Calendar of Events

Calendar

December 2014

Dec 1 End Date

Palmetto State Park 3rd Annual Photography Contest

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

May 2015

May 23 End Date

Toyota Texas Bass Classic

Lake Fork
The top 35 professional bass anglers will compete for the world championship. While the pros are battling it out, attendees can enjoy a variety of games and activities, dine on food, shop for fishing gear and accessories and check out a star-studded lineup of daytime and evening concerts.
May 26 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
May 26 End Date

Bug Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come out to Sheldon Lake State Park and look for some of the things that are crawling around!
May 26 End Date

Ladies Only Evening Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 27 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
May 27 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 27 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs

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

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 27 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
May 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
May 28 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail.
May 28 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 28 End Date

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!
May 29 End Date

24 Hours in the Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
May 29 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 29 End Date

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come see what birds are around!
May 29 End Date

Beach Walk

Mustang Island State Park
May 29 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
May 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 29 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

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

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
May 29 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
May 29 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
May 29 End Date

Texas Fly Fishing Expo 2015

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Prairie & Wetland Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stroll through the prairie and wetlands searching for plants and wildlife.
May 29 End Date

Wild Art! Hike & Draw

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike down the nature trail. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
May 29 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

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

Art in the Park

Mustang Island State Park
May 29 End Date

Chihuahuan Desert Summer Campout

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 generations to get outside and connect with nature. Enjoy astronomy programs, campfire marshmallow roasting, and more!
May 29 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Turtle Patrol

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

Yucca: The Survival Plant

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
***Canceled due to recent weather events***
May 29 End Date

Snakes, Scorpions, and Spiders

Cedar Hill State Park
Snakes, Scorpions, and Spiders: Oh my!
May 29 End Date

YOGA-Sunset Salutations at Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
It's back! Yoga at the Rock! Wind down your week with this popular activity at the summit as the sun sets.
May 29 End Date

Night Hike

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

Dutch Oven Dessert

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
**This event is cancelled due to recent weather events**
May 29 End Date

Twilight Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A casual hike down the Valley Spring Creek trail as the sun sets.
May 29 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus

Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
May 29 End Date

Ribbit, Croak and Roar!

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

Evening Walk with a Ranger

Cedar Hill State Park
Hit the trail!
May 29 End Date

Frog and Toad Watch

Lockhart State Park
Discover the frogs and toads that call Lockhart State Park Home!
May 29 End Date

Campfire Scary Stories

McKinney Falls State Park
BOO!
May 30 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (OPEN)

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
May 30 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
May 30 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome.
May 30 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
May 30 End Date

Nature Detective Children's Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a Junior Ranger Explorer Hike where we will be nature detectives searching for clues on the trail! The clues left behind can sometimes help us identify the animals, or birds that call the park home!
May 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
May 30 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike With a Ranger

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
May 30 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Preregistration required - sign up today! BYOB - Bring your own bait!
May 30 End Date

Birding 101

Caddo Lake State Park
Have you ever wanted to try bird-watching but didn’t know how to get started? Come to Birding 101!
May 30 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.
May 30 End Date

Bird Walk

Bastrop State Park
Join a guide for the basics for birding. Learn to identify birds by sound and sight on this walk.
May 30 End Date

Huntsville State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
May 30 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

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

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

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
May 30 End Date

Guided Canoeing Tour / Canoeing Basics

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to paddle and a little about the area that is the Sulphur River Bottoms
May 30 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 30 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 30 End Date

Wild Walk

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

Discover the Lost Pines

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

Stumpy Hollow Hike

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

Kayak Basics Class

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

Beach Explorations

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

Native American Plant Walk

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

Discovery Walk: Pineywoods Boardwalk Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
May 30 End Date

Youth Angler Day

Copper Breaks State Park
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO MAY 30! For children through age 13. Short program on safety and fish identification, followed by a youth fishing tournament.
May 30 End Date

Get Out and Play

Buffalo Soldiers will be at the Abilene Zoo to assist in an outreach program designed to get kids outdoors and active
May 30 End Date

Reptiles and Amphibians of North Texas

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
***Cancelled due to recent weather***
May 30 End Date

Texas Heritage Festival

McKinney, TX - Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Celebration of Texas heritage with Buffalo Soldiers, music, dancing, and fun activities
May 30 End Date

Mushrooms and fungi. Oh my!

Village Creek State Park
Come join Mycologists, David and Pat Lewis, from the Gulf Coast Mycological Society on a mushroom and fungi hike
May 30 End Date

Prairie Dogs: Talk of the Town

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

Talala Trail Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Hit the trail!
May 30 End Date

Canoeing 101

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

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
May 30 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
May 30 End Date

Kid's Program

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Did you know that kids who spend time outside are happier, healthier, and smarter?
May 30 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
May 30 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 30 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 30 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
May 30 End Date

Learn to cast with Backyard Bass

Sea Center Texas
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
May 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
May 30 End Date

Butter Churning with Lucinda

Lucinda churns butter the old fashioned way!
May 30 End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Chautauqua Time - Ranger Hike

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

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

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

Amazing Alligators

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
May 30 End Date

All About Bison

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

From Boys to Men

Explore the lives of boys working in the Civilian Conservation Corps who grew to manhood while creating Buescher State Park over 80 years ago.
May 30 End Date

Flutter, Dart and Dash

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

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
May 30 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
***CANCELED***
May 30 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Bastrop State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
May 30 End Date

What’s A Knot and What’s Not/Knot Tying

Learn to tie a few essential camping knots!
May 30 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
Try this high-tech treasure hunt!
May 30 End Date

What’s A Knot and What’s Not/Knot Tying

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn to tie 4 or 5 basic knots and how to do a few trick knots. Rope will be provided.
May 30 End Date

Gator Chat

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

Educational Program

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

Alligator Act

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

Intro to Geocaching

Mustang Island State Park
May 30 End Date

Plan Bee

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

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get creative at Sheldon Lake State Park!
May 30 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 30 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Critters of North Texas

Cedar Hill State Park
Reptiles Rule!
May 30 End Date

Get Wild!

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
The Butterflies and Dragonflies are at Lake Corpus Christi
May 30 End Date

Campfire Gathering

Eisenhower State Park
***CANCELED***
May 30 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
May 30 End Date

Owl Prowl

Buescher State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
May 30 End Date

"The Park After Dark" Night Hike - 8 pm

South Llano River State Park
See what the park is like after the sun goes down!
May 30 End Date

Night Sky Party

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

Prowlin' for Owls

Guadalupe River State Park
May 31 End Date

Last Sunday Hike: Mommy's Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Celebrate Mothers Day with a hike!
May 31 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
May 31 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
May 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike With a Ranger

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

River Trail Nature Walk - 9:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Find out about the park's plants and animals in this easy trail walk.
May 31 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
May 31 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 31 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

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

Bay Explorations

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

Birds at Breakfast

Blanco State Park
Come to the park for a morning of bird-watching. Bring your family and your breakfast.
May 31 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

Geocaching 101

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

Flutter, Dart and Dash

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

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt. Great group activity for families and scout troops! (Ages 10 and up)
May 31 End Date

Butterfly Walk

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

Geocaching 101

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

Wildflower Walk

Bastrop State Park
Join a Texas Master Naturalist for a walk through Texas Wildflowers. On this 2.5 mile hike, you’ll be guided through an area of Bastrop State Park typically closed to the public.
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

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their impact at Mother Neff State Park.
May 31 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!

June 2015

Jun 1 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 1 End Date

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come see what birds are around!
Jun 1 End Date

Junior Naturalist Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 1 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 2 End Date
Jun 2 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 2 End Date
Jun 3 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 3 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jun 3 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Jun 3 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Jun 3 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 3 End Date

Full Moon Party

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A ranger-guided Night Hike which may include stargazing, alligators, pauraques, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, frogs, snakes, armadillos...
Jun 4 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 4 End Date

Bird Walks and Talks

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 4 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Jun 4 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Jun 4 End Date

Archery Clinic

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 5 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Jun 5 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

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

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Jun 5 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Jun 5 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 5 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Jun 5 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Turtle Patrol

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

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 5 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
First Bat Tour of the Year!
Jun 5 End Date

Campfire S'mores, Stories and More

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Fire and stories around the fire on this Ranger-led night activity.
Jun 5 End Date

Native Plant Walk

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day Hike

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

Guided Beginner’s Mtn Bike Ride (National Trails Day)

El Paso, TX - Chuck Heinrich Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day-Texas Style

Hill Country State Natural Area
Trail work and Tacos "nowhere else but HCSNA" await volunteers early Saturday morning on National Trails Day.
Jun 6 End Date

Angler Education Program

Rosenberg, TX - Seaborne Creek Nature Park
Learn to Fish with 4-H Youth Development AgriLife Extension Service
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day-Guided Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day-Guided Dog Hikes

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day-Guided Bike Rides

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jun 6 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 6 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome.
Jun 6 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Jun 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jun 6 End Date

Scavenger Hunt Hike

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

National Trails Day At Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come Hike with Ranger Joe and enjoy the great outdoors!
Jun 6 End Date

Trail Clean-up Day

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 6 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Walk our trails any time today in celebration of National Trails Day, but on our first hike of the day (9am to 11am) Park Rangers will point out wildlife, plant life, geological features, discuss area folklore and tell tales, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day

Garner State Park
Join us for the official openings of 3 new and improved trails!
Jun 6 End Date

Enchanted Rock "National Trails Day" Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for an epic hike at the park for National Trails Day! So put on the hiking boots, fill up the hydration packs and water bottles, throw a few snacks in the backpack and let's GO!
Jun 6 End Date

Bike or Geocache

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a Ranger-led tour of the Park. Bring your own bike, helmet, water and sunscreen. GPS units optional.
Jun 6 End Date

Big Bend Ranch State Park National Trails Day Hike

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

The Other Side of the Rock

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Take a trip to "The Other Side of the Rock". If you want adventure, this is the hike for you.
Jun 6 End Date

Project WILD

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

National Fishing Day

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Kick off summer with a special day of activities at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. The event will feature free admission for children 12 and under; free hot dogs and refreshments for all visitors; and a children’s fishing tournament.
Jun 6 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HIKE!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come hike the trail at Cooper Lake State Park and celebrate and support trails across America!
Jun 6 End Date

Camp with a Ranger

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Never camped before? We'll show you how! We'll supply the tents, lanterns, stoves-- you bring your food and sleeping bags.
Jun 6 End Date

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

Galveston Island State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 6 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Jun 6 End Date

Wild Walk

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

Discover the Lost Pines

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

Beach Explorations

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

Native American Plant Walk

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

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

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

Yikes! Snake!

Village Creek State Park
"Snake!" What is your reaction to that one word? Do you want to run or do you want to see what kind it is? Please join us and get the answers to some of your most common questions about these frequently misunderstood, often feared and much maligned creatures.
Jun 6 End Date

Copper Prospect Mine Tour (National Trails Day)

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
Let's head underground to explore some of the hidden secrets of the Franklin Mountains!
Jun 6 End Date

Annual LBJ Fishing Day

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

National Trails Day Hikes

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

Outdoor Heritage Day #AANPD

McKinney Falls State Park
Outdoor fun and history. Take a step back in time as you spend the day with the buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, early cowboys and more. Free activities for kids of all ages. Family Friendly Festival
Jun 6 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 6 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Jun 6 End Date

Flutter, Dart and Dash

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to explore and identify the butterflies at Blanco State Park.
Jun 6 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Guided History Tour

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

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 6 End Date

The Art of Campfire Building

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to build a fire you can start with one match!
Jun 6 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

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

Educational Program

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

Alligator Act

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

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What's that Bird?
Jun 6 End Date

Civilian Conservation Corps Exhibit and Ranger Talk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
It's all about the History of Lake Corpus Christi and the Civilian Conservation Corps!
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a special bat tour along the Caprock Canyons Trailway in honor of National Trails Day!
Jun 6 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope.
Jun 6 End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discovery fun night time activities in the outdoors!
Jun 6 End Date

Stargazing

Purtis Creek State Park
Come and learn about viewing the night sky.
Jun 7 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 7 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jun 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jun 7 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

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

Bay Explorations

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

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

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

Butterfly Walk

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 9 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 9 End Date
Jun 10 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 10 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jun 10 End Date

Aquatic WILD

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 11 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
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

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 11 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Jun 11 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 11 End Date

Children's Nature Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 12 End Date

Bark in the Park, dog-friendly hike

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
This is a fun, dog-friendly hike on the Lower Sunset Trail sure to be a tail-waggin' good time!
Jun 12 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 12 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Jun 12 End Date

Comanche Trail Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 12 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

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

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Jun 12 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Jun 12 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 12 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Jun 12 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Turtle Patrol

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

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 12 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.
Jun 12 End Date

Night Hike to the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock at night.
Jun 13 End Date

Hike the Canyon

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 13 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome.
Jun 13 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Jun 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jun 13 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 13 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 13 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Jun 13 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Jun 13 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

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

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Archery 101

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

Photography Workshop

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 13 End Date

Friends of Enchanted Rock Volunteer Work Day

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
The Friends of Enchanted Rock are hosting a work day from 9 to 4 on Saturday, June 13th, 2015. We have lined up some much needed projects which the tiny staff of the park don't have time for:
Jun 13 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

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

Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to cook in a camp dutch oven. MMMMMM GOOD!
Jun 13 End Date

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

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 13 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Beach Explorations

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

Native American Plant Walk

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

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

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

Fort Sherman Days

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for a look back at the history of Fort Sherman.
Jun 13 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 13 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Jun 13 End Date

Turtle Talk

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to talk about turtles.
Jun 13 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Jun 13 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Geocaching 101

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

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 13 End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Turtle Talk

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

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 13 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

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

Discover the Trees of the Park – Nature Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Let's talk about trees!!
Jun 13 End Date

Educational Program

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

Alligator Act

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

Geocache 101

Purtis Creek State Park
Instruction on the use of technology to find hidden treasures.
Jun 13 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Jun 13 End Date

Fish Prints

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

Gator Chat

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

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

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

Evening Nature Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Let's investigate what Plants and Animals live at Lake Corpus Christi!
Jun 13 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Jun 13 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky Parks in Texas.
Jun 13 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 13 End Date

Stargazing

Lockhart State Park
Discover the wonders of the night sky!
Jun 13 End Date

Night Sky Viewing over the Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 13 End Date

Stargazing in the Park

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples is having a stargazing with the help of the San Antonio Astronomy Club on June 13, 2015. We will have multiple telescopes and dark skies to help see the wonders of the night sky.
Jun 13 End Date

Night Sounds Program

Purtis Creek State Park
Listening, learning and identification program of nocturnal species that inhabit the park.
Jun 14 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Jun 14 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 14 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jun 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jun 14 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

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

Bay Explorations

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

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

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

Canoeing 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of paddling on the Blanco River.
Jun 14 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop - South Texas (WORKSHOP IS FULL)

Weslaco, TX - contact organizer if interested
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Jun 14 End Date

Butterfly Walk

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 15 End Date

"Camp Wild"

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 16 End Date

"Camp Wild"

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

Project WILD

Jefferson, TX - Jefferson Transportation and Visitors Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 16 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between?
Jun 16 End Date
Jun 16 End Date
Jun 17 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 17 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jun 17 End Date

"Camp Wild"

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

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Jun 17 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 17 End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A two-hour hike at night, led by knowledgeable Rangers. You've seen the Park in the daytime, now see it at night!
Jun 18 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 18 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

"Camp Wild"

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

Underwater Discovery!

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Jun 18 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 18 End Date

Ladies Only Evening Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 19 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 19 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Jun 19 End Date

"Camp Wild"

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

Sea Center Mini Camp - Wonderful Wetlands

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

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

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

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Jun 19 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Jun 19 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 19 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Trail Ride Benefits HCSNA Partners

Hill Country State Natural Area
TETRA Texas Equestrian Trail Ride Association is hosting a weekend of riding, camping and cooking at Chapa's Group Area. A benefit silent auction and a star party are additional fun activities for Saturday evening
Jun 19 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Jun 19 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Turtle Patrol

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

Blanco State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 19 End Date

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

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 19 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us to historic Clarity Tunnel to view the bat emergence flight.
Jun 19 End Date

“Melodies Under the Milky Way” – Concert & Star Party!

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
The Ophiuchid Meteor Shower is expected to be at its peak tonight, so join the park for a fun star gazing event and music concert while we search the skies for meteors!
Jun 19 End Date

Family Nature Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 19 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join the Hill Country Astronomers (HCA) for a special night of stargazing at one of the few International Dark Sky Association recognized parks. As the sun sets, the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter will be aligned, and the moon will cast a shadow across Jupiter's face, also known as a Shadow Transit. The sun sets at 8:40 pm and participants will need to be in attendance by 8:00 pm as we will have a minimal amount of parking after the sun sets. Please refrain from bringing "white light" flashlights as they will disrupt "night vision". Bring lights equipped with a red filter.
Jun 19 End Date

Owl Prowl

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about owls and take a short hike to listen for them.
Jun 19 End Date

Big Bend Ranch State Park “Big Starry Nights” Star Party

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. So come tour our “Big Starry Nights” and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Jun 20 End Date

Bike Ride & Maintenance Clinic

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

Explore the Canyon

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

Nature Walk Trail Hike

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
Great for families with small children; learn plant identification and visit the bird blind for some nature viewing. Excellent educational opportunity!
Jun 20 End Date

Larry Criss Memorial Fishing Tournament

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 20 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome.
Jun 20 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Jun 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jun 20 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

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

Bird Watching for Children

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 20 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 20 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Jun 20 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Jun 20 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Beach Explorations

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

Native American Plant Walk

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

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

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

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

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

Lost Pines Adventure Hike

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

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 10:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Jun 20 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Jun 20 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Jun 20 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Guided History Tour

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

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 20 End Date

Father's Day Arts & Crafts

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

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 20 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

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

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Find out what Geocaching is all about!!!! "I found it!!"
Jun 20 End Date

Arts and Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Art in the Parks
Jun 20 End Date

Educational Program

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

Alligator Act

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

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Jun 20 End Date

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who made those tracks?
Jun 20 End Date

Sunset Paddle

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

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
Jun 20 End Date

Stargazing in the Hill Country

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for stargazing with astronomers from the San Antonio Astronomical Association sharing a peek at the night sky through their telescopes.
Jun 20 End Date

Sounds of the Night Around Cooper Lake

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Discover what makes all the noise at night around Cooper Lake State Park.
Jun 20 End Date

Cowboy Campfire – Music & Poetry

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Jun 21 End Date

Sun., June 21: 5:30 a.m. – Peak Fitness Challenge hike to N. Franklin Peak

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
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 21 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 21 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jun 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jun 21 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

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

Bay Explorations

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

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

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

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

Butterfly Walk

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 23 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 23 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between?
Jun 24 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 24 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jun 24 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Jun 24 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 25 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 25 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 25 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Jun 25 End Date

Archery Clinic

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 26 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Jun 26 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Aquariumania

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

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

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

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Jun 26 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Jun 26 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 26 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Jun 26 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jun 26 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Government Canyon State Natural Area | (Open)

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Master Outdoor Leadership training is designed to provide you with hands on experiences and scenarios to build outdoor leadership skills. We will provide you with specific information that will allow you to best utilize the Texas Outdoor Family program gear, equipment, locations and expertise to make a positive impact in your community and our State Parks.
Jun 26 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights, headlamps or black lights and discover the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Jun 26 End Date

Frog and Toad Watch

Lockhart State Park
Discover the frogs and toads that call Lockhart State Park Home!
Jun 26 End Date

Moths in the Moonlight

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to explore and identify moths at Blanco State Park.
Jun 27 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 27 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a birding adventure. All levels of bird watchers are welcome.
Jun 27 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Jun 27 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jun 27 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 27 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Jun 27 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Jun 27 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. NOTE: THE DATE OF THIS EVENT WAS CHANGED FROM JUNE 6 TO JUNE 27 DUE TO HIGH WATER AT EISENHOWER STATE PARK
Jun 27 End Date

Photography Workshop

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 27 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

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

Summit Trail Hike

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

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Find out what Geocaching is all about!! "I found it!!"
Jun 27 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Beach Explorations

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

Native American Plant Walk

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

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

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

Explorer Pack Nature Walk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
It's time to investigate!
Jun 27 End Date

Tour de Turtles

Blanco State Park
Explore the river on a canoe safari!
Jun 27 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Jun 27 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Jun 27 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jun 27 End Date

Guided History Tour

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

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 27 End Date

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

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Jun 27 End Date

Family Paddling Exploration

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

Paddling Explorations

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

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Jun 27 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Jun 27 End Date

Educational Program

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

Alligator Act

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

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Jun 27 End Date

Fish With A Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Want to learn how to fish?
Jun 27 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
Jun 27 End Date

Spot the Nature Myth!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Is the Daddy Long-legs REALLY the most venomous spider in the world?
Jun 27 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike into the dark and see what lurks in the Park
Jun 28 End Date

Last Sunday Hike: Dad's Hike

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

Women’s Hike to West Cottonwood Springs

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
This is a great opportunity for females of all ages who may feel some apprehension or fear about the activity of hiking. Join in on the fellowship and camaraderie of an all female group, learning the basics about safety and hiking in the desert. Join us for a guided hike along a scenic trail through canyons up to the spring and a grove of Cottonwood and Choke Cherry Trees - Moderate/Difficult hike.
Jun 28 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 28 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jun 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jun 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 28 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Jun 28 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jun 28 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jun 28 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 28 End Date

Butterfly Walk

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 30 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jun 30 End Date

Project WILD

Hempstead, TX - Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 30 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between?
Jun 30 End Date

July 2015

Jul 1 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 1 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 1 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jul 1 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Jul 1 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 2 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 2 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 2 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Jul 2 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 3 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 3 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Jul 3 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 3 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Jul 3 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Jul 3 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 3 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Jul 3 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jul 3 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 4 End Date

4th of July Dutch Oven Cookoff

Daingerfield State Park
Daingerfield State Park will be hosting a Dutch oven cook-off competition. Prizes will be awarded for best Main Dish, Dessert, and Kid's Cooked Dish.
Jul 4 End Date

Fireworks on the Brazos!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Jul 4 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 4 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 4 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Jul 4 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jul 4 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jul 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 4 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 4 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Jul 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Jul 4 End Date

Geocache 101

Purtis Creek State Park
Basic instruction on the use of technology to find hidden treasures.
Jul 4 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jul 4 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jul 4 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the interpretive park ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Jul 4 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 10:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Jul 4 End Date

July 4th at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate the 4th of July the old fashioned way at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.
Jul 4 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 4 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Jul 4 End Date

Nature Hike

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

Turtle Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Story time with the Ranger.
Jul 4 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jul 4 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jul 4 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Jul 4 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Jul 4 End Date

Cowboy Songs and Native American Tales

Copper Breaks State Park
Singer and horse whisperer Larry Hannon will join park ranger David Turner to sing traditional cowboy songs and tell traditional Native American stories.
Jul 4 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Arts in the Parks program on the beach.
Jul 4 End Date

Fireworks at the Fishery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
One of the biggest fireworks display in East Texas will light up the skies over TFFC and adjacent Lake Athens. Free fishing from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jul 4 End Date

Cowboy Campfire – Music & Poetry

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Jul 5 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 5 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 5 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jul 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 5 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 7 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 7 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between?
Jul 8 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 8 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 8 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jul 8 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Jul 8 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 9 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 9 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Jul 9 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Jul 9 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 10 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 10 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Jul 10 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Water World

Sea Center Texas
Water, H2O, or agua, no matter how you say it, nothing is more important than water. Absorb yourself in the water cycle, make a cloud in a jar and create a mini rainwater harvest system.
Jul 10 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 10 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Jul 10 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Jul 10 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 10 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Jul 10 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jul 10 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 11 End Date

Hike the Canyon

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 11 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 11 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Jul 11 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jul 11 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jul 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 11 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 11 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Jul 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Jul 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Bastrop State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 11 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Jul 11 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jul 11 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join the interpretive park ranger on a walk through the park to learn about Choke Canyon’s plants and how the Native Americans of the area and others used them.
Jul 11 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Jul 11 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jul 11 End Date

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What was that bird?
Jul 11 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jul 11 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Jul 11 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Jul 11 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Arts in the Parks program on the beach.
Jul 11 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick Ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
Jul 11 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
Jul 11 End Date

Name That Bird!

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

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Jul 12 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Jul 12 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 12 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 12 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jul 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 12 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 13 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop - Belton

Belton, TX - Location TBD
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Jul 14 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 14 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between?
Jul 15 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 15 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 15 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jul 15 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 16 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 16 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 16 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Jul 16 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 17 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 17 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Jul 17 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Wonderful Wetlands

Sea Center Texas
Learn all about the wonderful wetlands from food chains to what makes a wetland so special. Muck around in the Sea Center wetlands and get up close and personal with the creatures that call it home.
Jul 17 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 17 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Jul 17 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Jul 17 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 17 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Jul 17 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jul 17 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 18 End Date

Explore the Canyon

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 18 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 18 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Jul 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jul 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 18 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 18 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Beach Explorations

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

Native American Plant Walk

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

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

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

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

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

Outdoor Expo

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Learn about all the different activities you can do when outdoors!
Jul 18 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Guided History Tour

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

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What animal left that track?
Jul 18 End Date

Educational Program

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

Alligator Act

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

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Arts in the Parks program on the beach.
Jul 18 End Date

Art in the Park - Birds

Purtis Creek State Park
Learn about bird habitat, traits and species that live in the park through instruction and arts and crafts projects.
Jul 18 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Paddling tour with sunset views.
Jul 18 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
Jul 18 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Jul 18 End Date

Spider Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A fun nighttime activity involving spiders . . . yes, really, it’s fun!
Jul 18 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park
Jul 18 End Date

Name That Bird Game

Test your skills at identifying birds by their song, clues and pictures.
Jul 18 End Date

Night hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What lurks in the night
Jul 19 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 19 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 19 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jul 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 21 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 21 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between?
Jul 22 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 22 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 22 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop

San Marcos, TX - San Marcos-The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit attending the Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students.
Jul 22 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jul 22 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Jul 22 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 23 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 23 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 23 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Jul 23 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 24 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 24 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Jul 24 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

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

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Jul 24 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Jul 24 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Jul 24 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jul 24 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 25 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 25 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 25 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Jul 25 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jul 25 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 25 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Jul 25 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Beach Explorations

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

Native American Plant Walk

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

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

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

Turtle Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Story time with the Ranger.
Jul 25 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Guided History Tour

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

Family Paddling Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Get some instructions and get on the water!
Jul 25 End Date

Paddling Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Learn the basics of paddling and a short excursion on the water.
Jul 25 End Date

Educational Program

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

Alligator Act

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

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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

Cowboy Songs

Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer and whisperer Larry Hannon will sing traditional and original cowboy songs.
Jul 25 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
Jul 25 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 26 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike to the top of Ranger Peak!
Jul 26 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 26 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 26 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Jul 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 26 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 28 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 28 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between?
Jul 29 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 29 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jul 29 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Jul 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! (Ages 10 and up)
Jul 29 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 30 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 30 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jul 30 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Jul 30 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 31 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Jul 31 End Date

Growing Up WILD

Edinburg, TX - Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 31 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Jul 31 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Aquariumania

Sea Center Texas
Take an in-depth look at what it takes to run the Sea Center aquariums. Go on an aquarium scavenger hunt, take a behind the scenes tour and dissect a squid!
Jul 31 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 31 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Jul 31 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Jul 31 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 31 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Jul 31 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jul 31 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 31 End Date

Chemistry Roadshow! by Texas A&M University

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
It's not magic, it's science!

August 2015

Aug 1 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Aug 1 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 1 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Aug 1 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 1 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 1 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 1 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 1 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 1 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 1 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 1 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Aug 1 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 1 End Date

Night Sounds Program

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Aug 2 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Aug 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 2 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Aug 4 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Aug 4 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between?
Aug 5 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Aug 5 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 5 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 5 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Aug 5 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 6 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Aug 6 End Date

Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Combo Workshop

Edinburg, TX - Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 6 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 7 End Date

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Aug 7 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Aug 7 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Water World

Sea Center Texas
Water, H2O, or agua, no matter how you say it, nothing is more important than water. Absorb yourself in the water cycle, make a cloud in a jar and create a mini rainwater harvest system.
Aug 7 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 7 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 7 End Date

Angler Academy

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 7 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Aug 7 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 7 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Free Junior Ranger Activity Journal

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters and pick up your Junior Ranger Journal and earn your badge.
Aug 8 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 8 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 8 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Aug 8 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 8 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 8 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 8 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Aug 8 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 8 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 8 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Aug 8 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 8 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Aug 8 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 8 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick Ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
Aug 8 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
Aug 8 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 9 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

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

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Aug 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 9 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 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 11 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between?
Aug 12 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 12 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 12 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Aug 12 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 13 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 14 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Aug 14 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 14 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 14 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Aug 14 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 14 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Aug 14 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 14 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 14 End Date

Big Bend Ranch State Park “Big Starry Nights” Star Party

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. So come tour our “Big Starry Nights” and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Aug 15 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Aug 15 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 15 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Aug 15 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Aug 15 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 15 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 15 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 15 End Date

Project WILD

Humble, TX - Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 15 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 15 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Aug 15 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 15 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Turtle Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Story time with the Ranger.
Aug 15 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 15 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 15 End Date

Family Paddling Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Get some instructions and get on the water!
Aug 15 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Aug 15 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 15 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Paddling tour with sunset views.
Aug 15 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.
Aug 15 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
in its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park.
Aug 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!
Aug 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park.
Aug 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 16 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 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 18 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between?
Aug 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!
Aug 19 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 19 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Aug 19 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 20 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 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!
Aug 20 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 21 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Aug 21 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 21 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 21 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Aug 21 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 21 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Aug 21 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 21 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 22 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 22 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 22 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 22 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 22 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 22 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 22 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 22 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 22 End Date

Prickly Pear Fest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Join La Semilla Food Center, sample and learn about the different recipes for Prickly Pear!
Aug 22 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 22 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 22 End Date

Paddling Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Learn the basics of paddling and a short excursion on the water.
Aug 22 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Aug 22 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 22 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 22 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Aug 22 End Date

Stargazing

Purtis Creek State Park
Come and learn about viewing the night sky.
Aug 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!
Aug 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 23 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 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 25 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between?
Aug 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!
Aug 26 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 26 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Aug 26 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 27 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 27 End Date

LBJ’s 107th Birthday Celebration

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Come join us as we commemorate Lyndon B. Johnson's 107th birthday.
Aug 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!
Aug 27 End Date

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 28 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Aug 28 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 28 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 28 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Aug 28 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 28 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife.
Aug 28 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 28 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Aug 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!
Aug 29 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 29 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 29 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 29 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 29 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Aug 29 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 29 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 29 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 29 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 29 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 29 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 29 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Aug 29 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 29 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Aug 29 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by the moonlight.
Aug 30 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike and enjoy the mile high view atop Ranger Peak!
Aug 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!
Aug 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 30 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 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.

September 2015

Sep 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!
Sep 2 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 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!
Sep 4 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 4 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 4 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 4 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 5 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Sep 5 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 5 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop - Austin

Austin, TX - Ed Werland Training Room
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Sep 5 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 5 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 5 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 5 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 5 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 5 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 5 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Sep 5 End Date

Alligator Act

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bay Explorations

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

Horse Whispering

Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer Larry Hannon will present "horse sense," an ancient Chinese technique of understanding and training horses and other mammals. After explaining the method, Hannon will lead a unique presentation of "Meet the Longhorns" by applying the technique to the steers at Copper Breaks.
Sep 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!
Sep 9 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 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!
Sep 11 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 11 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 11 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 11 End Date

Big Bend Ranch State Park “Big Starry Nights” Star Party

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. So come tour our “Big Starry Nights” and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Sep 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!
Sep 12 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 12 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Sep 12 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 12 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Sep 12 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 12 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 12 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 12 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 12 End Date

Sweet September Sorghum

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to see how this valuable sweetener was grown and processed in the early 1900’s.
Sep 12 End Date

Sweet September Sorghum

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to see how this valuable sweetener was grown and processed in the early 1900’s.
Sep 12 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 12 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Sep 12 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 12 End Date

Alligator Act

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
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 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!
Sep 16 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 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!
Sep 18 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 18 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 18 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 18 End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Open)

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 18 End Date

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking | Dallas Area | (Open)

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Sep 19 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Copper Breaks State Park
Hands-on workshop will focus on cobblers, yeast rolls, and biscuits. $10 registration, participants will receive a copy of Larry and Sharon Hannon's cookbook. Program starts 9:00 a.m.
Sep 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!
Sep 19 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 19 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Sep 19 End Date

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Sep 19 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 19 End Date

Go Fish! Texoma on the Fly - Learn to Fly Fish

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fly fishing!
Sep 19 End Date

Youth Fishing Event

Sea Center Texas
Bring your own rod, reel, and bait and enjoy a couple of hours catch and release fishing.
Sep 19 End Date

Texas Heroes Day

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Honor the fallen Texas Heroes of the Dawson Massacre and Mier Expeditions of 1842 and 1843.
Sep 19 End Date

International Migratory Bird Day - Twice!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Celebrate Birds!
Sep 19 End Date

Galveston Island State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

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.
Sep 19 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 19 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 19 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 19 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 19 End Date

LBJ State Park Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 19 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 19 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 19 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Sep 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!
Sep 20 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Sep 20 End Date

LBJ State Park Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
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 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!
Sep 23 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 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!
Sep 25 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 25 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 26 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Sep 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!
Sep 26 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 26 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 26 End Date

Flight of the Monarchs Trail Ride

San Angelo State Park
Come join us at San Angelo State Park for our two-day event which includes an auction, chuck wagon meals, cowboy concert, Cowboy Church and cowboy reenactors. Bring your camera to photograph the return of the monarch butterflies. Trail ride registration 9:00 a.m. Ride at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $50 for both days or $40 for one day. Discount for children 12 and under. Come for any event or camp with us and enjoy it all. Negative Coggins required. No studs or riding double. Lunch on trail provided. Reservations required.
Sep 26 End Date

Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament and Outdoor Expo

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us for a fun-filled day of trying to catch the biggest Bluegill here at our center and on Lake Athens. And stop by the Outdoor Expo to learn a variety of outdoor skills and engage in activities such as archery, fishing and kayaking.
Sep 26 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 26 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 26 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 26 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Sep 26 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 26 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 26 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 26 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
Sep 26 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks State Park is an International Dark Sky Park. The 'super moon' will be the focus of this month's program
Sep 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!
Sep 27 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
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 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!
Sep 30 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!

October 2015

Oct 2 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Oct 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!
Oct 3 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 3 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Oct 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 3 End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | El Paso Area | (Open)

Franklin Mountains 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 3 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 3 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 3 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 3 End Date

Wheel House Motorcycle Ride 2015

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
The 8th Annual “Road to Recover” motorcycle ride hosted by the Wheel House.
Oct 3 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 3 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 3 End Date

Mythunderstanding

Copper Breaks State Park
Ranger Carl Hopper presents and explains myths and misunderstandings about wildlife
Oct 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!
Oct 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Oct 4 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 9 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Oct 9 End Date

“Texas BROADSIDE! 2015”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Wargaming is a means to educate the visiting public about the history of US armed conflict.
Oct 9 End Date

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

Garner State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 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!
Oct 10 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 10 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Oct 10 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 10 End Date

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

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 10 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 10 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 10 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 10 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Oct 10 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 10 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 10 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Oct 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!
Oct 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Oct 11 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 17 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 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!
Oct 17 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Oct 17 End Date

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Oct 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.