Calendar of Events

Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

May 2016

May 6 End Date

Sunset Hike

Eisenhower State Park
"It's almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream."
May 6 End Date

Wonders of the Night

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a hike to find what goes bump in the night!
May 6 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus

Caddo Lake State Park
SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR ALL DATES. What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
May 7 End Date

Chisholm Park Family Fishing Classic

Hurst, TX - Chisholm Park
Join us for this free fishing event at Chisholm Park Lake, a stocked Neighborhood Fishin’ lake. Prizes will be awarded to kids who catch one of the 50 fish that have been “tagged” by biologists from Texas Parks and Wildlife.
May 7 End Date

Hike With A Ranger

San Angelo State Park
Come out and enjoy a hike with a ranger.
May 7 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided hike along the Upper Canyon Trail.
May 7 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 7 End Date

Hike the Prairie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 7 End Date

Guided Canoeing Tour / Canoeing Basics

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Take a journey on the water with us. Get a little history and information about the area around the Sulphur River bottoms. Learn how to canoe.
May 7 End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park- Isle du Bois Unit | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
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 7 End Date

Monarch Butterfly Program

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 7 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 7 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
May 7 End Date

Much Lovin' From a Dutch Oven

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
A Dutch Oven cooking demonstration
May 7 End Date

Nature in Watercolors

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn some basic techniques for painting in watercolors. This is a beginners class. Advanced artists are welcomed.
May 7 End Date

Nature Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike back in time
May 7 End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
Get away from the city lights and enjoy the star-filled sky over the state park.
May 7 End Date

Owl Power

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come learn all about the who's whoooo of the night!
May 7 End Date

Hike and a Movie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 7 End Date

Constellations in the Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
The stars at night, are big and bright...Deep in the heart of the Caprock Canyonlands!
May 8 End Date

Ranger Lead Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dinosaur Track Talk
May 8 End Date

Mother's Day Picnic and Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 13 End Date

'Round the Campfire

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to share some stories around a fire.
May 13 End Date

Owl Prowl

Caddo Lake State Park
Spend an evening with the owls!
May 14 End Date

Global Big Day-Bird Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 14 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
May 14 End Date

Blazing New Trails - 20th Birthday Celebration

Lake Brownwood State Park
Come celebrate 20 years of the Buffalo Soldiers and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Free fun and activities for the entire family.
May 14 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
May 14 End Date

Frontier Days

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Living History of the Texas Panhandle!
May 14 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
May 14 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
May 14 End Date

Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come on out and cook up a storm. Learn how to cook using a Camp Dutch Oven and grab a few recipes.
May 14 End Date

Solar Viewing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Safely view the sun through a telescope
May 14 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn the thrill of the hunt and the find of geocaching
May 14 End Date

Study Moon Phases

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 14 End Date

Slitherin' Snakes

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a slitherin' good time!
May 14 End Date

Venomous Snakes of Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
May 14 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope
May 14 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 15 End Date

Wiki Wiki Man Triathlon

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Get ready for a super fun day of swimming, biking, and running!!
May 15 End Date

Ranger Lead Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dinosaur Track Talk
May 18 End Date

The Stagecoach Journey

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Last Stage to Matador!
May 20 End Date

Toyota Texas Bass Classic

Frisco, TX - Toyota Stadium
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this world-class fishing competition and three-day festival! Fans can expect a star-studded lineup of country music concerts and numerous outdoor family activities — all held in addition to the fishing action at Lake Ray Roberts.
May 20 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus

Caddo Lake State Park
SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR ALL DATES. What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
May 21 End Date

Dutch Oven Gathering

Eisenhower State Park
Come cook with us!
May 21 End Date
May 21 End Date

Hiking through an Ashe Juniper Forest

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 21 End Date

NASP ARCHERY CLINIC

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to shot the bow and arrow. NASP technique and safety guidelines are utilized. Reservations are required for this program.
May 21 End Date

Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn about the local flora and fauna with a Texas Master Naturalist.
May 21 End Date

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who left that track?
May 21 End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
May 21 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Can you see what lurks in the night?
May 21 End Date

Bloomin' Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 22 End Date

The Limestone Ledge Trail Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 27 End Date

Bat Watch

Caddo Lake State Park
SORRY, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Learn about the secret lives of bats!
May 28 End Date

Hiking the Prairie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 28 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
May 28 End Date

"Fossil Diggin'"

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 28 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
We will talk about constellations, moon phases, and viewing helps. Make a sky wheel you can take with you and use wherever you go.
May 28 End Date

Basic Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What's that bird?
May 28 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come be amazed at the vast expanse of the galaxy we live in.
May 28 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
May 28 End Date

"Night Hike"

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 28 End Date

Constellations in the Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Star gazing with telescopes underneath one of the darkest night skies in Texas!
May 29 End Date

How Do Birds Fly?

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Weight, Lift, Drag, and Thrust!
May 29 End Date

Arts and Nature

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Nature Crafts
May 30 End Date

Sunrise Canoe Tour

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Wake up on the water

June 2016

Jun 3 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 to reserve your spot.
Jun 3 End Date

Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Ft Worth Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
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 4 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who will catch the big one!
Jun 4 End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
Get away from the city lights and enjoy the star-filled sky over the state park.
Jun 4 End Date

"Dino Hike and a Movie"

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 10 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Jun 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 11 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jun 11 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 17 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Jun 18 End Date
Jun 22 End Date

R.A.N.G.E. Outdoors * * Summer Adventures

San Angelo State Park
Boys and Girls 9 through 12 years old, Join Us Wednesday Mornings for Recreational Activities in Nature - Great Experiences Outdoors
Jun 24 End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Jun 25 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.

July 2016

Jul 2 End Date

July 4th Bicycle Parade

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your bike, trike, strollers and wagons for a Patriotic Parade around the Park
Jul 3 End Date

Patriotic Paddle Parade

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take an evening patriotic cruise along the shores of Martin Creek Lake State Park
Jul 9 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jul 15 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Seagoville, TX - John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Training to conduct the Suite of WILD workshops - prerequisite required
Jul 23 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.

August 2016

Aug 13 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Aug 19 End Date

Growing Up WILD Facilitator Training

Dallas, TX - Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Training to conduct Growing Up WILD Workshops - prerequisite required
Aug 27 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.

September 2016

Sep 10 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Sep 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to FLY Fish Event - Texoma on the Fly

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fly fishing.
Sep 17 End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

Plano, TX - Plano Environmental Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Sep 24 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 22 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Oct 29 End Date

Boo In the Park

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

November 2016

Nov 12 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Nov 26 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.

December 2016

Dec 10 End Date

Twinkle Tour

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Please join us for Twinkle Tour 2016 at Lake Tawakoni State Park. The annual campsite decoration contest will be in full swing, with awards for our top three entrants. Later in the evening we'll have hayrides through the park and enjoy all of the festive Christmas lights. Santa will be at the amphitheater to make note of your Christmas wishes, so bring your camera! Refreshments will be served. Event fee of $5 per vehicle beginning at 5 p.m.
Dec 24 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.

January 2017

Jan 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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