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July 2015

Jul 4 End Date

4th of July Dutch Oven Cookoff

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

Fireworks on the Brazos

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us for our 16th annual Fireworks on the Brazos Celebration.
Jul 4 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 4 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 4 End Date

Art in the Park - Decorate Our Door Art Contest

McKinney Falls State Park
Your artwork could be featured at McKinney Falls State Park!
Jul 5 End Date

Sunrise Hike to the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Enjoy a cool morning at the park before the granite heats up and watch the sunrise as a park ranger leads you to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Jul 5 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 5 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 5 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Japanese Fish Printing - 9 am

South Llano River State Park
Learn Gyotaku, the art of fish printing!
Jul 5 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Jul 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jul 5 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jul 5 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 5 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 10:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Jul 5 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Jul 5 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Jul 5 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jul 5 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 6 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 6 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jul 7 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 7 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 7 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between? Let's test it! (ages 7+)
Jul 7 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 7 End Date

Children's Nature Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 8 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 8 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 8 End Date

Junior Rangers

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 8 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary, or you may know it as the javelina!
Jul 8 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

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

Nature Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come out for a stroll through the park!
Jul 8 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger.

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Jul 8 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 8 End Date

FLY TYING NIGHT

Round Rock, TX - Living Waters Fly Shop
Advanced fly tying sessions to learn new techniques and tie a new fly!
Jul 9 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Jul 9 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Hike with a Homeless Hound!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Help a homeless dog get some exercise while enjoying a leisurely walk in the state park!
Jul 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 9 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Come try your hand at casting a fishing pole!
Jul 9 End Date

Reptile Walks

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

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 9 End Date

CCC Upper Trail Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 10 End Date

Peak Fitness Hike - Ron Coleman Trail (carpooling necessary)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike on one of the toughest trails in the Franklin Mountains! Your hard work pays off with spectacular views, “fun” challenges climbing 4 sections of chains and over steep 10 -15 ft rock walls, and of course the right to say you conquered the Ron Coleman Trail.
Jul 10 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 10 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jul 10 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

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

Sea Center Mini Camp - Water World

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

Family Nature Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 10 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 10 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

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

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

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

Angler Academy

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

Discovery Hike - Pineywoods Boardwalk Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Jul 10 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Sheldon Story and Stroll

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Walk through the park after listening to a story!
Jul 10 End Date

Get Wild!

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

'Arts in the Parks': Hike and Draw

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike around the day use area at the park store. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Jul 10 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

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

Junior Ranger Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Complete activities from the Junior Ranger book with a ranger!
Jul 10 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Jul 10 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Ranger Guided Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a guided hike around the park!
Jul 10 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Jul 10 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn how to fish.
Jul 10 End Date

Sunsets at the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Start the weekend off right with a beautiful sunset on Enchanted Rock. This ranger led hike will focus on the beauty of the park as the sun sets to our west.
Jul 10 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Jul 10 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus

Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
Jul 10 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater
Jul 10 End Date

Campfire Stories

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for some old fashioned campfire tales!
Jul 10 End Date

Star Party

Sea Rim State Park
Join us for a stargazing party
Jul 11 End Date

Kayak with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!
Jul 11 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Jul 11 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 11 End Date

Hike the Canyon

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

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Sea Rim / Sabine Pass
Jul 11 End Date

Nature Walk Trail Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Great for families with small children; learn plant identification and visit the bird blind for some nature viewing. Excellent educational opportunity!
Jul 11 End Date

Art in the Park Contest Day

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Enjoy the state park through art!
Jul 11 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 11 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Jul 11 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 11 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike with a Ranger

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event - CANCELLED

Bastrop State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. DUE TO FLOODING DAMAGE TO BASTROP STATE PARK - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Jul 11 End Date

Basic Angler Class

El Paso, TX - El Paso ISD
Come learn the basics of fishing
Jul 11 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
Jul 11 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

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

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.
Jul 11 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Jul 11 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 11 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Beach Explorations

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

Native American Plant Walk

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

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Shaded Walk Around the River

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Edible Plants Walk

Lockhart State Park
In the event of a zombie apocalypse, it would be really useful to know which wild forest plants can be eaten! Better join us on this short hike, just in case.
Jul 11 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

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

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Jul 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring your kids out to the park to learn something new!
Jul 11 End Date

Art in the Park: Art is for the Birds!

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds!
Jul 11 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Geocaching 101

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

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Jul 11 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a WHOLE new way--with art!
Jul 11 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Jul 11 End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Woodpeckers!

Tyler State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Jul 11 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Jul 11 End Date

Backyard Birding

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

Alligator Act

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

Sand Castle Contest

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

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Jul 11 End Date

Fish Prints

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

Ranger Guided Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a guided hike around the park!
Jul 11 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

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

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Jul 11 End Date

Name That Bird!

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

Bats: Texas's Billion Dollar Aerialists

Tyler State Park
Discover those amazing flying mammals
Jul 11 End Date

Night Hike

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

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Jul 11 End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a slide-show presentation on these magnificent animals of the prairie.
Jul 11 End Date

Venomous Snakes of Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Stargazing

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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 12 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

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

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 12 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Jul 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jul 12 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jul 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 12 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Jul 12 End Date

Bloodletting, Leeches and Laudanum: Medicine in the 1850s

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Find new appreciation for modern medicine and your doctor!
Jul 12 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Geocaching 101

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 13 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 13 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jul 13 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop - Belton

Belton, TX - Belton High School
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Jul 14 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 14 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 14 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between? Let's test it! (ages 7+)
Jul 14 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 14 End Date

Children's Nature Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 15 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 15 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 15 End Date

Junior Rangers

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 15 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary, or you may know it as the javelina!
Jul 15 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

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

Nature Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come out for a stroll through the park!
Jul 15 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 15 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Jul 15 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 15 End Date

FLY TYING NIGHT

Round Rock, TX - Living Waters Fly Shop
Advanced fly tying sessions to learn new techniques and tie a new fly!
Jul 16 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Jul 16 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 16 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

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

Making Tracks

Tyler State Park
Who goes there?
Jul 16 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Come try your hand at casting a fishing pole!
Jul 16 End Date

Reptile Walks

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

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 16 End Date

Ladies Only Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 17 End Date

Women’s Hike along Lower Sunset Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
This is a great opportunity for females of all ages who may feel some apprehension or fear about the activity of hiking. Join in on the fellowship and camaraderie of an all female group, learning the basics about safety and hiking in the desert.
Jul 17 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 17 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jul 17 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

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

Sea Center Mini Camp - Wonderful Wetlands

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 17 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

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

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

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

Angler Academy

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Sheldon Story and Stroll

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Walk through the park after listening to a story!
Jul 17 End Date

Get Wild!

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

Atlatl in the Afternoon

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

Junior Ranger Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Complete activities from the Junior Ranger book with a ranger!
Jul 17 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Ranger Guided Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a guided hike around the park!
Jul 17 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Jul 17 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn how to fish.
Jul 17 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Jul 17 End Date

Owl Prowl

Caddo Lake State Park
Spend an evening with the owls!
Jul 17 End Date

Cowboys and Cattle Drives

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 17 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater
Jul 18 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 18 End Date

Explore the Canyon

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

Explore the Canyon

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

Buffalo Soldiers - Blazing New Trails Training

Houston , TX - Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
WE NEED YOU!!!!!!! Texas Parks and Wildlife - Buffalo Soldier Program is hosting a free training class. Learn about the buffalo soldiers, how to deliver programs, or simply assist the great people we work with and see the beautiful state.
Jul 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 18 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 18 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

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

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike with a Ranger

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Birding 101

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

Yoga Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Hike Onion Creek Trail while practicing Mindful Breathing & Gentle Yoga ending with a swim at the Upper Falls.
Jul 18 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

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.
Jul 18 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 18 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Beach Explorations

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

Native American Plant Walk

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

Lower Falls Hike

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

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

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

Roosevelt's Tree Army: CCC Hike

Tyler State Park
See the legacy that the "Boys In Green" left for us to enjoy.
Jul 18 End Date

Archery 101

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow.
Jul 18 End Date

Shaded Walk Around the River

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Copper Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's head underground to explore some of the hidden secrets of the Franklin Mountains!
Jul 18 End Date

Geocaching 101

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a high-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 18 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Geocache Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Hike with a park ranger to search for geocaches
Jul 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring your kids out to the park to learn something new!
Jul 18 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

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

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM - SOLD OUT

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

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Learn about Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics!
Jul 18 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Jul 18 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a WHOLE new way--with art!
Jul 18 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Jul 18 End Date

'Make & Take' Arts and Crafts

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

Guided History Tour

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

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 18 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
Jul 18 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

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

Amazing Alligators

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

Build a Bird Workshop

Eisenhower State Park
Let nature inspire you!
Jul 18 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
Jul 18 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Animal Tracks

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

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 18 End Date

Alligator Act

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

Sand Castle Contest

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

Art in the Park - Birds

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

Fire is Living History

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a trip back through time to learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration!
Jul 18 End Date

Sungazing

Lake Livingston State Park
View the Sun safely through a telescope!
Jul 18 End Date

Sunset Paddle

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

Limestone Ledge Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

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

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Jul 18 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

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

The Stars of Garner State Park

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

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore McKinney Falls at night!
Jul 18 End Date

Along Came a Spider

Eisenhower State Park
Arachnophobia? Often we fear what we don't understand. Come learn a little something!
Jul 18 End Date

Spider Walk

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

StarWalk

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

Name That Bird Game

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

Movie Night in the Park

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Enjoy a movie in the park at our outdoor amphitheater.
Jul 18 End Date

Star Stories: Stargazing on the Peninsula

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the stars and constellations visible above East Texas.
Jul 18 End Date

Night Hike

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

West Cottonwood Springs Trail hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a guided hike along a scenic trail through canyons up to the spring and a grove of Cottonwood and Choke Cherry Trees - Moderate/Difficult hike.
Jul 19 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 19 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 19 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Jul 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jul 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 19 End Date

Geocache Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Hike with a park ranger to search for geocaches
Jul 19 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Jul 19 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Geocaching 101

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Jul 19 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 20 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 20 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jul 20 End Date

Project WILD

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
REGISTRATION CLOSED - Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 21 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 21 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 21 End Date

Project WILD

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 21 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between? Let's test it! (ages 7+)
Jul 21 End Date

Children's Nature Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 22 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 22 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 22 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop

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

Junior Rangers

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 22 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary, or you may know it as the javelina!
Jul 22 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

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

Nature Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come out for a stroll through the park!
Jul 22 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 22 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 22 End Date

FLY TYING NIGHT

Round Rock, TX - Living Waters Fly Shop
Advanced fly tying sessions to learn new techniques and tie a new fly!
Jul 22 End Date

Night Sky Party

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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 23 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 23 End Date

Bird Walks and Talks

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Jul 23 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 23 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

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

Reptile Walks

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

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 24 End Date

Sunrise Hike along Upper Sunset Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
Jul 24 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 24 End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo

Palestine, TX - Westwood Primary
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 24 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 24 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jul 24 End Date

Birding for Beginners

Lockhart State Park
See what the birding buzz is all about!
Jul 24 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

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

CCC Upper Trail Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 24 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 24 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

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

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

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

Angler Academy

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Sheldon Story and Stroll

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Walk through the park after listening to a story!
Jul 24 End Date

Get Wild!

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

Discovery Walk: Piney Woods Boardwalk

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

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 24 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Jul 24 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn how to fish.
Jul 24 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Jul 24 End Date

Bat Watch

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about the secret lives of bats!
Jul 24 End Date

Sunsets at the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Start off the weekend with a sunset hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. The dog days of summer are here and they start to cool down as the sun sets to our west.
Jul 24 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater
Jul 25 End Date

Kayak with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!
Jul 25 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 25 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 25 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

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

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 25 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 25 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike with a Ranger

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
Jul 25 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

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

Junior (Basic) Angler Education Course

Inks Lake State Park
Become a certified Junior Angler through this TPWD approved course
Jul 25 End Date

Dutch Oven Brunch

Eisenhower State Park
Drop by and sample some food!
Jul 25 End Date

Intro to Archery

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

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

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

Intro to Fly Fishing Class

Round Rock, TX - Living Waters Fly Shop
Learn about fly fishing during one or several free class sessions!
Jul 25 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 25 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Beach Explorations

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

Native American Plant Walk

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

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Jul 25 End Date

Shaded Walk Around the River

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring your kids out to the park to learn something new!
Jul 25 End Date

Art in the Park: Art is for the Birds!

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds!
Jul 25 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM - SOLD OUT

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

Turtle Tales

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Jul 25 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park in a WHOLE new way--with art!
Jul 25 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

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

Crabbing 101

Sea Rim State Park
Sea Rim / Sabine Pass
Jul 25 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Guided History Tour

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

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Jul 25 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

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

Family Paddling Exploration

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

Paddling Explorations

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

What's a Paddlefish?

Caddo Lake State Park
Come learn about the ancient paddlefish, a mysterious resident of Caddo Lake who existed before the dinosaurs!
Jul 25 End Date

Alligator Act

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

Cowboy Songs

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

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Jul 25 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Jul 25 End Date

Night Sky Party

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

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
Jul 25 End Date

Mary Ann Goodnight & the Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Mother of the Panhandle and friend to all....especially bison!
Jul 26 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 26 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 26 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Jul 26 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jul 26 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 26 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Jul 26 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Geocaching 101

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 27 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 27 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 27 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jul 28 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 28 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Lindale, TX - Lindale High School
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Jul 28 End Date

Children's Nature Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 29 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 29 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 29 End Date

Junior Rangers

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 29 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

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

Nature Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come out for a stroll through the park!
Jul 29 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 29 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 29 End Date

FLY TYING NIGHT

Round Rock, TX - Living Waters Fly Shop
Advanced fly tying sessions to learn new techniques and tie a new fly!
Jul 30 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Jul 30 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 30 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Come try your hand at casting a fishing pole!
Jul 30 End Date

Reptile Walks

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

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 31 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Jul 31 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Jul 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Jul 31 End Date

Growing Up WILD

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

Sea Center Mini Camp - Aquariumania

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Jul 31 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

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

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

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

Angler Academy

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Sunspotting!

Inks Lake State Park
Solar viewing party mapping out sun spot activity with telescopes!
Jul 31 End Date

Sheldon Story and Stroll

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Walk through the park after listening to a story!
Jul 31 End Date

Get Wild!

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

Atlatl in the Afternoon

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Jul 31 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Jul 31 End Date

Chemistry Roadshow! by Texas A&M University

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
It's not magic, it's science!
Jul 31 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Jul 31 End Date

Sunsets at the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Start off the weekend with a sunset hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. The dog days of summer are here and they start to cool down as the sun sets to our west.
Jul 31 End Date

Full Moon Hike to the Summit

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Nothing beats the full moon at the summit of Enchanted Rock. Beautiful, bizarre, fantastic, and haunting are some of the words we've heard used at these types of events.
Jul 31 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater
Jul 31 End Date

Blue Moon Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
It's the second full moon this month!

August 2015

Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 1 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 1 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike with a Ranger

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

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.
Aug 1 End Date

Yuccapalooza

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Aug 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 1 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Beach Explorations

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

Chautauqua Time - Ranger Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided 1.4 mile hike.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Education Weekends

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

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

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

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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

Guided History Tour

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

Alligator Act

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

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 1 End Date

Night Sounds Program

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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 2 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Aug 2 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 2 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 2 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 3 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 3 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Burleson, TX - Norwood Elementary School
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Aug 4 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 4 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 4 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 4 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between? Let's test it! (ages 7+)
Aug 5 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 5 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 5 End Date

Junior Rangers

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 5 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 6 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 6 End Date

Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Combo Workshop

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

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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Aug 6 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 6 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 7 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 7 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 7 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Water World

Sea Center Texas
Water, H2O, or agua, no matter how you say it, nothing is more important than water. Absorb yourself in the water cycle, make a cloud in a jar and create a mini rainwater harvest system.
Aug 7 End Date

Texas WILD Facilitator Training

Corpus Christi, TX - Texas State Aquarium
Certification to conduct WILD workshops - Prerequisite required
Aug 7 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 7 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 7 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 7 End Date

Angler Academy

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 7 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Aug 7 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 7 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Aug 7 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 7 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
Aug 7 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater
Aug 8 End Date

Kayak with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!
Aug 8 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 8 End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Sea Rim / Sabine Pass
Aug 8 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Aug 8 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 8 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 8 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 8 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 8 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 8 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 8 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Aug 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. NOTE: THE DATE OF THIS EVENT WAS CHANGED FROM JUNE 27 TO AUG 8 DUE TO HIGH WATER AT EISENHOWER STATE PARK
Aug 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.
Aug 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 8 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 8 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Aug 8 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 8 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Aug 8 End Date

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Aug 8 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 8 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 8 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
Aug 8 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
Aug 8 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 8 End Date

Stargazing in the Hill Country

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for stargazing with astronomers from the San Antonio Astronomical Association sharing a peek at the night sky through their telescopes.
Aug 8 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Aug 9 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 9 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

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

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 9 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Aug 9 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 9 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 9 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 10 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 11 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 11 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

Mother Neff State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Mother Neff State Park.
Aug 11 End Date

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 11 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between? Let's test it! (ages 7+)
Aug 12 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 12 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 12 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 12 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Aug 12 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 13 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Aug 13 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 13 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 14 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 14 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 14 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Aug 14 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 14 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 14 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 14 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Aug 14 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 14 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Aug 14 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 14 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 14 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Aug 14 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn how to fish.
Aug 14 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 14 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
Aug 14 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater
Aug 14 End Date

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

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. So come tour our “Big Starry Nights” and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Aug 15 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 15 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Aug 15 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 15 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 15 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 15 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Aug 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 15 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 15 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 15 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 15 End Date

Project WILD

Humble, TX - Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 15 End Date

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.
Aug 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 15 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 15 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Aug 15 End Date

Geocache Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Hike with a park ranger to search for geocaches
Aug 15 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 15 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 15 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Pearland, TX - Bass Pro Shops
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Turtle Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Story time with the Ranger.
Aug 15 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 15 End Date

Kool for Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Camping or hiking with the kids this summer? Bring them in and cool them off! Spend an hour seeing and doing cool stuff with a ranger in the air-cooled headquarters of HCSNA.
Aug 15 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 15 End Date

Family Paddling Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Get some instructions and get on the water!
Aug 15 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Eisenhower State Park
Cold-blooded killers or misunderstood reptiles? You decide. Come out and meet a snake face to face!
Aug 15 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 15 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Paddling tour with sunset views.
Aug 15 End Date

Pier Fishing With A Ranger

Purtis Creek State Park
Mentored fishing opportunity to learn about the bait and tackle many use to catch fish from the piers.
Aug 15 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 15 End Date

The Stars of Garner State Park

Garner State Park
Join us for an exciting night of astronomy!
Aug 15 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
in its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park.
Aug 16 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 16 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Aug 16 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 16 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 16 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 17 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 18 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 18 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between? Let's test it! (ages 7+)
Aug 19 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 19 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 19 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 19 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Aug 19 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 20 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Aug 20 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 20 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 21 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 21 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 21 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Aug 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 21 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 21 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 21 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Aug 21 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 21 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Aug 21 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 21 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Aug 21 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn how to fish.
Aug 21 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 21 End Date

Night Sky Hike

Galveston Island State Park
It's a star party...and you're invited!
Aug 21 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater
Aug 22 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 22 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 22 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 22 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 22 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 22 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 22 End Date

Intro to Archery

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to shoot like Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen!
Aug 22 End Date

Kid Fish Event

Sea Rim State Park
Sea Rim / Sabine Pass
Aug 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.
Aug 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 22 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 22 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 22 End Date

Chautauqua Time - Stories in Stone

Mother Neff State Park
Learn about the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Aug 22 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 22 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 22 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 22 End Date

Prickly Pear Fest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Join La Semilla Food Center, sample and learn about the different recipes for Prickly Pear!
Aug 22 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 22 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 22 End Date

Paddling Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Learn the basics of paddling and a short excursion on the water.
Aug 22 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 22 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 22 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Aug 22 End Date

Stargazing

Purtis Creek State Park
Come and learn about viewing the night sky.
Aug 23 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 23 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Aug 23 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 23 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 23 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 24 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 24 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 25 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 25 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 25 End Date

Aqua Rangers

Garner State Park
We love our Frio River... But is it dirty, clean, or somewhere in-between? Let's test it! (ages 7+)
Aug 26 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 26 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 26 End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this Ranger-led exploration of the Park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 26 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 26 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (Ages 10 and up)
Aug 26 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 27 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 27 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Aug 27 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 27 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 27 End Date

LBJ’s 107th Birthday Celebration

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Come join us as we commemorate Lyndon B. Johnson's 107th birthday.
Aug 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Reptile Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
You've heard of Bird Walks, Plant Walks and Butterfly Walks-- now we explore the Reptiles of the Park, including our ALLIGATORS!
Aug 28 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Aug 28 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Aug 28 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 28 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 28 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Aug 28 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner angler's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Aug 28 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 28 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Aug 28 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 28 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 28 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Aug 28 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 28 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater
Aug 29 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 29 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Aug 29 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 29 End Date

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Aug 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 29 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot!
Aug 29 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 29 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12 years.
Aug 29 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Aug 29 End Date

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.
Aug 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 29 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 29 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 29 End Date

Geocache Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Hike with a park ranger to search for geocaches
Aug 29 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 29 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Aug 29 End Date

Dog Days of Summer!

Fort Boggy State Park
Annual friends group sponsored day at the park!
Aug 29 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 29 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 29 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Aug 29 End Date

Who's in the Woods? Night Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join a park ranger guided 1.4 mile hike at night!
Aug 30 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike and enjoy the mile high view atop Ranger Peak!
Aug 30 End Date

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 30 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Aug 30 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 30 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours-only on Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month; no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring seasons begin Sept. 1 through May 31, with 10 am/morning and 3 pm/afternoon tours. *Beginning the summer months, June 1 to Aug. 31, this tour is only offered at 10 am/morning.
Aug 30 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 30 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Junior Ranger

Meridian State Park
Earn your official badge!
Aug 31 End Date

Junior Ranger Program

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

Exploration Packs

Mother Neff State Park
Check out an Exploration Pack before you hit the trails.
Aug 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.

September 2015

Sep 2 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

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

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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Sep 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 4 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 4 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 4 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 4 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Sep 4 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 5 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 5 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 5 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop - Austin

Austin, TX - Ed Werland Training Room
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Sep 5 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 5 End Date

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.
Sep 5 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 5 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 5 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 5 End Date

Limestone Ledge Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Sep 5 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 5 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 5 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 5 End Date

Alligator Act

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

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Sep 6 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Sep 6 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 6 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 7 End Date

Horse Whispering

Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer Larry Hannon will present "horse sense," an ancient Chinese technique of understanding and training horses and other mammals. After explaining the method, Hannon will lead a unique presentation of "Meet the Longhorns" by applying the technique to the steers at Copper Breaks.
Sep 9 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 10 End Date

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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Sep 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 11 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 11 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 11 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 11 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 11 End Date

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

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. So come tour our “Big Starry Nights” and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Sep 12 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Sep 12 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 12 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 12 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Sep 12 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 12 End Date

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.
Sep 12 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 12 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 12 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 12 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 12 End Date

Sweet September Sorghum

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to see how this valuable sweetener was grown and processed in the early 1900’s.
Sep 12 End Date

Sweet September Sorghum

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to see how this valuable sweetener was grown and processed in the early 1900’s.
Sep 12 End Date

Geo-Caching

Wyler Aerial Tramway
New to Geo-Caching? Come and learn about all the fun you can have at this modern treasure hunt!
Sep 12 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 12 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Sep 12 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 12 End Date

Alligator Act

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

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Sep 13 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Sep 13 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 13 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 16 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

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

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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Sep 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 18 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Historic Indian Lodge Lobby for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens to their feet.
Sep 18 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 18 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 18 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 18 End Date

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

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Sep 18 End Date

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking | Dallas Area | (Open)

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

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Copper Breaks State Park
Hands-on workshop will focus on cobblers, yeast rolls, and biscuits. $10 registration, participants will receive a copy of Larry and Sharon Hannon's cookbook. Program starts 9:00 a.m.
Sep 19 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Sep 19 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 19 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Sep 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 19 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 19 End Date

Two-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Sep 19 End Date

Go Fish! Texoma on the Fly - Learn to Fly Fish

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fly fishing!
Sep 19 End Date

Youth Fishing Event

Sea Center Texas
Bring your own rod, reel, and bait and enjoy a couple of hours catch and release fishing.
Sep 19 End Date

Texas Heroes Day

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Honor the fallen Texas Heroes of the Dawson Massacre and Mier Expeditions of 1842 and 1843.
Sep 19 End Date

International Migratory Bird Day - Twice!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Celebrate Birds!
Sep 19 End Date

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.
Sep 19 End Date

Galveston Island State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 19 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 19 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 19 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 19 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Sep 19 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 19 End Date

LBJ State Park Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 19 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 19 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 19 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Sep 20 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

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.
Sep 20 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Sep 20 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 20 End Date

LBJ State Park Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 20 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 23 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 24 End Date

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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Sep 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 25 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Sep 25 End Date

Wildlife Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Hike or hunt? Why not both? Join one of our park rangers for a walk along the park trails and a scavenger hunt you compete with your friends to complete along the way.
Sep 25 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Sunset watercolor painting on observation tower.
Sep 26 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Sep 26 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Sep 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Sep 26 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Sep 26 End Date

Flight of the Monarchs Trail Ride

San Angelo State Park
Come join us at San Angelo State Park for our two-day event which includes an auction, chuck wagon meals, cowboy concert, Cowboy Church and cowboy reenactors. Bring your camera to photograph the return of the monarch butterflies. Trail ride registration 9:00 a.m. Ride at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $50 for both days or $40 for one day. Discount for children 12 and under. Come for any event or camp with us and enjoy it all. Negative Coggins required. No studs or riding double. Lunch on trail provided. Reservations required.
Sep 26 End Date

Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament and Outdoor Expo

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us for a fun-filled day of trying to catch the biggest Bluegill here at our center and on Lake Athens. And stop by the Outdoor Expo to learn a variety of outdoor skills and engage in activities such as archery, fishing and kayaking.
Sep 26 End Date

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.
Sep 26 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Sep 26 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Sep 26 End Date

Fishing 101: Blacktop Fishing

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
New to fishing? Come join us to learn some basics of fishing and put your new skills to the test with a blacktop fishing game.
Sep 26 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 26 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Sep 26 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Sep 26 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 26 End Date

Alligator Act

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
How much do you know about alligators? Come act out the life of an alligator with one of our park rangers. This is a fun, active and educational event great for families and children.
Sep 26 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks State Park is an International Dark Sky Park. The 'super moon' will be the focus of this month's program
Sep 27 End Date

Last Sunday Hike - Sombrero Hike!

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike up and around Ranger Peak, don't forget your sombrero!
Sep 27 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Sep 27 End Date

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.
Sep 27 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Sep 27 End Date

Cotton Pickin' Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop.
Sep 27 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Sep 29 End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo

San Antonio, TX - Eisenhower Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Sep 30 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD - BILINGUAL

San Antonio, TX - Eisenhower Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children - This workshop is conducted in Spanish and English for bilingual teachers
Sep 30 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!

October 2015

Oct 1 End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo

San Antonio, TX - Eisenhower Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Oct 1 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Oct 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 2 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

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

Bird Walk

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Oct 3 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 3 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.
Oct 3 End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | El Paso Area | (Open)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 3 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 3 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 3 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 3 End Date

Wheel House Motorcycle Ride 2015

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
The 8th Annual “Road to Recovery” motorcycle ride hosted by the Wheel House.
Oct 3 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 3 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 3 End Date

Mythunderstanding

Copper Breaks State Park
Ranger Carl Hopper presents and explains myths and misunderstandings about wildlife
Oct 4 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

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.
Oct 4 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Oct 4 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 7 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 8 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Oct 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 9 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Oct 9 End Date

“Texas BROADSIDE! 2015”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Wargaming is a means to educate the visiting public about the history of US armed conflict.
Oct 9 End Date

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

Garner State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 10 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 10 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike! NOTE NEW START TIME !!
Oct 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 10 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Oct 10 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 10 End Date

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.
Oct 10 End Date

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

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 10 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 10 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 10 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 10 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Oct 10 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 10 End Date

Masonic Family Picnic

Copper Breaks State Park
Annual picnic held by area mason's lodges for area masons, their families, and prospects; all park visitors invited.
Oct 10 End Date

Palo Pinto Mountains Star Party

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, 2 miles west of Strawn, TX
Explore the dark skies of night-time Texas at a stargazing party in our wonderful state park!
Oct 10 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Oct 11 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

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.
Oct 11 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Oct 11 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 14 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Oct 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 17 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
Oct 17 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Oct 17 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every third Saturday for a new adventure! NOTE NEW START TIME !!
Oct 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 17 End Date

Two-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Oct 17 End Date

Government Canyon SNA 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 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.
Oct 17 End Date

Tyler State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Tyler 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.
Oct 17 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 17 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 17 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Oct 17 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 17 End Date

Ranch Heritage Day at Hill Country State Natural Area

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranch Heritage is an annual free, fun, family event with chuck wagon cooking, horse-drawn covered wagon, cowboys and cowgirls on horseback, frontier days activities including branding, horseshoeing, weaving, fence building and apple peeling.
Oct 17 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 17 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky parks in Texas.
Oct 18 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!
Oct 18 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Oct 18 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 21 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Oct 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 24 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 24 End Date

“Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique tour of what's behind those locked tours and see areas the public does not normally get to see.
Oct 24 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 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.
Oct 24 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Harvest Days Event! | Dallas Area | (Open)

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 24 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 24 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 24 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Oct 24 End Date

Dairy Daze

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to explore the many uses of milk on a 1915 German family farm.
Oct 24 End Date

Labor of Thine Hands: Trades in Early Texas

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come out to Barrington Farm to see demonstrations of various trade skills practiced in mid-19th century Texas!
Oct 24 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Oct 24 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 24 End Date

Haunted Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a spooktacular time!
Oct 25 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Oct 25 End Date

Labor of Thine Hands: Trades in Early Texas

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come out to Barrington Farm to see demonstrations of various trade skills practiced in mid-19th century Texas!
Oct 25 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 28 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
Oct 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Oct 31 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Oct 31 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Oct 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Oct 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.
Oct 31 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Oct 31 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Oct 31 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

November 2015

Nov 1 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Nov 1 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 4 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Nov 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Nov 6 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 7 End Date

Friends of Government Canyon 15k/8k Recharge Run

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Nov 7 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Birding on the Seep Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
We will meet at the park headquarters and drive together to the Primitive Area of the park to walk an easy 1.25-mile loop trail to a seep area, birding and talking about the park along the way. Bring your binoculars, bird checklists, and field guides. This hike takes approximately two hours.
Nov 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Nov 7 End Date

Growing Up WILD

Plano, TX - Environmental Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Nov 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.
Nov 7 End Date

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

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 7 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Nov 7 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Nov 7 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 8 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Nov 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.
Nov 8 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Nov 8 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 11 End Date
Nov 11 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Nov 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 front gate staff for start location. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep. Bring WATER! This program is approximately 1.5 hours.
Nov 13 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger !

Hill Country State Natural Area
Kids! Come to headquarters any day and pick up your Junior Ranger Activity Journal. You can learn and earn your official badge here.
Nov 14 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique tour of what's behind those locked doors. You'll get to see areas the public does not normally get to see.
Nov 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Fly Tying Demonstration

Allen, TX - Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Nov 14 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Nov 14 End Date

Hearth Cooking School (currently wait-listed)

At this interactive cooking class, visitors will learn old-fashioned skills that great-great-great-grandparents would have known.
Nov 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.
Nov 14 End Date

Pedernales Falls State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin 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.
Nov 14 End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking | Ft Worth Area | (Open)

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 14 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Nov 14 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Nov 14 End Date

Rio! Rio!

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come celebrate how the mighty San Antonio River has shaped the cultural and natural resource history of our area from ancient times to the present.
Nov 14 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 15 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Nov 15 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area