Calendar of Events

All Events

May 2017

May 27 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
May 27 End Date

Outdoor Fitness Challenge - Hueco Tanks

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Try a new way of staying physically fit at the Hueco Tanks Outdoor Fitness Challenge!
May 27 End Date

Monthly Bird Walk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Help us identify some of our feathered friends!
May 27 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!
May 27 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
May 27 End Date

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.
May 27 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Bonham State Park
Join us for an outdoor cooking demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors.
May 27 End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
May 27 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
May 27 End Date

Wild Photography Walk

Tyler State Park
Discover the art of nature through your viewfinder.
May 27 End Date

Geocache Scavenger Hunt

McKinney Falls State Park
Discover how a GPS unit can add to your outdoor adventures.
May 27 End Date

Rise and Shine Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Awaken mind and body with a morning hike at the park!
May 27 End Date

Discovery Walk: Pineywoods Boardwalk Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
May 27 End Date

Workout with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Combining the outdoors with fitness!
May 27 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock, and learn facts and legends surrounding this magical place.
May 27 End Date

Who Goes There?

Guadalupe River State Park
Join our Interpreters for a hike to discover who's out and about.
May 27 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
May 27 End Date

Twin Falls Nature Trail Trek

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for an adventure trek along the Twin Falls Nature Trail. Along the way we will look at animal habitat, amazing plant diversity, and geology. At the end, discover the overlook with its view of the falls!
May 27 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
May 27 End Date

Junior Ranger: Mammal Masks (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Craft time in the morning!
May 27 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a daytime hike to explore nighttime critters!
May 27 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Arts & Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
May 27 End Date

I Spy! Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
See what you can spy with your little eye on a guided hike with a Master Naturalist!
May 27 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

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

Predators of the Pines - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to discover who the hunters are in the Lost Pines!
May 27 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
May 27 End Date

From Guts to Glory: Tales of the Texas Turkey Vulture

Mother Neff State Park
Considered to be omens of death, turkey vultures are actually guardians of life.
May 27 End Date

Letters from Home

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Learn about the importance of writing letters to keep in touch with family and friends far away.
May 27 End Date

Aprender sobre los dinosaurios

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ven y aprender sobre los dinosaurios que caminaron Texas hace muchos anos.
May 27 End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Daingerfield State Park
Join a park ranger for a Saturday morning fishing lesson.
May 27 End Date

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Mustang Island State Park
Buffalo Soldiers in Mustang Island State Park. History, outdoor skills and, tons of fun for the entire family no matter your age.
May 27 End Date

Guided Discovery Walk

Village Creek State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Village Creek State Park. Come search for critter clues, find out what plants are used by people and wildlife, and see what is blooming this week. This walk will be conducted on the Village Slough Inner Loop Trail. This loop is 1/2 mile and can be completed in 45 minutes to 1 hour.
May 27 End Date

Spicewood Loop Hike - 10:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Introduce yourself to the beautiful Spicewood area of Colorado Bend
May 27 End Date

Precious Prairie Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about the Texas Tallgrass Blackland Prairie
May 27 End Date

Leave Only Tracks

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn about Leave No Trace Principles and make your own track mold.
May 27 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
May 27 End Date

1830s Drill and Tactics

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Do you have what it takes to be in the Texas or Mexican Army? Come out and see how the armies trained to fight in the 1830s!
May 27 End Date

Fishing 101

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring a pole or borrow one of ours!
May 27 End Date

Women's Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get out and enjoy the trails!
May 27 End Date

Owls in The Night

Brazos Bend State Park
May 27 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
May 27 End Date

Geocaching 101

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Take part on this modern day treasure hunt!
May 27 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
May 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
May 27 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
May 27 End Date

Caddo Composition: Photography Tips (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn how to use different composition techniques in your nature photography!
May 27 End Date

Nature Journaling 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
In search of a relaxing hobby that will get you outside?
May 27 End Date

Fire is Living History

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration
May 27 End Date

Gotta Have Gators!

Brazos Bend State Park
May 27 End Date

Geocaching Color Race

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come learn the basics of geocaching with a competitive twist! Can you make it to each animal color station before the other teams? Please email wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov to register.
May 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.
May 27 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
May 27 End Date

Tram Tour

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

Critter Touch Table

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Didn't see any animals at the park? See what they leave behind!
May 27 End Date

Kids Paint History

Daingerfield State Park
Learn a little about the park and take home a painting too!
May 27 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and Prints- Animal ID

Cedar Hill State Park
Test your knowledge!
May 27 End Date

Dragonflies: An Ode to Odonata

Tyler State Park
Discover Dragonflies!
May 27 End Date

Skins & Skulls

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
May 27 End Date

Nature Rocks!

Eisenhower State Park
Learn what you can do to protect Texas State Parks and create a nature-inspired craft to take home with you
May 27 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to make fish prints!
May 27 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what animal skulls can tell us!
May 27 End Date

The Life of a Honey Bee

Lake Livingston State Park
Come to the park store to view our observation hive and learn about the life cycle, care, and importance of European Honey Bees and our other (native) pollinators
May 27 End Date

Guided Canoeing Tour

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
I can canoe can you canoe?
May 27 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Brazos Bend State Park
May 27 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Just how does Sasquatch survive in the wild?
May 27 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Let nature inspire you, and make a great souvenir too!
May 27 End Date

Wood Cookie Art in the Park

Cedar Hill State Park
Let nature inspire art!
May 27 End Date

Kids Kayak Clinic

Inks Lake State Park
Start your kids out kayaking the right way!
May 27 End Date

Gorman Falls Deck Talk - 4:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This program explains the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and the famous Gorman Falls.
May 27 End Date

Geocaching 101

Cedar Hill State Park
Go on a high-tech scavenger hunt!
May 27 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
May 27 End Date

Old Time Spring Fling Dance

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Put on your dancing shoes! During the Great Depression, community dances were a low cost way of having a lot of fun. These dances continued for decades after the Depression came to an end, and many of them happened at buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This tradition will continue at Palo Duro Canyon with an old time spring dance!
May 27 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? One of our local experts will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while visiting the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center. Kids welcome!
May 27 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
May 27 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Join volunteers to learn about various astronomical objects, including galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. You'll be able to view the night sky with telescopes and binoculars.
May 27 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park after dark!
May 27 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for telescope viewing and a star presentation.
May 27 End Date

Prowlin' for Owls

Guadalupe River State Park
May 27 End Date

Stargazing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to search for and identify constellations.
May 27 End Date

Night Hike + Scavenger Hunt

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join a park ranger for a night hike and mini scavenger hunt!
May 27 End Date

Snakes and More! Guest Presentation - 8:30 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what snakes and other reptiles live in the park!
May 27 End Date

Night Hike THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the park at night!
May 27 End Date

State Park After Dark

Cedar Hill State Park
Explore Cedar Hill State Park in the dark!
May 27 End Date

Gambusia Nature Trail Night Alligator Walk

Night life like you've never experienced.
May 27 End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
May 27 End Date

The Park after Dark

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
The park is still busy with life, even after dark!
May 27 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 28 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
May 28 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike up Ranger Peak!
May 28 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Bird Walk

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

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock, and learn facts and legends surrounding this magical place.
May 28 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Nature Program

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

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 28 End Date

Junior Ranger: Scavenger Hunt (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park through a scavenger hunt!
May 28 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
May 28 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 10:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Join us on this high-tech treasure hunt!
May 28 End Date

Wild Food Walk

Tyler State Park
May 28 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
May 28 End Date

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
May 28 End Date

Battleground Bike Ride--10:00 AM Tour

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Come stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution by taking a guided bicycle tour around the battleground. The group will bicycle to various locations within the park and stop to discuss the events that occurred at each site before heading to the next area. This is both a bicycle ride and a guided battleground tour--all rolled into one.
May 28 End Date

Precious Prairie Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about the Texas Tallgrass Blackland Prairie
May 28 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 10:30 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
May 28 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
May 28 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience your park in a whole new way--with art!
May 28 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
May 28 End Date

Backyard Bass

McKinney Falls State Park
Casting practice for the whole family!
May 28 End Date

Battleground Bike Ride--1:00 PM Tour

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Come stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution by taking a guided bicycle tour around the battleground. The group will bicycle to various locations within the park and stop to discuss the events that occurred at each site before heading to the next area. This is both a bicycle ride and a guided battleground tour--all rolled into one.
May 28 End Date

Penn Farm’s Past, Present and Future Art in the Park

Cedar Hill State Park
Let history inspire your art!
May 28 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
May 28 End Date

Tram Tour

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

Roaming for Reptiles

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
See what kinds of reptiles are slithering, swimming, or hanging around!
May 28 End Date

Guided Bike Ride - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Explore Colorado Bend on 2 wheels
May 28 End Date

The Forest Tells a Story

Tyler State Park
May 28 End Date

Birding Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Make a bird mask and fly a kite
May 28 End Date

Wildlife Viewing at Elm Lake

Brazos Bend State Park
May 28 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends.
May 28 End Date

Campfire Scary Stories

Dinosaur Valley State Park
BOO!
May 28 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
May 29 End Date

Japanese Fish Printing - 9 am

South Llano River State Park
Learn Gyotaku, the art of fish printing!
May 29 End Date

Discovery Hike

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

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
May 29 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
May 29 End Date

Tram Tour

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

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends.
May 30 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Lake Worth, TX - Lake Worth High School
Workshop DATE has CHANGED. Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
May 30 End Date

Tram Tour

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

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
View the specialty birds of South Texas.
May 31 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
May 31 End Date

Night Sky Party

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

June 2017

Jun 1 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 1 End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 1 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jun 1 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Jun 1 End Date

Public Meeting: Chinati Mountains State Natural Area

Austin, TX - LCRA - Redbud Center
Join us to discuss revised conceptual plans and offer input into the development of this special place.
Jun 1 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 2 End Date

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come birding with us!
Jun 2 End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 2 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Jun 2 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Ever wonder what lives in the holes at the beach or why don't we rake the sargassum seaweed? Come to the day use beach to get some answers!
Jun 2 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Jun 2 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jun 2 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 2 End Date

CANCELED: First Annual Youth Fishing Derby on Inks Lake

Inks Lake State Park
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Jun 2 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jun 2 End Date

Texas Colorado River Rolling Exhibit!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us at the park for this special event! The Texas Colorado River Rolling Exhibit is coming to visit. Is there any better way to learn all about our fantastic Texas Rivers than right here in the park? We don't think so! This exhibit will be located right in the picnic lot on your way to swimming! Stop in and visit!
Jun 2 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jun 2 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 2 End Date

Pedernales Falls State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX Area (FULL - Waitlist Forming)

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 2 End Date

Galveston Island State Park| Texas Outdoor Family | Two night event | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Galveston Island State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 2 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations Required.
Jun 2 End Date

Sunset Hike

Eisenhower State Park
"It's almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream."
Jun 2 End Date

Owl Prowlin'

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come learn all about the who's whoooo of the night.
Jun 3 End Date

23rd Annual Mark Howell Memorial Fishing Rodeo

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Lake Arrowhead State Park invites you to join us for the 23rd Annual Mark Howell Memorial Fishing Rodeo, Kid Fish and Adult Rough Fish contest!
Jun 3 End Date

Guided Hikes for National Trails Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jun 3 End Date

Guided Mountain Bike Rides for National Trails Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jun 3 End Date

Kid Fish Derby

Fairfield Lake State Park
Test your fishing skills at our annual kid fish derby for kids pre-K through 8th grade.
Jun 3 End Date

National Trails Day Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike up and around Ranger Peak!
Jun 3 End Date

Youth Public Fishing

Sea Center Texas
Pack your sunscreen, hat, lawn chair and fishing gear for catch-and-release fishing at our marine fish hatchery and visitor education center!
Jun 3 End Date

Kids Fishing Clinic and Derby

Kyle, TX - Lake Kyle
Celebrate National Free Fishing Day!
Jun 3 End Date

Celebrate National Trails Day - Join the Lost Pines Trail Crew!

Bastrop State Park
Have you ever wondered how these trails got here, what happens when trees fall on them, or how we keep them safe and enjoyable for you and your loved ones to play on? Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew on National Trails Day!
Jun 3 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!
Jun 3 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jun 3 End Date

Beach Clean-up

Sea Rim State Park
We are having a beach clean-up at Sea Rim State Park and will be picking up trash on 5 miles of beach.
Jun 3 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Jun 3 End Date

Junior Rangers

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

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 3 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jun 3 End Date

Workout with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Combining the outdoors with fitness!
Jun 3 End Date

Family Fishing

Bonham State Park
Come join us for fishing and fun!
Jun 3 End Date

National Fishing Day at TFFC 2017

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Kick off summer with free hot dogs and soft drinks, games and fishing!
Jun 3 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jun 3 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jun 3 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities.
Jun 3 End Date

Abilene Outdoor Adventures

Abilene, TX - Grover Nelson Park
Come join Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, City of Abilene, Abilene Zoo, and various other organizations to experience educational outdoor activities such as fishing, archery, air rifles, wildlife education to learn ways how you could enjoy the outdoors.
Jun 3 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a hike in the canyons with us.
Jun 3 End Date

National Trails Day - Digital Scavanger Hunt

Buescher State Park
In honor of National Trails Day, meet a Ranger at 9am behind the Buescher State Park Headquarters building for a selfie scavenger hunt!
Jun 3 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

San Antonio, TX - Southside Lions Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jun 3 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - Dallas Zoo
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 3 End Date

Kayaking 101

Mustang Island State Park
Join a ranger lead kayaking program for beginners and experts alike and get a fresh perspective on the estuary.
Jun 3 End Date

Art in the Park-Paint The Park Day

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls is heating up for the summer! Come out and join us in the Butterfly Garden to take advantage of the beautiful garden scenery in the cool of the morning. Flowers, birds, butterflies, and more will provide your inspiration to create a masterpiece. Paint and paper will be provided but feel free to bring your own set! Take your creation home or add it to our garden exhibit!
Jun 3 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jun 3 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 3 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Jun 3 End Date

Junior Rangers: Nature Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Calling all Junior Rangers: We need your help to find critter clues!
Jun 3 End Date

Learn about the RX Burn

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Hike along our recently burned trail and learn about prescribed fire.
Jun 3 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Jun 3 End Date

Guided Nature Walk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Join us for a National Trails Day nature walk.
Jun 3 End Date

Tiny Predators, Tiny Prey - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
It's a bug-eat-bug world out there!
Jun 3 End Date

Annual LBJ Fishing Day

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Free fishing clinic for children and families.
Jun 3 End Date

Superheroes Among Us

Lockhart State Park
Did you know you can meet superheroes right here in Lockhart State Park? Join us to explore some awesome creatures with amazing powers in this fun hike!
Jun 3 End Date

Finding the Silver Lining - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
There are two sides to every story. Join a Master Naturalist to discover the silver linings at Buescher State Park.
Jun 3 End Date

Chased by Mops and Buckets!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Spring cleaning was a yearly ordeal. Learn how they cleaned out all that dust and dirt in the 1850s. Weekends in June.
Jun 3 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Jun 3 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family friendly competition on the beach.
Jun 3 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jun 3 End Date

Butterfly Beauties

Pedernales Falls State Park
The garden is in full bloom at Pedernales Falls! Come out and see all the gorgeous butterfly visitors fluttering from flower to flower. Park volunteer, Dan Holland, will be available to answer questions tell you all about these beautiful creatures!
Jun 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jun 3 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Wildflower Walk and Art

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Enjoy the beauty of Summer wildflowers.
Jun 3 End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Bring your camera for this one!
Jun 3 End Date

Pads, Paws, and Claws

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about animal tracks!
Jun 3 End Date

National Trails Day Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Celebrate National Trails Day with us!
Jun 3 End Date

National Trails Day - Volunteer

Meridian State Park
Help us add some benches and clean up our beautiful trails!
Jun 3 End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Bring your camera for this one!
Jun 3 End Date

National Trails Day Trailway Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a guided vehicle tour down a part of the Caprock Canyons Trailway with us. Reservations required.
Jun 3 End Date

Nature Journaling (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and learn the art of nature journaling!
Jun 3 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

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

Busy Beavers

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Architect, engineer, and lumberjack all rolled into one, the American Beaver is truly a renaissance critter.
Jun 3 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse

Tyler State Park
What do you do when things go wrong?
Jun 3 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Jun 3 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jun 3 End Date

What Was That?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you found yourself wondering what bird just zipped overhead? One of our local experts will show you the common and rare birds that you might encounter while visiting the Davis Mountains! In the Interpretive Center. Kids welcome!
Jun 3 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Jun 3 End Date

The Dirt Storm Drifters

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Drift on over to Caprock to hear a mixture of some good music!
Jun 3 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Bonham State Park
Join Us For an Evening of Stargazing
Jun 3 End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discovery fun night time activities in the outdoors!
Jun 4 End Date

Tree ID Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about trees big and small on this walk.
Jun 4 End Date

Church Service

Colorado Bend State Park
Jun 4 End Date

Nature Program

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

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jun 4 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jun 4 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 4 End Date

Chased by Mops and Buckets!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Spring cleaning was a yearly ordeal. Learn how they cleaned out all that dust and dirt in the 1850s. Weekends in June.
Jun 4 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Jun 4 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Jun 4 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Jun 4 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

OH Dinosaur!

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about ecosystems while playing a fun and easy game!
Jun 7 End Date

Naturally Safe

Tyler State Park
Summer Outdoor Series
Jun 7 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 7 End Date

"Lost" in the Forest Hike

Tyler State Park
Summer Outdoor Series
Jun 7 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 7 End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Summer Outdoor Series
Jun 8 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 8 End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 8 End Date

Weather or Not?

Tyler State Park
Summer Outdoor Series
Jun 8 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 8 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jun 8 End Date

Navigation Revelation: Map and Compass

Tyler State Park
Summer Outdoor Series
Jun 8 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Jun 8 End Date

Historic Games: Play Like Your Grandparents!

Tyler State Park
Summer Outdoor Series
Jun 8 End Date

Archery Clinic

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

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come birding with us!
Jun 9 End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 9 End Date

Wilderness Backpack

Tyler State Park
Summer Outdoor Series
Jun 9 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Jun 9 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jun 9 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 9 End Date

Ranger Backcountry Hike

Tyler State Park
Summer Outdoor Series
Jun 9 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jun 9 End Date

Historic Games: Play Like Your Grandparents!

Tyler State Park
Summer Outdoor Series
Jun 9 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jun 9 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Texas Outdoor Family Leadership Training | Galveston Island | (Open)

Galveston Island State Park
The Texas Outdoor Family program provides 900+ families, with a "Learn to Camp" experience in Texas State Parks each year. Could you help?
Jun 9 End Date

Texas Outdoor Family Leadership Training | Buescher State Park | (Application Period CLOSED - Class Full)

Buescher State Park
The Texas Outdoor Family program provides 900+ families, with a "Learn to Camp" experience in Texas State Parks each year. Could you help?
Jun 9 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations Required.
Jun 9 End Date

Fishin' in the Dark

Eisenhower State Park
Try your luck on the lake! Join us for an evening on the pier.
Jun 9 End Date

Night Hike with a Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Explore the "dark side" of Cooper Lake State Park
Jun 10 End Date

Lake Tawakoni Sportsman's Association Sand Bass Tournament

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Please be aware that the boat ramp and parking areas may have more traffic than usual. For more information about the tournament please contact our office at 903-560-7123.
Jun 10 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A chilly, but relaxing yoga tour in Hueco Tanks.
Jun 10 End Date

Birding in the Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come join us on a morning bird walk.
Jun 10 End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Come join us and learn about Shoreline Fishing from the beaches of Sea Rim. We will supply the gear or you can bring your own.
Jun 10 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Jun 10 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Jun 10 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!
Jun 10 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jun 10 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jun 10 End Date

Junior Rangers

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

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 10 End Date

Workout with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Combining the outdoors with fitness!
Jun 10 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jun 10 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Botanical Garden, Education Building
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Jun 10 End Date

Intro to Archery

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to shoot like Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen! Registration required.
Jun 10 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - North Haven Gardens
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Jun 10 End Date

Shoreline Kayaking Tour

Eisenhower State Park
See the park's magnificent rocky bluffs from the water on a guided kayaking tour.
Jun 10 End Date

Rock, Fossil or Artifact?

Bonham State Park
Hands-on Show and Tell about Fannin County Fossils and Artifacts
Jun 10 End Date

Women's Hike - Hueco Tanks

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Jun 10 End Date

Lip Smackin' Good Eatin' Dutch Oven Cooking

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to cook the old fashion way!
Jun 10 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jun 10 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 10 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Jun 10 End Date

Chased by Mops and Buckets!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Spring cleaning was a yearly ordeal. Learn how they cleaned out all that dust and dirt in the 1850s. Weekends in June.
Jun 10 End Date

Snakes Alive

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a Texas Master Naturalist for a slitherin' good time.
Jun 10 End Date

Wildfood Walk

Tyler State Park
Summer Outdoor Series
Jun 10 End Date

Kids Alive!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for a wilderness survival class for kids!
Jun 10 End Date

Who Built Bastrop State Park?

Bastrop State Park
Have you ever wondered how Bastrop State Park got here? Who built it? Why they picked this spot?
Jun 10 End Date

Archery 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn the basics of archery with a ranger
Jun 10 End Date

Pollinator Gardens

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come see our native wildflower gardens and discover the benefits of native plants.
Jun 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Jun 10 End Date

Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Join us to learn the basics of prehistoric hunting with an atlatl!
Jun 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jun 10 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Arts in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Try your hand at watercolors!
Jun 10 End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Summer Outdoor Series
Jun 10 End Date

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What animal left that track?
Jun 10 End Date

Doodlebug Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Prairie Tour in our open air shuttle. Reservations Required.
Jun 10 End Date

Animal Signs Hike

Eisenhower State Park
There are signs all over the park. Can you read the signs that the wildlife has left behind?
Jun 10 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

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

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Jun 10 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jun 10 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Jun 10 End Date

Moth Night at Mother Neff State Park

Mother Neff State Park
Discover the night life at Mother Neff State Park.
Jun 10 End Date

Name That Bird!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learn new songs! Songs written and performed by our native birds.”
Jun 10 End Date

Movie Night

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Enjoy a movie night in the park. This month's movie is "American Serengeti".
Jun 11 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jun 11 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 11 End Date

Chased by Mops and Buckets!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Spring cleaning was a yearly ordeal. Learn how they cleaned out all that dust and dirt in the 1850s. Weekends in June.
Jun 11 End Date

Hiking With a Homeless Dog

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a homeless dog's day!
Jun 11 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Jun 11 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Jun 11 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

OH Dinosaur!

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about ecosystems while playing a fun and easy game!
Jun 14 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 14 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 15 End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 15 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 15 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jun 15 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Jun 15 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Educator Workshop

Austin, TX - TPWD HQ
Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. This workshop will consist of hand-on activities, exploration of student and teacher materials, and a variety of other TPWD education resources.
Jun 15 End Date

Archery Clinic

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

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come birding with us!
Jun 16 End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 16 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Jun 16 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Ever wonder what lives in the holes at the beach or why don't we rake the sargassum seaweed? Come to the day use beach to get some answers!
Jun 16 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Edinburg, TX - Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Jun 16 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Jun 16 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jun 16 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 16 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

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

Texas Aquatic Science Educator Workshop

Guadalupe River State Park
Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. This workshop will consist of hand-on activities, exploration of student and teacher materials, and a variety of other TPWD education resources.
Jun 16 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Turtle Patrol

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

Texas Outdoor Family Leadership Training | Lake Mineral Wells State Park | (Application Open Until June 1st)

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
The Texas Outdoor Family program provides 900+ families, with a "Learn to Camp" experience in Texas State Parks each year. Could you help?
Jun 16 End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX 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.
Jun 16 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required.
Jun 16 End Date

Wonders of the Night

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a night hike to find what goes bump in the night!
Jun 16 End Date

Night Hike (9PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to explore the Caddo Forest Trail in the evening hour.
Jun 16 End Date

Sounds of the Night

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Found out what you can expect to hear that night!
Jun 16 End Date

Nocturnal Jeopardy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
An outdoor twist on the classic game show
Jun 17 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a new adventure!
Jun 17 End Date

Early Birder Gets the Worm

Bastrop State Park
Learn how to go birding with a Ranger!
Jun 17 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!
Jun 17 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Junior Rangers

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

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 17 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Workout with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Combining the outdoors with fitness!
Jun 17 End Date

Kayaking 101

Mustang Island State Park
Join a ranger lead kayaking program for beginners and experts alike and get a fresh perspective on the estuary.
Jun 17 End Date

Women's Outdoor Workshop

Palmetto State Park
Kayaking- Fishing- Archery- Wildlife I.D. No experience needed, all equipment provided. Preregistration is required.
Jun 17 End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

China Spring, TX - Lake Waco Wetlands
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Jun 17 End Date

Animal Tracks and Signs

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jun 17 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

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

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

Galveston Island State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 17 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jun 17 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 17 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Jun 17 End Date

Chased by Mops and Buckets!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Spring cleaning was a yearly ordeal. Learn how they cleaned out all that dust and dirt in the 1850s. Weekends in June.
Jun 17 End Date

Pollinator Gardens

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come see our native wildflower gardens and discover the benefits of native plants.
Jun 17 End Date

River Expedition

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the river while hunting for dinosaur tracks!
Jun 17 End Date

Dutch Oven Breakfast

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a tasty history lesson!
Jun 17 End Date

Little Habitat on the Prairie

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Animals and plants of the prairie!
Jun 17 End Date

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Come and hear the Story of Pvt Cale Carter 25th Infantry Buffalo Soldier. Operation Magic Carpet and the USS Texas.
Jun 17 End Date

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Step back in time to where a nation was born in 1836!
Jun 17 End Date

Geocaching 101

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Learn to geocache!
Jun 17 End Date

Guided Paddling Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure how to get started? Join a park guide for a fun paddling adventure.
Jun 17 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Jun 17 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family friendly competition on the beach.
Jun 17 End Date

Outdoor Cooking - Back to Basics

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Learn how to cook on a Dutch Oven!
Jun 17 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jun 17 End Date

Superstar Celebration

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Celebrate National Solar Day with us!
Jun 17 End Date

Leave No Trace - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join us for a 1 1/2 mile guided hike to learn all about how to hike like an outdoor ninja!
Jun 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Caprock Bingo

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Caprock+Bingo=A Win, Win!
Jun 17 End Date

Bug Safari

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
On the hunt for creepy crawlies!
Jun 17 End Date

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Jun 17 End Date

The Spectacular Sun (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Look at the sun safely through a telescope!
Jun 17 End Date

Craft for Dad

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Make dad a unique gift he can use on the lake!
Jun 17 End Date

Arts and Nature

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Nature crafts
Jun 17 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

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

Geocaching 101

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Become a modern day treasure hunter!
Jun 17 End Date

Read With a Ranger: There's No Place Like Space/Solar Viewing

Bastrop State Park
Join Ranger Kristen at the Scenic Overlook! First, we'll go on an adventure with The Cat in the Hat while she reads "There's No Place Like Space!" by Dr. Seuss. Then we'll practice safely looking at the sun to prepare for the solar eclipse this August!
Jun 17 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Jun 17 End Date

Father's Day Family Campout at Hueco Tanks!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Interested in learning some camping skills? Bring the family as we celebrate Father's Day!
Jun 17 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jun 17 End Date

Craft for Dad

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Make dad a Father's Day present he can use on the lake!
Jun 17 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Jun 17 End Date

Citizen Science- Frog Watch

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Jun 17 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Come out and enjoy our night sky presentation with telescope viewing. Double check these events, as the dates have changed.
Jun 17 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Jun 17 End Date

Owl Prowl

Lockhart State Park
Whooo lives in Lockhart State Park?
Jun 17 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What lurks in the night?
Jun 17 End Date

Constellations in the Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
The stars at night, are big and bright...... Deep in the heart of the Texas Panhandle!
Jun 17 End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come take a closer look at the night sky!
Jun 18 End Date

Nature Program

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

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jun 18 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jun 18 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 18 End Date

Chased by Mops and Buckets!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Spring cleaning was a yearly ordeal. Learn how they cleaned out all that dust and dirt in the 1850s. Weekends in June.
Jun 18 End Date

National Fishing Day Event

Meridian State Park
Hook, Line & Sinker!
Jun 18 End Date

Father's Day Fishing Tournament

Meridian State Park
Hook, Line & Sinker!
Jun 18 End Date

Incredible Edible Hike (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
What edible and medicinal plants can you find in the forest?
Jun 18 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Jun 18 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Let’s hang out together on one Monday morning a month. Meet other "birding buddies" and spot our fine feathered friends as they stay or migrate to and from the hill country.
Jun 21 End Date

Morning Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program (ages 13yrs+), must RSVP in advance.
Jun 21 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 21 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Jun 22 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 22 End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 22 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 22 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jun 22 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Jun 22 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Educator Workshop

Seagoville, TX - John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. This workshop will consist of hand-on activities, exploration of student and teacher materials, and a variety of other TPWD education resources.
Jun 22 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 22 End Date

***CANCELLED! *** Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!
Jun 23 End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 23 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Jun 23 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Ever wonder what lives in the holes at the beach or why don't we rake the sargassum seaweed? Come to the day use beach to get some answers!
Jun 23 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Jun 23 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jun 23 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 23 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

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

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Turtle Patrol

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

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

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois 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 are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 23 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required.
Jun 23 End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt (8:30PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake at night!
Jun 23 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Eisenhower State Park
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be afraid of the night." Poet Sarah Williams
Jun 23 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Discover the stories behind our night sky.
Jun 24 End Date

Monthly Bird Walk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Look for our feathered friends with us!
Jun 24 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!
Jun 24 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Junior Rangers

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

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
SORRY, THESE HIKES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
Jun 24 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Workout with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Combining the outdoors with fitness!
Jun 24 End Date

Kayaking 101

Mustang Island State Park
Join a ranger lead kayaking program for beginners and experts alike and get a fresh perspective on the estuary.
Jun 24 End Date

Rock, Fossil or Artifact?

Bonham State Park
Hands-on Show and Tell about Fannin County Fossils and Artifacts
Jun 24 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

San Antonio, TX - Southside Lions Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jun 24 End Date

Build a Bee Condo

Mother Neff State Park
Create a bee nesting block for your home or garden.
Jun 24 End Date

Shoreline Kayaking Tour

Eisenhower State Park
See the park's magnificent rocky bluffs from the water on a guided kayaking tour.
Jun 24 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jun 24 End Date

Hike to the Summit

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hike to the most visited overlook in the park.
Jun 24 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jun 24 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 24 End Date

Crabbing 101

Sea Rim State Park
Crabbing at Sea Rim State Park, we have a great time and would love for you to come try it out.
Jun 24 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Jun 24 End Date

Chased by Mops and Buckets!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Spring cleaning was a yearly ordeal. Learn how they cleaned out all that dust and dirt in the 1850s. Weekends in June.
Jun 24 End Date

Juneteenth Heritage Celebration

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us for a new program at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park. It will include artifact exhibits, art displays, prominent guest speakers such as historians and genealogists, living history Buffalo Soldiers and cowboys, church choir performances, food and more!
Jun 24 End Date

Who Built Buescher State Park?

Buescher State Park
Have you ever wondered how Buescher State Park got here? Who built it? Why they picked this spot?
Jun 24 End Date

Leave No Trace Shore Clean Up

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn LNT principles and help out Your park.
Jun 24 End Date

Hike With a Homeless Dog (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Join us to take dogs from the Dixie Humane Society on a hike!
Jun 24 End Date

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Brazos Bend State Park
Buffalo Soldiers in Brazos Bend State Park. History, outdoor skills and tons of fun for the entire family, no matter your age.
Jun 24 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Jun 24 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family friendly competition on the beach.
Jun 24 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jun 24 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Jun 24 End Date

Geocaching 101

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a high-tech treasure hunt!
Jun 24 End Date

Venue for Vultures

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Did you know a group of vultures is called a venue?
Jun 24 End Date

Junior Ranger: Scavenger Hunt (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park through a scavenger hunt!
Jun 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Nature Journaling

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover the simple joys of keeping a nature journal.
Jun 24 End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Go "batty" about bats!
Jun 24 End Date

Solar Viewing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Safely view the sun through a telescope
Jun 24 End Date

Watercolor Wetland (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
An area as beautiful as Caddo Lake is meant to be painted!
Jun 24 End Date

Incredible Edible Plants Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Can I eat this plant???
Jun 24 End Date

Who's Scat?!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
That's right - we are going to talk about poop!
Jun 24 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Jun 24 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jun 24 End Date

Primitive Fire

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn how to make fire as our ancestors once did.
Jun 24 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Jun 24 End Date

Music

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Remembering the music of Chet Atkins & Floyd Cramer
Jun 24 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Join volunteers to learn about various astronomical objects, including galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. You'll be able to view the night sky with telescopes and binoculars.
Jun 24 End Date

Stargazing with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to search for and identify constellations.
Jun 24 End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
Jun 24 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 24 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
Jun 24 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Discover the stories behind our night sky.
Jun 25 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Learn about the wildlife of the Franklin Mountains!
Jun 25 End Date

Hike to the Summit

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hike to the most visited overlook in the park.
Jun 25 End Date

Nature Program

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

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jun 25 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jun 25 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 25 End Date

Birding for Beginners (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
See what birding is all about!
Jun 25 End Date

Chased by Mops and Buckets!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Spring cleaning was a yearly ordeal. Learn how they cleaned out all that dust and dirt in the 1850s. Weekends in June.
Jun 25 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for Arts & Crafts!
Jun 25 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Jun 25 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Jun 25 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Jun 25 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

OH Dinosaur!

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about ecosystems while playing a fun and easy game!
Jun 27 End Date

Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Combo Workshop

Odem, TX - Nueces Delta Preserve
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 28 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 28 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jun 29 End Date

Reading Rangers (9AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Instill a passion for reading in your child!
Jun 29 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 29 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jun 29 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Jun 29 End Date

Archery Clinic

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

Ask a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Ever wonder what lives in the holes at the beach or why don't we rake the sargassum seaweed? Come to the day use beach to get some answers!
Jun 30 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Jun 30 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jun 30 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jun 30 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

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

Texas Aquatic Science Educator Workshop

Houston, TX - TPWD Region IV HQ
Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. This workshop will consist of hand-on activities, exploration of student and teacher materials, and a variety of other TPWD education resources.
Jun 30 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Turtle Patrol

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

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight.
Jun 30 End Date

Nocturnal Jeopardy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
An outdoor twist on the classic game show

July 2017

Jul 1 End Date

Corn Harvest and Field Weeding Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come help us harvest our corn and tend to our fields throughout the month of July.
Jul 1 End Date

Early Morning Bird Walk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us in looking for some of our flying, feathered friends.
Jul 1 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!
Jul 1 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jul 1 End Date

Junior Rangers

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 1 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Bonham State Park
Cooking up 4th of July Favorites
Jul 1 End Date

Independence Day Bike Parade (9:30AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring your decorated bike, tricycle, strollers and wagons for a patriotic parade around the park!
Jul 1 End Date

July 4th Bicycle Parade

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your bike, trike, strollers and wagons for a Patriotic Parade around the Park
Jul 1 End Date

Art in the Park-Paint The Park Day

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls is heating up for the summer! Come out and join us in the Butterfly Garden to take advantage of the beautiful garden scenery in the cool of the morning. Flowers, birds, butterflies, and more will provide your inspiration to create a masterpiece. Paint and paper will be provided but feel free to bring your own set! Take your creation home or add it to our garden exhibit!
Jul 1 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 1 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 1 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Jul 1 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family friendly competition on the beach.
Jul 1 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jul 1 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 1 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Fort McKavett, TX - Fort McKavett State Historic Site
Join us for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor members of the armed forces.
Jul 1 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Just how does Sasquatch survive in the wild?
Jul 1 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jul 1 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Jul 1 End Date

Bat Hike - 7:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike to view the emerging bats at Gorman Cave.
Jul 1 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Come out and enjoy our night sky presentation with telescope viewing. Double check these events, as the dates have changed.
Jul 1 End Date

Saturday Night Frog Symphony (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Ribbit-ribbet! Click-click-click! Wooomp, whoomp!
Jul 1 End Date

Cross Timbers Folklore, Stories & Tales

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Come listen to Native American stories, cowboy poetry, local folklore and just plain fun stories.
Jul 2 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 2 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 2 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

July 4th at the Farm

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

Fireworks at the Fisheries 2017

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
One of the biggest fireworks display in East Texas will light up the skies over TFFC and adjacent Lake Athens. Free fishing until 8:30 p.m.
Jul 5 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 5 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 6 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 6 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jul 6 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Jul 6 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 7 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Jul 7 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Jul 7 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 7 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 7 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jul 7 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 8 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A chilly, but relaxing yoga tour in Hueco Tanks.
Jul 8 End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Come join us and learn about Shoreline Fishing from the beaches of Sea Rim. We will supply the gear or you can bring your own.
Jul 8 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Jul 8 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jul 8 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jul 8 End Date

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 8 End Date

Women's Hike - Hueco Tanks

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Jul 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jul 8 End Date

Men at Work

Bonham State Park
See how the Civilian Conservation Corps Build this Park
Jul 8 End Date

History of Pedernales Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a one mile hike down to the falls. We will discuss the history of Pedernales Falls and how it has shaped the wildlife, plants, and geology of the park as we see it today. This hike ends with a fascinating discovery in the rocks! (30-45 minutes)
Jul 8 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 8 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 8 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Jul 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Jul 8 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jul 8 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 8 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who made those tracks?
Jul 8 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Jul 8 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jul 8 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Jul 8 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Jul 9 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 9 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 9 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Project WILD Workshop

Wichita Falls, TX - Region 9 ESC
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 12 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 12 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Adventures in Camping

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Spend some time outside this summer at Adventures in Camping! Kids will have the opportunity to shoot archery, go fishing, throw an atlatl, and much more. On Friday night, children and their families are invited to campout with a ranger, supplies provided.
Jul 13 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 13 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 13 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jul 13 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Jul 13 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 14 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Jul 14 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Jul 14 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 14 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 14 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jul 14 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 15 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Jul 15 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jul 15 End Date

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 15 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jul 15 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Glen Rose, TX - Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Jul 15 End Date

Check it Out-Nature Hike with New Perspective

Bonham State Park
Nature Hike with Ranger Linda
Jul 15 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Jul 15 End Date

Bark Ranger Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Bring your canine friend to learn their Bark Ranger Skills! After the brief workshop, we will head out on the trail for a short hike down to the river. Participants will receive a Bark Ranger Badge to show off! Registration is required for this event. To register, please email: wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov
Jul 15 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 15 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 15 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Jul 15 End Date

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Step back in time to where a nation was born in 1836!
Jul 15 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family friendly competition on the beach.
Jul 15 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jul 15 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 15 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Arts and Nature

Martin Creek Lake State Park
nature crafts
Jul 15 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jul 15 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Jul 15 End Date

Spot the Nature Myth!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Is the Daddy Long-legs REALLY the most venomous spider in the world?
Jul 15 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What lurks in the night?
Jul 16 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 16 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 16 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Let’s hang out together on one Monday morning a month. Meet other "birding buddies" and spot our fine feathered friends as they stay or migrate to and from the hill country.
Jul 18 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children.
Jul 18 End Date

Texas Aquatic Science Educator Workshop

McAllen, TX - McAllen High School
Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. This workshop will consist of hand-on activities, exploration of student and teacher materials, and a variety of other TPWD education resources.
Jul 19 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 19 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 20 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 20 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jul 20 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Jul 20 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 21 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Jul 21 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Jul 21 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 21 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 21 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jul 21 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jul 22 End Date

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

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Jul 22 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 22 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jul 22 End Date

Wood Ducks and Their Recovery

Bonham State Park
Please join us for an introduction to Wood Ducks and their recovery from near extinction
Jul 22 End Date

History of Pedernales Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a one mile hike down to the falls. We will discuss the history of Pedernales Falls and how it has shaped the wildlife, plants, and geology of the park as we see it today. This hike ends with a fascinating discovery in the rocks! (30-45 minutes)
Jul 22 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 22 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 22 End Date

Crabbing 101

Sea Rim State Park
Crabbing at Sea Rim State Park, we have a great time and would love for you to come try it out.
Jul 22 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Jul 22 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

Glen Rose, TX - Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Jul 22 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family friendly competition on the beach.
Jul 22 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jul 22 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 22 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jul 22 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Jul 22 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Join volunteers to learn about various astronomical objects, including galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. You'll be able to view the night sky with telescopes and binoculars.
Jul 22 End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Jul 23 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 23 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 23 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 25 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 26 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 26 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Jul 27 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 27 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Jul 27 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Jul 27 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 27 End Date

***CANCELLED! *** Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!
Jul 28 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Jul 28 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Jul 28 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 28 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 28 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Jul 28 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jul 29 End Date

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Jul 29 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Jul 29 End Date

Tracks, Scat and What's That?

Bonham State Park
Join us and learn how to spot clues that animals have been around
Jul 29 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 29 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 29 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Jul 29 End Date

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Galveston Island State Park
Buffalo Soldiers in Galveston State Park. Fun in the Sun, Beach Play, History, Outdoor Skills and tons of fun for the entire family no matter your age.
Jul 29 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family friendly competition on the beach.
Jul 29 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Jul 29 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 29 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Jul 29 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Jul 29 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 30 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 30 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Jul 30 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

August 2017

Aug 2 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 2 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 3 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Training and certification to conduct Project WILD professional development workshops for educators. Prerequisite required.
Aug 3 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 3 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 3 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Aug 3 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Aug 4 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Aug 4 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Aug 4 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 4 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 4 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Aug 4 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Capt'n Karl's Trail Race

Colorado Bend State Park
10 / 30 / 60 K Night Trail Race
Aug 5 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Aug 5 End Date

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 5 End Date

Men at Work

Bonham State Park
See how the Civilian Conservation Corps Build this Park
Aug 5 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 5 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 5 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Aug 5 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Field Tending Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Visit Barrington Farm to learn how early Texans tended to their fields and gardens to help keep down bugs, weeds and other pests. Every weekend in August weather permitting.
Aug 5 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

Round Rock, TX - REI Round Rock
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Aug 5 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family friendly competition on the beach.
Aug 5 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Aug 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.
Aug 5 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Aug 5 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Aug 6 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 6 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 6 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 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!
Aug 10 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 10 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Austin, TX - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Training and certification to conduct Project WILD professional development workshops for educators. Prerequisite required.
Aug 10 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 10 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Aug 10 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Aug 11 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Aug 11 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Aug 11 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 11 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 11 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Aug 11 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Hueco Tanks Yoga Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A chilly, but relaxing yoga tour in Hueco Tanks.
Aug 12 End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Come join us and learn about Shoreline Fishing from the beaches of Sea Rim. We will supply the gear or you can bring your own.
Aug 12 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Aug 12 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Aug 12 End Date

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 12 End Date

Women's Hike - Hueco Tanks

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike in Hueco Tanks with Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore.
Aug 12 End Date

Check it Out-Nature Hike with New Perspective

Bonham State Park
Nature Hike with Ranger Linda
Aug 12 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 12 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 12 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Aug 12 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Aug 12 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Aug 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.
Aug 12 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Aug 12 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Aug 12 End Date

Citizen Science- Frog Watch

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Aug 12 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Come out and enjoy our night sky presentation with telescope viewing. Double check these events, as the dates have changed.
Aug 12 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Join volunteers to learn about various astronomical objects, including galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. You'll be able to view the night sky with telescopes and binoculars.
Aug 13 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 13 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 13 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 15 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 16 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 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!
Aug 17 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 17 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 17 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Aug 17 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Aug 18 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Aug 18 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Aug 18 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 18 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 18 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Aug 18 End Date

Turtle Patrol

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

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 19 End Date

Wood Ducks and Their Recovery

Bonham State Park
Please join us for an introduction to Wood Ducks and their recovery from near extinction
Aug 19 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Aug 19 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

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

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Edinburg, TX - Edinburg World Birding Center
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Aug 19 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 19 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 19 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Aug 19 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Step back in time to where a nation was born in 1836!
Aug 19 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Family friendly competition on the beach.
Aug 19 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Aug 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.
Aug 19 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Aug 19 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Aug 20 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 20 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 20 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 20 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 22 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 23 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 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!
Aug 24 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 24 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 24 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Aug 24 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Aug 24 End Date

***CANCELLED! *** Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!
Aug 25 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Aug 25 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 25 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 25 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

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

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Aug 26 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Aug 26 End Date

Tracks, Scat and What's That?

Bonham State Park
Join us and learn how to spot clues that animals have been around
Aug 26 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
Aug 26 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 26 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 26 End Date

Crabbing 101

Sea Rim State Park
Crabbing at Sea Rim State Park, we have a great time and would love for you to come try it out.
Aug 26 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us at the park for a hike in the park!
Aug 26 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 26 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Aug 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.
Aug 26 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Aug 26 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Aug 27 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 27 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 27 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 27 End Date

LBJ’s 109th Birthday Celebration

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Come join us as we commemorate Lyndon B. Johnson's 109th birthday.
Aug 27 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 29 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 30 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 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!
Aug 31 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Aug 31 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Aug 31 End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
Aug 31 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.

September 2017

Sep 1 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Sep 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Sep 1 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 1 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Sep 1 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Sep 2 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.
Sep 2 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
During the summer months of June, July and August, the park offers a 10 am guided tour-only to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on the following days, Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Mondays and Tuesdays. See below for frequently asked questions.
Sep 2 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 2 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Sep 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.
Sep 2 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Sep 2 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Sep 3 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 8 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Sep 8 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 8 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Sep 9 End Date

Hueco Tanks Yoga Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A chilly, but relaxing yoga tour in Hueco Tanks.
Sep 9 End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Come join us and learn about Shoreline Fishing from the beaches of Sea Rim. We will supply the gear or you can bring your own.
Sep 9 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Sep 9 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Sep 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.
Sep 9 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Sep 9 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Sep 10 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 15 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Sep 15 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 15 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

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

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 16 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 & 1843.
Sep 16 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

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

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 16 End Date

The Sons of the Republic of Texas 2017 Texian Navy Day

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
SRT Texian Navy Day aboard the TEXAS!
Sep 16 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Sep 16 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 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.
Sep 16 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Sep 16 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Sep 17 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 22 End Date

25th Annual Lonesome Dove Fest

Karnes City, TX - Karnes City Youth Show Barn
Free fun for the whole family.
Sep 22 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Sep 22 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 22 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

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

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 23 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Sep 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.
Sep 23 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Sep 23 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!
Sep 24 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

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

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Sep 28 End Date

***CANCELLED! *** Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!
Sep 29 End Date

The Indian Lodge and the CCC

Indian Lodge
Join us in the Indian Lodge Lobby, to discover the fascinating history of the Indian Lodge and about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell and Company 879 who built the lodge in the 1930's. We'll start in the lobby and take a short walk to some of the highlights of the most complicated project that the CCC took on in Texas.
Sep 29 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 29 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Outdoor EXPO at TFFC 2017

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Learn a variety of outdoor skills and engage in activities such as fishing and kayaking. Participate in our free family fishing tournament and win great prizes!
Sep 30 End Date

Nature Program

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 30 End Date

Meridian State Park Open House

Meridian State Park
Fun-filled family activities!
Sep 30 End Date

National Public Lands Day - GET OUTDOORS

Meridian State Park
Join us for a fun day of FREE activities!
Sep 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.
Sep 30 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Sep 30 End Date

Saturday Movie Night at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
What is better than snacks and old movies in a historic hotel? Every Saturday we will show a movie from the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps. May flick: "They Died With Their Boots On." The popcorn machine will be fired up!

October 2017

Oct 1 End Date

Nature Program

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 1 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

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

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 5 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 5 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Oct 7 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 7 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 7 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 8 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 11 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 12 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 12 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

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

“Texas BROADSIDE! 2017”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Wargaming is a means to educate the visiting public about the history of U.S. armed conflict.
Oct 14 End Date

Heritage Day

Colorado Bend State Park
Colorado Bend is celebrating 30 years !
Oct 14 End Date

The Mammoth at Dinosaur Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
The biggest, baddest, ADVENTURE TRAIL RUN this side of the Paluxy.
Oct 14 End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Come join us and learn about Shoreline Fishing from the beaches of Sea Rim. We will supply the gear or you can bring your own.
Oct 14 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Oct 14 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Oct 14 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 14 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Oct 14 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Star Party

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
Come out and enjoy the beautiful dark night-time skies of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. Members of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society host this free event.
Oct 14 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 15 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 18 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 19 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 19 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 21 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

October Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship Texas

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Kids' Discovery Hike

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

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 21 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 21 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 21 End Date

Citizen Science- Frog Watch

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Oct 22 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 25 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 26 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 26 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 26 End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery 2017

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 26 End Date

***CANCELLED! *** Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!
Oct 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 28 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 28 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 29 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

November 2017

Nov 1 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Nov 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 3 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Nov 4 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 4 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 8 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 11 End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Come join us and learn about Shoreline Fishing from the beaches of Sea Rim. We will supply the gear or you can bring your own.
Nov 11 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Nov 11 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 11 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

Glen Rose, TX - Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Nov 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 15 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

November Hard Hat Tour Aboard the TEXAS

Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!
Nov 18 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

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

Kids' Discovery Hike

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 18 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 22 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 23 End Date

***CANCELLED! *** Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come check out the Constellations of Spring this month!
Nov 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 25 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

Beach Exploration

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 25 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating and German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Your entire family and friends will have fun decorating cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the early 1900’s.
Nov 25 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

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

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 29 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

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

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

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

December 2017

Dec 1 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Dec 2 End Date

Pearl Harbor Ceremony aboard the Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
This event commemorates the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Dec 2 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 3 End Date

A Simple Christmas Event

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 8 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted park and enjoy a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 9 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Dec 9 End Date

Yuletide TEXAS “A Sailors Christmas”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Come out and see the ship decorated just as the crew did while serving their country aboard this historic Navy vessel.
Dec 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Dec 9 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 15 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 16 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

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

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 17 End Date

48th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 48 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.
Dec 23 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.

January 2018

Jan 1 End Date

Hueco First Day Hikes

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

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.
Jan 5 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Jan 13 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Jan 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!

February 2018

Feb 2 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!

March 2018

Mar 2 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Mar 3 End Date

Tinajas Ultra

Colorado Bend State Park
24 hour Race
Mar 24 End Date

Trails Day

Colorado Bend State Park
Hikes, bike rides, caving, music, and more

April 2018

Apr 1 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Colorado Bend State Park
Apr 6 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!

May 2018

May 4 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!

January 2019

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2020

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2021

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2022

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2023

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.