

Program by the Fort Davis National Historic Site

Davis Mountains State Park
Each Saturday at 7pm at the Amphitheater, the rangers of the Historic Fort Davis bring the stories of west Texas history alive right here at the Davis Mountains State Park!
Jul 23 End Date

Waning Gibbous Moon & Star Party

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us out at Hueco Tanks this July 23rd for a Star and Moon viewing party!
Jul 23 End Date

Nighttime is the Right Time

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided mile hike as the day shift ends and the night shift begins!
Jul 23 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Jul 23 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Jul 23 End Date

Fireflies and Fungi Night Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Let’s try and beat the summer heat by exploring the park after dark!
Jul 23 End Date

Bats of Texas

Guadalupe River State Park
Join Park Ranger Craig for a look at the world of Texas bats.
Jul 23 End Date

Trackmakers of Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 23 End Date

Art in the Park-Paint The Park Day

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls is heating up for the summer! Come out and join us in the Butterfly Garden to take advantage of the beautiful garden scenery in the cool of the morning. Flowers, birds, butterflies, and more will provide your inspiration to create a masterpiece. Paint and paper will be provided but feel free to bring your own set! At the end, enter our 2016 "Get to Know" art contest!
Jul 24 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Due to the popularity of our yoga tours, we will be offering two each month. This is the second one.
Jul 24 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 24 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 24 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 24 End Date

Birding 101 - 9 am

South Llano River State Park
Catch the birding bug!
Jul 24 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jul 24 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 24 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 24 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 24 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jul 24 End Date

Fishing 101

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Tips, tricks, and training for beginning anglers!
Jul 24 End Date

Surviving as A Settler

Mission Tejas State Park
No electricity? No grocery stores? No running water? How did they survive?
Jul 24 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Jul 24 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 24 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 24 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Corpus Christi, TX - TPWD - CCA Marine Development Center (hatchery)
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Jul 24 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 24 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jul 24 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 24 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get to know your park by joining us for our weekly craft-ernoon!
Jul 25 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 25 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Junction, TX - Texas Tech Outdoor School
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 25 End Date

"Mommy and Me" Mondays

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Moms (and Dads) spend the morning exploring the park with your little one!
Jul 26 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Junction, TX - Texas Tech - Junction Outdoor School
Training to conduct the Suite of WILD workshops - prerequisite required
Jul 26 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jul 26 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Jul 26 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.
Jul 27 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 27 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 27 End Date

We Can Take It! The CCC in Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Come learn the interesting history of the men who built Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Civilian Conservation Corps. There will be a brief presentation featuring history and pictures of the CCC structures in the park, followed by a hike down the CCC trail which was used by the CCC enrollees to get to their daily work sites.
Jul 27 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 27 End Date

Animal Tracker

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Looking for an animal encounter while visiting the park? We will learn how to read their signs.
Jul 28 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 28 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (*WEATHER PERMITTING*)
Jul 28 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 28 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Jul 28 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Jul 28 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jul 28 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Jul 28 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of our van. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the canyon, and have a chance to have your questions answered.
Jul 28 End Date

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Want to learn or improve your Archery skills? There will be a free Archery clinic every Thursday in June and July at LBJ State Park Baseball field. Archery Equipment will be provided by the Park to use for this clinic.
Jul 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 29 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Jul 29 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 29 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Jul 29 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Jul 29 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jul 29 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
Jul 29 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Jul 29 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jul 29 End Date

Smart Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out how to combine technology and the great outdoors!
Jul 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring the kids out to Palo Duro Canyon to become junior rangers! They will learn about the park, its resources and why it is so important to be stewards of our natural places. They will then have the opportunity to participate in a mini service project. When completed, they will earn a custom sleeve patch!
Jul 29 End Date

Backyard Bass: Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass!
Jul 29 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Jul 29 End Date

Hueco Tanks Family Campout!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Interested in learning some camping skills? Bring the family!
Jul 29 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Jul 29 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jul 29 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 29 End Date

Survival Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
What would you do if you found yourself lost in a wild place like Palo Duro Canyon? Join the park’s interpreter and intern to learn some of the skills you might need to survive in the wilderness. This hike will take place on the Lower Comanche Trail, a 1.5 mile hike on mostly easy terrain. Skills discussed will include the uses of plants as food and medicine, how to find drinkable water and firecraft.
Jul 29 End Date

Nighttime is the Right Time

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided mile hike as the day shift ends and the night shift begins!
Jul 29 End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Sample a delicious Dutch Oven Dessert!
Jul 29 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Jul 29 End Date

Campfire Scary Stories

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for scary stories around a campfire.
Jul 29 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Jul 30 End Date

Bat Bonanza! - 8:30 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out the truth about these flying mammals.
Jul 30 End Date

Hike into the Past

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 30 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 30 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 30 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Jul 30 End Date

Ascension Shelter Tour

Devils River State Natural Area
Hike down into the Ascension Shelter to view rock art.
Jul 30 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Jul 30 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (*WEATHER PERMITTING*)
Jul 30 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Jul 30 End Date

The Fast & The Furriest

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ever seen a fox fur? What about a deer pelt?
Jul 30 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jul 30 End Date

Bugs-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a morning of chasing six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers.
Jul 30 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 30 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 30 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 30 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 30 End Date

Archery 101

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow.
Jul 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Jul 30 End Date

How Parks Saved the Country

Bastrop State Park
Join us for morning of discovery as we jump into a time machine and explore how the Civilian Conservation Corps influenced the lives of people across the country!
Jul 30 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (recommended ages 10 and up)
Jul 30 End Date

Backyard Bass and Bait!

Mission Tejas State Park
Want to learn how to cast a fishing pole or identify the fish you caught? Then join us in a fun and educational game for all ages!
Jul 30 End Date

Colors of the Wind Watercolor - Art in the Park!

Buescher State Park
Learn to paint with all the colors of the wind at Buescher State Park! No experience required! Watercolors, paper, and brushes provided by the park. Program will be led by artist and Park Ranger, Kristen!
Jul 30 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Jul 30 End Date

All About Alligators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have questions about these scaly and mysterious creatures? Get them answered here!
Jul 30 End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn how to be a Nature Detective!
Jul 30 End Date

Island Survivor

Galveston Island State Park
Game of life and death in paradise for beach safety.
Jul 30 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jul 30 End Date

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Jul 30 End Date

'Make & Take' Arts and Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Jul 30 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 30 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 30 End Date

What's in the Water-Summer Series

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger down at Trammell's Crossing to learn all about the Pedernales River! Each of these programs will cover different topics about the river. We will examine the power of water, creatures in the water, and how rivers are formed just to name a few. Warning! You may get splashed!
Jul 30 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Jul 30 End Date

Arts and Nature

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Nature crafts
Jul 30 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Constellations, stars, planets, moons? See the night sky as never before. We will help you through this activity.
Jul 30 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
See and touch animal skins and skulls!
Jul 30 End Date

Surprise in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for an adventure!
Jul 30 End Date

Geocaching 101

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Interested in geocaching, but don't know how to get started?
Jul 30 End Date

Primitive Weapons Competition

Copper Breaks State Park
Compete for bragging rights with atlatl, bow and rabbit stick.
Jul 30 End Date

Knot on my watch

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Survival knot tying
Jul 30 End Date

Program by the Fort Davis National Historic Site

Davis Mountains State Park
Each Saturday at 7pm at the Amphitheater, the rangers of the Historic Fort Davis bring the stories of west Texas history alive right here at the Davis Mountains State Park!
Jul 30 End Date

Moth Night at Mother Neff State Park

Mother Neff State Park
Have fun with the Central Texas Master Naturalists and be a Citizen Scientist as part of National Moth Week.
Jul 30 End Date

Honey Creek at Night

Guadalupe River State Park
Bring a flashlight and sense of adventure as we go in search of nocturnal goings-on of owls and other critters.
Jul 30 End Date

The Stars of Garner State Park

Garner State Park
Join us for an exciting night of astronomy!
Jul 30 End Date

Geocaching After Dark

Inks Lake State Park
We will give you a fun nighttime course on geocaching!
Jul 30 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Take a look at the moon, planets, or even a nebula or two. There is lots to see in every night sky.
Jul 30 End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discovery fun night time activities in the outdoors!
Jul 30 End Date

Listen for the Night Sounds

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 30 End Date

Star Stories

Lockhart State Park
Discover the constellations that decorate our July sky and listen to the exciting tales that surround them!
Jul 30 End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
“For my part, I know nothing. But the sight of the stars makes me dream.” Come to Palo Duro Canyon to find out what Vincent Van Gogh was talking about. Local astronomy experts will be on hand to teach you about the night sky, and telescopes will be available to help you get a closer look.
Jul 31 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Want to enjoy the view from atop Ranger Peak? Come and hike with us!
Jul 31 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 31 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 31 End Date

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come birding with us!
Jul 31 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 31 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jul 31 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 31 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 31 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jul 31 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jul 31 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jul 31 End Date

Fishing 101

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Tips, tricks, and training for beginning anglers!
Jul 31 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Jul 31 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 31 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 31 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 31 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jul 31 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 31 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get to know your park by joining us for our weekly craft-ernoon!

August 2016

Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Aug 2 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 2 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Aug 3 End Date

Trans-Pecos Wildlife Conference

Trans-Pecos Wildlife Conference featuring Texas Deer Study Group
Aug 3 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Aug 3 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 4 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 4 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 4 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Aug 4 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 4 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Aug 5 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Aug 5 End Date

Friday Morning Story Time: The Spider

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for story time at the "Reading Tree."
Aug 5 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 5 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 5 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Aug 5 End Date

Wildlife Habitat Management Workshop

Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area
Free habitat management workshop on the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area.
Aug 5 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Aug 5 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Aug 5 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 5 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 5 End Date

Nighttime is the Right Time

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided mile hike as the day shift ends and the night shift begins!
Aug 6 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 6 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Aug 6 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 6 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Aug 6 End Date

Lost Pines Trail Crew!

Bastrop State Park
Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew! Together, we're continuing a legacy and giving the trails a little TLC! We'll teach you how to build a trail, how to stop the soil from eroding away, and other skills that you can even use at your own home!
Aug 6 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Aug 6 End Date

Fishing 101

Guadalupe River State Park
If you are looking for a lifetime gift for your child, consider joining the staff and volunteers at Guadalupe River State Park for an introduction to fishing.
Aug 6 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 6 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 6 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Aug 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 6 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Sea Center Texas
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Aug 6 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 6 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Aug 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 6 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Aug 6 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Aug 6 End Date

Program by the Fort Davis National Historic Site

Davis Mountains State Park
Each Saturday at 7pm at the Amphitheater, the rangers of the Historic Fort Davis bring the stories of west Texas history alive right here at the Davis Mountains State Park!
Aug 6 End Date

Nighttime is the Right Time

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided mile hike as the day shift ends and the night shift begins!
Aug 6 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 21st year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Sun Fun, solar observing, is at 5:00 p.m. and the StarWalk starts 8:15 p.m. Copper Breaks State Park is an International Dark Sky Park
Aug 6 End Date

Insects of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the night time insects of the Ottine Swamp
Aug 6 End Date

A Froggin’ We Will Go

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a toad-a-ly frog-astic good time!
Aug 6 End Date

Stargazing in the Park

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples is having a stargazing with the help of the San Antonio Astronomical Society on August 06, 2016. We will have multiple telescopes and dark skies to help you see the wonders of the night sky. Come to the Overflow Parking lot after dark and enjoy.
Aug 7 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 7 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 7 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 7 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 7 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Aug 7 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 7 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Bring the kids and learn about all the fascinating resources at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 9 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 9 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Aug 10 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 10 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 11 End Date

Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Combo

Edinburg, TX - Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 11 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 11 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 11 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn how to get started searching for hidden treasures around the world while getting outside! A ranger with years of experience will teach you what you need to know including how to use a GPS, and how to create your own cache. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Aug 11 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Aug 11 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 11 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Aug 12 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Aug 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 12 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 12 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 12 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Aug 12 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Aug 12 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Aug 12 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 12 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 12 End Date

Stargazing Party

Monahans Sandhills State Park
Join us for a night of stars on the sand dunes of Monahans Sandhills State Park! Telescopes, snacks and sand discs for sliding on the dunes will be available.
Aug 13 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Aug 13 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Aug 13 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 13 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 13 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Aug 13 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Aug 13 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Aug 13 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Aug 13 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Aug 13 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Lockhart State Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 13 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 13 End Date

Who Goes There??

Guadalupe River State Park
Join our Park Rangers for a walk in search of traces, scat and other traces of the animals that call the park home
Aug 13 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 13 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 13 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Aug 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 13 End Date

Photo Show

Village Creek State Park
Come join us for a showing of photos from the 2016 Village Creek State Park Volunteer Association Photo Contest. Marvel at the talent of these photographers and be inspired to get outdoors, enjoy nature, and maybe even take some photos of your own. Vote on your favorite photo to receive the Viewers Choice Award.
Aug 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Aug 13 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 13 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Aug 13 End Date

Bark Ranger Workshop-Water Dogs

Pedernales Falls State Park
Bring your canine friend to learn their Bark Ranger Skills! After the brief workshop, we will head out on the trail for a short hike down to the river to swim. Participants will receive a Bark Ranger Workshop tag to show off! Registration is required for this event. To register, please email: wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov
Aug 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 13 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Eisenhower State Park
Cold-blooded killers or misunderstood reptiles? You decide. Come out and meet a snake face to face!
Aug 13 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Aug 13 End Date

Nightscape Photography

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Spend a night under the stars at beautiful Enchanted Rock State Park while learning the foundations of composition and exposure for night photography.
Aug 13 End Date

Program by the Fort Davis National Historic Site

Davis Mountains State Park
Each Saturday at 7pm at the Amphitheater, the rangers of the Historic Fort Davis bring the stories of west Texas history alive right here at the Davis Mountains State Park!
Aug 13 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association and Park staff for a night of stargazing!
Aug 13 End Date

Art in the Park-Paint The Park Day

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls is heating up for the summer! Come out and join us in the Butterfly Garden to take advantage of the beautiful garden scenery in the cool of the morning. Flowers, birds, butterflies, and more will provide your inspiration to create a masterpiece. Paint and paper will be provided but feel free to bring your own set! At the end, enter our 2016 "Get to Know" art contest!
Aug 14 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Aug 14 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Aug 14 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 14 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 14 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 14 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 14 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 14 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Aug 14 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 15 End Date

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Let’s hang out together on one Monday morning a month. Meet other "birding buddies" and spot our fine feathered friends as they stay or migrate to and from the hill country.
Aug 16 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 16 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Aug 17 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 17 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 18 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 18 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 18 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 18 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Aug 18 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 18 End Date

Fort Davis: Somewhere Between the Sky and the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis is in a sky island grassland that is not quite typical desert nor high mountain habitat. Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of this unique area! Interpretive Center.
Aug 19 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Aug 19 End Date

Growing Up WILD Facilitator Training

Dallas, TX - Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Training to conduct Growing Up WILD Workshops - prerequisite required
Aug 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 19 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 19 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 19 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Aug 19 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Aug 19 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Aug 19 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 19 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 20 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Aug 20 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Humble, TX - Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 20 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us each month every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Aug 20 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 20 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 20 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Aug 20 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

College Station, TX - Biodiversity Research & Teaching Collections, TAMU
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 20 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Aug 20 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Lockhart State Park
Will you survive?
Aug 20 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 20 End Date

Bugs-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a morning of chasing six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers.
Aug 20 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 20 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
Aug 20 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Aug 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 20 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 20 End Date

What's in the Water-Summer Series

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger down at Trammell's Crossing to learn all about the Pedernales River! Each of these programs will cover different topics about the river. We will examine the power of water, creatures in the water, and how rivers are formed just to name a few. Warning! You may get splashed!
Aug 20 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Aug 20 End Date

What's A Ranger Have in his Bag?

Copper Breaks State Park
Ranger Carl Hopper will present this popular program. The ranger's bag holds many wonders and bits of nature.
Aug 20 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Aug 20 End Date

Program by the Fort Davis National Historic Site

Davis Mountains State Park
Each Saturday at 7pm at the Amphitheater, the rangers of the Historic Fort Davis bring the stories of west Texas history alive right here at the Davis Mountains State Park!
Aug 20 End Date

Bats of Texas

Guadalupe River State Park
Join Park Ranger Craig for a look at the world of Texas bats.
Aug 21 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 21 End Date

Geocache 101

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Attention all treasure hunters...
Aug 21 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 21 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 21 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
Aug 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 21 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 23 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 24 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 24 End Date

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting

The Commission will conduct a public hearing to receive input from our partners, stakeholders and constituents concerning any issues relating to Department policies, goals, programs, and responsibilities.
Aug 24 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 25 End Date

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting

The Commission will conduct a public hearing to receive input from our partners, stakeholders and constituents concerning any issues relating to Department policies, goals, programs, and responsibilities.
Aug 25 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 25 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 25 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Aug 25 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 26 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Aug 26 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 26 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Aug 26 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 26 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Aug 26 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Aug 26 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 26 End Date

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Galveston Island | (Open)

Galveston Island State Park
Master Outdoor Leadership training is designed to provide you with hands on experiences and scenarios to build outdoor leadership skills. We will provide you with specific information that will allow you to best utilize the Texas Outdoor Family program gear, equipment, locations and expertise to make a positive impact in your community and our State Parks.
Aug 26 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Aug 27 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 27 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 27 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Aug 27 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Aug 27 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Aug 27 End Date

Kid Fish 2016

Sea Rim State Park
Bring the kids out for our annual kids fish event. It's a free event for ages 1-12. The first 100 kids will receive a free rod and reel and event t-shirt. Tackle and bait will be provided.
Aug 27 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 27 End Date

Geocaching 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Join our Park Rangers to learn how to use a GPS unit to geocache.
Aug 27 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 27 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 27 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Aug 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 27 End Date

LBJ’s 108th Birthday Celebration

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
The Public is invited to participate in commemorating President Lyndon B. Johnson's birthday.
Aug 27 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 27 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Guadalupe River State Park
After the sun sets, not everyone goes to bed.
Aug 28 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Due to the popularity of our yoga tours, we will be offering two each month. This is the second one.
Aug 28 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 28 End Date

Map & Compass Basics

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Aug 28 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 28 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 28 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 28 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 30 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 31 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 31 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Aug 31 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!

September 2016

Sep 1 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 1 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Sep 1 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Sep 2 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Sep 2 End Date

Labor Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Sept. 2-4.
Sep 2 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 2 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 2 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 2 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 2 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Sep 2 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're back with a Star Party. Come join Enchanted Rock Staff and members of the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of stargazing.
Sep 3 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Sep 3 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 3 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Sep 3 End Date

Ascension Shelter Tour

Devils River State Natural Area
Hike down into the Ascension Shelter to view rock art.
Sep 3 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Sep 3 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 3 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Sep 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 3 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 3 End Date

Geocaching 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn how to get started searching for hidden treasures around the world while getting outside! A ranger with years of experience will teach you what you need to know including how to use a GPS, and how to create your own cache. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Sep 3 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Sep 3 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Sep 3 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 21st year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. StarWalk is at 7:30. Sun Fun, solar observing, is at 5:00 p.m.
Sep 4 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 4 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 4 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 4 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 7 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 7 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 8 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 8 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Sep 9 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 9 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 9 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 9 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Sep 9 End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Full- Waitlist Forming)

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Sep 10 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Sep 10 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Sep 10 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 10 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 10 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Sep 10 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Sep 10 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Sep 10 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Sep 10 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Sep 10 End Date

Huntsville State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Sep 10 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 10 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Sep 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 10 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 10 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Sep 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Sep 10 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 11 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Sep 11 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Sep 11 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 11 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 11 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 11 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 14 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 14 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 15 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 15 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Sep 16 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 16 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 16 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Sep 17 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us each month every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Sep 17 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 17 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 17 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Sep 17 End Date

Ascension Shelter Tour

Devils River State Natural Area
Hike down into the Ascension Shelter to view rock art.
Sep 17 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Sep 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to FLY Fish Event - Texoma on the Fly

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fly fishing.
Sep 17 End Date

Texas Heroes Day

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a day honoring our fallen Texas Heroes.
Sep 17 End Date

Youth Fishing Day

Sea Center Texas
Pack your sunscreen, hat, lawn chair and fishing gear for catch-and-release fishing at our marine fish hatchery and visitor education center.
Sep 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 17 End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

Plano, TX - Plano Environmental Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Sep 17 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 17 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Sep 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 17 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 17 End Date

Annual LBJ Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 17 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Sep 17 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 18 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 18 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 18 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 18 End Date

Annual LBJ Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 18 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 21 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 22 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 22 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Sep 23 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Sep 23 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 23 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 23 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 24 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 24 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 24 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Sep 24 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Sep 24 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Sep 24 End Date

Outdoor EXPO and Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Learn a variety of outdoor skills and engage in activities such as archery, fishing and kayaking. Plus, participate in our Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament to win some great prizes!
Sep 24 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 24 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Sep 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 24 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 24 End Date

Before Life Became Automatic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Witness farm life as lived a century ago. Costumed interpreters demonstrate soap making, blacksmithing and other farm chores before life became so automatic!
Sep 24 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Sep 24 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 24 End Date

National Public Lands Day - Volunteer

Meridian State Park
Join us for a fun afternoon as we take 2.5-mile hike on Bosque Hiking Trail to clean up litter and enjoy nature
Sep 25 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Due to the popularity of our yoga tours, we will be offering two each month. This is the second one.
Sep 25 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 25 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 25 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 25 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 28 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 28 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 29 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 29 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Sep 30 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Sep 30 End Date

Reading Rangers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Listen to a collection of nature books read by a park ranger and partake in an activity or craft after the reading.
Sep 30 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 30 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Sep 30 End Date

State Fair of Texas

Dallas, TX - Fair Park
The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.
Sep 30 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 30 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Oct 1 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 1 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 1 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 1 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 1 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 1 End Date

Meridian State Park Open House

Meridian State Park
Fun-filled family activities!
Oct 1 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Oct 1 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 1 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
The StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. Sun Fun, solar observing is at 5:00 p.m. The StarWalk is at 7:00 p.m.
Oct 2 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 2 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 2 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 2 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 5 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 5 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 6 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 6 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 6 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Oct 7 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Oct 7 End Date

Columbus Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Oct.7-9.
Oct 7 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 7 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Oct 8 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Oct 8 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 8 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 8 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Oct 8 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike! NOTE NEW START TIME !!
Oct 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 8 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 8 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 8 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Oct 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Oct 8 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 9 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Oct 9 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Oct 9 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 9 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 9 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 12 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 13 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 13 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 13 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Oct 14 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Oct 14 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 14 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Oct 15 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
Oct 15 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Oct 15 End Date

Presa Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes the participants into several of the park's secluded areas of the canyon to view a variety of rock art styles/sites.
Oct 15 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 15 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 15 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us each month every third Saturday for a new adventure! NOTE NEW START TIME !!
Oct 15 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 15 End Date

Mock Archaeology Dig

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Mock archaeology dig for the kids
Oct 15 End Date

Ranch Heritage Day

A free, fun, family day to wear your boots and cowboy hats and enjoy equine arena events, chuck wagon tasting, covered wagon rides, ranch demos and kids activities.
Oct 15 End Date

Bastrop State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Full-Waitlist Forming)

Bastrop State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 15 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 15 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Oct 15 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 15 End Date

Masonic Family Picnic

Copper Breaks State Park
Annual picnic held by area mason's lodges for area masons, their families, and prospects; all park visitors invited.
Oct 16 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!
Oct 16 End Date

Upper Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This is a back-country, two mile and up to a four hours hike into the secluded upper area of Seminole Canyon.
Oct 16 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 16 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 16 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 19 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 20 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 20 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 20 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Oct 21 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Oct 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 21 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Oct 22 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 22 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 22 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Oct 22 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 22 End Date

Fun with Fiber

Come and discover the many ways that different types of fiber were used on a farm a century ago. Bring a desire to learn about sewing, quilting, rope making and more!
Oct 22 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Oct 22 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 22 End Date

Mythunderstanding

Copper Breaks State Park
Ranger Carl Hopper presents and explains myths and misunderstandings about wildlife
Oct 22 End Date

Trunk or Treat

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Trick or treat in the park through the campsites then a ghost walk through the historic grounds after dark. Event is now on the 22nd.
Oct 23 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Due to the popularity of our yoga tours, we will be offering two each month. This is the second one.
Oct 23 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 23 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 23 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 26 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 26 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 27 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 27 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 27 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Oct 27 End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
Oct 28 End Date

Coffee and Bird Talk

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area on the main road and learn tips and tricks for good birding while identifying bird species at the feeders. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Oct 28 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 29 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 29 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 29 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 29 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Oct 29 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 29 End Date

Boo In the Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Come have a great time with your family at our "Boo in the Park" celebration. There will be a special entry fee of $5 per car beginning at 6:00 pm. Take the kids trick or treating in the park. We will have a campsite decorating contest for our campers, a pumpkin carving contest, along with storytelling at the amphitheater.
Oct 30 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 30 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 30 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Oct 30 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.

November 2016

Nov 2 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 2 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 3 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 3 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 4 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 5 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Nov 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Nov 5 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 5 End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 5 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 5 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 5 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Nov 5 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Nov 6 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 6 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 6 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 6 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 9 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 10 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 10 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 11 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 12 End Date

Presa Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes the participants into several of the park's secluded areas of the canyon to view a variety of rock art styles/sites.
Nov 12 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Nov 12 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 12 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Nov 12 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Nov 12 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 12 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Nov 12 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Nov 12 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Nov 13 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Nov 13 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Nov 13 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 13 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 13 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 13 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 16 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 17 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 17 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 18 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 18 End Date

Thanksgiving

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Nov. 18-26
Nov 19 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Nov 19 End Date

Upper Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This is a back-country, two mile and up to a four hours hike into the secluded upper area of Seminole Canyon.
Nov 19 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 19 End Date

McKinney Falls State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Open)

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 19 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Nov 19 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Nov 19 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Nov 20 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 20 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!