Calendar of Events

100-Year Celebration

Join us to celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks!

February 2023

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 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

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
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!

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 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

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 18
10:00a
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
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
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

Stargazing 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 18
9:00p
End Date

Starry Skies of Balmorhea

Balmorhea State Park
🎉 Join us for an evening under the stars in the world's largest spring-fed swimming pool!
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
9:00a
End Date

Pedal the State Trailway – Bike Tour

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Come and join us for a guided bicycle tour of the Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway.
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Paddle the Lake - Kayak Tour

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Come and join us for a guided kayak trip on Lake Mineral Wells.
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

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
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 25
1:00p
End Date

Pedal the State Trailway – Bike Tour

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Come and join us for a guided bicycle tour of the Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway.
Mar 25
2:00p
End Date

Paddle the Lake - Kayak Tour

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Come and join us for a guided kayak trip on Lake Mineral Wells.
Mar 25
2:00p
End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Mar 25
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discover fun nighttime activities in the outdoors!

April 2023

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 14
8:00p
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, art, and a sock hop! Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, visit an outreach table or local presentation, and grab a bite to eat!
Apr 15
7:30a
End Date

Greenfest on the Greenbelt

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
🎉 Come celebrate 100 Years of Texas State Parks at Greenfest 2023, presented by the Greenbelt Alliance of Denton County! There will be food, fun and games for the entire family.
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

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
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 47th anniversary!
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 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

Experience Caprock!

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
🎉 Join us to learn all about Caprock! From beginner hiker tours to fishing clinics and more, you're sure to learn about and enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities and educational experiences that make Caprock Canyons State Park unique!
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 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 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 27 End Date

Copper Breaks Day

Copper Breaks State Park
🎉 Come celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks at Copper Breaks!
May 27
8:30a
End Date

Rowing into a Century

Possum Kingdom State Park
🎉 Join us in celebrating 100 years of Texas State Parks!

June 2023

Jun 3 End Date

Guadalupe River State Park Birthday Bash!

Guadalupe River State Park
🎉 Join us in celebrating 100 years of Texas State Parks and Guadalupe River State Park's 40th!
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 End Date

A Day in the Park

Lake Colorado City State Park
🎉 Wondering what Lake Colorado City State Park has to offer? This is the day to try it all...for free!
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
End Date

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!

July 2023

Jul 15
9:00a
End Date

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 22
9:00a
End Date

Kids Fish

Sea Rim State Park
🎉 Bring the kids to the beach for a day of fishing and fun!

September 2023

Sep 2 End Date

Sync Yourself Where "Life’s Better Outside”...at the Sinkhole!

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
🎉 Celebrate 100-years in state parks with hikes, bats, and stars! What better way to enjoy the outdoors?!
Sep 15
5:00p
End Date

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
End Date

Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Plant wildflower seeds for future generations!
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
End Date

Seminole Canyon History Fair

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Join us on this fun day with activities for all ages.
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 7
9:00a
End Date

An "Un" Natural Halloween

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
🎉 Join us for An "Un" 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 20 End Date

Find Your Trail

Big Bend Ranch State Park
🎉 Embark on you next great adventure at Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Oct 21
10:00a
End Date

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
End Date

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
End Date

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
End Date

Celebrating Wildlife Rehabilitation

Purtis Creek State Park
🎉 We will have rehabilitators from all over northeast Texas educating us about what they do and showcasing some of the animals currently in their care.
Oct 21
5:00p
End Date

Sheldon Spooktacular- 100 Year Celebration

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
🎉 Bring the family out for a 'haunting' good time!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

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
12:00p
End Date

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
8:30a
End Date

100 Year Celebration Native Prairie Plant-a-thon

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
🎉 Join us for our annual Native Prairie Plant-a-thon volunteer event where we put thousands of native grasses and forbs back into the prairie as part of the park's continued restoration efforts.
Nov 4
10:00a
End Date

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 9 End Date

100 Years of Camping in Style!

Guadalupe River State Park
🎉Join us to learn how RV and tent camping have changed over time.
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
End Date

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 18
11:00a
End Date

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!
Nov 25
2:00p
End Date

Giving Thanks for a Desert Haven

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
🎉 Watch Fort Leaton come to life and experience what it was like for travelers taking refuge inside the walls of Fort Leaton!

December 2023

Dec 16
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 17
5:30p
End Date

54th Annual Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Enjoy this special tradition started 54 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.