Calendar of Events

All Events

August 2022

Aug 18
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 18
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 18
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Aug 18
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.
Aug 18
7:30p
End Date

Sunset Watercolor

Galveston Island State Park
Unleash your creative side and enjoy the island's best sunsets.
Aug 19
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.
Aug 19
9:00a
End Date

Paddling for Beginners

Village Creek State Park
Have you always wanted to kayak but never knew how or didn't have access? Join Ranger Alex for a guided paddling trip for beginners! We will launch at the park, learn some paddling basics and explore some of the wonders of Village Creek.
Aug 19
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Goose Island State Park
Discover your new favorite hobby: archery!
Aug 19
9:00a
End Date

Monsoon Magic Bird Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Witness the magical bird diversity created by afternoon rains and the beginnings of fall migration by joining a ranger on a guided hike to a lush oasis in the desert.
Aug 19
9:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger: Bat Story & Craft

Hill Country State Natural Area
Learn more about these unique nocturnal animals while enjoying a story read by a ranger. Then, make a paper craft to take home.
Aug 19
10:00a
End Date

Shipwrecked!

Mustang Island State Park
Can you survive on a deserted island? Come test your survival skills in an interactive game. The beach is a beautiful place to visit but could you survive being stranded? Meet us on the day use beach at 3pm to play the survival game.
Aug 19
10:00a
End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
The Gulf of Mexico is our destination. What exciting things will we see along the way?
Aug 19
10:30a
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.
Aug 19
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Aug 19
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Ranger Kathy will be hanging out at the canoe launch/picnic area every Friday in August from 2:00 - 3:00 pm to answer your questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation going, each week will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring your most pressing questions.
Aug 19
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 19
5:30p
End Date

Canceled: Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn basic kayaking skills. Kayaks are provided. Reservations are required.
Aug 19
7:00p
End Date

Nature Center for the Night

Blanco State Park
Join us at the nature center: The CCC Pavilion will turn into a nature center, just for the night. Items were carefully chosen to pique your interest--skins, sculls, scat, bat facts, and more!
Aug 19
7:30p
End Date

Dusk Fishing with a Ranger

Huntsville State Park
Fishing on the lake with a sunset.
Aug 19
8:00p
End Date

Nature's Night Shift **Canceled 8.19**

Palmetto State Park
Join Ranger Samantha for a night hike full of adventures. Registration is required.
Aug 19
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike!

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
A guided nature hike on our trails - see what the park is like after dark!
Aug 19
8:30p
End Date

Ranger Talk: Fascinatingly Florescent Scorpion Search

Cedar Hill State Park
Come out to search for our florescent friend, the scorpion!
Aug 19
8:45p
End Date

Ranger Station: Night Sky Observation

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Stop by and take some time to observe the wonders of the night sky.
Aug 19
9:00p
End Date

Scorpion Scavenger Hunt

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring an ultra-violet flashlight and join us in searching for scorpions along the trail in this evening hike!
Aug 19
9:00p
End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Aug 19
9:00p
End Date

Star Stories

Lockhart State Park
Discover the constellations that decorate our spring sky and listen to the exciting tales that surround them!
Aug 19
9:00p
End Date

CANCELLED for August 19 - Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Due to the weather forecast, this event has been cancelled.
Aug 20
7:00a
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.
Aug 20
8:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Have you ever wanted to learn how to fish but don't know how to get started?
Aug 20
8:00a
End Date

Horned Lizard Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a Texas Master Naturalist and a park ranger on a Texas Horned Lizard survey!
Aug 20
8:00a
End Date

Home on the Plains: Penn Farm Tour

Cedar Hill State Park
Come out to Penn Farm to explore the lives of the farmers who made North Texas their home!
Aug 20
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!
Aug 20
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Aug 20
8:30a
End Date

Paddle with a Park Ranger

Goose Island State Park
*Reservations Required* The bay is calling, and I must go...
Aug 20
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!
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2-mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Sit Down (Online)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Facebook Page
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Corpus Christi State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Aug 20
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!)
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Fish ID and fishin' basics!
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join Ranger Cathy and learn how to identify freshwater fish and tie two basic fishing knots. We'll practice casting with a game of Backyard Bass.
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Wonderful Watercolors

Palmetto State Park
Come and paint the wonderful scenery found here at Palmetto State Park
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

The Sun Above

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
You shouldn't look at the sun.... but we can make that happen safely!
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Kid's Fish

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join Ranger Alicia as she teaches you the basics of fishing.
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Coppell, TX - Biodiversity Education Center
Professional development for anyone who works with children
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Wildlife Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Explore the different wildlife along 40 Acre Lake with a guided tour of our most popular trail.
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Guided Hike - Pollinators!

Village Creek State Park
August 20 is World Honeybee Awareness Day and World Mosquito Day. Did you know that both are pollinators? There are many, many pollinators, including beetles, flies, bats, birds, and more! Take a walk with a ranger on the new 1-mile long Longleaf Loop Trail to see how many pollinators and pollinator host plants that we can find.
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Create a Constellation

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Constellations help us make sense of the night sky, but there are plenty of stars left to create new constellations! Find your own pattern in the night sky.
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Texas Fly Fishers 13th Annual Mini Expo

Houston, TX - United Methodist Church
For beginner or experienced fly fishing enthusiasts. All ages welcome.
Aug 20
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!
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Medicinal and Edible Plants Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join rangers for a one mile, one and a half hour guided hike featuring edible and medicinal plants on the Pineywoods Nature Trail Boardwalk.
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Aug 20
9:30a
End Date

Wildlife Through a Scope

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about viewing wildlife from a safe distance.
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Mustang Island State Park
Learn the kayaking essentials in the calm waters of Fish Pass
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Introduction to Dutch Oven

Bonham State Park
Learn how to use a Dutch oven to make your favorite camping recipes!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 20
10:00a
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.
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Animals of the Park Discovery Table

Lockhart State Park
Stop by Park HQ to test your nature knowledge! Drop in any time between 10am-2pm.
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the marsh and bay ecosystems, on land and below the surface.
Aug 20
10:00a
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.
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come paint in the park.
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Create a Star Wheel

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Make and decorate your very own map of the night sky!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

Mission Tejas State Park
Nature can provide, if you know what to look for!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Basic Geocache

Fort Boggy State Park
There is hidden treasure out there just waiting for you to find!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Navigation by Nature

Tyler State Park
Find your way without a map and compass!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Aug 20
10:30a
End Date

Underwater Discovery

Inks Lake State Park
Come join our volunteers or park rangers for some seining to see what they can collect from the lake!
Aug 20
10:30a
End Date

What is the CCC?

Palmetto State Park
Enjoy this blast from the past event to learn about how Palmetto State Park came to be.
Aug 20
11:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn to cast for plastic perch with a Ranger!
Aug 20
11:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
What can we learn about wildlife from what they leave behind?
Aug 20
11:00a
End Date

BioBlitz Beginners

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Want to learn how to use iNaturalist? Join us to learn and participate in a BioBlitz!
Aug 20
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.
Aug 20
1:00p
End Date

Wrack Line Treasure Hunt

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures are hidden in the tide line, if you look closely.
Aug 20
1:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Aug 20
1:00p
End Date

****TIME UPDATE**** Kid's Fish with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Fish tales made here.
Aug 20
1:00p
End Date

All About Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a talk about our famous residents, the alligators!
Aug 20
1:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about wildlife you might see in the park
Aug 20
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Aug 20
2:00p
End Date

***Canceled***Nature Walk

Lake Tawakoni State Park
We're sorry, but this event has been canceled.
Aug 20
2:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger & Craft

Village Creek State Park
Beat the Texas heat! Pull up a chair and listen to a nature related story in the cool Nature Center. Then, let your creativity flow while you make a related, nature inspired craft to take home.
Aug 20
2:00p
End Date

What's In This Water?

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explorers of all ages can join us to discover the wonders of water through scientific methods.
Aug 20
2:00p
End Date

Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys in Green

Tyler State Park
Who were the Civilian Conservation Corps?
Aug 20
3:00p
End Date

What's Washing In?

Mustang Island State Park
You never know what you might find!
Aug 20
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 20
3:30p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Come learn about the animals that call Copper Breaks home, and even give them a pet!
Aug 20
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 20
4:00p
End Date

Hawk Tails

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us at Elm Lake Pier to learn about our resident Hawks!
Aug 20
5:00p
End Date

Bird Explorers: Birds of North Texas

Cedar Hill State Park
Come out to discover the local birds of North Texas in our second bird explorers talk!
Aug 20
5:00p
End Date

🦕 24-Hr Dinosaur Valley iNaturalist BioBlitz 🦖

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Become a citizen scientist and help document nature around the park!
Aug 20
5:00p
End Date

Painting in the Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature using watercolors. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Aug 20
6:00p
End Date

Ramble with a Ranger

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger for an evening ramble along the Caddo Forest Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and explore our surroundings.
Aug 20
7:00p
End Date

Night Hike Safety Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join our rangers for a quick stroll to discuss hiking at night and being safe while hiking after dark.
Aug 20
7:00p
End Date

Sunset Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for an evening hike to a scenic overlook.
Aug 20
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Aug 20
8:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society and use their equipment for some amazing stargazing!
Aug 20
8:30p
End Date

Frog and Toad Watch

Lockhart State Park
Join a Park Ranger as we search for the amphibians that call Lockhart home!
Aug 20
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Aug 20
9:00p
End Date

Walking with Spiders

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
Aug 20
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discover fun nighttime activities in the outdoors!
Aug 20
9:00p
End Date

Stories in our Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Aug 21
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!
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Prairie Adventure Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Join a ranger for an adventure through the remaining 1% of coastal prairie habitat.
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

River Critters

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Aug 21
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+
Aug 21
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+
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Critter Mystery

Village Creek State Park
Put on your thinking cap and let your inner detective shine. Use the clues provided and mug shots of likely culprits to solve the park who-done-it mystery.
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Watercolor Wonders

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the outdoors by painting it!
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Fishing for Beginners

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get certified! Become a bona fide angler with Bentsen State Park. Open to all ages.
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how homesteaders and cowboys would brew coffee while out on the range rounding up longhorns or just out on the frontier.
Aug 21
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 21
10:00a
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.
Aug 21
10:00a
End Date

Reptile Talk

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn about the different types of reptiles you can find at the park and what makes them so great!
Aug 21
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Every artist was first an amateur - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Aug 21
10:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Aug 21
11:00a
End Date

BioBlitz Beginners

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Want to learn how to use iNaturalist? Join us to learn and participate in a BioBlitz!
Aug 21
11:00a
End Date

Alligators on the Trail!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to view alligators in the wild at one of their favorite hangouts.
Aug 21
12:00p
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!
Aug 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.
Aug 21
1:00p
End Date

Sargassum Search

Galveston Island State Park
Search through these tiny floating islands for the organisms that call the sargassum home.
Aug 21
1:00p
End Date

Seine Nets and Sand Sifters

Sea Rim State Park
Discover what kind of critters call Sea Rim home!
Aug 21
1:00p
End Date

All About Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a talk about our famous residents, the alligators!
Aug 21
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 21
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger: Rock Shelter

McKinney Falls State Park
Find Ranger Lauren roaming the trail!
Aug 21
2:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Aug 21
3:00p
End Date

Watercolors at the Lake

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Create your own nature-inspired souvenir
Aug 21
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 21
8:00p
End Date

Deep in the Heart - Texas Wildlife Documentary

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Come see a screening of Deep in the Heart in the great outdoors at Lake Mineral Wells State Park's Lone Star Amphitheater.
Aug 23
6:15a
End Date

Sunrise Hike with a Ranger

Cedar Hill State Park
Calling all early bird hikers!
Aug 23
8:30a
End Date

Morning Hike with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Start your morning off right...
Aug 24
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Aug 24
3:00p
End Date

What's Washing In?

Mustang Island State Park
You never know what you might find!
Aug 24
7:00p
End Date

Summer Night Bouldering

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join bouldering guides for this rock climbing tour as the sun goes down and the stars come up!
Aug 25
8:30a
End Date

Wild Wellness

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Connect with nature through exercise and meditation.
Aug 25
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Aug 25
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Aug 25
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds in this beginners birding class!
Aug 25
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 25
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Aug 25
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.
Aug 25
8:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Take a little stroll and explore the wildlife in the park after dark. Space is limited!
Aug 25
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Aug 26
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.
Aug 26
9:00a
End Date

Paddling for Beginners

Village Creek State Park
Have you always wanted to kayak but never knew how or didn't have access? Join Ranger Alex for a guided paddling trip for beginners! We will launch at the park, learn some paddling basics and explore some of the wonders of Village Creek.
Aug 26
10:00a
End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
The Gulf of Mexico is our destination. What exciting things will we see along the way?
Aug 26
10:30a
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.
Aug 26
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Aug 26
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Ranger Kathy will be hanging out at the canoe launch/picnic area every Friday in August from 2:00 - 3:00 pm to answer your questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation going, each week will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring your most pressing questions.
Aug 26
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 26
7:00p
End Date

Essentials Survival Hike

Huntsville State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive in the woods?
Aug 26
7:00p
End Date

Nature Center for the Night

Blanco State Park
Join us at the nature center: The CCC Pavilion will turn into a nature center, just for the night. Items were carefully chosen to pique your interest--skins, sculls, scat, bat facts, and more!
Aug 26
7:30p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing
Aug 26
8:15p
End Date

Wonders of the Night

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Ever wonder what critters explore the park after dark?
Aug 26
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike!

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
A guided nature hike on our trails - see what the park is like after dark!
Aug 26
8:30p
End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
I wish I may, I wish I might, wish upon a star tonight!
Aug 26
8:30p
End Date

Stargazing with a Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
Stop by to explore the night sky & search for constellations.
Aug 26
8:30p
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?
Aug 26
9:00p
End Date

CANCELLED for August 19 - Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Due to the weather forecast, this event has been cancelled.
Aug 26
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Aug 27
8:00a
End Date

Women's Hike - Aztec Caves

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.
Aug 27
8:00a
End Date

Birding Basics

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Mindy as she teaching birding basics and takes you on a short hike to test out your new knowledge.
Aug 27
8:00a
End Date

Beginner Angling

Cedar Hill State Park
Come learn how to fish at Cedar Hill State Park!
Aug 27
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!
Aug 27
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Aug 27
8:30a
End Date

Prehistoric Projectile Technology: The Atlatl and Dart

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
What came before the bow and arrow?
Aug 27
8:30a
End Date

Paddle with a Park Ranger

Goose Island State Park
*Reservations Required* The bay is calling, and I must go...
Aug 27
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!
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Cancelled - Basic Fishing Clinic - Fort Parker State Park

Fort Parker State Park
This event has been cancelled.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2-mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Check-In (Online)

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Casa Blanca State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join Ranger Cathy and learn how to identify freshwater fish and tie two basic fishing knots. We'll practice casting with a game of Backyard Bass.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Junior Rangers in Training

Palmetto State Park
Come join Ranger Samantha to earn your badge to become the next Junior Ranger!
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Wheel Around the Park

South Llano River State Park
Come explore the park on two wheels!
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Come join a ranger for Birding 101!
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Village Creek State Park
Take your outdoor adventures to the next level - start a nature journal! Besides simply recording your nature discoveries, journaling helps you to become a better observer, engages your creative brain, develops an appreciation of nature, can be done anytime, anywhere, and is very relaxing. All ages are welcome.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Woodpecker Hike

Atlanta State Park
Join us for an introduction to woodpeckers in the park! You will learn why woodpeckers are a Keystone Species, the eight types of woodpeckers found in East Texas, and the adaptations that make woodpeckers master carpenters.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Try archery and learn a lifetime sport. **Registration is required, program limited to 15 participants. More information given after registration.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

LBJ's 114th Birthday

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate President Johnson's birthday at LBJ National Park and LBJ State Park
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Wind and Water Works

Learn about windmills and water supply at the farm
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Forest Bathing

Lockhart State Park
Immerse yourself in nature to de-stress and improve your well-being.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

The Hiking Dead - A Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Would you survive the zombie apocalypse? Join us for a 1 mile hike to find out.
Aug 27
9:30a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get a taste of tradition! Learn some camp cooking the old fashioned way.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 27
10:00a
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.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Fun and Games Outpost

Bonham State Park
Test your skills at games from yesteryear
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Beach Fishing Basics

Mustang Island State Park
Fish with the pros!
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the marsh and bay ecosystems, on land and below the surface.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Leave No Trace

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Come and learn what Leave No Trace principles are all about and how you can apply them to your daily life!
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Wildlife Bingo

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come learn about wildlife.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Fort Boggy State Park
No local grocery store? The land provided many things for the settlers of Fort Boggy.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Wildfood Walk

Tyler State Park
Edible and useful plants of the Post oak savannah.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Follow the clues and discover what ate that leaf.
Aug 27
10:30a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Free fishing clinic held at the North Fishing Pier.
Aug 27
10:30a
End Date

Dog Days of Summer Guided Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring Fido for a fun, ranger-led hike on Sheldon Lake's trails.
Aug 27
10:30a
End Date

Outgoing Outdoors

Palmetto State Park
Join us to learn something useful, new, or old about the great outdoors in order to become a better steward.
Aug 27
10:30a
End Date

Archery 101 (Reservation Required)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Learn the skill of archery at Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Aug 27
11:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn to cast for plastic perch with a Ranger!
Aug 27
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Aug 27
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.
Aug 27
1:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Aug 27
1:00p
End Date

Skins N' Skulls

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Have you ever pet a skunk? Well now is the time to do so!
Aug 27
1:00p
End Date

Intro to Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to navigate like a pirate and hunt for hidden booty! ARRR!
Aug 27
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Aug 27
2:00p
End Date

What Knot?

Village Creek State Park
Cool off in the Nature Center and learn some basic knots that every camper should know. Need to secure your gear? There's a knot for that. Need to shorten your tent guy lines? There's a knot for that. Need to tie up your trusty steed? There is a knot for that too!
Aug 27
2:00p
End Date

Pond Dipping

Atlanta State Park
Who lives beneath the water's surface? Join a Master Naturalist to learn about the tiny critters that live in our lake!
Aug 27
2:00p
End Date

Caddo Culture: Everyday Life and Epic Legends

Tyler State Park
Explore the Caddo Confederacy.
Aug 27
2:00p
End Date

Moonlight Madness

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn the phases on the moon and why it looks like it does!
Aug 27
3:00p
End Date

What's Washing In?

Mustang Island State Park
You never know what you might find!
Aug 27
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 27
3:30p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Aug 27
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 27
4:00p
End Date

Painting in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Aug 27
4:00p
End Date

Sun Fun

Copper Breaks State Park
Observe the sun through a solar filter and learn about our closest star.
Aug 27
5:00p
End Date

Bird Explorers: Fall Migration

Cedar Hill State Park
Come out to learn all about what birds are traveling through North Texas during the fall migration!
Aug 27
7:00p
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.
Aug 27
7:00p
End Date

Astronomy 101

Pedernales Falls State Park
Learn the basics of Stargazing with various types of equipment!
Aug 27
8:30p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

Scorpion Scavenger Hunt

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring an ultra-violet flashlight and join us in searching for scorpions along the trail in this evening hike!
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

Stories in our Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

Moonless Myths, Stargazing at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
Admire the stars in your park’s dark sky and hear the stories they share!
Aug 27
9:00p
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?
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

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! This is a night sky viewing with a park ranger and a telescope!
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Aug 28
7:00a
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.
Aug 28
7:30a
End Date

Last Sunday Hike - West Cottonwood Springs

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join a park ranger on a guided hike through the Western foothills of the Franklin Mountains.
Aug 28
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!
Aug 28
8:30a
End Date

Catfish Cove Kayak Cruise (Reservation Required)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Explore the park from the water's edge!
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

River Critters

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Aug 28
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+
Aug 28
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+
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join a park ranger for an introduction to birdwatching!
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Village Creek State Park
Learn how to cast for fish with a real rod & reel. Practice your casting skills by catching toy "fish". Learn about fishing rules & ethics, and fish identification all on dry land, and without hooks. Then, check out a rod and reel and put your new skills to use!
Aug 28
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 28
10:00a
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.
Aug 28
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse
Aug 28
10:30a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Aug 28
11:00a
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Aug 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.
Aug 28
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Aug 28
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger: Rock Shelter

McKinney Falls State Park
Find Ranger Lauren roaming the trail!
Aug 28
2:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Aug 28
2:30p
End Date

Animal Adaptations

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the different animals you can find in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Aug 28
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 29
1:00p
End Date

Seine Nets and Sand Sifters

Sea Rim State Park
Discover what kind of critters call Sea Rim home!
Aug 30
9:00a
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.
Aug 30
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 31
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.

September 2022

Sep 1
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Sep 1
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Sep 1
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 2
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 2
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 2
8:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night - Evening Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Nocturnal wanderings amoung the nocturnal.
Sep 2
8:45p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Sep 3
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Sep 3
8:30a
End Date

Hummingbird Banding Demonstration

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for banding of one of our smallest species of birds.
Sep 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!
Sep 3
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

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

Shore Fishing Clinic

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

Tour of Historic Fort Leaton

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Fort Leaton has been a cultural crossroads for over 170 years. Join a ranger or guide for a tour that brings the fort’s adobe walls to life!
Sep 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!)
Sep 3
9:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join Ranger Cathy and learn how to identify freshwater fish and tie two basic fishing knots. We'll practice casting with a game of Backyard Bass.
Sep 3
9:00a
End Date

Youth Fishing Day

Sea Center Texas
Catch-and-release fishing at Sea Center Texas
Sep 3
9:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Sep 3
10:00a
End Date

Morning Chat with the Ranger

Bonham State Park
Have a burning question or concern? This is the perfect time to find the answers.
Sep 3
10:00a
End Date

Animals of the Park Discovery Table

Lockhart State Park
Stop by Park HQ to test your nature knowledge! Drop in any time between 10am-2pm.
Sep 3
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
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.
Sep 3
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us during a come-and-go program that allows a great way to see and learn about park wildlife close up!
Sep 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!
Sep 3
11:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Sep 3
11:00a
End Date

Bag a Bug ― Critter Catch & Release

Mission Tejas State Park
Bug out with a Ranger, help catch and ID some insects!
Sep 3
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Food Chain!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about the food chain and create your own food chain by making paper links!
Sep 3
11:00a
End Date

River Critters

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Sep 3
11:30a
End Date

Wildlife Detective's

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Follow the clues and discover what ate that leaf.
Sep 3
1:00p
End Date

Popsicles in the Park!

Cleburne State Park
Come join us for FREE popsicles!
Sep 3
1:30p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us during a come-and-go program that allows a great way to see and learn about park wildlife close up!
Sep 3
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Wildfood Walk

Tyler State Park
Edible and useful plants of the Pineywoods.
Sep 3
3:00p
End Date

Wildlife Detective's

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Follow the clues and discover what ate that leaf.
Sep 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!
Sep 3
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 3
4:00p
End Date

Roping with a Ranger

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn to rope a steer at Copper Breaks State Park!
Sep 3
7:00p
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.
Sep 3
8:00p
End Date

Movie Night

Fort Boggy State Park
It's movie night at Fort Boggy!
Sep 3
8:00p
End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Sep 3
8:30p
End Date
Sep 3
8:45p
End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and get reacquainted with the moon!
Sep 4
7:30a
End Date

Peak Challenge - Thousand Steps

Franklin Mountains State Park
Challenge yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains.
Sep 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!
Sep 4
8:30a
End Date

Hummingbird Banding Demonstration

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for banding of one of our smallest species of birds.
Sep 4
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Sep 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+
Sep 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!
Sep 4
10:00a
End Date

Outdoor Photography 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Ever wondered how to capture that amazing image? Find out a few tips and tricks for your next photography outing.
Sep 4
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!
Sep 4
10:00a
End Date

Recreating in Remote Places - Ranger Talk

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Have you ever wanted to plan an epic adventure far, far away but didn't know where to start?
Sep 4
11:00a
End Date

Welcome to Cretaceous Park - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Did you know that there is an extinct volcano near McKinney Falls State Park? Did you know that all of central Texas was at one point under a shallow sea? Discover the creatures that lived in the deep at this Cretaceous Park Exploration Station!
Sep 4
1:00p
End Date

Photography 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Photography tips and tricks
Sep 4
1:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Sep 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!
Sep 4
9:00p
End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Sep 5
10:00a
End Date

Earn Your Junior Ranger Badge

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Take a walk with Ranger Regina and become an official Junior Ranger!
Sep 6
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Trees

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Sep 7
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Sep 7
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Trees

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Sep 8
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds in this beginners birding class!
Sep 8
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Trees

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

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 9
9:00a
End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Granbury, TX - Camp El Tesoro - Main Lodge
Professional development for anyone who works with children
Sep 9
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 9
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 9
6:30p
End Date

Texas Outdoor Family Outdoor Leadership Training | Inks Lake State Park (Application Open Until August 15th)

Inks Lake State Park
The Texas Outdoor Family program provides 900+ families with a "Learn to Camp" experience in Texas State Parks each year. Could you help?
Sep 9
6:30p
End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area (Registration Open)

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 9
6:30p
End Date

Outdoor Leadership Training | Huntsville State Park (Application Open Until August 29th))

Huntsville State Park
The Texas Outdoor Family program provides 900+ families with a "Learn to Camp" experience in Texas State Parks each year. Could you help?
Sep 9
8:00p
End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Sep 9
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
I wish I may, I wish I might, wish upon a star tonight!
Sep 10
8:00a
End Date

Golf for Beginners 2

Lockhart State Park
Take another swing at golf! Registration required.
Sep 10
8:00a
End Date

Big Thicket Association's 10th Annual Neches River Rally

Beaumont, TX - Saltwater Barrier Boat Ramp
Registration is currently open for the 10th Annual Neches River Rally! Experience the wonderful wildlife and atmosphere of the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Sep 10
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Sep 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!
Sep 10
9:00a
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!
Sep 10
9:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
"Nature has the power to renew and refresh.." Helen Keller
Sep 10
9:00a
End Date

Recreating in Remote Places - Guided Bike Ride

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Explore the Llano loop on two wheels!
Sep 10
9:00a
End Date

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Abilene State Park
Sep 10
9:30a
End Date

Beginning Bird Watching

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn the basics of bird watching.
Sep 10
10:00a
End Date

CCC Hike - Guided tour of the Bois d' Arc Trail

Bonham State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) features hidden around the park and on the Bois d' Arc Trail.
Sep 10
10:00a
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!
Sep 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!
Sep 10
10:00a
End Date

Leave no Trace

Fort Boggy State Park
7 principles of leave no trace. What's this?
Sep 10
10:00a
End Date

Girl Scouts Butterfly Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join Ranger Lauren and your local girl scouts on a hunt for beautiful butterflies!
Sep 10
10:30a
End Date

Trekking to Tejas

Mission Tejas State Park
A 600 mile road trip in 1690… sounds like fun!
Sep 10
11:00a
End Date

Discover Girl Scouts

Lockhart State Park
Try out some Girl Scout programming!
Sep 10
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!
Sep 10
11:30a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Sep 10
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Wilderness Backpack

Tyler State Park
Get ready for a backcountry adventure!
Sep 10
2:00p
End Date

Kid's Fishing 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing.
Sep 10
3:00p
End Date

Ranger Backcountry Hike

Tyler State Park
Thinking about a trip to the backcountry?
Sep 10
3:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Pedernales Falls State Park
Earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Sep 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!
Sep 10
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 10
7:00p
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.
Sep 10
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Sep 10
8:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Grab your flashlight and join a ranger for a guided night hike.
Sep 10
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Sep 11
8:30a
End Date

Hummingbird Banding Demonstration

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for banding of one of our smallest species of birds.
Sep 11
8:30a
End Date

Women's Hike - Schaeffer Shuffle

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.
Sep 11
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Sep 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+
Sep 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+
Sep 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!
Sep 11
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse
Sep 11
11:00a
End Date

Welcome to Cretaceous Park - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Did you know that there is an extinct volcano near McKinney Falls State Park? Did you know that all of central Texas was at one point under a shallow sea? Discover the creatures that lived in the deep at this Cretaceous Park Exploration Station!
Sep 11
1:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Sep 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!
Sep 14
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Sep 15
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Sep 15
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Sep 15
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 16
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!
Sep 16
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 16
6:00p
End Date

Vaqueros & Pan De Campo

Hill Country State Natural Area
Make your own "camp bread" while learning more about the original cowboys of Texas.
Sep 16
6:30p
End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area (Registration Open)

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 17
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Sep 17
8:30a
End Date

Lantern-lit Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Step back in time and explore the copper prospecting mine by lantern light.
Sep 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!
Sep 17
9:00a
End Date

Recreating in Remote Places - Guided Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Take a guided hike of the Cinco Tinajas Trail and learn tips for hiking in the Chihuahuan desert!
Sep 17
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing Clinic - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Come out and bring the whole family for a day of fishing fun!
Sep 17
10:00a
End Date

Introduction to Dutch Oven

Bonham State Park
Learn how to use a Dutch oven to make your favorite camping recipes!
Sep 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!
Sep 17
10:00a
End Date

Families in Nature Bug Safari

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a talk on how to identify arthropods and become a citizen scientist!
Sep 17
10:00a
End Date

Poisonous Plants Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the fierce plants of the forest in this fun hike!
Sep 17
10:00a
End Date

Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Sep 17
10:45a
End Date

Beginner Bushcraft – Survival Shelter

Mission Tejas State Park
Because who needs a tent anyway?
Sep 17
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Fireflies!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about fireflies and make your own firefly.
Sep 17
1:00p
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Lockhart State Park
See what the birding buzz is all about!
Sep 17
1:00p
End Date

Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Sep 17
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Sep 17
3:00p
End Date

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Lockhart State Park
It's time for a selfie! Bring your friends, family, and favorite camera to our park scavenger hunt!
Sep 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!
Sep 17
7:00p
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.
Sep 17
7:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join the knowledgeable San Antonio Astronomical Association to learn about the night sky and to take a closer look through their telescopes.
Sep 17
7:30p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society in stargazing and astronomy!
Sep 17
7:45p
End Date

Night Hike

Fort Boggy State Park
How to do the animals in the park get around at night?
Sep 17
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Sep 17
8:00p
End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
Sep 17
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Sep 17
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Sep 18
8:30a
End Date

Hummingbird Banding Demonstration

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for banding of one of our smallest species of birds.
Sep 18
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Sep 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+
Sep 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!
Sep 18
10:00a
End Date

Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Plant wildflower seeds for future generations!
Sep 18
11:00a
End Date

Welcome to Cretaceous Park - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Did you know that there is an extinct volcano near McKinney Falls State Park? Did you know that all of central Texas was at one point under a shallow sea? Discover the creatures that lived in the deep at this Cretaceous Park Exploration Station!
Sep 18
1:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Sep 18
1:00p
End Date

Native Bread Basket

Franklin Mountains State Park
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, take a step back in time and explore the different native plants that would have been used to make dietary staples before European wheat was introduced.
Sep 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!
Sep 21
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Sep 22
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Sep 22
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Sep 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.
Sep 22
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Sep 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.
Sep 23
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Volunteer Trail Work Day - Friday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering with us to improve our trails.
Sep 23
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 23
6:30p
End Date

Galveston Island State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Galveston Island State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 23
6:30p
End Date

Texas Outdoor Family Outdoor Leadership Training | Lake Mineral Wells State Park (Application Open Until September 1st)

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
The Texas Outdoor Family program provides 900+ families with a "Learn to Camp" experience in Texas State Parks each year. Could you help?
Sep 23
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Sep 24
8:00a
End Date

Sunfish Showdown

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us for our Sunfish Tournament in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day!
Sep 24
8:00a
End Date

Volunteer Trail Work Day - Saturday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Celebrate National Public Lands day by volunteering with us to improve our trails.
Sep 24
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Sep 24
8:30a
End Date

Hummingbird Banding Demonstration

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for banding of one of our smallest species of birds.
Sep 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!
Sep 24
9:00a
End Date

Explore Bowhunting - Conversations, Demonstrations and Activities

Guadalupe River State Park
Are you interested in hunting, or more specifically bowhunting? Let us help inspire your interest!
Sep 24
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lockhart State Park
Come fish with us! All ages and abilities welcome. Drop in any time between 9-11am.
Sep 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!
Sep 24
10:00a
End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Mindy and become an official State Park Junior Ranger.
Sep 24
10:00a
End Date

The Weary Woods

Inks Lake State Park
Learn about some of the pests and pathogens that can harm our native trees.
Sep 24
10:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch!

Tyler State Park
Look to the skies during peak hawk migration.
Sep 24
10:00a
End Date

Recreating in Remote Places - 4X4 Vehicle Scavenger Hunt

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Learn how to have epic 4-wheel-drive adventures safely and respectfully from our rangers who drive these rough roads everyday!
Sep 24
10:30a
End Date

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

Mission Tejas State Park
Nature can provide, if you know what to look for!
Sep 24
11:00a
End Date

River Critters

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Sep 24
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Raccoons!

Brazos Bend State Park
Listen to the story and make your own raccoon!
Sep 24
1:00p
End Date

Legacy in Lockhart: Guided CCC Walk

Lockhart State Park
Hike with a ranger to learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their enduring legacy at Lockhart State Park!
Sep 24
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 24
3:00p
End Date

Block Printing Basics

Lockhart State Park
Try your hand at this unique art technique!
Sep 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!
Sep 24
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 24
7:00p
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.
Sep 24
8:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Sep 24
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Sep 24
8:30p
End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Sep 25
8:00a
End Date

Volunteer Trail Work Day - Sunday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Celebrate National Public Lands day by volunteering with us to improve our trails.
Sep 25
8:30a
End Date

Hummingbird Banding Demonstration

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for banding of one of our smallest species of birds.
Sep 25
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Sep 25
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 25
11:00a
End Date

Welcome to Cretaceous Park - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Did you know that there is an extinct volcano near McKinney Falls State Park? Did you know that all of central Texas was at one point under a shallow sea? Discover the creatures that lived in the deep at this Cretaceous Park Exploration Station!
Sep 25
1:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Sep 25
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 28
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Sep 29
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Sep 29
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Sep 29
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 30
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!
Sep 30
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 30
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 30
6:30p
End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area (Registration Open)

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 30
9:00p
End Date

Recreating in Remote Places - Campfire Chat

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join Ranger Regina around the campfire to talk about our upcoming events and adventures to be had!

October 2022

Oct 1
8:00a
End Date

Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail Cleanup

Fort Parker State Park
Work with staff from Fort Parker State Park to clean up the 5 miles of Navasota River that make up the Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail, and also the shoreline of Fort Parker Lake. We will be removing litter and other debris that has washed into the river or lake.
Oct 1
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Oct 1
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Oct 1
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!
Oct 1
9:00a
End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Learn tips and tricks for fishing from the beach!
Oct 1
9:30a
End Date

Lockhart State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area (Registration Open)

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 1
10:00a
End Date

Morning Chat with the Ranger

Bonham State Park
Have a burning question or concern? This is the perfect time to find the answers.
Oct 1
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
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.
Oct 1
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Oct 1
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story and make your own bat puppet!
Oct 1
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 1
2:00p
End Date

"Lost" in the Forest

Tyler State Park
Explore what it means to be "lost" in the forest.
Oct 1
2:30p
End Date

Plant Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find native plants in the park on a stroll through the garden.
Oct 1
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 1
7:00p
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.
Oct 1
7:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society and use their equipment for some amazing stargazing!
Oct 1
8:30p
End Date
Oct 2
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!
Oct 2
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 2
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!
Oct 2
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Oct 2
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 5
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 6
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Oct 6
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 6
10:00a
End Date

Scat Attack!

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about animal scat.
Oct 6
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Oct 7
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!
Oct 7
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.
Oct 7
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Del Rio, TX - Whitehead Museum
Professional development for anyone who works with children
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

CCC Hike - Guided tour of the Bois d' Arc Trail

Bonham State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) features hidden around the park and on the Bois d' Arc Trail.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Campfire Building

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Jae as he teaches the basics of how to make a successful campfire.
Oct 8
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Tarantulas!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about tarantulas and create your own eight-legged friend to take home!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 8
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!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinator BioBlitz 2022
Oct 8
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 8
7:00p
End Date

Star Gazing and don't forget the Moon

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired National Park range Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 7 pm. To ensure the telescopes are not at risk of being toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3793 or send an email with your name, phone number and total adults and children attending to rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.tx.gov
Oct 8
7:00p
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.
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 9
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Oct 9
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 9
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Oct. 9-14

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Oct. 9-14 for a public hunt.
Oct 10
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.
Oct 12
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Oct 13
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Oct 13
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Oct 13
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Oct 14
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.
Oct 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!
Oct 14
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 14
6:30p
End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 15
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 10/15/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Limited to 15 participants and online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click on blue title for more details.
Oct 15
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing Clinic - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Come out and bring the whole family for a day of fishing fun!
Oct 15
9:30a
End Date

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area (Registration Open)

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Introduction to Dutch Oven

Bonham State Park
Learn how to use a Dutch oven to make your favorite camping recipes!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Life in the Desert Nature Walk

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk as we explore how plants, animals, and even people have adapted to the desert for thousands of years!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Mighty Monarch

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Tara to learn about our monarch butterflies that migrate through the area.
Oct 15
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!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 15
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 15
7:00p
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.
Oct 15
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Oct 15
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us for a walk along the Sauceda Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
Oct 16
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Oct 16
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 19
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Oct 20
10:00a
End Date

Scat Attack!

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about animal scat.
Oct 20
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Oct 21
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.
Oct 21
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 10/22/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 15 participants. This guided hike takes participants into remote areas of the Seminole and Presa Canyons. Please click on blue title for full tour description.
Oct 22
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Oct 22
9:30a
End Date

Palmetto State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area (Registration Open)

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Snake Senses

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Mindy to learn all about Snakes!
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story and make your own bat puppet!
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Backpacking 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a park ranger to learn about backpacking tips, tricks, and routes for all experience levels.
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Oct 22
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 22
5:00p
End Date

Boo in the Park 2022

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Welcome to our annual "Boo in the Park" celebration. Bring the family out for a campsite decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest, trick or treating, and spooky storytelling.
Oct 22
7:00p
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.
Oct 22
7:30p
End Date

Star Party - International Observe the Moon Night

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 23
1:00p
End Date

Sea Center Spooktacular

Sea Center Texas
Creep, crawl, and slither along Sea Center Texas' Wetland Boardwalk and experience a wild and educational Halloween. Live Animals, Trick-or-Treating, Games, and more!
Oct 23
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Oct 23
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 26
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Oct 27
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Oct 27
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Oct 27
6:00p
End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Grab your costumes and trick-or-treating bags! Our annual Halloween at the Hatchery event returns for an evening of family-friendly fun.
Oct 28
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.
Oct 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!
Oct 28
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 28
6:15p
End Date

Bat Walk

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Walk with a ranger around Fort Leaton on the lookout for the bats who live there!
Oct 29
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Oct 29
9:30a
End Date

Huntsville State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 29
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Owls!

Brazos Bend State Park
Listen to the story and make your own owl puppet.
Oct 29
1:00p
End Date

The Misunderstood Bat Ranger Talk

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
When it comes to bats, truth is stranger than fiction!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Huntsville State Park Fish-or-Treat

Huntsville State Park
Come out and have some spooky fishing fun at the Huntsville Halloween Fish-or-Treat!
Oct 29
2:30p
End Date

Plant Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find native plants in the park on a stroll through the garden.
Oct 29
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 29
5:00p
End Date

Trunk or Treat

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for an evening of family-friendly trick-or-treating and fun!
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

Halloween in the Park

Abilene State Park
Safe trick-or-treating at the park!
Oct 29
7:00p
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.
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 30
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Oct 30
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!

November 2022

Nov 2
11:00a
End Date

Aging Deer on the Hoof

Webinar
This webinar provides tips to help determine the age of bucks on the hoof.
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Nov 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!
Nov 4
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 5
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Nov 5
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!
Nov 5
9:30a
End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area (Registration Open)

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Morning Chat with the Ranger

Bonham State Park
Have a burning question or concern? This is the perfect time to find the answers.
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
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.
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Bike and Bird

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Ride your bike around the tram loop as we search for birds!
Nov 5
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 5
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 5
7:00p
End Date

Star Gazing and don't forget the Moon

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired National Park range Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 7 pm. To ensure the telescopes are not at risk of being toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3793 or send an email with your name, phone number and total adults and children attending to rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.tx.gov
Nov 5
8:30p
End Date
Nov 6
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!
Nov 6
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 6
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Nov 6
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 8
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 10
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds in this beginners birding class!
Nov 10
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 11
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!
Nov 11
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 12
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 11/12/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click on blue title for more details.
Nov 12
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing Clinic - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Come out and bring the whole family for a day of fishing fun!
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

CCC Hike - Guided tour of the Bois d' Arc Trail

Bonham State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) features hidden around the park and on the Bois d' Arc Trail.
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 12
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Armadillos!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about armadillos and make a macaroni armadillo to take home!
Nov 12
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!
Nov 12
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 12
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!
Nov 12
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 12
5:30p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society and use their equipment for some amazing stargazing!
Nov 13
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 13
2:30p
End Date

Slimy Snails

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about our friends the snails and create some slime!
Nov 13
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Nov 18
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!
Nov 18
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 19
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 11/19/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 15 participants. This guided only hike takes participants into remote areas of the Park. Click blue title for more details.
Nov 19
9:30a
End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 19
10:00a
End Date

Introduction to Dutch Oven

Bonham State Park
Learn how to use a Dutch oven to make your favorite camping recipes!
Nov 19
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 19
10:00a
End Date

Bike and Bird

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Ride your bike around the tram loop as we search for birds!
Nov 19
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Turkeys!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us outside the Nature Center for a story and coloring craft about turkeys!
Nov 19
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 19
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 19
6:00p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Nov 19
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Nov 19
7:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Nov 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Nov 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a night under the stars to learn about the night sky!
Nov 20
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 20
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Nov 20
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds in this beginners birding class!
Nov 24
10:30a
End Date

5th Annual Turkey Trot 5K/-Mile Fun Run

South Llano River State Park
Come earn those Thanksgiving calories !
Nov 25
10:00a
End Date

Opt Outside: Cinco Tinajas Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Walk off your Thanksgiving meal by joining a park ranger for a moderate hike along one of Big Bend Ranch State Park's hidden-treasure trails!
Nov 25
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Deck the Halls

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn about making Christmas decorations with natural materials
Nov 26
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Turkeys!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us outside the Nature Center for a story and coloring craft about turkeys!
Nov 26
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 26
2:30p
End Date

Plant Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find native plants in the park on a stroll through the garden.
Nov 26
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 26
6:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Enjoy a night of stargazing at our International Dark Sky park during the holidays!
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 27
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 27
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Nov. 27-Dec. 2 for a public hunt.

December 2022

Dec 2
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
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
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

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Come enjoy some Christmas Cheer!
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
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
7:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
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, where you will see several remnant sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and the Seminole Watering Hole, a historic stopover/campsite for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click blue title for more details.
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
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
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
6:00p
End Date

Fa La La in the Forest

Abilene State Park
Come see the Christmas light show at Abilene State Park!
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
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 16
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Meet The Longhorns

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

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Dec 17
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Dec 17
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
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

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us for a walk along the Sauceda Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
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 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
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
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 25
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 25
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 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
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
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!

January 2023

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

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
10:30a
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
2:00p
End Date

First Day Paddle

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Start your year off with some fun.
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 7
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click on above blue title for more information.
Jan 7
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Jan 7
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 13
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

Meet The Longhorns

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

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 27
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

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
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 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
Online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Feb 4
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Meet The Longhorns

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

Meet The Longhorns

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

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 25
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!

March 2023

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 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 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, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Click blue title above for more details.
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
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 03/18/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
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, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Click blue title above for more details.
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 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 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!

May 2023

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

24th Annual Open House

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for programs and activities to learn about about the resources of our park and Texas!
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!

September 2023

Sep 30
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!

October 2023

Oct 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!
Oct 14
10:00a
End Date

Annular Eclipse

Abilene State Park
Join us for this spectacle in the sky!