Calendar of Events

San Antonio Events

Events in and around San Antonio.

March 2016

Mar 15 End Date

4th Annual Photography Contest

Palmetto State Park
Submit your photos of the park and win prizes! All ages are welcome. Contest ends September 5, 2016.

July 2016

Jul 1 End Date

Cave Tours

Colorado Bend State Park
Jul 30 End Date

Bat Bonanza! - 8:30 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out the truth about these flying mammals.
Jul 30 End Date

Hike with a Ranger (SORRY - the hike on 7/30 is cancelled)

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (*WEATHER PERMITTING*)
Jul 30 End Date

The Power of Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Unearth the hidden powers of plants!
Jul 30 End Date

Bugs-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a morning of chasing six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers.
Jul 30 End Date

How Parks Saved the Country

Bastrop State Park
Join us for morning of discovery as we jump into a time machine and explore how the Civilian Conservation Corps influenced the lives of people across the country!
Jul 30 End Date

Turtle Kayak Safari - FULL

Blanco State Park
A turtle paddling adventure.
Jul 30 End Date

Colors of the Wind Watercolor - Art in the Park!

Buescher State Park
Learn to paint with all the colors of the wind at Buescher State Park! No experience required! Watercolors, paper, and brushes provided by the park. Program will be led by artist and Park Ranger, Kristen!
Jul 30 End Date

Native American Plant Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Are you interested in how to use plants to survive off the land or the history of how others used to do so? If so, this may be the program for you.
Jul 30 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns (SORRY - the class on 7/30 is cancelled.)

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (recommended ages 10 and up)
Jul 30 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 30 End Date

Archery 101

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow.
Jul 30 End Date

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Jul 30 End Date

Turtle Kayak Safari- FULL

Blanco State Park
A turtle paddling adventure.
Jul 30 End Date

What's in the Water-Summer Series

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger down at Trammell's Crossing to learn all about the Pedernales River! Each of these programs will cover different topics about the river. We will examine the power of water, creatures in the water, and how rivers are formed just to name a few. Warning! You may get splashed! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 7/30/2016.
Jul 30 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Jul 30 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Jul 30 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what animal skulls can tell us!
Jul 30 End Date

Honey Creek at Night

Guadalupe River State Park
Bring a flashlight and sense of adventure as we go in search of nocturnal goings-on of owls and other critters.
Jul 30 End Date

The Stars of Garner State Park

Garner State Park
Join us for an exciting night of astronomy!
Jul 30 End Date

Geocaching After Dark

Inks Lake State Park
We will give you a fun nighttime course on geocaching!
Jul 30 End Date

Star Stories

Lockhart State Park
Discover the constellations that decorate our July sky and listen to the exciting tales that surround them!
Jul 31 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Jul 31 End Date

Bird Walk - 8:30 am

South Llano River State Park
Come birding with us!
Jul 31 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 31 End Date

Painting on the Frio (SORRY - the class on 7/31 is cancelled.)

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Jul 31 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jul 31 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Jul 31 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Ancient spear-throwing!
Jul 31 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.

August 2016

Aug 2 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 4 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Aug 4 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 4 End Date

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Aug 4 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 5 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Aug 5 End Date

Friday Morning Story Time: The Spider

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for story time at the "Reading Tree."
Aug 5 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 5 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Aug 5 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 5 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*
Aug 5 End Date

Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the park after dark!
Aug 6 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 6 End Date

Lost Pines Trail Crew! - DATE CHANGE - NOW 9/17!!

Bastrop State Park
****THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED FROM 9/24 TO 9/17**** Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew! Together, we're continuing a legacy and giving the trails a little TLC! We'll teach you how to build a trail, how to stop the soil from eroding away, and other skills that you can even use at your own home!
Aug 6 End Date

Birding for Beginners

Lockhart State Park
See what the birding buzz is all about!
Aug 6 End Date

Geocaching 101

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt.
Aug 6 End Date

Birds of a Feather - Nature Play

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Kristen for an hour of nature play!
Aug 6 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Aug 6 End Date

Fishing 101

Guadalupe River State Park
If you are looking for a lifetime gift for your child, consider joining the staff and volunteers at Guadalupe River State Park for an introduction to fishing.
Aug 6 End Date

Pokemon Ranger Meet-Up & Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Welcome to the world as a Pokemon Ranger!
Aug 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 6 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 6 End Date

Turtle Safari

Blanco State Park
Explore the lives of turtles.
Aug 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 6 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Aug 6 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Aug 6 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what animal skulls can tell us!
Aug 6 End Date

Guess Who! Skins & Skulls

Bastrop State Park
Join Ranger Kristen and discover clues about what animals live here in the Lost Pines!
Aug 6 End Date

Frog Watch Citizen Science Night Hike

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Aug 6 End Date

Moonlight Paddle to Devil's Waterhole

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the lake from on the water once the sun goes down and the stars come out.
Aug 6 End Date

Insects of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the night time insects of the Ottine Swamp
Aug 6 End Date

A Froggin’ We Will Go

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a toad-a-ly frog-astic good time!
Aug 6 End Date

Stargazing in the Park

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples is having a stargazing with the help of the San Antonio Astronomical Society on August 06, 2016. We will have multiple telescopes and dark skies to help you see the wonders of the night sky. Come to the Overflow Parking lot after dark and enjoy.
Aug 7 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 7 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 7 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Aug 7 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Aug 9 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 10 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down
Aug 11 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Aug 11 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 11 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 11 End Date

Reading with a Ranger- Sssslithering Sssssnakes!

Blanco State Park
Join us for an after school nature reading program at the Blanco Library.
Aug 11 End Date

Perseid's Night Hike at E-Rock

TWO NIGHTS ONLY! We're staying up late for two nights to take a special hike to the top. Starting at 10 pm, there will be a guided hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock to view the spectacular Perseid's Meteor Shower.
Aug 12 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Aug 12 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 12 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Aug 12 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 12 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Class

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of cooking in a Dutch oven at our amphitheater, and get a free taste!
Aug 12 End Date

Perseid's Night Hike at E-Rock

TWO NIGHTS ONLY! We're staying up late for two nights to take a special hike to the top. Starting at 10 pm, there will be a guided hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock to view the spectacular Perseid's Meteor Shower.
Aug 13 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 13 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Aug 13 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Aug 13 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Lockhart State Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 13 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Aug 13 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Aug 13 End Date

Who Goes There??

Guadalupe River State Park
Join our Park Rangers for a walk in search of traces, scat and other traces of the animals that call the park home
Aug 13 End Date

Sssslithering Ssssnakes!

Blanco State Park
Learn about Snakes!
Aug 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 13 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 13 End Date

Superior Snakes!

Lockhart State Park
Join a park ranger to discover the snakes of Central Texas and learn the amazing adaptations that allow them to thrive here!
Aug 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 13 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (recommended ages 10 and up)
Aug 13 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Aug 13 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what animal skulls can tell us!
Aug 13 End Date

Nightscape Photography

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Spend a night under the stars at beautiful Enchanted Rock State Park while learning the foundations of composition and exposure for night photography.
Aug 13 End Date

Kid's Discovery Hike!

Bastrop State Park
Do you have a kiddo that's always exploring outside? Bring your little ones - even those in a stroller - and join us for a quick adventure in nature exploration on the Historic Golf Course paved trails!
Aug 13 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association and Park staff for a night of stargazing!
Aug 13 End Date

Art in the Park-Paint The Park Day

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls is heating up for the summer! Come out and join us in the Butterfly Garden to take advantage of the beautiful garden scenery in the cool of the morning. Flowers, birds, butterflies, and more will provide your inspiration to create a masterpiece. Paint and paper will be provided but feel free to bring your own set! At the end, enter our 2016 "Get to Know" art contest!
Aug 14 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 14 End Date

Turtle Kayak Safari

Blanco State Park
A turtle paddling adventure.
Aug 14 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 14 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Aug 14 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Aug 15 End Date

Birds of a Feather

Hill Country State Natural Area
Let’s hang out together on one Monday morning a month. Meet other "birding buddies" and spot our fine feathered friends as they stay or migrate to and from the hill country.
Aug 16 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 18 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Aug 18 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 18 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 19 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Aug 19 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 19 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (recommended ages 10 and up)
Aug 19 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Aug 19 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 19 End Date

Twilight Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A casual hike down the Valley Spring Creek trail as the sun sets.
Aug 20 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 20 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us each month every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Aug 20 End Date

Geocaching Color Race

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come learn the basics of geocaching with a competitive twist! Can you make it to each animal color station before the other teams? Please email wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov to register.
Aug 20 End Date

Geocaching 101

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt.
Aug 20 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Aug 20 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Lockhart State Park
Will you survive?
Aug 20 End Date

Bugs-R-Us

Guadalupe River State Park
Join the Park Ranger at Guadalupe River State Park for a morning of chasing six-legged wonders from butterflies to grasshoppers.
Aug 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 20 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
Aug 20 End Date

Turtle Safari

Blanco State Park
Explore the lives of turtles.
Aug 20 End Date

Devil's Waterhole Paddling Clinic and Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Aug 20 End Date

What's in the Water-Summer Series

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger down at Trammell's Crossing to learn all about the Pedernales River! Each of these programs will cover different topics about the river. We will examine the power of water, creatures in the water, and how rivers are formed just to name a few. Warning! You may get splashed! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 7/30/2016.
Aug 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 20 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Aug 20 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what animal skulls can tell us!
Aug 20 End Date

Starry Sky Night Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the beauty of our trails as the sun goes down.
Aug 20 End Date

Bats of Texas

Guadalupe River State Park
Join Park Ranger Craig for a look at the world of Texas bats.
Aug 21 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 21 End Date

Geocache 101

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Attention all treasure hunters...
Aug 21 End Date

Discovery Hike with the Kids

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunts will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, feeling, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses and binoculars provided!
Aug 21 End Date

Painting on the Frio

Garner State Park
Capture the beauty of Garner State Park with watercolors!
Aug 23 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 25 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Aug 25 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 26 End Date

Become a JUNIOR RANGER!

Garner State Park
KIDS! Learn what it means to be a park ranger and how to protect our beautiful state parks with this SELF-GUIDED program ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Check out a loaner Explorer Pack and/or complete fun Junior Ranger journal activities on your own time and receive an official badge! (ages 6-12 years)
Aug 26 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 26 End Date

Growing Up Wild

Palmetto State Park
Get out and Get into Nature. Program for children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Aug 26 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come out and try to catch the big one!
Aug 26 End Date

Fireside Chat with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*
Aug 27 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 27 End Date

Archery Practice

Lockhart State Park
Join us to practice your skills at international style archery! This program is for folks who have already taken our Intro to Archery class at Lockhart State Park.
Aug 27 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Aug 27 End Date

Geology Rocks!

Inks Lake State Park
A mile hike that focuses on our park's unique geology.
Aug 27 End Date

Geocaching 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Join our Park Rangers to learn how to use a GPS unit to geocache.
Aug 27 End Date

Turtle Kayak Safari

Blanco State Park
A turtle paddling adventure.
Aug 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 27 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations, and neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this fun and informative presentation.
Aug 27 End Date

Archery Practice

Lockhart State Park
Join us to practice your skills at international style archery! This program is for folks who have already taken our Intro to Archery class at Lockhart State Park.
Aug 27 End Date

LBJ’s 108th Birthday Celebration

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
The Public is invited to participate in commemorating President Lyndon B. Johnson's birthday.
Aug 27 End Date

Turtle Kayak Safari

Blanco State Park
A turtle paddling adventure.
Aug 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Aug 27 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Discover what geocaching is all about while using a GPS unit to navigate your way through a scavenger hunt! (recommended ages 10 and up)
Aug 27 End Date

Skins, Skulls, and More - 3:00 pm

South Llano River State Park
Find out what animal skulls can tell us!
Aug 27 End Date

Sunset Paddling

Inks Lake State Park
A quick jaunt to Devil's Waterhole and back to watch the sun set
Aug 27 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Guadalupe River State Park
After the sun sets, not everyone goes to bed.
Aug 28 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Aug 28 End Date

Map & Compass Basics

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Aug 28 End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way... On foot! (weather permitting)
Aug 28 End Date

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5+!
Aug 30 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 31 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 31 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down

September 2016

Sep 1 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Sep 2 End Date

Labor Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Sept. 2-4.
Sep 2 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 2 End Date

Enchanted "Rock Star" Party

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're back with a Star Party. Come join Enchanted Rock Staff and members of the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of stargazing.
Sep 3 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Sep 3 End Date

Birds of a Feather - Nature Play

Bastrop State Park
Join Ranger Kristen for an hour of nature play!
Sep 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 3 End Date

Leave No Trace Hike - Jr. Ranger

Buescher State Park
So you want to be a Jr. Ranger? Come with us on a short hike to discover the important pillars of Leave No Trace!
Sep 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game.
Sep 4 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or master naturalist for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Find out things like, "HOW OLD IS THAT ROCK?", "WHO LIVED HERE?", and more. Learn the flora and fauna, cultural and natural history, and "WHAT ARE THOSE POOLS?"
Sep 9 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 9 End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Full- Waitlist Forming)

Inks Lake 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.
Sep 10 End Date

Burning Pines 5K, 10K, & Jr. Ranger Run

Bastrop State Park
The Bastrop YMCA and the Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks present the 5th Annual Burning Pine Run 5K/10K and Junior Ranger Run! http://www.burningpinerun.com/
Sep 10 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Sep 10 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Sep 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 10 End Date

Bark Ranger Workshop-Water Dogs

Pedernales Falls State Park
Bring your canine friend to learn their Bark Ranger Skills! After the brief workshop, we will head out on the trail for a short hike down to the river to swim. Participants will receive a Bark Ranger Workshop tag to show off! Registration is required for this event. To register, please email: wendi.laws@tpwd.texas.gov
Sep 16 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 17 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us each month every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Sep 17 End Date

Lost Pines Trail Crew! - DATE CHANGE - NOW 9/17!!

Bastrop State Park
****THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED FROM 9/24 TO 9/17**** Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew! Together, we're continuing a legacy and giving the trails a little TLC! We'll teach you how to build a trail, how to stop the soil from eroding away, and other skills that you can even use at your own home!
Sep 17 End Date

Out of the Ashes Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us for a mile long guided hike on the trails at Bastrop State Park.
Sep 17 End Date

Texas Heroes Day

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Enjoy a day honoring our fallen Texas Heroes.
Sep 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 17 End Date

Annual LBJ Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 17 End Date

Colors of the Wind Watercolor - Art in the Park!

Buescher State Park
Learn to paint with all the colors of the wind at Buescher State Park! No experience required! Watercolors, paper, and brushes provided by the park. Program will be led by artist and Park Ranger, Kristen!
Sep 18 End Date

Lost Pines Trail Crew! - DATE CHANGE - NOW 9/17!!

Bastrop State Park
****THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED FROM 9/24 TO 9/17**** Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew! Together, we're continuing a legacy and giving the trails a little TLC! We'll teach you how to build a trail, how to stop the soil from eroding away, and other skills that you can even use at your own home!
Sep 18 End Date

Annual LBJ Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at LBJ State park to scatter native wildflower seeds in the Park.
Sep 19 End Date

Lost Pines Trail Crew! - DATE CHANGE - NOW 9/17!!

Bastrop State Park
****THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED FROM 9/24 TO 9/17**** Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew! Together, we're continuing a legacy and giving the trails a little TLC! We'll teach you how to build a trail, how to stop the soil from eroding away, and other skills that you can even use at your own home!
Sep 20 End Date

Lost Pines Trail Crew! - DATE CHANGE - NOW 9/17!!

Bastrop State Park
****THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED FROM 9/24 TO 9/17**** Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew! Together, we're continuing a legacy and giving the trails a little TLC! We'll teach you how to build a trail, how to stop the soil from eroding away, and other skills that you can even use at your own home!
Sep 21 End Date

Lost Pines Trail Crew! - DATE CHANGE - NOW 9/17!!

Bastrop State Park
****THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED FROM 9/24 TO 9/17**** Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew! Together, we're continuing a legacy and giving the trails a little TLC! We'll teach you how to build a trail, how to stop the soil from eroding away, and other skills that you can even use at your own home!
Sep 22 End Date

Lost Pines Trail Crew! - DATE CHANGE - NOW 9/17!!

Bastrop State Park
****THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED FROM 9/24 TO 9/17**** Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew! Together, we're continuing a legacy and giving the trails a little TLC! We'll teach you how to build a trail, how to stop the soil from eroding away, and other skills that you can even use at your own home!
Sep 23 End Date

Lost Pines Trail Crew! - DATE CHANGE - NOW 9/17!!

Bastrop State Park
****THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED FROM 9/24 TO 9/17**** Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew! Together, we're continuing a legacy and giving the trails a little TLC! We'll teach you how to build a trail, how to stop the soil from eroding away, and other skills that you can even use at your own home!
Sep 23 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 24 End Date

Autumnal Equinox Solar Viewing

Bastrop State Park
View the sun in a safe environment with a Ranger!
Sep 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 24 End Date

Before Life Became Automatic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Witness farm life as lived a century ago. Costumed interpreters demonstrate soap making, blacksmithing and other farm chores before life became so automatic!
Sep 30 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 30 End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Open)

Garner 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.

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 7 End Date

Columbus Day

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Oct.7-9.
Oct 8 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike! NOTE NEW START TIME !!
Oct 8 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Oct 8 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 15 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us each month every third Saturday for a new adventure! NOTE NEW START TIME !!
Oct 15 End Date

Bastrop State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Full-Waitlist Forming)

Bastrop 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 15 End Date

Ranch Heritage Day

A free, fun, family day to wear your boots and cowboy hats and enjoy equine arena events, chuck wagon tasting, covered wagon rides, ranch demos and kids activities.
Oct 22 End Date

Fun with Fiber

Come and discover the many ways that different types of fiber were used on a farm a century ago. Bring a desire to learn about sewing, quilting, rope making and more!

November 2016

Nov 12 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Nov 18 End Date

Thanksgiving

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available the nights of Nov. 18-26
Nov 19 End Date

McKinney Falls State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Open)

McKinney Falls 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.
Nov 26 End Date

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Get into the holiday spirit and bring the entire family to this great holiday event.

December 2016

Dec 3 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 9 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 10 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join our staff on trail work days every Second Saturday morning in 2016. Come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Enjoy the park on-your-own in the afternoon or visit nearby Bandera for added fun.
Dec 10 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 16 End Date

Christmas / New Year

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Camping available on the nights of Dec. 16-31.
Dec 16 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas
Dec 17 End Date

Trail of Lights

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Walk through the lighted trails and enjoy an old-fashion German-Texas Christmas.
Dec 18 End Date

47th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 46 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.

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