Calendar of Events

Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

December 2016

Dec 9 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 5th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 10 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Dec 10 End Date
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 guests can drive 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 10 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Christmas – Music & Poetry

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Dec 10 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike into the night under the light of the full moon
Dec 11 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

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

Junior Ranger: Skins, Skulls, Scat & Tracks

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore animal artifacts up close!
Dec 11 End Date

History Hike: Forest Folklore

Mission Tejas State Park
Hike beneath the pines while hearing stories behind the mysterious CCC Bathtubs.
Dec 16 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land. Santa will be at the day use area beside the fireplace to visit with all the little ones. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and some cookies while you wait in line to talk to the big guy! This event is free to the public, donations are greatly appreciated. The event will last from 6 pm to 9 pm each evening.
Dec 16 End Date

Winter Wonderland Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
Dec 16 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and see all the beautiful lights. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 17 End Date

Family Fishing at Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Bring the family for fishing in our freshly stocked lake.
Dec 17 End Date

Archery with a Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to shoot a bow and arrow with a park ranger!
Dec 17 End Date

Bird Watching Tools

Alto, TX - Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
Join us for a talk where we simplify the optics, guides, lists and other gadgets that comprise the tools of the trade.
Dec 17 End Date

Creepy Crawlies Scavenger Hunt

Caddo Lake State Park
Look for insects while on a scavenger hunt!
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Paint your own Christmas card and wooden tree ornament
Dec 17 End Date

Mistletoe: Pucker-up for a parasite??

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Mistletoe: more than meets the eye... Come find out for yourself!
Dec 17 End Date

It's All About the Beak

Alto, TX - Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
This activity will demonstrate how birds use their beaks as tools for survival.
Dec 17 End Date

Caddo Composition: Photography Tips

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn how to use different composition techniques in your nature photography!
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas in the Park

San Angelo State Park
Tours, Decorate Ornaments, Campfire with Santa and Campground Light Tour with Prizes
Dec 17 End Date

Arts in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Make some art that is beneficial for wildlife!
Dec 17 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Dec 17 End Date

A Very Wild Christmas

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Get into the holiday spirit with us at the park!
Dec 17 End Date

Dreaming of a Wild Christmas

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun-filled holiday-themed evening!
Dec 17 End Date

Santa Hat Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Wear your favorite festive gear for this walk through the winter woods.
Dec 17 End Date

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
1870's Christmas on a military post
Dec 17 End Date

Caroling Through Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Take a lantern-lit tour of Penn Farm!
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land. Santa will be at the day use area beside the fireplace to visit with all the little ones. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and some cookies while you wait in line to talk to the big guy! This event is free to the public, donations are greatly appreciated. The event will last from 6 pm to 9 pm each evening.
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas by the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Celebrate the holiday with us: Ranger talk, activities for the kids, and refreshments at the Group Recreation Hall.
Dec 17 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and see all the beautiful lights. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 17 End Date

Stargazing: More Than Meets the Eye

Alto, TX - Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
Join us for an evening of night sky exploration.
Dec 18 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

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

Junior Ranger: Mammal Masks

Caddo Lake State Park
Craft time in the morning!
Dec 18 End Date

Backyard Bass Casting Clinic

Mission Tejas State Park
Want to learn how to cast a fishing pole or identify the fish you caught? Then join us in a fun and educational game for all ages!
Dec 24 End Date

Christmas Eve Bird Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all bird watchers!
Dec 24 End Date

Christmas Season Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Take a nature walk around up to our overlook with a park ranger as your guide.
Dec 24 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Dec 24 End Date

Mistletoe: Pucker-up for a Parasite??

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Mistletoe: more than meets the eye... Come find out for yourself!
Dec 28 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunting

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about geocaching and how you can become a modern day pirate!
Dec 28 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunting

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to geocache and become a modern day pirate!
Dec 31 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Dec 31 End Date

New Year's Eve Trout Derby!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
It's time again for the annual Johnson Branch Holiday Trout Derby!
Dec 31 End Date

Leave Only Tracks

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about Leave No Trace Principles and make your own track mold.
Dec 31 End Date

Leave No Trace Photo Scavenger Hunt

Mission Tejas State Park
Discover your inner explorer by hunting for items in the park and capture them with your camera!
Dec 31 End Date

Wildcat Hollow Waterfall Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hike to a 60ft waterfall deep in the hills of the park.
Dec 31 End Date

Art in the Park: Creative Canvases

Mission Tejas State Park
Get outdoors and allow your inner artistic abilities to roam free!
Dec 31 End Date

Watercolor Wetland

Caddo Lake State Park
An area as beautiful as Caddo Lake is meant to be painted!
Dec 31 End Date

New Year Nature Journal Challenge

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Make a resolution to spend more time outside!
Dec 31 End Date

Three C's Boys

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps on this 1-mile hike!
Dec 31 End Date

New Year's Eve Stargazing

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch those big city lights, and come see the natural lights in the sky!
Dec 31 End Date

The Amazing Stargazing of 2016

Martin Creek Lake State Park
First Day Stargazing Event

January 2017

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Take your pick of a ranger-led hike.
Jan 1 End Date

Dinosaur Dive

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Like the Polar Bear Plunge, come join in the Dino Dive!
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.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate the arrival of a new year and get a he​ad start on your resolutions!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for a guided 1.5-mile hike along our Spring Point Trail.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Make your New Year's resolution to get outside more!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike Tails to Trails

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike into the woods with your dog.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us on the first day of the year for a hike on our Shady Oaks trail!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

San Angelo State Park
Hike the Roadrunner Trail (3 miles) with a ranger.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike at Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
First Day Hike
Jan 1 End Date

First Day New Year Resolution Hike

Tyler State Park
Get your New Year started off on the right foot!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike! - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Woodland Wonders

Mission Tejas State Park
Want to burn some holiday calories while exploring the great outdoors? Then join us to start the new year with a hike into the woods.
Jan 1 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Special New Year's Day Event
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Atlanta State Park
Celebrate the arrival of a new year and get a he​ad start on your resolutions!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Paddle

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all kayak enthusiasts!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Land Beneath the Pines

Mission Tejas State Park
Hike beneath the pines while hearing stories of why this park was built.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike at Ike's

Eisenhower State Park
Jump start 2017 with a scenic hike to an inspiring viewpoint over Lake Texoma.
Jan 1 End Date

1st Day Navigation Hike

Tyler State Park
Learn to navigate by map and compass while walking off your holiday feast.
Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year Walking the Trail

Lake Brownwood State Park
Guided walk on the Texas Oak Trail or a longer guided hike of the Nopales Ridge Trail. Hot chocolate or coffee provided afterwards. Great way to start the New Year.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us in starting out the new year with a ranger-led hike around the lake.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Fish!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Ring in the new year by hooking a big one!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike - Cross Timbers Trail

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start the New Year in the outdoors!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes! - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 7 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.
Jan 14 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Jan 21 End Date

Family Fishing at Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Bring the family out for fishing in our freshly stocked lake

February 2017

Feb 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.
Feb 11 End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Feb 11 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!
Feb 18 End Date

Fun Fish

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Trout fishing in Texas! Children and parents can enjoy a great morning of FISHING, FOOD AND FUN!!!
Feb 24 End Date

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Cleburne State Park | (Open)

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.

March 2017

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 11 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

April 2017

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 8 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

May 2017

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 13 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate 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

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

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate 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!

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!

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!

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