Abilene Events

December 2014

December 20 End Date
Family Fishing Day
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Bring the whole family to the quarry pond which will be stocked with trout.
December 20 End Date
Cross Timbers Bird Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
December 20 End Date
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
December 20 End Date
Holiday at the Lake
Lake Brownwood State Park
Campsite Decorating Contest, campfire talk, sugar cookies and Santa.
December 27 End Date
Bird Walk on the Trailway
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join our guided birding walk on the State Trailway. How many species can we find?
December 27 End Date
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.

January 2015

January 1 End Date
First Day Hikes
Abilene State Park
Start your year off right with a guided hike.
January 1 End Date
Take a Walk
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Start the new year right, with a walk at Fort Richardson State Park. Come and enjoy a leisurely walk from historic area to trail to historic area ending in the interpretive parking lot.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hikes!
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Choose one of three hikes at Lake Mineral Wells State Park!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
San Angelo State Park
Start the year off right by enjoying a three-mile hike, because Life is Better Outside!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike- Hike for your Health
Lake Colorado City State Park
Hike for your Health on the first day of 2015.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Start the year right with a walk at Fort Richardson State Park. We will walk through the woods to the historic site. We will tour the rarely-opened railroad depot and commissary buildings. Hikes begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hikes
Lake Brownwood State Park
New Year's Day hikes including easy and moderate hikes and a history hike
January 1 End Date
Take a Walk
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Start the new year right, with a walk at Fort Richardson State Park. Come and enjoy a leisurely walk from historic area to trail to historic area ending in the interpretive parking lot.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Copper Breaks State Park
Join us for a park volunteer-led hike set for 2 p.m. on Jan. 1!
January 3 End Date
Cross Timbers Bird Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
January 3 End Date
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
January 10 End Date
Bird Walk on the Trailway
Lake Mineral Wells Trailway
Join our guided birding walk on the State Trailway. How many species can we find?
January 10 End Date
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
January 17 End Date
Bird Walk on the Trailway
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join our guided birding walk on the State Trailway. How many species can we find?
January 17 End Date
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
January 31 End Date
Bird Walk on the Trailway
Lake Mineral Wells Trailway
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
January 31 End Date
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
January 31 End Date
Kid’s Wilderness Survival
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.

February 2015

February 7 End Date
Cross Timbers Bird Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
February 7 End Date
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
February 14 End Date
Bird Walk on the Trailway
Lake Mineral Wells Trailway
Join our guided birding walk on the State Trailway. How many species can we find?
February 14 End Date
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
February 21 End Date
Cross Timbers Bird Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
February 21 End Date
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
February 28 End Date
Kid’s Wilderness Survival
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids

April 2015

April 4 End Date
Hippity Hop the Park Easter Egg Hunt
Copper Breaks State Park
Easter egg hunt for children through age 9.
April 18 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
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

May 2015

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 16 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park, followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four Texas International Dark Sky Parks.
May 23 End Date
Youth Angler Day
Copper Breaks State Park
For children through age 13. Short program on safety and fish identification, followed by a youth fishing tournament.

June 2015

June 6 End Date
National Trails Day hikes
Copper Breaks State Park
Park rangers will lead guided trail hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. guides will point out wildlife, plant life, geological features, discuss area folklore and tell tales.
June 13 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky Parks in Texas.
June 20 End Date
Larry Criss Memorial Fishing Tournament
Copper Breaks State Park
Third annual fishing tournament.

July 2015

July 4 End Date
Cowboy Songs and Native American Tales
Copper Breaks State Park
Singer and horse whisperer Larry Hannon will join park ranger David Turner to sing traditional cowboy songs and tell traditional Native American stories.
July 18 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park
July 25 End Date
Cowboy Songs
Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer and whisperer Larry Hannon will sing traditional and original cowboy songs.

August 2015

August 15 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
in its 19th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park

September 2015

September 7 End Date
Horse Whispering
Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer Larry Hannon will present "horse sense," an ancient Chinese technique of understanding and training horses and other mammals. After explaining the method, Hannon will lead a unique presentation of "Meet the Longhorns" by applying the technique to the steers at Copper Breaks.
September 26 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
In its 19th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks State Park is an International Dark Sky Park. The 'super moon' will be the focus of this month's program

October 2015

October 3 End Date
Mythunderstanding
Copper Breaks State Park
Ranger Carl Hopper presents and explains myths and misunderstandings about wildlife
October 17 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
In its 19th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky parks in Texas.

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