Kids Play Free
Kids 12 and under get free admission at
more than 90 Texas State Parks.
Admission for ages 13 and over vary by park.
See each park's webpage under the "Fees and Facilities" tab.
Free activity packs that parents can check
out for free at many Texas State Parks.
Outdoor Activity of the Month
Each month Texas State Parks highlights
a seasonally available and fun activity to do in parks.
Events & Activities
A great way for your family to get hands-on experience in camping and basic outdoor skills.
Discover hidden special geocaches while learning exciting facts and stories about Texas State Parks.
Kids ages 7-12 can learn about the natural world around them while exploring Texas State Parks.
Each month Texas State Parks highlights a seasonally available and fun activity to do in parks.
The Texas Buffalo Soldier program shares the story of the Ninth Cavalry and Twenty-fourth Infantry "Buffalo Soldiers" with a variety of educational opportunities and resources.
Find special events, clinics, camps and other activities just for kids.
Visit selected stocked lakes and ponds, while learning the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities, as well as free events for the whole family.
The goal of the Arts in the Parks program is to provide many diverse opportunities for everyone to get outside, use their imagination and connect with Texas State Parks through the arts.
Hunting is a great way to spend time in nature with your kids and we have lots of ways you can take your kids hunting.
Resources for Parents & Teachers
- Resources for Educators: Tool Kit directs you to our maps, loaner equipment and lesson plans.
- Keep Texas Wild: The TPW Magazine features wildlife and conservation themes for students around the 4th grade level.
- Tips for Taking Children Outdoors: Helps you make the most of your trip while keeping your sense of humor.
- Outdoor Learning: Links to our adult training workshops for teaching nature, hunting and fishing or learning these skills yourself.
- Publications for Children: Provides downloads of our popular color and activity books for children.
- Junior Naturalists: Offers information and activities about nature written for Grade 5 and up.
- Texas State Parks Pass: The Texas State Parks Pass is an annual pass that offers many special benefits.
- Smartphone Apps for Wildlife Nature Lovers: Clicking this link will take you off of TPWD website.