Calendar of Events

Austin Events

Events in and around the Austin area.

July 2017

Jul 20 End Date

Archery Clinic

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

Yucca with a Twist: Rope-making Fun

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us to make your own yucca rope
Jul 21 End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

Austin, TX - LCRA Redbud Center; The Wilkerson Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children or youth
Jul 21 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Jul 21 End Date

Arts in the Park: Watercolor Painting

McKinney Falls State Park
De-stress from your week!
Jul 21 End Date

Creatures of the Night! (Creature Feature: Chimney Swift Bird Viewing)

Bastrop State Park
Join Ranger Kristen at the Scenic Overlook to see if we can spot any Chimney Swifts!
Jul 21 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Jul 22 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Jul 22 End Date

Bird Blind Beauties

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come down to the bird blind and see some of the beautiful spring migrants and year-round feathered residents of Pedernales Falls. One of our volunteer bird blind attendants can help you with bird IDs and/or loaner binoculars.
Jul 22 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn to kayak on the beautiful Blanco River.
Jul 22 End Date

Poké Safari!

Bastrop State Park
Pokémon aren't the only creatures that "evolve" as they grow! Let's go on a safari to see what we can find!
Jul 22 End Date

Camping Games for the Entire Family

Guadalupe River State Park
Expand your camping fun by learning activities to enjoy with your children.
Jul 22 End Date

History of Pedernales Falls Hike

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

Arts in the Park: Watercolor Painting

McKinney Falls State Park
Get inspired by nature.
Jul 22 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Jul 22 End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn to kayak on the beautiful Blanco River.
Jul 22 End Date

Colors of the Wind Watercolor

Lockhart State Park
Paint with all the colors of the wind at Lockhart State Park!
Jul 22 End Date

Survival Skills Saturday

Buescher State Park
Going on a big trip? Nervous about it? Don't know where to start? Ask a Ranger!
Jul 22 End Date

River Bugs! - 3 pm

South Llano River State Park
Join us as we discover what kind of insects live in the river!
Jul 22 End Date

Celebrate the Sun!

Inks Lake State Park
Safely see the sun with us and make an Eclipse Viewer for August 21st!
Jul 22 End Date

Evening Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for some bow-and-arrow fun before the sun goes down
Jul 22 End Date

Night Sky Party

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

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Jul 23 End Date

Japanese Fish Printing - 9 am

South Llano River State Park
Learn Gyotaku, the art of fish printing!
Jul 23 End Date

Amazing Atlatl

McKinney Falls State Park
Try out ancient spear throwing.
Jul 26 End Date

Morning Story Time and Art Adventure

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a reading of "If You Hold a Seed"
Jul 27 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday night through July 30: Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 28 End Date

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come birding with us!
Jul 28 End Date

See the Sun!

Inks Lake State Park
Safely view the sun and learn about the upcoming eclipse!
Jul 28 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Jul 28 End Date

Mountain Pies & Banana Boats at the Campfire

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us to make and enjoy some campfire goodies
Jul 28 End Date

Sunset Kayaking

Inks Lake State Park
A quick jaunt to Devil's Waterhole and back to watch the sun set onboard a kayak
Jul 28 End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Take a closer look at our moon!
Jul 29 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Jul 29 End Date

Junior Geocache Workshop

Government Canyon State Natural Area
THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.
Jul 29 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Bugs-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Jul 29 End Date

Pokemon Hike

Lockhart State Park
Pokemon are not the only creatures that “evolve” as they grow!
Jul 29 End Date

Bird Beaks and More!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come visit the bird blind and we will examine one of a bird's most important tools-HIS BEAK! We will finish off this activity by building your own bird with it's own adaptations to take home if you would like. As a bonus, we might even get visits from feathered friends at the blind while we do our activities!
Jul 29 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Jul 29 End Date

Watercolor on the Blanco

Blanco State Park
Get inspired by the beauty of nature!
Jul 29 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what animal skulls can tell us!
Jul 29 End Date

Saturday Night Snakes

McKinney Falls State Park
Discover the wild world of reptiles!
Jul 29 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us and the San Antonio Astronomical Association for an evening of stargazing fun
Jul 29 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Jul 30 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Jul 30 End Date

Junior Ranger Adventure

Inks Lake State Park
A fun hike and a chance to learn stewardship from a park ranger.
Jul 30 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger - 10:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Come fishing with us!
Jul 30 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)

August 2017

Aug 1 End Date

Public Meeting: Bastrop State Park

Bastrop, TX - Bastrop State Park Refectory
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will hold a public meeting to discuss future development of the golf course area at the park.
Aug 4 End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn to kayak on the beautiful Blanco River.
Aug 4 End Date

See the Sun!

Inks Lake State Park
Safely view the sun and learn about the upcoming eclipse!
Aug 4 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Aug 4 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Aug 5 End Date

Capt'n Karl's Trail Race

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

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Aug 5 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

History of Pedernales Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a one mile hike down to the falls. We will discuss the history of Pedernales Falls and how it has shaped the wildlife, plants, and geology of the park as we see it today. This hike ends with a fascinating discovery in the rocks! (30-45 minutes)
Aug 5 End Date

River Seining - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
See what lives in the river!
Aug 5 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 5 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

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

Can't Touch This!

Inks Lake State Park
Da nah nah nah nah! I know you sang it! And I know you don't want to touch POISON IVY!
Aug 5 End Date

Celebrate the Sun!

Inks Lake State Park
Safely see the sun with us and make an Eclipse Viewer for August 21st!
Aug 5 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Aug 6 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Aug 10 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Austin, TX - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Training and certification to conduct Project WILD professional development workshops for educators. Prerequisite required.
Aug 11 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Aug 12 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday of the month for a guided hike!
Aug 12 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Aug 12 End Date

A Bit About Birds

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Aug 12 End Date

Art in the Park - Paint The Park Day

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls is heating up for the summer! Come out and join us in the Butterfly Garden to take advantage of the beautiful garden scenery in the cool of the morning. Flowers, birds, butterflies, and more will provide your inspiration to create a masterpiece. Paint and paper will be provided but feel free to bring your own set! Take your creation home or add it to our garden exhibit!
Aug 12 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 12 End Date

2nd Annual Enchanted Rock Star Festival

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Come see the Perseid Meteor Shower in an International Dark Sky Association Dark Sky park, and learn from and enjoy our unique presentations.
Aug 12 End Date

Bat Hike - 6:45 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike to view the emerging bats at Gorman Cave.
Aug 12 End Date

Citizen Science- Frog Watch

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

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Aug 12 End Date

Star Stories - Perseid Meteor Shower

Lockhart State Park
Discover the constellations that decorate our summer sky, and listen to their stories while you watch for meteors!
Aug 13 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Aug 18 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Aug 19 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the third Saturday of each month for a new adventure!
Aug 19 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Aug 19 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Lockhart State Park
Will you survive? PLEASE NOTE: The scheduled date for this event has changed to 7/19/17.
Aug 19 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

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

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 19 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Aug 19 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Aug 20 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Aug 25 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Aug 25 End Date

Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the park after dark!
Aug 26 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Aug 26 End Date

Bird Beaks and More!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come visit the bird blind and we will examine one of a bird's most important tools-HIS BEAK! We will finish off this activity by building your own bird with it's own adaptations to take home if you would like. As a bonus, we might even get visits from feathered friends at the blind while we do our activities!
Aug 26 End Date

Underwater Discovery

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

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Aug 27 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. As John Muir said “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Join us on our guided nature walk, exploring the diversity of the Hill Country. (Events may be cancelled with rain or wet trails. Call first!)
Aug 27 End Date

LBJ’s 109th Birthday Celebration

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Come join us as we commemorate Lyndon B. Johnson's 109th birthday.

September 2017

Sep 2 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 2 End Date

Can't Touch This!

Inks Lake State Park
Da nah nah nah nah! I know you sang it! And I know you don't want to touch POISON IVY!
Sep 3 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 9 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday of the month for a guided hike!
Sep 9 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 9 End Date

Art in the Park - Paint The Park Day

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls is heating up for the summer! Come out and join us in the Butterfly Garden to take advantage of the beautiful garden scenery in the cool of the morning. Flowers, birds, butterflies, and more will provide your inspiration to create a masterpiece. Paint and paper will be provided but feel free to bring your own set! Take your creation home or add it to our garden exhibit!
Sep 9 End Date

Can't Touch This!

Inks Lake State Park
Da nah nah nah nah! I know you sang it! And I know you don't want to touch POISON IVY!
Sep 10 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 16 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the third Saturday of each month for a new adventure!
Sep 16 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 16 End Date

Texas Heroes Day

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Honor the fallen Texas heroes of the Dawson Massacre and Mier Expeditions of 1842 & 1843.
Sep 16 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Sep 16 End Date

LBJ State Park Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 17 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 17 End Date

LBJ State Park Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State Park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 23 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 23 End Date

Bird Beaks and More!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come visit the bird blind and we will examine one of a bird's most important tools-HIS BEAK! We will finish off this activity by building your own bird with it's own adaptations to take home if you would like. As a bonus, we might even get visits from feathered friends at the blind while we do our activities!
Sep 23 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Sep 24 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 30 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.

October 2017

Oct 1 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 7 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 8 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 14 End Date

Heritage Day

Colorado Bend State Park
Colorado Bend is celebrating 30 years !
Oct 14 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Oct 14 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 15 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 21 End Date

Dairy Daze

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to explore the many uses of milk on a 1915 German family farm.
Oct 21 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 21 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Oct 21 End Date

Citizen Science- Frog Watch

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Oct 21 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Oct 22 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 28 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 29 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.

November 2017

Nov 11 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Nov 18 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Nov 18 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Nov 25 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating and German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Your entire family and friends will have fun decorating cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the early 1900’s.

December 2017

Dec 2 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 8 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted park and enjoy a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 9 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Dec 9 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 15 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 16 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Dec 16 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a beautiful walk through the lighted park to the historic Kreische House decorated for a traditional German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 16 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Dec 17 End Date

48th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 48 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.

January 2018

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.
Jan 13 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.

March 2018

Mar 3 End Date

Tinajas Ultra

Colorado Bend State Park
24 hour Race
Mar 24 End Date

Trails Day

Colorado Bend State Park
Hikes, bike rides, caving, music, and more

April 2018

Apr 1 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Colorado Bend State Park

January 2019

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2020

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2021

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2022

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2023

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.