Calendar of Events

All Events

March 2015

Mar 6 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Mar 6 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 6 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 6 End Date

Beach Walk

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 6 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and your knowledge of the world of nature as you join us for a guided nature hike.
Mar 6 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Interpretive Center for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps changed this country and Fort Davis for the better.
Mar 6 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 6 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Mar 6 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 6 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 6 End Date

Highlights of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 12:30 p.m. for a talk on the park and the must-do's of the area! If you have questions this is the time to ask!!
Mar 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Birds and Their Habitats

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
If you were a bird, where would you be? Come meet our interpretive park ranger for a presentation on the birds of Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 6 End Date

Roving for Raptors

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 6 End Date

Wild Art! Hike & Draw

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike down the nature trail. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Mar 6 End Date

Critters of North Texas

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about some of the critters found here in North Texas!
Mar 6 End Date

Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

Davis Mountains State Park
Evening walk in the primitive area with park volunteers! Meet at the Park HQ
Mar 6 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
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Mar 6 End Date

Night Hike!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to discover what goes bump in the night.
Mar 6 End Date

Caddo Lake: Past, Present, and Future

Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake has a relatively short but exciting history!
Mar 6 End Date

Night Sounds Program

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

Full Moon Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Take a hike by the light of the full moon!
Mar 7 End Date

Plein Air Art Exhibit

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Mar 7 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 7 End Date

Guided Bird Walk

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us on this early spring morning for a walk with nature and look for birds with an experienced guide.
Mar 7 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Mar 7 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 7 End Date

Shorebird Walk

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

Guided Bird Walk

Hill Country State Natural Area
Birding in the Hill Country in early March with a Texas Master Naturalist and a Park Ranger is a great reason to get outdoors and see what a walk with nature has in store.
Mar 7 End Date

Project WILD

Agrilife Extension Building
REGISTRATION CLOSED - Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Mar 7 End Date

Fort Clark Days

Fort Clark Springs
Visit with the Buffalo Soldiers and many more as Fort Clark comes alive with voices of the past.
Mar 7 End Date

Nature Detective Children's Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a Junior Ranger Explorer Hike where we will be nature detectives searching for clues on the trail! The clues left behind can sometimes help us identify the animals, or birds that call the park home!
Mar 7 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Mar 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 7 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Mar 7 End Date

Birding 101

Caddo Lake State Park
Have you ever wanted to try bird-watching but didn't know how to get started? Come to Birding 101!
Mar 7 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Mar 7 End Date

Bird in the Hand

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 7 End Date

"Getting to Know our Trails" series: Mesquite Bend Trail - 9 am

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Find out more about local plants and how people used them on our 3rd hike in this series!
Mar 7 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Preregistration required - sign up today! BYOB - Bring your own bait!
Mar 7 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Mar 7 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | FULL

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Mar 7 End Date

McKinney Falls State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Open)

McKinney 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.
Mar 7 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 7 End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Hiking at the edge of the world!
Mar 7 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Forget the cartoons and sugary cereal, get outside on this Saturday morning!
Mar 7 End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center for a program on the plants and animals of the park, and local attractions.
Mar 7 End Date

Spring Break Kickoff Kids Fishing Tournament

Purtis Creek State Park
Friends of Purtis Creek wants to start your Spring Break off fishing and enjoying the outdoors.
Mar 7 End Date

Geocaching 101

Lake Colorado City State Park
A basic introduction to geocaching with all tools provided. Great fun for the whole family and best for kids ages 8 to 108. The program is offered twice that day so be sure to call and sign up for the time that works best for you! 10 a.m. - noon, or 1 - 3 p.m.
Mar 7 End Date

Vulture Culture

Blanco State Park
Learn about nature’s clean-up crew.
Mar 7 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 10:00 AM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 7 End Date

Texas Independance Day Celebration

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come and out see reenactors showing what life was like in early Texas.
Mar 7 End Date

Life's Better Outside Experience

Come explore fun, hands-on outdoor recreation activities. Perfect for youth and families, youth groups, or adults.
Mar 7 End Date

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Mar 7 End Date

Nature Walk

Blanco State Park
Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park.
Mar 7 End Date

Discovery Walk: Piney Woods Boardwalk

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Mar 7 End Date

Hike the Hill

Cedar Hill State Park
Take a moderate hike and learn about the plants and animals at Cedar Hill State Park!
Mar 7 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Mar 7 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Mar 7 End Date

Tree Talk Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a hike to learn about local trees.
Mar 7 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Mar 7 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Mar 7 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 7 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 7 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 7 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 7 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Mar 7 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Mar 7 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 7 End Date

Hawk Watch Training

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come out and learn about hawks and their migration!
Mar 7 End Date

Bluebird House Day

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to build your own bluebird house!
Mar 7 End Date

Art in the Park!

Cedar Hill State Park
Celebrate Texas’ Independence Day with art!
Mar 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Galveston Island State Park
Animal Tracking and Adaptation
Mar 7 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Mar 7 End Date

Birding 101 & Bird Tracks

Somerville Wildlife Management Area
Who was that? Come join the park rangers at Choke Canyon State Park to learn the basics of birding and identifying bird tracks! SORRY, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MARCH 14 AND MARCH 21. The March 28 program will be held as planned.
Mar 7 End Date

Chautauqua Time

Mother Neff State Park
Guided ranger talk.
Mar 7 End Date

Amazing Alligators

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
Mar 7 End Date

Kids Activities at the Interpretive Center

Davis Mountains State Park
Sidewalk chalk art, binoculars and pinecone bird feeders to take home! Come on down!
Mar 7 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and Scat

Buescher State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Snakes Alive

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a Texas Master Naturalist for a slitherin' good time.
Mar 7 End Date

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

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 7 End Date

Cedar Ridge Scenic Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Mar 7 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Mar 7 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 7 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Mar 7 End Date

Bluebonnet Walk - 2:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Enjoy Texas' state flower, and find out the legends behind it!
Mar 7 End Date

Angler Academy

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

Atlatl in the Afternoon

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

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Mar 7 End Date

Penn Farm Tour

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about life on a pioneer farm!
Mar 7 End Date

Nature Journal Writing

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Love being outside? Interested in journal writing? This is the program for you!
Mar 7 End Date

Intro to Geocaching

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Join us for an educational program about Meridian State Park!
Mar 7 End Date

Bay Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the importance of Galveston Bay. Begins at Nature Center.
Mar 7 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 7 End Date

Javelinas and their Squadrons

Davis Mountains State Park
A program on the collared peccary and what makes these 4-legged celebrities of our park so unique! Interpretive Center at 4pm.
Mar 7 End Date

Butter Churning with Lucinda

Cedar Hill State Park
Butter made the old fashioned way!
Mar 7 End Date

Bayside Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Water-coloring materials and instructions included with sunset views.
Mar 7 End Date

Explorer Pack Nature Walk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Investigate what plants and animals live in Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Mar 7 End Date

Night Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Explore Cedar Hill State Park at night!
Mar 7 End Date

Trackmakers of Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Batty About Bats

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
See what animals come out at night!
Mar 7 End Date

Sounds of the Night

Bastrop State Park
Mar 7 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike under the light of the full moon
Mar 8 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 8 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 8 End Date

Bentsen Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
See some of the beautiful birds of South Texas!
Mar 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike With a Ranger

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

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn the ropes to get you started birding, or improve your skills if you are a seasoned birder. Join us in the Interpretive Center for a 1hr program to get your day started on the right wing!
Mar 8 End Date

Bird Walk - 9:00 am

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
See what birds you can spot!
Mar 8 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 8 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Mar 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Native and Non-Native Texas Wildlife

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about native and non-native wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MARCH 8 AND MARCH 15. The March 22 and March 29 programs will be held as planned.
Mar 8 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Mar 8 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the trailer area restrooms for a walk and talk about medicinal plants, animals, and rocks of the Davis Mountains! There is always something to learn while your are enjoying the outdoors!
Mar 8 End Date

Life's Better Outside Experience

NRG Park
Come explore fun, hands-on outdoor recreation activities. Perfect for youth and families, youth groups, or adults.
Mar 8 End Date

Stories in Stone

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to reveal the stories left in stone by the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 854.
Mar 8 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Mar 8 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku - the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 8 End Date

Snake Arts and Crafts Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to make and take your own snake (keychain)!
Mar 8 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Mar 8 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps who built this park, and the impact it made on Fort Davis as well as the rest of the country during the Great Depression.
Mar 8 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Mar 8 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the butterfly garden and hiking trails.
Mar 8 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High tech hide and seek
Mar 8 End Date

Plants: The Good, the Bad, the Tasty

Goose Island State Park
Explore our nature trail with a park ranger and learn how to identify a few edible plants.
Mar 8 End Date

Nature Hike Beaver Slide Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Join us for a hike along the Beaver Slide Trail to figure out what makes it so special.
Mar 8 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Mar 8 End Date

Duck Pond Trail Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Take a leisurely walk and learn about the pants and animals at Cedar Hill State Park!
Mar 8 End Date

Venomous Snakes of Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Mar 8 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

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

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 9 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 9 End Date

Pier Fishing With A Ranger

Purtis Creek State Park
Mentored fishing opportunity to learn about the bait and tackle many use to catch fish from the piers.
Mar 9 End Date

Become a SPRING BREAK Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 9 End Date

Basket Weaving Demonstration

Davis Mountains State Park
Special Program! Come to the Interpretive Center to watch and learn from a professional basket weaver how to use natural materials to weave baskets as the first people in the Davis Mountains did thousands of years ago.
Mar 9 End Date

Track Trackin'

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Be a nature detective with us and discover the many clues that animals leave behind at Caprock Canyons.
Mar 9 End Date

Master Naturalists Mini-Camp

Lake Livingston State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists for hands-on activities for youth.
Mar 9 End Date

Penn Farm Tour

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about life on a pioneer farm!
Mar 9 End Date

Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Walk around the headquarters and park, while looking for wildlife.
Mar 9 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park
Mar 9 End Date

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Basic backyard birding
Mar 9 End Date

D.O.R.B.A. Trail Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Three-mile hike!
Mar 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
It's a Scavenger Hunt!
Mar 9 End Date

Art In the Park - State Fish-Art Contest

Purtis Creek State Park
Park staff will provide instructions and supplies for students K-12th grade to complete entries to the Texas State Fish-Art Contest.
Mar 9 End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains!

Davis Mountains State Park
Looking for something to do in the Big Bend and Davis Mountains? Come to this talk and learn about the sights, the plants, animals, and the highlights of the area. Interpretive Center.
Mar 9 End Date

Caprock Critters

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Want to know more about the animals of Caprock Canyons State Park? Join us!
Mar 10 End Date

Spring Break: Additional days open on Tuesday – Thursday, March 10 – 12, 2015

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Site open continuously March 6th, 2015 – March 16th, 2015
Mar 10 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 10 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 10 End Date

Birding With a Buddy

Davis Mountains State Park
Visit the Bird Blind on the main park road and bird with a knowledgeable staff member.
Mar 10 End Date

Master Naturalists Mini-Camp

Lake Livingston State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists for hands-on activities for youth.
Mar 10 End Date

Mammal Talk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Discover and learn about our local mammals.
Mar 10 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a hike in the canyons!
Mar 10 End Date

Bat-astic Geocaching!

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 10 End Date

Explorer Pack Nature Walk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Investigate what plants and animals live in Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Mar 10 End Date

Discovery Walk: Piney Woods Boardwalk

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

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Denton
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Mar 10 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun and informative hike?
Mar 10 End Date

All About Bison

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn about the Icon of the Prairie
Mar 10 End Date

Knot on my Watch

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Survival knot tying.
Mar 10 End Date

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

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 10 End Date

Guided Hike on the Old CCC Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the trailhead near site #46 for an invigorating walk on a beautiful trail. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes as the trail can be rocky and steep.
Mar 10 End Date

Beach Stroll and Cleanup

Galveston Island State Park
Spring Break's best service learning and conservation
Mar 10 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park
Mar 10 End Date

Arts and Nature

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Mar 10 End Date

The Plight of an Icon

Davis Mountains State Park
The story of the Monarch butterfly will amaze and inspire you! Join us at the Interpretive Center!
Mar 10 End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn more about the history and current status of the Official Bison Herd of the state of Texas!
Mar 11 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 11 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 11 End Date

Who Goes There!

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 11 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 11 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 11 End Date

Master Naturalists Mini-Camp

Lake Livingston State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists for hands-on activities for youth.
Mar 11 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

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

Spring Break Hike at Mother Neff

Mother Neff State Park
Guided 2.5-mile hike winding through the limestone canyon to the prairie. First 75 participants will receive a survival pack!
Mar 11 End Date

Little Habitat on the Prairie

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover the plants and animals that make their home on the prairies of Caprock Canyons State Park.
Mar 11 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet a ranger at the trailer area restrooms for a walk and talk about plants, animals, rocks, and anything else that sparks your fancy! 1 hour
Mar 11 End Date

Geocache 101

Purtis Creek State Park
Lean to utilize a Global Positioning Satellite receiver (GPS) unit or a smart phone application to find hidden treasures.
Mar 11 End Date

Finger Paint Flower Art

Goose Island State Park
Help us leave no trace by taking home your very own finger paint flower art!
Mar 11 End Date

"Bird Tales from Bird Feet" - Kids' and Bird Walk - 11:00 am

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
What does a bird's foot tell you about its survival?
Mar 11 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun and informative hike?
Mar 11 End Date

Busy Beavers

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
An architect, engineer, and lumberjack all rolled into one, the American beaver is truly a renaissance critter.
Mar 11 End Date

Skins & Skulls

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
A hands-on Guessing Game
Mar 11 End Date

Beach Stroll and Cleanup

Galveston Island State Park
Spring Break's best service learning and conservation
Mar 11 End Date

Discovery Boxes

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Open up a box of fun!
Mar 11 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Mar 11 End Date

Critters of North Texas

Cedar Hill State Park
Mad about Mammals!
Mar 11 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 11 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park!
Mar 11 End Date

Fun with Fossils - Kids' Activity and Craft - 2:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Discover Lake Casa Blanca's ancient past!
Mar 11 End Date

How Do They Do It?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join a ranger for a talk on owls! At the Interpretive Center.
Mar 11 End Date

Sky's Above Us Day

Purtis Creek State Park
Activities, games and art projects to help us remember to look up and be amazed at things in the sky above us.
Mar 11 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this afternoon program.
Mar 11 End Date

Junior Ranger Activities

Cedar Hill State Park
Earn bragging rights at Cedar Hill State Park!
Mar 11 End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Spring Break! | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Open)

Garner State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Mar 11 End Date

Stargazing

Purtis Creek State Park
Come and enjoy learning about and viewing the night sky.
Mar 11 End Date

Movie Night

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Enjoy a movie night in the park
Mar 12 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 12 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 12 End Date

Shorebird Walk

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

Kids' Fishing! - 9:00 am

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join the park ranger and a local fishing expert as we try our hand at catch-and-release fishing!
Mar 12 End Date

River Critters

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Master Naturalists Mini-Camp

Lake Livingston State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists for hands-on activities for youth.
Mar 12 End Date

Angler Academy

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

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint Nature Scenes outside.
Mar 12 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Mar 12 End Date

Texas Turtles

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 12 End Date

How Do They Do It?!

Davis Mountains State Park
A talk on owls, their amazing senses, and local species. Interpretive Center
Mar 12 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun and informative hike?
Mar 12 End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Go "batty" about bats!
Mar 12 End Date

Birding Basics

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come learn about the exciting activity we call birding!
Mar 12 End Date

Penn Farm Tour

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about life on a pioneer farm!
Mar 12 End Date

Migration of Birds

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Where's the birdie? Let's find out. Come to Choke Canyon State Park and join our interpretive park ranger to learn about the migration patterns of birds in North America.
Mar 12 End Date

Dragonfly Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us as we look for Dragonflies and Damselflies!
Mar 12 End Date

Beach Stroll and Cleanup

Galveston Island State Park
Spring Break's best service learning and conservation
Mar 12 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Mar 12 End Date

How do Bears Smell? AWFUL!

Davis Mountains State Park
This program on bears offers you a world of understanding about the lives and history of American black bears! Meet at the Interpretive Center at 2pm. Don't miss it!
Mar 12 End Date

Art in the Park!

Cedar Hill State Park
Penn Farm’s Past, Present and Future
Mar 12 End Date

Spring Break Archery

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Whoosh! What was that?! Oh, that was the rangers at Choke Canyon teaching their archery program. Come visit us for a fun, two-hour lesson if you've ever wanted to learn archery.
Mar 12 End Date

Kids' Animal Detectives - 2:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Put on your detective hats and see what clues the animals have left behind!
Mar 12 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park!
Mar 12 End Date

Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake.
Mar 12 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

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

The Plight of an Icon

Davis Mountains State Park
The story of the Monarch butterfly will amaze and inspire you! Join us in the Interpretive Center!
Mar 12 End Date

Discovery Walk: Oak Flats Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Mar 12 End Date

Bats of the Texas Panhandle-Plains

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn about the bats that travel through the Texas Panhandle-Plains
Mar 13 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 13 End Date

Guided Hike on the Montezuma Quail Trail

Davis Mountains State Park
Bring water, and wear sturdy shoes as the trail is rocky and steep in places. Join a ranger at the bird blind on the main park road and learn about the plants, animals, rocks, and incredible sights in the Davis Mountains!
Mar 13 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 13 End Date

Bird Walk

Lockhart State Park
How many birds can we find and identify around Lockhart State Park? Take a walk with a park ranger and find out! All ages and experience levels welcome.
Mar 13 End Date

Beach Walk

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 13 End Date

Nature Walk Trail Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Great for families with small children; learn plant identification and visit the bird blind for some nature viewing. Excellent educational opportunity!
Mar 13 End Date

Make & Take - Animal Track Booklet

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Making this booklet will help you ID animal tracks on our trails!
Mar 13 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and your knowledge of the world of nature as you join us for a guided nature hike.
Mar 13 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Interpretive Center for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps changed this country and Fort Davis for the better.
Mar 13 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 13 End Date

Master Naturalists Mini-Camp

Lake Livingston State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists for hands-on activities for youth.
Mar 13 End Date

Geocache 101

Purtis Creek State Park
Lean to utilize a Global Positioning Satellite receiver (GPS) unit or a smart phone application to find hidden treasures.
Mar 13 End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger during our junior ranger academy!
Mar 13 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking and History

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Cast iron cooking
Mar 13 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up).
Mar 13 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Mar 13 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 13 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 13 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center for a leisurely walk while learning about the plants, animals, rocks, and more fascinating facts about the Davis Mountains!
Mar 13 End Date

Art in the Park!

Cedar Hill State Park
Wild about Reptiles!
Mar 13 End Date

Highlights of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 12:30 p.m. for a talk on the park and the must-do's of the area! If you have questions this is the time to ask!!
Mar 13 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun and informative hike?
Mar 13 End Date

Sensational Snakes

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
I don't like spiders or snakes!
Mar 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Birds and Their Habitats

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
If you were a bird, where would you be? Come meet our interpretive park ranger for a presentation on the birds of Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 13 End Date

Roving for Raptors

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 13 End Date

Beach Stroll and Cleanup

Galveston Island State Park
Spring Break's best service learning and conservation
Mar 13 End Date

Hey! Those Aren't Pigs!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join a ranger at the Interpretive Center for a program on the javelina and what makes our resident peccary so unique!
Mar 13 End Date

Fire! Fire!

Bastrop State Park
Mar 13 End Date

Homemade Sundial Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Who needs a watch when you have a portable sundial?
Mar 13 End Date

Wild Art! Hike & Draw

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike down the nature trail. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Mar 13 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park
Mar 13 End Date

"Incredible Edibles" Plant presentation with guest speakers - 2:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join south Texas plant experts for a presentation and a plant walk
Mar 13 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this afternoon program.
Mar 13 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center for a leisurely walk while learning about the plants, animals, rocks, and more fascinating facts about the Davis Mountains!
Mar 13 End Date

D.O.R.B.A. Trail Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
3 Mile Hike
Mar 13 End Date

Art in the Park - Birds

Purtis Creek State Park
Learn about bird habitat, traits and species that live in the park through instruction and arts and crafts projects.
Mar 13 End Date

Backyard Bass

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Mar 13 End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center for a program about the park, it's highlights, and what to do in the area!
Mar 13 End Date

Night Hike!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to discover what goes bump in the night.
Mar 13 End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Spring Break! |Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Full!)

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

Stargazing in the Hill Country

Hill Country State Natural Area
Dark skies over the Hill Country create a perfect backdrop for stargazing. We welcome everyone who ever looked up and wondered to join us as we help to identify the constellations and planets that shine in the March sky.
Mar 13 End Date

Prowlin' for Owls

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 13 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus

Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs! *Please note, the start time has changed to 7 p.m.*
Mar 13 End Date

Friday the 13th Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
Mar 13 End Date

Night Hike - 7:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
See what the park is like after dark!
Mar 13 End Date

Night Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Explore Cedar Hill State Park at night!
Mar 13 End Date

The Park after Dark

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join in on all the fun in the park after dark!
Mar 13 End Date

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

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Here at Big Bend Ranch State Park we have some of the darkest of Dark Skies, which makes for spectacularly clear viewing of the night skies. Take advantage of Spring Break. Come tour our “Big Starry Nights” and stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.
Mar 13 End Date

Welcome to Bastrop State Park!

Bastrop State Park
Get tips on what to see and do and learn about the unique history of Bastrop State Park
Mar 13 End Date

Name That Bird Game

Purtis Creek State Park
Join park staff and volunteers for an enjoyable game to increase your bird identification skills.
Mar 14 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Mar 14 End Date

Fourth Annual San Jacinto Texas Independence 10K and 5K Fun Run/Walk

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Fun Run/Walk Sponsored by the San Jacinto Museum Association
Mar 14 End Date

Bird-Watching

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
Mar 14 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

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

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 14 End Date

Presa Canyon Day Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This is a backcountry hike to secluded areas of the park’s canyons where visitors will visit several rock art sites showing a variety of prehistoric rock art styles.
Mar 14 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Mar 14 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 14 End Date

Shorebird Walk

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

Nature Detective Children's Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a Junior Ranger Explorer Hike where we will be nature detectives searching for clues on the trail! The clues left behind can sometimes help us identify the animals, or birds that call the park home!
Mar 14 End Date

Battleship TEXAS Hard Hat Tour

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique Behind the Scenes Tour
Mar 14 End Date

Battleship TEXAS Hard Hat Tour

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique behind the scenes tour aboard a Battleship!
Mar 14 End Date

Hike The Canyon

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

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Mar 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 14 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year. Expect to see 25 or more different species as we explore our Interpretive Wetland Trail and other areas of the hatchery.
Mar 14 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Mar 14 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Mar 14 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Preregistration required - sign up today! BYOB - Bring your own bait!
Mar 14 End Date

Native American Playday

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Fly Fish Texas

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Fly fishing clubs and anglers from across Texas come to TFFC to share fly fishing tips and techniques and teach them to others. Aimed at the novice fly fisher, Fly Fish Texas is designed to teach you how to tie a fly, cast it and catch a fish with it—all in the same day.
Mar 14 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Mar 14 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Mar 14 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Bastrop State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Mar 14 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
Mar 14 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Mar 14 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 14 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 14 End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Hiking at the edge of the world!
Mar 14 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Mar 14 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Mar 14 End Date

Tree Talk Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a hike to learn about local trees.
Mar 14 End Date

Geocache 101

Purtis Creek State Park
Lean to utilize a Global Positioning Satellite receiver (GPS) unit or a smart phone application to find hidden treasures.
Mar 14 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore the Lower Falls area with a ranger!
Mar 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Nature Hike/Junior Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Come join us to search for signs of spring and bring the kiddos for an introduction to the Texas State Parks Junior Ranger Program.
Mar 14 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 10:00 AM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 14 End Date

Bug-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Martin Creeks First Annual Kid fish

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who will catch the biggest fish?
Mar 14 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore the Lower Falls area with a ranger!
Mar 14 End Date

Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about Camp Dutch Oven cooking and grab a recipe or two.
Mar 14 End Date

Creature Clues

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to discover the clues that a creature left behind.
Mar 14 End Date

Duck Pond Trail Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Take a leisurely walk and learn about the pants and animals at Cedar Hill State Park!
Mar 14 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Mar 14 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Mar 14 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 14 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 14 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Pearland
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Mar 14 End Date

Stagecoach Days - Traveling Texas; A Ticket to Adventure

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
On second Saturdays relive the excitement of coaching in early Texas as Fanthorp's beautiful concord stagecoach will offer rides from 11 A.M. until 3 P.M. The program is weather dependent.
Mar 14 End Date

Art in the Park: Art is for the Birds!

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds!
Mar 14 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore the Lower Falls area with a ranger!
Mar 14 End Date

Wyler Aerial Tramway 14th Year Anniversary Celebration

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Join the fun and the celebration at our 14th Year Anniversary!
Mar 14 End Date

Life and Times of the Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldiers share their story of the life and times on the Texas frontier. Artifacts and interactive activities will be on hand for the entire family.
Mar 14 End Date

Critters of North Texas

Cedar Hill State Park
Reptiles Rule!
Mar 14 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Mar 14 End Date

Night skies, during the day!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come unlock a mystery or two about the night sky!
Mar 14 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
We'll provide high-tech treasure hunting basics and clues to your next wild adventure.
Mar 14 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 14 End Date

Basics of Photography

Lake Colorado City State Park
We will teach basic settings and give you tips on framing the shots and more. Then we will go on a short trip to capture photos and practice our skills. With Lulu Boyd from Lulu Boyd Photography.
Mar 14 End Date

Camper Kids Scavenger Hunt

Purtis Creek State Park
Friends of Purtis Creek will help kids explore the park by looking for special hidden items among the campsites and trails.
Mar 14 End Date

Saturday Afternoon Kids Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Mar 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Mar 14 End Date

Birding 101 & Bird Tracks

Somerville Wildlife Management Area
Who was that? Come join the park rangers at Choke Canyon State Park to learn the basics of birding and identifying bird tracks! SORRY, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MARCH 14 AND MARCH 21. The March 28 program will be held as planned.
Mar 14 End Date

Chautauqua Time

Mother Neff State Park
Guided ranger talk.
Mar 14 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Mar 14 End Date

Beach Stroll and Cleanup

Galveston Island State Park
Spring Break's best service learning and conservation
Mar 14 End Date

Spring Break Archery

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Whoosh! What was that?! Oh, that was the rangers at Choke Canyon teaching their archery program. Come visit us for a fun, two-hour lesson if you've ever wanted to learn archery.
Mar 14 End Date

Fire! Fire!

Bastrop State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Discovery Boxes

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Open up a box of fun!
Mar 14 End Date

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

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 14 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Mar 14 End Date

Talala Trail Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Hit the trail!
Mar 14 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Mar 14 End Date

From Boys to Men

Buescher State Park
CCC enrollees grew into men as they worked and built Texas State Parks.
Mar 14 End Date

Junior Rangers: Ranger Danger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Ranger Danger has some safety tips!
Mar 14 End Date

What's a Paddlefish?

Caddo Lake State Park
Come learn about the ancient paddlefish, a mysterious resident of Caddo Lake who existed before the dinosaurs!
Mar 14 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 14 End Date

Hey! Those Aren't Pigs!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center for a program about the collared peccary! Approximately 1/2 hour.
Mar 14 End Date

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

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to tie at least 5 basic knots that you can use in many places.
Mar 14 End Date

Kids' Camping Workshop - 2:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Hey kids, brush up on your camping skills and earn a certificate!
Mar 14 End Date

Angler Academy

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

Intro to Geocaching

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Join us for an educational program about Meridian State Park!
Mar 14 End Date

Pi Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a hike on Pi day!
Mar 14 End Date

Junior Ranger Activities

Cedar Hill State Park
Earn bragging rights at Cedar Hill State Park!
Mar 14 End Date

Kid’s Dinosaur Track Clean Out

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Mar 14 End Date

Bay Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the importance of Galveston Bay. Begins at Nature Center.
Mar 14 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 14 End Date

How Do They Do It?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet a ranger at the Interpretive Center for a program on owls.
Mar 14 End Date

Bayside Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Water-coloring materials and instructions included with sunset views.
Mar 14 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Mar 14 End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join the San Antonio Astronomical Association for a star-filled evening of discovery!
Mar 14 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
See what animals come out at night!
Mar 14 End Date

Honey Creek Night Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 14 End Date

"Getting to Know our Trails" series: Roadrunner Trail -- 7:00 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Find out about bats and watch them emerge to hunt insects in our last hike in the series!
Mar 14 End Date

Stars over our Parks!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch the lights of the big city, and come see the natural lights in the sky!
Mar 14 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
Mar 14 End Date

Star Party!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join us for a once per year event, our Spring Star Party! Ranger Joel and members of a local astronomy club will bring out their telescopes and binoculars for you and your family to use.
Mar 14 End Date

Stargazing at the Lake

Buescher State Park
Discover the night sky above!
Mar 14 End Date

The Park after Dark

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join in on all the fun in the park after dark!
Mar 14 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope.
Mar 15 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 15 End Date

Upper Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This is a backcountry, two mile/four hour guided hike that includes visits to a variety of sites that have prehistoric and historic rock art styles, historical railroad sites and the U.S. Army's Detachment of the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts campsite.
Mar 15 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 15 End Date

Bentsen Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
See some of the beautiful birds of South Texas!
Mar 15 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike With a Ranger

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 15 End Date

Lost Pines Mountain Biking Tour

Bastrop State Park
Take an off-road ride to find hidden sights
Mar 15 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 9:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 15 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Mar 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Native and Non-Native Texas Wildlife

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about native and non-native wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MARCH 8 AND MARCH 15. The March 22 and March 29 programs will be held as planned.
Mar 15 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

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

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Mar 15 End Date

Duck Pond Trail Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Take a leisurely walk and learn about the pants and animals at Cedar Hill State Park!
Mar 15 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku - the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 15 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Mar 15 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore the Lower Falls area with a ranger!
Mar 15 End Date

Geocaching for Kids - 11:00 am

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join us on a high-tech outdoor treasure hunt!
Mar 15 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 15 End Date

Hawk Walk

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about hawks and watch them soar.
Mar 15 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Mar 15 End Date

Skins, Skulls and Prints

Cedar Hill State Park
Mar 15 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the butterfly garden and hiking trails.
Mar 15 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 15 End Date

Wagging Tails on the Trails

Bastrop State Park
Hike with an awesome shelter dog
Mar 15 End Date

Plants: The Good, the Bad, the Tasty

Goose Island State Park
Explore our nature trail with a park ranger and learn how to identify a few edible plants.
Mar 15 End Date

Who Left That? / Wildlife Tracks

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Let's go find some wildlife tracks and cast the track in plaster of paris that you get to take with you!
Mar 15 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Mar 15 End Date

Junior Ranger Activities

Cedar Hill State Park
Earn bragging rights at Cedar Hill State Park!
Mar 15 End Date

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

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Mar 15 End Date

Explore the Dark Side/Night Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
A guided hike down the trail at night! Let's find out what comes out at night.
Mar 15 End Date

Skins, Skulls and Scat

Buescher State Park
Mar 16 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 16 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 16 End Date

Become a SPRING BREAK Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 16 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Join the corps of volunteer Facilitators who lead the suite of Project WILD workshops - prerequisite required
Mar 16 End Date

Track Trackin'

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Be a nature detective with us and discover the many clues that animals leave behind at Caprock Canyons.
Mar 16 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 16 End Date

Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Walk around the headquarters and park, while looking for wildlife.
Mar 16 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park
Mar 16 End Date

Caprock Critters

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Want to learn more about the critters that make their home at Caprock? Join us!
Mar 17 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 17 End Date

Birding Walk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for an avian adventure!
Mar 17 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 17 End Date

Bayside Trail Run

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 17 End Date

Storybook Trail

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 17 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a hike in the canyons!
Mar 17 End Date

Sensing a Sensational Spring

Buescher State Park
Mar 17 End Date

Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 17 End Date

It Ain't Easy Being a Green

Mustang Island State Park
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by learning about our Green sea turtles!
Mar 17 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 17 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, short hike.
Mar 17 End Date

All About Bison

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn about the Icon of the Prairie
Mar 17 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Mar 17 End Date

Can I eat this??

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
This fun hike is all about edible plants!
Mar 17 End Date

Family Nature Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 17 End Date

Beach Stroll and Cleanup

Galveston Island State Park
Spring Break's best service learning and conservation.
Mar 17 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park
Mar 17 End Date

Cowboys and Cattle Drives

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 17 End Date

The Good, the Bat and the Ugly

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Feeling batty?? Join us for a great program all about our flying mammals!
Mar 17 End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn more about the history and current status of the Official Bison Herd of the state of Texas!
Mar 18 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 18 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 18 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 18 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Bird in the Hand

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 18 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock.
Mar 18 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 18 End Date

Quit bugging out!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Let's learn about bugs!
Mar 18 End Date

Fire! Fire!

Bastrop State Park
Mar 18 End Date

Little Habitat on the Prairie

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover the plants and animals that make their home on the prairies of Caprock Canyons State Park.
Mar 18 End Date

Finger Paint Flower Art

Goose Island State Park
Help us leave no trace by taking home your very own finger paint flower art!
Mar 18 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

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

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 18 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, short hike.
Mar 18 End Date

Animal Adaptations

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come find out how animals survive in their environments.
Mar 18 End Date

Skins & Skulls

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
A hands-on Guessing Game
Mar 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 18 End Date

From Boys to Men

Buescher State Park
CCC enrollees grew into men as they worked and built Texas State Parks.
Mar 18 End Date

Beach Stroll and Cleanup

Galveston Island State Park
Spring Break's best service learning and conservation.
Mar 18 End Date

Tarantulas: gentle giants or fearsome foes?

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Here's your chance to meet a real, live Texas Brown tarantula
Mar 18 End Date

Discovery Boxes

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Open up a box of fun!
Mar 18 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park
Mar 18 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 18 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about the telescope, the moon and stars, and build your own "Sky Wheel" to help you locate constellations.
Mar 18 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this afternoon program.
Mar 18 End Date

Ssssnakes of Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 18 End Date

Discovery Walk: Piney Woods Boardwalk

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Mar 18 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come explore the night sky using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes.
Mar 18 End Date

The Path of Wealth, Opportunity and Adventure: El Camino Real de los Tejas

Bastrop State Park
Did you know Texas's only National Historic Trail passes through Bastrop State Park?
Mar 18 End Date

Movie Night

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Enjoy a movie night in the park.
Mar 19 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 19 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 19 End Date

Shorebird Walk

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Preregistration required - sign up today! BYOB - Bring your own bait!
Mar 19 End Date

Bird Walks and Talks

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 19 End Date

Fishing 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 19 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist on a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservation is required.
Mar 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Angler Academy

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

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint Nature Scenes outside.
Mar 19 End Date

Sensing a Sensational Spring

Buescher State Park
Mar 19 End Date

HOW TO START A CAMPFIRE WITHOUT MATCHES

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Starting a campfire using flint and steel or bow and drill.
Mar 19 End Date

The Fast and the Furriest!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Have you ever seen a fox fur? What about a deer pelt or a raccoon skull?
Mar 19 End Date

Texas Turtles

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 19 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 19 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, short hike.
Mar 19 End Date

Snakes Alive

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come out for a slitherin' good time.
Mar 19 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Mar 19 End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Go "batty" about bats!
Mar 19 End Date

Migration of Birds

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Where's the birdie? Let's find out. Come to Choke Canyon State Park and join our interpretive park ranger to learn about the migration patterns of birds in North America.
Mar 19 End Date

Dragonfly Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us as we look for Dragonflies and Damselflies!
Mar 19 End Date

Roving for Raptors

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 19 End Date

Spring Break Archery

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Whoosh! What was that?! Oh, that was the rangers at Choke Canyon teaching their archery program. Come visit us for a fun, two-hour lesson if you've ever wanted to learn archery.
Mar 19 End Date

Beach Stroll and Cleanup

Galveston Island State Park
Spring Break's best service learning and conservation.
Mar 19 End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger and become a real wildlife detective!
Mar 19 End Date

Make & Take - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
How did people capture the memory of their fish catches before cameras? Join us to find out.
Mar 19 End Date

Jr. Ranger Activities

Bastrop State Park
Earn bragging rights at your state park!
Mar 19 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park
Mar 19 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about Geocaching. We have the GPS receivers or you can use your smart phone and Geocaching app.
Mar 19 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 19 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Mar 19 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 19 End Date

Canines and Campers

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Dogs and their owners are welcome on this hike!
Mar 19 End Date

Campfire Scary Stories

McKinney Falls State Park
Spooky tales around a campfire!
Mar 19 End Date

Owl Prowl

Buescher State Park
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
Mar 19 End Date

Bats of the Texas Panhandle-Plains

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn about the bats that travel through the Texas Panhandle-Plains
Mar 20 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 20 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 20 End Date

Beach Walk

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 20 End Date

Make & Take - Animal Track Booklet

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Making this booklet will help you ID animal tracks on our trails!
Mar 20 End Date

“Bark in the Park”, dog-friendly hike (5.5 mi)

Franklin Mountains State Park
This is a fun, dog-friendly hike on the Lower Sunset and Loop 2 Trails sure to be a tail-waggin' good time!
Mar 20 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and your knowledge of the world of nature as you join us for a guided nature hike.
Mar 20 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 20 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up).
Mar 20 End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger during our junior ranger academy!
Mar 20 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Mar 20 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 20 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

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

Highlights of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 12:30 p.m. for a talk on the park and the must-do's of the area! If you have questions this is the time to ask!!
Mar 20 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, short hike.
Mar 20 End Date

Creek Critters

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 20 End Date

Sensational Snakes

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
I don't like spiders or snakes!
Mar 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Birds and Their Habitats

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
If you were a bird, where would you be? Come meet our interpretive park ranger for a presentation on the birds of Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 20 End Date

Homemade Sundial Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Who needs a watch when you have a portable sundial?
Mar 20 End Date

Beach Stroll and Cleanup

Galveston Island State Park
Spring Break's best service learning and conservation.
Mar 20 End Date
Mar 20 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 20 End Date

Hike the Back Country of Cooper Lake State Park/Guided Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join the park interpreter and head down the trail. There will be short talks on wildlife and vegetation as well as some of the history of the area.
Mar 20 End Date

Wild Art! Hike & Draw

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike down the nature trail. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Mar 20 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park
Mar 20 End Date

Intro to Geocaching

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 20 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this afternoon program.
Mar 20 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Mar 20 End Date

Intro to birding

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for the basics of bird watching!
Mar 20 End Date

Discovery Walk: Oak Flats Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Mar 20 End Date

Night Hike!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to discover what goes bump in the night.
Mar 20 End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Bring a spoon and sample some dessert!
Mar 20 End Date

Owl Prowl!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Whoo whoo! Let's learn all about owls!
Mar 20 End Date

Evening Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 20 End Date

The Mysterious Case of the Guadalupe Fledermaus: A Ranger Sam Mystery

Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Break at Guadalupe River SP!
Mar 20 End Date

Spring Equinox Celebration

McKinney Falls State Park
Spring is finally here!
Mar 20 End Date

Sounds of the Night Around Cooper Lake

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Want to know what that that unfamiliar night sound might be? Maybe we can answer your question.
Mar 20 End Date
Mar 20 End Date

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

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

The Park after Dark

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join in on all the fun in the park after dark!
Mar 21 End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle du Bois Unit | Texas Outdoor Family | Spanish Bilingual Event | Dallas Area (OPEN)

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.
Mar 21 End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle du Bois Unit | Texas Outdoor Family | Evento Español Bilingüe | Dallas Area (ABIERTO)

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Acompáñanos junto con tu familia en un fin de semana lleno de diversión diseñado para ayudarlos a descubrir como disfrutar de acampar y de las maravillas de los Parques Estatales de Texas. Todo lo necesario para acampar y pasar la noche en el parque se incluye con cada reservación! Haz clic para obtener una lista de las actividades que se ofrecen y la información específica sobre este programa.
Mar 21 End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle du Bois Unit | Texas Outdoor Family | Spanish Bilingual Event | Dallas Area (OPEN)

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Acompáñanos junto con tu familia en un fin de semana lleno de diversión diseñado para ayudarlos a descubrir como disfrutar de acampar y de las maravillas de los Parques Estatales de Texas. Todo lo necesario para acampar y pasar la noche en el parque se incluye con cada reservación! Haz clic para obtener una lista de las actividades que se ofrecen y la información específica sobre este programa.
Mar 21 End Date

Third Saturday Bird Walk & Talk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find.
Mar 21 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 21 End Date

Flying Feathered Friends

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all levels of bird watchers!
Mar 21 End Date

Presa Canyon Day Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This is a backcountry hike to secluded areas of the park’s canyons where visitors will visit several rock art sites showing a variety of prehistoric rock art styles.
Mar 21 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Mar 21 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Mar 21 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 21 End Date

Shorebird Walk

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

Nature Detective Children's Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a Junior Ranger Explorer Hike where we will be nature detectives searching for clues on the trail! The clues left behind can sometimes help us identify the animals, or birds that call the park home!
Mar 21 End Date

Explore the Canyon

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

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Mar 21 End Date

Volunteer Work Day - Cleburne State Park Trail System

Cleburne State Park
Please call the park Saturday morning to find out if the event has been cancelled or not due to weather - (817) 645-4215.
Mar 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 21 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Mar 21 End Date

Birding 101

Caddo Lake State Park
Have you ever wanted to try bird-watching but didn't know how to get started? Come to Birding 101!
Mar 21 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Mar 21 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Preregistration required - sign up today! BYOB - Bring your own bait!
Mar 21 End Date

Birds at Breakfast

Blanco State Park
Come to the park for a morning of bird-watching. Bring your family and your breakfast.
Mar 21 End Date

Project WILD

Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Mar 21 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Mar 21 End Date

Island Trail Nature Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to hike our beautiful Island Trail.
Mar 21 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Mar 21 End Date

Birds!!! Habitat and Migration/Birding Basics

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about birding in the Winter months around Cooper Lake. We get to see birds that are not here during the rest of the year because of migration!
Mar 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Mar 21 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 21 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Mar 21 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Mar 21 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Mar 21 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Mar 21 End Date

Geocache 101

Purtis Creek State Park
Lean to utilize a Global Positioning Satellite receiver (GPS) unit or a smart phone application to find hidden treasures.
Mar 21 End Date

Junior Ranger Hike

Village Creek State Park
Becoming a Junior Ranger! If you are 6 to 12 years old come see if you have what it takes to be a Texas State Parks Junior Ranger.
Mar 21 End Date

Vanishing Prairie Guided Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger on a guided hike!
Mar 21 End Date

Lost Pines Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Is spring here yet?
Mar 21 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn all about dutch oven cooking in this live demonstration!
Mar 21 End Date

Mammal Mania

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 21 End Date

Beach and Bay Day

Galveston Island State Park
Our park opens its doors for a FREE come out and play day!
Mar 21 End Date

Nature Walk

Blanco State Park
Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park.
Mar 21 End Date

Discovery Walk: Piney Woods Boardwalk

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Mar 21 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Mar 21 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Mar 21 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 21 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 21 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 21 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 21 End Date

Hawk Walk

Blanco State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about hawks and watch them soar.
Mar 21 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Mar 21 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 21 End Date

Saturday Afternoon Kids Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Mar 21 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Mar 21 End Date

Annual LBJ Kite Day

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Old fashioned kite decorating and flying fun at the park.
Mar 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 21 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Mar 21 End Date

Birding 101 & Bird Tracks

Somerville Wildlife Management Area
Who was that? Come join the park rangers at Choke Canyon State Park to learn the basics of birding and identifying bird tracks! SORRY, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MARCH 14 AND MARCH 21. The March 28 program will be held as planned.
Mar 21 End Date

Chautauqua Time

Mother Neff State Park
Guided ranger talk.
Mar 21 End Date

Amazing Alligators

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
Mar 21 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Mar 21 End Date

Spring Break Archery

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Whoosh! What was that?! Oh, that was the rangers at Choke Canyon teaching their archery program. Come visit us for a fun, two-hour lesson if you've ever wanted to learn archery.
Mar 21 End Date

From Boys to Men

Buescher State Park
CCC enrollees grew into men as they worked and built Texas State Parks.
Mar 21 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 21 End Date

Children's Discovery Center

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park
Mar 21 End Date

Discovery Boxes

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Open up a box of fun!
Mar 21 End Date

Limestone Ledge Trail Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Mar 21 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Mar 21 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 21 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 21 End Date

Hook, line, and Sinker! Fish With A Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come go fishing with a park ranger. Don't have the equipment? Gotcha covered. We have poles and tackle to loan you to learn how to fish. Kids and adults are welcome to participate.
Mar 21 End Date

Angler Academy

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

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Join us for an educational program about Meridian State Park!
Mar 21 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Mar 21 End Date

Backyard Bass

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Mar 21 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 21 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore the Lower Falls area with a ranger!
Mar 21 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Class

Inks Lake State Park
Park rangers will introduce you to the historic art of Dutch oven cooking.
Mar 21 End Date

Fire is Living History!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration!
Mar 21 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Mar 21 End Date

Courtyard Stargazing

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us as we look for stars!
Mar 21 End Date

Storytelling Down In The Hollow

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Listen to stories, cowboy poetry and folklore in a beautiful setting.”
Mar 21 End Date

Prowlin' for Owls

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 21 End Date

Sounds of the Night

Bastrop State Park
Mar 21 End Date

The Park after Dark

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join in on all the fun in the park after dark!
Mar 21 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
Mar 22 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 22 End Date

Upper Canyon Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This is a backcountry, two mile/four hour guided hike that includes visits to a variety of sites that have prehistoric and historic rock art styles, historical railroad sites and the U.S. Army's Detachment of the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts campsite.
Mar 22 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 22 End Date

Bentsen Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
See some of the beautiful birds of South Texas!
Mar 22 End Date

Golden-cheeked Warbler Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Mar 22 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike With a Ranger

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

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Mar 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Native and Non-Native Texas Wildlife

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about native and non-native wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MARCH 8 AND MARCH 15. The March 22 and March 29 programs will be held as planned.
Mar 22 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Mar 22 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Mar 22 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Mar 22 End Date

Creek Clean-Up

McKinney Falls State Park
Help keep your state park clean!
Mar 22 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Mar 22 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the butterfly garden and hiking trails.
Mar 22 End Date

Spring Has Sprung!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us as we explore for early Spring wildflowers.
Mar 22 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 22 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 23 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 23 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 23 End Date

Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Walk around the headquarters and park, while looking for wildlife.
Mar 24 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 24 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 25 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 25 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 25 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 25 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 25 End Date

Finger Paint Flower Art

Goose Island State Park
Help us leave no trace by taking home your very own finger paint flower art!
Mar 25 End Date

Ladies Only Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Mar 25 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 26 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 26 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 26 End Date

Shorebird Walk

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Angler Academy

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

Texas Turtles

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 26 End Date

Migration of Birds

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Where's the birdie? Let's find out. Come to Choke Canyon State Park and join our interpretive park ranger to learn about the migration patterns of birds in North America.
Mar 26 End Date

Dragonfly Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us as we look for Dragonflies and Damselflies!
Mar 26 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

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

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 27 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 27 End Date

Beach Walk

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 27 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and your knowledge of the world of nature as you join us for a guided nature hike.
Mar 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.
Mar 27 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 27 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up).
Mar 27 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Mar 27 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 27 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 27 End Date

Highlights of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 12:30 p.m. for a talk on the park and the must-do's of the area! If you have questions this is the time to ask!!
Mar 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Birds and Their Habitats

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
If you were a bird, where would you be? Come meet our interpretive park ranger for a presentation on the birds of Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 27 End Date

Roving for Raptors

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 27 End Date

Wild Art! Hike & Draw

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike down the nature trail. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Mar 27 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Mar 27 End Date

Night Hike!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to discover what goes bump in the night.
Mar 27 End Date

Purtis Creek State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Purtis Creek State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Mar 27 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a Park Ranger and discover the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Mar 27 End Date

Sunset Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come for a hike at the end of the day, and watch the sun set over the lake!
Mar 27 End Date

Native American Campfire Stories

McKinney Falls State Park
What will Coyote do next?
Mar 28 End Date

CPC Walk for Life

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Pasadena Community Pregnancy Walk for Life
Mar 28 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 28 End Date

15th Annual Jackrabbit Classic & Javier Arana Jr. Memorial

Franklin Mountains State Park
Sponsored by: Up and Running El Paso, join us for a foot race out in the mountain foothills of Far West Texas!
Mar 28 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Mar 28 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Mar 28 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 28 End Date

Shorebird Walk

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

Nature Detective Children's Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a Junior Ranger Explorer Hike where we will be nature detectives searching for clues on the trail! The clues left behind can sometimes help us identify the animals, or birds that call the park home!
Mar 28 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Mar 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 28 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Mar 28 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Mar 28 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Preregistration required - sign up today! BYOB - Bring your own bait!
Mar 28 End Date

Island Trail Nature Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to hike our beautiful Island Trail.
Mar 28 End Date

Growing Up WILD

Texas State Aquarium
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 9:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

Fishing 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 28 End Date

West Texas Heritage Days

Fort McKavett
Visit with living historians from all over the state as they bring history to life on the historic grounds of Fort McKavett. Buffalo Soldiers, Native Americans, cannons and more.
Mar 28 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Mar 28 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Mar 28 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 28 End Date

The Adventure Wild Cave Tour - 9:30 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Are you ready for the ultimate caving adventure? Here is your opportunity to take your caving to the next level with an experienced guide.
Mar 28 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 9:30 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 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.
Mar 28 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 28 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Mar 28 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Mar 28 End Date

Tree Talk Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a hike to learn about local trees.
Mar 28 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint Nature Scenes outside.
Mar 28 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Mar 28 End Date

Discovery Walk: Piney Woods Boardwalk

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Mar 28 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

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

Creature Clues

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to discover the clues that a creature left behind.
Mar 28 End Date

Beasts of Burden; Draft Animals at Work

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join Barrington Living History Farm and the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association in a unique opportunity to experience draft animals at work.
Mar 28 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Mar 28 End Date

Kids in the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 10:30 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Mar 28 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Mar 28 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 28 End Date

Art in the Park: Art is for the Birds!

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds!
Mar 28 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 28 End Date

Music Makes a Celebration

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site with our fourth Saturday program - Music Makes a Celebration presented by “Roseville Fair Old Time String Band.”
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 12:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Mar 28 End Date

The Adventure Wild Cave Tour - 12:30 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Are you ready for the ultimate caving adventure? Here is your opportunity to take your caving to the next level with an experienced guide.
Mar 28 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 28 End Date

Saturday Afternoon Kids Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Mar 28 End Date

Backyard Bass

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Mar 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 1:30 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Mar 28 End Date

Birding 101 & Bird Tracks

Somerville Wildlife Management Area
Who was that? Come join the park rangers at Choke Canyon State Park to learn the basics of birding and identifying bird tracks! SORRY, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MARCH 14 AND MARCH 21. The March 28 program will be held as planned.
Mar 28 End Date

Chautauqua Time

Mother Neff State Park
Guided ranger talk.
Mar 28 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

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

Junior Rangers: Ranger Danger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Ranger Danger has some safety tips!
Mar 28 End Date

What's a Paddlefish?

Caddo Lake State Park
Come learn about the ancient paddlefish, a mysterious resident of Caddo Lake who existed before the dinosaurs!
Mar 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Children who spend time in nature are healthier, happier, and smarter!
Mar 28 End Date

Jr. Ranger Activities

Bastrop State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Mar 28 End Date

Orienteering / Compass Skills

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to use a compass and maps to navigate. Scout groups are welcome. Call the park office to make reservations for this program.
Mar 28 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 28 End Date

Angler Academy

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

Intro to Geocaching

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Join us for an educational program about Meridian State Park!
Mar 28 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Mar 28 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 3:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 3:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 28 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Mar 28 End Date

Fire is Living History!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration!
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 4:30 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

Get Wild!

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

Presentation: NOLS - Outdoor Educator's Course

Reliance Outdoor Supply
Join your fellow outdoor enthusiasts for a fun evening event at the Reliance Outdoor Supply store in El Paso, Texas, and learn about the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS); hear stories from one of your park rangers and a local El Pasoan who recently completed some NOLS courses in Alaska and the Yukon and learn how you can get involved!
Mar 28 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
See what animals come out at night!
Mar 28 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by the moonlight.
Mar 28 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Mar 28 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Sounds of the Night

Buescher State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Snipe Hunt

Lockhart State Park
Search for “snipes” around the park at night and learn about invasive species and the natural world!
Mar 28 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
Mar 29 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 29 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Join us for our monthly hike, this time we'll go up and around!
Mar 29 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 29 End Date

Bentsen Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
See some of the beautiful birds of South Texas!
Mar 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Mar 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 29 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Mar 29 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Mar 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Native and Non-Native Texas Wildlife

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about native and non-native wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MARCH 8 AND MARCH 15. The March 22 and March 29 programs will be held as planned.
Mar 29 End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Mar 29 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Mar 29 End Date

Beasts of Burden; Draft Animals at Work

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join Barrington Living History Farm and the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association in a unique opportunity to experience draft animals at work.
Mar 29 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Mar 29 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Mar 29 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Mar 29 End Date

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 29 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the butterfly garden and hiking trails.
Mar 29 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Mar 30 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 30 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 30 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
Mar 30 End Date

Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Walk around the headquarters and park, while looking for wildlife.
Mar 31 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 31 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!

April 2015

Apr 1 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 1 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 2 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 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.
Apr 2 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Bird Watching in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 3 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 3 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 3 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Highlights of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 12:30 p.m. for a talk on the park and the must-do's of the area! If you have questions this is the time to ask!!
Apr 3 End Date

Davis Mountains Yoga Workshop

Davis Mountains State Park
Davis Mountains State Park is proud to host the first in the 'Public Lands Yoga Experience' series. Connect with nature while learning the physical and mental benefits of outdoor yoga safely with a professional instructor on this full moon weekend. This workshop is for all levels. Fee applies, please see details.
Apr 3 End Date

Birding 101 - Wildlife Rehab

Galveston Island State Park
Birding basics and chance to meet rehabilitated wildlife.
Apr 4 End Date

Dog's Day at the Park

San Angelo State Park
Join us for the 10th annual wiener dog races, any breed small dog races.
Apr 4 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 4 End Date

Green the Prairie

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Help plant prairie grasses!
Apr 4 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 4 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike With a Ranger

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Apr 4 End Date

Guided Beginner's Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Apr 4 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Apr 4 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Apr 4 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Apr 4 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

Easter Egg Hunt

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Only eat the chocolates in the plastic Easter eggs, not the ones that the rabbits made that morning!
Apr 4 End Date

Easter at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate Easter as a 1915 German farm family would have at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.
Apr 4 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to Geocache! It's an adventure waiting to happen! Call the park office to reserve your spot.
Apr 4 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Apr 4 End Date

Hippity Hop the Park Easter Egg Hunt

Copper Breaks State Park
Easter egg hunt for children through age 9.
Apr 4 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 4 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

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

Saturday Afternoon Kids Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come out for our annual Easter egg hunt.
Apr 4 End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Galveston Island State Park
Animal Tracking and Adaptation
Apr 4 End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 4 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Join us for an educational program about Meridian State Park!
Apr 4 End Date

Art in the Park - Birds

Purtis Creek State Park
Learn about bird habitat, traits and species that live in the park through instruction and arts and crafts projects.
Apr 4 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Apr 4 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a floating log out on the water?
Apr 4 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
AAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOooooooooo
Apr 4 End Date

Name That Bird Game

Purtis Creek State Park
Join park staff and volunteers for an enjoyable game to increase your bird identification skills.
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
Apr 4 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Experience the magic of the night with a Park Ranger.
Apr 5 End Date

Peak Fitness Challenge Hike - Ron Coleman Trail (CARPOOLING NECESSARY)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike on one of the toughest trails in the Franklin Mountains! Your hard work pays off with spectacular views, “fun” challenges climbing 4 sections of chains and over steep 10 -15 ft rock walls, and of course the right to say you conquered the Ron Coleman Trail.
Apr 5 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 5 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 5 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 5 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Apr 5 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Apr 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Easter Egg Hunt

Meridian State Park
Children ages 12 & under
Apr 5 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 5 End Date

Eggstraordinary Eggstravaganza

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 6 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 6 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 7 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 7 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 8 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 8 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 9 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 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.
Apr 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 10 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 10 End Date

Living History Days

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Living history days focused on the late 1800s.
Apr 10 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Highlights of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 12:30 p.m. for a talk on the park and the must-do's of the area! If you have questions this is the time to ask!!
Apr 10 End Date

Birding 101 - Wildlife Rehab

Galveston Island State Park
Birding basics and chance to meet rehabilitated wildlife.
Apr 11 End Date

Bird-Watching

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
Apr 11 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Apr 11 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 11 End Date

Presa Canyon Overnight Camping Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This backcountry hike to the far secluded areas of the park where visitors will visit several rock art sites showing a variety of prehistoric and historic rock art styles and camp under the stars before returning the following day.
Apr 11 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 11 End Date

Hike The Canyon

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike With a Ranger

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Apr 11 End Date

Living History Days

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Living history days focused on the late 1800s.
Apr 11 End Date

Native Plants of the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Go exploring for plants with the amazing botanist Bill Carr!!
Apr 11 End Date

5th Annual Athens Eggfest

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us for an event featuring gastric delights and the incredible Green Egg outdoor ceramic cooker.
Apr 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Apr 11 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year.
Apr 11 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Apr 11 End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | El Paso Area | (Open)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Apr 11 End Date

Bastrop State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Full!)

Bastrop State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Apr 11 End Date

Estero Llano Grande State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | South Texas Area | (Open)

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Apr 11 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Apr 11 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Apr 11 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Apr 11 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 11 End Date

Woodpecker Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come make your own woodpecker.
Apr 11 End Date

Basketry-on-the-Brazos

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us as we go through the process of pounding a green log into baskets splits, and help us weave those splits into baskets that we will use on the farm throughout the year
Apr 11 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Apr 11 End Date

Stagecoach Days - Dance Across Texas; San Jacinto Ball

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
On second Saturdays relive the excitement of coaching in early Texas as Fanthorp's beautiful concord stagecoach will offer rides from 11 A.M. until 3 P.M. The program is weather dependent.
Apr 11 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 11 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

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

Saturday Afternoon Kids Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Apr 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Guided History Tour

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

Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to cook the ol' fashion way using the camp dutch oven. Bring a bowl and spoon to get a sample of Lip Smackin' Good Eatin' camp cookin'!
Apr 11 End Date

Owl Pellet Dissection

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come check out what that owl hacked up!
Apr 11 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 11 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Join us for an educational program about Meridian State Park!
Apr 11 End Date

Food Chain Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
This activity compliments the owl pellet activity from earlier this same day
Apr 11 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 11 End Date

Twilight Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Experience the transition of the forests with a Park Ranger.
Apr 11 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
Apr 11 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
Apr 12 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 12 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 12 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Apr 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Apr 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Basketry-on-the-Brazos

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us as we go through the process of pounding a green log into baskets splits, and help us weave those splits into baskets that we will use on the farm throughout the year
Apr 12 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 12 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Apr 13 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 13 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 14 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 14 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 15 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 15 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Ladies Only Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Apr 16 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 16 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 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.
Apr 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 17 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 17 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Highlights of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 12:30 p.m. for a talk on the park and the must-do's of the area! If you have questions this is the time to ask!!
Apr 17 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Apr 18 End Date

Third Saturday Bird Walk & Talk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find.
Apr 18 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 18 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 18 End Date

Four-Hour Guided Kayak Trip

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

Explore the Canyon

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

4HR Guided Kayak Trip

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike With a Ranger

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Apr 18 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Apr 18 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Apr 18 End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Apr 18 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Apr 18 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Apr 18 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 18 End Date

"What's Growing Out There?" Walk

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Apr 18 End Date

San Jacinto Festival & Battle Reenactment

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join us for a day of fun, food, music and battle-reenactment to celebrate the 18-minute battle that won Texas its Independence from Mexico.
Apr 18 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Guided Nature Wildlife Tour and Walk

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Guided nature wildlife tour and walk. Explore the trails of LBJ State Park.
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Apr 18 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 18 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

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

Map and Compass Basics

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Learn how to find your way in the wild!
Apr 18 End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about planets, stars, our moon, telescopes, and other tools to help you view the night sky. Make a sky-wheel to help you locate constellations. Then attend the Stargazing party that evening and enjoy the view!
Apr 18 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 18 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Join us for an educational program about Meridian State Park!
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Hike Beaver Slide Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Join us for a hike along the Beaver Slide Trail to figure out what makes it so special.
Apr 18 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Apr 18 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 18 End Date

StarWalk

In its 20th year, StarWalk starts with a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. Sun Fun, solar observing, is in the afternoon
Apr 18 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Apr 18 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Let's explore the vast expanse of the night sky together. Telescopes will be on-site or bring your own.
Apr 18 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Apr 19 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 19 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 19 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 19 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Apr 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Apr 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Snake Arts & Crafts

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

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 20 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 20 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 21 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 21 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 22 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 22 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 23 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 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.
Apr 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 24 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 24 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

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

Highlights of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 12:30 p.m. for a talk on the park and the must-do's of the area! If you have questions this is the time to ask!!
Apr 25 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 25 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

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

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 25 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Hike With a Ranger

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Apr 25 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Apr 25 End Date

Antique Tractor Show

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Apr 25 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Apr 25 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

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

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Apr 25 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Apr 25 End Date

Beach Explorations

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

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Kids in the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
Apr 25 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Apr 25 End Date

Music Makes a Celebration

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site with our fourth Saturday program - Music Makes a Celebration presented by “Roseville Fair Old Time String Band.”
Apr 25 End Date

Mile High Chili Cook-Off

Davis Mountains State Park
The 1st Annual CASI sanctioned competition in the Davis Mountains will attract talented chefs from far and wide as they strive to make it to the finals in Terlingua. Visitors are invited to taste the fruits of their labor for only a $4 donation! Come for the food, stay for the music, scenery, and everything that makes west Texas the perfect place for a weekend in the spring!
Apr 25 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 25 End Date

Dutch Oven Cookers

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Mmmmm....follow that delicious smell!
Apr 25 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

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

Guided History Tour

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

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Apr 25 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 25 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Join us for an educational program about Meridian State Park!
Apr 25 End Date

Spring Concert

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate spring in song with the Beeville Community Choir
Apr 25 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 26 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 26 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 26 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
Apr 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 26 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 26 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Apr 26 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Bay Explorations

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

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 27 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 27 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 28 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 28 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 29 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 29 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 30 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 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.
Apr 30 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

May 2015

May 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 1 End Date

Highlights of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 12:30 p.m. for a talk on the park and the must-do's of the area! If you have questions this is the time to ask!!
May 1 End Date

Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Ft Worth Area | (Open)

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

Bird Walk

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

“Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique behind the scenes tour of the doors that are closed to the public.
May 2 End Date

Harley's Angels 5k Walk/Run

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Walk/Run for a cure to Breast Cancer.
May 2 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 2 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 2 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
May 2 End Date

Cinco de Mayo

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Celebrate the joint history of Texas and Mexico with dance, music, food and outdoor activities.
May 2 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

San Antonio
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
May 2 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 2 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
May 2 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 2 End Date

Aquatic WILD

Beverly Sheffield Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
May 2 End Date

Pedernales Falls State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Open)

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 2 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 2 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 2 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 2 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
May 2 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 2 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 2 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 2 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 2 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 2 End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Galveston Island State Park
Animal Tracking and Adaptation
May 2 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
May 2 End Date

Fun with Fish

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Learn how to use a fishing pole & how to tie knots.
May 2 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 2 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 2 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Join us for an educational program about Meridian State Park!
May 2 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 2 End Date

Twilight Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Experience the transition of the forests with a Park Ranger.
May 2 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
May 2 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
May 3 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 3 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 3 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
May 3 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 3 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
May 3 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
May 3 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
May 6 End Date

Bird Walk

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 8 End Date

Highlights of the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 12:30 p.m. for a talk on the park and the must-do's of the area! If you have questions this is the time to ask!!
May 8 End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Open)

Garner State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
May 9 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

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

Bird Walk

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

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 9 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

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

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 9 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year.
May 9 End Date

Lake Brownwood State Park Open House and Buffalo Soldiers Program

Lake Brownwood State Park
Come experience the life of a Buffalo Soldier within our authentic camp. Free fun for the young or young at heart.
May 9 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

TPWD Offices at Airport Commerce Park
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
May 9 End Date

2HR Ranger Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure where? Join a Ranger for a fun paddling adventure.
May 9 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

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

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 9 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 9 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 9 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 9 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 9 End Date

Wildflower Bicycle Tour

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 9 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Day at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn about and get started in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Junior Ranger Program.
May 9 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 9 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 9 End Date

Stagecoach Days - "On Time and Cradled Like a Baby"

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
On second Saturdays relive the excitement of coaching in early Texas as Fanthorp's beautiful concord stagecoach will offer rides from 11 A.M. until 3 P.M. The program is weather dependent.
May 9 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 9 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

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

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
May 9 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
May 9 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside
May 9 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 9 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Join us for an educational program about Meridian State Park!
May 9 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 9 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
May 10 End Date

Bird Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of bi