Calendar of Events

Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

February 2017

Feb 24 End Date

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Cleburne State Park | (Full - Registration Closed)

Cleburne State Park
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

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Feb 25 End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn more about who's who in the park.
Feb 25 End Date

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Feb 25 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Feb 25 End Date

Fossils! Hike to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Join a ranger as we search for fossils along the trail.
Feb 25 End Date

Prescribed Fire: A Hot Topic

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to learn about the importance of fire in nature!
Feb 25 End Date

Leave No Trace Shore Clean Up

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn LNT principles and help out your park.
Feb 25 End Date

The Stellar Life of Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn about the birth and death of stars.
Feb 25 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for some stargazing and storytelling.

March 2017

Mar 4 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Mar 4 End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo Workshop

Denton, TX - Elm Fork Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Mar 4 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Mar 4 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
Mar 4 End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking | Ft Worth Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Dinosaur Valley 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Mar 4 End Date

Texas Independence Day Celebration

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Re-enactors celebrating Texas independence!
Mar 4 End Date

Bird Walk on the Trailway

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk on the State Trailway. How many species can we find?
Mar 4 End Date

Leave Only Tracks

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about Leave No Trace Principles and make your own track mold.
Mar 4 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Mar 4 End Date

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who left that track?
Mar 4 End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come take a closer look at the night sky!
Mar 5 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Mar 7 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunting

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn to be a modern day pirate!
Mar 7 End Date

Campfire and S'more

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us for some campfire fun!
Mar 8 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Let's go fish!
Mar 8 End Date

Photography 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn some basic photography skills!
Mar 9 End Date

Discovery Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Hike with a Ranger!
Mar 9 End Date

Sounds of the Night

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Find out what you can expect to hear that night!
Mar 10 End Date

Night Hike with a Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Let's take a hike at night!
Mar 10 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.
Mar 10 End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the park at night!
Mar 10 End Date

The Park After Dark

Eisenhower State Park
What's going bump in the night? Learn about the wildlife that comes out after the sun goes down.
Mar 11 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Mar 11 End Date

Birding in the Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come join us on a morning bird walk.
Mar 11 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
Mar 11 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Lip Smackin' Good Eatin' Dutch Oven Cooking

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to use a Dutch oven and sample the food!
Mar 11 End Date

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Mar 11 End Date

Painting with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Capture the beauty of Dinosaur Valley State Park with watercolors!
Mar 11 End Date

Arts in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Try your hand at watercolors!
Mar 11 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Mar 11 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Mar 11 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Can you see what lurks in the night?
Mar 12 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Mar 12 End Date

Fossil Diggin'

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Play the role of a Paleontologist and pretend that you’re on a real dig.
Mar 12 End Date

Nature Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a walk back in time
Mar 13 End Date

Sunset Canoe Tour

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Relax on the waters of Martin Creek Lake State Park
Mar 14 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunting

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to be a modern day pirate!
Mar 14 End Date

Campfire and S'more

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us for some campfire fun!
Mar 14 End Date

Knot on my watch!

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Survival knot tying
Mar 14 End Date

Nature Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Mar 15 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Mar 15 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Go fish!
Mar 15 End Date

Photography 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn some basic photography skills!
Mar 15 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Mar 16 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Mar 16 End Date

Spring Break Guided Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Need an activity during your spring break vacation? Join us for a hike!
Mar 16 End Date

Guided Canoeing Tour

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
I can canoe can you canoe?
Mar 16 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Mar 16 End Date

Fossils! Hike to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Join a ranger as we search for fossils along the trail.
Mar 16 End Date

Sounds of the Night

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Find out what you can expect to hear that night!
Mar 17 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Mar 17 End Date

Lip Smackin' Good Eatin' Dutch Oven Cooking

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn the basics of Dutch Oven cooking and sample the food!
Mar 17 End Date

Green Scavenger Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us for a festive scavenger hunt finding all things green.
Mar 17 End Date

How do birds fly?

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Weight, Lift, Drag and Thrust
Mar 17 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Mar 17 End Date

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Basic backyard birding
Mar 17 End Date

Fishin' in the Dark

Eisenhower State Park
Try your luck on the lake! Join us for an evening on the pier.
Mar 18 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Mar 18 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
Mar 18 End Date

Shoreline Scramble

Eisenhower State Park
Are you ready for adventure? Come explore the unique shoreline at Eisenhower State Park!
Mar 18 End Date

BioBlitz Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Go on a hike and take part in our weekend bioblitz!
Mar 18 End Date

Painting with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Capture the beauty of Dinosaur Valley State Park with watercolors!
Mar 18 End Date

Nature Journaling 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
In search of a relaxing hobby that will get you outside?
Mar 18 End Date

Colors of the Wind

Bonham State Park
Identify trees and complete a craft project using fallen leaves
Mar 18 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Mar 18 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech hide and seek
Mar 18 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Mar 19 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Mar 19 End Date

Fossil Diggin'

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Play the role of a Paleontologist and pretend that you’re on a real dig.
Mar 25 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Mar 25 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
Mar 25 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Mar 25 End Date

A Venue for Vultures

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Did you know a group of vultures is called a venue?
Mar 25 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.
Mar 25 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Can you see what lurks in the night?
Mar 26 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.

April 2017

Apr 1 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 1 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Apr 1 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
Apr 1 End Date

Tyler State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Tyler 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Apr 1 End Date

Build A Bird Workshop

Bonham State Park
Let Nature inspire you!
Apr 2 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 7 End Date

Fort Richardson Days

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come out to our annual living history event
Apr 8 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 8 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
Apr 8 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Apr 8 End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Apr 9 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 15 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 15 End Date

Birding in the Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come join us on a morning bird walk.
Apr 15 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
Apr 15 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Annual Easter egg hunt.
Apr 16 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 22 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 22 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
Apr 22 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Apr 23 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 29 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Apr 30 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.

May 2017

May 5 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Cleburne State Park
Training and certification to conduct Project WILD professional development workshops for educators. Prerequisite required.
May 6 End Date

2017 Mayfest

Ft. Worth, TX - Trinity Park
TPWD Get Outside at Mayfest.
May 6 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
May 6 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
May 6 End Date

Chainsaws and Wildflowers

Join a park ranger to talk about the tools that the park uses to restore habitat.
May 13 End Date

Frontier Days

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate150 years of buffalo soldier history with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Free family activities and, living history stories
May 13 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
May 13 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
May 13 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Cedar Hill 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
May 20 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
May 27 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
May 27 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

June 2017

Jun 3 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Jun 3 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
Jun 3 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - Dallas Zoo
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 10 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration: Dutch Oven Cooking and Creative Cooking Outdoors
Jun 10 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jun 23 End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park- Isle du Bois Unit | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

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.
Jun 24 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

July 2017

Jul 8 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jul 22 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

August 2017

Aug 12 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Aug 26 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

September 2017

Sep 9 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Sep 23 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

October 2017

Oct 28 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

November 2017

Nov 25 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

December 2017

Dec 23 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

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

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