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Calendar of Events

All Events

September 2017

Sep 23 End Date

Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Sep 23 End Date

What Was That?

Davis Mountains State Park
Something just zipped by your head and you can't help but wonder 'What Was That?!' Find out the answers at this beginning birding program! Interpretive Center.
Sep 23 End Date

Campfire Songs with Rich

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for live music from one of our very own park hosts!
Sep 23 End Date

Create a Star Wheel *Cancelled*

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
This program has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Sep 23 End Date

Batty About Bats!

Guadalupe River State Park
We'll explore the world of those fur-covered night flyers.
Sep 23 End Date

Aquatic Chorus

Blanco State Park
Discover the amphibians that call Blanco State Park home!
Sep 23 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Sep 23 End Date

Dark Sky Exploration

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Share the night sky as we view the moon, planets and open star clusters.
Sep 23 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
SORRY, THE EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR SEPT. 23. Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Sep 23 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 23 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Discover the stories behind our night sky.
Sep 24 End Date

Last Sunday Hike - Sombrero Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike 1 mile up Ranger Peak!
Sep 24 End Date

Sunday Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing South Texas specialty birds such as Altamira Oriole, Green Jay, Plain Chachalaca, and Great Kiskadee.
Sep 24 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 24 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 24 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Sep 24 End Date

Pick-A-Pond

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a park ranger as they pick one of their favorite ponds to explore!
Sep 24 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO PARK CLOSURE. Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 24 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 24 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of September, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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 24 End Date

CANCELED: Birding for Beginners (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELED FOR SEPTEMBER 24TH.
Sep 24 End Date

Flowers Are Calling!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
It's Storytime at Government Canyon!
Sep 24 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED, DUE TO PARK CLOSURE. Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Sep 24 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 24 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Sep 24 End Date

Incredible Edible Plant Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!
Sep 26 End Date

Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystems Workshop

Lockhart State Park
This FREE workshop is for landowners interested in water quality, stream ecology, and how to maintain healthy riparian zones. Continuing Education Units available. RSVP is required by Sept. 21.
Sep 27 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 27 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Sep 27 End Date

Camp Quilting

Inks Lake State Park
Come stitch with us!
Sep 27 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of September, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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 End Date

Little Naturalists: P is for Pollinator

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for our pre-K nature program.
Sep 27 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 27 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 27 End Date

Weeknight Yoga in the Park

Bastrop State Park
Join us for an exploration into the connection between your breath, body, mind, and the world around you. Beginners course with certified yoga instructor and Park Host, Vanice Medley (eRYT). This class is offered every Saturday morning in August. It is also offered every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning in September EXCEPT 9/9.
Sep 28 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Sep 28 End Date

Hawks by the 100's

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a naturalist at the Hawk Tower during fall Hawk Watch.
Sep 28 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 28 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of September, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? If you hadn’t noticed, the Davis Mountains are full of interesting wildlife. Have you wanted to learn more about the quirky javelina or the incredible camouflage of the walking stick? Come on over to the Interpretive Center and learn about some of our local characters!
Sep 29 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Sep 29 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Sep 29 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of September, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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 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. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Sep 29 End Date

Little Explorers

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Sep 29 End Date

Incredible Edible Plants Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Can I eat this plant???
Sep 29 End Date

2017 State Fair of Texas

Dallas, TX - Fair Park
A tradition since 1886, the State Fair of Texas has something for everyone.
Sep 29 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.
Sep 29 End Date

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

Estero Llano Grande State Park
For all ages and experience levels, we'll post photos of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, beetles and other pollinators we find on our Butterfly Walk on Instagram, Facebook and iNaturalist.
Sep 29 End Date

Primitive Fire

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn how to make fire as our ancestors once did.
Sep 29 End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Sep 29 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Sep 29 End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX Area (FULL - Waitlist Forming)

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Sep 29 End Date

Campfire and Chill

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn campfire basics and hang out with a ranger.
Sep 29 End Date

Creatures of the Night! (Creature Feature: Chimney Swift Bird Viewing)

Bastrop State Park
**The time of this event has been moved to 7:30-8:30pm. Join Ranger Kristen at the Scenic Overlook to see if we can spot any Chimney Swifts!
Sep 29 End Date

Nocturnal Jeopardy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
An outdoor twist on the classic game show
Sep 29 End Date

Twilight Paddle

Inks Lake State Park
Experience the lake from on the water once the sun goes down and the stars come out.
Sep 29 End Date

Movie Night In the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come watch "Legend of Boggy Creek" with us as we kick off our Bigfoot Weekend!
Sep 29 End Date

Night Hike (9PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Sep 30 End Date

National Public Lands Day - Trail Maintenance Day

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Helps us keep your favorite trails in shape!
Sep 30 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 30 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 30 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 30 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join Hawk Watch volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors.
Sep 30 End Date

Birding 101

Lockhart State Park
Wet your beak with this introductory bird walk!
Sep 30 End Date

iNaturalist Pollinator BioBlitz

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Sep 30 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Sep 30 End Date

Archery 101

Estero Llano Grande State Park
We're providing all equipment, an Eagle Scout archery range, and rangers to teach archery!
Sep 30 End Date

Yoga in the Park!

Bastrop State Park
Join us for an exploration into the connection between your breath, body, mind, and the world around you. Beginners course with certified yoga instructor and Park Host, Vanice Medley (eRYT). This class is offered every Saturday morning in August. It is also offered every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning in September EXCEPT 9/9.
Sep 30 End Date

Outdoor EXPO at TFFC 2017

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Learn a variety of outdoor skills and engage in activities such as fishing and kayaking. Participate in our free family fishing tournament and win great prizes!
Sep 30 End Date

Shoreline Kayaking Tour

Eisenhower State Park
See the park's magnificent rocky bluffs from the water on a guided kayaking tour. REGISTER by emailing kate.saling@tpwd.texas.gov
Sep 30 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Sep 30 End Date

Art in the Park - Pretend Binoculars

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Kristen at the Amphitheater and help your little adventurer make their own cardboard binoculars! While supplies last!
Sep 30 End Date

National Public Lands Day- Trail Work

Cleburne State Park
Join us for a trail workday on Saturday, September 30th, at Cleburne State Park from 9:00 am - Noon. We will do moderate work on our hike and bike trail system. You will be bending, swinging, carrying and using hand tools, and walking long distances. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be with a legal guardian. Wear long sleeves and pants, comfortable/sturdy shoes and a hat. Please check in at park headquarters when you arrive. Bring a small day pack with the following: Water Work Gloves Personal First Aid Kit (personal medicines and Band- Aids) Snacks Safety Glasses (If possible) Sunscreen...... Lopping Shears (optional) For more information or to RSVP, please send an e-mail to Amanda.Zumwalt@tpwd.texas.gov or call (817) 645-4215
Sep 30 End Date

Camp Quilting

Inks Lake State Park
Come stitch with us!
Sep 30 End Date

What's All the Buzz About?

Guadalupe River State Park
Join Ranger Meagan to explore the world of bees.
Sep 30 End Date

National Public Lands Day

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Help us pick up our trails on your hike today!
Sep 30 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO PARK CLOSURE. Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 30 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 30 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of September, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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 30 End Date

Crabbing 101

Sea Rim State Park
Crabbing at Sea Rim State Park, we have a great time and would love for you to come try it out.
Sep 30 End Date

Underwater Discovery!

Inks Lake State Park
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake
Sep 30 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Sep 30 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. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Sep 30 End Date

River Expedition

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the river while hunting for dinosaur tracks!
Sep 30 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to make fish prints!
Sep 30 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Sep 30 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Sep 30 End Date

Monarch Madness!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
The Fall monarch migration is underway!
Sep 30 End Date

Japanese Fish Printing - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
Learn Gyotaku, the art of fish printing!
Sep 30 End Date

Back to School Hike & Scavenger Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Scavenger Hunt
Sep 30 End Date

History Day 2017

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
History lives at Palo Duro Canyon State Park! From living history reenactors, to Kwahadi Indian Dancers, to historic folk music and poetry, to live canon firing demonstrations, there's something for everyone at History Day 2017.
Sep 30 End Date

Rock, Fossil or Artifact?

Bonham State Park
Hands-on Show and Tell about Fannin County Fossils and Artifacts
Sep 30 End Date

National Public Lands Day - Boat Ramp Trash Bash

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come pitch in for National Public Lands Day as we beautify our very popular South Boat Ramp!
Sep 30 End Date

Skins, Skulls, & Tracks

Daingerfield State Park
Who calls this park home? Join us to learn about Daingerfield's animal residents.
Sep 30 End Date

Survival Kits 101

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the “ins and outs” of survival kits in this one hour class.
Sep 30 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and 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 30 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED, DUE TO PARK CLOSURE. Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Sep 30 End Date

Wildlife Investigators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Hit the trails with a park ranger and discover the many different signs, markings, and clues the wildlife leave behind!
Sep 30 End Date

Wonderful West Texas Wildlife

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn about this week's pick! We'll talk about one of the critters you might run into in the Davis Mountains. You'll have to show up to find out which one...
Sep 30 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Sep 30 End Date

Bigfoot Story

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for our first Bigfoot Weekend!
Sep 30 End Date

Mighty Monarchs

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico and how you can help this amazing creature in its journey.
Sep 30 End Date

Hands On with Skins and Skulls!

Davis Mountains State Park
Have you ever wanted to pick up the heavy skull of a desert bighorn sheep or a feel the teeth of a mountain lion? Come to the Interpretive Center where you can safely be close to some critters of the Davis Mountains.
Sep 30 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Sep 30 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Sep 30 End Date

Bigfoot Craft

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for our first Bigfoot Weekend!
Sep 30 End Date

Family Canoe Basics

Inks Lake State Park
Learn how to paddle safely and then take a trip to Devil's Waterhole and back.
Sep 30 End Date

Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Sep 30 End Date

Campfire Songs with Rich

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for live music from one of our very own park hosts!
Sep 30 End Date

What Was That?

Davis Mountains State Park
Something just zipped by your head and you can't help but wonder 'What Was That?!' Find out the answers at this beginning birding program! Interpretive Center.
Sep 30 End Date

Searchin' for Bigfoot

Daingerfield State Park
Join us on our final event of Bigfoot Weekend!
Sep 30 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Join members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association for a night of stargazing.
Sep 30 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore after dark in search of owls, glowing scorpions, spiders, toads and more!
Sep 30 End Date

Saturday Night Dance with a Special Guest

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for a night of Bigfoot fun!
Sep 30 End Date

Awesome Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us in exploring the park and the nocturnal creatures that call it home.

October 2017

Oct 1 End Date

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
Oct 1 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 1 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO PARK CLOSURE. Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 1 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 1 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding Followed by Arts and Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Oct 1 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Oct 1 End Date

Trick or Treat Geocaching

Dinosaur Valley State Park
High tech hunt for treats!
Oct 1 End Date

Tour of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED, DUE TO PARK CLOSURE. Learn about the Spanish mission system and the daily life at Mission Espiritu Santo.
Oct 1 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 1 End Date

Native Plant Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover the edible, medicinal, and common uses of local plants.
Oct 1 End Date

Art Extravaganza!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
It is easy to find beauty in nature, let's find inspiration in the park for our own art!
Oct 1 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 2 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 2 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Garner State Park
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor (this workshop also offers certification for Fly Fishing from 3:00 to 5:00)
Oct 3 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 young children
Oct 3 End Date

Mommy and Me

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 10/3 Bring out your little ones to explore the park through a story, activities, and a stroll!
Oct 4 End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo Workshop - Bilingual

San Antonio, TX - Phil Hardberger Park - Urban Ecology Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children - in Spanish
Oct 4 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Oct 4 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 4 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 4 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 10/4 From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Oct 5 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Quitman, TX - Minnow Bucket Marina
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor (Fly Fishing and/or Conventional Angler Ed certification)
Oct 5 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 5 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 5 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 5 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? If you hadn’t noticed, the Davis Mountains are full of interesting wildlife. Have you wanted to learn more about the quirky javelina or the incredible camouflage of the walking stick? Come on over to the Interpretive Center and learn about some of our local characters!
Oct 6 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Oct 6 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 6 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. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 6 End Date

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

Estero Llano Grande State Park
For all ages and experience levels, we'll post photos of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, beetles and other pollinators we find on our Butterfly Walk on Instagram, Facebook and iNaturalist.
Oct 6 End Date

Snakes of the Big Bend!

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend!
Oct 6 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Oct 6 End Date

Owl Prowl

Lockhart State Park
Whooo lives in Lockhart State Park?
Oct 6 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Whomp-whomp! Click-click-click! Join us to learn about our local frogs.
Oct 6 End Date

Tales of the Night

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Campfire stories
Oct 7 End Date

Big Sit

Galveston Island State Park
Fall migration birding event.
Oct 7 End Date

The Big Sit

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Help us count the most birds!
Oct 7 End Date

Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Combo Workshop

Conroe, TX - Caney Creek High School
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Oct 7 End Date

October Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!
Oct 7 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 7 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Oct 7 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. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Oct 7 End Date

Beach Clean-up

Sea Rim State Park
We are having a beach clean-up at Sea Rim State Park and will be picking up trash on 5 miles of beach.
Oct 7 End Date

Trail Work Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Help keep our trails in great shape!
Oct 7 End Date

Teacher Workshop

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Calling to all Teachers... Come on over to Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center, the perfect outdoor classroom!
Oct 7 End Date

Lost Pines Trail Crew!

Bastrop State Park
Lend a hand and become a part of the Lost Pines Trail Crew! Together, we're continuing a legacy and giving the trails a little TLC! We'll teach you how to build a trail, how to stop the soil from eroding away, and other skills that you can even use at your own home!
Oct 7 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 7 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 7 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 7 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
Oct 7 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. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 7 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 7 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Oct 7 End Date

Trades Days

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come see skilled trades in action; leather working, woodworking, blacksmithing, pottery and other exhibits will be displayed.
Oct 7 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Workshop

Pearland, TX - Bass Pro Shops Pearland
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor (this workshop also includes certification for Fly Fishing)
Oct 7 End Date

Monarch Butterfly Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a metamorphosis mobile.
Oct 7 End Date

Junior Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Join a ranger each week to learn something new about the park and what rangers do!
Oct 7 End Date

Arts & Crafts

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Be creative and make your own nature-themed masterpiece.
Oct 7 End Date

Gifts from the Trees

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Oct 7 End Date

Meridian State Park Open House

Meridian State Park
Fun-filled family activities!
Oct 7 End Date

Kayak with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!
Oct 7 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 7 End Date

The Spectacular Sun (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Look at the sun safely through a telescope!
Oct 7 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a Ranger any question you may have!
Oct 7 End Date

Hiking & Backpacking: The First Steps

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 7 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and 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 7 End Date

Wonderful West Texas Wildlife

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn about this week's pick! We'll talk about one of the critters you might run into in the Davis Mountains. You'll have to show up to find out which one...
Oct 7 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Oct 7 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to make fish prints!
Oct 7 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Oct 7 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 7 End Date

Pond Dipping (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
What lives beneath the waters of Big Cypress Bayou?
Oct 7 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 7 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Oct 7 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling tour with sunset views, RSVPs only.
Oct 7 End Date

What Was That?

Davis Mountains State Park
Something just zipped by your head and you can't help but wonder 'What Was That?!' Find out the answers at this beginning birding program! Interpretive Center.
Oct 7 End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us and the San Antonio Astronomical Association for an evening of stargazing!
Oct 7 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 7 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the park by the light of a full moon!
Oct 7 End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discovery fun night time activities in the outdoors!
Oct 7 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for telescope viewing and a night sky presentation.
Oct 7 End Date

Nature Art

Bonham State Park
Using Nature to Create Art
Oct 8 End Date

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
Oct 8 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 8 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Bellaire, TX - Nature Discovery Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Oct 8 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 8 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 8 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding Followed by Arts and Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Oct 8 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike (11AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Just how does Sasquatch survive in the wild?
Oct 8 End Date

Make a Spider Web

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about spiders and make a craft to take home
Oct 8 End Date

Trick or Treat Geocaching

Dinosaur Valley State Park
High tech hunt for treats!
Oct 8 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 8 End Date

Art Extravaganza!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
It is easy to find beauty in nature, let's find inspiration in the park for our own art!
Oct 8 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 10 End Date

Mommy and Me

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 10/3 Bring out your little ones to explore the park through a story, activities, and a stroll!
Oct 11 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Oct 11 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 11 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 11 End Date

Homeschool: Nature Art

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Oct 12 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 12 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 12 End Date

Homeschool: Nature Art

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids!
Oct 12 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 12 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? If you hadn’t noticed, the Davis Mountains are full of interesting wildlife. Have you wanted to learn more about the quirky javelina or the incredible camouflage of the walking stick? Come on over to the Interpretive Center and learn about some of our local characters!
Oct 13 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Oct 13 End Date

Fort Sherman Days

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Visit the park to see history come to life!
Oct 13 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 13 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. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 13 End Date

“Texas BROADSIDE! 2017”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Wargaming is a means to educate the visiting public about the history of U.S. armed conflict.
Oct 13 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Oct 13 End Date

Mustang Island State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | (Event Cancelled Due to Hurricane Damage)

Mustang Island State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 13 End Date

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 13 End Date

Tales of the Night

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Campfire stories
Oct 14 End Date

Heritage Day

Colorado Bend State Park
Colorado Bend is celebrating 30 years !
Oct 14 End Date

The Mammoth at Dinosaur Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
The biggest, baddest, ADVENTURE TRAIL RUN this side of the Paluxy.
Oct 14 End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Come join us and learn about Shoreline Fishing from the beaches of Sea Rim. We will supply the gear or you can bring your own.
Oct 14 End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION Registered participants meet at the Headquarters Building the morning of October 14, 2017 at 8:00 am and the tour leaves promptly at 8:30 with an arrival time back at Headquarters Building at 4:30 pm.
Oct 14 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Oct 14 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 14 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Oct 14 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Oct 14 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
NOTE NEW START TIME!
Oct 14 End Date

Women's Hike!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike at Hueco Tanks.
Oct 14 End Date

Fort Sherman Days

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Visit the park to see history come to life!
Oct 14 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 9:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Oct 14 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 14 End Date

Stagecoach Saturday

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Travel back to 1850 aboard a mule-drawn stagecoach!
Oct 14 End Date

FLIGHT OF THE MONARCHS TRAIL RIDE AND COWBOY CELEBRATION

San Angelo State Park
Friends of San Angelo State Park presents the Annual Equestrian Trail Ride/Poker Run Cowboy Celebration ~ bring your own horse
Oct 14 End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn the basics of archery at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Oct 14 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 14 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 14 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 14 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. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 14 End Date

CANCELED: Birding for Beginners (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELED FOR SEPTEMBER 24TH.
Oct 14 End Date

Family Fishing

Bonham State Park
Come join us for fishing and fun!
Oct 14 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 14 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Oct 14 End Date

Monarch Butterfly Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a metamorphosis mobile.
Oct 14 End Date

Junior Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Join a ranger each week to learn something new about the park and what rangers do!
Oct 14 End Date

Arts & Crafts

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Be creative and make your own nature-themed masterpiece.
Oct 14 End Date

Mock Archaeological Dig

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Celebrating TPWD's Archaeology month
Oct 14 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive the aftermath of a major disaster?
Oct 14 End Date

Outdoor Cooking Demonstration

Colorado Bend State Park
Oct 14 End Date

Guided Paddling Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure how to get started? Join a park guide for a fun paddling adventure.
Oct 14 End Date

Take A Homeless Dog On A Hike

Cleburne State Park
Homeless dogs need socializing and exercise too! Please join the Friends of Cleburne State Park and help Cleburne Animal Shelter get their sweet dogs and puppies some time outside, and to provide positive experience with people.
Oct 14 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 11:30 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Oct 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Oct 14 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a Ranger any question you may have!
Oct 14 End Date

Stream Safari

Lockhart State Park
Wear your favorite water shoes, and join us to meet the residents of Clear Fork Creek!
Oct 14 End Date

Fossils! Hike to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Join a ranger as we search for fossils along the trail.
Oct 14 End Date

Junior Ranger: Scavenger Hunt (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park through a scavenger hunt!
Oct 14 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and 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 14 End Date

Wonderful West Texas Wildlife

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn about this week's pick! We'll talk about one of the critters you might run into in the Davis Mountains. You'll have to show up to find out which one...
Oct 14 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Oct 14 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Oct 14 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls
Oct 14 End Date

Guided Paddling Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure how to get started? Join a park guide for a fun paddling adventure.
Oct 14 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding followed by arts and crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Oct 14 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 14 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 14 End Date

Incredible Edible Hike: Fall Edition (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn to forage!
Oct 14 End Date

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who left that track?
Oct 14 End Date

Arts and Nature

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Arts in the Parks
Oct 14 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 14 End Date

What Was That?

Davis Mountains State Park
Something just zipped by your head and you can't help but wonder 'What Was That?!' Find out the answers at this beginning birding program! Interpretive Center.
Oct 14 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Oct 14 End Date

Night Sky Party

Longhorn Cavern State Park
Explore all the wonders of our universe when the sun goes down.
Oct 14 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Lockhart State Park
Join us to discover what goes bump in the night during this special Halloween-themed night hike!
Oct 14 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 14 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 14 End Date

Night Sky Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for telescope viewing and a night sky presentation.
Oct 15 End Date

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
Oct 15 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 15 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 15 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 15 End Date

Junior Ranger: Mammal Masks (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Craft time in the morning!
Oct 15 End Date

Make a Spider Web

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about spiders and make a craft to take home
Oct 15 End Date

Pumpkin Painting with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 15 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 15 End Date

Native Plant Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover the edible, medicinal, and common uses of local plants.
Oct 15 End Date

Art Extravaganza!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
It is easy to find beauty in nature, let's find inspiration in the park for our own art!
Oct 15 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 17 End Date

Mommy and Me

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 10/3 Bring out your little ones to explore the park through a story, activities, and a stroll!
Oct 18 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Oct 18 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 18 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 19 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 19 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 19 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 19 End Date

Public Meeting: Bastrop State Park

Bastrop, TX - Bastrop State Park Refectory
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will hold a public meeting to discuss future development of the golf course area at the park.
Oct 19 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? If you hadn’t noticed, the Davis Mountains are full of interesting wildlife. Have you wanted to learn more about the quirky javelina or the incredible camouflage of the walking stick? Come on over to the Interpretive Center and learn about some of our local characters!
Oct 20 End Date

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Daingerfield State Park
Bring your pre-carved or decorated pumpkins for this pumpkin carving contest.
Oct 20 End Date

Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop - Burnet

Burnet, TX - AgriLife Extension
This workshop will provide a general overview of the wildlife tax valuation guidelines and qualifications, wildlife management plan development, and applicable management practices. Biologists will be available to assist landowners with management recommendations and developing management plans.
Oct 20 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Oct 20 End Date

Conservation Easement Workshop

Katy, TX - Midway Barbeque
For landowners, real estate professionals, attorneys, advisors, natural resource professionals, and city or county officials to learn the hows and whys of conservation easements and land preservation.
Oct 20 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 20 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. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 20 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Oct 20 End Date

Dog Costume Contest

Daingerfield State Park
Dress up your dogs in their best Halloween threads and bring them out to the park!
Oct 20 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Oct 20 End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park in the dark!
Oct 21 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Oct 21 End Date

Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring or borrow binoculars to see some of the amazing birds at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Oct 21 End Date

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site's 23rd Annual Interpretive Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join HTSPHS for our 23rd Annual Interpretive Fair.
Oct 21 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 21 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Oct 21 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
NOTE NEW START TIME!
Oct 21 End Date

River Cleanup Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Volunteer to help clean the Paluxy River.
Oct 21 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - Dallas Zoo
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Oct 21 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Los Fresnos, TX - Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Oct 21 End Date

Dairy Daze

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History farm to explore the many uses of milk on a 1915 German family farm.
Oct 21 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Oct 21 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 21 End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Event Cancelled Due to Effects of Hurricane Harvey)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 21 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 21 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 21 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. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 21 End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Prints

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a Ranger to make fish prints!
Oct 21 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 21 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Oct 21 End Date

Junior Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Join a ranger each week to learn something new about the park and what rangers do!
Oct 21 End Date

Arts & Crafts

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Be creative and make your own nature-themed masterpiece.
Oct 21 End Date

Kayaking for Beginners

Bonham State Park
Join a ranger to learn the basics of kayaking! THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION
Oct 21 End Date

Living History Saturday

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836!
Oct 21 End Date

Plant Uses: From Caffeine to Poison Arrows

Lockhart State Park
Find out which plants in your backyard can be used as food, medicine, and more. You may be surprised!
Oct 21 End Date

"Not So Creepy Critters"

South Llano River State Park
Find out the truth about those "creepy" animals.
Oct 21 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a Ranger any question you may have!
Oct 21 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and 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 21 End Date

Wonderful West Texas Wildlife

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn about this week's pick! We'll talk about one of the critters you might run into in the Davis Mountains. You'll have to show up to find out which one...
Oct 21 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Oct 21 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Oct 21 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Oct 21 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 21 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 21 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling tour with sunset views, RSVPs only.
Oct 21 End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park after dark and join us for games, crafts, Spooky Trail, and more!
Oct 21 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 21 End Date

Kids Costume Contest

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for a night of frightful fun!
Oct 21 End Date

What Was That?

Davis Mountains State Park
Something just zipped by your head and you can't help but wonder 'What Was That?!' Find out the answers at this beginning birding program! Interpretive Center.
Oct 21 End Date

Night Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Experience the canyon after dark.
Oct 21 End Date

Citizen Science - Frog Watch

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Oct 21 End Date

Carnival Games

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for an evening of frightful fun!
Oct 21 End Date

Haunted Trail

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for a night of frightful fun!
Oct 21 End Date

Haunted Trails

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park invites you to come in costume and explore our half-mile Haunted Trail.
Oct 21 End Date

Starwalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us at Copper Breaks State Park where volunteers and park staff will present information on fall constellations in the night sky. We will learn where we fit, in this vast space we call the Milky Way and the universe.
Oct 21 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 21 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 21 End Date

Stargazing and Dark Sky Education

Lost Maples State Natural Area
SORRY, THE EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR SEPT. 23. Come join us at Lost Maples for stargazing. Learn about the dark skies of the Hill Country and then see the stars with the astronomers.
Oct 21 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope.
Oct 22 End Date

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site's 23rd Annual Interpretive Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join HTSPHS for our 23rd Annual Interpretive Fair.
Oct 22 End Date

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
Oct 22 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 22 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 22 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 22 End Date
Oct 22 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding Followed by Arts and Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Oct 22 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 22 End Date

Art Extravaganza!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
It is easy to find beauty in nature, let's find inspiration in the park for our own art!
Oct 24 End Date

Mommy and Me

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 10/3 Bring out your little ones to explore the park through a story, activities, and a stroll!
Oct 25 End Date

Campground Birding Walk!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet us at the swing set for a walk through the campground as we find and watch the beautiful bird species of the Davis Mountains! Bring your binoculars, water, field guide if you have one.
Oct 25 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 25 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 25 End Date

Critters and Constellations

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
See what creepy creatures come out a night and what stars we can see from the park!
Oct 26 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 26 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 26 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression. At the Interpretive Center.
Oct 26 End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery 2017

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
Oct 26 End Date

Are You Curious?

Davis Mountains State Park
How curious are you? If you hadn’t noticed, the Davis Mountains are full of interesting wildlife. Have you wanted to learn more about the quirky javelina or the incredible camouflage of the walking stick? Come on over to the Interpretive Center and learn about some of our local characters!
Oct 26 End Date

Hueco Tanks Constellation Tour

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a tour of the night sky!
Oct 27 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Oct 27 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 27 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. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 27 End Date

Texas Project WILD Facilitator Training

Corpus Christi, TX - ESC Region 2/Early Scholars Academy
MOVED - Training and certification to conduct Project WILD professional development workshops for educators.
Oct 27 End Date

Night Hike (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to explore the Caddo Forest Trail in the evening hour.
Oct 28 End Date

Jack O' Lantern Scavenger Hunt

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Can you find the plastic jack o' lanterns hidden along park trails?
Oct 28 End Date

Halloween in the Park!

Lake Livingston State Park
Come celebrate Halloween at Lake Livingston State Park this year. This year Halloween is on a Monday, so we will provide you and your family with a day full of fun-filled activities on Saturday, October 28 to help you celebrate Halloween in the Pineywoods!
Oct 28 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 28 End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and knowledge of "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds."
Oct 28 End Date

Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Combo Workshop

Austin, TX - Austin Nature & Science Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Oct 28 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Oct 28 End Date

Aquatic WILD Workshop

Nacogdoches, TX - SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Oct 28 End Date

Plant-a-thon Mentor Training

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Would you like to lead planting groups for our upcoming Prairie Plant-a-thon? Make sure to attend this training to learn about the event and how to lead a planting group!
Oct 28 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 28 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 28 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of October, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on 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.
Oct 28 End Date

Crabbing 101

Sea Rim State Park
Crabbing at Sea Rim State Park, we have a great time and would love for you to come try it out.
Oct 28 End Date

Hike With a Homeless Dog (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Take a shelter dog for a hike!
Oct 28 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. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 28 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 28 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Oct 28 End Date

Junior Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Join a ranger each week to learn something new about the park and what rangers do!
Oct 28 End Date

Arts & Crafts

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Be creative and make your own nature-themed masterpiece.
Oct 28 End Date

Plow Days

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED** Learn about plowing fields to get ready for winter.
Oct 28 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about the fossils at Eisenhower and then make your own souvenir out of plaster.
Oct 28 End Date

Junior Ranger: Absolutely Batty (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about bats while making a craft to take home!
Oct 28 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 28 End Date

Carved Pumpkin Contest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Participate in our Annual Carved Pumpkin Contest and win Tramway souvenirs!
Oct 28 End Date

Halloween Fest

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Come check out our creepy exhibits!
Oct 28 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a Ranger any question you may have!
Oct 28 End Date

Halloweenfest

Lockhart State Park
Join us for witch crafts, a special spooky storytime, and costume contests!
Oct 28 End Date

Creepy Crawlies Scavenger Hunt (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Look for the creepy, crawly animals that call Caddo Lake home!
Oct 28 End Date

Choke Canyon Skins and 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 28 End Date

Wonderful West Texas Wildlife

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Interpretive Center to learn about this week's pick! We'll talk about one of the critters you might run into in the Davis Mountains. You'll have to show up to find out which one...
Oct 28 End Date

More Than Meets the Eye

Davis Mountains State Park
The Davis Mountains are beautiful, yes, but there are dozens of secret gems and fascinating things to know about the wildlife, plants, rocks, and things to do in the area including the park. Join us at the Interpretive Center! September 22nd program at 10am
Oct 28 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Oct 28 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding followed by arts and crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come discover the world of snakes and watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Oct 28 End Date

Monster Mash Cache

Eisenhower State Park
Try your hand at geocaching and create a Halloween craft!
Oct 28 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 28 End Date