Calendar of Events

Holidays

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 7 End Date

Howl-oween Bark in the Park - Costumed Dog Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come out to the park for a Halloween celebration hike ~ This is a fun, dog-friendly hike on the Agave Loop Trail and we encourage costumes for both two-legged and four-legged participants. Sure to be a tail-waggin' good time!
Oct 7 End Date

Columbus Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Oct.7-9.
Oct 7 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 8 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 14 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 15 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 15 End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park after dark and join us for games, crafts, Spooky Trail, and more!
Oct 21 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 22 End Date

"Not So Creepy Critters"

South Llano River State Park
Find out the truth about those "creepy" animals.
Oct 22 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 22 End Date

Tarantulas: Gentle Giants or Fearsome Foes?

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Just in time for Halloween; learn all about tarantulas!
Oct 22 End Date

Trick or Treat Geocaching

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to search for hidden treats or tricks!
Oct 22 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Buescher State Park
If the zombies came tomorrow, would you be prepared?
Oct 22 End Date

Trunk or Treat

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Trick or treat in the park through the campsites then a ghost walk through the historic grounds after dark. Event is now on the 22nd.
Oct 22 End Date

10th Annual Spooky Science Fest

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Bring your friends and family of all ages, in costume if you like, to join what has been 1,000 to 2,000 others for our annual Fall Festival to learn a little science and perhaps to be frightened just the right amount!
Oct 27 End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike – Nature Walk Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
So you think you have what it takes to survive a Zombie Apocalypse?  Let’s put your wilderness survival skills to the test and have a little fun, too! Great for children, families and pets.
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 28 End Date

Spooky Spiders

Eisenhower State Park
Arachnophobia? Face your fears! Come learn about the park's eight-legged, creepy-crawlies.
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween in the Park!

Lake Livingston State Park
Come celebrate Halloween at Lake Livingston State Park this year. This year Halloween is on a Monday, so we will provide you and your family with a day full of fun-filled activities on Saturday, October 29 to help you celebrate Halloween in the Pineywoods!
Oct 29 End Date

Monster Mash Cache

Eisenhower State Park
Try your hand at Geocaching and create a Halloween craft!
Oct 29 End Date

Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
It's time for our annual pumpkin carving contest!
Oct 29 End Date

Geocache Trick or Treat

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Trick or Treat
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween Fest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Come see our creepy crawlers and bat exhibit atop Ranger Peak!
Oct 29 End Date

Halloweenfest

Lockhart State Park
Join us for witch crafts, a special spooky storytime, and costume contests!
Oct 29 End Date

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Get in the season, let your artistic side free, and carve a pumpkin!
Oct 29 End Date

Pedernales Pumpkin Painting

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come celebrate fall at Pedernales Falls with pumpkin painting! Mini pumpkins, paints, and other supplies will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Limited supplies will be available and you can choose a prize if you come in costume!
Oct 29 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Find out on this fun and informative hike.
Oct 29 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 29 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Bastrop State Park
If the zombies came tomorrow, would you be prepared?
Oct 29 End Date

Trunk or Treat

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Be prepared to be tricked or treated
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for trick-or-treating along the trails of the park.
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween at the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
BoooooOOOOOOOooooo!! (heh-heh-heh)
Oct 29 End Date

Haunted Trails

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Please join us if you dare for a Halloween scare. Put on your favorite costume and enjoy a night of fun, food, games, and haunted hiking trails!
Oct 29 End Date

Boo In the Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Come have a great time with your family at our "Boo in the Park" celebration. There will be a special entry fee of $5 per car beginning at 6:00 pm. Take the kids trick or treating in the park. We will have a campsite decorating contest for our campers, a pumpkin carving contest, along with storytelling at the amphitheater.
Oct 29 End Date

Haunted Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a spooktacular time!
Oct 29 End Date

Batastic Facts Campfire

Pedernales Falls State Park
Stay a little later in the park for this fun campfire. We will tell bat stories and learn all kinds of cool facts about bats. You can even check out bat house plans and see one close up so you can make a bat shelter of your own!
Oct 29 End Date

Batty Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Come fly with us to explore everything batty in this special Halloween night hike!
Oct 29 End Date

SPOOKY SKYFEST

Garner State Park
Are you afraid of the dark??? Join us on a moonless night for some dark-sky viewing and hear haunting tales of the Frio Canyon... if you dare!
Oct 29 End Date

Nature Costume Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
What is your favorite part of nature? Squirrels, Birds, Flowers, Trees? Build a costume then take a hike with a Park Ranger to see who scares "who - who - who" first!
Oct 30 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Put your Halloween costume on and hike Ranger Peak!

November 2016

Nov 4 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Nov 5 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Nov 18 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Nov 18 End Date

Thanksgiving

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Nov. 18-26
Nov 19 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 19 End Date

Thanksgiving Dutch Oven Demo

Eisenhower State Park
Learn how to make a couple easy Thanksgiving dishes in the Dutch oven. Come by for free samples!
Nov 24 End Date

Turkey Trot Hike - West Cottonwood Springs

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us on our Thanksgiving Day hike, a perfect way to erase any guilt from that extra slice of pumpkin pie you may have!
Nov 24 End Date

Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a nature inspired centerpiece.
Nov 24 End Date

Turkey Day Dog Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a Thanksgiving day hike with your dog
Nov 25 End Date

Thanksgiving Recovery Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Feeling heavy from all the feasting? Come lighten up with this fall hike through the park. Feel the crisp air and hear the crunch of leaves under your feet.
Nov 25 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

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

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Nov 26 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Get into the holiday spirit and bring the entire family to this great holiday event.
Nov 26 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Nov 26 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

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

December 2016

Dec 2 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 2 End Date

Christmas In The Piney Woods

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Drive through the campground and see bright lights and decorations
Dec 3 End Date

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a handmade gift for our winter birds.
Dec 3 End Date

Holiday Arts & Crafts for Adults

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Arts and crafts aren't just for kids!
Dec 3 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 3 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 3 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 9 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 9 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 9 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 5th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 10 End Date

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Make a handmade gift for our winter birds.
Dec 10 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 10 End Date

Holiday Arts & Crafts for Adults

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Arts and crafts aren't just for kids!
Dec 10 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 10 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 10 End Date

Jolly Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a night of Christmas cheer in the great outdoors!
Dec 10 End Date

Twinkle Tour

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Please join us for Twinkle Tour 2016 at Lake Tawakoni State Park. The annual campsite decoration contest will be in full swing, with awards for our top three entrants. Later in the evening we'll have hayrides through the park and enjoy all of the festive Christmas lights. Santa will be at the amphitheater to make note of your Christmas wishes, so bring your camera! Refreshments will be served. Event fee of $5 per vehicle beginning at 5 p.m.
Dec 10 End Date

Christmas on the Brazos

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come celebrate an 1850s Christmas!
Dec 10 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 11 End Date

Holiday in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get in the holiday spirit at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Dec 16 End Date

Christmas / New Year

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

Sunset Photo Hike

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

Trail of Lights

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

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Holiday Arts & Crafts for Adults

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

Birding 101

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

Edible Plants Hike

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

Christmas by the Lake

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

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 18 End Date

47th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 46 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.
Dec 23 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 24 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Birding 101

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

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 31 End Date

Beachcombing 101-PM

Galveston Island State Park
Afternoon treasure hunt for shells, sea beans, and mermaids...

January 2017

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

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

Beachcombing 101-PM

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

First Day Fido Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Grab your best canine friend (and maybe a human or two) and come out to Pedernales Falls for our 2nd annual Fido Hike!
Jan 1 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Jan 7 End Date

Beachcombing 101-PM

Galveston Island State Park
Afternoon treasure hunt for shells, sea beans, and mermaids....
Jan 14 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

February 2017

Feb 4 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

March 2017

Mar 4 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

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