Calendar of Events

Calendar

December 2014

Dec 1 End Date

Palmetto State Park 3rd Annual Photography Contest

Palmetto State Park
Ready, set, click! Will your photo be one of the six winning pictures submitted? There's only one way to find out... come to Palmetto and capture that winning photo! Contest runs Dec. 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.

April 2015

Apr 11 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
Apr 17 End Date

24 Hours in the Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Apr 17 End Date

Trail Ride Benefits HCSNA Partners

Hill Country State Natural Area
Weekend trail riding and auction sponsored by TETRA will benefit Hill Country State Natural. Annual gathering inviting members and non-members to enjoy coming together with your horses to ride, eat, camp and donate or bid at the auction.
Apr 17 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Cedar Hill 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.
Apr 18 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Apr 18 End Date

Third Saturday Bird Walk & Talk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find.
Apr 18 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 18 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 18 End Date

American Heroes Airshow

Texas Military Forces Headquarters – Camp Mabry
Buffalo Soldiers, military vehicles, reenactments and tons of activities for the kids at the American Heroes Airshow.
Apr 18 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
Apr 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!
Apr 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Apr 18 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 18 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us each month every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Apr 18 End Date

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Apr 18 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Apr 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 18 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 18 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Apr 18 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 18 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Apr 18 End Date

Art in the Park!

Cedar Hill State Park
Fish Printing
Apr 18 End Date

Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Clean-up

Mustang Island State Park
Trashing Texas beaches isn't cool!
Apr 18 End Date

Bastrop Naturefest

Fisherman's Park
Visit us in town at this great event!
Apr 18 End Date

Birding 101

Caddo Lake State Park
Have you ever wanted to try bird watching but didn’t know how to get started? Come to Birding 101!
Apr 18 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Apr 18 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Apr 18 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Apr 18 End Date

Storybook Trail

Guadalupe River State Park
Come on out and meet our costumed characters!
Apr 18 End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (FULL)

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 are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Apr 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.
Apr 18 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Apr 18 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Apr 18 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Apr 18 End Date

Stumpy Hollow Hike

Inks Lake State Park
An hour hike to explore the flora and fauna of Stumpy Hollow with a Master Naturalist.
Apr 18 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Apr 18 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Apr 18 End Date

Art in the Park

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Explore your artistic side with one of our rangers! This is a great way for children to explore nature and wildlife through the arts. All supplies will be provided by the park. Just bring your smile and a zest for creativity!
Apr 18 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Walk

Blanco State Park
Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park.
Apr 18 End Date

Petroglyph Tour

San Angelo State Park
Come check out our Native American carvings or petroglyphs at San Angelo State Park.
Apr 18 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Apr 18 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn all about dutch oven cooking!
Apr 18 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 18 End Date

"What's Growing Out There?" Walk

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Creature Clues

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to discover the clues that a creature left behind.
Apr 18 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a walk in the canyons.
Apr 18 End Date

San Jacinto Festival & Battle Reenactment

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join us for a day of fun, food, music and battle-reenactment to celebrate the 18-minute battle that won Texas its Independence from Mexico.
Apr 18 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Lost Pines Adventure Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a short hike to learn about our local flora and fauna.
Apr 18 End Date

Guided Nature Wildlife Tour and Walk

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Guided nature wildlife tour and walk. Explore the trails of LBJ State Park.
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Apr 18 End Date

Fingerpaint Flower Art

Goose Island State Park
Help us leave no trace by taking home your very own fingerpaint flower art!
Apr 18 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Apr 18 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Apr 18 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Apr 18 End Date

Fire is Living History!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the importance of fire to peoples throughout history in this quick demonstration. Rangers will use a flint and steel to start a small fire.
Apr 18 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 Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 18 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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.
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Apr 18 End Date

Bug-R-Us -- Cancelled

Guadalupe River State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Annual Wildlife Extravaganza

Riverbend Park
Join us for the 11th Annual Wildlife Extravaganza with activities and exhibits focused on Texas wildlife, habitat management and outdoor recreation. Held by the Wildlife Management Associations of Bastrop and Caldwell counties, proceeds will go toward conservation efforts and wildlife education programs in Bastrop and Caldwell Counties.
Apr 18 End Date

Heritage Day

Abilene State Park
Heritage Day puts all the cultures that shape Texas and her storied history on display. Music and dance from a variety of cultures will be sure to entertain.
Apr 18 End Date

Map and Compass Basics

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Learn how to find your way in the wild!
Apr 18 End Date

Discovery Walk: Piney Woods Boardwalk

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Apr 18 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Apr 18 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Apr 18 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Ranger Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike through the park.
Apr 18 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Apr 18 End Date

All About That Bass

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
We're talking fish here folks!
Apr 18 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Apr 18 End Date

Yucca: The Survival Plant

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us to learn about the incredible yucca plant and its many uses.
Apr 18 End Date

Amazing Alligators

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
Apr 18 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Apr 18 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about planets, stars, our moon, telescopes, and other tools to help you view the night sky. Make a sky-wheel to help you locate constellations. Then attend the Stargazing party that evening and enjoy the view!
Apr 18 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Hike Beaver Slide Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Join us for a hike along the Beaver Slide Trail to figure out what makes it so special.
Apr 18 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Apr 18 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Apr 18 End Date

Intro to Geocaching

Mustang Island State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Apr 18 End Date

Bayside Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Water-coloring materials and instructions included with sunset views.
Apr 18 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike back in time
Apr 18 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 18 End Date

Special Presentation by Russell Graves

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for photographer and nature enthusiast Russell Graves
Apr 18 End Date

GRAND OPENING OF NEW AMPHITHEATER - TEXAS MUSIC PROGRAM

Atlanta State Park
GRAND OPENING OF NEW AMPHITHEATER AND LIVE MUSIC
Apr 18 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park and see what critters come out at night.
Apr 18 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, 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, is in the afternoon
Apr 18 End Date

CANCELLED - Star Party

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Unfortunately the weather will not cooroperate. Come out to view the stars, planets, & galaxies through our telescopes!
Apr 18 End Date

BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Paramount Theater
Watch award-winning outdoor adventure films and international documentaries from the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour. All of the proceeds from ticket sales go to support Texas State Parks.
Apr 18 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Apr 18 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Apr 18 End Date

Prowlin' for Owls

Guadalupe River State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Party with the Stars!

Garner State Park
Join us for an exciting night of astronomy!
Apr 18 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Let's explore the vast expanse of the night sky together. Telescopes will be on-site or bring your own.
Apr 18 End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Apr 18 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Apr 18 End Date

Owl Prowl

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Come learn about the anatomy, behavior, and diet of our nocturnal birds of prey. Learn to dissect an owl pellet and the anatomical oddities that owls possess that make them such efficient nocturnal predators. Then go out with a ranger into the park and try to find some of these unique and elusive birds
Apr 19 End Date

BIG SIT! Great Texas Birding Classic 2015

Estero Llano Grande State Park
How many bird species can we see from a 17-foot circle?!
Apr 19 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 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!
Apr 19 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 19 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 19 End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk to see some amazing birds!
Apr 19 End Date

Early Birding at the Montezuma Quail Viewing Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the bird blind at 8:15am to identify birds with a ranger. Bring binoculars, field guide and your bird wish list
Apr 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 19 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 19 End Date

Shutter Bugs Photography Hike

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Come see what it means to be a Shutter Bug! Join our rangers on a nature photography hike around the park and learn about Leave No Trace while picking up tips and tricks from other photographers.
Apr 19 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Apr 19 End Date

Women’s Hike along Schaeffer Shuffle Trail

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 and an old ranching site - Moderate/Difficult hike.
Apr 19 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Apr 19 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 19 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.
Apr 19 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Apr 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Apr 19 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Apr 19 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! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 19 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Duncanville Recreation Center
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Apr 19 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Apr 19 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the buttery garden and hiking trails.
Apr 19 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their impact at Mother Neff State Park.
Apr 19 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a slitherin' good time.
Apr 19 End Date

Geocaching 101

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Join us for a "Hi Tech" Scavenger Hunt!
Apr 19 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Apr 19 End Date

BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Paramount Theater
Watch award-winning outdoor adventure films and international documentaries from the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour. All of the proceeds from ticket sales go to support Texas State Parks.
Apr 20 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 20 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 20 End Date

Guided Bird Walk

Hill Country State Natural Area
Please join us for a Monday morning walk to spot the migratory birds and spring blooms, lead by Master Naturalist and park ranger
Apr 20 End Date

Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk and talk about Bentsen State Park.
Apr 21 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 21 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 21 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 21 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 21 End Date

Beginner's Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come out to the Hawk Tower to watch as the hawks migrate north!
Apr 21 End Date

Bayside Trail Run

Mustang Island State Park
Apr 21 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Apr 21 End Date

Fingerpaint Flower Art

Goose Island State Park
Help us leave no trace by taking home your very own fingerpaint flower art!
Apr 21 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Apr 22 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 22 End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Apr 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!
Apr 22 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 22 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 22 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
Apr 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.
Apr 22 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 23 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 23 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 23 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 23 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 23 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 23 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Apr 23 End Date

Texas Turtles

Mustang Island State Park
Apr 23 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Apr 24 End Date

8th Annual Horned Toad Cook Off

Copper Breaks State Park
Sanctioned by the Lone Star Bar B Que Society, the cook off features competition for chicken, brisket, ribs, and Jackpot beans. On Friday night, there will be a steak contest. Participants must register by 5:00 p.m.
Apr 24 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 24 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 24 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 24 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 24 End Date

Bird Walk

Lockhart State Park
How many birds can we find and identify around Lockhart State Park? Take a walk with a park ranger and find out! All ages and experience levels welcome.
Apr 24 End Date

Beach Walk

Mustang Island State Park
Apr 24 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!
Apr 24 End Date

The Civilian Conservation Corps: Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn about the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps who built this park and countless other wild spaces in the country at a very important time in our history. We'll talk also about CCC Camp Washington Seawell, and its impact on Fort Davis.
Apr 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.
Apr 24 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku - the Japanese art of fish printing.
Apr 24 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Apr 24 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Apr 24 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Apr 24 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
Apr 24 End Date

Wild Art! Hike & Draw

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike down the nature trail. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Apr 24 End Date

Art in the Park

Mustang Island State Park
Apr 24 End Date

Discovery Walk: Oak Flats Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Apr 24 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Apr 24 End Date

Twilight Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A casual hike down the Valley Spring Creek trail as the sun sets.
Apr 24 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights, headlamps or black lights and discover the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Apr 24 End Date

Night Hike!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to find out what goes bump in the night!
Apr 24 End Date

Ribbit, Croak and Roar!

Blanco State Park
Learn to identify the different toad and frog calls!
Apr 24 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus

Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
Apr 24 End Date

Friday Night Frog Talk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Find out who's croaking at your pond!
Apr 24 End Date

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore McKinney Falls at night!
Apr 25 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Apr 25 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 25 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 25 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Apr 25 End Date

23rd Annual Kidfish and Playday

Purtis Creek State Park
Families are encouraged to come out for a free day of outdoor activities, food and fun at Purtis Creek State Park.
Apr 25 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
Apr 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!
Apr 25 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 25 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 25 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Apr 25 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Apr 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 25 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 25 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Apr 25 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 25 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Preregistration required - sign up today! BYOB - Bring your own bait! Saturday, April 25th program is FULL!
Apr 25 End Date

Snakefessst

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Celebrate snakes and snake conservation!
Apr 25 End Date

Yesterfest

The Buffalo Soldiers Program helps celebrate the history of Bastrop and the cultures that have contributed to this wonderful city
Apr 25 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Apr 25 End Date

Antique Tractor Show

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Apr 25 End Date

Birding with the Expert!

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Award winning author and educator, Gene Blacklock, will be at Lake Corpus Christi.
Apr 25 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Apr 25 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Apr 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.
Apr 25 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Apr 25 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Apr 25 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Apr 25 End Date

Art in the Park

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Explore your artistic side with one of our rangers! This is a great way for children to explore nature and wildlife through the arts. All supplies will be provided by the park. Just bring your smile and a zest for creativity!
Apr 25 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Apr 25 End Date

Hike the Hill Country

Inks Lake State Park
A 4.5+ mile hiking odyssey that will show you the best of our backcountry trails.
Apr 25 End Date

Mammals in the Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come learn about our mammalian neighbors.
Apr 25 End Date

Earth Day River Clean Up

Blanco State Park
Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up the Blanco River!
Apr 25 End Date

Permian Track Tour

San Angelo State Park
Step back in time on our Permian track tour! Visit historical footprints of animals that have come and gone and predate dinosaurs.
Apr 25 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Kids in the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
Apr 25 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Apr 25 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Apr 25 End Date

Music Makes a Celebration

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site with our fourth Saturday program - Music Makes a Celebration presented by “Roseville Fair Old Time String Band.”
Apr 25 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Apr 25 End Date

Devil's Waterhole Kayak Clinic & Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Experience how to kayak on the lake and then take a trip to the iconic Devil's Waterhole.
Apr 25 End Date

Mile High Chili Cook-Off

Davis Mountains State Park
The 1st Annual CASI sanctioned competition in the Davis Mountains will attract talented chefs from far and wide as they strive to make it to the finals in Terlingua. Visitors are invited to taste the fruits of their labor for only a $4 donation! Come for the food, stay for the music, scenery, and everything that makes west Texas the perfect place for a weekend in the spring!
Apr 25 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 Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 25 End Date

CANCELLED - Dutch Oven Cookers

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Rescheduled for Sat. May 9th. Mmmmm....follow that delicious smell!
Apr 25 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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.
Apr 25 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Apr 25 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Birding basics with a Ranger
Apr 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Geocaching 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Panning for Texas Gold

Atlanta State Park
Basics for panning for Texas Gold.
Apr 25 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Apr 25 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Apr 25 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Ranger Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike through the park.
Apr 25 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Apr 25 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Apr 25 End Date

Knot on my Watch

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Survival knot tying.
Apr 25 End Date

Backyard Bass

Bastrop State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Apr 25 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 25 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Apr 25 End Date

Intro to Geocaching

Mustang Island State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Apr 25 End Date

Spring Concert

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate spring in song with the Beeville Community Choir
Apr 25 End Date

Bayside Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Water-coloring materials and instructions included with sunset views.
Apr 25 End Date

Arts and Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Arts and Nature
Apr 25 End Date

Sungazing

Lake Livingston State Park
View the Sun safely through a telescope!
Apr 25 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 25 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park and see what critters come out at night.
Apr 25 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
Apr 25 End Date

Owl Prowl

Bastrop State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Bat & Owl Prowl Under the Moon

Inks Lake State Park
Be on the lookout for bats and your ears perked for the call of owls while hiking under the moonlight
Apr 25 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Sounds of the Night

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
What is making all that noise?
Apr 25 End Date

Owl Prowl

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Come learn about the anatomy, behavior, and diet of our nocturnal birds of prey. Learn to dissect an owl pellet and the anatomical oddities that owls possess that make them such efficient nocturnal predators. Then go out with a ranger into the park and try to find some of these unique and elusive birds
Apr 25 End Date

Night Sky Party!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a night under the stars.
Apr 25 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope.
Apr 25 End Date

Star Stories

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the stars and constellations visible above East Texas.
Apr 26 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 26 End Date

Last Sunday Hike: Kids Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Bring your little ones and celebrate Dia de los Niños with a hike!
Apr 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!
Apr 26 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 26 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 26 End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk to see some amazing birds!
Apr 26 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
Apr 26 End Date

Bird Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Apr 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 26 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 26 End Date

Shutter Bugs Photography Hike

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Come see what it means to be a Shutter Bug! Join our rangers on a nature photography hike around the park and learn about Leave No Trace while picking up tips and tricks from other photographers.
Apr 26 End Date

Birds at Breakfast

Blanco State Park
Come to the park for a morning of bird-watching. Bring your family and your breakfast.
Apr 26 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Apr 26 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 26 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.
Apr 26 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Apr 26 End Date

Yoga in the Park - Gentle Hatha Flow

McKinney Falls State Park
Yoga class in nature! - Sign up is necessary!
Apr 26 End Date

Arbor/Earth Day Celebration

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 26 End Date

Explorer Pack Nature Walk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Nature Walk
Apr 26 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! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 26 End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Take the Wild Home! Join us for a drawing/sketching class and have fun in the great outdoors as you create your own masterpiece.
Apr 26 End Date

Fly Fishing 101 Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of fly fishing in Texas.
Apr 26 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the buttery garden and hiking trails.
Apr 26 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their impact at Mother Neff State Park.
Apr 26 End Date

Butterfly Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
The Butterflies are at Lake Corpus Christi!
Apr 27 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 27 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 27 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 27 End Date

Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk and talk about Bentsen State Park.
Apr 28 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 28 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 28 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 28 End Date

Beginner's Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come out to the Hawk Tower to watch as the hawks migrate north!
Apr 29 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 29 End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Apr 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!
Apr 29 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 29 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
Apr 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.
Apr 29 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 30 End Date

The Big Sit

Galveston Island State Park
Competitive birding party on the tower: AM & PM shifts
Apr 30 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 30 End Date

Songbird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area, listen to the birds, and maybe even learn a few new things.
Apr 30 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
Apr 30 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 30 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Apr 30 End Date

Texas Turtles

Mustang Island State Park
Apr 30 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!

May 2015

May 1 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 1 End Date

Beach Walk

Mustang Island State Park
May 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.
May 1 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
May 1 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 1 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
May 1 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
May 1 End Date

Art in the Park

Mustang Island State Park
May 1 End Date

Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Ft Worth Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
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.
May 1 End Date

Blanco Bat Count

Blanco State Park
Everyone is invited to help us during Blanco’s spring bat count!
May 1 End Date

Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
May 2 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
May 2 End Date

Great Texas Birding Classic Big Sit!

McKinney Falls State Park
Help us identify the most birds!
May 2 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
May 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!
May 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 2 End Date

“Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique behind the scenes tour of the doors that are closed to the public.
May 2 End Date

Harley's Angels 5k Walk/Run

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Walk/Run for a cure to Breast Cancer.
May 2 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 2 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 2 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 2 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
May 2 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Preregistration required - sign up today! BYOB - Bring your own bait! Saturday, April 25th program is FULL!
May 2 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
May 2 End Date

Fly Tying Workshop

Sea Center Texas
Spend a morning learning the basics of fly tying.
May 2 End Date

Back by Noon Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Join us for a short but challenging hike!
May 2 End Date

Cinco de Mayo

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Celebrate the joint history of Texas and Mexico with dance, music, food and outdoor activities.
May 2 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

San Antonio
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
May 2 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 2 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
May 2 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 2 End Date

Aquatic WILD

Austin - Beverly Sheffield Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
May 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.
May 2 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 2 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 2 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 2 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 2 End Date

Stumpy Hollow Hike

Inks Lake State Park
An hour hike to explore the flora and fauna of Stumpy Hollow with a Master Naturalist.
May 2 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 2 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
May 2 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
May 2 End Date

Horseback Riding

Abilene State Park
Saddle up and come join us for a trail ride at beautiful Abilene State Park!
May 2 End Date

The Valley of Tears

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Comancheros, captives, and many tongues...
May 2 End Date

Canoeing 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of paddling on the Blanco River!
May 2 End Date

Beach and Bay Day

Galveston Island State Park
Free activities, learning, and exploring the park for the whole family!
May 2 End Date

Fish-O-Rama - Guadalupe River State Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Learn how to fish with your family at this fun event.
May 2 End Date

Gulf Coast Greenwing Conservation Day

Dewberry Farm, Brookshire, TX
Fun and outdoor activities for the whole family! Provided by Ducks Unlimited Greater Houston Greenwing Chapter and Texas Parks and Wildlife
May 2 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 2 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 2 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
May 2 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
May 2 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 Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 2 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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.
May 2 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
May 2 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
May 2 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
May 2 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Ranger Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike through the park.
May 2 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
May 2 End Date

Native American Games

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey Kids! If you like to play games, this program is for you!
May 2 End Date

Fun with Fish

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Learn how to use a fishing pole & how to tie knots.
May 2 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 2 End Date

Nature Hike

Bastrop State Park
May 2 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 2 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
May 2 End Date

Intro to Geocaching

Mustang Island State Park
May 2 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 2 End Date

Twilight Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Experience the transition of the forests with a Park Ranger.
May 2 End Date

"Almost" Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 2 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
May 2 End Date

Caprock Critters

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Critters that make their home in Caprock Canyons State Park
May 2 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.
May 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!
May 3 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 3 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 3 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
May 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 3 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 3 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
May 3 End Date

Creature Clues

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to discover the clues that a creature left behind.
May 3 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
May 3 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! (Ages 10 and up)
May 3 End Date

Geocache 101 Workshop

Government Canyon State Natural Area
There's a new style of treasure hunt where high tech meets nature!
May 3 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the buttery garden and hiking trails.
May 3 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their impact at Mother Neff State Park.
May 4 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 5 End Date

Great Texas Birding Classic Big Sit!

Colorado Bend State Park
Join Colorado Bend State Park in the 2015 Great Texas Birding Classic for a day of fresh air, bird watching and fun with friends.
May 5 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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!
May 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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.
May 6 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Intepretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary.
May 6 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
May 7 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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.
May 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.
May 7 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
May 7 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
May 8 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 8 End Date

19th Annual Open House/Outdoor Education

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for numerous activities and programs: Kid Fish Tank, Archery Intro, Angler Ed, Buffalo Soldiers, Wildland Firefighting, Texas Wildlife, Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas State Parks, Venomous Snakes in Texas, and more.
May 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.
May 8 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
May 8 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 8 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
May 8 End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming!)

Garner 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.
May 9 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Copper Breaks State Park
Hands-on workshop will focus on cobblers, yeast rolls, and biscuits. $10 registration, participants will receive a copy of Larry and Sharon Hannon's cookbook. Program starts 9:00 a.m.
May 9 End Date

Big Sit! Great Texas Birding Classic

South Llano River State Park
How many species of birds can we spot from a 17-foot circle?
May 9 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
May 9 End Date

Great Texas Birding Classic Big Sit

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Swing by and loan your eyes and ears to help ID birds.
May 9 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
May 9 End Date

Flying Feathered Friends

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all bird watchers!
May 9 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Workshop

Peckinpaugh Preserve
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
May 9 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
May 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!
May 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 9 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 9 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 9 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 9 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
May 9 End Date

19th Annual Open House/Outdoor Education

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for numerous activities and programs: Kid Fish Tank, Archery Intro, Angler Ed, Buffalo Soldiers, Wildland Firefighting, Texas Wildlife, Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas State Parks, Venomous Snakes in Texas, and more.
May 9 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year.
May 9 End Date

Lake Brownwood State Park Open House and Buffalo Soldiers Program

Lake Brownwood State Park
Come experience the life of a Buffalo Soldier within our authentic camp. Free fun for the young or young at heart.
May 9 End Date

Native Plants of the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
NOTE: This Program has MOVED to Saturday May 9, 2015. Go exploring for plants with the amazing botanist Bill Carr!!
May 9 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Archery 101

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

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

TPWD Offices at Airport Commerce Park
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
May 9 End Date

Noble Woman, Worthy Cause

Mother Neff State Park
Learn who Mother Neff was and her role in creating one of the first state parks in Texas.
May 9 End Date

2HR Ranger Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure where? Join a Ranger for a fun paddling adventure.
May 9 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 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.
May 9 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 9 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 9 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 9 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 9 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 9 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
May 9 End Date

Hike the Hill Country

Inks Lake State Park
A 4.5+ mile hiking odyssey that will show you the best of our backcountry trails.
May 9 End Date

Canyons Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a hike with us in the canyons.
May 9 End Date

Zumba in the park!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for an exercise experience unlike any other!
May 9 End Date

Wildflower Bicycle Tour

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 9 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Day at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn about and get started in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Junior Ranger Program.
May 9 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 9 End Date

Nature Walk

Blanco State Park
Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park.
May 9 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 9 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
May 9 End Date

Stagecoach Days - "On Time and Cradled Like a Baby"

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
On second Saturdays relive the excitement of coaching in early Texas as Fanthorp's beautiful concord stagecoach will offer rides from 11 A.M. until 3 P.M. The program is weather dependent.
May 9 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
May 9 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 Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 9 End Date

Dutch Oven Cookers

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Mmmmm....follow that delicious smell!
May 9 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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.
May 9 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
May 9 End Date

Kayaking 101

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn to kayak!
May 9 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
May 9 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
May 9 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Ranger Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike through the park.
May 9 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
May 9 End Date

Native American Games

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey Kids! If you like to play games, this program is for you!
May 9 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor

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

CCC Walking Tour

Bastrop State Park
May 9 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 9 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
May 9 End Date

Plan Bee

Galveston Island State Park
Visit a hive, dance like a bee, hike a trail, and smell the flowers!
May 9 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 9 End Date

Remembering the Music of Chet Atkins & Floyd Cramer

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Musical duo Cecil White & John Walker
May 9 End Date

Movie Night- Cancelled

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
This event has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
May 9 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.
May 9 End Date

Night Skies of the Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 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!
May 10 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 10 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 10 End Date

Noble Woman, Worthy Cause

Mother Neff State Park
Learn who Mother Neff was and her role in creating one of the first state parks in Texas.
May 10 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
May 10 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 10 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 10 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
May 10 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
May 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! (Ages 10 and up)
May 10 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the buttery garden and hiking trails.
May 10 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their impact at Mother Neff State Park.
May 11 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 12 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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!
May 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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.
May 13 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Intepretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary.
May 13 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
May 14 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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.
May 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.
May 14 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
May 14 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
May 15 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 15 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

El Paso - Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center
Join the corps of volunteer Facilitators who lead the suite of Project WILD workshops - Prerequisite required
May 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.
May 15 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
May 15 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 15 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
May 15 End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking Event | Ft Worth Area | (FULL Waitlist Forming!)

Dinosaur Valley 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.
May 16 End Date

Third Saturday Bird Walk & Talk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find.
May 16 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
May 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!
May 16 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
May 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 16 End Date

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
May 16 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 16 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 16 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 16 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
May 16 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
May 16 End Date

Growing Up WILD

Corpus Christi - Texas State Aquarium
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
May 16 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Blanco Classic Car Show

Blanco State Park
Join us for the classic car show!
May 16 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 16 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

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.
May 16 End Date

Guadalupe River State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming!)

Guadalupe River 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.
May 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.
May 16 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
May 16 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 16 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 16 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 16 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 16 End Date

Stumpy Hollow Hike

Inks Lake State Park
An hour hike to explore the flora and fauna of Stumpy Hollow with a Master Naturalist.
May 16 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 16 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
May 16 End Date

Lost Pines Adventure Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a short hike to learn about our local flora and fauna.
May 16 End Date

The Valley of Tears

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Comancheros, captives, and many tongues...
May 16 End Date

Beginning Photography Workshop

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 16 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 16 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 16 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
May 16 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 Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 16 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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.
May 16 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 16 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
May 16 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
May 16 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Ranger Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike through the park.
May 16 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
May 16 End Date

Mother's Day Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Create a beautiful nature bookmark for your Mommy!
May 16 End Date

Wildfire Hike

Bastrop State Park
Hike and learn about the devastating 2011 wildfire in Bastrop State Park
May 16 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 16 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
May 16 End Date

Plan Bee

Galveston Island State Park
Visit a hive, dance like a bee, hike a trail, and smell the flowers!
May 16 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick Ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
May 16 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 16 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
May 16 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th 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 one of four Texas International Dark Sky Parks.
May 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
May 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.
May 16 End Date

Constellations in the Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for an up close view of one of the darkest night skies in Texas!
May 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!
May 17 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 17 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 17 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
May 17 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 17 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 17 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
May 17 End Date

Stories in Stone

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to reveal the stories left in stone by the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 854.
May 17 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
May 17 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! (Ages 10 and up)
May 17 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the buttery garden and hiking trails.
May 17 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their impact at Mother Neff State Park.
May 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 19 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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!
May 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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.
May 20 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Intepretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary.
May 20 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
May 21 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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.
May 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.
May 21 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
May 21 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
May 22 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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.
May 22 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
May 22 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 22 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
May 22 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Friday Night Frog Talk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Find out who's croaking at your pond!
May 23 End Date

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
May 23 End Date

Toyota Texas Bass Classic

Lake Fork
The top 35 professional bass anglers will compete for the world championship. While the pros are battling it out, attendees can enjoy a variety of games and activities, dine on food, shop for fishing gear and accessories and check out a star-studded lineup of daytime and evening concerts.
May 23 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
May 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!
May 23 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 23 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 23 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 23 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 23 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
May 23 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
May 23 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
May 23 End Date

Growing Up WILD

Pasadena - Armand Bayou Nature Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
May 23 End Date

5th Annual Frontier Days

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Buffalo Soldiers, early area ranching, pioneer women, Native American life, and much more!
May 23 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
May 23 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 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.
May 23 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 23 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 23 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 23 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 23 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 23 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
May 23 End Date

Hike the Hill Country

Inks Lake State Park
A 4.5+ mile hiking odyssey that will show you the best of our backcountry trails.
May 23 End Date

The Adventure Wild Cave Tour - 10:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Are you ready for the ultimate caving adventure? Here is your opportunity to take your caving to the next level with an experienced guide.
May 23 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 23 End Date

Nature Walk

Blanco State Park
Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park.
May 23 End Date

Youth Angler Day

Copper Breaks State Park
For children through age 13. Short program on safety and fish identification, followed by a youth fishing tournament.
May 23 End Date

Foods from the Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join Miss Kellie for a discussion on the heirloom varieties of vegetables we grow here at Barrington.
May 23 End Date

Kids in the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
May 23 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 23 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
May 23 End Date

Music Makes a Celebration

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site with our fourth Saturday program - Music Makes a Celebration presented by “Roseville Fair Old Time String Band.”
May 23 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
May 23 End Date

Geocaching 101

Wyler Aerial Tramway
New to Geo-caching? Come and learn the basics to get you started!
May 23 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 Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 23 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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.
May 23 End Date

Wildflower Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
It's wildflower time in Texas!
May 23 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
May 23 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
May 23 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Ranger Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike through the park.
May 23 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
May 23 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside
May 23 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 2:00 PM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
May 23 End Date

Flutter, Dart and Dash

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to explore and identify the butterflies at Blanco State Park.
May 23 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
May 23 End Date

Plan Bee

Galveston Island State Park
Visit a hive, dance like a bee, hike a trail, and smell the flowers!
May 23 End Date

Night skies, during the day!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come unlock a mystery or two about the night sky!
May 23 End Date

Canines & Campers

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Dogs and their owners are welcome on this hike!
May 23 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Paddling tour with sunset views.
May 23 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 23 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
May 23 End Date

Moths in the Moonlight

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to explore and identify moths at Blanco State Park.
May 23 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

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

Stars over our parks!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch the lights of the big city, and come see the natural lights in the sky!
May 23 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.
May 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!
May 24 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 24 End Date

Bird Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
May 24 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 24 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 24 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 24 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
May 24 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 24 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 24 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
May 24 End Date

Foods from the Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join Miss Kellie for a discussion on the heirloom varieties of vegetables we grow here at Barrington.
May 24 End Date

Canoeing 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of paddling on the Blanco River.
May 24 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
May 24 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
May 24 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the buttery garden and hiking trails.
May 24 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their impact at Mother Neff State Park.
May 24 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
May 25 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 26 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 26 End Date

Ladies Only Evening Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 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!
May 27 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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.
May 27 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Intepretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary.
May 27 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
May 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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.
May 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.
May 28 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
May 28 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
May 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 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.
May 29 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
May 29 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 29 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
May 29 End Date

Texas Fly Fishing Expo 2015

New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
“Destination Texas – All Fish All Waters”. Adult and youth activities to learn more about fly fishing.
May 29 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights, headlamps or black lights and discover the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
May 29 End Date

Ribbit, Croak and Roar!

Blanco State Park
Learn about the different calls of frogs and toads!
May 29 End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Sample a Dutch Oven Dessert!
May 30 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
May 30 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
May 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!
May 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 30 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
May 30 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 30 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 30 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 30 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
May 30 End Date

2HR Ranger Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure where? Join a Ranger for a fun paddling adventure.
May 30 End Date

Huntsville State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

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.
May 30 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 30 End Date

Guadalupe River State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Open)

Guadalupe River 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.
May 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.
May 30 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 30 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 30 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 30 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 30 End Date

Stumpy Hollow Hike

Inks Lake State Park
An hour hike to explore the flora and fauna of Stumpy Hollow with a Master Naturalist.
May 30 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 30 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
May 30 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
May 30 End Date

Texas Heritage Festival

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Celebration of Texas Heritage with Buffalo Soldiers, Music, Dancing, and Fun Activities
May 30 End Date

Prairie Dogs: Talk of the Town

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Get the scoop on these comical critters of the prairie.
May 30 End Date

Canoeing 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of paddling on the Blanco River.
May 30 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 30 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
May 30 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 Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 30 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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.
May 30 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
May 30 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
May 30 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Ranger Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike through the park.
May 30 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
May 30 End Date

All About Bison

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
All About the icon of the prairie.
May 30 End Date

Flutter, Dart and Dash

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to explore and identify the butterflies at Blanco State Park.
May 30 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Bastrop State Park
May 30 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
May 30 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
May 30 End Date

Plan Bee

Galveston Island State Park
Visit a hive, dance like a bee, hike a trail, and smell the flowers!
May 30 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 30 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
May 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!
May 31 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park
May 31 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
May 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 31 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 31 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
May 31 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.
May 31 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.
May 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.
May 31 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 31 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
May 31 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
May 31 End Date

Flutter, Dart and Dash

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to explore and identify the butterflies at Blanco State Park.
May 31 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the buttery garden and hiking trails.
May 31 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their impact at Mother Neff State Park.

June 2015

Jun 1 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 2 End Date

Summer Fun for Everyone

Brazos Bend State Park
Jun 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!
Jun 3 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 4 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 4 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 4 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 5 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Jun 5 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jun 5 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jun 5 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 5 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hit the trails in honor of National Trails Day; this year will add a short Leave No Trace workshop before the hike!
Jun 6 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
Jun 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!
Jun 6 End Date

Scavenger Hunt Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Seek and ye shall find!
Jun 6 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jun 6 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 6 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jun 6 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 6 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 6 End Date

Big Bend Ranch State Park National Trails Day Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Take a guided hike at Big Bend Ranch State Park on June 6th and join with the rest of the Nation in celebration of “National Trails Day”. It will be good for your body, your mind, and your soul!
Jun 6 End Date

Project WILD

Dallas - Dallas Zoo
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 6 End Date

National Fishing Day

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Kick off summer with free hot dogs and soft drinks, games and fishing!
Jun 6 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 6 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Jun 6 End Date

Galveston Island | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming!)

Galveston Island 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.
Jun 6 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jun 6 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Jun 6 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Jun 6 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Jun 6 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jun 6 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Jun 6 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 6 End Date

Annual LBJ Fishing Day

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Free fishing clinic for children and families.
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day Hikes

Copper Breaks State Park
Park rangers will lead guided trail hikes at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. guides will point out wildlife, plant life, geological features, discuss area folklore and tell tales.
Jun 6 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 6 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jun 6 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Jun 6 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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.
Jun 6 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jun 6 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Jun 6 End Date

Turtle Talk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Turtles are nature's submarines, come and see why.
Jun 6 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Jun 6 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jun 6 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Jun 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!
Jun 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 7 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Jun 7 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 7 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jun 7 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jun 7 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 7 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Jun 7 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the buttery garden and hiking trails.
Jun 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!
Jun 10 End Date

Aquatic WILD

Denton - Elm Fork Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 10 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 11 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 11 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 11 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 12 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Jun 12 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jun 12 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jun 12 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 12 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 13 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
Jun 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!
Jun 13 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jun 13 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 13 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jun 13 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 13 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year.
Jun 13 End Date

2HR Ranger Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure where? Join a Ranger for a fun paddling adventure.
Jun 13 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Bastrop State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 13 End Date

Archery 101

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

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Jun 13 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 13 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jun 13 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jun 13 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Jun 13 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 13 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 13 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jun 13 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Jun 13 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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.
Jun 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Jun 13 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jun 13 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Jun 13 End Date

Turtle Talk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Turtles are nature's submarines, come and see why.
Jun 13 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Jun 13 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jun 13 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick Ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
Jun 13 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Jun 13 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
Jun 13 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky Parks in Texas.
Jun 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!
Jun 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 14 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Jun 14 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 14 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jun 14 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jun 14 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 14 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Jun 14 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the buttery garden and hiking trails.
Jun 15 End Date

"Camp Wild"

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Immerse yourself in the Texas Outdoors at "Camp Wild" where children will learn valuable knowledge about protecting our natural resources, while having fun in a wilderness setting! During this week-long day camp children will learn about Wildlife, Water and Habitats, and will become Junior Rangers! Children will be engaged through hands-on activities: Setting up Camp, Outdoor Cooking, Fishing, Archery, Nature Hikes and keeping their very own Nature Journal.
Jun 16 End Date

"Camp Wild"

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Immerse yourself in the Texas Outdoors at "Camp Wild" where children will learn valuable knowledge about protecting our natural resources, while having fun in a wilderness setting! During this week-long day camp children will learn about Wildlife, Water and Habitats, and will become Junior Rangers! Children will be engaged through hands-on activities: Setting up Camp, Outdoor Cooking, Fishing, Archery, Nature Hikes and keeping their very own Nature Journal.
Jun 16 End Date

Project WILD

Jefferson - Jefferson Transportation and Visitors Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 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!
Jun 17 End Date

"Camp Wild"

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Immerse yourself in the Texas Outdoors at "Camp Wild" where children will learn valuable knowledge about protecting our natural resources, while having fun in a wilderness setting! During this week-long day camp children will learn about Wildlife, Water and Habitats, and will become Junior Rangers! Children will be engaged through hands-on activities: Setting up Camp, Outdoor Cooking, Fishing, Archery, Nature Hikes and keeping their very own Nature Journal.
Jun 17 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 18 End Date

"Camp Wild"

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Immerse yourself in the Texas Outdoors at "Camp Wild" where children will learn valuable knowledge about protecting our natural resources, while having fun in a wilderness setting! During this week-long day camp children will learn about Wildlife, Water and Habitats, and will become Junior Rangers! Children will be engaged through hands-on activities: Setting up Camp, Outdoor Cooking, Fishing, Archery, Nature Hikes and keeping their very own Nature Journal.
Jun 18 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 18 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 18 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 19 End Date

"Camp Wild"

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Immerse yourself in the Texas Outdoors at "Camp Wild" where children will learn valuable knowledge about protecting our natural resources, while having fun in a wilderness setting! During this week-long day camp children will learn about Wildlife, Water and Habitats, and will become Junior Rangers! Children will be engaged through hands-on activities: Setting up Camp, Outdoor Cooking, Fishing, Archery, Nature Hikes and keeping their very own Nature Journal.
Jun 19 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Wonderful Wetlands

Sea Center Texas
Learn all about the wonderful wetlands from food chains to what makes a wetland so special. Muck around in the Sea Center wetlands and get up close and personal with the creatures that call it home.
Jun 19 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Jun 19 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jun 19 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jun 19 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 19 End Date

Blanco State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Open)

Blanco 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.
Jun 19 End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
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.
Jun 19 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join the Hill Country Astronomers (HCA) for a special night of stargazing at one of the few International Dark Sky Association recognized parks. As the sun sets, the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter will be aligned, and the moon will cast a shadow across Jupiter's face, also known as a Shadow Transit. The sun sets at 8:40 pm and participants will need to be in attendance by 8:00 pm as we will have a minimal amount of parking after the sun sets. Please refrain from bringing "white light" flashlights as they will disrupt "night vision". Bring lights equipped with a red filter.
Jun 20 End Date

Bike Ride & Maintenance Clinic

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Come learn the basic bicycle maintenance and challenge yourself!
Jun 20 End Date

Larry Criss Memorial Fishing Tournament

Copper Breaks State Park
Third annual fishing tournament.
Jun 20 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
Jun 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!
Jun 20 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Jun 20 End Date

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Jun 20 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jun 20 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 20 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jun 20 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 20 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 20 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 20 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Jun 20 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Jun 20 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jun 20 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jun 20 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Jun 20 End Date

Lost Pines Adventure Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a short hike to learn about our local flora and fauna.
Jun 20 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 20 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jun 20 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Jun 20 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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.
Jun 20 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jun 20 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Jun 20 End Date

Father's Day Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come make a special gift for Father's Day!
Jun 20 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Jun 20 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jun 20 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Paddling tour with sunset views.
Jun 20 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
Jun 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!
Jun 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 21 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Jun 21 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 21 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jun 21 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jun 21 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 21 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Jun 21 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the buttery garden and hiking trails.
Jun 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!
Jun 24 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 25 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 25 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 25 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 26 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Aquariumania

Sea Center Texas
Take an in-depth look at what it takes to run the Sea Center aquariums. Go on an aquarium scavenger hunt, take a behind the scenes tour and dissect a squid!
Jun 26 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Jun 26 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jun 26 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jun 26 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 26 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights, headlamps or black lights and discover the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Jun 27 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Jun 27 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
Jun 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!
Jun 27 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jun 27 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 27 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jun 27 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 27 End Date

2HR Ranger Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure where? Join a Ranger for a fun paddling adventure.
Jun 27 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Jun 27 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Jun 27 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jun 27 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jun 27 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Jun 27 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 27 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jun 27 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Jun 27 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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.
Jun 27 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jun 27 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Jun 27 End Date

Homemade Sundial Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Who needs a watch when you have a portable sundial?
Jun 27 End Date

Family Paddling Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Get some instructions and get on the water!
Jun 27 End Date

Paddling Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Learn the basics of paddling and a short excursion on the water.
Jun 27 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jun 27 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
Jun 28 End Date

Last Sunday Hike: Dad's Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's celebrate all of our Dads with a hike!
Jun 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!
Jun 28 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
Jun 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 28 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Jun 28 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 28 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jun 28 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 28 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Jun 28 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the buttery garden and hiking trails.

July 2015

Jul 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!
Jul 1 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 2 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jul 2 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 2 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 3 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Jul 3 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 3 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 3 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 4 End Date

Fireworks on the Brazos!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Jul 4 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
Jul 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!
Jul 4 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jul 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 4 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jul 4 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 4 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jul 4 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jul 4 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Jul 4 End Date

July 4th at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate the 4th of July the old fashioned way at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.
Jul 4 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 4 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jul 4 End Date

Turtle Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Story time with the Ranger.
Jul 4 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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 4 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jul 4 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Jul 4 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jul 4 End Date

Cowboy Songs and Native American Tales

Copper Breaks State Park
Singer and horse whisperer Larry Hannon will join park ranger David Turner to sing traditional cowboy songs and tell traditional Native American stories.
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. Free fishing until 8:30pm.
Jul 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!
Jul 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 5 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 5 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 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jul 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!
Jul 8 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 9 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jul 9 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 9 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 10 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Water World

Sea Center Texas
Water, H2O, or agua, no matter how you say it, nothing is more important than water. Absorb yourself in the water cycle, make a cloud in a jar and create a mini rainwater harvest system.
Jul 10 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Jul 10 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 10 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 10 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 11 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, cameras, scopes, binoculars, hats/caps, sunglasses, water, snacks, and insect repellent.
Jul 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!
Jul 11 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jul 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 11 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jul 11 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Bastrop State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 11 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Jul 11 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jul 11 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Jul 11 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jul 11 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Jul 11 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jul 11 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Jul 11 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jul 11 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick Ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
Jul 11 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
Jul 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!
Jul 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 12 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 12 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 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jul 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!
Jul 15 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 16 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jul 16 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 16 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 17 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Wonderful Wetlands

Sea Center Texas
Learn all about the wonderful wetlands from food chains to what makes a wetland so special. Muck around in the Sea Center wetlands and get up close and personal with the creatures that call it home.
Jul 17 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Jul 17 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 17 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 17 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 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!
Jul 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Jul 18 End Date

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Jul 18 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jul 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 18 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jul 18 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 18 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 18 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Jul 18 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jul 18 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Jul 18 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jul 18 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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 18 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jul 18 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Jul 18 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jul 18 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Paddling tour with sunset views.
Jul 18 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
Jul 18 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
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
Jul 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!
Jul 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 19 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 19 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 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jul 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!
Jul 22 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 23 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jul 23 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 23 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 24 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Jul 24 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 24 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 24 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 25 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Jul 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!
Jul 25 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jul 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 25 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jul 25 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 25 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Jul 25 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jul 25 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jul 25 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the Interpretive Park Ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Jul 25 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jul 25 End Date

Turtle Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Story time with the Ranger.
Jul 25 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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 25 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jul 25 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Jul 25 End Date

Family Paddling Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Get some instructions and get on the water!
Jul 25 End Date

Paddling Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Learn the basics of paddling and a short excursion on the water.
Jul 25 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jul 25 End Date

Cowboy Songs

Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer and whisperer Larry Hannon will sing traditional and original cowboy songs.
Jul 25 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
Jul 26 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike to the top of Ranger Peak!
Jul 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!
Jul 26 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
Jul 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 26 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 26 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 26 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jul 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!
Jul 29 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 30 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jul 30 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 30 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 31 End Date

Growing Up WILD

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 31 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Aquariumania

Sea Center Texas
Take an in-depth look at what it takes to run the Sea Center aquariums. Go on an aquarium scavenger hunt, take a behind the scenes tour and dissect a squid!
Jul 31 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Jul 31 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 31 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 31 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 31 End Date

Chemistry Roadshow! by Texas A&M University

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
It's not magic, it's science!

August 2015

Aug 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!
Aug 1 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 1 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Aug 1 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 1 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 1 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Aug 1 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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 1 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 1 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 1 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Aug 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!
Aug 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 2 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 2 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 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!
Aug 5 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 6 End Date

Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Combo Workshop

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 6 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Aug 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 7 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Water World

Sea Center Texas
Water, H2O, or agua, no matter how you say it, nothing is more important than water. Absorb yourself in the water cycle, make a cloud in a jar and create a mini rainwater harvest system.
Aug 7 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Aug 7 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 7 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 7 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 8 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Aug 8 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 8 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Aug 8 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 8 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 8 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Aug 8 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Aug 8 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 8 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 8 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Aug 8 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick Ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
Aug 8 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
Aug 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!
Aug 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 9 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 9 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 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!
Aug 12 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 13 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Aug 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, put your skills to the test, and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 14 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way. CANCELLED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Aug 14 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 14 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 14 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Aug 15 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 15 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Aug 15 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 15 End Date

Project WILD

Humble - Jesse Jones Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 15 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Aug 15 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 15 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 15 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Aug 15 End Date

Turtle Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Story time with the Ranger.
Aug 15 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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 15 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 15 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 15 End Date

Family Paddling Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Get some instructions and get on the water!
Aug 15 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Aug 15 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Paddling tour with sunset views.
Aug 15 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
in its 19th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State