Calendar of Events

All Events

August 2019

Aug 20
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 20
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Aug 21 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month(s) of June, July and August the park will be offering one guided-only hike at 10am to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. No tours are available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. Please note: there are designated trails for hiking and biking that park visitors may do on their own, no access into the canyon without guide.
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Georgetown Veterans Job Fair

Houston, TX - Sheraton Suites Houston
Join Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, City of Georgetown, Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, Texas Veterans Commission, Texas Veteran Leadership Program and Texas Workforce Commission at this Veterans Job Fair.
Aug 21
10:00a
End Date

Taylor Track Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Take a trek to the Taylor Site to see tremendous theropod tracks!
Aug 21
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 22 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month(s) of June, July and August the park will be offering one guided-only hike at 10am to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. No tours are available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. Please note: there are designated trails for hiking and biking that park visitors may do on their own, no access into the canyon without guide.
Aug 22
8:00a
End Date

Nature Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we observe observe birds, plants, insects, and other critters.
Aug 22
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Aug 22
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger!

South Llano River State Park
Hike the West Canyon Loop trail with a ranger!
Aug 22
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
New to birding? Interested in learning how to bird? Join us for a fun opportunity to learn how to identify our local specialties!
Aug 22
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Aug 22
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 22
3:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 22
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 22
6:00p
End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Aug 23 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month(s) of June, July and August the park will be offering one guided-only hike at 10am to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. No tours are available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. Please note: there are designated trails for hiking and biking that park visitors may do on their own, no access into the canyon without guide.
Aug 23
7:30a
End Date

Early Bird Birding

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we go in search of the birds that call Enchanted Rock home.
Aug 23
8:00a
End Date

Nature Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we observe observe birds, plants, insects, and other critters.
Aug 23
9:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for the little things that make Enchanted Rock special!
Aug 23
9:00a
End Date

Texas Veteran Commission Hiring Event

Hurst, TX - Tarrant County College Northeast Campus
Veterans and their Spouses are invited to meet Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting at this TVC Career Fair.
Aug 23
9:00a
End Date

Waterfront Watercolors

Goose Island State Park
Sit back, relax, and let nature inspire you to create your own watercolor masterpiece.
Aug 23
10:00a
End Date

Ask a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Ever wonder what lives in the holes at the beach or why don't we rake the sargassum seaweed? Come to the day-use beach to get some answers!
Aug 23
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 23
10:30a
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Aug 23
1:00p
End Date

TPWD Celebration of Women in Conservation

Austin, TX - Main Entrance (CHR Room-HQ)
Join women with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and other agencies as they share their stories.
Aug 23
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Learn Owl About It

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Learn about who's hootin' in the night!
Aug 23
2:00p
End Date

Wildlife Watch Touch Table

Bastrop State Park
Who calls this park home and what might you see while staying here? Come find out!
Aug 23
3:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 23
3:00p
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Aug 23
3:30p
End Date

Weird and Wacky Woodpecker Walks

Huntsville State Park
A birding walk that focuses on woodpeckers!
Aug 23
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 23
6:30p
End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Aug 23
7:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Demo

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Watch Ranger Lindsay cook up something yummy and learn how the Dutch oven came to symbolize the wild west and cowboy life.
Aug 23
7:30p
End Date

Campfire 101 - Making Camping S’more Fun

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a fun evening of campfire instruction and s'mores!
Aug 23
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
It's creepy and crawly, but it's also so much more! Learn to appreciate the true night life on a guided hike.
Aug 23
9:00p
End Date

Planet Party (Weather Permitting)

McKinney Falls State Park
Weather permitting, join a Ranger to gaze at the stars and get a glimpse of gas giants Saturn and Jupiter through a telescope. Location change! This location for this event has changed from the Lower Falls area to the Amphitheater!
Aug 23
9:00p
End Date

Wonders of the Night

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a night hike to find what goes bump in the night!
Aug 23
9:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Atlanta State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!
Aug 24 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month(s) of June, July and August the park will be offering one guided-only hike at 10am to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. No tours are available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. Please note: there are designated trails for hiking and biking that park visitors may do on their own, no access into the canyon without guide.
Aug 24
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old, who want to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water for this one-hour, easy trail walk.
Aug 24
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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 24
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Aug 24
8:30a
End Date

Paddle with a Park Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Are you ready to get your feet wet?
Aug 24
8:30a
End Date

Coffee and Conversation with a Ranger

Colorado Bend State Park
This event has been cancelled for 08/24/19 - We are under a burn ban.
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Estero Llano Grande State Park
We're providing all equipment, an Eagle Scout archery range, and rangers to teach archery! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by calling 956-565-3919.
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Hikes with a Park Host

Huntsville State Park
Join Park Host Bruce Bennet for a hike every Saturday morning at 9 am!
Aug 24
9:00a
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 24
9:00a
End Date

Invasive Control Patrol

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come help us keep our prairie pristine!
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Archery

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Want to be the next Katniss? Legolas? Robin Hood? Start off right in your park with a ranger!
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Mindfulness Walk (Forest Bathing)

McKinney Falls State Park
Disconnect, unwind, and join a Ranger for a peaceful walk along the trail.
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to hike along the Caddo Forest Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Shoreline Kayaking (Program Full)

Eisenhower State Park
See your favorite state park from the water on a guided kayaking tour!
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

What are the CCC Baths...

Mission Tejas State Park
Wait, did they really hike all the way up here to scrub up?
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Coffee and Conversation

Atlanta State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to start your day with coffee and conversation. Have a question about the park? Want to learn more about local wildlife? We are here to answer your questions!
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Calling all Junior Rangers: We need your help to find critter clues!
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass, a lawn fishing game.
Aug 24
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Copper Breaks State Park
Are you in search of a relaxing hobby that will get you outside?
Aug 24
9:30a
End Date

Insect & Bug Hike

San Angelo State Park
Take a guided hike with a park ranger an learn about the many different insect and bugs that call San Angelo State Park home.
Aug 24
9:30a
End Date

A Walk Through Time

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Discover the geology of the Canyon!
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Beat the heat with a fun nature based craft in the Visitor Center!
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists.
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Nature Talk

Bonham State Park
Meet with the Master Naturalists
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Mustang Island State Park
Want to learn the basics of kayaking? In this two-hour program we will learn to paddle in the safe environment of Fish Pass where the water is only about 24-36". We provide the kayak, paddle, life jacket and instructions. Minimum age and size is 8 years old/80 pounds with adult participation. We have 8 tandem and 3 single sit-on-top kayaks. Sign up required @ eric.ehrlich@tpwd.texas.gov
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Bird Calls

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Can you recognize a bird by its song?
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Ask-a-Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Macro Medley

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger as we explore who lives in the grass and underground.
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Dog Training 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn the basics of training your furry friend!
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Caprock Van Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
This event has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Watercolors on the Blanco

Blanco State Park
Get inspired by the beauty of nature!
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Bees, Bats & Other Pollinators

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Come find out what is all the fuss about!
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Wildfood Walk

Tyler State Park
Edible and useful plants of the Savannah
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Japanese Fish Printing

Guadalupe River State Park
Make your own fish print!
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Pearland, TX - Bass Pro Shops - Pearland, TX.
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor.
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Traveling in Texas - Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Stop by the farm and see how folks like Dr. Jones embarked on their travels through Texas.
Aug 24
10:00a
End Date

Arts in the Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Try your hand at watercolors!
Aug 24
10:30a
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 24
10:30a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Atlanta State Park
Join us for an introduction to birding! You will learn binocular and bird ID tips, followed by a hike where we'll play a game to practice your new skills.
Aug 24
11:00a
End Date

Battleship Ranger Walk

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Join Ranger Mark aboard Battleship TEXAS as we pick a deck and discover untold stories and overlooked details on this one-hour walk, including to some areas not on the normal public tour route.
Aug 24
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Aug 24
11:00a
End Date

Pond Dipping

Caddo Lake State Park
Who lives beneath the water's surface? Join a park ranger to learn about the tiny critters that live in our lake!
Aug 24
11:00a
End Date

Art in the Park: Snake Ornaments

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Let nature inspire you as you channel your inner artist.
Aug 24
11:30a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Atlanta State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to make your own bird feeder!
Aug 24
12:00p
End Date

The Gators of Lake Raven

Huntsville State Park
How many alligators live in Lake Raven? Come find out!
Aug 24
1:00p
End Date

Alien Invaders of ETX

Mission Tejas State Park
Aliens are destroying native habitat! But they’re not from outerspace…
Aug 24
1:00p
End Date

The Life of a Honey Bee

Lake Livingston State Park
Come to the park store to view our observation hive and learn about the life cycle, care, and importance of European Honey Bees and our other (native) pollinators
Aug 24
1:00p
End Date

Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to navigate like a pirate and hunt for hidden booty! ARRR!
Aug 24
1:30p
End Date

En Plein Air - Watercolor Art in the Park!

Buescher State Park
Watercolor with a ranger as we use the great outdoors for our inspiration!
Aug 24
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 24
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Aug 24
2:00p
End Date

Shipwrecked!

Mustang Island State Park
Can you survive on a deserted island? Come test your survival skills in an interactive game.
Aug 24
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

What's in our Streams?

Huntsville State Park
An afternoon of searching our streams for critters!
Aug 24
2:00p
End Date

Birds of a Feather

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out what kinds of birds live at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Aug 24
2:00p
End Date

Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make fish print art!
Aug 24
2:00p
End Date

Goin' Batty

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
This event has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Aug 24
2:00p
End Date

Telltale Signs

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Let your walking do the talking! Cedar Creek trail brings you a new adventure. Join a ranger for a tale on the trail with a guided nature hike.
Aug 24
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Aug 24
2:00p
End Date

Homesteading and Homemade Ice Cream

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
I scream, you scream, we scream for Johnson Branch State Park!
Aug 24
2:00p
End Date

Geocaching 101

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the fundamentals to start geocaching!
Aug 24
3:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 24
3:00p
End Date

Backyard Bass

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger for a game of Backyard Bass
Aug 24
3:00p
End Date

Build Your Own Walking Stick

Mission Tejas State Park
Stand strong on the trails and express yourself, Mission Tejas style!
Aug 24
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 24
4:00p
End Date

Twin Falls Nature Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Hike with us down to scenic Twin Falls!
Aug 24
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 24
6:00p
End Date

Bird-watching Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Want to learn about the birds that call McKinney Falls home? Join us for an evening of bird-watching.
Aug 24
7:00p
End Date

Music in the Park

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a variety of music offered most weekends!
Aug 24
7:00p
End Date

Birds!

Fort Parker State Park
Learn about the cool things birds do for humankind and play a birdcall game!
Aug 24
7:00p
End Date

Sun & Stars Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Catch sunset from the top of the Rock and stay up to see some stars!
Aug 24
7:30p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join the Austin Astronomical Society in viewing stars, planets and galaxies through dozens of different telescopes!
Aug 24
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service.
Aug 24
8:30p
End Date

Snakes: Friend or Foe?

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Snakes! Love them? Hate them? Come find out more about some of the snakes that call Texas home.
Aug 25 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month(s) of June, July and August the park will be offering one guided-only hike at 10am to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. No tours are available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. Please note: there are designated trails for hiking and biking that park visitors may do on their own, no access into the canyon without guide.
Aug 25
7:00a
End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike up to Jackaloop!
Aug 25
7:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Birds and binoculars! Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Aug 25
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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 25
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Huntsville State Park
Come fish with a park ranger!
Aug 25
9:00a
End Date

Damsels & Dragons

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Discover the secret world of underwater creatures. Do some pond dipping with a ranger!
Aug 25
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Aug 25
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 25
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 25
10:00a
End Date

Pond Ecology

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Use a dip net to explore what critters live beneath the pond's surface!
Aug 25
10:00a
End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Aug 25
10:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Aug 25
10:00a
End Date

Travels in Texas - Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Long distance travelers in 19th century America had quite a commute!
Aug 25
10:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one of a kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Aug 25
11:00a
End Date

Battleship Ranger Walk

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Join Ranger Mark aboard Battleship TEXAS as we pick a deck and discover untold stories and overlooked details on this one-hour walk, including to some areas not on the normal public tour route.
Aug 25
11:00a
End Date

Fossil Dig

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Try your hand at paleontology!
Aug 25
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
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
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Aug 25
2:00p
End Date

Garden Games

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us in our wildscape garden every Sunday for some games with friends!
Aug 25
2:00p
End Date

iNaturalist Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
What to know what that animal is? Can you get a pic? Go take a hike…with a ranger! Learn about park and the wildlife in it while you become a citizen scientist!
Aug 25
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs.
Aug 25
3:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 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!
Aug 25
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 26
4:30p
End Date

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Commerce, TX - Rayburn Student Center
Make your connection with Texas Parks Wildlife Recruiting at this free Part-Time Job, Community & Volunteer Fair.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

LBJ's 111th Birthday

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Old-fashioned fun with some historic games!
Aug 27
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 27
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Aug 28 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month(s) of June, July and August the park will be offering one guided-only hike at 10am to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. No tours are available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. Please note: there are designated trails for hiking and biking that park visitors may do on their own, no access into the canyon without guide.
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 28
10:00a
End Date

Howard Payne University Part-Time Job and Internship Fair

Brownwood, TX - Mabee University Center - Bullion Suites
Join Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting at HPU.
Aug 28
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Aug 29 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month(s) of June, July and August the park will be offering one guided-only hike at 10am to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. No tours are available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. Please note: there are designated trails for hiking and biking that park visitors may do on their own, no access into the canyon without guide.
Aug 29
8:00a
End Date

Nature Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we observe observe birds, plants, insects, and other critters.
Aug 29
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Aug 29
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger!

South Llano River State Park
Hike the West Canyon Loop trail with a ranger!
Aug 29
10:00a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come to visit the park and enjoy a nature based story and activity! Daycares and homeschool groups are welcome!
Aug 29
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Aug 29
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Aug 29
3:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 29
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 29
6:00p
End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us for a ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the park.
Aug 29
8:30p
End Date

Critters of the Night

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Bring the whole family and explore Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site in the dark to learn about nocturnal critters!
Aug 30 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month(s) of June, July and August the park will be offering one guided-only hike at 10am to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. No tours are available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. Please note: there are designated trails for hiking and biking that park visitors may do on their own, no access into the canyon without guide.
Aug 30
8:00a
End Date

Nature Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we observe observe birds, plants, insects, and other critters.
Aug 30
8:00a
End Date

Lost Pines Scavenger Hunt!

Bastrop State Park
Explore the Lost Pines Complex (Bastrop & Buescher State Parks) on this fun scavenger hunt! Try to find everything on the list and win a prize!
Aug 30
9:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cedar Hill State Park
Come learn about Blackland Prairie and paint your own tree cookie!
Aug 30
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 30
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!
Aug 30
10:30a
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Aug 30
11:00a
End Date

Tracking Table

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ready for a rousing game of Who Dung It? Note: please check the updated meeting location.
Aug 30
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Learn Owl About It

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Learn about who's hootin' in the night!
Aug 30
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about the wildlife that lives in the park!
Aug 30
3:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 30
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 30
6:30p
End Date

Bat Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations are required. Please call the park at (806)455-1492 for reservations.
Aug 30
7:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 30
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
Aug 30
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a nighttime hike to witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Aug 30
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Aug 30
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
It's creepy and crawly, but it's also so much more! Learn to appreciate the true night life on a guided hike.
Aug 30
8:30p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Aug 30
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike with a Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Discover the dark side of Johnson Branch State Park!
Aug 31 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month(s) of June, July and August the park will be offering one guided-only hike at 10am to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. No tours are available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. Please note: there are designated trails for hiking and biking that park visitors may do on their own, no access into the canyon without guide.
Aug 31
6:30a
End Date

Peak Challenge Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Test yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains State Park.
Aug 31
8:00a
End Date

Last Saturday Habitat Restoration

Pedernales Falls State Park
Help us to rebuild a habitat that was lost due to human activity!
Aug 31
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old, who want to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water for this one-hour, easy trail walk.
Aug 31
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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 31
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Aug 31
8:30a
End Date

Paddle with a Park Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Are you ready to get your feet wet?
Aug 31
8:30a
End Date

Guided Bird Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and learn about some of the birds that call Lake Somerville home.
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Estero Llano Grande State Park
We're providing all equipment, an Eagle Scout archery range, and rangers to teach archery! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by calling 956-565-3919.
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

Junior Rangers

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A free Activity Journal is included in this ranger-led exploration of the park culminating in a Junior Ranger Badge.
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

River Expedition

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join a ranger as we explore the Paluxy River and all its wonders on foot!
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Hikes with a Park Host

Huntsville State Park
Join Park Host Bruce Bennet for a hike every Saturday morning at 9 am!
Aug 31
9:00a
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 31
9:00a
End Date

Invasive Control Patrol

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come help us keep our prairie pristine!
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

Hike With Your Hound

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Bring your four-legged friend for a morning stroll through the park!
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

Women Only Hike

Huntsville State Park
This hike is for women, only! (Sorry, men.)
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

Height Hike – Tallest Tree in Tejas

Mission Tejas State Park
Stroll among giants and learn how foresters measure height!
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

Creepy Crawly Bug Safari

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
On the hunt for creepy crawlies!
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

Who's Scat?! Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
That's right we are talkin' poo!
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday Celebration

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Join Texas A&M Forest Service, TPWD and friends to celebrate Smokey's 75th birthday
Aug 31
9:00a
End Date

Going Buggy

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join a master naturalist on an exploration of all things creepy and crawly!
Aug 31
9:30a
End Date

On The Right Track

San Angelo State Park
Ever wanted to learn how to identify different wildlife's footprints? Well now is your chance at San Angelo State Park. We will be showing what the tracks look like, interesting facts about the animals, and we will be making a track mold for you to decorate and take home.
Aug 31
9:30a
End Date

All A-Buzz about Bees and Other Pollinators

Guadalupe River State Park
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come to visit the park and enjoy a nature based story and activity! Daycares and homeschool groups are welcome!
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

Bonham State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists.
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Bird Calls

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Can you recognize a bird by its song?
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Ask-a-Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park: Watercolor

McKinney Falls State Park
Enjoy the scenery and use your creativity out in nature!
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Caprock Van Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us in a guided vehicle tour of the park!
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Day

Blanco State Park
Come explore Blanco State Park with Ranger Dan, learn about nature, and earn your level one Junior Ranger badge! August 31st 10am-11:30am @ Pumphouse Trail
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Wild Photography Walk

Tyler State Park
Discover the outdoors through your viewfinder.
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join us on a short hike to learn about the birds that visit Nails Creek State Park
Aug 31
10:00a
End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Aug 31
11:00a
End Date

Armadillo, the Little Armored One

A true Texas native!
Aug 31
11:00a
End Date

The Atlatl

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about this prehistoric weapon
Aug 31
12:00p
End Date

The Gators of Lake Raven

Huntsville State Park
How many alligators live in Lake Raven? Come find out!
Aug 31
12:00p
End Date

Legacy of the CCC

Mission Tejas State Park
Hear the story of struggle that built our parks and saved our forests...
Aug 31
12:30p
End Date

Picnic in the Park with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic with a Ranger!
Aug 31
1:00p
End Date

Monarch Migration

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about the fall migration of monarch butterflies
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Scat and Tracks

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come check out the poo-poo platter at the nature center and make an animal track booklet!
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

What's in our Streams?

Huntsville State Park
An afternoon of searching our streams for critters!
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

Birds of a Feather

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out what kinds of birds live at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

Block Printing Basics

Lockhart State Park
Try your hand at this unique art technique!
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

"Lost" in the Forest Hike

Tyler State Park
Explore the definitions of what it means to be “lost in the forest.”
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

Backyard Bass

Fairfield Lake State Park
Learn to fish without water! Learn how to ID fish and responsible angling practices. This event is great for kids and parents
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

Prairie Dogs: Talk of the Town

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Get all the "dirt" on these comical critters of the prairie.
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

Fishing Skills 101

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn the basics of fishing with a ranger and become a Jr. Angler!
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Eisenhower State Park
Fur and bones can tell us a lot about how the wildlife of our park! Do you want to come see how our wildlife survives?
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

Back to Squirrel School

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Squirrel!
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

10 Essentials

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Do you know the ten essentials for camping and hiking?
Aug 31
3:00p
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Fish ID and fishin' basics!
Aug 31
3:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Aug 31
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 31
4:00p
End Date

Afternoon Tea

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Summer sun got you thirsty? Looking to try a new kind of tea? Join a ranger for a sip of specialty tea and some relaxing art in the park.
Aug 31
5:00p
End Date

Phases of the Moon

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the different phases of the moon and why the moon appears to disappear and reappear each month in this interactive activity.
Aug 31
5:00p
End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling tour with sunset views.
Aug 31
5:45p
End Date

Create Your Own Planisphere!

Lake Livingston State Park
Create your own planisphere, which is a map of the night sky that you can adjust for any date and time!
Aug 31
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Aug 31
6:00p
End Date

Prehistory Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about the lives of America's first inhabitants that lived here over 10,000 years ago.
Aug 31
6:00p
End Date

Evening Springfield Hike

Fort Parker State Park
Enjoy the Springfield Trail in the evening hours with a ranger!
Aug 31
6:00p
End Date

Sun Fun

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn more about our favorite star!
Aug 31
6:30p
End Date

The Birth, Life, and Death of a Star!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the life cycle of stars and see the sun through a telescope in this interactive program.
Aug 31
7:00p
End Date

Sunset Kayaking

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Calling all experienced kayakers! Enjoy some kayaking company and the ambience of sunsets at the lake.
Aug 31
7:45p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a Park Ranger & Volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Aug 31
8:00p
End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Aug 31
8:30p
End Date

Moonless Myths, Stargazing at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
Gaze up in the dark of the new moon and hear the stories of the stars…
Aug 31
8:30p
End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn about the history and current status of the Official Bison Herd of the state of Texas!
Aug 31
8:30p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Aug 31
8:45p
End Date

New Moon Stargazing

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a night of star talks!
Aug 31
9:00p
End Date

Star Stories: Stargazing on the Peninsula

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the stars and constellations visible above East Texas.
Aug 31
9:30p
End Date

Starry Night!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
The Stars at night are big and bright....

September 2019

Sep 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 1
8:00a
End Date

Aztec Caves Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahua desert on a guided hike with one of our park rangers or volunteers.
Sep 1
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 1
8:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Sep 1
9:00a
End Date

Intro to Fishing

Abilene, TX - Wal-Mart
For youth and adults, learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 1
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Sep 1
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 1
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Celebrating the Harvest

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Make homemade ice cream while enjoying the end of summer
Sep 1
10:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Sep 1
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!
Sep 1
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one of a kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Sep 1
1:00p
End Date

Lost Maples State Natural Area 40th Anniversary Celebration

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come join Lost Maples SNA staff, volunteers and friends to celebrate the park's 40th anniversary!
Sep 1
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 1
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.
Sep 1
2:00p
End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Sep 1
2:00p
End Date

Denio Track Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Discover the dinosaurs of the Denio Track Site!
Sep 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!
Sep 1
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 2
9:00a
End Date

Twin Falls Nature Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Hike with us down to scenic Twin Falls!
Sep 2
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 2
11:00a
End Date

The Atlatl

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about this prehistoric weapon
Sep 2
11:00a
End Date

River Rock Crawl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dip, duck, crouch, and crawl your way through the Paluxy River Trail!
Sep 2
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 3
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Sep 3
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Sep 4 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 4
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Bird Adaptations

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to learn about bird adaptations and invent your very own bird - Register here!
Sep 4
11:00a
End Date

University of Houston Downtown

Houston, TX - UHD (A-300 Special Event Room)
Talk to a Texas Parks and Wildlife recruiter about TECH/ENGINEERING/MATH/DATA position opportunities.
Sep 4
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Sep 5 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 5
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Sep 5
10:00a
End Date

UT - Dallas Undergraduate Internship Expo

Richardson, TX - Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
Talk with a Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiter at JSOM Career Management Center to explore career options.
Sep 5
1:00p
End Date

Tarleton State University Part Time Job Fair

Stephenville, TX - Campus Recreation Center
Talk to a recruiter about career opportunities with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Sep 5
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Sep 5
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Sep 6 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 6
9:00a
End Date

Bird Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we go in search of the birds that call Enchanted Rock home.
Sep 6
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 6
10:00a
End Date

Heritage Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger on a guided hike to discover the past, present, and future of Hill Country State Natural Area!
Sep 6
12:00p
End Date

University of Texas - Tyler

Tyler, TX - University Center Ballroom
Join Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting at this UT Tyler Arts & Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences Career Fair.
Sep 6
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle du Bois Unit | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area (Full)

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 6
6:30p
End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Region (Registration Open)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 6
9:00p
End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus

Caddo Lake State Park
Ribbit-ribbit! Click-click-click! Whoooomp-whoooomp! Who is making all that racket?!
Sep 7 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 7
8:00a
End Date

Neches River Rally

Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail
The Neches River Rally is a canoe and kayak rally that will take paddlers on one of the most popular paddling trails in Southeast Texas. The Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail features the famous Madonna Tree. You'll paddle through a cypress-tupelo forest in the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Sep 7
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old, who want to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water for this one-hour, easy trail walk.
Sep 7
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 7
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Sep 7
8:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Sep 7
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Sep 7
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month.
Sep 7
9:00a
End Date

Volunteer Workday

Village Creek State Park
Recovery from hurricane Harvey continues at Village Creek State Park. We are working hard to get more of our trails and other areas of the park open for visitors and we need your help. On the first Saturday of every month, we are inviting anyone who has an hour, or two, or more that they can volunteer, to come lend a hand to get the park back in shape.
Sep 7
9:00a
End Date

How to Present a Great Interpretive Program - Training Class

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Would you like to present programs to the park public and visiting school groups? Register here!
Sep 7
9:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Caddo Lake State Park
Join us for an introduction to birding! You will learn binocular and bird ID tips, followed by a hike where we'll play a game to practice your new skills.
Sep 7
9:00a
End Date

Longhorn & Bison Tour

San Angelo State Park
The Longhorn & Bison tour showcases a small portion of the Official State of Texas Longhorn herd, and goes into the history of the Longhorn on how they shaped Texas centuries ago. You will also see our herd of American Bison and learn of their importance to the Native Americans, and how they once roamed across North America.
Sep 7
9:30a
End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | West TX (Registration Open)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
New to birding? Interested in learning how to bird? Join us for a fun opportunity to learn how to identify our local specialties!
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Coffee with the Ranger

Bonham State Park
Grab a mug and sit down by the lake for a chat with the head ranger.
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Mustang Island State Park
Want to learn the basics of kayaking? In this two-hour program we will learn to paddle in the safe environment of Fish Pass where the water is only about 24-36". We provide the kayak, paddle, life jacket and instructions. Minimum age and size is 8 years old/80 pounds with adult participation. We have 8 tandem and 3 single sit-on-top kayaks. Sign up required @ eric.ehrlich@tpwd.texas.gov
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Habitat Hike

Atlanta State Park
Join us for a fun, interactive, and informative hike to discover what makes a habitat!
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Colors of the Wind Watercolor

Lockhart State Park
Paint with all the colors of the wind at Lockhart State Park!
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided walk!
Sep 7
10:00a
End Date

Fido's Field Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
It's playtime for you and your pup!
Sep 7
11:00a
End Date

Nature Cubs Club

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Attention all lil' nature lovers, Sheldon Lake State Park has an event just for you!
Sep 7
11:00a
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!
Sep 7
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Sep 7
11:30a
End Date

Butterflies, bugs & bees, oh my!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're on the hunt for all things that crawl or fly!
Sep 7
11:30a
End Date

Pond Dipping

Atlanta State Park
Who lives beneath the water's edge? Join a park ranger to learn about the tiny critters that live in our lake!
Sep 7
12:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger: Bee a Pollinator

Atlanta State Park
Join us to learn about pollinators and play a fun game!
Sep 7
1:00p
End Date

Nature Center Volunteer Training

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come learn how to staff the park's nature center
Sep 7
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Sep 7
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 7
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Sep 7
2:00p
End Date

Shipwrecked!

Mustang Island State Park
Can you survive on a deserted island? Come test your survival skills in an interactive game.
Sep 7
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Being Buffaloed

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us to learn about the American Bison!
Sep 7
2:00p
End Date

Adventure Games

Tyler State Park
Can you come out and play?
Sep 7
2:00p
End Date

Un-BEE-lievable!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Learn the importance of amazing bees and their contribution to the environment through a fun craft!
Sep 7
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come learn about the animals in the woods.
Sep 7
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 7
4:00p
End Date

Falls and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
Discover the secrets behind the wondrous Pedernales Falls!
Sep 7
5:30p
End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult kayak tour at sunset
Sep 7
7:30p
End Date

Music in the Park

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a variety of music offered most weekends!
Sep 7
7:30p
End Date

Bat Talk and Walk

Atlanta State Park
Learn about these misunderstood creatures and view them as they fly across the night sky!
Sep 7
8:00p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Sep 7
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 7
9:30p
End Date

Summer Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Sep 8 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 8
8:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Birds and binoculars! Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Sep 8
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 8
8:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Sep 8
9:00a
End Date

Taylor Track Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Take a trek to the Taylor Site to see tremendous theropod tracks!
Sep 8
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Sep 8
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 8
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 8
11:00a
End Date

Twin Falls Nature Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Hike with us down to scenic Twin Falls!
Sep 8
11:00a
End Date

Freeze a Moment in Time

Mustang Island State Park
Create a unique pendant, keychain, sun-catcher or whatever your imagination dreams up with resin casting.
Sep 8
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 8
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.
Sep 8
2:00p
End Date

Fossil Dig

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Calling all Jr. Rangers! Try your hand at real paleontology!
Sep 8
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs.
Sep 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!
Sep 10
11:00a
End Date

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Kingsville, TX - Student Union Building
Talk to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiter at this All Majors Career Fair.
Sep 10
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Sep 10
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Sep 11 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 11
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Sep 12 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 12
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Sep 12
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Sep 12
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Sep 12
8:00p
End Date

Moonlight Loop Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for a hike on the Loop Trail under the light of the moon.
Sep 13 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 13
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 13
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 13
2:00p
End Date

Kayaking 101 2pm

Mustang Island State Park
Want to learn the basics of kayaking? In this two-hour program we will learn to paddle in the safe environment of Fish Pass where the water is only about 24-36". We provide the kayak, paddle, life jacket and instructions. Minimum age and size is 8 years old/80 pounds with adult participation. We have 8 tandem and 3 single sit-on-top kayaks. Sign up required @ eric.ehrlich@tpwd.texas.gov
Sep 13
7:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 13
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Sep 13
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike: Nature's Night Shift

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature’s night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
Sep 14 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 14
7:00a
End Date

Sunrise Yoga

Cedar Hill State Park
Let's start the day right!
Sep 14
8:00a
End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the second Saturday of each month for a guided hike.
Sep 14
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old, who want to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water for this one-hour, easy trail walk.
Sep 14
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 14
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Sep 14
8:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Sep 14
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
If you ever wanted to try to shoot an arrow with a bow, here is your chance. Come and learn the the fundamentals of archery! (We provide bows and arrows.)
Sep 14
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Sep 14
9:00a
End Date

Hike With Your Hound

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Bring your four-legged friend for a morning stroll through the park!
Sep 14
9:00a
End Date

Texas Heroes Day

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Honor the fallen Texas Heroes of the Dawson Massacre and Mier Expeditions of 1842 and 1843.
Sep 14
9:30a
End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | West TX (Registration Open)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 14
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Sep 14
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Mustang Island State Park
Want to learn the basics of kayaking? In this two-hour program we will learn to paddle in the safe environment of Fish Pass where the water is only about 24-36". We provide the kayak, paddle, life jacket and instructions. Minimum age and size is 8 years old/80 pounds with adult participation. We have 8 tandem and 3 single sit-on-top kayaks. Sign up required @ eric.ehrlich@tpwd.texas.gov
Sep 14
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 14
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 14
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 14
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Breakfast

Mother Neff State Park
Join us for breakfast samples.
Sep 14
10:00a
End Date

Who Built the Park? The CCC and Hike

Bonham State Park
See how the Civilian Conservation Corps built this park.
Sep 14
10:00a
End Date

Caprock Van Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us in a guided vehicle tour of the park!
Sep 14
10:00a
End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody's a Birder!
Sep 14
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Atlanta State Park
Join us for an introduction to birding! You will learn binocular and bird ID tips, followed by a hike where we'll play a game to practice your new skills.
Sep 14
10:00a
End Date

Birding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
Sep 14
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Sep 14
11:00a
End Date

Symbiotic Sweeties

Hill Country State Natural Area
There are plenty of #RelationshipGoals in nature!
Sep 14
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Sep 14
1:00p
End Date

Pond Dipping

Atlanta State Park
Who lives beneath the water's edge? Join a park ranger to learn about the tiny critters that live in our lake!
Sep 14
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 14
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Sep 14
2:00p
End Date

Shipwrecked!

Mustang Island State Park
Can you survive on a deserted island? Come test your survival skills in an interactive game.
Sep 14
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Beginner's Birdwatching

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the basics of identifying our winged friends!
Sep 14
2:00p
End Date

Snake Talk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Three things scare people. Come see what these things are and why we shouldn't be afraid.
Sep 14
2:00p
End Date

Does This Stream Need a Doctor?

Tyler State Park
Amphibians and Insects as Indicators
Sep 14
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 14
8:00p
End Date

Insects of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the night time insects of the Ottine Swamp
Sep 14
8:00p
End Date

Insects of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the night time insects of the Ottine Swamp
Sep 14
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service.
Sep 14
8:00p
End Date

Moonshiner's Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us on a moonshiner's adventure!
Sep 14
8:00p
End Date

Spot the Nature Myth!

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Is the Daddy Long-legs REALLY the most venomous spider in the world?
Sep 14
8:15p
End Date

Full Comanche Moon Star Party

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take in a magnificent view of the full moon with us!
Sep 15 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 15
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 15
8:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Sep 15
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Sep 15
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 15
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 15
11:00a
End Date

Spear Throwing - Atlatl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl!
Sep 15
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 15
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.
Sep 15
2:00p
End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Sep 15
2:00p
End Date

Make Your Own Geocache

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your own hidden treasure chest and join the phenomenon that is geocaching!
Sep 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!
Sep 17
8:30a
End Date

University of Texas - San Antonio STEM Career Fair

San Antonio, TX - HEB Student Union Ballroom 1 & 2
Talk to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiter about career opportunities.
Sep 17
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 17
1:30p
End Date

UT San Antonio - All Majors & Internship Career Fair

San Antonio, TX - HEB Student Union Ballroom 1 & 2
Meet with a Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiter about career opportunities.
Sep 17
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Sep 17
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Sep 18 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 18
9:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop with optional Fly Fishing certification.

Dallas, TX - Walnut Hill Recreation Center
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor.
Sep 18
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Sep 18
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 18
3:00p
End Date

Baylor University Career Day

Waco, TX - Cashion Building (5th floor)
Talk to a Texas Parks and Wildlife recruiter about career opportunities at this STEM/Health Sciences Career Fair.
Sep 19 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 19
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Sep 19
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 19
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Sep 19
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Sep 19
8:00p
End Date

The Sky is Full of Treasure

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
X doesn't mark the spot, but thar be treasure in these here skies!
Sep 20 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 20
8:00a
End Date

Early Bird Birding

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we go in search of the birds that call Enchanted Rock home.
Sep 20
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 20
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for the little things that make Enchanted Rock special!
Sep 20
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 20
6:30p
End Date

Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Fort Worth Area (Full)

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 20
7:00p
End Date

Music in the Park

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a variety of music offered most weekends!
Sep 21 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 21
7:30a
End Date

Birding with Ranger Mark!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Spring is a great time to experience the birds who are returning to Palo Duro Canyon. Join park staff and volunteers on this fun walk as we search for some of the flying residents of the park.
Sep 21
8:00a
End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a new adventure.
Sep 21
8:00a
End Date

Women's Hike

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 21
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old, who want to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water for this one-hour, easy trail walk.
Sep 21
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 21
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Sep 21
8:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to hike along the Caddo Forest Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Public Fishing Day for Youth

Sea Center Texas
Grab your fishing poles, bait, and lawn chairs and join Sea Center Texas for a morning of catch and release!
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Clean-up

Mustang Island State Park
Trashing Texas beaches isn't cool!
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

TFFC Outdoor Expo

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Learn a variety of outdoor skills and try out activities such as fishing and kayaking. TPWD staff and representatives of conservation groups and outdoor businesses will lead hands-on activities that will help your family enjoy quality time outdoors. Participate in our free family fishing tournament and win great prizes!
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Highland Petroglyph Guided Tour

San Angelo State Park
Did you know San Angelo State Park has petroglyphs left behind from Native American tribes that called the Concho Valley home? Join a park ranger for a guided tour of petroglyph, metates, and learn of the Lady in Blue who visited the Jumanos people.
Sep 21
9:30a
End Date

Adventure Club

Big Bend Ranch State Park
This is an opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to get to get together, enjoy Big Bend Ranch State Park, and pick up new skills along the trail!
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
New to birding? Interested in learning how to bird? Join us for a fun opportunity to learn how to identify our local specialties!
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Nature Craft

Bonham State Park
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Fido's Field Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
It's playtime for you and your pup!
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Birding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided walk!
Sep 21
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Sep 21
11:00a
End Date

Paddlefish: Protecting the Prehistoric

Caddo Lake State Park
Paddlefish, the oldest surviving animal in North America, have thrived for millions of years, but now face their greatest threat yet- humans. Join a park ranger to learn about these amazing creatures and how you can help them make a comeback!
Sep 21
11:30a
End Date

Roundabout Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
There may be two sides to every coin, but there’s 360° to Enchanted Rock. Have you seen them all?
Sep 21
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Sep 21
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 21
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Sep 21
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Prairie Dogs: Talk of the Town

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Get all the "dirt" on these comical critters of the prairie.
Sep 21
2:00p
End Date

Nature Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes.
Sep 21
3:00p
End Date

The Big Clock: Daytime Sky

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!
Sep 21
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 21
4:00p
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 21
6:30p
End Date

Nocturnal Critters Program

Abilene State Park
Learn about animals that like the dark.
Sep 21
7:30p
End Date

The Big Clock: Planets and Constellations

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!
Sep 21
8:00p
End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn about the history and current status of the Official Bison Herd of the state of Texas!
Sep 21
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 21
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come enjoy the night life in the park!
Sep 21
9:30p
End Date

Summer Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
The stars at night are big and bright!
Sep 22 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 22
8:00a
End Date

Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Sep 22
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 22
8:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Sep 22
9:00a
End Date

Taylor Track Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Take a trek to the Taylor Site to see tremendous theropod tracks!
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Plant wildflower seeds for future generations!
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Sep 22
11:00a
End Date

Animal Investigations

Palmetto State Park
Join a Ranger for a hands on exploration of some interesting creature features that help animals in the wild.
Sep 22
1:00p
End Date

Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mine.
Sep 22
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 22
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.
Sep 22
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Sep 22
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs.
Sep 22
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one of a kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Sep 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!
Sep 24
10:00a
End Date

Rice University Career & Internship Expo

Houston, TX - Tudor Fieldhouse
Rice Students and Alumni - don't miss this chance to meet Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting.
Sep 24
12:00p
End Date

Texas State University STEM Career Fair

San Marcos, TX - LBJ Student Center Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Come network with Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting regarding full-time, seasonal jobs and internships. Open to all majors and classifications on campus.
Sep 24
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Sep 24
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Sep 25 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 25
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Bird Calls

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Why do birds have different songs and how can we tell them apart?
Sep 25
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Sep 26 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 26
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Sep 26
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Sep 26
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Sep 27 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 27
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 27
10:00a
End Date

2019 State Fair of Texas

Dallas, TX - Fair Park
A tradition since 1886, the State Fair of Texas has something for everyone.
Sep 27
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Kayaking 101 2pm

Mustang Island State Park
Want to learn the basics of kayaking? In this two-hour program we will learn to paddle in the safe environment of Fish Pass where the water is only about 24-36". We provide the kayak, paddle, life jacket and instructions. Minimum age and size is 8 years old/80 pounds with adult participation. We have 8 tandem and 3 single sit-on-top kayaks. Sign up required @ eric.ehrlich@tpwd.texas.gov
Sep 27
2:00p
End Date

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
Sep 27
6:30p
End Date

Lake Corpus Christi State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | (Registration Open)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 27
7:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

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

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Sep 27
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Sep 27
9:00p
End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt

Atlanta State Park
We are putting a twist on your average scavenger hunt! Join us to explore Atlanta State Park in the dark while using your senses to find the items on our list.
Sep 28 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 28 End Date

Bison Fest 2019

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Texas Red Dirt Music, arts and crafts, food, and fun all in celebration of the Texas State Bison Herd!
Sep 28
8:00a
End Date

National Public Lands Day: Cleanup on the Rio

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join BBRSP park rangers, outfitters, and volunteers to cleanup the Rio Grande River, shoreline, and roadways for National Public Lands Day.
Sep 28
8:00a
End Date

Last Saturday Habitat Restoration

Pedernales Falls State Park
Help us to rebuild a habitat that was lost due to human activity!
Sep 28
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old, who want to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water for this one-hour, easy trail walk.
Sep 28
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 28
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Sep 28
8:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Hike With Your Hound

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Bring your four-legged friend for a morning stroll through the park!
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us at this free event to discover the wonders of our desert. Enjoy educational exhibits, guided hikes, demonstrations, and other fun outdoor activities.
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Backyard Bass

Caddo Lake State Park
Backyard Bass is designed to teach the fundamentals of casting and retrieving with a standard rod and reel without the dangers of actual fish hooks.
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Backcountry Buddies

Hill Country State Natural Area
New to hiking? Need hiking buddies? We’ve got you covered!
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Tyler State Park
Look to the skies during peak hawk migration.
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Go Fish - Learn to Fish Event!

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at McKinney Falls State Park where youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. Event start time is 9:00 A.M.
Sep 28
9:30a
End Date

San Angelo State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | West TX (Registration Open)

San Angelo State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Beat the heat with a fun nature based craft in the Visitor Center!
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

Bonham State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Birding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Wetland Walkabout

Atlanta State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to walk along the edge of Wright Patman Lake and discover the important role that wetlands play in the environment.
Sep 28
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Sep 28
11:00a
End Date

Freeze a Moment in Time

Mustang Island State Park
Create a unique pendant, keychain, sun-catcher or whatever your imagination dreams up with resin casting.
Sep 28
11:00a
End Date

Pond Dipping

Caddo Lake State Park
Who lives beneath the water's surface? Join a park ranger to learn about the tiny critters that live in our lake!
Sep 28
11:00a
End Date

Fossil Dig

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Calling all Jr. Rangers! Try your hand at real paleontology!
Sep 28
11:30a
End Date

Painting in the Park

Atlanta 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!
Sep 28
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Sep 28
1:00p
End Date

Falls and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
Discover the secrets behind the wondrous Pedernales Falls!
Sep 28
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 28
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Sep 28
2:00p
End Date

Shipwrecked!

Mustang Island State Park
Can you survive on a deserted island? Come test your survival skills in an interactive game.
Sep 28
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Geocaching 101

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the fundamentals to start geocaching!
Sep 28
2:00p
End Date

Nature Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes.
Sep 28
3:00p
End Date

Archery 101

Fairfield Lake State Park
International Style Archery Class. This class is designed to introduce target-based archery. Rangers will walk you through the course of the proper ways to handle bow and arrows. All bows and arrows are supplied.
Sep 28
3:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Life and death on the Savannah
Sep 28
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 28
5:30p
End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult Paddling Tour
Sep 28
6:00p
End Date

Sun Fun

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn more about our favorite star!
Sep 28
7:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join Austin Astronomical Society and get up close and personal with our solar system!
Sep 28
7:30p
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 28
9:00p
End Date

Owl Prowl

Atlanta State Park
Explore the park after dark!
Sep 29 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 29
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 29
8:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Sep 29
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Sep 29
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Sep 29
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 29
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 29
10:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Sep 29
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Sep 29
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.
Sep 29
2:00p
End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Sep 29
2:00p
End Date

Ballroom Waltz

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the Ballroom Track Site with a Ranger
Sep 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!

October 2019

Oct 1
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Oct 1
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Oct 2
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 3
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Oct 3
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Oct 3
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Oct 4
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Oct 4
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Oct 4
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 4
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 4
6:30p
End Date

Lake Livingston State Park Name | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Region (Registration Open)

Lake Livingston State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 4
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike: Nature's Night Shift

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature’s night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
Oct 5
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old, who want to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water for this one-hour, easy trail walk.
Oct 5
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Oct 5
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month.
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Volunteer Workday

Village Creek State Park
Recovery from hurricane Harvey continues at Village Creek State Park. We are working hard to get more of our trails and other areas of the park open for visitors and we need your help. On the first Saturday of every month, we are inviting anyone who has an hour, or two, or more that they can volunteer, to come lend a hand to get the park back in shape.
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Birds, Bugs, and Botany

Hill Country State Natural Area
Birding is about more than just identification, it’s about discovering the secrets of a bird’s habitat.
Oct 5
9:30a
End Date

Cleburne State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Fort Worth Area (Full)

Cleburne State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 5
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Coffee with the Ranger

Bonham State Park
Grab a mug and sit down by the lake for a chat with the head ranger.
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Fido's Field Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
It's playtime for you and your pup!
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Atlanta State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to make your own bird feeder!
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Hill Country Heritage Expo

Inks Lake State Park
Step back in time and visit pockets of history in this cultural extravaganza!
Oct 5
10:30a
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!
Oct 5
11:00a
End Date

Nature Cubs Club

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Attention all lil' nature lovers, Sheldon Lake State Park has an event just for you!
Oct 5
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 5
11:00a
End Date

Hike into History

Caddo Lake State Park
Hike through our historic park and learn about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. We will discuss their legacy and view examples of their craftsmanship.
Oct 5
11:30a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Migration Mania!

Atlanta State Park
Learn about bird migration through an interactive game!
Oct 5
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come learn about the animals in the woods.
Oct 5
2:00p
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!
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinator Bioblitz!
Oct 5
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Sun Fun

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn more about our favorite star!
Oct 5
7:00p
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.
Oct 5
7:30p
End Date

Moon Viewing Program

Abilene State Park
International Observe the Moon event
Oct 5
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service.
Oct 5
8:00p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Oct 5
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Our most popular nighttime event is back and better than ever! Join us every Saturday Night in October as we blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders!
Oct 6
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Oct 6
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Oct 6
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Oct 6
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 6
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 6
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one of a kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Oct 6
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 6
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.
Oct 6
2:00p
End Date

Denio Track Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Discover the dinosaurs of the Denio Track Site!
Oct 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!
Oct 8
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 8
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Oct 8
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Oct 9
8:30a
End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo Workshop - Spanish/Bilingual

San Antonio, TX - Phil Hardberger Park - Urban Ecology Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children. This workshop is conducted in Spanish for bilingual teachers.
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool - Poetry in the Park

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to learn about and create poems!
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Tarleton State University Government and Nonprofit Career Fair

Stephenville, TX - Barry B. Thompson Student Center - Ballrooms
Talk to Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting at this career fair.
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 9
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 10
8:30a
End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo Workshop

San Antonio, TX - Phil Hardberger Park - Urban Ecology Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Oct 10
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Oct 10
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 10
10:00a
End Date

Stephen F. Austin - Forestry, Environmental and Spatial Science Career Fair

Nacogdoches, TX - Main Forestry Building
Talk to a Texas, Parks and Wildlife Recruiter about career opportunities at this Career Fair.
Oct 10
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Oct 10
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Oct 11
8:00a
End Date

Early Bird Birding

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we go in search of the birds that call Enchanted Rock home.
Oct 11
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 11
10:30a
End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for the little things that make Enchanted Rock special!
Oct 11
1:30p
End Date

Butterflies, bugs & bees, oh my!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're on the hunt for all things that crawl or fly!
Oct 11
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 11
6:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 11
7:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Oct 12
7:30a
End Date

Birding with Ranger Mark!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Spring is a great time to experience the birds who are returning to Palo Duro Canyon. Join park staff and volunteers on this fun walk as we search for some of the flying residents of the park.
Oct 12
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 10/12/2019

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/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Oct 12
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old, who want to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water for this one-hour, easy trail walk.
Oct 12
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Oct 12
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Oct 12
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
If you ever wanted to try to shoot an arrow with a bow, here is your chance. Come and learn the the fundamentals of archery! (We provide bows and arrows.)
Oct 12
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Oct 12
9:00a
End Date

Hike With Your Hound

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Bring your four-legged friend for a morning stroll through the park!
Oct 12
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Oct 12
9:30a
End Date

San Angelo State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | West TX (Registration Open)

San Angelo State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Nature Talk

Bonham State Park
Meet with the Master Naturalists
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

From Rags to Riches

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn how to re-purpose old fabric into something beautiful
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Baytown Nurture Nature Festival

Baytown, TX - Baytown Nurture Center
Join TPWD Get Outside at this FREE family friendly festival - learn some outdoor skills, see and touch wildlife, listen to music and more.
Oct 12
10:30a
End Date

River Rock Crawl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dip, duck, crouch, and crawl your way through the Paluxy River Trail!
Oct 12
11:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cookin'

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to cook the old fashioned way! Join us at Cooper Lake State Park and savor the taste of years gone by.
Oct 12
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 12
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Beginner's Birdwatching

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the basics of identifying our winged friends!
Oct 12
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 12
6:00p
End Date

Sunset Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Want to catch sunset from the Summit of Enchanted Rock?
Oct 12
7:00p
End Date

Moonshiner's Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us on a moonshiner's adventure!
Oct 12
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the full moon.
Oct 12
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Our most popular nighttime event is back and better than ever! Join us every Saturday Night in October as we blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders!
Oct 13
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Oct 13
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Oct 13
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Oct 13
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 13
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 13
11:00a
End Date

Spear Throwing - Atlatl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl!
Oct 13
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 13
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.
Oct 13
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Oct 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!
Oct 13
7:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for hike under the light of the Full Moon.
Oct 14 End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Oct. 14-16

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Oct. 14-16 for a public hunt.
Oct 14
10:00a
End Date

Norris Vincent College of Business Career Fair

San Angelo, TX - Houston Harte University Center
Meet Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting.
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Oct 15
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 17
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Oct 17
12:00p
End Date

Southwestern University Internship and Career Fair

Georgetown, TX - McCombs Campus Center (Bishops Lounge)
Join the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Recruiting at this Hiring Fair.
Oct 17
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Oct 17
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Oct 17
7:30p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Oct 18
8:00a
End Date

Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop - Burnet

Burnet, TX - AgriLife Extension
Biologists will provide an overview of the wildlife tax valuation, developing a wildlife management plan, and management practices.
Oct 18
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 18
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 18
2:00p
End Date

Pollution Solutions

Hill Country State Natural Area
Think you know just how long our trash can stick around in the environment?
Oct 18
5:00p
End Date

Palo Duro Prairie Palooza!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Become a Texas Time Traveler and see the wonders of the past!
Oct 18
6:00p
End Date

Sun & Stars Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Catch sunset from the top of the Rock and stay up to see some stars!
Oct 18
6:30p
End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX (Full)

Garner State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 18
8:30p
End Date

Spooky Campfire Stories & S'mores

Fairfield Lake State Park
Gather around the campfire, make a tasty s'more and listen to some spooky stories told by park rangers. Kids are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes.
Oct 18
9:00p
End Date

Owl Prowl

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn all about the who's whoooo of the night.
Oct 19 End Date

Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta

Guadalupe River State Park
Celebrating monarchs and more!
Oct 19
6:30a
End Date

Sunrise Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for an early morning hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Oct 19
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 10/19/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Limited space-reservation required!
Oct 19
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old, who want to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water for this one-hour, easy trail walk.
Oct 19
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Oct 19
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Oct 19
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Oct 19
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Atlanta State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Oct 19
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Abilene State Park
Learn how to identify birds.
Oct 19
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Nature Craft

Bonham State Park
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Fido's Field Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
It's playtime for you and your pup!
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Nature Navigation

Tyler State Park
Find your way through the outdoors without a map and compass.
Oct 19
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 19
11:00a
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Atlanta State Park
Join a park ranger or master naturalist to hike along the Hickory Hollow Nature Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Oct 19
11:00a
End Date

Harvest Heritage Festival

Cedar Hill State Park
Come and celebrate the annual Harvest Heritage Festival!
Oct 19
11:00a
End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Oct 19
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Oct 19
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 19
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Oct 19
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Geocaching 101

Atlanta State Park
Ever dreamed of being a treasure hunter? Well, now you can be! Geocaching is all about exploring the great outdoors while looking for hidden treasure, or caches.
Oct 19
2:00p
End Date

Navigation Revelation

Tyler State Park
What do you do when your GPS batteries die?
Oct 19
2:30p
End Date

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
Oct 19
3:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive.
Oct 19
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 19
6:30p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join the Austin Astronomical Society in viewing stars, planets and galaxies through dozens of different telescopes!
Oct 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Oct 19
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Our most popular nighttime event is back and better than ever! Join us every Saturday Night in October as we blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders!
Oct 19
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come enjoy the night life in the park!
Oct 20
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Oct 20
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Oct 20
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Oct 20
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 20
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 20
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 20
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.
Oct 20
2:00p
End Date

Ballroom Waltz

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the Ballroom Track Site with a Ranger
Oct 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!
Oct 21 End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Oct. 21-23

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Oct. 21-23 for a public hunt.
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Oct 22
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Oct 23
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 24
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Oct 24
11:00a
End Date

Houston Career Fair

Houston, TX - Sheraton Suites Houston
Join Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Recruiting at this Best Hire Job Fair.
Oct 24
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Oct 24
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Oct 24
6:00p
End Date

Big Bend Conservation Book Club: A Sand County Almanac

Alpine, TX - Front Street Books
Join park rangers from Big Bend Ranch State Park to discuss conservation theory, themes, and inspiration in Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac. Registration is required.
Oct 24
6:00p
End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery 2019

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 25
9:00a
End Date

Backcountry Buddies

Hill Country State Natural Area
New to hiking? Need hiking buddies? We’ve got you covered! *Please note updated date for this hike*
Oct 25
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 25
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 25
2:30p
End Date

Fall Wildflower Wander

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a wildflower photography hike!
Oct 25
5:00p
End Date

Pumpkin Carving at Palmetto

Palmetto State Park
Get into the Halloween season with a little pumpkin carving. Sponsored by the Friends of Palmetto State Park.
Oct 25
6:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 25
7:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Oct 25
7:30p
End Date

Haunted History Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Come join us for the Haunted History Hike!
Oct 25
7:30p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Oct 25
7:30p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Oct 25
8:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Atlanta State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!
Oct 25
8:30p
End Date

Spooky Campfire Stories & S'mores

Fairfield Lake State Park
Gather around the campfire, make a tasty s'more and listen to some spooky stories told by park rangers. Kids are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes.
Oct 26
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old, who want to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water for this one-hour, easy trail walk.
Oct 26
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Oct 26
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

Hike With Your Hound

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Bring your four-legged friend for a morning stroll through the park!
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

Go Fish - Learn to Fish Event!

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at McKinney Falls State Park where youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. Event start time is 9:00 A.M.
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

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

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 26
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

Bonham State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Fall Fest

Mother Neff State Park
Save the date!
Oct 26
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 26
11:00a
End Date

Fossil Dig

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Calling all Jr. Rangers! Try your hand at real paleontology!
Oct 26
11:00a
End Date

Halloween Costume Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Put on your scary, silly, or sweet Halloween costumes and join us for this fun hike! We'll talk about some of the spooooky creature that live in our woods!
Oct 26
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Geocaching 101

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the fundamentals to start geocaching!
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Spooky Species Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Some animals are scarier than others, and sometimes fear is well deserved!
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Oct 26
2:30p
End Date

Trail Detectives

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help a park ranger solve a wildlife mystery! *Please note updated date for this hike*
Oct 26
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Trick or Trees!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Dress up or put on a mask for a Halloween tradition in the campground!
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

4th Annual Boo Camp

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for some family friendly Halloween fun!
Oct 26
6:30p
End Date

Bat Talk and Walk

Atlanta State Park
Learn about these misunderstood creatures and view them as they fly across the night sky!
Oct 26
7:30p
End Date

Ottine Swamp Haunted Hike

Palmetto State Park
Ready for a spooky walk. Come on out after dark and hike the haunted boardwalks and trails of Palmetto State Park.
Oct 26
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Atlanta State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature’s night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
Oct 26
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Our most popular nighttime event is back and better than ever! Join us every Saturday Night in October as we blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders!
Oct 27
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Oct 27
8:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Oct 27
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 27
11:00a
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Oct 27
1:00p
End Date

Sea Center Spooktacular

Sea Center Texas
Join Sea Center Texas for its annual Halloween Spooktacular!
Oct 27
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 27
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.
Oct 27
2:00p
End Date

River Rock Crawl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dip, duck, crouch, and crawl your way through the Paluxy River Trail!
Oct 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!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Oct 29
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Monarch Migration

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Learn all about the Monarch butterflies' migration. Register here!
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Oct 31
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Oct 31
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Oct 31
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Oct 31
2:30p
End Date

The Ghosts of Ranches Past

Hill Country State Natural Area
All throughout Hill Country SNA you’ll find the ghosts of our ranching days…

November 2019

Nov 1
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Nov 1
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Nov 1
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 1
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 1
3:00p
End Date

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
Nov 2
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Nov 2
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Volunteer Workday

Village Creek State Park
Recovery from hurricane Harvey continues at Village Creek State Park. We are working hard to get more of our trails and other areas of the park open for visitors and we need your help. On the first Saturday of every month, we are inviting anyone who has an hour, or two, or more that they can volunteer, to come lend a hand to get the park back in shape.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

McKinney Falls State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX (Registration Open)

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 2
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival

Austin, TX - Travis County Exposition Center
Join us at this family-friendly event celebrating the traditions and heritage of Native American Culture.
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Nature's Palette

Hill Country State Natural Area
When you look a little closer, the colors of Hill Country State Natural Area may surprise you.
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Nov 2
11:00a
End Date

Nature Cubs Club

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Attention all lil' nature lovers, Sheldon Lake State Park has an event just for you!
Nov 2
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 2
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Nov 2
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 2
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Nov 2
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Skins & Skulls

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come learn about the animals in the woods.
Nov 2
2:00p
End Date

Sylvan Saunter

Tyler State Park
Treat yourself and rediscover the outdoors at a slow pace.
Nov 2
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 2
6:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join Austin Astronomical Society and get up close and personal with our solar system!
Nov 2
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service.
Nov 3
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Nov 3
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Nov 3
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

#HarrietHikes at Huntsville State Park

Huntsville State Park
We will be hosting our own series of #HarrietHikes at Huntsville SP in honor of Harriet Tubman and her life!
Nov 3
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!
Nov 3
11:30a
End Date

Geocaching 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Have an extra hour to spend today? Find a geocache! Join us for a high-tech, modern day treasure hunt.
Nov 3
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 3
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.
Nov 3
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Nov 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!
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 5
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Nov 5
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Nov 6
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Watercolor Nature Scenes

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to learn how to watercolor nature scenes. Register here!
Nov 6
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Nov 6
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 7
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Nov 7
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 7
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Nov 7
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Nov 8
8:00a
End Date

Early Bird Birding

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we go in search of the birds that call Enchanted Rock home.
Nov 8
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 8
10:30a
End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for the little things that make Enchanted Rock special!
Nov 8
1:30p
End Date

Butterflies, bugs & bees, oh my!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're on the hunt for all things that crawl or fly!
Nov 8
1:30p
End Date

Butterflies, bugs & bees, oh my!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're on the hunt for all things that crawl or fly!
Nov 8
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 8
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 8
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Nov 9
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 11/09/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Limited space-reservation required!
Nov 9
8:15a
End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Nov 9
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Nov 9
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Nov 9
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Nov 9
9:00a
End Date

Birds, Bugs, and Botany

Hill Country State Natural Area
Birding is about more than just identification, it’s about discovering the secrets of a bird’s habitat.
Nov 9
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 9
10:30a
End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody's a Birder!
Nov 9
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 9
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Beginner's Birdwatching

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the basics of identifying our winged friends!
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Bug Buddy

Fairfield Lake State Park
This quick art adventure will give you a chance to be in nature and begin your own nature journal where you create your own BUG BUDDY!
Nov 9
3:00p
End Date

Lakeshore Nature Hike

Tyler State Park
Autumn edition
Nov 9
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 9
4:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Mother Neff State Park
Join us for delicious dessert samples.
Nov 9
6:00p
End Date

Moonlight Loop Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for a hike on the Loop Trail under the light of the moon.
Nov 9
8:00p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Nov 10
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Nov 10
8:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Nov 10
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 10
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Nov 10
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 10
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Spear Throwing - Atlatl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl!
Nov 10
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 10
2:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Palmetto State Park
We will show you how to bake and roast using a Dutch Oven over a campfire.
Nov 10
2:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Palmetto State Park
We will show you how to bake and roast using a Dutch Oven over a campfire.
Nov 10
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.
Nov 10
2:00p
End Date

Make Your Own Geocache

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your own hidden treasure chest and join the phenomenon that is geocaching!
Nov 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!
Nov 12
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Nov 12
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Nov 13
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts!
Nov 14
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Nov 14
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Nov 14
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Nov 15
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 15
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 15
2:30p
End Date

Symbiotic Sweeties

Hill Country State Natural Area
There are plenty of #RelationshipGoals in nature!
Nov 16
8:15a
End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Nov 16
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Nov 16
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

Go Fish - Learn to Fish Event!

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at McKinney Falls State Park where youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. Event start time is 9:00 A.M.
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

Buescher State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX (Registration Open)

Buescher State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 16
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 16
9:30a
End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Fort Worth 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 16
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park.
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Animal Tracks

Abilene State Park
Come learn about animal tracks.
Nov 16
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 16
11:00a
End Date

Home Improvement: Beaver Pond Walk

Tyler State Park
The rodent that change its world.
Nov 16
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Bug Buddy

Fairfield Lake State Park
This quick art adventure will give you a chance to be in nature and begin your own nature journal where you create your own BUG BUDDY!
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know.
Nov 16
2:30p
End Date

Nature Journaling 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn how to keep a nature journal.
Nov 16
3:00p
End Date

Winter Survival

Tyler State Park
Be prepared for winter weather.
Nov 16
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 16
6:00p
End Date

Moonshiner's Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us on a moonshiner's adventure!
Nov 16
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come enjoy the night life in the park!
Nov 17
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Nov 17
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 17
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Nov 17
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 17
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 17
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one of a kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Nov 17
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 17
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.
Nov 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!
Nov 19
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Nov 20
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Meditation

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Learn why, what, and how to meditate!
Nov 21
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Nov 21
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Nov 22
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 22
2:30p
End Date

Fall Wildflower Wander

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a wildflower photography hike!
Nov 22
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 22
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Nov 23
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 11/23/2019

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.
Nov 23
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Nov 23
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Nov 23
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Nov 23
9:00a
End Date

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

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 23
9:00a
End Date

Backcountry Buddies

Hill Country State Natural Area
New to hiking? Need hiking buddies? We’ve got you covered!
Nov 23
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Nature Navigation

Tyler State Park
Find your way through the outdoors without a map and compass.
Nov 23
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 23
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Critter Scene Investigation Hike

Tyler State Park
Be an outdoor detective.
Nov 23
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 23
6:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Nov 23
6:30p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Nov 24
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Nov 24
8:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Nov 24
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 24
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 24
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 24
11:00a
End Date

Animal Investigations

Palmetto State Park
Join a Ranger for a hands on exploration of some interesting creature features that help animals in the wild.
Nov 24
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 24
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.
Nov 24
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Nov 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!
Nov 26
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

Heritage Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger on a guided hike to discover the past, present, and future of Hill Country State Natural Area!
Nov 28
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Nov 28
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 28
10:30a
End Date

2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K

South Llano River State Park
Earn those Thanksgiving calories here at the park for our 2nd annual Turkey Trot 5K .
Nov 28
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Nov 28
2:30p
End Date

Turkey Pass (or Pass the Turkey) Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a cornucopia-shaped hike to the top of Enchanted Rock to work off your day's 'stuffings.'
Nov 29
7:00a
End Date

#OptOutside Sunrise Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Why wake up early to go shopping when you could wake up early to go hiking?!
Nov 29
9:00a
End Date

12th Annual "Walk Off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Spend Black Friday with our feathered friends.
Nov 29
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 29
1:30p
End Date

Tracking Table

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ready for a rousing game of Who Dung It?
Nov 29
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Fall in the Savannah

Tyler State Park
Autumn in the Post Oak Savannah
Nov 29
2:30p
End Date

Opt-Outside Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Need to work off some additional Thanksgiving calories?
Nov 30
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Nov 30
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Nov 30
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Nov 30
9:00a
End Date

Birds, Bugs, and Botany

Hill Country State Natural Area
Birding is about more than just identification, it’s about discovering the secrets of a bird’s habitat.
Nov 30
9:00a
End Date

Lakeshore Fall Foliage Photography Hike

Tyler State Park
Bring your camera for this one.
Nov 30
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Deck the Halls

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Make Christmas decorations with natural materials
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

10 Essentials

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Do you know the ten essentials for camping and hiking?
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Fossil Dig

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Calling all Jr. Rangers! Try your hand at real paleontology!
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive.
Nov 30
3:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Enjoy a cozy campfire with a story.
Nov 30
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

December 2019

Dec 1
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 1
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 1
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Dec 1
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 1
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!
Dec 1
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 1
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.
Dec 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!
Dec 2 End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Dec. 2-4

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Dec. 2-4 for a public hunt.
Dec 3
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Dec 5
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Dec 5
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Dec 6
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Dec 6
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Dec 6
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 6
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

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

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Dec 7
7:30a
End Date

Select A Fly Challenge

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Bring your favorite fly rod out for a day of friendly competition! Our annual Select a Fly Challenge benefits the educational mission of the Friends of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.
Dec 7
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 12/07/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Limited space-reservation required!
Dec 7
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 7
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Dec 7
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Dec 7
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month.
Dec 7
9:00a
End Date

Volunteer Workday

Village Creek State Park
Recovery from hurricane Harvey continues at Village Creek State Park. We are working hard to get more of our trails and other areas of the park open for visitors and we need your help. On the first Saturday of every month, we are inviting anyone who has an hour, or two, or more that they can volunteer, to come lend a hand to get the park back in shape.
Dec 7
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 7
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 7
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 7
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Dec 7
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Dec 7
11:00a
End Date

Pearl Harbor Ceremony aboard the TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Dec 7
1:00p
End Date

Christmas with the Fishes

Sea Center Texas
Santa is coming to Sea Center!
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Skins & Skulls

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come learn about the animals in the woods.
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Navigation Revelation

Tyler State Park
What do you do when the GPS batteries die?
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Ornament Making Workshop

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join a ranger in creating fun holiday ornaments to hang on your tree! All ages and skill levels welcome but supplies are limited.
Dec 7
3:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Celebrate Christmas with us at Mr. Buck's historic ranch home as we decorate trees, take pictures with Santa, some Christmas tunes on the front porch, hot chocolate, and more!
Dec 7
3:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive.
Dec 7
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 7
3:30p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas Edition!
Dec 8 End Date

Mother Neff Christmas

Mother Neff State Park
Save the date!
Dec 8
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 8
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Dec 8
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 8
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Dec 8
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 8
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 8
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.
Dec 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!
Dec 9 End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Dec. 9-11

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Dec. 9-11 for a public hunt.
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 10
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 12
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Dec 12
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 12
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Dec 13
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 13
4:00p
End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
A Christmastime sunset stroll.
Dec 13
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Take a break from the Holidays rush.
Dec 13
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2019

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 8th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 13
6:30p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and drive through decorated campgrounds. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 14
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Guided Hike 12/14/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.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.
Dec 14
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 14
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Dec 14
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Dec 14
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Old-Fashioned Candy Making

Palmetto State Park
Homemade candy and holiday fun!
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Dec 14
11:00a
End Date

Battleship TEXAS Presents “Yuletide TEXAS”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Dec 14
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 14
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Beginner's Birdwatching

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the basics of identifying our winged friends!
Dec 14
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 14
4:00p
End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
A Christmastime sunset stroll.
Dec 14
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Take a break from the Holidays rush.
Dec 14
5:00p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join the Austin Astronomical Society in viewing stars, planets and galaxies through dozens of different telescopes!
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2019

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 8th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 14
6:30p
End Date

Christmas In the Park - Fairfield

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for the 10th Annual Christmas in the Park! Gather around a warm campfire with a cup of hot cocoa or take a drive through the decorated campsites or take a hayride! (Weather permitting) You can take pictures with Santa from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Dec 14
6:30p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and drive through decorated campgrounds. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 14
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Dec 15
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 15
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 15
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Dec 15
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 15
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 15
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.
Dec 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!
Dec 15
5:30p
End Date

50th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us in our favorite holiday tradition!
Dec 17
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Dec 19
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Dec 19
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Dec 20
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Ornament Making Workshop

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join a ranger in creating fun holiday ornaments to hang on your tree! All ages and skill levels welcome but supplies are limited.
Dec 20
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 20
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Dec 21
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 21
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Dec 21
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Dec 21
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 21
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 21
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come enjoy the night life in the park!
Dec 22
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 22
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 22
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Dec 22
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 22
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 22
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.
Dec 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!
Dec 24
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Dec 24
6:30p
End Date

Christmas Eve Night Hike

South Llano River State Park
Join a park ranger on Christmas Eve for hike into the backcountry. Meet at the parking lot behind headquarters that leads to the primitive campground. Use your senses to help the elves find Santa Claus and there might be a reward in it.
Dec 26
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Dec 26
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Dec 27
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 28
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Dec 28
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Dec 28
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 28
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 28
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Dec 28
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 28
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 28
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 28
6:00p
End Date

Moonshiner's Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us on a moonshiner's adventure!
Dec 29
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 29
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 29
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Dec 29
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 29
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!
Dec 29
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Dec 29
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.
Dec 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!
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Catching Rainbows- Family Trout Fishing

Tyler State Park
They're just waiting to be caught!
Dec 31
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you make it to the new year?
Dec 31
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.

January 2020

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join us to ring in the year 2020!
Jan 1
9:00a
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First Day Hike: Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Start the New Year off right with a new walk and a new hobby.
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Buck Lake 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 Hike: Hiking Through the Pines

Tyler State Park
Discover the health benefits of the forest.
Jan 2
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jan 2
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Jan 3
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Jan 3
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Jan 3
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

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