Calendar of Events

All Events

December 2016

Dec 11 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Dec 11 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
View the specialty birds of South Texas.
Dec 11 End Date

Guided Bird Watching Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 11 End Date

Junior Ranger: Skins, Skulls, Scat & Tracks

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore animal artifacts up close!
Dec 11 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Dec 11 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Overlook Trail Hike - 10:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Get a great view of the park and surrounding valley!
Dec 11 End Date

Backyard Bass

Village Creek State Park
How good are your casting skills? Are you an expert or a novice? What is casting? Come learn how to cast and improve your technique. No hooks (or fish) involved and you will stay dry.
Dec 11 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 11 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Dec 11 End Date

Homestead Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a hike along the Homestead Trail.
Dec 11 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A chilly, but relaxing yoga tour in Hueco Tanks.
Dec 11 End Date

Old Time Games

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about and play games from the past!
Dec 11 End Date

Holiday in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get in the holiday spirit at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Dec 11 End Date

History Hike: Forest Folklore

Mission Tejas State Park
Hike beneath the pines while hearing stories behind the mysterious CCC Bathtubs.
Dec 11 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 11 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 11 End Date

Forgotten Trails Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 11 End Date

Corn Husk Dolls

McKinney Falls State Park
Made an old-fashioned doll!
Dec 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Dec 11 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 12 End Date

Biking with a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come explore Bentsen from a different perspective!
Dec 12 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 12 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 13 End Date

Bentsen on Foot

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get out your walking shoes!
Dec 13 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 13 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 13 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the Full Moon.
Dec 14 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Shorebird Walks

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Dec 14 End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
View the specialty birds of South Texas.
Dec 14 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

El Paso, TX - Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Dec 14 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Dec 14 End Date

Little Naturalists: Who Goes There?

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us with your preschooler to explore the wonders of nature!
Dec 14 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 14 End Date

Homeschool - Water

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Dec 14 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 14 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Dec 14 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...
Dec 15 End Date

Shorebird Walks

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Dec 15 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and pedal the various biking trails through throughout the park.
Dec 15 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Dec 15 End Date

Homeschool - Water

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Dec 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Dec 15 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Dec 15 End Date

Discovery Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Are you looking to become a better hiker, or just more comfortable spending time exploring nature on your own?
Dec 15 End Date

History of Calliham

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

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 15 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 16 End Date

Government Canyon Open Thru The Holidays

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dec 16 End Date

Songbird Walks

Goose Island State Park
Join us for an easy bird walk of the wooded camping area. Observe, listen, and maybe even learn a few things!
Dec 16 End Date

Guided Bird Watching Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 16 End Date

Christmas / New Year

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available on the nights of Dec. 16-31.
Dec 16 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Dec 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Dec 16 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Dec 16 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 16 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Dec 16 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Dec 16 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 16 End Date

Homeschool - Water

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Dec 16 End Date

Gotta Have Pizza!

Village Creek State Park
Learn how to make one of your family favorites over the campfire. Can it be done? You bet - and it's delicious! Come see how it's done and taste the result for yourself. Also learn how to make dessert. Yummy!
Dec 16 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Dec 16 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 16 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 16 End Date

Science & Mythology of The Night Sky

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 16 End Date

Winter Wonderland Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
Dec 16 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 16 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land. Santa will be at the day use area beside the fireplace to visit with all the little ones. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and some cookies while you wait in line to talk to the big guy! This event is free to the public, donations are greatly appreciated. The event will last from 6 pm to 9 pm each evening.
Dec 16 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and see all the beautiful lights. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 16 End Date

Prowlin' for Owls

Guadalupe River State Park
Join Ranger Craig as he searches out the owls of the park.
Dec 16 End Date

Lantern Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Experience the night without flashlights.
Dec 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Dec 17 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Dec 17 End Date

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Take nothing but pictures...leave with a small prize! *Explore on your own - Available every day*
Dec 17 End Date

Shorebird Walks

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Dec 17 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
CANCELLED
Dec 17 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Dec 17 End Date

1 Bag 2 Make a Difference (Any Day of the Week!)

Garner State Park
KIDS! Help us keep YOUR garner State Park clean, healthy and beautiful ANY DAY OF THE WEEK... It's easy!
Dec 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.
Dec 17 End Date

Bird Walk - 9:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Come birding with us!
Dec 17 End Date

Family Fishing at Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Bring the family for fishing in our freshly stocked lake.
Dec 17 End Date

Volunteer Work Day

Blanco State Park
An invasive plant pulling party!
Dec 17 End Date

Bird in the Hand

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for our monthly dose of beak-to-nose looks at local songbirds!
Dec 17 End Date

Pokémon Go Safari (Guided Hike)

Lake Livingston State Park
Go on a 1 mile safari with Ranger Joel to catch the invasive Japanese Pokémon that have invaded the park!
Dec 17 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Dec 17 End Date

Archery with a Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to shoot a bow and arrow with a park ranger!
Dec 17 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Dec 17 End Date

Twin Falls Nature Trail Trek

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for an adventure trek along the Twin Falls Nature Trail. Along the way we will look at animal habitat, amazing plant diversity, and geology. At the end, discover the overlook with its view of the falls!
Dec 17 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Dec 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Dec 17 End Date

All About Alligators

Huntsville State Park
Learn how American Alligators have been able to survive throughout time in an up close, personal experience with one!
Dec 17 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 17 End Date

Pinecone Bird Feeder

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a handmade gift for our winter birds.
Dec 17 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!
Dec 17 End Date

What Goes Bump in the Night - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to find out what goes bump in the night here in the Lost Pines!
Dec 17 End Date

Iron Riders Bike Ride and Buffalo Soldiers Frontier Encampment

Buescher State Park
Iron Riders guided bike ride, Buffalo Soldiers frontier encampment, outdoor activities, blast from the past memories in the outdoors. Join us.
Dec 17 End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | One Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Holiday Themed | 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Dec 17 End Date

Nature Journaling 101

Village Creek State Park
Scientists, naturalists, and ordinary people like you and me have found the joy of keeping a Nature Journal. Journals give you a place to write down your experiences, feelings, and new discoveries and help you connect with nature. Learn the basics of Nature Journaling in this hands-on program for all ages.
Dec 17 End Date

Speed, Stealth & Ambush; Predators of the Forest - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Master Naturalist and find out how animals survive in the wilderness!
Dec 17 End Date

Bird Watching Tools

Alto, TX - Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
Join us for a talk where we simplify the optics, guides, lists and other gadgets that comprise the tools of the trade.
Dec 17 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 17 End Date

Ornament Swap

Palmetto State Park
Trade your old ornaments or make a new one!
Dec 17 End Date

TROUT FRENZY! Family Fishing Day

Garner State Park
The Frio River will be stocked with rainbow trout awaiting your bait. Let’s go fishing!
Dec 17 End Date

Creepy Crawlies Scavenger Hunt

Caddo Lake State Park
Look for insects while on a scavenger hunt!
Dec 17 End Date

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Dec 17 End Date

Winter Solstice Celebration

McKinney Falls State Park
Celebrate the start of winter!
Dec 17 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lockhart State Park
Come warm yourself by our fire, cook, eat, and be merry in this mouth-watering holiday program!
Dec 17 End Date

Santa at the Tramway

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Come and take your photo with Santa as he stops at the Tramway!
Dec 17 End Date

Survival Workshop @ Amphitheater: Fire starting

Inks Lake State Park
Learn some fun and basic outdoor skills that might save a life one day!
Dec 17 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Dec 17 End Date

Pedernales Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Explore the trail system around the Pedernales River and take in hilltop views, rushing water, and fresh air. Come out to the park and enjoy a hike after lunch!
Dec 17 End Date

Old Time Games

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about and play games from the past!
Dec 17 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Paint your own Christmas card and wooden tree ornament
Dec 17 End Date

River Trail Nature Hike - 1:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Hike the trails in the beautiful pecan forest!
Dec 17 End Date

Mistletoe: Pucker-up for a parasite??

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Mistletoe: more than meets the eye... Come find out for yourself!
Dec 17 End Date

Cocoa & Cookies with Santa

Meridian State Park
Enjoy Santa's favorite snack while overlooking the lake
Dec 17 End Date

It's All About the Beak

Alto, TX - Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
This activity will demonstrate how birds use their beaks as tools for survival.
Dec 17 End Date

Gotta Have Gators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 17 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Dec 17 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 17 End Date

Holiday Arts & Crafts for Adults

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Arts and crafts aren't just for kids!
Dec 17 End Date

Paint your own Holiday Ornament

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come to the bird blind and paint your own aromatic, cedar ornament to take home. This is also a great time to investigate any feathered friends that pay us a visit while we paint and enjoy some hot cocoa! Best of all, it's free with paid entrance to the park! Happy Holidays!
Dec 17 End Date

Caddo Composition: Photography Tips

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn how to use different composition techniques in your nature photography!
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas in the Park

San Angelo State Park
Tours, Decorate Ornaments, Campfire with Santa and Campground Light Tour with Prizes
Dec 17 End Date

Arts in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Make some art that is beneficial for wildlife!
Dec 17 End Date

Stories in Stone

Blanco State Park
Take a trip back in time to learn about the park's history.
Dec 17 End Date

Los Pastores- A Shepherd's Play

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Franciscan priests created shepherd’s plays (which depict the shepherd’s journey to see Baby Jesus) in the 16th Century as a way to share the Spanish culture and religion with Meso-American Indians.
Dec 17 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for a morning of fishing!
Dec 17 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 17 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Dec 17 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

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

A Very Marshy Christmas

Sea Rim State Park
Ever wonder how Santa gets around in the marsh to visit the good little boys and girls? By air boat of course! Santa and Mrs. Claus have booked Sea Rim’s cabin and will be arriving by air boat on Dec. 17. Children can have a photo made with Santa starting at 3 p.m. when he arrives.
Dec 17 End Date

Discovery Station - Animal Tracking -

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 17 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 17 End Date

A Very Wild Christmas

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Get into the holiday spirit with us at the park!
Dec 17 End Date

Dreaming of a Wild Christmas

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun-filled holiday-themed evening!
Dec 17 End Date

Santa Hat Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Wear your favorite festive gear for this walk through the winter woods.
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas in the Canyon Balloon Glow

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
What do Santa Claus, hot air balloons and live music have in common? It must be time for Christmas in the Canyon! Activities at this fun, family-friendly event include...
Dec 17 End Date

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
1870's Christmas on a military post
Dec 17 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land. Santa will be at the day use area beside the fireplace to visit with all the little ones. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and some cookies while you wait in line to talk to the big guy! This event is free to the public, donations are greatly appreciated. The event will last from 6 pm to 9 pm each evening.
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and see all the beautiful lights. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 17 End Date

Caroling Through Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Take a lantern-lit tour of Penn Farm!
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas by the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate the holiday with us: Ranger talk, activities for the kids, and refreshments at the Group Recreation Hall.
Dec 17 End Date

Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Increase your knowledge or share what you already know about the night sky with others as we view the moon, planets, and star clusters.
Dec 17 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Dec 17 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 17 End Date

Stargazing: More Than Meets the Eye

Alto, TX - Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
Join us for an evening of night sky exploration.
Dec 17 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie that the CCC boys might have watched while they were building the Indian Lodge.
Dec 17 End Date

Night Hike with Santa

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us and Santa in a search for nocturnal creatures.
Dec 17 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Come to the beautiful hill country for "eco"-scavenger hunting with the ranger. Climb a mountain, spot an insect and find a fossil. Fun for all ages, even without a kid!
Dec 18 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Dec 18 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
View the specialty birds of South Texas.
Dec 18 End Date

Bird Watching For Beginners

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 18 End Date

Breakfast with a Park Host

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wanted to learn more about park hosting? Join a park host for breakfast and a Q&A!
Dec 18 End Date

Santa's Bird Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Santa will be on this walk suitable for all ages and experience levels!
Dec 18 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Dec 18 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Dec 18 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 18 End Date

Junior Ranger: Mammal Masks

Caddo Lake State Park
Craft time in the morning!
Dec 18 End Date

Santa at the Tramway

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Come and take your photo with Santa as he stops at the Tramway!
Dec 18 End Date

Old-Fashioned Holiday Taffy Pull

Palmetto State Park
Homemade candy and holiday fun!
Dec 18 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Dec 18 End Date

Backyard Bass Casting Clinic

Mission Tejas State Park
Want to learn how to cast a fishing pole or identify the fish you caught? Then join us in a fun and educational game for all ages!
Dec 18 End Date

Map & Compass Basics

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Find your way when out in the WILD!
Dec 18 End Date

Art in the Park - Holiday Nature Crafts & Ornaments

McKinney Falls State Park
Make nature-themed holiday crafts and ornaments!
Dec 18 End Date

Gotta Have Gators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 18 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Story of a River

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 18 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 18 End Date

47th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 46 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.
Dec 19 End Date

Biking with a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come explore Bentsen from a different perspective!
Dec 19 End Date

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for a guided bird walk on the beautiful trails at HCSNA.
Dec 19 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 19 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 20 End Date

Bentsen on Foot

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get out your walking shoes!
Dec 20 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 20 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 21 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Shorebird Walks

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Dec 21 End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
View the specialty birds of South Texas.
Dec 21 End Date

Holiday Time Bird in the Hand

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a look at our feathered friends -- and who knows, perhaps "he" will show up, too!
Dec 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Dec 21 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 21 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 22 End Date

Rainbow Trout Stocking

Blanco State Park
Get your rod and reel ready!
Dec 22 End Date

Shorebird Walks

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

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and pedal the various biking trails through throughout the park.
Dec 22 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Dec 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Dec 22 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Dec 22 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt/Agents of Discovery

Guadalupe River State Park
Dec 22 End Date

History of Calliham

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

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 22 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Stargazing at Hueco Tanks!
Dec 23 End Date

Songbird Walks

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

Butterfly Gardening

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get your hands dirty helping butterflies!
Dec 23 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Dec 23 End Date

All Day Archery!

Guadalupe River State Park
Stop by the Rust House and learn the skills of archery.
Dec 23 End Date

Ascension Shelter Tour

Devils River State Natural Area
Hike down into the Ascension Shelter to view rock art.
Dec 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Dec 23 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Dec 23 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 23 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Dec 23 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Dec 23 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 23 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Dec 23 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 23 End Date

Twilight Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A casual hike around the Valley Spring Creek trail as the sun sets.
Dec 23 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 23 End Date

Lantern Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Experience the night without flashlights.
Dec 24 End Date

Christmas Eve Bird Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all bird watchers!
Dec 24 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Dec 24 End Date

Shorebird Walks

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Dec 24 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Dec 24 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Dec 24 End Date

1 Bag 2 Make a Difference (Any Day of the Week!)

Garner State Park
KIDS! Help us keep YOUR garner State Park clean, healthy and beautiful ANY DAY OF THE WEEK... It's easy!
Dec 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.
Dec 24 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Dec 24 End Date

Christmas Season Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Take a nature walk around up to our overlook with a park ranger as your guide.
Dec 24 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Dec 24 End Date

Nature Program

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

Ascension Shelter Tour

Devils River State Natural Area
Hike down into the Ascension Shelter to view rock art.
Dec 24 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Dec 24 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Dec 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Dec 24 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 24 End Date

Mistletoe: Pucker-up for a Parasite??

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Mistletoe: more than meets the eye... Come find out for yourself!
Dec 24 End Date

Devil's Backbone Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Enjoy a guided hike along a gorgeous new trail.
Dec 24 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.
Dec 24 End Date

Holiday Gift Geocaching

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt with a holiday theme!
Dec 24 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Dec 24 End Date

Art in the Park - Holiday Nature Crafts & Ornaments

McKinney Falls State Park
Make nature-themed holiday crafts and ornaments!
Dec 24 End Date

Christmas Themed Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Join us to show off your artistic skills by creating a Christmas themed craft project to take home!
Dec 24 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Dec 24 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 24 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 24 End Date

Campfire Popcorn Garlands

McKinney Falls State Park
Make a classic holiday popcorn garland!
Dec 24 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 24 End Date

Christmas Eve Campfire

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers to enjoy marshmallows and hot chocolate around a campfire this Christmas Eve!
Dec 24 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 24 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie that the CCC boys might have watched while they were building the Indian Lodge.
Dec 25 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike Ranger Peak!
Dec 25 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Dec 25 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 25 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 26 End Date

Biking with a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come explore Bentsen from a different perspective!
Dec 26 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 26 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 27 End Date

Bentsen on Foot

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get out your walking shoes!
Dec 27 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 27 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 28 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Shorebird Walks

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Dec 28 End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
View the specialty birds of South Texas.
Dec 28 End Date

Birding for Kiddos

Guadalupe River State Park
Dec 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.
Dec 28 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunting

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about geocaching and how you can become a modern day pirate!
Dec 28 End Date

Geocaching 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Dec 28 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 28 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunting

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to geocache and become a modern day pirate!
Dec 28 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 29 End Date

Shorebird Walks

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

Bird Walk and Talk

Guadalupe River State Park
Dec 29 End Date

Trail Blazers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your bike and pedal the various biking trails through throughout the park.
Dec 29 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Dec 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.
Dec 29 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Dec 29 End Date

Discovery Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Are you looking to become a better hiker, or just more comfortable spending time exploring nature on your own?
Dec 29 End Date

History of Calliham

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

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 29 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 29 End Date

Hot Chocolate & Stories Around the Campfire

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us as we share a cup of hot chocolate and swap stories around the campfire.
Dec 29 End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Especially kid-friendly, there's nothing to be afraid of here!
Dec 30 End Date

Christmas Bird Count

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us at Bentsen-RGV State Park for the 117th Audubon Christmas Bird Count. We need birders of all skill levels to help survey birds in the count circle, then join us for a Count Day Potluck at day's end.
Dec 30 End Date

Songbird Walks

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

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

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Dec 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.
Dec 30 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Dec 30 End Date

Stumpy Hollow Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A guided hike down to a part of the lake called Stumpy Hollow.
Dec 30 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 30 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Dec 30 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Dec 30 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Dec 30 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 30 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Night sky orientation and exploration.
Dec 30 End Date

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore McKinney Falls at night!
Dec 31 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Dec 31 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Dec 31 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Dec 31 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Dec 31 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.
Dec 31 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Dec 31 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Dec 31 End Date

Nature Program

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

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Dec 31 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Dec 31 End Date

Holiday Kayak Tour

Galveston Island State Park
Winter weather paddling on Galveston Bay.
Dec 31 End Date

New Year's Eve Trout Derby!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
It's time again for the annual Johnson Branch Holiday Trout Derby!
Dec 31 End Date

Leave Only Tracks

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about Leave No Trace Principles and make your own track mold.
Dec 31 End Date

Devil's Waterhole to Devil's Backbone Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A 3 mile adventure to our bird blind along some fantastic trails
Dec 31 End Date

Leave No Trace Photo Scavenger Hunt

Mission Tejas State Park
Discover your inner explorer by hunting for items in the park and capture them with your camera!
Dec 31 End Date

Wildcat Hollow Waterfall Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hike to a 60ft waterfall deep in the hills of the park.
Dec 31 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Dec 31 End Date

Art in the Park: Creative Canvases

Mission Tejas State Park
Get outdoors and allow your inner artistic abilities to roam free!
Dec 31 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park in comfort!
Dec 31 End Date

Watercolor Wetland

Caddo Lake State Park
An area as beautiful as Caddo Lake is meant to be painted!
Dec 31 End Date

The Stars and the Moon and Me...

Village Creek State Park
Why does the moon disappear? Where does it go? What are sun spots? Who needs a moon anyway? Come find out about the moon and our closest star at this interactive program for all ages. Make your own planisphere to help you discover the constellations and other night sky objects. Meet at the Nature Center.
Dec 31 End Date

New Year Nature Journal Challenge

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Make a resolution to spend more time outside!
Dec 31 End Date

Beachcombing 101-PM

Galveston Island State Park
Afternoon treasure hunt for shells, sea beans, and mermaids...
Dec 31 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Get hooked on this high-tech treasure hunt!
Dec 31 End Date

Three C's Boys

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps on this 1-mile hike!
Dec 31 End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 31 End Date

New Year's Eve Stargazing

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch those big city lights, and come see the natural lights in the sky!
Dec 31 End Date

New Year's Eve with the Owls

Guadalupe River State Park
Dec 31 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie that the CCC boys might have watched while they were building the Indian Lodge.
Dec 31 End Date

New Year's Hike at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the Fort Parker Dam, the old county square, and the historic Springfield Cemetery – where some of our old Springfield residents may just “rise up” for the occasion!!
Dec 31 End Date

First Day Campfire – Near Houston

Lake Livingston State Park
Start the New Year off right with a First Day Campfire!
Dec 31 End Date

First Day Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ring in the new year in a whole new way, and start the year off on the right foot… Literally! Come celebrate the new year at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. We will meet at 11:30pm for traditional New Year’s luck food of black-eyed peas and cornbread, all made the old-fashioned way in a Dutch oven. We will count down the new year at midnight and then take the very first hike of 2017!
Dec 31 End Date

The Amazing Stargazing of 2016

Martin Creek Lake State Park
First Day Stargazing Event

January 2017

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes

South Llano River State Park
Start 2017 off right -- outdoors!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Take your pick of a ranger-led hike.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Midnight Hike to Honey Creek

Guadalupe River State Park
Jan 1 End Date

Dinosaur Dive

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Like the Polar Bear Plunge, come join in the Dino Dive!
Jan 1 End Date

'Kick off your list' Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Start your bird list early for 2017!
Jan 1 End Date

New Years Day Bike Ride on the Beach

Bring your bicycle and join our park naturalist for a shoreline ride to bring in the New Year!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Begin the New Year with the right foot!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.
Jan 1 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

First Day Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on our annual First Day Hike, a fun way to fulfill those New Year resolutions!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day GRSP Big Year Bird Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Get started on your own GRSP Big Year of Birding!
Jan 1 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hueco First Day Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
As a new year rolls in, it is time for the Annual First Day Hikes! This year Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site will be offering four hikes on January 1st with varying difficulties for all ages.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate the arrival of a new year and get a he​ad start on your resolutions!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for a guided 1.5-mile hike along our Spring Point Trail.
Jan 1 End Date

Splash Into the Future!

Balmorhea State Park
"Splash" into the future this New Year's Day at Balmorhea State Park!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Village Creek State Park
Come celebrate the start of a healthier New Year for you and your family. We're starting out on the right foot with this easy 1.5 mile hike down one of our beautiful trails. Make walking in the park a habit to help you reach your goals. THIS is how you start!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Falcon State Park
Come and join us for the first day hike of 2017!
Jan 1 End Date

Big Bend Ranch First Day Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us in celebrating the New Year with our annual First Day Hikes!
Jan 1 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 1 End Date

San Jacinto Battleground SHS First Day Hike “In the Footsteps of Texians”

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join a park ranger for hike around the battlefield from the viewpoint of a Texian soldier.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Start the year off on the right foot -- take a First Day Hike in a state park near you on New Year's Day!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger or Naturalist for a hike to the Summit of Enchanted Rock to ring in the New Year!
Jan 1 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Devils River State Natural Area
Come and enjoy our first of the year hike at the Jose Maria Trail where you can see the beautiful natural landscape.
Jan 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 1 End Date

Holiday Kayak Tour

Galveston Island State Park
Winter weather paddling on Galveston Bay.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Make your New Year's resolution to get outside more!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike Tails to Trails

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike into the woods with your dog.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us on the first day of the year for a hike on our Shady Oaks trail!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Fresno Divide Trail

Big Bend Ranch State Park
There's no better way to start the New Year than to get out and get going! Join us Sunday, Jan. 1, for a brisk hike along the Fresno Divide Trail. Named for its geographical location on the divide between Fresno and Contrabando Creeks, this easy-to-moderate, 3-mile trail (6 miles round trip) will expose you to some of the most spectacular natural and historical landscapes in Big Bend Ranch State Park.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site will be hosting two First Day Hikes 2017.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Bike Ride

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Start off the year with a peddle through the park!
Jan 1 End Date

Visiting the Past, Hiking for the Future!

Buescher State Park
Jump into a time machine and discover who built this beautiful park!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

San Angelo State Park
Hike the Roadrunner Trail (3 miles) with a ranger.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike at Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
First Day Hike
Jan 1 End Date

First Day New Year Resolution Hike

Tyler State Park
Get your New Year started off on the right foot!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike at Mother Neff - Morning

Spend the first day of 2017 outside with family and friends at Mother Neff State Park for our annual First Day Hike.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Whitney State Park
Come join us for our First Day Hike, enjoy the great outdoors, while getting a jump on fulfilling your New Year's resolutions.
Jan 1 End Date

Devil's Sinkhole First Day Hike

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
Join us for a First Day Hike on our nature trail and get a glimpse into the depths of Devil's Sinkhole, the largest single chambered cavern in Texas.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike to Pecan Flats

Inks Lake State Park
Celebrate the New Year right by getting out on the trails!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike! - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1 End Date

New Year Hike

Meridian State Park
Start 2017 with an outdoor hike.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Woodland Wonders

Mission Tejas State Park
Want to burn some holiday calories while exploring the great outdoors? Then join us to start the new year with a hike into the woods.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes & Bike Ride

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Be a part of a national movement to get people into state parks!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Palmetto State Park
Start 2017 off on the right foot with a First Day Hike at Palmetto State Park.
Jan 1 End Date

Why are the Lost Pines Lost?

Bastrop State Park
Have you ever heard this area called, "The Lost Pines?" Find out what it means on a three-mile athletic hike!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike - Lower Sunset Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
C’mon over, work up a sweat and burn some calories, take in the splendors of the Franklin Mountains State Park, and start your New Year’s Resolutions off on the right hiking foot!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike -Homestead Trail

McKinney Falls State Park
It's a new year - get outside!
Jan 1 End Date

Cowgirl Round-up and Showdeo

Hill Country State Natural Area
Horses and their women are in the spotlight every New Years Day at HCSNA. "Cowgirls" of all ages will be mounted in the arena for the traditional panoramic photo and equestrian activities.
Jan 1 End Date

Mile High First Day Hikes!

Davis Mountains State Park
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Walking Meditation

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Start the new year off with meditation instructor Cleo and find your zen!
Jan 1 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Special New Year's Day Event
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Start your year off right by getting back to nature! Get moving, breathe some fresh air, and learn about our native plants along the San Antonio River Trail.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Atlanta State Park
Celebrate the arrival of a new year and get a he​ad start on your resolutions!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Kids Run

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Lockhart State Park
Start your new year off right by joining us on a walk to search for the amazing wildlife that call Lockhart State Park home!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Paddle

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all kayak enthusiasts!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Ring in the New Year in a whole new way, and start the year off on the right foot… Literally! Come celebrate the start of a healthy New Year at Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites.
Jan 1 End Date

Backcountry Trail Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Jan 1 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern First Day Cave Hike

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Escape the cold and start the New Year off on the right foot with our First Day Cave Hike through Kickapoo Cavern. Learn about the history and formations of the cavern while getting a workout in the warmth of the cave. Don't forget your flashlight.
Jan 1 End Date

Beachcombing 101-PM

Galveston Island State Park
Afternoon treasure hunt for shells, sea beans, and mermaids....
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Land Beneath the Pines

Mission Tejas State Park
Hike beneath the pines while hearing stories of why this park was built.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike at Ike's

Eisenhower State Park
Jump start 2017 with a scenic hike to an inspiring viewpoint over Lake Texoma.
Jan 1 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jan 1 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Fido Hike and Adoption Day

Pedernales Falls State Park
Grab your best canine friend (and maybe a human or two) and come out to Pedernales Falls for our 2nd annual Fido Hike! In addition to a fun 1.5 mile hike and canine education activities, we will be partnering with PAWS Shelter of Central Texas who will bring lots of available furry friends to take for a walk or maybe even add to your family!
Jan 1 End Date

1st Day Navigation Hike

Tyler State Park
Learn to navigate by map and compass while walking off your holiday feast.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Bike Ride

Brazos Bend State Park
Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year Walking the Trail

Lake Brownwood State Park
Guided walk on the Texas Oak Trail or a longer guided hike of the Nopales Ridge Trail. Hot chocolate or coffee provided afterwards. Great way to start the New Year.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us in starting out the new year with a ranger-led hike around the lake.
Jan 1 End Date

Visiting the Past, Hiking for the Future!

Bastrop State Park
Jump into a time machine and discover who built this beautiful park!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Blanco State Park
Welcome in the New Year at the park!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Fish!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Ring in the new year by hooking a big one!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike - Cross Timbers Trail

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start the New Year in the outdoors!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come ring in the new year with a park naturalist!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes! - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1 End Date

Day #1

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
It's the first day of the rest of your life. The outdoors are calling...And your mind, body, and soul must answer.
Jan 1 End Date

Happy Tails (Dog Stroll)

Galveston Island State Park
Dog hike and socialization stroll down the beach.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Scavenger Hunt

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Use your skills of observation to see what you can find!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Run

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Start the new year off on the right foot!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Sunset Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Come help us close out the first day of the new year in a most healthy and beautiful way: with a sunset hike in Palo Duro Canyon! This hike will take us out onto Triassic Mesa, one of the most scenic spots in the park. We will enjoy a panoramic view of the canyon and of the sun as it sets on day number one of 2017. This hike will be just over a mile in length over a mix of easy and moderate difficulty trail.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Bird Blizzard & Night Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Jan 1 End Date

First Day (Night) Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
It's a new year - get outside!
Jan 4 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 4 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 5 End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 5 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Jan 5 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 5 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Jan 5 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jan 6 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Jan 6 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 6 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Jan 6 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jan 7 End Date

Annual Resolution Run in the Park

Monahans Sandhills State Park
Take on our 5K or 10K. Run or walk at your own pace!
Jan 7 End Date

Hike the Protected Habitat Area

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jan 7 End Date

Fun Run/Walk

Galveston Island State Park
5K/10K Fun Run/Walk
Jan 7 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 7 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

San Antonio, TX - Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Jan 7 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jan 7 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jan 7 End Date

Beach Clean-up

Sea Rim State Park
We are having a beach clean-up at Sea Rim State Park and will be picking up trash on 5 miles of beach.
Jan 7 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Jan 7 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Jan 7 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Humble, TX - Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jan 7 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 7 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 7 End Date

Twin Falls Nature Trail Trek

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for an adventure trek along the Twin Falls Nature Trail. Along the way we will look at animal habitat, amazing plant diversity, and geology. At the end, discover the overlook with its view of the falls!
Jan 7 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 7 End Date

Out of the Ashes - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us to explore how the Lost Pines are bouncing back from the ashes of the Bastrop County Complex Fire of 2011!
Jan 7 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Jan 7 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jan 7 End Date

Beachcombing 101-PM

Galveston Island State Park
Afternoon treasure hunt for shells, sea beans, and mermaids....
Jan 7 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Leave No Trace - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Learn how to camp like a ninja using Leave No Trace principles!
Jan 7 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie that the CCC boys might have watched while they were building the Indian Lodge.
Jan 8 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 8 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 8 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jan 8 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for a guided bird walk on the beautiful trails at HCSNA.
Jan 11 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 11 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Shelling 101

Galveston Island State Park
Comb the beach for shells and treasures, collect and keep.
Jan 11 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Jan 12 End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 12 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Jan 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 12 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Jan 12 End Date

Rainbow Trout Release

Meridian State Park
2,000 opportunities!
Jan 12 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jan 13 End Date

Rainbow Trout Stocking

Blanco State Park
Get your rod and reel ready!
Jan 13 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Jan 13 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 13 End Date

Reforestation Friday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 1/13/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Friday, January 13 at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40 p.m. to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Jan 13 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Jan 13 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jan 13 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Let the full moon light your way and explore the night!
Jan 14 End Date

Butchering and Curing

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
See how meat was harvested and used on the farm.
Jan 14 End Date

Presa Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes the participants into several of the park's secluded areas of the canyon to view a variety of rock art styles/sites.
Jan 14 End Date

2017 Trail Work Days (Volunteer Opportunity!)

Garner State Park
In exchange for FREE CAMPING, please join us at this annual event to clean and improve our amazing trails.
Jan 14 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Jan 14 End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 14 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Jan 14 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jan 14 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Jan 14 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jan 14 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jan 14 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Jan 14 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 14 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 14 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 14 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 14 End Date

TROUT FRENZY! Family Fishing Day

Garner State Park
The Frio River will be stocked with rainbow trout awaiting your bait. Let’s go fishing!
Jan 14 End Date

Out of the Ashes - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us to explore how the Lost Pines are bouncing back from the ashes of the Bastrop County Complex Fire of 2011!
Jan 14 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Jan 14 End Date

Sapling Saturday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 1/14/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Saturday, January 14th at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40pm to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Jan 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Jan 14 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jan 14 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Leave No Trace - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Learn how to camp like a ninja using Leave No Trace principles!
Jan 14 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Get your hands dirty and discover the life of Galveston Bay!
Jan 15 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 15 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 15 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jan 15 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jan 15 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 18 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Dallas, TX - Dallas Arboretum
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Jan 18 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 19 End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 19 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Jan 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 19 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Jan 19 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Jan 20 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Jan 20 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 20 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Jan 20 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jan 21 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Jan 21 End Date

Upper Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This is a back-country, two mile and up to a four hours hike into the secluded upper area of Seminole Canyon.
Jan 21 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!
Jan 21 End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 21 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us each month every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Jan 21 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jan 21 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jan 21 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Jan 21 End Date

Family Fishing at Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Bring the family out for fishing in our freshly stocked lake
Jan 21 End Date

Project WILD/Advanced WILD Workshop

Austin, TX - Reicher Ranch
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jan 21 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Austin, TX - TPWD Office at Airport Commerce Park
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Jan 21 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 21 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 21 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 21 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 21 End Date

Out of the Ashes - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us to explore how the Lost Pines are bouncing back from the ashes of the Bastrop County Complex Fire of 2011!
Jan 21 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Jan 21 End Date

Sapling Saturday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 1/21/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Saturday, January 21st at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40pm to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Jan 21 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jan 21 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)
Jan 21 End Date

Happy Tails (Dog Stroll)

Galveston Island State Park
Dog hike and socialization stroll down the beach.
Jan 21 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jan 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.
Jan 21 End Date

Leave No Trace - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Learn how to camp like a ninja using Leave No Trace principles!
Jan 21 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Jan 21 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Get your hands dirty and discover the life of Galveston Bay!
Jan 21 End Date

Night Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jan 21 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Come to the beautiful hill country for "eco"-scavenger hunting with the ranger. Climb a mountain, spot an insect and find a fossil. Fun for all ages, even without a kid!
Jan 22 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 22 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 22 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jan 22 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jan 22 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jan 25 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 25 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 25 End Date

Shelling 101

Galveston Island State Park
Comb the beach for shells and treasures, collect and keep.
Jan 25 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Jan 26 End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 26 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Jan 26 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Jan 26 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Jan 26 End Date

History of Calliham

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

Fly Tying Night

Waco, TX - Uncle Dan's Bar-B-Que
A night of Fly Tying with the Waco Fly Fishing Club
Jan 27 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Jan 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.
Jan 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 27 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Jan 27 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jan 27 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Night sky orientation and exploration.
Jan 28 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Jan 28 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jan 28 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jan 28 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Jan 28 End Date

Fly Fishing Class for Beginners

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Expert fly-fisher Bob Cappallo will teach fly-fishing for beginners, age 16 years and older.
Jan 28 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 28 End Date

Nature Program

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

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Jan 28 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 28 End Date

Out of the Ashes - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us to explore how the Lost Pines are bouncing back from the ashes of the Bastrop County Complex Fire of 2011!
Jan 28 End Date

Light in the Dark

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Seeing in the dark in the 1850s.
Jan 28 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Jan 28 End Date

Sapling Saturday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 1/28/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Saturday, January 28th at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40pm to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Jan 28 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Happy Tails (Dog Stroll)

Galveston Island State Park
Dog hike and socialization stroll down the beach.
Jan 28 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Leave No Trace - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Learn how to camp like a ninja using Leave No Trace principles!
Jan 28 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Jan 28 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Get your hands dirty and discover the life of Galveston Bay!
Jan 28 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Stargazing at Lost Maples with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Learn about Dark Sky and how to save the starry nights from light pollution.
Jan 29 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 29 End Date

Nature Program

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

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jan 29 End Date

Geocache 101

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join the hunt!
Jan 29 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

February 2017

Feb 1 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 2 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Feb 2 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 2 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Feb 2 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Feb 3 End Date

Rainbow Trout Stocking

Blanco State Park
Get your rod and reel ready!
Feb 3 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Feb 3 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Feb 3 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Feb 4 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Feb 4 End Date

Beach Clean-up

Sea Rim State Park
We are having a beach clean-up at Sea Rim State Park and will be picking up trash on 5 miles of beach.
Feb 4 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Feb 4 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Feb 4 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 4 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Feb 4 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 4 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Feb 4 End Date

Sapling Saturday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 2/4/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Saturday, February 4th at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40pm to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Feb 4 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 4 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Feb 4 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Get your hands dirty and discover the life of Galveston Bay!
Feb 5 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 5 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 5 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Feb 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.
Feb 8 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 9 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Feb 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 9 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Feb 9 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Feb 10 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Feb 10 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Feb 10 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Feb 10 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Let the full moon light your way and explore the night!
Feb 11 End Date

Presa Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes the participants into several of the park's secluded areas of the canyon to view a variety of rock art styles/sites.
Feb 11 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Feb 11 End Date

Hike the Canyon

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

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Feb 11 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Feb 11 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Feb 11 End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Feb 11 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 11 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Feb 11 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 11 End Date

TROUT FRENZY! Family Fishing Day

Garner State Park
The Frio River will be stocked with rainbow trout awaiting your bait. Let’s go fishing!
Feb 11 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Feb 11 End Date

Sapling Saturday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 2/11/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Saturday, February 11th at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40pm to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Feb 11 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Feb 11 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Feb 11 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Get your hands dirty and discover the life of Galveston Bay!
Feb 11 End Date

Fall in love with Meridian State Park

Meridian State Park
A blast from the past sweetheart dance under the stars!
Feb 12 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 12 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 12 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)
Feb 12 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)
Feb 15 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 16 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Feb 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 16 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Feb 16 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Feb 17 End Date

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

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, and we will take an easy walk around the Indian Lodge to learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's.
Feb 17 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Feb 17 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Feb 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

Presa Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes the participants into several of the park's secluded areas of the canyon to view a variety of rock art styles/sites.
Feb 18 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every third Saturday of the month for a new adventure!
Feb 18 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Feb 18 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Feb 18 End Date

Fly Fishing Class for Beginners

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Expert fly-fisher Bob Cappallo will teach fly-fishing for beginners, age 16 years and older.
Feb 18 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 18 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 18 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Feb 18 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 18 End Date

Fun Fish

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Trout fishing in Texas! Children and parents can enjoy a great morning of FISHING, FOOD AND FUN!!!
Feb 18 End Date

Flint & Steel

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
See how they made fire in the 1850's.
Feb 18 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Feb 18 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Feb 18 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Come to the beautiful hill country for "eco"-scavenger hunting with the ranger. Climb a mountain, spot an insect and find a fossil. Fun for all ages, even without a kid!
Feb 19 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 19 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Feb 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.
Feb 20 End Date

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for a guided bird walk on the beautiful trails at HCSNA.
Feb 20 End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo Workshop

San Antonio, TX - Phil Hardberger Park - Urban Ecology Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Feb 21 End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo Workshop

San Antonio, TX - Phil Hardberger Park - Urban Ecology Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Feb 22 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Workshop - Bilingual

San Antonio, TX - Phil Hardberger Park - Urban Ecology Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is conducted almost entirely in Spanish for bilingual teachers.
Feb 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 22 End Date

Shelling 101

Galveston Island State Park
Comb the beach for shells and treasures, collect and keep.
Feb 22 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Feb 23 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Feb 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 23 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Feb 23 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Feb 24 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Feb 24 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Feb 24 End Date

Stargazing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Night sky orientation and exploration.
Feb 24 End Date

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

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Master Outdoor Leadership training will give you hands-on experiences and scenarios to build outdoor leadership skills. We will provide specific information that will allow you to use the Texas Outdoor Family program gear, equipment, locations and expertise to make a positive impact in your community and our State Parks.
Feb 24 End Date

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Brazos Bend State Park | (Open)

Brazos Bend State Park
Master Outdoor Leadership training will give you hands-on experiences and scenarios to build outdoor leadership skills. We will provide specific information that will allow you to use the Texas Outdoor Family program gear, equipment, locations and expertise to make a positive impact in your community and our State Parks.
Feb 24 End Date

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Cleburne State Park | (Open)

Cleburne State Park
Master Outdoor Leadership training will give you hands-on experiences and scenarios to build outdoor leadership skills. We will provide specific information that will allow you to use the Texas Outdoor Family program gear, equipment, locations and expertise to make a positive impact in your community and our State Parks.
Feb 25 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Feb 25 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Feb 25 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 25 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 25 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Feb 25 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 25 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Feb 25 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 25 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Feb 25 End Date

Bay Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Get your hands dirty and discover the life of Galveston Bay!
Feb 25 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Stargazing at Lost Maples with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Learn about Dark Sky and how to save the starry nights from light pollution.
Feb 26 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 26 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Feb 26 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

March 2017

Mar 1 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 2 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Mar 2 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 2 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Mar 2 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Mar 3 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 3 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Mar 4 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Mar 4 End Date

Beach Clean-up

Sea Rim State Park
We are having a beach clean-up at Sea Rim State Park and will be picking up trash on 5 miles of beach.
Mar 4 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Mar 4 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Mar 4 End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo Workshop

Denton, TX - Elm Fork Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Mar 4 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 4 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 4 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Mar 4 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 5 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Mar 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.
Mar 8 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 9 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Mar 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 9 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Mar 9 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Mar 10 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 10 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Mar 11 End Date

Upper Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This is a back-country, two mile and up to a four hours hike into the secluded upper area of Seminole Canyon.
Mar 11 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Botanical Garden, Education Building
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Mar 11 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Mar 11 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Mar 11 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Mar 11 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Mar 11 End Date

Fly Fish Texas 2017

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Fly fishing clubs and anglers from across Texas come to TFFC to share fly fishing tips and techniques and teach them to others. Aimed at the novice fly fisher, Fly Fish Texas will teach you how to tie a fly, cast it and catch a fish with it—all in the same day.
Mar 11 End Date

Stagecoach Days - Memories of the Mercantile

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Ride the stagecoach like an 1850s Texan and discover the role of the mercantile store in early Texas communities.
Mar 11 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 11 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 11 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Mar 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Mar 11 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 12 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)
Mar 12 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)
Mar 15 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 16 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Mar 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 16 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Mar 16 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Mar 17 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 17 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Mar 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

Presa Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes the participants into several of the park's secluded areas of the canyon to view a variety of rock art styles/sites.
Mar 18 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Mar 18 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Mar 18 End Date

Buescher State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX Area (OPEN)

Buescher 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.
Mar 18 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 18 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 18 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 18 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Mar 18 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 19 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Mar 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.
Mar 22 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 23 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Mar 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 23 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Mar 23 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Mar 24 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 24 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Mar 25 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Mar 25 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Mar 25 End Date

Palmetto State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX Area (OPEN)

Palmetto 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.
Mar 25 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 25 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 25 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Mar 25 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Mar 25 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Stargazing at Lost Maples with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Learn about Dark Sky and how to save the starry nights from light pollution.
Mar 26 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 26 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Mar 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.
Mar 30 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Mar 30 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Mar 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.
Mar 31 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 31 End Date

Jeop-Birdy and Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
So you think you know about birds? Come challenge yourself with some bird-themed games to test your knowledge. These two games were previously separate programs but have now been combined for twice the fun!
Mar 31 End Date

Guadalupe River State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX Area (OPEN)

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

April 2017

Apr 1 End Date

Presa Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes the participants into several of the park's secluded areas of the canyon to view a variety of rock art styles/sites.
Apr 1 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Apr 1 End Date

Beach Clean-up

Sea Rim State Park
We are having a beach clean-up at Sea Rim State Park and will be picking up trash on 5 miles of beach.
Apr 1 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Apr 1 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Apr 1 End Date

Angler Education FLY FISHING Instructor Training Workshop

Austin, TX - TPWD - Ed Werland Training Room
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Fly Fishing Instructor
Apr 1 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Apr 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 1 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our Interpretive Park Ranger for a one hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Apr 1 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Apr 1 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 2 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 6 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Apr 6 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 7 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 8 End Date

Upper Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This is a back-country, two mile and up to a four hours hike into the secluded upper area of Seminole Canyon.
Apr 8 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Apr 8 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Apr 8 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Apr 8 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Apr 8 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Apr 8 End Date

Athens Eggfest 2017

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us for an event featuring gastric delights and the incredible Green Egg outdoor ceramic cooker.
Apr 8 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Apr 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 8 End Date

2017 Baytown Nurture Nature Festival

Baytown, TX - Baytown Nature Center
Bring the whole Family to the Nurture Nature Festival to learn some outdoor skills, see and touch wildlife, listen to music and more.
Apr 8 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Apr 8 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 9 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)
Apr 9 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)
Apr 12 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 13 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Apr 13 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 14 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 15 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Apr 15 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Apr 15 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Apr 15 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Apr 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 15 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 15 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Apr 15 End Date

3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Meridian State Park
Children ages 12 & under, bring your baskets and join us at the park to hunt eggs!
Apr 16 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 16 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 20 End Date

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Apr 20 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 22 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Apr 22 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Apr 22 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Apr 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 22 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 22 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Apr 22 End Date

Earth Day Hike

Meridian State Park
Learn how to be a good steward of our environment!
Apr 22 End Date

Star Party

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
Come out and enjoy the beautiful dark night-time skies of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. Members of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society host this free event.
Apr 23 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 23 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Take a Homeless Dog on a Hike!

Davis Mountains State Park
This popular program continues this year each Thursday at 9 am. Please check with the Park Headquarters staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 28 End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX 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.
Apr 29 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Apr 29 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
Apr 29 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 29 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Stargazing at Lost Maples with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Learn about Dark Sky and how to save the starry nights from light pollution.
Apr 30 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Growing Up WILD Workshop

San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Botanical Garden, Education Building
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Apr 30 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

May 2017

May 3 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

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 4 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 5 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 5 End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX 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.
May 6 End Date

2017 Mayfest

Ft. Worth, TX - Trinity Park
TPWD Get Outside at Mayfest.
May 6 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
May 6 End Date

Beach Clean-up

Sea Rim State Park
We are having a beach clean-up at Sea Rim State Park and will be picking up trash on 5 miles of beach.
May 6 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
May 6 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
May 6 End Date

Cinco de Mayo 2017

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Celebrate the joint history of Texas and Mexico with dance, music, food and outdoor activities.
May 6 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 6 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 6 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome 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 7 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 7 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

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 11 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 12 End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX 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.
May 13 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
May 13 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
May 13 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide. Cancelled December 10th and December 17th.
May 13 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 13 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
May 13 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome 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 14 End Date

Nature Program

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 14 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)
May 14 End Date

Mother's Day Nature Crafts

Meridian State Park
Celebrate Mom
May 14 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
May 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.
May 15 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)
May 17 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

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 18 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 20 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
May 20 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
May 20 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 20 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 20 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
May 21 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome 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 21 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
May 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 21 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

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 25 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 26 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome 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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
May 27 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
May 27 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from September to May. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 27 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

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

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.

June 2017

Jun 2 End Date

Pedernales Falls State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX Area (OPEN)

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 3 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jun 3 End Date

Beach Clean-up

Sea Rim State Park
We are having a beach clean-up at Sea Rim State Park and will be picking up trash on 5 miles of beach.
Jun 3 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Jun 3 End Date

National Fishing Day at TFFC 2017

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Kick off summer with free hot dogs and soft drinks, games and fishing!
Jun 3 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - Dallas Zoo
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 3 End Date

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Growing Up WILD workshop

San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Botanical Garden, Education Building
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Jun 10 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Jun 10 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jun 10 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jun 10 End Date

Nature Program

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Jun 10 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX 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.
Jun 17 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jun 17 End Date

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

National Fishing Day Event

Meridian State Park
Hook, Line & Sinker!
Jun 18 End Date

Father's Day Fishing Tournament

Meridian State Park
Hook, Line & Sinker!
Jun 18 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jun 24 End Date

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

July 2017

Jul 1 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jul 1 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 1 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 8 End Date

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Jul 8 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jul 8 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jul 8 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Jul 8 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 15 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jul 15 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 15 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 22 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jul 22 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 22 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jul 29 End Date

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

August 2017

Aug 5 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Aug 5 End Date

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Women's Hueco Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Aug 12 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Aug 12 End Date

Nature Program

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Aug 12 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)
Aug 13 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Aug 20 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 20 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Program

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life a