Calendar of Events

All Events

October 2022

Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Longhorn & Bison Viewing

San Angelo State Park
We will showcase a small portion of the Official State of Texas Longhorn herd as well as our herd of southern plains bison.

November 2022

Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Longhorn & Bison Viewing

San Angelo State Park
We will showcase a small portion of the Official State of Texas Longhorn herd as well as our herd of southern plains bison.
Nov 30
7:00p
End Date

Our Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
What makes up our night sky? Is there more than meets the eye? Learn about the celestial bodies that make up the sky and the stories told about them.

December 2022

Dec 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour for December

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Sign up for a ranger-led hike to see ancient pictographs. Hikes are offered at 10 a.m. and then again 3 p.m. All tours are Wednesdays through Sundays. Click on the title to get more information and reserve your spot. NO PETS NO TOURS OFFERED SUNDAY DECMEBER 25th
Dec 1 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 1 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 1
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 1
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! **Please note, there will not be a hike on Thursday, December 29th, 2022**
Dec 1
3:00p
End Date

Indian Lodge Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Marvel at a living legacy of the CCC as you tour this one-of-a-kind hotel.
Dec 1
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 1
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Dec 2 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 2 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 2
8:00a
End Date

Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop - Burnet or Virtual

Burnet, TX - AgriLife Extension
Biologists will provide an overview of the wildlife tax valuation, developing a wildlife management plan, and management practices. Attendees have the option of attending in-person or online.
Dec 2
8:00a
End Date

Christmas at Old Fort Concho - School Day

San Angelo, TX - Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
Kick off the holiday season by visiting Fort Concho’s largest annual event. Held during the first full weekend in December, Christmas at Old Fort Concho transforms the fort’s 40 acres and 24 buildings into a winter wonderland.
Dec 2
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 2
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 2
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn the basics of birding and what makes birdwatching such a popular hobby. No experience required!
Dec 2
10:00a
End Date

Bison Grocery Store

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the bison who once roamed Palo Duro Canyon and their many uses to the Comanche People.
Dec 2
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 2
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 2
2:00p
End Date

Live Feeding of Tame Corn Snake

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Michael as he feeds the Martin Dies, Jr. State Park corn snake mascot, Dexter.
Dec 2
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 2
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 2
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Galveston Island State Park
The night is full of surprises, if you only know where to look.
Dec 3 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 3 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 3 End Date

Smithville Festival of Lights and Lighted Parade

Buescher State Park
The Lost Pines Complex State Parks - Buescher and Bastrop - have worked hard to make a beautiful lighted float representing our two amazing state parks! Head into town for the free festivities and cheer us on in the Lighted Parade!
Dec 3 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us by decorating your campsite and help spread the Christmas cheer!
Dec 3
8:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Meridian State Park
Become a Certified Angler Education Volunteer Instructor
Dec 3
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 3
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Dec 3
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 3
8:30a
End Date

Coffee With a Ranger

Cleburne State Park
Come join us for campfire coffee!
Dec 3
8:30a
End Date

Guided Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Interested in learning to cook in a Dutch Oven over a campfire? Daingerfield State Park is the place to be!
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Learn tips and tricks for fishing from the beach!
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to learn how to shoot? Ages 10+ welcome! (Adults, that included you too!)
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Fort Worth, TX - Fort Worth Nature Center; Hardwicke Center
Professional development for anyone who works with children Registration DEADLINE: November 18, 2022, 8:00 AM
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

Wimberley, TX - Blue Hole
Professional development for anyone who works with children
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Christmas at Old Fort Concho - Public Day

San Angelo, TX - Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
Kick off the holiday season by visiting Fort Concho’s largest annual event. Held during the first full weekend in December, Christmas at Old Fort Concho transforms the fort’s 40 acres and 24 buildings into a winter wonderland.
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Birding Stroll 101

Palmetto State Park
Join us on this walk to learn about the birds that call this park home.
Dec 3
9:30a
End Date

Birding Walk

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy a walk between our bird blinds and observe our current winged wildlife residents.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
SORRY, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join us for a short hike as we learn about the native plants that inhabit the three ecozones present at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Predators of the Pines - Guided Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to discover what creatures are roaming through the Lost Pines!
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

First Saturday Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Enjoy the diverse plants and animals found at our park every first Saturday each month. Join us in A guided Nature Walk that highlights some of the common species of plants and animals representing the three distinct ecosystems present within the park.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Country Christmas

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Deck the halls and trim the trees.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Mistletoe: Pucker-up for a Parasite

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Pretty holiday decoration or destructive parasite? Join Ranger Izzy and discover the dark truths about a beloved holiday tradition.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Bug-Eat-Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the world of tiny predators and tiny prey; how they see and how they slay.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Holiday Ornaments

Colorado Bend State Park
Decorate your own holiday ornament.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

A Mother Neff Christmas

Mother Neff State Park
Join us as we celebrate the season with crafts, cookie decorating, scavenger hunts, a visit from Santa, a storybook trail, guided hikes and shop our unique gift selections for the outdoor enthusiast on your list.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for 0.5-mile hike around our Creekfield Lake!
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get up close and personal with some of the animals of Goliad State Park by looking at, and feeling, their fur, talons, and teeth!
Dec 3
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Dec 3
11:00a
End Date

Art in the Parks: Ornaments and Cards

Franklin Mountains State Park
Make your tree and Mother Nature happy! We’ll be making ornaments and holiday cards with recycled materials.
Dec 3
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Dec 3
11:30a
End Date

Fast and the Furriest

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Izzy for a talk about native Texas wildlife and their adaptations that help them survive.
Dec 3
11:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Inks Lake State Park
Learn why Nature Journaling is a beneficial activity and practice your hand at it! *You don't need to be be a great artist :)
Dec 3
12:00p
End Date

Solar Exploration!

Eisenhower State Park
Learn about our life giving super star and take an up close look!
Dec 3
12:00p
End Date

WinterFisch Opening Day Celebration

Mason, TX - James River Crossing at Ranch Road 2389
Free family-friendly event to celebrate the rainbow trout stocking on the Llano River
Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer on a short but informative hike!
Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

Christmas with the Fishes

Sea Center Texas
Celebrate the SEAson at Sea Center Texas.
Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

Paddle with Santa

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come spend some time on the water with Santa.
Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

A Crafty Caddo Holiday

Caddo Lake State Park
Express your holiday cheer and join us at Caddo Lake for ornament crafting! Space and supplies are limited, so please let us know you are coming on Facebook!
Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

Art in the Park: Watercolor Holiday Cards

McKinney Falls State Park
Paint your very own holiday card!
Dec 3
1:30p
End Date

Hidden Habitats Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Explore the diverse habitats hiding within our Pineywoods...
Dec 3
1:30p
End Date

Festive Frontera Family Fun Day

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Spend an afternoon with family and discover the park's furry, fishy, and feathered friends!
Dec 3
1:30p
End Date

Arch in the Park: Tour of Las Cuevas

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger at Las Cuevas to explore a pictograph site and learn about the first inhabitants of Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Michael on a Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike.
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Come enjoy some Christmas Cheer!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

BARK Ranger Hike 🐕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Have a furry companion? Join us to learn how to hike with your dog!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Woodland Ornaments

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a Ranger to create holiday memories and ornaments!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Country Christmas

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Deck the halls and trim the trees.
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Ojito Adentro Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike to a hidden desert oasis.
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive!
Dec 3
2:30p
End Date

Watercolor Christmas Cards

Hill Country State Natural Area
Create a holiday-inspired watercolor painting. No experience required!
Dec 3
2:30p
End Date

Wonderful Watercolors

Palmetto State Park
Come and paint the wonderful scenery found here at Palmetto State Park
Dec 3
3:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Dec 3
3:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas edition!
Dec 3
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 3
3:30p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Dec 3
4:30p
End Date

Native American Storytelling | Maíí dóó Yadiłhił - Coyote and the Universe

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come join us for an evening of Native American storytelling with Alex Mares, who is of Diné and Mexican American descent.
Dec 3
5:00p
End Date

Twinkle Tour 2022

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for our annual Twinkle Tour at Lake Tawakoni State Park. Enjoy all the festive Christmas lights and listen to a reading of The Night Before Christmas at the amphitheater.
Dec 3
5:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire for some education and conversation! And roasted marshmallows of course!!
Dec 3
5:30p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Dec 3
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 3
6:00p
End Date

Marvels of the Moon

Pedernales Falls State Park
The moon is way more than just a night light!
Dec 3
6:00p
End Date

Star Party

Fort Boggy State Park
Observe the stars and Mars through telescope
Dec 3
6:30p
End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Christmas – Music & Poetry

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Bring the whole family to the Lone Star Amphitheater and experience Christmas cowboy style.
Dec 3
7:00p
End Date

Winter Constellation Tour

Mustang Island State Park
Spanish and French explorers navigated by observing the stars. Peer through one of our telescopes and travel to the time before GPS
Dec 3
7:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Dec 4 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 4 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 4
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Dec 4
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 4
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Dec 4
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 4
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 4
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Dec 4
9:00a
End Date

Christmas at Old Fort Concho - Public Day

San Angelo, TX - Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
Kick off the holiday season by visiting Fort Concho’s largest annual event. Held during the first full weekend in December, Christmas at Old Fort Concho transforms the fort’s 40 acres and 24r buildings into a winter wonderland.
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Adventure Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Join a ranger for an adventure through the remaining 1% of coastal prairie habitat.
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk along the Fort Leaton Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Flint, Floods, and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
The geology of the falls gives us some great views! Come see the small details that make the view even more special!
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come and learn about wildlife that calls Sheldon Lake State Park home!
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Mr. and Mrs. Claws

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Claws or talons learn the importance of these sharp features.
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for 0.5-mile hike around our Creekfield Lake!
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

God's Eye Weaving

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn the history behind God's Eye crafts and create your own to take home!
Dec 4
11:00a
End Date

Tracks and Scat

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to identify the clues left behind by our Native animals.
Dec 4
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a program about the adaptations of our residents!
Dec 4
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Dec 4
1:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how an animal's unique fur pattern or skull anatomy helps it survive
Dec 4
1:00p
End Date

Spectacular Snakes!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a talk about our slithery friends, the snakes!
Dec 4
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Dec 4
2:00p
End Date

Archery 101 *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow!
Dec 4
2:00p
End Date

Atlatl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl!
Dec 4
2:00p
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Dec 4
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 4
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 4
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Dec. 4-9

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed December 4-9 for a public hunt.
Dec 5 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 5 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 5
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 6 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 6 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 6
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 6
6:00p
End Date

Fly Tying * Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Join the Red River Fly Fishers to learn how to tie your own flies!
Dec 6
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 7 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 7 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 7
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 8 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 8 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 8
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 8
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! **Please note, there will not be a hike on Thursday, December 29th, 2022**
Dec 8
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 8
3:00p
End Date

Indian Lodge Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Marvel at a living legacy of the CCC as you tour this one-of-a-kind hotel.
Dec 8
5:30p
End Date

Cold Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Experience the rising of December’s Cold Moon in this full moon hike.
Dec 8
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 8
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Dec 8
7:00p
End Date

Our Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
What makes up our night sky? Is there more than meets the eye? Learn about the celestial bodies that make up the sky and the stories told about them.
Dec 9 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 9 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 9
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 9
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 9
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Dec 9
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 9
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 9
2:00p
End Date

Live Feeding of Tame Corn Snake

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Michael as he feeds the Martin Dies, Jr. State Park corn snake mascot, Dexter.
Dec 9
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 9
3:00p
End Date

What's Washing In?

Mustang Island State Park
You never know what you might find!
Dec 9
4:00p
End Date

Watercolor Postcards

Galveston Island State Park
Unleash your creative side and enjoy the beauty the island has to offer. Create a take home souvenir from your trip to Galveston Island State Park.
Dec 9
5:00p
End Date

Light up the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Start a new family tradition this year with our annual Christmas spectacular!
Dec 9
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Christmastime in the forest.
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with a drive-through lights display!
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2022

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 11th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park - A Drive Through Experience

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and kick off the holiday season with a visit to Cooper Lake State Park. Join us for a beautiful view as you drive through nature and decorated campsites!
Dec 10 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 10 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 10 End Date

City of Bastrop: Lost Pines Christmas Parade

Bastrop State Park
The Lost Pines Complex State Parks - Bastrop and Buescher - have worked hard to make a beautiful lighted float representing our two amazing State Parks! Head into town for the free festivities and cheer us on in the Lighted Parade!
Dec 10
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 12/10/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn of the modern-day history of the park. Click title for more information and reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Dec 10
8:00a
End Date

Coffee with a Ranger

Caddo Lake State Park
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Enjoy that fall weather with an early morning cup of coffee! Seize the day; stop by Saw Mill Pond for some coffee and a chat.
Dec 10
8:00a
End Date

Holiday in the Park 2022

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for festive fun at the park and enjoy a full day of events!
Dec 10
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 10
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Dec 10
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 10
8:30a
End Date

Second Saturday Volunteer Workday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help keep our natural area looking beautiful! No experience required.
Dec 10
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Dec 10
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 10
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to learn how to shoot? Ages 10+ welcome! (Adults, that included you too!)
Dec 10
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Dec 10
9:00a
End Date

Pancakes with Santa!

Cleburne State Park
Come have a pancake breakfast with Santa and make pinecone bird feeders!
Dec 10
9:15a
End Date

Hike to the Dinosaur Tracks & More!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Dec 10
9:30a
End Date

Birding Walk

Davis Mountains State Park
Enjoy a walk between our bird blinds and observe our current winged wildlife residents.
Dec 10
9:30a
End Date

Resaca Vieja Trail Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the depths of the park on a walk down an old trail.
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Mustang Island State Park
Watercolor time! Create a holiday memory of your visit to Mustang Island State Park.
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Christmas Crafts

Palmetto State Park
Nothing is more inspiring that nature, so join us to make nature inspired Christmas Crafts!
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Master Naturalist - Walk and a Talk

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Riddle me this, riddle me that, is that a Master Naturalist?
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Mistletoe: Pucker-up for a Parasite

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Pretty holiday decoration or destructive parasite? Join Ranger Izzy and discover the dark truths about a beloved holiday tradition.
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

A Simple Country Christmas

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us in celebrating the Christmas season with a variety of holiday themed activities
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Marching Towards Christmas

Garner State Park
Join the Buffalo Soldiers program and friends as they stop into Garner State Park before leaving for Christmas break. Fun, frontier, Christmas activities for all.
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Candle Making

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
See how mission inhabitants kept the "lights" on with candle making!
Dec 10
10:30a
End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us as we read stories about the fascinating world around us and the animals that live here.
Dec 10
10:30a
End Date

Home for the Holidays: Family Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
⛄ Join us for a ~~chill~~ guided hike amongst the rocks of Hueco Tanks! This is a ground level, family friendly hike ⛄
Dec 10
11:00a
End Date

Habitat Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to hike along through the various habitats at Caddo Lake State Park. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and learn what makes our Park special.
Dec 10
11:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Dec 10
11:30a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demo

Lockhart State Park
Celebrate the holiday season by joining us for a primer in outdoor cooking with a dutch oven!
Dec 10
12:00p
End Date

Woodland Ornaments

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join rangers and make your very own woodland ornament just in time for Christmas!
Dec 10
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Dec 10
1:00p
End Date

Art in the Park: Watercolor Holiday Cards

McKinney Falls State Park
Paint your very own holiday card!
Dec 10
1:30p
End Date

Backyard Bass

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Test your casting skills or learn how to cast.
Dec 10
1:30p
End Date

Roving with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Stop our ranger as she roves around the park. Try to stump the ranger with your questions about the interpretive items she's carrying around.
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Demo at Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demo presented by Uncle Mikes Outdoor Kitchen. Get familiar with basic equipment and techniques. Learn simple recipes. Live Q&A and cooking demonstration. Free Samples! Yum!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Michael on a Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike.
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Discovery Table: Skins & Skulls

Hill Country State Natural Area
Feel fur from a skunk, fox, deer, and more while also learning about what makes these Texas mammals special.
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Primitive Fire, History in Action

Mission Tejas State Park
Where there’s smoke there’s fire? If only that were true!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Holidays for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Join the elves in Santa’s workshop by making bird feeders for our feathered friends!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Dino Detectives

Dinosaur Valley State Park
We've set up a fake campsite. Come investigate!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Pioneer Kids Christmas

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for an old-fashioned, kid-friendly Christmas!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Santa's Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Help Santa's elves build gifts for all the good birdies!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Dec 10
2:30p
End Date

Outgoing Outdoors 101

Palmetto State Park
Join us to learn something useful, new, or old about the great outdoors in order to become a better steward.
Dec 10
3:00p
End Date

Beachcombing Basics

Mustang Island State Park
Wintertime is the best time for shelling!
Dec 10
3:00p
End Date

Oh (rein)Deer!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Izzy as she talks about the 6 different species of deer that can be found in Texas.
Dec 10
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 10
3:30p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Dec 10
4:00p
End Date

Winter Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
A sunset hike around the lake.
Dec 10
4:00p
End Date

Lakeside Christmas

Fort Parker State Park
Join us for family friendly Christmas activities!
Dec 10
5:00p
End Date

Brazos River Pickers

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and enjoy the Brazos River Pickers as they play live country and bluegrass music from America’s roots.
Dec 10
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Christmastime in the forest.
Dec 10
5:00p
End Date

Hot Cocoa with Santa!

Join us for a special evening of Christmas themed activities for the entire family!
Dec 10
5:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Experience the Canyon after dark!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with a drive-through lights display!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2022

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 11th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park - A Drive Through Experience

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and kick off the holiday season with a visit to Cooper Lake State Park. Join us for a beautiful view as you drive through nature and decorated campsites!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Holiday Light Drive-Thru

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Check out our camper's holiday spirit by taking a drive by lighted campsites and park buildings!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Creekside Christmas

Village Creek State Park
See the park like never before! It will be illuminated with lights, lights, lights galore! There will be s'more roasting, hot chocolate, pictures with Santa and more! This event is FREE to the public so bring your families, neighbors and friends and let's share some holiday cheer.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Holly-Days in the Park

San Angelo State Park
Help us celebrate the season by joining us for a drive-thru tour of lights and optional pictures with Santa and Smokey Bear in the park.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell? Are they different from one continent to the next?
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Fa La La in the Forest

Abilene State Park
Come see the Christmas light show at Abilene State Park!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Posada

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Experience the holiday traditions of the borderlands at our annual Posada at Fort Leaton!
Dec 10
6:30p
End Date

Christmas In the Park - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for our Annual Christmas in the Park Event! Gather around a warm campfire with a cup of hot cocoa or take a hayride through our campgrounds decorated by our wonderful volunteers! (Weather permitting) You can take pictures with Santa from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Dec 10
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Dec 11 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 11 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 11
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 11
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Dec 11
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 11
8:30a
End Date

Coffee With A Ranger

Abilene State Park
Ain't nothing like a warm cup of coffee on a chilly morning around a fire! Come sit with one of our rangers and chat a while.
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before.
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

Flint, Floods, and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
The geology of the falls gives us some great views! Come see the small details that make the view even more special!
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

What in the Hoodoo?

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Grab your dog and join a ranger for a hike along our Hoodoos Trail!
Dec 11
9:30a
End Date

Useful and Edible Plants

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about the plants of deep south Texas and their importance to people & wildlife.
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get up close and personal with some of the animals of Goliad State Park by looking at, and feeling, their fur, talons, and teeth!
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Rain Deer

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Doe, a deer, a rain deer painting. Join us for a morning of creative watercolor painting.
Dec 11
11:00a
End Date

Tracks and Scat

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to identify the clues left behind by our Native animals.
Dec 11
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Dec 11
1:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how an animal's unique fur pattern or skull anatomy helps it survive
Dec 11
1:00p
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Dec 11
1:00p
End Date

Holiday in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring your friends and family out to the park for this fun, free, and festive event
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Archery 101 *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow!
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Firebuilding 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn different ways to build a campfire!
Dec 11
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 11
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 12 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 12 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 12
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 13 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 13 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 13
7:30a
End Date

Winter Birding Walk

Cedar Hill State Park
Come out with us to search for the birds taking their winter break here at Cedar Hill State Park!
Dec 13
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 14 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 14 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 14
7:00p
End Date

Geminid Meteor Shower Party

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Observe the wonders of the Geminid meteor shower at Fort Leaton!
Dec 15 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 15 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 15
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 15
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! **Please note, there will not be a hike on Thursday, December 29th, 2022**
Dec 15
3:00p
End Date

Indian Lodge Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Marvel at a living legacy of the CCC as you tour this one-of-a-kind hotel.
Dec 15
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 15
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 15
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Dec 16 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 16 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 16
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 16
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 16
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 16
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 16
2:00p
End Date

Live Feeding of Tame Corn Snake

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Michael as he feeds the Martin Dies, Jr. State Park corn snake mascot, Dexter.
Dec 16
2:00p
End Date

Deer Discovery & Craft Table

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get an up-close look at different deer antlers, feel real deer fur, and ask a ranger your questions.
Dec 16
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 16
5:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and drive through decorated campgrounds. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 16
5:00p
End Date

Bonham State Park's 2nd Annual Christmas Light up the Park Event

Bonham State Park
Drive through the campground and see the campsites decorated for the holiday season.
Dec 16
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 16
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 16
7:00p
End Date

Winter Constellation Tour

Mustang Island State Park
Spanish and French explorers navigated by observing the stars. Peer through one of our telescopes and travel to the time before GPS
Dec 16
9:30p
End Date

Bentsen Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the wonders of the Rio Grande Valley on a guided walk in its wild spaces.
Dec 17 End Date

Guided Kayak Trip and Hiking Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come and join us for a guided kayak trip and hiking trip with experienced and knowledgeable volunteers.
Dec 17 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 17 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 17
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 12/17/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Please click blue title for more details.
Dec 17
8:00a
End Date

Elf Scavenger Hunt

Fort Boggy State Park
The elves have left the shelves and are at For Boggy enjoying the outdoors.
Dec 17
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 17
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Dec 17
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 17
8:30a
End Date

Poetry Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Enjoy a truly creative hike!
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to learn how to shoot? Ages 10+ welcome! (Adults, that included you too!)
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Earn a junior ranger badge while learning about history, wildlife, and safety.
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Savannah

Tyler State Park
Bird Tyler State Park's other natural region.
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Coffee With Santa

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Santa for some morning coffee and hot cocoa.
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

A Lost Pines CCC Christmas

Bastrop State Park
Celebrate Christmas in the Lost Pines with a morning full of holly jolly good times in the park for the whole family!
Dec 17
9:30a
End Date

Resaca Vieja Trail Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the depths of the park on a walk down an old trail.
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Hard Labor Hike

Lockhart State Park
Hear the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps and discover their legacy in this engaging hike!
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Fossils! A Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Become an amateur paleontologist and uncover ancient mysteries!
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Reindeer Games Geocache Hunt

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Do you think you can you hunt down all nine of Santa's reindeer? With a GPS, that is.
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Galveston Island State Park
Fishing for all, newcomers and experts.
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Homemade Ornament Workshop

Davis Mountains State Park
Come have some holiday fun making ornaments.
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Corn Husk Doll Ornaments

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Make a tree ornament or doll using corn husks and creativity!
Dec 17
10:30a
End Date

Home for the Holidays: Moderate Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
❄Join us for a guided hike amongst the ~~cool~~ rocks of Hueco Tanks! This is rated as a moderate hike. ❄
Dec 17
11:00a
End Date

Wrap Your Own Holiday Wreath

Mission Tejas State Park
Deck the halls with some natural East Texas charm!
Dec 17
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Night Tree!

Brazos Bend State Park
Come join us for a story about giving back to nature and make your own craft.
Dec 17
11:30a
End Date

Birding 101: Everybody's a Birder!

Tyler State Park
An introduction to birding.
Dec 17
12:00p
End Date

Woodland Ornaments

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join rangers and create your own woodland ornament just in time for Christmas!
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer on a short but informative hike!
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

Reindeer Games Geocache Hunt

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Do you think you can hunt down all 9 of Santa's Reindeer? With a GPS, that is.
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Valley 🎄

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us and Toys For Tots for a holly jolly Christmas in the Valley!
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

Lockhart State Park Taffy Pull

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to make a sweet holiday treat!
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

La Junta de los Rios Dutch Oven Demo

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join a park ranger to learn what was cooking in the borderlands!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Michael on a Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike.
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Discovery Table: Explore the Past

Hill Country State Natural Area
Stop by this table display and visit with a ranger about what was happening in the area millions of years ago, thousands of years ago, and a hundred years ago.
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Backyard Birds

Tyler State Park
Make you own bird sanctuary.
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Antlers and More !

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger as we look at antlers and explore the differences between them.
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Santa's Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Help Santa's elves build gifts for all the good birdies!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Gems of the Universe

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
The Geminids Meteor shower when and where to see them!
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

Secrets In The Sand

Mustang Island State Park
Where does the sand come from? What is it made of? How do plants and animals survive in it? Explore the tiniest details that create this magical habitat.
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

Fossils! Hike to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Will you become a fossil? Join us on this fun hike and find out!
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

Oh (rein)Deer!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Izzy as she talks about the six different deer species you could see in Texas.
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

Christmas Crafts

Lockhart State Park
Join us to create nature-inspired Christmas cards and ornaments!
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

A Very Marshy Christmas

Sea Rim State Park
Watch Santa and Mrs. Claus ride in to Sea Rim State Park on an airboat and join them for hot cocoa, Christmas crafts, and photo opportunities!
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

Beachcombing Basics

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures are hidden in the tide line, if you look closely.
Dec 17
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 17
3:30p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Dec 17
5:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire for some education and conversation! And roasted marshmallows of course!!
Dec 17
5:00p
End Date

Bonham State Park's 2nd Annual Christmas Light up the Park Event

Bonham State Park
Drive through the campground and see the campsites decorated for the holiday season.
Dec 17
5:30p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society in stargazing and astronomy!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Decorate your campsite to spread some Christmas cheer! Participating campers will get a 20% discount for this camping trip. During the event hours, everyone will be given candy canes and a free drive through the park to enjoy the Holiday decorations.
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas on Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a fun-filled evening of history, caroling, hot chocolate and so much more as we celebrate Christmas on Penn Farm here at Cedar Hill State Park!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Cowboy Christmas Music & Poetry

Copper Breaks State Park
Celebrate the season with our singing park rangers!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Holiday Festival of Lights

Inks Lake State Park
If you're camping with us the weekend before Christmas, please bring Holiday decorations to brighten up your campsite!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Goose Island State Park
See the park in lights, enjoy holiday activities, and CAMP FOR FREE when you decorate your campsite!
Dec 17
6:30p
End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
I wish I may, I wish I might, wish upon a star tonight!
Dec 18 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 18 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 18
8:00a
End Date

Old Tin Mine Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join a Park Ranger or volunteer guides for a hike out to the El Paso Tin Mines, the remains of a mining operation from the early 1900s.
Dec 18
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 18
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Dec 18
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 18
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before.
Dec 18
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 18
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Dec 18
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Dec 18
9:30a
End Date

Painting for Beginners

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Paint "happy little accidents" with a ranger and take home your own piece of nature!
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Adventure Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Join a ranger for an adventure through the remaining 1% of coastal prairie habitat.
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Coffee with a Ranger

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Come and join us for a hot cup of coffee and conversation!
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Intro to Hiking: For Women Only

Government Canyon State Natural Area
A special program just for women.
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Story of Saint Francis

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn the fascinating story of Saint Francis, founder of the Franciscan Order of friars who would cross the globe to convert Native Americans to Catholicism.
Dec 18
11:00a
End Date

Tracks and Scat

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to identify the clues left behind by our Native animals.
Dec 18
12:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Dec 18
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Dec 18
1:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how an animal's unique fur pattern or skull anatomy helps it survive
Dec 18
1:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come and learn about wildlife that calls Sheldon Lake State Park home!
Dec 18
1:00p
End Date

Critters of the Big Bend

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Earn your Junior Ranger badge and learn about the critters that call Big Bend home!
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Archery 101 *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow!
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Dec 18
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 18
5:30p
End Date

53rd Annual Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy this special tradition started 53 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson
Dec 18
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 19 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 19 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 19
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 20 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 20 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 20
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Birds

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Dec 20
10:00a
End Date

A Slice of Palo Duro Pie

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Dec 20
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 20
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 21 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 21 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 21
9:00a
End Date

Winter Sole-stice Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Celebrate the beginning of winter with a 2-mile hike
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Mustang Island State Park
Watercolor time! Create a holiday memory of your visit to Mustang Island State Park.
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Holidays for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Join the elves in Santa’s workshop by making bird feeders for our feathered friends!
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about who’s who in Palo Duro and how carnivores hunt their prey.
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 21
5:00p
End Date

Winter Solstice Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Celebrate the official start of winter on this evening hike.
Dec 21
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 22 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 22 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 22
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 22
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! **Please note, there will not be a hike on Thursday, December 29th, 2022**
Dec 22
10:00a
End Date

Bayside Nature Tour

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile walk
Dec 22
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 22
2:30p
End Date

Horses in History & Ornament Craft

Hill Country State Natural Area
Learn how horses played important roles in the lives of vaqueros, native people, ranchers, and more. Then, play a round of horseshoes and paint a horse ornament to take with you.
Dec 22
3:00p
End Date

Indian Lodge Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Marvel at a living legacy of the CCC as you tour this one-of-a-kind hotel.
Dec 22
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 22
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Dec 23 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 23 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 23
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 23
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 23
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Dec 23
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl & Dart Throwing

Hill Country State Natural Area
Stop by to learn about one of the oldest hunting devices, the atlatl, and then try your hand at using one!
Dec 23
11:00a
End Date

Wildlife Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join our park ranger in viewing local wildlife in their native habitat!
Dec 23
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 23
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 23
2:00p
End Date

Live Feeding of Tame Corn Snake

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Michael as he feeds the Martin Dies, Jr. State Park corn snake mascot, Dexter.
Dec 23
2:00p
End Date

Cookies and Cocoa

Franklin Mountains State Park
Gather with us to share food, fun, and family time.
Dec 23
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 23
3:00p
End Date

Beachcombing Basics

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures are hidden in the tide line, if you look closely.
Dec 23
4:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join Ranger Regina around the campfire to talk about our upcoming events and adventures to be had!
Dec 23
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 23
6:00p
End Date

Christmastime Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
Christmas decorations are great, but nothing beats the Christmas lights in the sky!
Dec 23
6:00p
End Date

Smores over a Campfire

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come learn about smores while enjoying a s'more.
Dec 23
6:45p
End Date

Star Party in the Badlands

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us at the West Contrabando Trailhead for a holiday star party in the badlands region of our park!
Dec 24 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 24 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 24
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 24
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 24
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Dec 24
9:00a
End Date

Arts in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Fall in love with the outdoors through your artistic side
Dec 24
9:00a
End Date

Coffee With Santa

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Santa for his morning coffee and some hot cocoa.
Dec 24
9:00a
End Date

Peak Challenge Hike - North Franklin

Franklin Mountains State Park
Test yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains State Park.
Dec 24
9:00a
End Date

Self-Guided 4X4 Vehicle Scavenger Hunt

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Spend your holiday weekend driving the rugged roads of Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Dec 24
9:00a
End Date

Closed Canyon Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Celebrate the holidays at your favorite park! Grab your pet and favorite ugly Christmas sweater to join a ranger on a 1.5 mile there and back of Closed Canyon!
Dec 24
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 24
10:00a
End Date

Santa Claus is Coming...

Colorado Bend State Park
Santa Claus is coming to the park! Have your Christmas list ready.
Dec 24
10:00a
End Date

Oh Deer!

Eisenhower State Park
Our deer help to create and preserve our park's ecosystem!
Dec 24
11:00a
End Date

Santa Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Get ready for the big day and stretch your legs by joining us for a guided hike to Upper Sunset. Santa hats required!
Dec 24
11:00a
End Date

Wayfinding 101

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Discover how to navigate any terrain by reading maps, using tools, and observing your environment!
Dec 24
11:00a
End Date

Firebuilding 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn different ways to build a campfire!
Dec 24
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Night Tree!

Brazos Bend State Park
Come join us for a story about giving back to nature and make your own craft.
Dec 24
11:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Dec 24
11:30a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Inks Lake State Park
Learn why Nature Journaling is a beneficial activity and practice your hand at it! *You don't need to be be a great artist :)
Dec 24
1:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer on a short but informative hike!
Dec 24
1:00p
End Date

Reading with Santa

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Santa as he reads "The Night Before Christmas" for Christmas Eve.
Dec 24
1:30p
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

Eisenhower State Park
Cook with cast iron like the settlers and learn the rich history of the Dutch Oven!
Dec 24
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 24
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Michael on a Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike.
Dec 24
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park *Registration Required

Eisenhower State Park
Get in touch with nature and create something special!
Dec 24
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 24
3:30p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Dec 24
4:00p
End Date

Park Reading Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come listen to Ranger Jamie read a different story every month and then participate in a fun crafts activity!
Dec 24
5:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire for some education and conversation! And roasted marshmallows of course!!
Dec 24
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 24
6:00p
End Date

Christmastime Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
Christmas decorations are great, but nothing beats the Christmas lights in the sky!
Dec 24
7:00p
End Date

Self-guided Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Ursids meteor shower
Dec 24
7:00p
End Date

Self-guided Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Ursids meteor shower
Dec 25 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 25 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 25
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 25
9:00a
End Date

Last Sunday Hike - Nature Walk

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join a park ranger on a guided hike through the Western foothills of the Franklin Mountains.
Dec 25
2:00p
End Date

Mindfulness Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a park ranger for a peaceful holiday hike on the Hoodoos Trail.
Dec 25
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 25
10:00p
End Date

*Park Closed For Wildlife Management*

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls SP will be closed to all visitors and campers during this time.
Dec 26 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 26 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 26
1:30p
End Date

Arch in the Park: Tour of Las Cuevas

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger at Las Cuevas to explore a pictograph site and learn about the first inhabitants of Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Dec 26
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 27 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 27 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 27
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 27
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 28 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 28 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 28
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Dec 28
10:00a
End Date

Bayside Nature Tour

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile walk
Dec 28
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 28
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 29 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 29 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 29
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 29
10:00a
End Date

A Slice of Palo Duro Pie

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Dec 29
10:00a
End Date

Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Join us to learn the basics of prehistoric hunting with an atlatl!
Dec 29
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 29
3:00p
End Date

Indian Lodge Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Marvel at a living legacy of the CCC as you tour this one-of-a-kind hotel.
Dec 29
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 29
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Dec 30 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 30 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 30 End Date

Christmas Bird Count - Bentsen/Anzalduas

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Birders of all skill levels are invited to help survey birds in our count circle. Participation is free.
Dec 30 End Date

Holiday Hours: Extra Days Open

Government Canyon State Natural Area
We will be open for day use as well as overnight camping during most school holidays throughout 2022-2023 season. See details below for a full list of dates. Natural Area entry fees and overnight camping fees apply each day. For more information call us at (210) 688-9055.
Dec 30
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 30
10:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Dec 30
1:00p
End Date

Falls and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
Discover the secrets behind the wondrous Pedernales Falls!
Dec 30
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 30
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 30
2:00p
End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Galveston Island State Park
Are you a 6- to 12-year old who loves nature and the outdoors? Become a Junior Ranger!
Dec 30
3:00p
End Date

Secrets In The Sand

Mustang Island State Park
Where does the sand come from? What is it made of? How do plants and animals survive in it? Explore the tiniest details that create this magical habitat.
Dec 30
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 30
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 30
6:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Enjoy a night of stargazing at our International Dark Sky park during the holidays!
Dec 31 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 31 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 31
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 31
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Dec 31
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Dec 31
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Dec 31
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to learn how to shoot? Ages 10+ welcome! (Adults, that included you too!)
Dec 31
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Dec 31
9:00a
End Date

Birding Stroll 101

Palmetto State Park
Join us on this walk to learn about the birds that call this park home.
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Pups in the Park

Galveston Island State Park
A pawsome time for the ultimutt dog lovers
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls!

South Llano River State Park
Check out animal skins and furs found in the Hill Country.
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

New Year's Eve Day Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
Hike part of the Spicewood Canyon Trail.
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

New Years Eve Hike

Bastrop State Park
It's the last day of the year, let's spend some of it on the beautiful trails of Bastrop State Park!
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Origins of Hot Chocolate

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
A favorite winter drink has a surprising history! Learn how hot chocolate evolved from a cold and bitter drink into the sweet treat we enjoy today.
Dec 31
11:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
What can we learn about wildlife from what they leave behind?
Dec 31
11:00a
End Date

Women's Hike - Lower Sunset

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert with other women, led by a female ranger or volunteer. Learn about best hiking practices and the unique desert ecosystems. This hike is open to women of all experience levels who are excited to spend more quality time outdoors.
Dec 31
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Dec 31
1:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer on a short but informative hike!
Dec 31
1:00p
End Date

Art in the Park: Watercolor Holiday Cards

McKinney Falls State Park
Paint your very own holiday card!
Dec 31
1:00p
End Date

Nature Journaling

Buescher State Park
Nature journaling can be a special way to preserve unique memories from your camping / hiking / outdoor adventures!
Dec 31
1:30p
End Date

Rice Log Home Tour

Mission Tejas State Park
What was a Texas homestead like in 1828?
Dec 31
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 31
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Dec 31
2:00p
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Dec 31
2:00p
End Date

Kid's Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing.
Dec 31
2:00p
End Date

New Year's Eve Campfire

Eisenhower State Park
Celebrate New Year's Eve at the park with some roasted marshmallows!
Dec 31
2:30p
End Date

Outgoing Outdoors 101

Palmetto State Park
Join us to learn something useful, new, or old about the great outdoors in order to become a better steward.
Dec 31
3:00p
End Date

Beachcombing Basics

Mustang Island State Park
Wintertime is the best time for shelling!
Dec 31
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 31
3:30p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Dec 31
4:00p
End Date

New Year's Eve Campfire Fun!

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Enjoy your last day of 2022 with some fun around the campfire!
Dec 31
4:30p
End Date

Last Day Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Spend New Years Eve hiking and reflecting on the last year!
Dec 31
5:00p
End Date

New Year's Eve Sunset Stroll

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a guided hike and experience one of McKinney Falls State Park's beautiful sunsets on the last day of 2022!
Dec 31
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 31
10:00p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?
Dec 31
11:00p
End Date

Smores Galore New Year's Eve Party

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Dec 31
11:00p
End Date

First Day Campfire and First Day Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel around a campfire to celebrate New Year's. We might get a chance to see some local fireworks displays! We will take a short "First Day" night hike after the campfire.
Dec 31
11:00p
End Date

Midnight Countdown Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Countdown the New Year with a hike to the Overlook!
Dec 31
11:15p
End Date

Guided Midnight Hike w/ Hot Cocoa & S'mores

San Angelo State Park
Ring in the New Year outside with a guided hike through portions of Roadrunner and Strawberry trails. We will be able to observe nocturnal wildlife and have s'mores and hot cocoa to stay warm.
Dec 31
11:30p
End Date

First Day Hike – Midnight Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Welcome in the New Year and make a lifetime memory, outdoors! At Lake Mineral Wells State Park.
Dec 31
11:30p
End Date

First Day Hike - Midnight

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ring in the New Year right with a First Day Hike on the Kiowa Trail!

January 2023

Jan 1 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Jan 1 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Honey Creek Nature Hikes

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek on our First Day Hikes!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a hike on the first day of the new year in 2023!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike of 2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Get a start celebrating Texas State Parks' 100th Year on New Year's Day with a nature-minded hike at Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site. Windmill Trail is open for day-use; you can participate in this self-guided hike at anytime.
Jan 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour for January

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10 am and then again at 3 pm, to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesdays through Sundays. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. NO PETS ALLOWED ON TOUR.
Jan 1 End Date

100 Years of Texas State Parks Scavenger Hunt

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join in the hunt and enter to win a raffle while celebrating 100 years of Texas State Parks.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike - Self Guided

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Kick off the new year with a hike through the woods!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Enjoy a self-guided hike to kick off the New Year!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Self-guided Hike, Bike and/or Ride!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Self-guided Hike and or Bike!

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1 End Date

Self-Guided First Day Nature Hikes

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience the great outdoors and join us for a self-guided First Day Hike!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike – Self-Guided

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ring in the New Year right with a First Day Hike! Take a photo of yourself or a feature on our trails on Jan. 1 and get a First Day Hike sticker!
Jan 1 End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park Photo Contest – 100 Years Edition

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
If you love photography and Texas State parks this photo contest is just for you!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Take your first hike of the year in the beautiful hill country!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike, Bike, Run, Paddle

Inks Lake State Park
Join us by starting the New Year with multiple activities within the park.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Self-Guided Hike, Bike, Canoe, or Kayak Adventure

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Start the new year off with a self-guided tour on one (or more) of our hiking, biking, canoeing, or kayaking trails.
Jan 1
7:00a
End Date

First Day Sunrise Hike

Lockhart State Park
Start your New Year off right with an early morning hike at Lockhart State Park!
Jan 1
7:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Sunrise Beach Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Begin 2023 with a sunrise walk on the beach at Galveston Island State Park!
Jan 1
7:15a
End Date

Rise 'N Shine Hike - First Day Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the New Year off right with a guided ranger hike to see the sunrise!
Jan 1
7:30a
End Date

First Day Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Start your year list with Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Fort Boggy State Park
We are starting off the new year and the Texas State Park 100 year celebration with a hike.
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Self-Guided Hike – Roadrunner Trail

San Angelo State Park
Hike Roadrunner Trail for a self-guided First Day Hike! The total trail is 3 miles long. However, you can adjust it to your needs. Be sure to stop back by the gatehouse after your hike to report your miles and receive your First Day Hike sticker.
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike

Lockhart State Park
Feel like a hike, but at your own pace? We got you covered.
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Introduction to Birdwatching

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join in a long-standing tradition happening throughout the nation and take a hike on New Year's Day!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot and join in the annual First Day Hike at Brazos Bend State Park.
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Self Guided

Eisenhower State Park
Hike off the holidays and start the new year with a little adventure!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Celebration

Huntsville State Park
Celebrate the First Day of the year on the trails at Huntsville State Park.
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: 100 Years in the Making

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us on our First Day Hike and help celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Move Like an Animal

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with our self-guided hike!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Dinosaur Track Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with our self-guided hike!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Cedar Brake Outer Loop Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with one of our self-guided hikes!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Fresno Divide Trail

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Ring in the New Year with a ranger-led hike. You will explore some of the most spectacular natural and historical landscapes in Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

New Year's Day Shore Explore

Mustang Island State Park
Start the New Year with a breath of fresh ocean air
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Self - Guided

Palmetto State Park
Start the year off right, with some peace of mind at your own pace.
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike! - Self Guided

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join in a long-standing tradition happening throughout the nation and take a hike on New Year's Day.
Jan 1
8:15a
End Date

First Day Hike - Self-Guided

Hill Country State Natural Area
Start the new year with a hike through the hill country.
Jan 1
8:15a
End Date

First Day Hike

Blanco State Park
Join us for a short and easy guided hike.
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Buescher State Park
Start 2023 off on the right foot by strapping on your hiking boots and going on a self guided First Day Hike in Buescher State Park!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Activities

Village Creek State Park
Start the New Year off with a resolution to spend more time outside enjoying nature! Why not join us at the park and start a new First Day tradition? You can come alone, bring your family, ask a friend to join you, or even spend some quality time with your leashed pup. Choose one or more of these self-guided activities to begin.
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike

Goose Island State Park
Ring in 2023 with a self-guided one-mile hike on the Turks Cap Trail. Swing by headquarters for trail information and supplemental guides.
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger for the first hike of the new year!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Bastrop State Park
Start 2023 off on the right foot by strapping on your hiking boots and going on a self guided First Day Hike in Bastrop State Park!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike - West Peak & Bandera Creek

Hill Country State Natural Area
Start the new year with a guided hike through the hill country.
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike - Start it Right!

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on our annual First Day Hike, a fun way to fulfill those New Year resolutions!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike at Goose Island! (AM)

Goose Island State Park
Start your new year off on the right foot.
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Start your new year off on the right *wing*.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Sea Rim State Park
Start your resolutions off right by joining us for a hike on the beach on the first day of the new year!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day - Run/Jog

Village Creek State Park
Get your blood pumping on this 2.2-mile jog down the Village Creek Trail to the swimming area and back. Grab your running shoes and meet Ranger Tanya at the Information station at the back parking lot for this non-competitive run.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Palmetto State Park
Dust off those hiking boots, and lace them tight! We are stepping into the New Year with the best foot forward.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Birding with a Guide

Lake Whitney State Park
Join Master Naturalists for an easy 1 mile hike to discover birding tips and tricks. Start your New Year enjoying the views of Lake Whitney State Park.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Hike through History

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate over 300 years of history as you take a walk through a timeline of Mission Espiritu Santo and Goliad State Park! (Self-guided option available all day)
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Swim

Balmorhea State Park
Get a start celebrating Texas State Parks' 100th Year on New Year's Day with the first swim of 2023 in the world's largest spring-fed swimming pool!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Hikes

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spend the first day of 2023 exploring our trails at your own pace.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us for a 3-mile hike around the tram loop!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Greenbelt Unit - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Looking to start the new year off with a hike? Join us!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Chinquapin Trail

Huntsville State Park
Day one of a new year. Lace up your boots to kick it off on the right foot.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2023!

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to kick off the new year on an outdoor adventure? We'll meet at 75 Acre Lake to view the birds and take a walk!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - 2023

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Ring in the NEW year on this OLD trail.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

Lost Maples First Day Hike

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Start 2023 right with a First Day Hike at Lost Maples! Please note that this is a challenging hike over rough terrain that will take over three hours.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Hike for your health at Birch Creek!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

Morning Ramble with a Ranger - First Day Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the New Year off with a guided ranger hike!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

Family-Friendly Morning Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Happy New Year 2023!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2023

Mother Neff State Park
Get a start celebrating Texas State Parks' 100th Year on New Year's Day by exploring the natural beauty of Mother Neff State Park.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike- Coastal Prairie Edition

Galveston Island State Park
Hike through Galveston Island State Park’s endangered coastal prairie at your own pace to ring in the New Year right.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot and join us on a guided First Day Hike through the Brazos River bottomland forests of Stephen F. Austin State Park. Experience for yourself the sights and sounds of the beautiful resources the park has to offer right near your own backyard!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Start off the new year with a hike!
Jan 1
9:30a
End Date

First Day Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we hike into the new year by hiking to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Jan 1
9:30a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cleburne State Park
Have you made your New Year's resolution? Life is Better Outside! Start the year off with a breath of fresh air. Come join us for a ranger-led hike to the beautiful and historic CCC Spillway!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

T.R.Y.athlon! First Day Hikes

Tyler State Park
🎉 Put the "TRY" in your New Year's Resolution!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Guided Mountain Bike Ride

San Angelo State Park
Join the San Angelo Bicycle Association on a guided First Day Mountain Bike Ride at Burkett Trailhead. Open to anyone who wants to ride. We will regroup periodically to make sure no one is left behind or lost.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Catfish Point Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join park staff on a guided hike around the winding, scenic Lakeview Trail (1.37 miles). You can end the hike on the Lakeview Trail, take the rugged Longhorn Trail (0.36 miles) to the top of a stunning overlook, or take a self-guided hike up the steep Chaparral Ridge Trail (0.5 miles).
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

Mile-High First Day Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Start 2023 off on the right (or left) foot by joining us on our “Mile-High First Day Hike”.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Fresno West Rim

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Start the new year off right with a hike to the iconic West Rim overlook in the park's interior.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

2023 First Day Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Start the year off with a hike!!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks! Bring in the new year with a hike at Caddo Lake State Park. The hike is self-guided and at your own pace! Once you finish, stop by the trailhead to grab your First Day Hike sticker, while supplies last!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike! - Mesquite Bend Trail

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join in a long-standing tradition happening throughout the nation and take a hike on New Year's Day.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day History Hike

Lockhart State Park
Learn about the beginning of our Park as we hike on the beginning of a New Year!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2023

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start off the New Year with a hike in the park!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Celebrate the new year and a fresh start with a hike on our two-mile Nature Trail loop! The Nature Trail is an easy to moderate 2-mile loop so you will end where you begin. This hike features tall post oaks, overlooks of Fairfield Lake, and interpretive signage about local plants and wildlife. Bring your binoculars and look for Bald Eagles! Hike starts promptly at 10 am and will last a little over an hour.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Mundy's Gap

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's start the New Year’s resolutions off on the right hiking foot! Join us to work up a sweat and burn some calories while taking in the splendors of the Franklin Mountains State Park. We will be hiking along a scenic trail up to Mundy's Gap - a moderate/difficult hike.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Horse Ride to the Overlook

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join Eagle Eye Ranch for a guided horse ride to the Overlook!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Start the New Year off outdoors!!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Start your year off on the right foot.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

Self-guided Bird Walk

Old Tunnel State Park
Pick up a bird checklist and hike the 1/2-mile nature trail looking for winter birds.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
New Year, new you... same old rangers!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike! - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Reservations required. Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a walk back in time to life of early settlers in the Texas Hill Country!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Walkies

Government Canyon State Natural Area
It's a dog-gone New Year's Day hike!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day - New Me in '23 Guided Hike

Village Creek State Park
Welcome to a new year, a new start, and a new, healthier you! Research has shown that people tend to stay with exercise plans that are fun, varied, and done with a buddy. Let’s get started! Bring a buddy and start your new fitness routine on one of our beautiful trails. Our trails are traffic free, different every day, and you can choose your pace and difficulty level.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

Family-Friendly Stroll

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Welcome in the New Year with a pleasant stroll along the Discovery Trail
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Guided Horseback Trail Ride

San Angelo State Park
Join the Friends of San Angelo State Park on a guided trail ride starting at Chaparral Trail.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Mindfulness Hike

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Set your intentions for the new year on this half-mile hike!
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Hike

South Llano River State Park
Start off the new year with a park ranger for a hike through the pecan bottom down to Buck Lake.
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
It's Texas State Park's 100-Year Celebration! Start your New Year off with a fun-filled hike.
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Scenic Overlook Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Ring in the New Year with a hike to the Scenic Overlook (pet friendly).
Jan 1
11:00a
End Date

Caprock Canyons First Day Hike

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hiking for mind, body, and spirit.
Jan 1
11:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Cardiac Hill

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's start the New Year’s resolutions off on the right hiking foot! Join us to work up a sweat and burn some calories while taking in the splendors of the Franklin Mountains State Park. We will be hiking along a scenic trail up Cardiac Hill - a moderate/difficult hike.
Jan 1
11:00a
End Date

First Day Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us to celebrate the New Year with a guided hike to the best view in the park!
Jan 1
12:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: Catfish Point Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
12:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Hills & Creek Bottom

Hill Country State Natural Area
Start the new year with a guided hike through the hill country.
Jan 1
12:00p
End Date

First Day Kayaking *Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Celebrate New Year's Day with a guided kayaking adventure!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

Late Risers First Day Hike

Abilene State Park
A First Day Hike for those who want to sleep in.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike!

Atlanta State Park
Start 2023 with a peaceful First-Day Hike and enjoy the natural beauty of Atlanta State Park’s Hickory Hollow Nature Trail.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Start the year off right with a hike and celebrate with us!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: North Onion Creek Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike

Devils River State Natural Area
Join people all across the nation as we hike in the New Year and the beginning of the Texas State Park 100-year celebration with a guided First Day Hike at Devils River SNA-Del Norte.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Scavenger Hunt

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us at the Two Bridges Trail anytime between 1 and 3 pm. to start your scavenger hunt. Enjoy an easy one-mile trail as you search high and low for three hidden posters that celebrate the New Year!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Bonham

Bonham State Park
Join us to walk off all those holiday treats.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike

Strawn, TX - Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
Join us on a moderate, two mile guided hike for a exclusive look at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - What a View!!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
...and we're not "bluffing!" (Well, technically there IS a bluff involved...)
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day - Paddle Trip

Village Creek State Park
Come celebrate the start of a new year with a paddle trip on New Year's Day! Join rangers Alex and Larissa for a guided paddle trip to explore the natural wonder of Village Creek and discover the unrivaled biodiversity that the park has to offer. All skill levels are welcome, bring your own craft or borrow one of ours while supplies last. *Registration is required*
Jan 1
1:30p
End Date

First Day Hike at Goose Island! (PM)

Goose Island State Park
Start your new year off on the right foot.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Recover from the holidays by joining us for a First Day Hike on New Year's Day!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Paddle

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Start your year off with some fun.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: Longhorn Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - 2 @ 2

Huntsville State Park
Big New Year's resolutions sometimes need to start small. Take the first steps to a new year doing 2 miles at 2 pm.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Plant Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the stories of our local plants in this fun winter hike!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hike! - Mesquite Bend Trail

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join in a long-standing tradition happening throughout the nation and take a hike on New Year's Day.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

7th Annual Dino Dive

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Are you ready to jump into 2023 in the frigid Paluxy River? We are!
Jan 1
2:00p
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 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hike

Purtis Creek State Park
Join us for a hike to start a healthy New Year.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

Late Riser's Guided First Day Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Start off the new year in nature!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Guided Bark Ranger Hike

San Angelo State Park
Come out for a guided hike through a portion of the Chaparral Trail and the Red Dam Loop Trail to start the year off outside! Dogs are encouraged and welcome to come along. All pets must always be on a leash no longer than 6 ft.
Jan 1
2:30p
End Date

First Day Plant Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park to discover the plants of the winter season!
Jan 1
3:00p
End Date

Afternoon First Day Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Start off 2023 with an afternoon in nature!
Jan 1
3:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - 3 @ 3

Huntsville State Park
Ok, party people. Now that you had your chance to sleep in, get your boots laced up for our New Years hike of 3 miles at 3 pm.
Jan 1
3:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Bar-O & History

Hill Country State Natural Area
Start the new year with a guided hike through the hill country.
Jan 1
3:30p
End Date

First Day Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 1
5:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Sunset Hike

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us on a hike for the first sunset of 2023!
Jan 1
5:00p
End Date

First Day Hike – Sunset

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ring in the New Year right with a First Day Hike! Join our rangers for a brisk, evening hike on the CCC and Triassic Trails right as the sun sets over the rim of the canyon!
Jan 1
5:15p
End Date

First Day Hike - Merrick Mile Sunset

Hill Country State Natural Area
Start the new year with a guided hike through the hill country.
Jan 1
5:30p
End Date

First Day Sunset Hike

Lockhart State Park
Late risers rejoice! This First Day Hike is just for you.
Jan 2
10:00a
End Date

Hiking Through History

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us on a hike through time, starting in modern history and hiking down to 300-million-year old fossils!
Jan 3
6:00p
End Date

Fly Tying * Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Join the Red River Fly Fishers to learn how to tie your own flies!
Jan 6
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Jan 6
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 6
6:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
aaaaaAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOoooooooo !!!!!
Jan 7
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 01/07/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn about the modern-day history of the park. Click title for more information and to reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Jan 7
8:00a
End Date

Guided Hike to the Protected Habitat Area

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Jan 7
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Jan 7
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Jan 7
9:00a
End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Learn tips and tricks for fishing from the beach!
Jan 7
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Jan 7
9:00a
End Date

Trout Kids Derby - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
🎉 Help us celebrate 100 years of fishing in Texas State Parks at our annual Trout Kids Derby!
Jan 7
10:00a
End Date

First Saturday Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Enjoy the diverse plants and animals found at our park every first Saturday each month. Join us in A guided Nature Walk that highlights some of the common species of plants and animals representing the three distinct ecosystems present within the park.
Jan 7
10:30a
End Date

Falls and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
Discover the secrets behind the wondrous Pedernales Falls!
Jan 7
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Jan 7
1:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer on a short but informative hike!
Jan 7
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 7
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 7
2:00p
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Jan 7
5:00p
End Date

Brazos River Pickers

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and enjoy the Brazos River Pickers as they play live country and bluegrass music from America’s roots.
Jan 7
5:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire for some education and conversation! And roasted marshmallows of course!!
Jan 7
6:00p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association **Canceled**

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Jan 8
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Jan 8
9:00a
End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
Professional development for anyone who works with children
Jan 8
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Jan 8
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 13
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 14
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Jan 14
8:30a
End Date

Second Saturday Volunteer Workday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help keep our natural area looking beautiful! No experience required.
Jan 14
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Jan 14
9:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Jan 14
10:00a
End Date

Longhorn & Bison Viewing

San Angelo State Park
We will showcase a small portion of the Official State of Texas Longhorn herd as well as our herd of southern plains bison.
Jan 14
10:00a
End Date

The Story of Government Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
It's all about San Antonio's largest Natural Area!
Jan 14
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Jan 14
1:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer on a short but informative hike!
Jan 14
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 14
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 14
5:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire for some education and conversation! And roasted marshmallows of course!!
Jan 15
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Jan 15
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Jan 15
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 15
10:00p
End Date

*Park Closed For Wildlife Management*

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls SP will be closed to all visitors and campers during this time.
Jan 18
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Jan 19
6:45p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Jan 20
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Jan 20
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 21 End Date

Guided Kayak Trip and Hiking Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come and join us for a guided kayak trip and hiking trip with experienced and knowledgeable volunteers.
Jan 21
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 01/21/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Click above blue title for more information.
Jan 21
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Jan 21
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Jan 21
9:00a
End Date

Fly Fishing Class

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us for a beginners fly fishing class - no experience required. Master fly-fisher Bob Cappallo will focus on equipment, equipment selection, basic knot tying, casting and casting fundamentals.
Jan 21
10:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Webster, TX - Challenger 7 County Park
Become a TPWD Certified Education Instructor
Jan 21
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Jan 21
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 21
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 22
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Jan 22
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before.
Jan 22
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Jan 22
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 25
9:00a
End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Professional development for anyone who works with children Registration DEADLINE: January 11, 2023, 8:00 AM
Jan 27
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 28
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Jan 28
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Jan 28
9:00a
End Date

Kid Fish 2023

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
🎉 Join us for a day of fishing fun!
Jan 28
10:00a
End Date

33rd Annual Kid's Fishing Day

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
🎉 Join us for the 33rd Annual Kid's Fishing Day!
Jan 28
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Jan 28
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 28
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 29
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Jan 29
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Jan 29
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Jan 29
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Jan. 29 - Feb. 3

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed January 29 - February 3 for a public hunt (Quail).

February 2023

Feb 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour for February

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of February, the Park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesdays through Sundays. Click on title for more information and get tour tickets. NO PETS ALLOWED ON TOUR.
Feb 3
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Feb 3
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 4
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Guided Hike 02/04/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes you in the upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn of the modern-day history of the park. Click the title for more information and to reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Feb 4
9:00a
End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Learn tips and tricks for fishing from the beach!
Feb 4
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Feb 4
9:00a
End Date

Fly Fishing Class

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us for a beginners fly fishing class - no experience required. Master fly-fisher Bob Cappallo will focus on equipment, equipment selection, basic knot tying, casting and casting fundamentals.
Feb 4
10:00a
End Date

First Saturday Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Enjoy the diverse plants and animals found at our park every first Saturday each month. Join us in A guided Nature Walk that highlights some of the common species of plants and animals representing the three distinct ecosystems present within the park.
Feb 4
10:00a
End Date

Celebrating Black History Month

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join the Buffalo Soldiers Program and a few friends as we celebrate Black History Month. Fun Stories, activities and more.
Feb 4
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 4
5:00p
End Date

Brazos River Pickers

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and enjoy the Brazos River Pickers as they play live country and bluegrass music from America’s roots.
Feb 4
6:30p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Feb 10
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 11
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 02/11/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Click above blue title for more details.
Feb 11
8:30a
End Date

Second Saturday Volunteer Workday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help keep our natural area looking beautiful! No experience required.
Feb 11
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Feb 11
9:00a
End Date

Boater Education Classroom Course

Sea Center Texas
Get your Boaters Education Certification in a fun, educational, and informative class at Sea Center Texas.
Feb 11
10:00a
End Date

Longhorn & Bison Viewing

San Angelo State Park
We will showcase a small portion of the Official State of Texas Longhorn herd as well as our herd of southern plains bison.
Feb 11
10:00a
End Date

Celebrating Black History Month

Cedar Hill State Park
Join the Buffalo Soldiers Team and friends as we celebrate Black History Month with stories and fun activities.
Feb 11
10:00a
End Date

Career Fair - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
🎉 Have you ever thought about being a ranger or working for Texas Parks and Wildlife?
Feb 11
1:00p
End Date

Black History Month Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
In honor of the historic contributions of black Americans, Caddo Lake State Park is hosting a history hike concerning the Buffalo Soldiers, and black conservationists, scientists, and environmentalists.
Feb 11
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Feb 17
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Feb 17
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 18 End Date

Guided Kayak Trip and Hiking Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come and join us for a guided kayak trip and hiking trip with experienced and knowledgeable volunteers.
Feb 18
7:00a
End Date

Special Geocache Challenge: It's All About Water

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 Find the treasures hidden within the Natural Area that tell you: It's All About Water
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Experience a Day in the Life of a CCC Enrollee

Huntsville State Park
🎉 Take an interactive tour through the life of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Read about their formation, get hands-on with their tools and uniforms, visit the camp store to shop the benefits of being an enrollee. And hear from the men themselves, though their newsletter, as you stand in Ravens Lodge and look out at Lake Raven that they helped create.
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water!
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Our Past, Present & Future: 100 Million Years Ago to 100 Years From Now

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water!
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Hike to the Dinosaur Tracks

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water!
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Fly Fishing 101 at Fort Parker State Park

Fort Parker State Park
Learn the basics of Fly Fishing at Fort Parker State Park.
Feb 18
10:00a
End Date

Celebrating Black History Month

Brazos Bend State Park
Join the Buffalo Soldiers and friends as they celebrate Black History Month.
Feb 18
10:00a
End Date

Guided Hike to the Savannah Restoration Area

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water
Feb 18
11:00a
End Date

The History of Government Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 Guess what? It's All About Water!
Feb 18
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 18
2:00p
End Date

100 Years of Black History in Texas State Parks

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Let's celebrate Black History and glimpse some history from the past 100 years.
Feb 23
6:45p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Feb 24
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 25
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park volunteer or ranger for a hot cup of fresh coffee to start your morning off right!
Feb 25
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!

March 2023

Mar 2
12:00p
End Date

45th Birthday Celebration

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
🎉 Celebrate Enchanted Rock State Natural Area's 45th birthday by spending an afternoon outdoors!
Mar 3
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Mar 4
10:00a
End Date

First Saturday Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Enjoy the diverse plants and animals found at our park every first Saturday each month. Join us in A guided Nature Walk that highlights some of the common species of plants and animals representing the three distinct ecosystems present within the park.
Mar 4
5:00p
End Date

Brazos River Pickers

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and enjoy the Brazos River Pickers as they play live country and bluegrass music from America’s roots.
Mar 9
5:00p
End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Blanco State Park
Training to conduct the Suite of Texas Project WILD workshops. Prerequisite of WILD educator workshop required.
Mar 11
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 03/11/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
Mar 11
8:30a
End Date

Second Saturday Volunteer Workday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help keep our natural area looking beautiful! No experience required.
Mar 11
9:00a
End Date

Pioneer and Settler Day!

Lake Livingston State Park
🎉 Join us for a frontier-themed day at the park. We will feature different programs starting at 9 am that cover how people lived and worked in the pioneer era.
Mar 11
10:00a
End Date

Longhorn & Bison Viewing

San Angelo State Park
We will showcase a small portion of the Official State of Texas Longhorn herd as well as our herd of southern plains bison.
Mar 11
10:00a
End Date

100 Years of State Parks Celebration

Resaca de la Palma State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Mar 12
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/12/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn about the history of the park. Click title for more information and to reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Mar 13 End Date

Spring Break Recreation at Huntsville State Park

Huntsville State Park
🎉 Spend Spring Break enjoying recreational activities available within Huntsville State Park
Mar 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Mar 17
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Mar 18 End Date

Guided Kayak Trip and Hiking Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come and join us for a guided kayak trip and hiking trip with experienced and knowledgeable volunteers.
Mar 18
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 03/18/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
Mar 18
9:00a
End Date

Play Day at Lake Whitney State Park

Lake Whitney State Park
🎉 It's spring break and we want you to have a Play Day with us as we celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks!
Mar 18
9:00a
End Date

White Bass Run at the Bend

Colorado Bend State Park
🎉 Join the fun with the White Bass Run. Learn fly casting, how to tie a fly and how to read the river.
Mar 18
10:00a
End Date

Texas State Parks 100-Year Celebration at San Angelo SP

San Angelo State Park
🎉 Join us for a FREE day in the park to help celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Texas State Parks! There will be events and activities for all to enjoy.
Mar 18
1:00p
End Date

Women's Month Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and hike with a ranger along the Pine Ridge Loop for history talk about women in conservation.
Mar 18
2:00p
End Date

Settler Women

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to take a trip back in time to learn about what life was like for women 100+ years ago.
Mar 18
7:00p
End Date

Texas State Parks Centennial Dark Skies Celebration

Devils River State Natural Area
🎉 Help us celebrate the Dark Skies of the Devils River State Natural Area in partnership with the Devils River Conservancy and partnering astronomical associations. The event will be held at the recently established Dark Sky Viewing Area.
Mar 18
7:00p
End Date

🎉 Star Gazing Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Celebrate parks with retired National Park ranger Larry Smith as he guides you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts.
Mar 19
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/19/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn of the modern-day history of the park. Click blue title to learn more and reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Mar 25
8:00a
End Date

Pedal, Paddle and Trek

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
🎉 Join us for guided hiking, kayaking, and bicycling in the park.
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Pollinators and Parks!

Guadalupe River State Park
🎉 Celebrating 100 years of State Parks in Texas with an extra special version of our annual Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta.
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Sea Center Texas Nature Day

Sea Center Texas
Come celebrate nature with Sea Center Texas! This is a free event to attend. Participate in Catch-&-Release fishing, pet live reptiles, watch the Birds of Prey show, and more!
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Mason Days

Leander, TX - The Mason Homestead
Join Lt. Dolifka of the Buffalo Soldiers program as he attends Mason Days. Step back in time and enjoy some history.
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Ranching Heritage Day

Hill Country State Natural Area
🎉 Celebrate ranching life with us by visiting with exhibitors, making crafts, playing games, and viewing demonstrations.
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Spring Fling - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
🎉 Who is ready for some spring fun? We are!
Mar 31
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Mar 31
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!

April 2023

Apr 1
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Apr 1
9:00a
End Date

Palmetto State Park -100 Years, 100 Species

Palmetto State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks at Palmetto State Park by helping us identify 100 different species!
Apr 1
9:00a
End Date

Festival of the Fish

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
🎉 Here fishy, fishy, fish! We will have several come and go programs during this celebration of fish.
Apr 1
9:00a
End Date

Get Hooked on the Outdoors

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
🎉 A new spring fishing event which incorporates multiple styles of fishing. Come learn to fly fish with our partners at Good Fly, experience creek fishing from a kayak, or take a child fishing for the first time in our stocked family fishing pond. All ages and experience levels welcome.
Apr 1
5:00p
End Date

Brazos River Pickers

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and enjoy the Brazos River Pickers as they play live country and bluegrass music from America’s roots.
Apr 13
5:00p
End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Training to conduct the Suite of Texas Project WILD workshops. Prerequisite of WILD educator workshop required.
Apr 14
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Apr 15 End Date

Guided Kayak Trip and Hiking Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come and join us for a guided kayak trip and hiking trip with experienced and knowledgeable volunteers.
Apr 15
9:00a
End Date

Mustang Island State Park – Explore the Shore Event

Mustang Island State Park
🎉 Help Texas State Parks celebrate 100 years of providing outdoor camping, fishing, and hunting!
Apr 15
9:00a
End Date

Bait and Boats

Martin Creek Lake State Park
🎉 Join us for an introduction to water-based recreation.
Apr 15
10:00a
End Date

100 Years at South Llano River

South Llano River State Park
🎉 Texas State Parks is 100 years old!! Celebrate this milestone with us at South Llano River State Park.
Apr 15
10:00a
End Date

Annual Spring Wing Ding 🦋

Dinosaur Valley State Park
🎉 Join us as we celebrate everything migratory and with wings!
Apr 15
10:00a
End Date

McKinney Falls Fest: 100-year Celebration

McKinney Falls State Park
🎉 Join us in celebrating 100 years of Texas State Parks and McKinney Falls State Park's 46th anniversary!
Apr 15
10:00a
End Date

Texas State Parks 100-Year Celebration!!

Bonham State Park
🎉 Texas State Parks is 100 years old!! Celebrate this milestone with us at Bonham State Park.
Apr 15
11:00a
End Date

Caddo Homecoming!

Caddo Lake State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and 30 years of good conservation with the Caddo Lake Institute. Walk into yesteryear at Caddo Lake State Park and try your hand at canoeing, fishing, games and a sock hop! Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, enjoy live music, and grab a bite to eat.
Apr 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Apr 22
9:00a
End Date

Earth Day - Beach Clean Up *Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Join us on this spring cleaning, kayaking expedition to celebrate Earth Day!
Apr 22
10:00a
End Date

Family Adventure Fest

Falcon State Park
🎉 Join us for a one-day event full of wild activities for everyone to enjoy here at the park. This year's event will offer outdoor activities for all ages focusing on different skills such as archery, kayaking, fishing, outdoor cooking, camping, hiking and much more!
Apr 22
10:00a
End Date

16th Annual Folk Festival at Mission Tejas!

Mission Tejas State Park
🎉 Kick back and take a trip back in time!
Apr 22
10:00a
End Date

Village Creek Fun Day!

Village Creek State Park
🎉 Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks! Our fun day will feature activities for all ages including primitive skills practice, paddling tutorials, archery, yoga, fishing, guided hikes and so much more. Entry is FREE so come have some fun and immerse yourself in the full park experience.
Apr 22
5:00p
End Date

Camping with a Ranger

Village Creek State Park
🎉 New to camping? Don't want to camp alone? Village Creek is excited to host its first ever Camping with a Ranger event! Join us to learn how to set up your site, some primitive skills, and how to keep yourself entertained while you camp.
Apr 22
6:00p
End Date

Airstrip Astronomy

Big Bend Ranch State Park
🎉 Join us for an exciting night of stargazing, astrophotography and astronomy-based oral history at the Sauceda Airstrip!
Apr 22
8:30p
End Date

Celebration under the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
🎉 Come Celebrate 100 years of State Parks with a party under the stars!
Apr 28
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Apr 29 End Date

Goose Island Extravaganza!

Goose Island State Park
🎉 Join us in the celebration of 100 years in Texas State Parks! Activities include fishing, archery, kayaking, a star party, demonstrations, food, and much, much more!

May 2023

May 5
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Night Trek

Village Creek State Park
🎉 Are you curious to experience nature in the dark? What will we see? What will we hear? Join this ranger-led hike for your chance to see the unseen, learn how nocturnal creatures communicate, and what effect the moon can have on natural cycles of plants and animals.
May 6
9:00a
End Date

100-Year Fun For All Celebration

Inks Lake State Park
🎉 Join us for a fun filled and all-inclusive day with a variety of programs modified for accessibility needs.
May 6
10:00a
End Date

Brazos Bend Expo- Celebrating 100 Years of Texas State Parks

Brazos Bend State Park
🎉 We are excited to announce our BRAZOS BEND EXPO is coming back on May 6!! Join us for this special event that brings the whole community together at Brazos Bend State Park, and celebrate 100 Years of State Parks!
May 12
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
May 13
9:00a
End Date

Mile-High Mountains Fest

Davis Mountains State Park
🎉 Please join us for a special day of fun and celebration.
May 13
9:00a
End Date

Lake Brownwood Bash

Lake Brownwood State Park
🎉 Join us for a day of fun, learning and celebration!
May 13
10:00a
End Date

New Experiences, New Memories, A New You

Daingerfield State Park
🎉 Come celebrate the Texas State Parks 100-year anniversary at Daingerfield State Park! New to the outdoors or experienced this event is for you! We will be showcasing the various activities to experience the world outdoors at each person's comfort level.
May 13
10:00a
End Date

A Day in the Life of a Cedar Chopper

Colorado Bend State Park
🎉 Take a tour of what tent life might have been like for the hard-working Cedar Choppers. Take time to enjoy some good Dutch oven recipes.
May 17
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
May 20
9:00a
End Date

Blanco State Park Celebration

Blanco State Park
🎉 Join us for an array of interactive activities and information stations set up throughout the park.
May 20
9:00a
End Date

Lure'ing You in to Eisenhower State Park

Eisenhower State Park
🎉 Take a deep dive into fishing at our Everything Fish Expo!
May 20
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing Clinic - Fairfield Lake State Park

Fairfield Lake State Park
Come learn the basics of fishing at Fairfield Lake State Park.
May 26
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
May 27 End Date

Copper Breaks Day

Copper Breaks State Park
🎉 Come celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks at Copper Breaks!
May 27
1:00p
End Date

What's beneath the water at Caddo Lake?

Caddo Lake State Park
Who lives beneath the water? Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a park ranger to learn about the tiny critters that live in our lake!

June 2023

Jun 1
5:00p
End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Training to conduct the Suite of Texas Project WILD workshops. Prerequisite of WILD educator workshop required.
Jun 3 End Date

Fishing 101!

Lake Livingston State Park
🎉 Join park rangers for a day full of programs designed to teach you all of the skills you need to start fishing!
Jun 3
8:00a
End Date

Lockhart State Park Showcase

Lockhart State Park
🎉 Come see all Lockhart State Park has to offer and more at the Lockhart State Park Showcase!
Jun 10
10:00a
End Date

Lakeside Legacy Celebration

Fort Parker State Park
🎉 Celebrate! Texas State Parks is turning 100 this year and Fort Parker State Park is throwing a community-wide birthday bash! Join in the fun!
Jun 10
10:00a
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100-year Celebration Outdoor Community Day!

Cleburne State Park
🎉 Texas State Parks are turning 100! Join us for our 100-year celebration of Texas State Parks!
Jun 17
10:00a
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Archery 101

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas state parks and try out archery! **Registration is required. More information given after registration.
Jun 21
10:30a
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Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

July 2023

Jul 1 End Date

Happy Birthday Caddo Lake State Park!

Caddo Lake State Park
Join us to celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and Caddo lake State Park's birthday! We will go on a celebratory birthday hike, followed by birthday cake! Throughout the day, enjoy several interpretive programs. **Instructions below!
Jul 8
9:00a
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Basic Fishing Clinic - Fort Parker State Park

Fort Parker State Park
Come learn the basics of fishing at Fort Parker State Park.
Jul 13
5:00p
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Project WILD Facilitator Training

Fort Parker State Park
Training to conduct the Suite of Texas Project WILD workshops. Prerequisite of WILD educator workshop required.
Jul 15
9:00a
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Boater Education Classroom Course

Sea Center Texas
Get your Boaters Education Certification in a fun, educational, and informative class at Sea Center Texas.
Jul 15
9:00a
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100-Year Boat-A-Thon

Inks Lake State Park
🎉 Bring your non-motorized watercraft (canoes, kayaks, paddleboards), or borrow one of ours, for a celebration at the lake.
Jul 19
10:30a
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Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

August 2023

Aug 5
9:00a
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Angler Education Instructor Training - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Aug 5
9:00p
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The Stars at Night

Caddo Lake State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright, (clap, clap, clap, clap) deep in the heart of Texas! Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks with a night sky viewing, led by a park ranger and their telescope!
Aug 16
10:30a
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Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

September 2023

Sep 15
5:00p
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Prairie Palooza: Palo Duro Canyon – Back to the Future

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
🎉 Celebrate Texas State Parks’ 100-year anniversary at Palo Duro Canyon State Park! This three-day event will chronical 100 years of our past and showcase 100 years of partnerships for the future!
Sep 17
10:00a
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Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Plant wildflower seeds for future generations!
Sep 20
10:30a
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Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Sep 23 End Date

Bentsen Outdoor Skills Showcase

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
🎉 An exciting day for fun, games, and getting to know the outdoors!
Sep 23
10:00a
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Seminole Canyon History Fair

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Join us on this fun day with activities for all ages.
Sep 23
3:00p
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Hispanic Heritage at Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a ranger for an interpretive presentation on the cultural connections between the Caddoan people, Spanish heritage, and Texas history.
Sep 30
8:00a
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Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Sep 30
10:00a
End Date

Texas State Parks 100-Year Celebration!!

Bonham State Park
🎉 Texas State Parks is 100 years old!! Celebrate this milestone with us at Bonham State Park.

October 2023

Oct 1
8:00a
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Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Oct 7
9:00a
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A Natural Halloween

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
🎉 Join us for A Natural Halloween! We will host morning and evening activities.
Oct 14 End Date

Welcome to the Dark Side of State Parks

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
🎉 Cavern tour, eclipse viewing, bat flight, and stargazing- experience darkness like you never have before at Kickapoo Cavern State Park! Watch the eclipse from the bat deck, maybe we will get to see some confused bats exiting midday!
Oct 14
10:00a
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Annular Eclipse

Abilene State Park
Join us for this spectacle in the sky!
Oct 18
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Oct 21
10:00a
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Harvest Heritage Festival 2023

Cedar Hill State Park
🎉 Come join us for our annual Harvest Heritage Festival here at Cedar Hill State Park!
Oct 21
10:00a
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Parks Through the Years

Atlanta State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks! It will be a blast from the past, and you're invited! Atlanta State Park will host a festival of events, booths, music, vintage vehicles, and food.
Oct 21
10:00a
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Hueco Tanks 29th Annual Community Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
🎉 It's time for our Annual Community Fair! Come on out for a fun weekend full of tours, presentations, demonstrations, rock climbing and much more!
Oct 21
11:00a
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Celebrating Wildlife Rehabilitation

Purtis Creek State Park
🎉 We will have rehabilitators from all over north-east Texas educating us about what they do and showcasing some of the animals currently in their care.
Oct 21
7:00p
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International Observe the Moon

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a fall evening of observing the moon at first quarter phase. We will have telescopes available.
Oct 22
10:00a
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Hueco Tanks 29th Annual Community Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
🎉 It's time for our Annual Community Fair! Come on out for a fun weekend full of tours, presentations, demonstrations, rock climbing and much more!
Oct 28
11:00a
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The Trees at Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake State Park
The trees at Caddo Lake State Park root humans and animals together! Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks with a fall hike amongst the park's ever watchful trees.
Oct 28
12:00p
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Celebrate Bats, Trains & Astronomy!

Old Tunnel State Park
🎉 We will have booths with activities related to the bats, the railroad and dark skies/astronomy. The booths will shut down for the evening bat viewing. After the bat viewing, we will hold an astronomy program.

November 2023

Nov 4
10:00a
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Fall Fest 2023

Mother Neff State Park
🎉 Mother Neff State Park is one of the first Texas State Parks where people have been coming for thousands of years. It’s now your turn to come explore and make memories of your own or return to make new memories. A fun fall celebration will take place featuring nature hikes, storybook trails, children's activities, demonstrations, and much more.
Nov 4
2:00p
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All about the Caddo

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a park ranger for an interpretive history program on the Caddo nation.
Nov 11 End Date

Explore the Outdoors Day at Franklin Mountains State Park

Franklin Mountains State Park
🎉 Ever wonder "what is there to do in El Paso?" Wonder no more; explore more!
Nov 11
10:00a
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Big Country Frontier Day

Abilene State Park
🎉 Join us to celebrate the Texas State Parks Centennial by immersing yourself in the wild history of the Texas frontier for a day.
Nov 15
10:30a
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Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Nov 18
11:00a
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100-Year Celebration Dutch Oven Cook-Off

Lake Tawakoni State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks with us and put your campfire culinary skills to the test!

December 2023

Dec 10
9:00a
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Ranger Led Trail Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Enjoy a leisurely interpretive hike around Sheldon Lake State Park.
Dec 17
5:30p
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54th Annual Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Enjoy this special tradition started 54 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.
Dec 20
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!