Calendar of Events

All Events

May 2016

May 27 End Date

Songbird Walks

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.
May 27 End Date

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come birding with us!
May 27 End Date

Memorial Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping will be available the nights of May 27-29
May 27 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
May 27 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
May 27 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
May 27 End Date

Birds & Blooms Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
An hour hike to explore the flora and fauna of the new Devil's Backbone Nature Trail
May 27 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
May 27 End Date

Sheldon Lake State Park Tour

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a ranger to learn more about the park!
May 27 End Date

Color Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join us on a color safari! This program will focus on exploring nature through color.
May 27 End Date

Backyard Bass: Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass!
May 27 End Date

Canyon Campout in McKelligon Canyon

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join rangers from Franklin Mountains SP and our partners from El Paso City Parks and Recreation for a fun-filled evening for all ages to get outside and connect with nature. Enjoy archery 101, outdoor skills programs, campfire marshmallow roasting, and more!
May 27 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
May 27 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
May 27 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
May 27 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
May 27 End Date

Bat Watch

Caddo Lake State Park
SORRY, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Learn about the secret lives of bats!
May 27 End Date

Friday Night Frog Talk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Find out who's croaking in your pond!
May 27 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*
May 28 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!
May 28 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
May 28 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
May 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!
May 28 End Date

Arts In The Parks Photo Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
May 28 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
May 28 End Date

Kayak with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!
May 28 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Bird Blind Beauties

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come down to the bird blind and see some of the beautiful spring migrants and year-round feathered residents of Pedernales Falls. One of our volunteer bird blind attendants can help you with bird IDs and/or loaner binoculars.
May 28 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
May 28 End Date

Monthly Bird Walk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us to spot some of our feathered friends!
May 28 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
May 28 End Date

Bugs-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Join the park ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a morning of chasing six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers.
May 28 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
May 28 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Master Naturalist for our weekly guided nature hike on the open section of the Blue Trail (Winding Woodland Trail) at Buescher State Park.
May 28 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Master Naturalist for our weekly guided nature hike on the short loop (Yellow Trail -> Red Trail -> Black Trail) at Bastrop State Park!
May 28 End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Fish at the pond in Lost Maples with a Ranger.
May 28 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
May 28 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
May 28 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
May 28 End Date

Family Fun Day

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Bring the family out to the park!
May 28 End Date

Rock-n-Art!

Garner State Park
Join us in learning geology through art! (ages 7+)
May 28 End Date

Tech Tour

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out how to combine technology and the great outdoors!
May 28 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Pearland, TX - Bass Pro Shops
Become A TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
May 28 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
May 28 End Date

Food from the Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
May 28 End Date

Chainsaws and Wildflowers

Eisenhower State Park
Learn about how the park protects its prairie habitats. Watch a live chainsaw demonstration, and then create a craft inspired by native wildflowers.
May 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive?
May 28 End Date

Predator Hike

Lockhart State Park
What hunters roam in the park?
May 28 End Date

Butterfly Beauties

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us at the Pedernales Falls Bird Blind and explore our beautiful butterfly garden. We will have butterfly crafts, colorful ID guides, and even a Monarch Migration game you can play. Let's see if you are as tough as a butterfly!
May 28 End Date

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Buffalo Soldiers at Battleship State Historic site. History, Outdoor Skills and, tons of fun for the entire family no matter your age.
May 28 End Date

Archery 101

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow.
May 28 End Date

Geology Rocks!

Inks Lake State Park
A mile hike that focuses on our park's unique geology.
May 28 End Date

Fish Printing

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, fast Ranger program on fish and printmaking at beach picnic tables.
May 28 End Date

Memorial Weekend Family Fun Day

Inks Lake State Park
Five fun different activities to experience all in one day!
May 28 End Date

Geocaching 101

Cedar Hill State Park
Go on a high-tech treasure hunt!
May 28 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Blanco State Park
Learn about wildflowers!
May 28 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
May 28 End Date

'Make & Take' Arts and Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
May 28 End Date

"Fossil Diggin'"

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 28 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
May 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.
May 28 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a WHOLE new way--with art!
May 28 End Date

Pond Dipping

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to see what tiny animals are living in our lake.
May 28 End Date

Nature Walk on Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about history and nature as you tour historic Penn Farm!
May 28 End Date

Build a Bird Workshop

Eisenhower State Park
Let nature inspire you!
May 28 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
May 28 End Date

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Archery is one of the safest outdoor activities and here is your chance to learn this wonderful outdoor skill at Guadalupe River State Park.
May 28 End Date

Yucca, The All in One Plant of the Desert

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you wondered what the tall plant with spikes and the large white flower bunch is? It's more than a pretty plant- it has dozens of uses from thread to medicine to food. Learn how to make rope from its leaves, and how it can help you clean up from a day of playing in the mountains. Interpretive Center.
May 28 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 28 End Date

Geocaching Color Race

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come learn the basics of geocaching with a competitive twist! Can you make it to each animal color station before the other teams? Please email wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov to register.
May 28 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
May 28 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
We will talk about constellations, moon phases, and viewing helps. Make a sky wheel you can take with you and use wherever you go.
May 28 End Date

River Rangers! - 2:30 pm

South Llano River State Park
Let's see if the river is healthy!
May 28 End Date

Geocaching 101

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.
May 28 End Date

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

Bastrop State Park
Ever wonder where those iconic brown and yellow signs come from? Meet the man behind the signs, Ranger Willie! Tour the Historic Sign Shop at Bastrop State Park and even paint a sign that will be installed somewhere in a state park, natural area, or fishery in Texas!
May 28 End Date

Basic Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What's that bird?
May 28 End Date

Skunks of Texas

Palmetto State Park
Enjoy an expert talk about the diversity of skunks in the Lone Star state. Fun for all ages!
May 28 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center. Monday programs at 7pm Saturday programs at 3pm.
May 28 End Date

Critters of North Texas

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about the critters that call North Texas home!
May 28 End Date

Sky's Above Us Day

Purtis Creek State Park
Activities, games and art projects to help us remember to look up and be amazed at things in the sky above us.
May 28 End Date

En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside.
May 28 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling tour with sunset views.
May 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Activities

Cedar Hill State Park
Earn bragging rights at Cedar Hill State Park!
May 28 End Date

Snakes and More! Guest Presentation - 7:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what snakes and other reptiles live in the park!
May 28 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park after dark!
May 28 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come be amazed at the vast expanse of the galaxy we live in.
May 28 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour - Max Capacity Reached

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A Memorial Day (Night) tour of the stars above Hueco Tanks SP & HS.
May 28 End Date

Sunset Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join Ranger Laura for a hike into the night.
May 28 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
May 28 End Date

Light Painting Workshop

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
This event has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
May 28 End Date

"Night Hike"

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 28 End Date

Stargazing

Purtis Creek State Park
Come and enjoy learning about and viewing the night sky.
May 28 End Date

Campfire Lullaby With Gong

Brazos Bend State Park
May 28 End Date

Critters of West Texas

Balmorhea State Park
Guess various sounds made by animals in West Texas, then learn their true identity and cool facts about them.
May 28 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 28 End Date

Constellations in the Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Stargazing with telescopes underneath one of the darkest night skies in Texas!
May 29 End Date

Night Hike - 8:45 pm

South Llano River State Park
Experience the park after dark!
May 29 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Hike to the top of Ranger Peak!
May 29 End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
View the specialty birds of South Texas.
May 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!
May 29 End Date

Hiking the Prairie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 29 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
May 29 End Date

Geocaching 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 29 End Date

Morning Meditative Gong

Brazos Bend State Park
May 29 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
May 29 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
May 29 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 29 End Date

Pond Exploration

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Use a dip net to explore what critters live beneath the pond's surface!
May 29 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
May 29 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (recommended ages 10 and up)
May 29 End Date

Wildflower & Pollinator Hike - Special Registration Required!

Bastrop State Park
Discover an area of the park typically closed to visitors. This hike will be led by a Texas Master Naturalist, and will require a five mile drive out to the hike location in a personal high-clearance vehicle.
May 29 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
May 29 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
May 29 End Date

Flutter, Dart, and Dash

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to explore and identify the butterflies at Blanco State Park.
May 29 End Date

Beach Safety 101

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger led safety games for families.
May 29 End Date

Juniper Ridge Picnic Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come discover one of the nicest trails in the park with us. The Juniper Ridge Trail may be less traveled but the views are not to be missed. Bring a picnic or snacks and we will find a private picnic spot! Our trail guides will be along to point out all the beautiful spring plants and animals along the path.
May 29 End Date

Fishing 101

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Tips, tricks, and training for beginning anglers!
May 29 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
May 29 End Date

How Do Birds Fly?

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Weight, Lift, Drag, and Thrust!
May 29 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
May 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
May 29 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 29 End Date

Trap Ball Game

Garner State Park
Come and play this fun, colonial bat-and-ball game which led to baseball!
May 29 End Date

The Steamboat That Saved Texas

Brazos Bend State Park
May 29 End Date

Penn Farm Tour

Cedar Hill State Park
Tour historic Penn Farm!
May 29 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 2:30 pm

South Llano River State Park
Get hooked on this high-tech treasure hunt!
May 29 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
May 29 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
May 29 End Date

Butter Churning

Cedar Hill State Park
Churn butter the old fashioned way!
May 29 End Date

Arts and Nature

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Nature Crafts
May 29 End Date

Story Time

Brazos Bend State Park
May 29 End Date

Butterflies of West Texas & a Bit of West Texas History

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Butterflies go fluttering by, on colored wings that catch the eye. On wings of orange, and silvery blue, on wings of golden yellow, too.
May 29 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.
May 30 End Date

Sunrise Canoe Tour

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Wake up on the water
May 30 End Date

Bird Watching For Beginners

Brazos Bend State Park
May 30 End Date

Japanese Fish Printing - 9 am

South Llano River State Park
Learn Gyotaku, the art of fish printing!
May 30 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
May 30 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Arts in the Parks program on the beach.
May 30 End Date

Wildlife Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
May 30 End Date

Beach Safety 101

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger led safety games for families.
May 30 End Date

High-Tech Treasure Hunt

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Search for Sheldon Lake's hidden treasure!
May 30 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? Do you want to know how bombardier beetles protect themselves, how vinegaroons are great parents, or why ants help raise walking sticks from an egg? Discover answers to these questions and more about the kooky, weird, and fascinating creatures visiting the park this summer! At the Interpretive Center. Monday programs at 7pm Saturday programs at 3pm.
May 31 End Date

Biking with a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come explore Bentsen from a different perspective!
May 31 End Date

Nature Walk! Get a Head Start on the BioBlitz Checklist!

Davis Mountains State Park
This is your chance to walk with a ranger before the BioBlitz to find out where some of your checklist plants and animals are hiding. Meet at the Interpretive Center and we'll walk and talk about the plants and animals that you'll need to find for the BioBlitz scavenger hunt the next day!
May 31 End Date

History of Calliham

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

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn the ropes to get you started birding, or improve your skills if you are a seasoned birder. Join us in the Interpretive Center for a one-hour program to get your day started on the right wing!
May 31 End Date

Smartphone and Digital Photography 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Photographer Derrick Birdsall will take the mystery out of getting that perfect shot with your phone when you are competing in the Davis Mountains Mini BioBlitz! Bring your phone and your hardest questions. At the Indian Lodge Lobby. Tuesday, May 31st: 3:00 and 6:00pm Wednesday June 1st: 5:00pm
May 31 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Something just zipped by your head and you can't help but wonder 'What Was That?!' Find out the answers at this beginning birding program! In the Interpretive Center at 10am.

June 2016

Jun 1 End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
View the specialty birds of South Texas.
Jun 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!
Jun 1 End Date

GOING TO GARNER - 75 Years of Memories

Garner State Park
Join us for a very special and historical day... The 75th anniversary of Garner State Park's grand opening!
Jun 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 1 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 1 End Date

Smartphone and Digital Photography 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Photographer Derrick Birdsall will take the mystery out of getting that perfect shot with your phone when you are competing in the Davis Mountains Mini BioBlitz! Bring your phone and your hardest questions. At the Indian Lodge Lobby. Tuesday, May 31st: 3:00 and 6:00pm Wednesday June 1st: 5:00pm
Jun 1 End Date

Mini BioBlitz at the Davis Mountains State Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a race to find as many plants and animals that you can and win prizes! This program is an introduction to Citizen Science, biodiversity, conservation and being active in nature! Kids welcome. Call the park at 432-426-3337 for more information.
Jun 2 End Date

Songbird Walks

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.
Jun 2 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 2 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Jun 2 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

History of Calliham

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

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Want to learn or improve your Archery skills? There will be a free Archery clinic every Thursday in June and July at LBJ State Park Baseball field. Archery Equipment will be provided by the Park to use for this clinic.
Jun 3 End Date

Songbird Walks

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.
Jun 3 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jun 3 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
Jun 3 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jun 3 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Growing Up Wild

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

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jun 3 End Date

Junior Ranger Adventure

Inks Lake State Park
A fun hike and a chance to learn stewardship from a park ranger.
Jun 3 End Date

Wildlife Habitat Management Workshop

Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area
Free habitat management workshop on the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area.
Jun 3 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jun 3 End Date

Nature Hike

Huntsville State Park
Join us on a short 0.24 mile hike and learn about the flora and (maybe) fauna of the Park.
Jun 3 End Date

Color Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join us on a color safari! This program will focus on exploring nature through color.
Jun 3 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Jun 3 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Jun 3 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 to reserve your spot.
Jun 3 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.
Jun 3 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 3 End Date

Twilight Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A casual hike down the Valley Spring Creek trail as the sun sets.
Jun 3 End Date

Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the park after dark!
Jun 4 End Date

National Trails Day 2016

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 4 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Jun 4 End Date

Pier Fishing With A Ranger

Purtis Creek State Park
Mentored fishing opportunity to learn about the bait and tackle many use to catch fish from the piers.
Jun 4 End Date

National Fishing Day - Youth Fishing

Sea Center Texas
Pack your sunscreen, hat, lawn chair and fishing gear for catch-and-release fishing at our marine fish hatchery and visitor education center.
Jun 4 End Date

National Trails Day! Mine Tour (Limited to 20 participants)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's head underground to explore some of the hidden secrets of the Franklin Mountains!
Jun 4 End Date

National Trails Day Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Be part of the country’s largest celebration of trails with an artsy twist!
Jun 4 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jun 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Jun 4 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Jun 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!
Jun 4 End Date

Morning Hike on the Woodland Trail (Blue)

Inks Lake State Park
A 3 mile morning trek to celebrate National Trails Day
Jun 4 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

San Antonio, TX - South Side Lions Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 4 End Date

National Trails Day Celebration

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a celebration of National Trails Day with the National Park Service and the El Camino Real National Historic Trail Association!
Jun 4 End Date

National Trails Day Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
It's National Trails Day and we're celebrating by offering tours and guided hikes on many of our different trails!
Jun 4 End Date

22nd Annual Mark Howell Memorial Fishing Rodeo

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Lake Arrowhead State Park invites you to join us for the 22nd Annual Mark Howell Memorial Fishing Rodeo, Kids fish and Adult Rough Fish contest!
Jun 4 End Date

Weekend Warrior - Trail Maintenance Day (Monthly)

Bastrop State Park
In honor of National Trails Day, show our trails how much you love them by teaming up with other volunteers and a Ranger to learn how to keep them in tip top shape!
Jun 4 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - Dallas Zoo
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 4 End Date

National Trails Day-Workstravaganza

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us to celebrate National Trails Day! We will be removing invasive plants and preparing our butterfly garden for new walkways. Trail treats and cool water will be provided at the work site, but bring sturdy leather gloves! Please RSVP to this event by emailing: wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov.
Jun 4 End Date

National Fishing Day

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Kick off summer with free hot dogs and soft drinks, games and fishing!
Jun 4 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jun 4 End Date

Abilene Outdoor Adventures

Abilene, TX, TX - Grover Nelson Park
Celebrate national fishing day.
Jun 4 End Date

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Archery is one of the safest outdoor activities and here is your chance to learn this wonderful outdoor skill at Guadalupe River State Park.
Jun 4 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 4 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jun 4 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Master Naturalist for our weekly guided nature hike on the open section of the Blue Trail (Winding Woodland Trail) at Buescher State Park.
Jun 4 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Master Naturalist for our weekly guided nature hike on the short loop (Yellow Trail -> Red Trail -> Black Trail) at Bastrop State Park!
Jun 4 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jun 4 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Jun 4 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jun 4 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the plants and animals that make Lockhart State Park special!
Jun 4 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jun 4 End Date

Shoreline Kayaking Tour

Eisenhower State Park
(FULL - WAIT LIST FORMING) See the park's magnificent rocky bluffs from the water on a guided kayaking tour.
Jun 4 End Date

Annual Fishing Day at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
This event is a fishing clinic for children and families. After fishing on the Pedernales River there will be a short clinic for all the participants. It is hosted through a partnership by LBJ State Park & Historic Site and Wal-Mart. (No pets allowed)
Jun 4 End Date

Hike Into History - National Trails Day

Garner State Park
Join us on a guided hike along our newly-reclaimed "Old CCC Trail!"
Jun 4 End Date

Buffalo Soldiers

Brazos Bend State Park
Jun 4 End Date

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Brazos Bend State Park
Buffalo Soldiers at Brazos Bend State Park. History, Outdoor Skills and, tons of fun for the entire family no matter your age
Jun 4 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Jun 4 End Date

Beach Safety 101

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led safety games for families.
Jun 4 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jun 4 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
Jun 4 End Date

Alligators In The Wild

Brazos Bend State Park
Jun 4 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jun 4 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 4 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.
Jun 4 End Date

Geocaching

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

Turtle Safari

Blanco State Park
Explore the lives of turtles.
Jun 4 End Date

National Trails Day Trailway Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
It's National Trails Day and we're celebrating by offering tours on several of our different trails!
Jun 4 End Date

Art in the Park - Painting in the Park

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for some nature-inspired painting projects!
Jun 4 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Jun 4 End Date

Nightscape Photography

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Spend a night under the stars at beautiful Enchanted Rock State Park while learning the foundations of composition and exposure for night photography.
Jun 4 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demo

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Dutch ovens are a fun way to cook when camping!
Jun 4 End Date

Arts In The Parks

Brazos Bend State Park
Jun 4 End Date

Rock Skipping Contest

McKinney Falls State Park
Show off your rock skipping skills!
Jun 4 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling tour with sunset views.
Jun 4 End Date

Photography Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Jun 4 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who will catch the big one!
Jun 4 End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
Get away from the city lights and enjoy the star-filled sky over the state park.
Jun 4 End Date

"Dino Hike and a Movie"

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 4 End Date

Stories and S'mores

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us around the campfire for some delicious treats and stories. If you have a great story, we want to hear yours too!
Jun 4 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park after dark!
Jun 4 End Date

Devils Backbone Nature Trail Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Check out the beauty of our new trail as the sun goes down
Jun 4 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.
Jun 4 End Date

Night Sky Program

Lake Whitney State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS THE PARK IS CLOSED. Spend the evening exploring the night skies by telescope. A retired National Park Service astronomer will be identifying stars, nebulas and galaxies. Young, as well as old, will find the evening filled with interesting and fun facts about our universe!
Jun 4 End Date

Spider Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A fun nighttime activity involving spiders . . . yes, really, it’s fun!
Jun 4 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 21st year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. The June StarWalk begins around 8:30 p.m.. Sun Fun, solar observing, is at 5:00 p.m.
Jun 4 End Date

Prowlin' for Owls

Guadalupe River State Park
We’re heading out for a hootin’ good time .
Jun 4 End Date

Stargazing in the Park

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples is having a stargazing with the help of the San Antonio Astronomical Society on June 04, 2016. We will have multiple telescopes and dark skies to help see the wonders of the night sky.
Jun 4 End Date

Bats of the Texas Panhandle

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Are all bats hairy, scary things rushing past on muffled wings. Out of caves into the night, on some silent, secret flight? I think not! I think they're great! No matter size or shape or weight. From radio waves to airplane wings. Bats can teach us many things!
Jun 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!
Jun 5 End Date

The Limestone Ledge Trail Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 5 End Date

Plants of The Rock

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Texas Master Naturalist or Park Ranger for a short 1/2 mile hike on our recently designated interpretive trail to identify some of the plant species at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.
Jun 5 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jun 5 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jun 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jun 5 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jun 5 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Jun 5 End Date

Geocaching 101

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt.
Jun 5 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jun 5 End Date

Juniper Ridge Picnic Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come discover one of the nicest trails in the park with us. The Juniper Ridge Trail may be less traveled but the views are not to be missed. Bring a picnic or snacks and we will find a private picnic spot! Our trail guides will be along to point out all the beautiful spring plants and animals along the path.
Jun 5 End Date

Let's Go Fly A Kite!

McKinney Falls State Park
Bring your kite out to the park for some fun!
Jun 5 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jun 5 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Jun 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.
Jun 5 End Date

Pollination Station

Brazos Bend State Park
Jun 5 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Jun 5 End Date

Pond Life

Brazos Bend State Park
Jun 6 End Date

Habitats & History 2016 Summer Camp at San Jacinto SHS

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Summer Camp Dates: June 6 - 10, June 20 - 24, July 11 - 15, and July 25 – 29
Jun 7 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
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 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!
Jun 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 8 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 9 End Date

Songbird Walks

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.
Jun 9 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 9 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Houston, TX - Bayou Preservation Association
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 9 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Jun 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Geocaching 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn how to get started searching for hidden treasures around the world while getting outside! A ranger with years of experience will teach you what you need to know including how to use a GPS, and how to create your own cache. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Jun 9 End Date

History of Calliham

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

Reading with a Ranger - Turtles

Blanco State Park
Join us for an after school nature reading program at the Blanco Library.
Jun 9 End Date

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Want to learn or improve your Archery skills? There will be a free Archery clinic every Thursday in June and July at LBJ State Park Baseball field. Archery Equipment will be provided by the Park to use for this clinic.
Jun 10 End Date

Songbird Walks

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.
Jun 10 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jun 10 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
Jun 10 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jun 10 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Jun 10 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Jun 10 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jun 10 End Date

Junior Ranger Adventure

Inks Lake State Park
A fun hike and a chance to learn stewardship from a park ranger.
Jun 10 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Jun 10 End Date

Fun, Furry, and Freaky!

Huntsville State Park
Ever wondered what's lurking in the woods? Join us to find out about the fun, furry, and freaky creatures we have here at Huntsville!
Jun 10 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Jun 10 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Jun 10 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Jun 10 End Date

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

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 are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 10 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 10 End Date

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore McKinney Falls at night!
Jun 11 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Jun 11 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Jun 11 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jun 11 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Jun 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!
Jun 11 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jun 11 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Jun 11 End Date

Ascension Shelter Tour

Devils River State Natural Area
Hike down into the Ascension Shelter to view rock art.
Jun 11 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Jun 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 11 End Date

"Women Only" Hike to the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
This hike will be led by a Texas Master Naturalist that will cover cultural and natural history of Enchanted Rock. This hike is for "Women Only". Led by one of our star Naturalists.
Jun 11 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jun 11 End Date

Kayak with a Ranger

Lake Colorado City State Park
Great introduction to kayaking and getting out on the water
Jun 11 End Date

History of Pedernales Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a one mile hike down to the falls. We will discuss the history of Pedernales Falls and how it has shaped the wildlife, plants, and geology of the park as we see it today. This hike ends with a fascinating discovery in the rocks! (30-45 minutes)
Jun 11 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jun 11 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jun 11 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Jun 11 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jun 11 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

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

Archery 101

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow.
Jun 11 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Two-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Jun 11 End Date

Paws for Predators: Mountain Lions and Wolves

El Paso, TX - Memorial Garden Center
Join us for two great presentations on a couple of our favorite predators, Mountain Lions and Wolves!
Jun 11 End Date

American Alligators: The Last Living Dinosaurs

Huntsville State Park
Learn how American alligators have been able to survive throughout time in an up close, personal experience with one!
Jun 11 End Date

Out of the Ashes Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us for a mile long guided hike on the trails at Bastrop State Park.
Jun 11 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore the Lower Falls area with a ranger!
Jun 11 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Jun 11 End Date

Beach Safety 101

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led safety games for families.
Jun 11 End Date

Nature Hike

Huntsville State Park
Join us on a short 0.24 mile hike and learn about the flora and (maybe) fauna of the Park.
Jun 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Jun 11 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jun 11 End Date

Geocache 101

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Attention all treasure hunters...
Jun 11 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (recommended ages 10 and up)
Jun 11 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jun 11 End Date

Bark Ranger Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Bring your canine friend to earn their Bark Ranger Skills Badge! After the brief workshop, we will head out on the trails for a hike. Participants will receive a Bark Ranger Workshop tag to show off! Registration is required for this event.
Jun 11 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 11 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.
Jun 11 End Date

Turtle Safari

Blanco State Park
Explore the lives of turtles.
Jun 11 End Date

Bubbles in the Park

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for some old school fun!
Jun 11 End Date

En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside
Jun 11 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Jun 11 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jun 11 End Date

Solar Viewing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Safely view the sun through a telescope
Jun 11 End Date

Colors of the Wind Watercolor - Art in the Park!

Buescher State Park
Learn to paint with all the colors of the wind at Buescher State Park! No experience required! Watercolors, paper, and brushes provided by the park. Program will be led by artist and Park Ranger, Kristen!
Jun 11 End Date

Sounds of the Night

Huntsville State Park
Listen and learn about some common campground sounds that you hear at night, who makes those sounds, and why we shouldn’t be afraid of them.
Jun 11 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park after dark!
Jun 11 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association and Park staff for a night of stargazing!
Jun 11 End Date

Night Sounds Program

Purtis Creek State Park
Listening, learning and identification program of nocturnal species that inhabit the park.
Jun 11 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Jun 11 End Date

Name That Bird!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learn new songs! Songs written and performed by our native birds.”
Jun 11 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
Jun 11 End Date

Nocturnal Night Hike

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a short 0.24 mile hike through the woods at night.
Jun 11 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 12 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Jun 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!
Jun 12 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jun 12 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jun 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jun 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Early Bird Hike

Huntsville State Park
Listen and look for some common species of birds in the Park.
Jun 12 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jun 12 End Date

Juniper Ridge Picnic Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come discover one of the nicest trails in the park with us. The Juniper Ridge Trail may be less traveled but the views are not to be missed. Bring a picnic or snacks and we will find a private picnic spot! Our trail guides will be along to point out all the beautiful spring plants and animals along the path.
Jun 12 End Date

Rock Skipping Contest

McKinney Falls State Park
Show off your rock skipping skills!
Jun 12 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jun 12 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Jun 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.
Jun 12 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Jun 12 End Date

Stargazing Party

Monahans Sandhills State Park
Join us for a night of stars on the sand dunes of Monahans Sandhills State Park! Telescopes, snacks and sand discs for sliding on the dunes will be available.
Jun 14 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop-DFW Area

Lewisville, TX - Lewisville ISD Outdoor Learning Area
Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit attending a Texas Aquatic Science Teacher workshop. Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. RSVP to johnnie.smith@tpwd.texas.gov to attend.
Jun 14 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
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 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!
Jun 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 15 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 15 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Jun 16 End Date

Songbird Walks

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.
Jun 16 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 16 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Jun 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Project WILD Facilitator Training

San Antonio, TX - Hardberger Park
Training to conduct the Suite of WILD workshops - prerequisite required
Jun 16 End Date

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Jun 16 End Date

History of Calliham

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

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Want to learn or improve your Archery skills? There will be a free Archery clinic every Thursday in June and July at LBJ State Park Baseball field. Archery Equipment will be provided by the Park to use for this clinic.
Jun 17 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jun 17 End Date

Friday Morning Story Time: Hurry and the Monarch

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for story time at the "Reading Tree."
Jun 17 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
Jun 17 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jun 17 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Jun 17 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Huntsville State Park
Create works of art inspired by your visit to Huntsville State Park.
Jun 17 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Jun 17 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jun 17 End Date

Junior Ranger Adventure

Inks Lake State Park
A fun hike and a chance to learn stewardship from a park ranger.
Jun 17 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Jun 17 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Jun 17 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Jun 17 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Jun 17 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 17 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*
Jun 18 End Date

Gator Bait Race

Huntsville State Park
High traffic on trails for this race.
Jun 18 End Date

Guided Beginner's Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Jun 18 End Date

Hike Dinosaur Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Jun 18 End Date

Explore the Canyon

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jun 18 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Jun 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!
Jun 18 End Date
Jun 18 End Date

Ascension Shelter Tour

Devils River State Natural Area
Hike down into the Ascension Shelter to view rock art.
Jun 18 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Jun 18 End Date

Growing Up WILD Facilitator Training

San Antonio, TX - Hardberger Park
Training to conduct Growing Up WILD Workshops - prerequisite required
Jun 18 End Date

Birding 101

Blanco State Park
Join a Master Naturalist for a morning of bird watching.
Jun 18 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jun 18 End Date

River Critters

Guadalupe River State Park
Be sure to dress to get wet as we will get in the water!
Jun 18 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jun 18 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jun 18 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Jun 18 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jun 18 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
Jun 18 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Buffalo Soldiers at Nails Creek State Park. History, Outdoor Skills and, tons of fun for the entire family no matter your age
Jun 18 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore the Lower Falls area with a ranger!
Jun 18 End Date

Camo Creature Challenge

Palmetto State Park
Family scavenger hunt and camouflage education program
Jun 18 End Date

Beach Safety 101

Galveston Island State Park
Ranger-led safety games for families.
Jun 18 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking for International Picnic Day

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of cooking in a Dutch oven while we picnic in the central park area
Jun 18 End Date

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Learn Leave no Trace skills; Bigfoot has been doing it for years and so can you!
Jun 18 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jun 18 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jun 18 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 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.
Jun 18 End Date

Geocaching Color Race

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come learn the basics of geocaching with a competitive twist! Can you make it to each animal color station before the other teams? Please email wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov to register.
Jun 18 End Date

Rock-n-Art!

Garner State Park
Join us in learning geology through art! (ages 7+)
Jun 18 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Jun 18 End Date

Flag Day Remembered

Copper Breaks State Park
The Quanah chapter of the American Legion will present a demonstration of proper flag etiquette for raising, lowering, displaying, caring for, and respectfully disposing of the American flag at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday June 18, at 3:00 p.m.
Jun 18 End Date

Geocaching 101

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Interested in geocaching, but don't know how to get started?
Jun 18 End Date

Frog Watch Citizen Science Night Hike

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Jun 18 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park after dark!
Jun 18 End Date

Moonlight Paddle to Devil's Waterhole

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the lake from on the water once the sun goes down and the stars come out.
Jun 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Sunset Hike!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks and see the park in a whole new, sunset-colored way!
Jun 18 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
Jun 18 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Guadalupe River State Park
After the sun sets, not everyone goes to bed.
Jun 18 End Date

Name That Bird Game

Purtis Creek State Park
Test your skills at identifying birds by their song, clues and pictures.
Jun 18 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.
Jun 19 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Jun 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!
Jun 19 End Date

Golden-cheeked Warbler Walk

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for a morning bird hike! We will be keeping a lookout for all of our colorful, feathered, spring visitors. If we get lucky, we might even spot a Golden-cheeked Warbler! Binoculars and Bird ID guides will be available.
Jun 19 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jun 19 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jun 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jun 19 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
Jun 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Father's Day Fishing Tournament

Meridian State Park
Hook, Line & Sinker!
Jun 19 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jun 19 End Date

Father's Day Picnic and Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 19 End Date

Father's Day Picnic Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Bring your Dad on a fantastic Father's Day adventure! Explore the trail system around the Pedernales River and take in hilltop views, rushing water, and fresh air. This is a picnic hike, so put his favorite lunch in a pack and head out to see us!
Jun 19 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jun 19 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Jun 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.
Jun 19 End Date

Father's Day Refectory Tour!

Bastrop State Park
Give dad what he really wants this Father's Day - a tour of one of the most beautiful hand crafted buildings in Texas! Ron Swanson and Bob Vila would envy this craftsmanship.
Jun 19 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Jun 20 End Date

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Let’s hang out together on one Monday morning a month. Meet other "birding buddies" and spot our fine feathered friends as they stay or migrate to and from the hill country.
Jun 20 End Date

Camp Wild 2016

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Immerse yourself in the Texas outdoors at "Camp Wild"! During this week-long day camp, children will learn valuable knowledge about protecting our natural resources, while having fun in a wilderness setting.
Jun 21 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop-Houston

Houston, TX - Region IV Headquarters Conference Room
Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit attending a Texas Aquatic Science Teacher workshop. Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. RSVP to johnnie.smith@tpwd.texas.gov to attend.
Jun 21 End Date

History of Calliham

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

R.A.N.G.E. Outdoors * * Summer Adventures

San Angelo State Park
Boys and Girls 9 through 12 years old: Join us Wednesday mornings for recreational activities in nature - great experiences outdoors!
Jun 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!
Jun 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 22 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 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! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 23 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Jun 23 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Jun 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
Jun 23 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jun 23 End Date

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Want to learn or improve your Archery skills? There will be a free Archery clinic every Thursday in June and July at LBJ State Park Baseball field. Archery Equipment will be provided by the Park to use for this clinic.
Jun 24 End Date

North Franklin Peak– Peak Fitness Challenge Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
N. Franklin Peak is the highest peak in the park at 7,192 feet in elevation; with over 2,000 feet in elevation gain from the trailhead to the top, you’re sure to get your heart pumping and calories burning on this amazing trek!
Jun 24 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jun 24 End Date

Friday Morning Story Time: Owl Moon

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for story time at the "Reading Tree."
Jun 24 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
Jun 24 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jun 24 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Jun 24 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Jun 24 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jun 24 End Date

Junior Ranger Adventure

Inks Lake State Park
A fun hike and a chance to learn stewardship from a park ranger.
Jun 24 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Jun 24 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Jun 24 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Jun 24 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Jun 24 End Date

Twilight Hike

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

Campfire Scary Stories

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for scary stories around a campfire.
Jun 25 End Date

Upper Sunset Trail Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Take in the beauty of the desert mountains as you hike along one of our park's ridges. We'll explore the geology as we look at exposed fossils and discuss the geologic history of our region.
Jun 25 End Date

Camp With A Ranger

Lake Colorado City State Park
Borrow our tents and camp beside a ranger. Learn the basics and how to enjoy camping in state parks. Great for folks new to camping or those wanting to get back into it.
Jun 25 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jun 25 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Jun 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!
Jun 25 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Jun 25 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.
Jun 25 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Jun 25 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Austin, TX - TPWD Office at Airport Commerce Park
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Jun 25 End Date

Intro to Archery

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to shoot like Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen!
Jun 25 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jun 25 End Date

Geocaching 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Join our Park Rangers to learn how to use a GPS unit to geocache.
Jun 25 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jun 25 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jun 25 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and explore the various biking trails throughout the park.
Jun 25 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jun 25 End Date

Geology Rocks!

Inks Lake State Park
A mile hike that focuses on our park's unique geology.
Jun 25 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jun 25 End Date

American Alligators: The Last Living Dinosaurs

Huntsville State Park
Learn how American alligators have been able to survive throughout time in an up close, personal experience with one!
Jun 25 End Date

Out of the Ashes Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us for a mile long guided hike on the trails at Bastrop State Park.
Jun 25 End Date

Two-hour 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 25 End Date

Nature Walk

Blanco State Park
A discovery hike!
Jun 25 End Date

Texas Last Frontier Heritage Celebration

Morton , TX - Cochran County Park
Buffalo Soldiers Celebration, bike ride, Family activities, Living History, Food Vendors
Jun 25 End Date

Nature Hike

Huntsville State Park
Join us on a short 0.24 mile hike and learn about the flora and (maybe) fauna of the Park.
Jun 25 End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Come try your hand at casting a fishing pole!
Jun 25 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jun 25 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (recommended ages 10 and up)
Jun 25 End Date

Rock Skipping Contest

McKinney Falls State Park
Show off your rock skipping skills!
Jun 25 End Date

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Jun 25 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jun 25 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 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.
Jun 25 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive?
Jun 25 End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Come try your hand at casting a fishing pole!
Jun 25 End Date

Spider Assassins

Buescher State Park
Mud daubers. You see them everywhere. They freak you out. Come learn how they may just be your new favorite ally!
Jun 25 End Date

Copper Breaks Zombie Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
Day hike at 3:00 p.m. and night hike at 7:00 p.m. Get in on the survival craze while avoiding the zombies. As we explore the park we will apply our outdoor survival skills to make it through the apocalypse and avoid the zombie horde. No zombies or campers will actually be harmed in this activity and all zombies are gluten-free.
Jun 25 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Jun 25 End Date

Fun, Furry, and Freaky!

Huntsville State Park
Ever wondered what's lurking in the woods? Join us to learn about the fun, furry, and freaky creatures living here in Huntsville.
Jun 25 End Date

Honey Creek at Night

Guadalupe River State Park
Bring a flashlight and sense of adventure as we go in search of nocturnal goings-on.
Jun 25 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Jun 25 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Jun 25 End Date

Star Party!

Huntsville State Park
Interested in learning more about the night sky? This is the program for you!
Jun 25 End Date

Hueco Tanks June Stargazing

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a viewing of the June night sky in beautiful Hueco Tanks!
Jun 25 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Can you see what lurks in the night?
Jun 26 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's go UP and AROUND Ranger Peak!
Jun 26 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Due to the popularity of our yoga tours, we will be offering two in June. This is the second one.
Jun 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!
Jun 26 End Date

"Women Only" Hike to the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
This hike will be led by a Texas Master Naturalist that will cover cultural and natural history of Enchanted Rock. This hike is for "Women Only". Led by one of our star Naturalists.
Jun 26 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jun 26 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jun 26 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jun 26 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For June, July and August, tour is only offered once at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday. NO TOURS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Jun 26 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jun 26 End Date

Women Only Hike

Huntsville State Park
6.8 mile hike on Chinquapin Trail.
Jun 26 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jun 26 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Grand Prairie, TX - TPWD North Texas Education Center
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Jun 26 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jun 26 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities.
Jun 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.
Jun 26 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Jun 28 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop-Austin

Austin, TX - LCRA Redbud Center
Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit attending a Texas Aquatic Science Teacher workshop. Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. RSVP to johnnie.smith@tpwd.texas.gov to attend.
Jun 28 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
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 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!
Jun 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 29 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 29 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Jun 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! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 30 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Jun 30 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Jun 30 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

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

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jun 30 End Date

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

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

July 2016

Jul 1 End Date

July 4th Holiday

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

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

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

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jul 1 End Date

Growing Up Wild

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

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Jul 1 End Date

Wildlife Habitat Management Workshop

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Jul 1 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

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

Turtle Patrol

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

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*
Jul 2 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bird Walk

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

Ascension Shelter Tour

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

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

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

July 4th Bicycle Parade

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

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jul 2 End Date

4th of July Bicycle Parade!

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Kids Kayak Clinic

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Sand Castle Contest

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

Night Sounds Program

Purtis Creek State Park
Listening, learning and identification program of nocturnal species that inhabit the park.
Jul 2 End Date

StarWalk

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

A Froggin’ We Will Go

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a toad-a-ly frog-astic good time!
Jul 3 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Patriotic Paddle Parade

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

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.
Jul 4 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.
Jul 4 End Date

Geocaching on the 4th of July

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

July 4th at the Farm

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

Fireworks at the Fishery

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

History of Calliham

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

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 6 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

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 7 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

History of Calliham

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

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

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

Friday Morning Story Time: The Giving Tree

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

Aquatic WILD Workshop

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

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jul 8 End Date

Growing Up Wild

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

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

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

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

We're Back with a Star Party. Come join Enchanted Rock Staff and members of the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of Stargazing.
Jul 8 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Jul 8 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

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

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 9 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

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

Hike the Canyon

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Bird Walk

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Geocaching 101

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

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jul 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Sand Castle Contest

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

Nightscape Photography

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

Solar Viewing

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

Sunset Paddle

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

Cross Timbers Folklore, Stories & Tales

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

Stories in the Stars

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

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
Jul 10 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

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

Bird Walk

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jul 12 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

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

History of Calliham

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

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 13 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop-San Antonio

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

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 14 End Date

Adventures in Camping

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Geocaching 101

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

History of Calliham

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

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

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

Project WILD Facilitator Training

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

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jul 15 End Date

Growing Up Wild

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

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Jul 15 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

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

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 16 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

Explore the Canyon to the Dinosaur Tracks

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jul 16 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Bird Walk

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

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Archery in the Park

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

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jul 16 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

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

Youth Angler Day

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Geocaching Color Race

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

Sand Castle Contest

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

Nature Tracks

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

Sunset Paddle

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

Night Sounds

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

Creatures of the Night

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

Night Hike

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

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Jul 17 End Date

Bird Walk

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

"Women Only" Hike to the Summit

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

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

Discovery Hike with the Kids

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jul 18 End Date

Birds of a Feather

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

History of Calliham

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

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 20 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

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 21 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

History of Calliham

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

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

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

Friday Morning Story Time: Stellaluna

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

Native American Plant Walk

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

Growing Up Wild

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

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Jul 22 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

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

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 23 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Bird Walk

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

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

Intro to Archery

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

Animal Signs

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jul 23 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

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

River Critters

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

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jul 23 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Sand Castle Contest

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

Basic Backyard Birding

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

Sunset Paddle

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

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

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

Bats of Texas

Guadalupe River State Park
Join Park Ranger Craig for a look at the world of Texas bats.
Jul 24 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

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

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jul 26 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

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

History of Calliham

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

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 27 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

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 28 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

History of Calliham

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

Annual Archery Clinic at LBJ State Park

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

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jul 29 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Jul 29 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

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

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 30 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Bird Walk

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Bugs-R-Us

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

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you. CANCELLED on Friday, April 22nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jul 30 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Sand Castle Contest

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

Arts and Nature

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Nature crafts
Jul 30 End Date

Primitive Weapons Competition

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

Knot on my watch

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

Honey Creek at Night

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

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discovery fun night time activities in the outdoors!
Jul 31 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

August 2016

Aug 2 End Date

History of Calliham

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

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 3 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

History of Calliham

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

Friday Morning Story Time: The Spider

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

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

Wildlife Habitat Management Workshop

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Aug 5 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

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

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 6 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bird Walk

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

Fishing 101

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Sand Castle Contest

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

Sunset Paddle

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

StarWalk

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

Insects of the Night

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

Night Sounds Program

Purtis Creek State Park
Listening, learning and identification program of nocturnal species that inhabit the park.
Aug 6 End Date

A Froggin’ We Will Go

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a toad-a-ly frog-astic good time!
Aug 7 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 9 End Date

History of Calliham

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

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 10 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Combo

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Geocaching 101

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

History of Calliham

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Aug 12 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

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

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 13 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

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

Hike the Canyon

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Bird Walk

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Project WILD Workshop

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Who Goes There??

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

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Geocaching 101

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Sand Castle Contest

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

Nightscape Photography

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

Stories in the Stars

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

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.
Aug 14 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

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

Bird Walk

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Birds of a Feather

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

History of Calliham

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

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 17 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

History of Calliham

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

Growing Up WILD Facilitator Training

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Aug 19 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

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

Turtle Patrol

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

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

Project WILD Workshop

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

Explore the Canyon

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Bird Walk

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Bugs-R-Us

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

Beach Exploration

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

Discovery Hike with the Kids

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Sand Castle Contest

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

What's A Ranger Have in his Bag?

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

Sunset Paddle

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

Bats of Texas

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

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Aug 21 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Geocache 101

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

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 21 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 21 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
Aug 21 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 23 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 23 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Bird Walk

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

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting

The Commission will conduct a public hearing to receive input from our partners, stakeholders and constituents concerning any issues relating to Department policies, goals, programs, and responsibilities.
Aug 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 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.
Aug 25 End Date

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting

The Commission will conduct a public hearing to receive input from our partners, stakeholders and constituents concerning any issues relating to Department policies, goals, programs, and responsibilities.
Aug 25 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 25 End Date

History of Calliham

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 26 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Aug 26 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics and spend some quality time trying to catch the big one!
Aug 27 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 27 End Date

Bird Walk

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

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Aug 27 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 27 End Date

Geocaching 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Join our Park Rangers to learn how to use a GPS unit to geocache.
Aug 27 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 27 End Date

LBJ’s 108th Birthday Celebration

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
The Public is invited to participate in commemorating President Lyndon B. Johnson's birthday. Throughout the day, visitors can visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm and participate in old-time family games and see how President Johnson grew up in the Texas Hill Country.
Aug 27 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 27 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Guadalupe River State Park
After the sun sets, not everyone goes to bed.
Aug 28 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 28 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 28 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 28 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 30 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 30 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Bird Walk

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

September 2016

Sep 1 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 1 End Date

History of Calliham

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

Labor Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Sept. 2-4.
Sep 2 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 2 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 2 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

We're Back with a Star Party. Come join Enchanted Rock Staff and members of the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of Stargazing.
Sep 3 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Sep 3 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 3 End Date

Geocaching 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn how to get started searching for hidden treasures around the world while getting outside! A ranger with years of experience will teach you what you need to know including how to use a GPS, and how to create your own cache. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Sep 3 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Sep 3 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 21st year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. StarWalk is at 7:30. Sun Fun, solar observing, is at 5:00 p.m.
Sep 4 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 4 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 4 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 6 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Bird Walk

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 8 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 9 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 9 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 9 End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Full- Waitlist Forming)

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Sep 10 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Sep 10 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Sep 10 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 10 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Sep 10 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.
Sep 10 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Sep 10 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 11 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Sep 11 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 11 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 11 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 13 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 14 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 16 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 16 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Sep 17 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us each month every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Sep 17 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 17 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Go Fish! Learn to FLY Fish Event - Texoma on the Fly

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fly fishing.
Sep 17 End Date

Texas Heroes Day

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a day honoring our fallen Texas Heroes.
Sep 17 End Date

Youth Fishing Day

Sea Center Texas
Pack your sunscreen, hat, lawn chair and fishing gear for catch-and-release fishing at our marine fish hatchery and visitor education center.
Sep 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 17 End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

Plano, TX - Plano Environmental Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Sep 17 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 17 End Date

Annual LBJ Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park. Learn about proper methods and techniques for wildflower seeding and the importance of keeping it Native. Native seed mix will be provided.
Sep 17 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Sep 18 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 18 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 18 End Date

Annual LBJ Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park. Learn about proper methods and techniques for wildflower seeding and the importance of keeping it Native. Native seed mix will be provided.
Sep 18 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 20 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 21 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 22 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 23 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 23 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11:30am for an easy walk and learn about plants, animals, rocks and local history!
Sep 24 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 24 End Date

Bird Walk

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

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Sep 24 End Date

Outdoor EXPO and Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Learn a variety of outdoor skills and engage in activities such as archery, fishing and kayaking. Plus, participate in our Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament to win some great prizes!
Sep 24 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 24 End Date

Before Life Became Automatic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Witness farm life as lived a century ago. Costumed interpreters demonstrate soap making, blacksmithing and other farm chores before life became so automatic!
Sep 24 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 24 End Date

National Public Lands Day - Volunteer

Meridian State Park
Join us for a fun afternoon as we take 2.5-mile hike on Bosque Hiking Trail to clean up litter and enjoy nature
Sep 25 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 25 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 25 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 27 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 28 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 28 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 29 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 30 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 30 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

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

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Oct 1 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 1 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 1 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 1 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 1 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 1 End Date

Meridian State Park Open House

Meridian State Park
Fun-filled family activities!
Oct 1 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 1 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
The StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. Sun Fun, solar observing is at 5:00 p.m. The StarWalk is at 7:00 p.m.
Oct 2 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 2 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 4 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 5 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 5 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 6 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Columbus Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Oct.7-9.
Oct 7 End Date

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

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

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Oct 8 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 8 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 8 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike! NOTE NEW START TIME !!
Oct 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 8 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 8 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Oct 8 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Oct 9 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 9 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 11 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 12 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 12 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 13 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

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

Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
Oct 15 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Oct 15 End Date

Presa Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes the participants into several of the park's secluded areas of the canyon to view a variety of rock art styles/sites.
Oct 15 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 15 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 15 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us each month every third Saturday for a new adventure! NOTE NEW START TIME !!
Oct 15 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 15 End Date

Bastrop State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Full-Waitlist Forming)

Bastrop State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 15 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 15 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 15 End Date

Masonic Family Picnic

Copper Breaks State Park
Annual picnic held by area mason's lodges for area masons, their families, and prospects; all park visitors invited.
Oct 16 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!
Oct 16 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Relax and de-stress with a morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks with instructor Beth.
Oct 16 End Date

Upper Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This is a back-country, two mile and up to a four hours hike into the secluded upper area of Seminole Canyon.
Oct 16 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 16 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 18 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 19 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 19 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 20 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Take a Nature Walk in the Park!

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 22 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 22 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Oct 22 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 22 End Date

Fun with Fiber

Come and discover the many ways that different types of fiber were used on a farm a century ago. Bring a desire to learn about sewing, quilting, rope making and more!
Oct 22 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 22 End Date

Mythunderstanding

Copper Breaks State Park
Ranger Carl Hopper presents and explains myths and misunderstandings about wildlife
Oct 23 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 23 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 25 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 26 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 26 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 27 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 27 End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
Oct 29 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 29 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 29 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 29 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 29 End Date

Boo In the Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Come have a great time with your family at our "Boo in the Park" celebration. There will be a special entry fee of $5 per car beginning at 6:00 pm. Take the kids trick or treating in the park. We will have a campsite decorating contest for our campers, a pumpkin carving contest, along with storytelling at the amphitheater.
Oct 30 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 30 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

November 2016

Nov 1 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 2 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 5 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Nov 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Nov 5 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 5 End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | Open

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 5 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 5 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Bird Walk

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 6 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 8 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 9 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 12 End Date

Presa Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes the participants into several of the park's secluded areas of the canyon to view a variety of rock art styles/sites.
Nov 12 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Nov 12 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 12 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Nov 12 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 12 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Nov 12 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Nov 13 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 13 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 16 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Thanksgiving

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Nov. 18-26
Nov 19 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Nov 19 End Date

Upper Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This is a back-country, two mile and up to a four hours hike into the secluded upper area of Seminole Canyon.
Nov 19 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 19 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 19 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Bird Walk

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 20 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 22 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 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!
Nov 23 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 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!
Nov 26 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Nov 26 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Get into the holiday spirit and bring the entire family to this great holiday event.
Nov 26 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Nov 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!
Nov 27 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 29 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 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!
Nov 30 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

December 2016

Dec 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Dec 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!
Dec 3 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 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!
Dec 4 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 6 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 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!
Dec 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.
Dec 9 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 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!
Dec 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Dec 10 End Date

Twinkle Tour

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Please join us for Twinkle Tour 2016 at Lake Tawakoni State Park. The annual campsite decoration contest will be in full swing, with awards for our top three entrants. Later in the evening we'll have hayrides through the park and enjoy all of the festive Christmas lights. Santa will be at the amphitheater to make note of your Christmas wishes, so bring your camera! Refreshments will be served. Event fee of $5 per vehicle beginning at 5 p.m.
Dec 10 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 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!
Dec 11 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 13 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 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!
Dec 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.
Dec 16 End Date

Christmas / New Year

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available on the nights of Dec. 16-31.
Dec 16 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Dec 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!
Dec 17 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 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!
Dec 18 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 18 End Date

47th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 46 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.
Dec 20 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.
Dec 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!
Dec 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.
Dec 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!
Dec 24 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Dec 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!
Dec 25 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 27 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.
Dec 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!
Dec 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.
Dec 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!

January 2017

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.
Jan 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!
Jan 1 End Date

Hueco First Day Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
As a new year rolls in, it is time for the Annual First Day Hikes! This year Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site will be offering four hikes on January 1st with varying difficulties for all ages.
Jan 1 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.
Jan 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.
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