Calendar of Events

Austin Events

Events in and around the Austin area.

July 2016

Jul 1 End Date

Cave Tours

Colorado Bend State Park

December 2016

Dec 10 End Date

Hike the Canyon

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

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Dec 10 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

1 Bag 2 Make a Difference (Any Day of the Week!)

Garner State Park
KIDS! Help us keep YOUR garner State Park clean, healthy and beautiful ANY DAY OF THE WEEK... It's easy!
Dec 10 End Date

Christmas with the Civilian Conservation Corps

Bastrop State Park
Escape the hoopla of holiday shopping and join us for a morning of cookies, hot chocolate, coffee and cheer! Park entry is free!
Dec 10 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Dec 10 End Date

Lake Trail Loop Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A nice afternoon hike along our lake trail with views of Stumpy Hollow and more
Dec 10 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Dec 10 End Date

Birds at Breakfast

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us at the Bird Blind to view and identify some of our feathered friends who live in or are visiting Pedernales Falls. Breakfast will be provided for the birds but humans must bring their own food/snacks. We will have bird ID guides and binoculars on hand for visitors to use.
Dec 10 End Date

I Spy - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to explore the Lost Pines with nature play!
Dec 10 End Date

Cedar Fever Holiday Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
The holiday season brings cedar fever to Central Texas! Come to Pedernales Falls and find out truths and myths about the infamous Texas cedar tree on this fun hike to the river. Come over to the bird blind after the hike and paint an aromatic, cedar holiday ornament to take home!
Dec 10 End Date

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Blanco State Park
Buffalo Soldiers in Blanco State Park. History, outdoor skills and, tons of fun for the entire family no matter your age.
Dec 10 End Date

Fuel for Fire - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Master Naturalist for a 1.5 mile guided hike!
Dec 10 End Date

Bad Boys of the Plant Kingdom

Lockhart State Park
Discover plants that can bite, sting, irritate, and even kill you!
Dec 10 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (recommended ages 10 and up)
Dec 10 End Date

Birding 101 - 11 am

South Llano River State Park
Catch the birding bug!
Dec 10 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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.
Dec 10 End Date

Christmas for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Come join the elves in Santa’s workshop making bird feeders for our little feathered friends!
Dec 10 End Date

Old Time Games

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about and play games from the past!
Dec 10 End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Blanco State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Blanco State Park Junior Ranger?
Dec 10 End Date

Paint your own Holiday Ornament

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come to the bird blind and paint your own aromatic, cedar ornament to take home. This is also a great time to investigate any feathered friends that pay us a visit while we paint and enjoy some hot cocoa! Best of all, it's free with paid entrance to the park! Happy Holidays!
Dec 10 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Dec 10 End Date

Junior Ranger Adventure

Inks Lake State Park
A fun hike and a chance to learn stewardship from a park ranger.
Dec 10 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Get hooked on this high-tech treasure hunt!
Dec 10 End Date

Christmas at The Rock

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join staff and volunteers at Enchanted Rock for "Christmas at the Rock". Fun for the whole family!
Dec 10 End Date

Bug Picking

McKinney Falls State Park
Is your water clean or dirty? The water critters will tell us!
Dec 10 End Date

Night Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Dec 10 End Date

'Twas the Night at the Guad: Christmas in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Come out and meet the jolly one himself and enjoy a movie!
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

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Dec 11 End Date

Overlook Trail Hike - 10:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Get a great view of the park and surrounding valley!
Dec 11 End Date

Homestead Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a hike along the Homestead Trail.
Dec 11 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Dec 11 End Date

Old Time Games

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about and play games from the past!
Dec 11 End Date

Corn Husk Dolls

McKinney Falls State Park
Made an old-fashioned doll!
Dec 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Dec 13 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the Full Moon.
Dec 14 End Date

Little Naturalists: Who Goes There?

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us with your preschooler to explore the wonders of nature!
Dec 14 End Date

Homeschool - Water

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Dec 15 End Date

Homeschool - Water

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Dec 16 End Date

Government Canyon Open Thru The Holidays

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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

Homeschool - Water

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Dec 16 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Prowlin' for Owls

Guadalupe River State Park
Join Ranger Craig as he searches out the owls of the park.
Dec 16 End Date

Lantern Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Experience the night without flashlights.
Dec 17 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
CANCELLED
Dec 17 End Date

Bird Walk - 9:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Come birding with us!
Dec 17 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Volunteer Work Day

Blanco State Park
An invasive plant pulling party!
Dec 17 End Date

Bird in the Hand

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for our monthly dose of beak-to-nose looks at local songbirds!
Dec 17 End Date

1 Bag 2 Make a Difference (Any Day of the Week!)

Garner State Park
KIDS! Help us keep YOUR garner State Park clean, healthy and beautiful ANY DAY OF THE WEEK... It's easy!
Dec 17 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Dec 17 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Dec 17 End Date

What Goes Bump in the Night - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to find out what goes bump in the night here in the Lost Pines!
Dec 17 End Date

Iron Riders Bike Ride and Buffalo Soldiers Frontier Encampment

Buescher State Park
Iron Riders guided bike ride, Buffalo Soldiers frontier encampment, outdoor activities, blast from the past memories in the outdoors. Join us.
Dec 17 End Date

Twin Falls Nature Trail Trek

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for an adventure trek along the Twin Falls Nature Trail. Along the way we will look at animal habitat, amazing plant diversity, and geology. At the end, discover the overlook with its view of the falls!
Dec 17 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!
Dec 17 End Date

Speed, Stealth & Ambush; Predators of the Forest - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Master Naturalist and find out how animals survive in the wilderness!
Dec 17 End Date

Ornament Swap

Palmetto State Park
Trade your old ornaments or make a new one!
Dec 17 End Date

TROUT FRENZY! Family Fishing Day

Garner State Park
The Frio River will be stocked with rainbow trout awaiting your bait. Let’s go fishing!
Dec 17 End Date

Winter Solstice Celebration

McKinney Falls State Park
Celebrate the start of winter!
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

Survival Workshop @ Amphitheater: Fire starting

Inks Lake State Park
Learn some fun and basic outdoor skills that might save a life one day!
Dec 17 End Date

Pedernales Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Explore the trail system around the Pedernales River and take in hilltop views, rushing water, and fresh air. Come out to the park and enjoy a hike after lunch!
Dec 17 End Date

River Trail Nature Hike - 1:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Hike the trails in the beautiful pecan forest!
Dec 17 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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.
Dec 17 End Date

Old Time Games

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about and play games from the past!
Dec 17 End Date

Paint your own Holiday Ornament

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come to the bird blind and paint your own aromatic, cedar ornament to take home. This is also a great time to investigate any feathered friends that pay us a visit while we paint and enjoy some hot cocoa! Best of all, it's free with paid entrance to the park! Happy Holidays!
Dec 17 End Date

Stories in Stone

Blanco State Park
Take a trip back in time to learn about the park's history.
Dec 17 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Dec 17 End Date

Night Sky Party

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

Breakfast with a Park Host

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wanted to learn more about park hosting? Join a park host for breakfast and a Q&A!
Dec 18 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Dec 18 End Date

Old-Fashioned Holiday Taffy Pull

Palmetto State Park
Homemade candy and holiday fun!
Dec 18 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Dec 18 End Date

Art in the Park - Holiday Nature Crafts & Ornaments

McKinney Falls State Park
Make nature-themed holiday crafts and ornaments!
Dec 18 End Date

Map & Compass Basics

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Find your way when out in the WILD!
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 19 End Date

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for a guided bird walk on the beautiful trails at HCSNA.
Dec 21 End Date

Holiday Time Bird in the Hand

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a look at our feathered friends -- and who knows, perhaps "he" will show up, too!
Dec 22 End Date

Rainbow Trout Stocking

Blanco State Park
Get your rod and reel ready!
Dec 22 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt/Agents of Discovery

Guadalupe River State Park
Dec 23 End Date

All Day Archery!

Guadalupe River State Park
Stop by the Rust House and learn the skills of archery.
Dec 23 End Date

Ascension Shelter Tour

Devils River State Natural Area
Hike down into the Ascension Shelter to view rock art.
Dec 23 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Twilight Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A casual hike around the Valley Spring Creek trail as the sun sets.
Dec 23 End Date

Lantern Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Experience the night without flashlights.
Dec 24 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

1 Bag 2 Make a Difference (Any Day of the Week!)

Garner State Park
KIDS! Help us keep YOUR garner State Park clean, healthy and beautiful ANY DAY OF THE WEEK... It's easy!
Dec 24 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Dec 24 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Dec 24 End Date

Ascension Shelter Tour

Devils River State Natural Area
Hike down into the Ascension Shelter to view rock art.
Dec 24 End Date

Devil's Backbone Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Enjoy a guided hike along a gorgeous new trail.
Dec 24 End Date

Holiday Gift Geocaching

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt with a holiday theme!
Dec 24 End Date

Art in the Park - Holiday Nature Crafts & Ornaments

McKinney Falls State Park
Make nature-themed holiday crafts and ornaments!
Dec 24 End Date

Campfire Popcorn Garlands

McKinney Falls State Park
Make a classic holiday popcorn garland!
Dec 28 End Date

Birding for Kiddos

Guadalupe River State Park
Dec 28 End Date

Geocaching 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Dec 29 End Date

Bird Walk and Talk

Guadalupe River State Park
Dec 30 End Date

Stumpy Hollow Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A guided hike down to a part of the lake called Stumpy Hollow.
Dec 30 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

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

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore McKinney Falls at night!
Dec 31 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Dec 31 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Dec 31 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Dec 31 End Date

Devil's Waterhole to Devil's Backbone Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A 3 mile adventure to our bird blind along some fantastic trails
Dec 31 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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.
Dec 31 End Date

Geocaching 101 - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Get hooked on this high-tech treasure hunt!
Dec 31 End Date

New Year's Eve with the Owls

Guadalupe River State Park

January 2017

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes

South Llano River State Park
Start 2017 off right -- outdoors!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Midnight Hike to Honey Creek

Guadalupe River State Park
Jan 1 End Date

First Day GRSP Big Year Bird Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Get started on your own GRSP Big Year of Birding!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger or Naturalist for a hike to the Summit of Enchanted Rock to ring in the New Year!
Jan 1 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Devils River State Natural Area
Come and enjoy our first of the year hike at the Jose Maria Trail where you can see the beautiful natural landscape.
Jan 1 End Date

Visiting the Past, Hiking for the Future!

Buescher State Park
Jump into a time machine and discover who built this beautiful park!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike to Pecan Flats

Inks Lake State Park
Celebrate the New Year right by getting out on the trails!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes & Bike Ride

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Be a part of a national movement to get people into state parks!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Palmetto State Park
Start 2017 off on the right foot with a First Day Hike at Palmetto State Park.
Jan 1 End Date

Why are the Lost Pines Lost?

Bastrop State Park
Have you ever heard this area called, "The Lost Pines?" Find out what it means on a three-mile athletic hike!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike -Homestead Trail

McKinney Falls State Park
It's a new year - get outside!
Jan 1 End Date

Cowgirl Round-up and Showdeo

Hill Country State Natural Area
Horses and their women are in the spotlight every New Years Day at HCSNA. "Cowgirls" of all ages will be mounted in the arena for the traditional panoramic photo and equestrian activities.
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

First Day Hikes

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Ring in the New Year in a whole new way, and start the year off on the right foot… Literally! Come celebrate the start of a healthy New Year at Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites.
Jan 1 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern First Day Cave Hike

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Escape the cold and start the New Year off on the right foot with our First Day Cave Hike through Kickapoo Cavern. Learn about the history and formations of the cavern while getting a workout in the warmth of the cave. Don't forget your flashlight.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Fido Hike and Adoption Day

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! In addition to a fun 1.5 mile hike and canine education activities, we will be partnering with PAWS Shelter of Central Texas who will bring lots of available furry friends to take for a walk or maybe even add to your family!
Jan 1 End Date

Visiting the Past, Hiking for the Future!

Bastrop State Park
Jump into a time machine and discover who built this beautiful park!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Blanco State Park
Welcome in the New Year at the park!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day (Night) Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
It's a new year - get outside!
Jan 6 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jan 7 End Date

Hike the Protected Habitat Area

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jan 7 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jan 7 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jan 7 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 7 End Date

Twin Falls Nature Trail Trek

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join us for an adventure trek along the Twin Falls Nature Trail. Along the way we will look at animal habitat, amazing plant diversity, and geology. At the end, discover the overlook with its view of the falls!
Jan 7 End Date

Out of the Ashes - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us to explore how the Lost Pines are bouncing back from the ashes of the Bastrop County Complex Fire of 2011!
Jan 7 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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.
Jan 7 End Date

Leave No Trace - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Learn how to camp like a ninja using Leave No Trace principles!
Jan 8 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 9 End Date

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for a guided bird walk on the beautiful trails at HCSNA.
Jan 13 End Date

Rainbow Trout Stocking

Blanco State Park
Get your rod and reel ready!
Jan 13 End Date

Reforestation Friday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 1/13/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Friday, January 13 at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40 p.m. to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Jan 13 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jan 14 End Date

2017 Trail Work Days (Volunteer Opportunity!)

Garner State Park
In exchange for FREE CAMPING, please join us at this annual event to clean and improve our amazing trails.
Jan 14 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Jan 14 End Date

Hike the Canyon

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jan 14 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jan 14 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 14 End Date

Out of the Ashes - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us to explore how the Lost Pines are bouncing back from the ashes of the Bastrop County Complex Fire of 2011!
Jan 14 End Date

TROUT FRENZY! Family Fishing Day

Garner State Park
The Frio River will be stocked with rainbow trout awaiting your bait. Let’s go fishing!
Jan 14 End Date

Sapling Saturday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 1/14/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Saturday, January 14th at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40pm to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Jan 14 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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.
Jan 14 End Date

Leave No Trace - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Learn how to camp like a ninja using Leave No Trace principles!
Jan 15 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 15 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jan 20 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jan 21 End Date

Explore the Canyon

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jan 21 End Date

Project WILD/Advanced WILD Workshop

Austin, TX - Reicher Ranch
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jan 21 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jan 21 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 21 End Date

Out of the Ashes - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us to explore how the Lost Pines are bouncing back from the ashes of the Bastrop County Complex Fire of 2011!
Jan 21 End Date

Sapling Saturday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 1/21/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Saturday, January 21st at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40pm to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Jan 21 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt. Great group activity for families and scout troops! (Ages 10 and up)
Jan 21 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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.
Jan 21 End Date

Leave No Trace - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Learn how to camp like a ninja using Leave No Trace principles!
Jan 21 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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

Night Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jan 22 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 22 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jan 27 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Jan 28 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jan 28 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Jan 28 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 28 End Date

Out of the Ashes - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us to explore how the Lost Pines are bouncing back from the ashes of the Bastrop County Complex Fire of 2011!
Jan 28 End Date

Sapling Saturday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 1/28/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Saturday, January 28th at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40pm to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Jan 28 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt. Great group activity for families and scout troops! (Ages 10 and up)
Jan 28 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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.
Jan 28 End Date

Leave No Trace - Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Learn how to camp like a ninja using Leave No Trace principles!
Jan 28 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

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

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Stargazing at Lost Maples with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Learn about Dark Sky and how to save the starry nights from light pollution.
Jan 29 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Jan 29 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jan 29 End Date

Geocache 101

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join the hunt!

February 2017

Feb 3 End Date

Rainbow Trout Stocking

Blanco State Park
Get your rod and reel ready!
Feb 4 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Feb 4 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 4 End Date

Sapling Saturday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 2/4/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Saturday, February 4th at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40pm to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Feb 4 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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.
Feb 5 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 11 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Feb 11 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Feb 11 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Feb 11 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 11 End Date

TROUT FRENZY! Family Fishing Day

Garner State Park
The Frio River will be stocked with rainbow trout awaiting your bait. Let’s go fishing!
Feb 11 End Date

Sapling Saturday! (Tree Planting at Bastrop State Park - 2/11/2017)

Bastrop State Park
Join us on Saturday, February 11th at the Bastrop State Park Playground parking lot starting at 12:40pm to sink some saplings into the soil! Click on the "More Information About this Event" link below to register. (Let's plant some trees y'all!)
Feb 11 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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.
Feb 12 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 12 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
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!)
Feb 13 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
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!)
Feb 18 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every third Saturday of the month for a new adventure!
Feb 18 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Feb 18 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 18 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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.
Feb 20 End Date

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for a guided bird walk on the beautiful trails at HCSNA.
Feb 24 End Date

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Government Canyon State Natural Area | (Open)

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Master Outdoor Leadership training will give you hands-on experiences and scenarios to build outdoor leadership skills. We will provide specific information that will allow you to use the Texas Outdoor Family program gear, equipment, locations and expertise to make a positive impact in your community and our State Parks.
Feb 25 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Feb 25 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.
Feb 25 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour -1PM

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.
Feb 25 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Stargazing at Lost Maples with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Learn about Dark Sky and how to save the starry nights from light pollution.
Feb 26 End Date

Summit Trail Hikes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or volunteer master naturalist for a trip to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Learn the natural and cultural history of the park, the flora and fauna, and some of the legends that give the granite dome its name.

March 2017

Mar 4 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Mar 11 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Mar 11 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Mar 12 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
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!)
Mar 13 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
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!)
Mar 18 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Mar 18 End Date

Buescher State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX Area (OPEN)

Buescher 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 25 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Mar 25 End Date

Palmetto State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX Area (OPEN)

Palmetto 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 25 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Stargazing at Lost Maples with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Learn about Dark Sky and how to save the starry nights from light pollution.
Mar 31 End Date

Guadalupe River State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX Area (OPEN)

Guadalupe River 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.

April 2017

Apr 1 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Apr 8 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Apr 9 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
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!)
Apr 10 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
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!)
Apr 15 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Apr 28 End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX Area (OPEN)

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.
Apr 29 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Stargazing at Lost Maples with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA). Learn about Dark Sky and how to save the starry nights from light pollution.

May 2017

May 5 End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX 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.
May 6 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
May 12 End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX 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.
May 13 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
May 14 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
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!)
May 15 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
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!)
May 20 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

June 2017

Jun 2 End Date

Pedernales Falls State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX 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 are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 3 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Honey Creek Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join our trained guides for this weekly hike to the beautiful Honey Creek.
Jun 16 End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX Area (OPEN)

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

July 2017

Jul 1 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

Honey Creek Hike

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

August 2017

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 13 End Date

Walk With Nature/ Talk With the Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
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!)

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