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Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

July 2015

Jul 4 End Date

4th of July Dutch Oven Cookoff

Daingerfield State Park
Daingerfield State Park will be hosting a Dutch oven cook-off competition. Prizes will be awarded for best Main Dish, Dessert, and Kid's Cooked Dish.
Jul 4 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 4 End Date

"Lost" in the Forest

Tyler State Park
Explore the definitions of what it means to be “lost in the forest.”
Jul 4 End Date

Let Freedom Fly!

Mission Tejas State Park
Introductory course to basic archery skills!
Jul 4 End Date

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Eisenhower State Park
The hunt is on! Find all those picture perfect moments and win a prize!
Jul 4 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Jul 4 End Date

July 4th Flag Retirement Ceremony

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Join us for a Flag Retirement Ceremony
Jul 4 End Date

Cowboy Campfire – Music & Poetry

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Jul 4 End Date

The Park after Dark

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Discover Caprock Canyons State Park after dark!
Jul 5 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 7 End Date

Children's Nature Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 9 End Date

Hike with a Homeless Hound!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Help a homeless dog get some exercise while enjoying a leisurely walk in the state park!
Jul 9 End Date

CCC Upper Trail Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 10 End Date

Family Nature Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 10 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.
Jul 10 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus

Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
Jul 11 End Date

Art in the Park Contest Day

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Enjoy the state park through art!
Jul 11 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Jul 11 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Shaded Walk Around the River

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Art in the Park: Art is for the Birds!

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds!
Jul 11 End Date

Woodpeckers!

Tyler State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Jul 11 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What was that bird?
Jul 11 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Jul 11 End Date

Name That Bird!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learn new songs! Songs written and performed by our native birds.”
Jul 11 End Date

Bats: Texas's Billion Dollar Aerialists

Tyler State Park
Discover those amazing flying mammals
Jul 11 End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a slide-show presentation on these magnificent animals of the prairie.
Jul 11 End Date

Venomous Snakes of Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Jul 12 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Jul 12 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 14 End Date

Children's Nature Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 15 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 16 End Date

Making Tracks

Tyler State Park
Who goes there?
Jul 16 End Date

Ladies Only Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 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.
Jul 17 End Date

Owl Prowl

Caddo Lake State Park
Spend an evening with the owls!
Jul 17 End Date

Cowboys and Cattle Drives

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 18 End Date

Birding 101

Caddo Lake State Park
Have you ever wanted to try bird-watching but didn’t know how to get started? Come to Birding 101!
Jul 18 End Date

Roosevelt's Tree Army: CCC Hike

Tyler State Park
See the legacy that the "Boys In Green" left for us to enjoy.
Jul 18 End Date

Shaded Walk Around the River

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Jul 18 End Date

Amazing Alligators

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
Jul 18 End Date

Build a Bird Workshop

Eisenhower State Park
Let nature inspire you!
Jul 18 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What animal left that track?
Jul 18 End Date

Art in the Park - Birds

Purtis Creek State Park
Learn about bird habitat, traits and species that live in the park through instruction and arts and crafts projects.
Jul 18 End Date

Limestone Ledge Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
Jul 18 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Jul 18 End Date

Along Came a Spider

Eisenhower State Park
Arachnophobia? Often we fear what we don't understand. Come learn a little something!
Jul 18 End Date

Spider Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A fun nighttime activity involving spiders . . . yes, really, it’s fun!
Jul 18 End Date

Name That Bird Game

Purtis Creek State Park
Test your skills at identifying birds by their song, clues and pictures.
Jul 18 End Date

Movie Night in the Park

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Enjoy a movie in the park at our outdoor amphitheater.
Jul 18 End Date

Night Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
What lurks in the night
Jul 19 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 21 End Date

Children's Nature Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 22 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 23 End Date

Bird Walks and Talks

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 24 End Date

CCC Upper Trail Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 24 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.
Jul 24 End Date

Bat Watch

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about the secret lives of bats!
Jul 25 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 25 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 25 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Jul 25 End Date

Dutch Oven Brunch

Eisenhower State Park
Drop by and sample some food!
Jul 25 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Jul 25 End Date

Shaded Walk Around the River

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 25 End Date

Art in the Park: Art is for the Birds!

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds!
Jul 25 End Date

What's a Paddlefish?

Caddo Lake State Park
Come learn about the ancient paddlefish, a mysterious resident of Caddo Lake who existed before the dinosaurs!
Jul 25 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Jul 25 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
Jul 25 End Date

Mary Ann Goodnight & the Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Mother of the Panhandle and friend to all....especially bison!
Jul 26 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Jul 28 End Date

Children's Nature Program

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 29 End Date

Canyon Driving Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 31 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.

August 2015

Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Night Sounds Program

Purtis Creek State Park
Listening, learning and identification program of nocturnal species that inhabit the park.
Aug 2 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 7 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.
Aug 8 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. NOTE: THE DATE OF THIS EVENT WAS CHANGED FROM JUNE 27 TO AUG 8 DUE TO HIGH WATER AT EISENHOWER STATE PARK
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Aug 9 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Aug 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 14 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.
Aug 15 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Eisenhower State Park
Cold-blooded killers or misunderstood reptiles? You decide. Come out and meet a snake face to face!
Aug 15 End Date

Pier Fishing With A Ranger

Purtis Creek State Park
Mentored fishing opportunity to learn about the bait and tackle many use to catch fish from the piers.
Aug 16 End Date

Junior Ranger Program at Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Become a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR JUNE 27 & 28. The park is closed due to flooding.
Aug 21 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.
Aug 22 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 22 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Aug 22 End Date

Stargazing

Purtis Creek State Park
Come and learn about viewing the night sky.
Aug 28 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.
Aug 29 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Aug 29 End Date

Dog Days of Summer!

Fort Boggy State Park
Annual friends group sponsored day at the park!

September 2015

Sep 5 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 5 End Date

Limestone Ledge Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Sep 18 End Date

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking | Dallas Area | (Open)

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur 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.
Sep 19 End Date

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

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fly fishing!
Sep 19 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Sep 26 End Date

Flight of the Monarchs Trail Ride

San Angelo State Park
Come join us at San Angelo State Park for our two-day event which includes an auction, chuck wagon meals, cowboy concert, Cowboy Church and cowboy reenactors. Bring your camera to photograph the return of the monarch butterflies. Trail ride registration 9:00 a.m. Ride at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $50 for both days or $40 for one day. Discount for children 12 and under. Come for any event or camp with us and enjoy it all. Negative Coggins required. No studs or riding double. Lunch on trail provided. Reservations required.
Sep 26 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park

October 2015

Oct 3 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 10 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 10 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Oct 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 24 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Harvest Days Event! | 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.
Oct 24 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.

November 2015

Nov 14 End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking | Ft Worth Area | (Open)

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.

January 2016

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.

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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