Texas Outdoor Family | Stephen F. Austin State Park (Houston) | (OPEN)

Join us in this wonderful state park for a family adventure your Jr. Rangers will never forget! With activities like geocaching, outdoor cooking, and fishing you will leave with the skills you need to enjoy camping in any state park.

When Nov 23, 2013 09:30 AM to
Nov 24, 2013 11:00 AM
Where Stephen F. Austin State Park
Contact Name Texas Outdoor Family
Contact Email
Contact Phone 512 389 8903



  • Stephen F. Austin State Park
  • Individual car camping sites for each family
  • Restrooms with hot showers
  • Overnight State Park Police Officer, public safety, and security



  • Thanks to TPWD sponsors, the basic camping equipment needed for the weekend will be provided.  Participants will need to bring their own food, plates, sleeping bags and personal items.  Click here for a suggested packing list: TOFPackingList 


Agenda & Activities


  • Credible Campers & Campsites:

Adults: Learn Leave no Trace principles, how to pitch your tent and use stoves safely 
Junior Rangers:  PEAK Program “Promoting environmental awareness in kids” to leave no trace

  • Building Base Camp: Families come together, gather equipment and build base camp for the weekend.
  • Caching in on State Park Trails: Trail adventure and exploration through GPS and Geo-caching
  • Fishing in State Parks:  Catch your first fish in a Texas State Park!
  • Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking Tips: How to safely build fires and cook on open flames / grills
  • Experience the natural wonders at night: Celebrating nature’s natural night noises at  State Parks


  • Coffee and chat with a Park Ranger: Q&A – Learn more about parks and conservation
  • Know Before You Go ... Breaking Camp and Leaving No Trace of your stay


Additional Curriculum

  • State Park Junior Ranger Certification Programs – Targeted Audience: 5-12 years of age
  • Environmentally-friendly program which adopts and teaches the 'Leave No Trace' philosophy and practices
  • Additional programs specifically for use and enjoyment of a state park



  • A shopping list/menu will be provided; you will need to bring your own food. Click here to see the suggested shopping list: TOFPre-Materials
  • Instructors will teach you how to enjoy family camp cooking.



  • $65 per family (up to 6 individuals) - includes all entry and camping fees.

How to Register

  • Call 512-389-8903 and ask to speak to one of our "Texas Outdoor Family" customer service representatives Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. They can answer any questions you might have and also can provide the contact number for partner site workshops.
  • You will be e-mailed a confirmation packet with directions and additional items.
  • Please note that all reservations and full payment must be made at least four business days in advance of the workshops. All fees are non-refundable.

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