Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

December 2014

December 19 End Date
Daingerfield State Park Christmas in the Park
Daingerfield State Park
Drive through the park and see all the beautiful Christmas lights and decorated campsites!
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
Project WILD
Southlake
RESCHEDULED - Jan 31 - Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
December 20 End Date
Volunteer Work Day-Cleburne State Park Trail System
Cleburne State Park
Please call the park Saturday morning to find out if the event has been cancelled or not due to weather. 817-645-4215
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
Dutch Oven Cooking and History
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Cast iron cooking
December 20 End Date
Trees and Plants of Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the two-third mile Caddo Forest Trail.
December 20 End Date
Geocaching 101
Dinosaur Valley State Park
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
Amazing Alligators
Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
December 20 End Date
Coyote Run Nature Trail Hike
Cleburne State Park
December 20 End Date
Geocache Treasure Hunt
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
December 20 End Date
Life as a Three-C's Boy
Caddo Lake State Park
Learn how young men trying to survive during the Great Depression built over 800 state parks, including Caddo Lake State Park!
December 20 End Date
Dreaming of a Wild Christmas
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun-filled holiday themed evening.
December 20 End Date
Christmas Balloon Glow
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
December 20 End Date
Campfire Caroling
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Sing holiday tunes under the stars around a campfire!
December 20 End Date
Holiday Lights Drive-through
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Following our holiday activities, there will be a drive-through the park to see all the wonderfully decorated sites!
December 20 End Date
Holiday at the Lake
Lake Brownwood State Park
Campsite Decorating Contest, campfire talk, sugar cookies and Santa.
December 20 End Date
Stargazing
Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
December 21 End Date
Coffee with a Park Ranger
Dinosaur Valley State Park
December 27 End Date
Flying Feathered Friends
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all bird watchers!
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
Vanishing Prairie Guided Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger on a guided hike!
December 27 End Date
The Best of Texas Winters
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Enjoy an easy one-mile hike exploring the North Texas landscape during the winter!
December 27 End Date
Dutch Oven Dessert
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come sample a Dutch Oven dessert!
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.
December 27 End Date
Coyote Run Nature Trail Hike
Cleburne State Park
December 27 End Date
Night Sky Activities
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
December 27 End Date
The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
December 28 End Date
North Texas Drought Day
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
December 28 End Date
Coffee with a Park Ranger
Dinosaur Valley State Park
December 29 End Date
Lake Arrowhead Blood Drive
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Help save a life!
December 31 End Date
Midnight Hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Ring in the New Year with a night 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
FIRST DAY HIKE, BIKE, RUN & GEOCACHE
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
January 1 End Date
First Day Hikes 2015
Dinosaur Valley State Park
January 1 End Date
Day One Trail Run
Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a great kickoff to the New Year with a competitive 5K or 20K race.
January 1 End Date
First Day "New Year's Resolution" Hike
Tyler State Park
Start your New Year's Resolution off right!
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
Purtis Creek State Park
Start your year off getting outdoors with our annual first day hike.
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
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us on the first day of the year for a guided hike!
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 at Mother Neff State Park
Mother Neff State Park
Help us make it three in a row!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Caprock Canyons State Park
Start your new year off right!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike & Trail Cleanup
Lake Tawakoni State Park
Happy New Year! Join us and start the New Year with a refreshing hiking experience.
January 1 End Date
First Day Paddle
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all kayak enthusiasts!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start your New Year off right with a guided hike at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park! This will be a great start to a healthy New Year!
January 1 End Date
A Walk in the Park - First Day Hike
Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Come out and join us in celebrating the New Year with a hike on our Cedar Creek and North and South Loop Trails.
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
Navigation Revelation and the Magnetic Race
Tyler State Park
Learn to navigate by map and compass then try out Orienteering!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Celebrate the New Year by attending a guided hike on our Randy Bell Scenic Trail!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Cleburne State Park
Jump start the New Year with a breath of fresh air!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Trails and Tails
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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
Daingerfield State Park First Day Hike
Daingerfield State Park
Get a jump-start on your New Year's resolution and get in touch with nature!
January 1 End Date
4th Annual Stuffed Turkey Hike
Bonham State Park
First Day Hike!
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike - Trees and Plants of Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate New Year's Day with us by enjoying a ranger-led hike on the two-third mile Caddo Forest Trail.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Purtis Creek State Park
Start your year off getting outdoors with our annual first day hike.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike- Duck Pond Trail Nature Walk
Cedar Hill State Park
Take leisurely walk and learn about the plants and animals at Cedar Hill State Park.
January 2 End Date
Caddo Lake: Past, Present, and Future
Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake has a relatively short but exciting history!
January 3 End Date
Critter Talk
Cedar Hill State Park
Mammals of North Texas
January 3 End Date
The Fast & the Furriest
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Have you ever seen a fox fur? What about a raccoon skull or a deer pelt?
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
Art in the Park
Cedar Hill State Park
Wild about art!
January 3 End Date
Wildlife Detectives
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come put your wildlife detective skills to the test!
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 3 End Date
Duck Pond Trail Nature Walk
Cedar Hill State Park
Take a leisurely walk and learn about the plants and animals at Cedar Hill State Park.
January 3 End Date
Coyote Run Nature Trail Hike
Cleburne State Park
January 10 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
January 10 End Date
Randy Bell Scenic Hike
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Take a tour through three different ecoregions on our all paved 2.2 mile Randy Bell Trail!
January 10 End Date
Photography Contest Judging
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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
Talala Trail Hike
Cedar Hill State Park
Take a leisurely hike and learn about the plants and animals at Cedar Hill State Park.
January 10 End Date
Limestone Ledge Trail Hike
Dinosaur Valley State Park
January 10 End Date
Penn Farm Tour with Lucinda
Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about life on a pioneer farm.
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 10 End Date
Coyote Run Nature Trail Hike
Cleburne State Park
January 10 End Date
Butter Churning with Lucinda
Cedar Hill State Park
Lucinda churns butter the old fashioned way!
January 11 End Date
Hike With a Ranger
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
January 17 End Date
Flying Feathered Friends
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
All levels of bird watchers are welcome!
January 17 End Date
Volunteer Work Day-Cleburne State Park Trail System
Cleburne State Park
Please call the park Saturday morning to find out if the event has been cancelled or not due to weather. 817-645-4215
January 17 End Date
Vanishing Prairie Guided Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for a fun, guided hike!
January 17 End Date
Critter Talk
Cedar Hill State Park
Reptiles of North Texas
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
Art in the Park
Cedar Hill State Park
Wild about art!
January 17 End Date
Geocaching 101
Cedar Hill State Park
The fastest growing outdoor activity in the world!
January 17 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for some family fishing fun!
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 17 End Date
Coyote Run Nature Trail Hike
Cleburne State Park
January 17 End Date
Dinomite Campfire Ghost Story Fun
Dinosaur Valley State Park
January 23 End Date
Night Hike
Cedar Hill State Park
Explore Cedar Hill State Park at night!
January 23 End Date
Stars Over our Parks!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch the lights of the big city, and come see the natural lights in the sky!
January 24 End Date
Dutch Oven Breakfast
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come sample a Dutch Oven Breakfast!
January 24 End Date
Night Skies, during the day!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come unlock a mystery or two about the night sky!
January 24 End Date
D.O.R.B.A. Trail Hike
Cedar Hill State Park
January 24 End Date
Talala Trail Hike
Cedar Hill State Park
Take a leisurely walk and learn about the plants and animals at Cedar Hill State Park.
January 24 End Date
Ray Roberts Reads
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Meet with other avid readers surrounded by nature in this book club!
January 24 End Date
Coyote Run Nature Trail Hike
Cleburne State Park
January 24 End Date
Penn Farm Tour with Lucinda
Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about life on a pioneer farm.
January 24 End Date
Butter Churning with Lucinda
Cedar Hill State Park
Lucinda churns butter the old fashioned way!
January 25 End Date
North Texas Drought Day
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
January 30 End Date
Night Hike
Cedar Hill State Park
Explore Cedar Hill State Park at night!
January 30 End Date
Owl Prowl
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join volunteer Doris Mager on a nighttime hike to listen for our nocturnal neighbors: owls!
January 31 End Date
Project WILD
Southlake
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
January 31 End Date
Bird Walk on the Trailway
Lake Mineral Wells Trailway
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
January 31 End Date
Birds of Prey Talk
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Get up close and personal with some birds of prey and learn why they are so important to the ecosystem!
January 31 End Date
Critters of North Texas
Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about some of the critters found here in North Texas.
January 31 End Date
Hike the Hill
Cedar Hill State Park
Take a moderate hike and learn about the plants and animals at Cedar Hill State Park.
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.
January 31 End Date
Coyote Run Nature Trail Hike
Cleburne State Park
January 31 End Date
Night Hike
Cedar Hill State Park
Explore Cedar Hill State Park at night!

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 7 End Date
Coyote Run Nature Trail Hike
Cleburne State Park
February 12 End Date
Project WILD Facilitator Training
Fort Worth
Join the corps of volunteer Facilitators who lead the suite of Project WILD workshops - Prerequisite required
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 14 End Date
Coyote Run Nature Trail Hike
Cleburne State Park
February 21 End Date
Aquatic WILD
Dallas
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
February 21 End Date
Volunteer Work Day-Cleburne State Park Trail System
Cleburne State Park
Please call the park Saturday morning to find out if the event has been cancelled or not due to weather. 817-645-4215
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 21 End Date
Coyote Run Nature Trail Hike
Cleburne State Park
February 22 End Date
North Texas Drought Day
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
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
February 28 End Date
Coyote Run Nature Trail Hike
Cleburne State Park

March 2015

March 21 End Date
Project WILD
Dallas
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
March 21 End Date
Volunteer Work Day-Cleburne State Park Trail System
Cleburne State Park
Please call the park Saturday morning to find out if the event has been cancelled or not due to weather. 817-645-4215

April 2015

April 18 End Date
Volunteer Work Day-Cleburne State Park Trail System
Cleburne State Park
Please call the park Saturday morning to find out if the event has been cancelled or not due to weather. 817-645-4215

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
Lake Arrowhead Frontier Life Program
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Buffalo Soldiers, Native Americans and more will be at Lake Arrowhead sharing stories and games of the past.
May 16 End Date
Volunteer Work Day-Cleburne State Park Trail System
Cleburne State Park
Please call the park Saturday morning to find out if the event has been cancelled or not due to weather. 817-645-4215

June 2015

June 6 End Date
Project WILD
Dallas
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
June 20 End Date
Volunteer Work Day-Cleburne State Park Trail System
Cleburne State Park
Please call the park Saturday morning to find out if the event has been cancelled or not due to weather. 817-645-4215

January 2016

January 1 End Date
First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.

January 2017

January 1 End Date
First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.

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