Calendar of Events

Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

September 2016

Sep 29 End Date

Denison Library Program - Wildlife for Sale?

Denison, TX - Denison Public Library
Join a park ranger at the Denison Library to learn about the laws that protect wildlife. For 3rd to 6th grade students!
Sep 30 End Date

State Fair of Texas

Dallas, TX - Fair Park
The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.
Sep 30 End Date

Sunset Hike

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

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

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

Flying Feathered Friends

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all bird watchers!
Oct 1 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Oct 1 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 1 End Date

Hike the Prairie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about your native blackland prairie and the animals that call it home.
Oct 1 End Date

Shoreline Kayaking Tour

Eisenhower State Park
See the park's magnificent rocky bluffs from the water on a guided kayaking tour.
Oct 1 End Date

Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Want to learn how to cook in a camp Dutch Oven? Let Ranger Kate show you how.
Oct 1 End Date

Intro to Birding

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for the basics of bird-watching!
Oct 1 End Date

Wonderful World of Wings!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger and learn all about the wings of a bird!
Oct 1 End Date

Build a Bird Workshop

Eisenhower State Park
Let nature inspire you!
Oct 1 End Date

"Lost" in the Forest Hike

Tyler State Park
Explore the definitions of what it means to be “lost" in the forest.
Oct 1 End Date

"Fossil Diggin'"

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Help park rangers uncover real fossils!
Oct 1 End Date

Do You Dig Archeology?

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
What you find in the ground tells a story of the past.
Oct 1 End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to make the fire that can keep you alive in an emergency.
Oct 1 End Date

Colors of the Wind Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Take a short hike to see how the trees change with the season and at the end create your own leaf printing to take home.
Oct 1 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Oct 2 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

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

Dutch Oven Dessert

Eisenhower State Park
Here’s your chance to learn the basics of Dutch oven cooking by making an easy and delicious dessert!
Oct 7 End Date

Tyler State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

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 are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 7 End Date

Night Hike With a Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Take a hike down the trail with a Ranger and find out what comes out at night in the woods.
Oct 7 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Eisenhower State Park
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be afraid of the night." Poet Sarah Williams
Oct 8 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

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

Mentored Waterfowl Workshop and Hunts

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Did you ever want to learn "How To" or "What Duck Hunting is all about"? If so, come and spend a day learning and a morning hunting with us and we can help you decide if this sport is something you want to try on your own.
Oct 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 8 End Date

Fishing Fun for Families

Dallas, TX - Mountain Creek Branch Library
Bring your family to learn the basics of fishing then fish at the library's lake
Oct 8 End Date
Oct 8 End Date

Fish With A Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Feel the rush as you feel the tug on the line and realize YOU caught a fish.
Oct 8 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Make your own fossil!
Oct 8 End Date

Woodpeckers!

Tyler State Park
Oct 8 End Date

Nature Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a walk back in time
Oct 9 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Oct 9 End Date

The Big Sit

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 15 End Date

Park Anniversary Celebration

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to celebrate our 82nd anniversary as a State Park!
Oct 15 End Date

Prairies: Oceans of Grass Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 15 End Date

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come help park rangers look for pollinators and their food sources!
Oct 15 End Date

Mock Archaeology Dig

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Mock archaeology dig for the kids
Oct 15 End Date

Guided Canoeing Tour / Canoeing Basics

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Take a journey on the lake and up a creek with a Park Ranger.
Oct 15 End Date

Navigation Revelation and the Magnetic Race

Tyler State Park
What do you do when your GPS batteries die?
Oct 15 End Date

Kids' Wilderness Survival

Tyler State Park
Create a survival guide with hidden messages!
Oct 15 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.
Oct 15 End Date

Learn about the RX Burn/Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Why would you intentionally set fire to the park? What happens to the wildlife?
Oct 15 End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know.
Oct 15 End Date

Wyman Meinzer Photography Workshop

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Night photography class at Fort Richardson State Park
Oct 15 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
Oct 16 End Date

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come help park rangers look for pollinators and their food sources!
Oct 21 End Date

The Good, the Bat, and the Ugly

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
How well do you know your flying mammals?
Oct 22 End Date

Fishing Stations

Tyler State Park
Learn about fishing in Texas.
Oct 22 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - Dallas Zoo
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Oct 22 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Oct 22 End Date

Family Fishing

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Fishing!
Oct 22 End Date

Arts in the Park- Gyotaku

Tyler State Park
The art of Japanese fish printing with a Texas flair!
Oct 22 End Date

Tarantulas: Gentle Giants or Fearsome Foes?

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Just in time for Halloween; learn all about tarantulas!
Oct 22 End Date

Oh, for Goodness SNAKES!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Love snakes? Not so fond of them? This program is for you!
Oct 22 End Date

Trunk or Treat

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Trick or treat in the park through the campsites then a ghost walk through the historic grounds after dark. Event is now on the 22nd.
Oct 22 End Date

Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
Oct 22 End Date

North Texas Skywatch Star Party

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright . . .” in our Texas State Park!
Oct 28 End Date

On the prowl for OWLS!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Whoo Whoo! Calling all owls!
Oct 28 End Date

Spooky Spiders

Eisenhower State Park
Arachnophobia? Face your fears! Come learn about the park's eight-legged, creepy-crawlies.
Oct 29 End Date

Monster Mash Cache

Eisenhower State Park
Try your hand at Geocaching and create a Halloween craft!
Oct 29 End Date
Oct 29 End Date

Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
It's time for our annual pumpkin carving contest!
Oct 29 End Date

Geocache Trick or Treat

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Trick or Treat
Oct 29 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Find out on this fun and informative hike.
Oct 29 End Date

1st Annual Halloween Boo Camp

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a night of family fun this Halloween!
Oct 29 End Date

Trunk or Treat

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Be prepared to be tricked or treated
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.
Oct 29 End Date

Storytelling Down In The Hollow

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Listen to stories, cowboy poetry and folklore in a beautiful setting.”
Oct 29 End Date
Oct 29 End Date

Nature Costume Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
What is your favorite part of nature? Squirrels, Birds, Flowers, Trees? Build a costume then take a hike with a Park Ranger to see who scares "who - who - who" first!

November 2016

Nov 4 End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking Event | Fort 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.
Nov 5 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Nov 5 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.
Nov 12 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Nov 19 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Eisenhower State Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Nov 19 End Date

Thanksgiving Dutch Oven Demo

Eisenhower State Park
Learn how to make a couple easy Thanksgiving dishes in the Dutch oven. Come by for free samples!
Nov 19 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Nov 24 End Date

Turkey Day Dog Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a Thanksgiving day hike with your dog
Nov 25 End Date

Thanksgiving Recovery Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Feeling heavy from all the feasting? Come lighten up with this fall hike through the park. Feel the crisp air and hear the crunch of leaves under your feet.
Nov 26 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Nov 26 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?
Nov 26 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.

December 2016

Dec 2 End Date

Christmas In The Piney Woods

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Drive through the campground and see bright lights and decorations
Dec 3 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Dec 3 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?
Dec 3 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.
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

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 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

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.
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

Christmas by the Lake

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

Family Fishing at Fort Richardson

Bring the family out for fishing in our freshly stocked lake

February 2017

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

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

June 2017

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

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