Calendar of Events

Calendar

December 2014

Dec 1 End Date

Palmetto State Park 3rd Annual Photography Contest

Palmetto State Park
Ready, set, click! Will your photo be one of the six winning pictures submitted? There's only one way to find out... come to Palmetto and capture that winning photo! Contest runs Dec. 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.

March 2015

Mar 27 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 27 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 27 End Date

Beach Walk

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 27 End Date

Bird Walk - 9:00 am

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
See what birds you can spot!
Mar 27 End Date

Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Increase your fitness and your knowledge of the world of nature as you join us for a guided nature hike.
Mar 27 End Date

The Civilian Conservation Corps: Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn about the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps who built this park and countless other wild spaces in the country at a very important time in our history. We'll talk also about CCC Camp Washington Seawell, and its impact on Fort Davis.
Mar 27 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 27 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait!
Mar 27 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up).
Mar 27 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Mar 27 End Date

Bayside Birding

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 27 End Date

Fish Prints!

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at Gyotaku- the Japanese art of fish printing.
Mar 27 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Mar 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Birds and Their Habitats

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
If you were a bird, where would you be? Come meet our interpretive park ranger for a presentation on the birds of Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 27 End Date

Roving for Raptors

Mustang Island State Park
Mar 27 End Date

Wild Art! Hike & Draw

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike down the nature trail. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Mar 27 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Mar 27 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Mar 27 End Date

Purtis Creek State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Purtis Creek 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.
Mar 27 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a Park Ranger and discover the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Mar 27 End Date

Night Hike!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to discover what goes bump in the night.
Mar 27 End Date

Sunset Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come for a hike at the end of the day, and watch the sun set over the lake!
Mar 27 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus

Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs! *Start time is at 8 p.m.*
Mar 27 End Date

Native American Campfire Stories

McKinney Falls State Park
What will Coyote do next?
Mar 28 End Date

CPC Walk for Life

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Pasadena Community Pregnancy Walk for Life
Mar 28 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 28 End Date

"Loving Laredo" Hike - 8 am

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join us on a hike as we explore nature from our trails!
Mar 28 End Date

15th Annual Jackrabbit Classic & Javier Arana Jr. Memorial

Franklin Mountains State Park
Sponsored by: Up and Running El Paso, join us for a foot race out in the mountain foothills of Far West Texas!
Mar 28 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Mar 28 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 28 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Mar 28 End Date

Bird Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Come see what all the chirping is about as you join us for a guided bird walk through Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Mar 28 End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
Join us for a bird walk that goes over the birds that call the waters, marsh, and brush around Goose Island State Park home.
Mar 28 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Mar 28 End Date

Nature Detective Children's Hike

Goose Island State Park
Join a park ranger for a Junior Ranger Explorer Hike where we will be nature detectives searching for clues on the trail! The clues left behind can sometimes help us identify the animals, or birds that call the park home!
Mar 28 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Mar 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Mar 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 28 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Mar 28 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Mar 28 End Date

Island Trail Nature Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to hike our beautiful Island Trail.
Mar 28 End Date

Growing Up WILD

Corpus Christi - Texas State Aquarium
REGISTRATION CLOSED - Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 9:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

Fishing 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 28 End Date

West Texas Heritage Days

Fort McKavett
Visit with living historians from all over the state as they bring history to life on the historic grounds of Fort McKavett. Buffalo Soldiers, Native Americans, cannons and more.
Mar 28 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Mar 28 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Mar 28 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Mar 28 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 28 End Date

The Adventure Wild Cave Tour - 9:30 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Are you ready for the ultimate caving adventure? Here is your opportunity to take your caving to the next level with an experienced guide.
Mar 28 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 9:30 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 28 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 28 End Date

Choke Canyon Bird Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you see what I see? Join our interpretive park ranger for a one-hour bird walk at Choke Canyon State Park!
Mar 28 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Mar 28 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Mar 28 End Date

Tree Talk Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a hike to learn about local trees.
Mar 28 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside.
Mar 28 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Mar 28 End Date

Hike the Hill Country

Inks Lake State Park
A 4.5+ mile hiking odyssey that will show you the best of our backcountry trails.
Mar 28 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt at Mother Neff

Mother Neff State Park
Easter egg hunt at Mother Neff State Park for children 10 and under with activities, arts, and crafts for all ages.
Mar 28 End Date

Geocaching 101

Cedar Hill State Park
Go on a high-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 28 End Date

Wildlife & Woodlands Expo

Lone Star College Montgomery - Conroe, Texas
Play for a Day! Learn for a Lifetime!
Mar 28 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside
Mar 28 End Date

Creature Clues

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to discover the clues that a creature left behind.
Mar 28 End Date

Discovery Walk: Piney Woods Boardwalk

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Mar 28 End Date

Beasts of Burden; Draft Animals at Work

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join Barrington Living History Farm and the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association in a unique opportunity to experience draft animals at work.
Mar 28 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Mar 28 End Date

Kids in the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 10:30 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

Yoga in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy fitness and relaxation for the entire family with a weekly yoga class.
Mar 28 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Mar 28 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Goose Island State Park
Come see the wildflowers at Goose Island State Park.
Mar 28 End Date

Art in the Park: Art is for the Birds!

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds!
Mar 28 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 28 End Date

Music Makes a Celebration

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site with our fourth Saturday program - Music Makes a Celebration presented by “Roseville Fair Old Time String Band.”
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 12:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Mar 28 End Date

The Adventure Wild Cave Tour - 12:30 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Are you ready for the ultimate caving adventure? Here is your opportunity to take your caving to the next level with an experienced guide.
Mar 28 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Mar 28 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Mar 28 End Date

Saturday Afternoon Kids' Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, nature-based outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Mar 28 End Date

Draw Wild!

Galveston Island State Park
Introductory nature journaling and drawing program.
Mar 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Activities

Cedar Hill State Park
Earn bragging rights at Cedar Hill State Park!
Mar 28 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Mar 28 End Date

Backyard Bass

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Mar 28 End Date

Geocaching 101 - THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 1:30 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Mar 28 End Date

Birding 101 & Bird Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Who was that? Come join the park rangers at Choke Canyon State Park to learn the basics of birding and identifying bird tracks!
Mar 28 End Date

Chautauqua Time

Mother Neff State Park
Guided ranger talk.
Mar 28 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.
Mar 28 End Date

Junior Rangers: Ranger Danger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Ranger Danger has some safety tips!
Mar 28 End Date

What's a Paddlefish?

Caddo Lake State Park
Come learn about the ancient paddlefish, a mysterious resident of Caddo Lake who existed before the dinosaurs!
Mar 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Children who spend time in nature are healthier, happier, and smarter!
Mar 28 End Date

EarthQuest Birds of Prey Program

Brazos Bend State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Orienteering / Compass Skills

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to navigate using a map and compass. Reservations are required. Call (903) 945-5256.
Mar 28 End Date

Jr. Ranger Activities

Bastrop State Park
Mar 28 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.
Mar 28 End Date

Geocaching 101- Cache & Craft

Goose Island State Park
This program is designed to teach children and adults the basics of geocaching. Participants are then able to use those skills to find hidden caches and complete an arts and craft activity. Perfect for the beginner geocacher.
Mar 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this skill development hike?
Mar 28 End Date

Butterfly Walk - 2:30 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Check out the butterflies that call Lake Casa Blanca home!
Mar 28 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Mar 28 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Mar 28 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Mar 28 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 3:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Mar 28 End Date

Penn Farm Tour

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about life on a pioneer farm!
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 3:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

Nature Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a walk back in time
Mar 28 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 28 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Mar 28 End Date

How Do They Do It?!

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet a ranger at the Interpretive Center for a program on owls.
Mar 28 End Date

Butter Churning

Cedar Hill State Park
Butter made the old fashioned way!
Mar 28 End Date

Fire is Living History!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration!
Mar 28 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 4:30 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Mar 28 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Mar 28 End Date

Presentation: NOLS Night!

Reliance Outdoor Supply
Join your fellow outdoor enthusiasts for a fun evening event at the Reliance Outdoor Supply store in El Paso, Texas, and learn about the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS); hear stories from one of your park rangers and a local El Pasoan who recently completed some NOLS courses in Alaska and the Yukon and learn how you can get involved!
Mar 28 End Date

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp 3807c

Fort Parker State Park
Come and learn how President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Tree Army" helped lift America out of the Great Depression while leaving behind a legacy in Texas known as State Parks - including Fort Parker!
Mar 28 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
See what animals come out at night!
Mar 28 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by the moonlight.
Mar 28 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Mar 28 End Date

Stories in the Stars

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Sounds of the Night

Buescher State Park
Mar 28 End Date

Snipe Hunt

Lockhart State Park
Search for “snipes” around the park at night and learn about invasive species and the natural world!
Mar 28 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Mar 28 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
Mar 29 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 29 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Join us for our monthly hike, this time we'll go up and around!
Mar 29 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 29 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Mar 29 End Date

Bentsen Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
See some of the beautiful birds of South Texas!
Mar 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Mar 29 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Mar 29 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Mar 29 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Mar 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Mar 29 End Date

Beasts of Burden; Draft Animals at Work

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join Barrington Living History Farm and the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association in a unique opportunity to experience draft animals at work.
Mar 29 End Date

Native and Non-Native Texas Wildlife

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about native and non-native wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers!
Mar 29 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.
Mar 29 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Mar 29 End Date

Kids' Archery Class - 10 am, 11 am, and 12 pm

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Experience the fun of archery!
Mar 29 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Mar 29 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Mar 29 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 29 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Mar 29 End Date

Archery in the Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Mar 29 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Watch and identify a variety of beautiful butterflies on a guided walk around the butterfly garden and hiking trails.
Mar 29 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 29 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

McKinney Falls State Park
Prehistoric spear-throwing!
Mar 30 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 30 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 30 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
Mar 30 End Date

Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Walk around the headquarters and park, while looking for wildlife.
Mar 31 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar 31 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Mar 31 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Mar 31 End Date

Plant Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to identify interesting native and non-native plants in the Park.
Mar 31 End Date

Plant Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Ranger-led hike to find native and non-native plants

April 2015

Apr 1 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 1 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 1 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 1 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 2 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 2 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 2 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.
Apr 2 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 2 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Apr 3 End Date

Bird-watching in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 3 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 3 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 3 End Date

The Civilian Conservation Corps: Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn about the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps who built this park and countless other wild spaces in the country at a very important time in our history. We'll talk also about CCC Camp Washington Seawell, and its impact on Fort Davis.
Apr 3 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 3 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Apr 3 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Apr 3 End Date

Davis Mountains Yoga Workshop

Davis Mountains State Park
Davis Mountains State Park is proud to host the first in the 'Public Lands Yoga Experience' series. Connect with nature while learning the physical and mental benefits of outdoor yoga safely with a professional instructor on this full moon weekend. This workshop is for all levels. Fee applies, please see details.
Apr 3 End Date

Birding 101 - Wildlife Rehab

Galveston Island State Park
Birding basics and chance to meet rehabilitated wildlife.
Apr 3 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Apr 3 End Date

Easter Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Hop on down to the Easter Celebration at Martin Creek Lake State Park.
Apr 3 End Date

Sunset Sun Salutations at Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
It's back! Another yoga event at the ROCK! End your week with a great way to unwind and "De-Stress" with a beautiful yoga practice as the sun sets atop of Enchanted Rock.
Apr 3 End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Bring a spoon and plate to sample some dessert!
Apr 3 End Date

Twilight Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A casual hike down the Valley Spring Creek trail as the sun sets.
Apr 3 End Date

Native American Campfire Stories

McKinney Falls State Park
Stories around a campfire!
Apr 4 End Date

Dog's Day at the Park

San Angelo State Park
Join us for the 10th annual wiener dog races, any breed small dog races.
Apr 4 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 4 End Date

Green the Prairie

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Help plant prairie grasses!
Apr 4 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 4 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 4 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 4 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Apr 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 4 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 4 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Apr 4 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 4 End Date

Guided Beginner's Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Apr 4 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Apr 4 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 4 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Apr 4 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Apr 4 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Apr 4 End Date

Stumpy Hollow Hike

Inks Lake State Park
An hour hike to explore the flora and fauna of Stumpy Hollow with a Master Naturalist.
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Hop on over to the Easter Celebration at Martin Creek Lake State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt in the Park

Inks Lake State Park
A fun family tradition of finding our hidden Easter eggs!
Apr 4 End Date

Little Habitat on the Prairie

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Animals and plants of the prairie.
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Only eat the chocolates in the plastic Easter eggs, not the ones that the rabbits made that morning!
Apr 4 End Date

Great Texas Trash-Off

Copper Breaks State Park
Annual trash pickup along park frontage of State Highway 6, in the park along Park Rd 62, campgrounds, and trails. Copper Breaks State Park is a two-time statewide "Litter Gitter" award winner. This is part of the statewide Texas Trash-Off held annually throughout Texas.
Apr 4 End Date

Easter at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate Easter as a 1915 German farm family would have at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.
Apr 4 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to Geocache! It's an adventure waiting to happen! Call the park office to reserve your spot.
Apr 4 End Date

Texas Time Travelers

Inks Lake State Park
Go back in time to the mid-1800s and learn all about how Central Texas used to be
Apr 4 End Date

Zumba in the park!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch the gym and come exercise outside!
Apr 4 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Apr 4 End Date

Vulture Culture

Blanco State Park
Learn about nature’s clean-up crew.
Apr 4 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Apr 4 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 4 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Apr 4 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Apr 4 End Date

Saturday Afternoon Kids' Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, nature-based outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come out for our annual Easter egg hunt.
Apr 4 End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Galveston Island State Park
Join us to learn about animal tracking and adaptation.
Apr 4 End Date

Photography Workshop

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn the basics or pick up a few new tricks.
Apr 4 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Apr 4 End Date

Easter themed Geocaching 101

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn about geocaching, with a fun Easter-theme!
Apr 4 End Date

Hike the Prairie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 4 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Apr 4 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Apr 4 End Date

Art in the Park - Birds

Purtis Creek State Park
Learn about bird habitat, traits and species that live in the park through instruction and arts and crafts projects.
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Geocaching

McKinney Falls State Park
A traditional Easter egg hunt with a high-tech twist!
Apr 4 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a floating log out on the water?
Apr 4 End Date

Hippity Hop the Park Easter Egg Hunt

Copper Breaks State Park
Easter egg hunt for children through age 9.
Apr 4 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Apr 4 End Date

Bayside Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Water-coloring materials and instructions included with sunset views.
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Geocaching

McKinney Falls State Park
A traditional Easter egg hunt with a high-tech twist!
Apr 4 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
PROGRAM IS FULL...WAITING LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME
Apr 4 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park and see what critters come out at night.
Apr 4 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Apr 4 End Date

Name That Bird Game

Purtis Creek State Park
Join park staff and volunteers for an enjoyable game to increase your bird identification skills.
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore McKinney Falls by moonlight!
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Party

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A ranger-guided Night Hike which may include stargazing, alligators, pauraques, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, frogs, snakes, armadillos...
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
View the canyons underneath a beautiful full moon.
Apr 4 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
Apr 4 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Experience the magic of the night with a Park Ranger.
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike under the light of the full moon
Apr 5 End Date

Peak Fitness Challenge Hike - Ron Coleman Trail (CARPOOLING NECESSARY)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike on one of the toughest trails in the Franklin Mountains! Your hard work pays off with spectacular views, “fun” challenges climbing 4 sections of chains and over steep 10 -15 ft rock walls, and of course the right to say you conquered the Ron Coleman Trail.
Apr 5 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 5 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 5 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 5 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the gear, skills, and tips from a birder.
Apr 5 End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk to see some amazing birds!
Apr 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 5 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 5 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Apr 5 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 5 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.
Apr 5 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Apr 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Apr 5 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Meridian State Park
Children ages 12 & under
Apr 5 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Apr 5 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 5 End Date

Eggstraordinary Eggstravaganza

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 6 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 6 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 6 End Date

Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk and talk about Bentsen State Park.
Apr 7 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 7 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 7 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 7 End Date

Beginner's Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come out to the Hawk Tower to watch as the hawks migrate north!
Apr 8 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 8 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 8 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 8 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Intepretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary.
Apr 8 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 9 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 9 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 9 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.
Apr 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 9 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Apr 10 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 10 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 10 End Date

Living History Days

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Living history days focused on the late 1800s.
Apr 10 End Date

The Civilian Conservation Corps: Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn about the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps who built this park and countless other wild spaces in the country at a very important time in our history. We'll talk also about CCC Camp Washington Seawell, and its impact on Fort Davis.
Apr 10 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 10 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Apr 10 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Apr 10 End Date

Birding 101 - Wildlife Rehab

Galveston Island State Park
Birding basics and chance to meet rehabilitated wildlife.
Apr 10 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Apr 10 End Date

Stars in the Park

Blanco State Park
Join us for a fun-filled and educational evening under the stars.
Apr 10 End Date

Twilight Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A casual hike down the Valley Spring Creek trail as the sun sets.
Apr 10 End Date

The good, the bat and the ugly

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for a program all about bats!
Apr 11 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 11 End Date

Bird-Watching

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
Apr 11 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Apr 11 End Date

Presa Canyon Overnight Camping Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This backcountry hike to the far secluded areas of the park where visitors will visit several rock art sites showing a variety of prehistoric and historic rock art styles and camp under the stars before returning the following day.
Apr 11 End Date

Flying Feathered Friends

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all levels of bird watchers!
Apr 11 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 11 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 11 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 11 End Date

Hike The Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Apr 11 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Apr 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 11 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 11 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Apr 11 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 11 End Date

Living History Days

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Living history days focused on the late 1800s.
Apr 11 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 9:00 AM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Apr 11 End Date

5th Annual Athens Eggfest

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us for an event featuring gastric delights and the incredible Green Egg outdoor ceramic cooker.
Apr 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Apr 11 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year.
Apr 11 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Apr 11 End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | El Paso Area | (Open)

Franklin Mountains 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.
Apr 11 End Date

Bastrop State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area | (Full!)

Bastrop 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.
Apr 11 End Date

Estero Llano Grande State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | South Texas Area | (Open)

Estero Llano Grande 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.
Apr 11 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 11 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Apr 11 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Apr 11 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Apr 11 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Apr 11 End Date

Hike the Hill Country

Inks Lake State Park
A 4.5+ mile hiking odyssey that will show you the best of our backcountry trails.
Apr 11 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Apr 11 End Date

Wildflower Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided wildflower hike
Apr 11 End Date

Lower Falls Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore the Lower Falls area with a ranger!
Apr 11 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 11 End Date

Woodpecker Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come make your own woodpecker.
Apr 11 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a walk in the canyons with us.
Apr 11 End Date

Basketry-on-the-Brazos

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us as we go through the process of pounding a green log into baskets splits, and help us weave those splits into baskets that we will use on the farm throughout the year
Apr 11 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Apr 11 End Date

Stagecoach Days - Dance Across Texas; San Jacinto Ball

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
On second Saturdays relive the excitement of coaching in early Texas as Fanthorp's beautiful concord stagecoach will offer rides from 11 A.M. until 3 P.M. The program is weather dependent.
Apr 11 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Apr 11 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 11:30 AM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Apr 11 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 11 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Apr 11 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Apr 11 End Date

Saturday Afternoon Kids' Klub

Hill Country State Natural Area
Fun, nature-based outdoor activities for kids ages 6-12
Apr 11 End Date

Don't Mess With Texas TRASH OFF

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Help keep Texas lakes and public lands clean.
Apr 11 End Date

Kayaking 101

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn the basics of kayaking!
Apr 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Apr 11 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Apr 11 End Date

Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to cook the ol' fashion way using the camp dutch oven. Bring a bowl and spoon to get a sample of Lip Smackin' Good Eatin' camp cookin'!
Apr 11 End Date

Atlatl in the Afternoon

Blanco State Park
Prehistoric spear throwing.
Apr 11 End Date

Owl Pellet Dissection

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come check out what that owl hacked up!
Apr 11 End Date

Ashe Juniper Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 11 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 2:00 PM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Apr 11 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 11 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Apr 11 End Date

Food Chain Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
This activity compliments the owl pellet activity from earlier this same day
Apr 11 End Date

Bayside Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Water-coloring materials and instructions included with sunset views.
Apr 11 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 3:30 PM - SOLD OUT

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Apr 11 End Date

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Basic backyard Birding
Apr 11 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Class

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the historic cooking technique of utilizing the Dutch Oven
Apr 11 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 11 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park and see what critters come out at night.
Apr 11 End Date

Twilight Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Experience the transition of the forests with a Park Ranger.
Apr 11 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
Apr 11 End Date

Movie Night

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Enjoy a movie in the park.
Apr 11 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
Apr 12 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 12 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 12 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 12 End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk to see some amazing birds!
Apr 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 12 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 12 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Apr 12 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 12 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.
Apr 12 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Apr 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Apr 12 End Date

Basketry-on-the-Brazos

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us as we go through the process of pounding a green log into baskets splits, and help us weave those splits into baskets that we will use on the farm throughout the year
Apr 12 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Apr 12 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 12 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Apr 13 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 13 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 13 End Date

Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk and talk about Bentsen State Park.
Apr 14 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 14 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 14 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 14 End Date

Beginner's Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come out to the Hawk Tower to watch as the hawks migrate north!
Apr 14 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
Apr 15 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 15 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 15 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 15 End Date

Ladies Only Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Apr 15 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Intepretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary.
Apr 15 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 16 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 16 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 16 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.
Apr 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 16 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Apr 17 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 17 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 17 End Date

The Civilian Conservation Corps: Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn about the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps who built this park and countless other wild spaces in the country at a very important time in our history. We'll talk also about CCC Camp Washington Seawell, and its impact on Fort Davis.
Apr 17 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 17 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Apr 17 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Apr 17 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Apr 17 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Filling Fast!)

Cedar Hill 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.
Apr 17 End Date

Twilight Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A casual hike down the Valley Spring Creek trail as the sun sets.
Apr 17 End Date

Blanco Bat Count

Blanco State Park
Everyone is invited to help us during Blanco’s spring bat count!
Apr 17 End Date

Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Explore the park after dark!
Apr 18 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 18 End Date

Third Saturday Bird Walk & Talk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find.
Apr 18 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 18 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 18 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Apr 18 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us each month every third Saturday for a new adventure!
Apr 18 End Date

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Apr 18 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Apr 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 18 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 18 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Apr 18 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 18 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Apr 18 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Apr 18 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Apr 18 End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

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.
Apr 18 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 18 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Apr 18 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Apr 18 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Apr 18 End Date

Stumpy Hollow Hike

Inks Lake State Park
An hour hike to explore the flora and fauna of Stumpy Hollow with a Master Naturalist.
Apr 18 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Apr 18 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 18 End Date

"What's Growing Out There?" Walk

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Creature Clues

Blanco State Park
A high tech scavenger hunt to discover the clues that a creature left behind.
Apr 18 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a walk in the canyons.
Apr 18 End Date

San Jacinto Festival & Battle Reenactment

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join us for a day of fun, food, music and battle-reenactment to celebrate the 18-minute battle that won Texas its Independence from Mexico.
Apr 18 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Lost Pines Adventure Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a short hike to learn about our local flora and fauna.
Apr 18 End Date

Guided Nature Wildlife Tour and Walk

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Guided nature wildlife tour and walk. Explore the trails of LBJ State Park.
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Apr 18 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
Apr 18 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 18 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Apr 18 End Date

Map and Compass Basics

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Learn how to find your way in the wild!
Apr 18 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Apr 18 End Date

All About That Bass

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
We're talking fish here folks!
Apr 18 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
Apr 18 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about planets, stars, our moon, telescopes, and other tools to help you view the night sky. Make a sky-wheel to help you locate constellations. Then attend the Stargazing party that evening and enjoy the view!
Apr 18 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 18 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Apr 18 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Hike Beaver Slide Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Join us for a hike along the Beaver Slide Trail to figure out what makes it so special.
Apr 18 End Date

Bayside Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Water-coloring materials and instructions included with sunset views.
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike back in time
Apr 18 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 18 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park and see what critters come out at night.
Apr 18 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, StarWalk starts with a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. Sun Fun, solar observing, is in the afternoon
Apr 18 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Apr 18 End Date

Night Sky Party

Inks Lake State Park
We'll show you all the wonders of the universe when the sun goes down.
Apr 18 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Let's explore the vast expanse of the night sky together. Telescopes will be on-site or bring your own.
Apr 18 End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
An especially kid-friendly Ranger-led hike which may include stargazing, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, alligators, frogs and more!
Apr 18 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Apr 19 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 19 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 19 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 19 End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk to see some amazing birds!
Apr 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 19 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 19 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Apr 19 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 19 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.
Apr 19 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Apr 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Apr 19 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Apr 19 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 19 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a slitherin' good time.
Apr 20 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 20 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 20 End Date

Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk and talk about Bentsen State Park.
Apr 21 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 21 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 21 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 21 End Date

Beginner's Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come out to the Hawk Tower to watch as the hawks migrate north!
Apr 22 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 22 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 22 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 22 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 23 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 23 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 23 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.
Apr 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 23 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Apr 24 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 24 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 24 End Date

The Civilian Conservation Corps: Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Learn about the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps who built this park and countless other wild spaces in the country at a very important time in our history. We'll talk also about CCC Camp Washington Seawell, and its impact on Fort Davis.
Apr 24 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 24 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Apr 24 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Apr 24 End Date

Fishing With a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of fishing and then try to catch the big one!
Apr 24 End Date

Twilight Hike

Inks Lake State Park
A casual hike down the Valley Spring Creek trail as the sun sets.
Apr 24 End Date

Ribbit, Croak and Roar!

Blanco State Park
Learn to identify the different toad and frog calls!
Apr 24 End Date

Friday Night Frog Talk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Find out who's croaking at your pond!
Apr 24 End Date

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Explore McKinney Falls at night!
Apr 25 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 25 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Apr 25 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 25 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 25 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 25 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.
Apr 25 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Apr 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 25 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 25 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Apr 25 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 25 End Date

Snakefessst

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Celebrate snakes and snake conservation!
Apr 25 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Apr 25 End Date

Antique Tractor Show

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Apr 25 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Apr 25 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 25 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Apr 25 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Apr 25 End Date

Hike the Hill Country

Inks Lake State Park
A 4.5+ mile hiking odyssey that will show you the best of our backcountry trails.
Apr 25 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Apr 25 End Date

Earth Day River Clean Up

Blanco State Park
Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up the Blanco River!
Apr 25 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Kids in the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
Apr 25 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Apr 25 End Date

Music Makes a Celebration

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site with our fourth Saturday program - Music Makes a Celebration presented by “Roseville Fair Old Time String Band.”
Apr 25 End Date

Devil's Waterhole Kayak Clinic & Tour

Inks Lake State Park
Experience how to kayak on the lake and then take a trip to the iconic Devil's Waterhole.
Apr 25 End Date

Mile High Chili Cook-Off

Davis Mountains State Park
The 1st Annual CASI sanctioned competition in the Davis Mountains will attract talented chefs from far and wide as they strive to make it to the finals in Terlingua. Visitors are invited to taste the fruits of their labor for only a $4 donation! Come for the food, stay for the music, scenery, and everything that makes west Texas the perfect place for a weekend in the spring!
Apr 25 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
Apr 25 End Date

Dutch Oven Cookers

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Mmmmm....follow that delicious smell!
Apr 25 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Apr 25 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
Apr 25 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Birding basics with a Ranger
Apr 25 End Date

Geocaching 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Apr 25 End Date

Knot on my Watch

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Survival knot tying.
Apr 25 End Date

Geocaching 101

McKinney Falls State Park
High-tech treasure hunt!
Apr 25 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
Apr 25 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Apr 25 End Date

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Inks Lake State Park
We will teach you all about the modern day treasure hunt called geocaching
Apr 25 End Date

Spring Concert

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate spring in song with the Beeville Community Choir
Apr 25 End Date

Bayside Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Water-coloring materials and instructions included with sunset views.
Apr 25 End Date

Arts and Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Arts and Nature
Apr 25 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
Apr 25 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park and see what critters come out at night.
Apr 25 End Date

Bat & Owl Prowl Under the Moon

Inks Lake State Park
Be on the lookout for bats and your ears perked for the call of owls while hiking under the moonlight
Apr 25 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope.
Apr 26 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 26 End Date

Last Sunday Hike: Kids Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Bring your little ones and celebrate Dia de los Niños with a hike!
Apr 26 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 26 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 26 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
Apr 26 End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk to see some amazing birds!
Apr 26 End Date

Bird Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Apr 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Apr 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
Apr 26 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
Apr 26 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Apr 26 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 26 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.
Apr 26 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Apr 26 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
Apr 26 End Date

Fly Fishing 101 Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of fly fishing in Texas.
Apr 27 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 27 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 27 End Date

Nature Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a walk and talk about Bentsen State Park.
Apr 28 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 28 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 28 End Date

Birding Tours at Lost Maples SNA

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Come to Lost Maples and help us find the Golden-cheeked Warblers and in April the Black-capped Virios.
Apr 28 End Date

Beginner's Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Come out to the Hawk Tower to watch as the hawks migrate north!
Apr 29 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 29 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 29 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Apr 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 29 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Apr 30 End Date

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Camino al Norte is a traveling exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr 30 End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us on the Hawk Tower to watch as hawks migrate!
Apr 30 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.
Apr 30 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
Apr 30 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.

May 2015

May 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 1 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 1 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
May 1 End Date

Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Ft Worth Area | (Open)

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
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.
May 1 End Date

Blanco Bat Count

Blanco State Park
Everyone is invited to help us during Blanco’s spring bat count!
May 2 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 2 End Date

“Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique behind the scenes tour of the doors that are closed to the public.
May 2 End Date

Harley's Angels 5k Walk/Run

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Walk/Run for a cure to Breast Cancer.
May 2 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 2 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 2 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 2 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
May 2 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
May 2 End Date

Back by Noon Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Join us for a short but challenging hike!
May 2 End Date

Cinco de Mayo

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Celebrate the joint history of Texas and Mexico with dance, music, food and outdoor activities.
May 2 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

San Antonio
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
May 2 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 2 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
May 2 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 2 End Date

Aquatic WILD

Austin - Beverly Sheffield Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
May 2 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 2 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 2 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 2 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 2 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 2 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
May 2 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 2 End Date

Stumpy Hollow Hike

Inks Lake State Park
An hour hike to explore the flora and fauna of Stumpy Hollow with a Master Naturalist.
May 2 End Date

Beach and Bay Day

Galveston Island State Park
Free activities, learning, and exploring the park for the whole family!
May 2 End Date

Fish-O-Rama - Guadalupe River State Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Learn how to fish with your family at this fun event.
May 2 End Date

Gulf Coast Greenwing Conservation Day

Dewberry Farm, Brookshire, TX
Fun and outdoor activities for the whole family! Provided by Ducks Unlimited Greater Houston Greenwing Chapter and Texas Parks and Wildlife
May 2 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 2 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 2 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 2 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
May 2 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 2 End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Fun with Fish

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Learn how to use a fishing pole & how to tie knots.
May 2 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 2 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 2 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
May 2 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 2 End Date

Twilight Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Experience the transition of the forests with a Park Ranger.
May 2 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
May 2 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
May 3 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 3 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 3 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
May 3 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 3 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.
May 3 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 3 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
May 3 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
May 3 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
May 6 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 6 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 6 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Intepretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary.
May 6 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
May 7 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.
May 7 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 7 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
May 8 End Date

19th Annual Open House/Outdoor Education

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for numerous activities and programs: Kid Fish Tank, Archery Intro, Angler Ed, Buffalo Soldiers, Wildland Firefighting, Texas Wildlife, Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas State Parks, Venomous Snakes in Texas, and more.
May 8 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 8 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 8 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
May 8 End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Open)

Garner 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
May 9 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
May 9 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Workshop

Peckinpaugh Preserve
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
May 9 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 9 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 9 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 9 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 9 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
May 9 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year.
May 9 End Date

19th Annual Open House/Outdoor Education

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for numerous activities and programs: Kid Fish Tank, Archery Intro, Angler Ed, Buffalo Soldiers, Wildland Firefighting, Texas Wildlife, Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas State Parks, Venomous Snakes in Texas, and more.
May 9 End Date

Lake Brownwood State Park Open House and Buffalo Soldiers Program

Lake Brownwood State Park
Come experience the life of a Buffalo Soldier within our authentic camp. Free fun for the young or young at heart.
May 9 End Date

Native Plants of the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
NOTE: This Program has MOVED to Saturday May 9, 2015. Go exploring for plants with the amazing botanist Bill Carr!!
May 9 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing
May 9 End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

TPWD Offices at Airport Commerce Park
Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor
May 9 End Date

2HR Ranger Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure where? Join a Ranger for a fun paddling adventure.
May 9 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 9 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 9 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 9 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 9 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 9 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 9 End Date

Hike the Hill Country

Inks Lake State Park
A 4.5+ mile hiking odyssey that will show you the best of our backcountry trails.
May 9 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 9 End Date

Wildflower Bicycle Tour

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 9 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 9 End Date

Junior Ranger Day at LBJ State Park

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn about and get started in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Junior Ranger Program.
May 9 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 9 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 9 End Date

Stagecoach Days - "On Time and Cradled Like a Baby"

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
On second Saturdays relive the excitement of coaching in early Texas as Fanthorp's beautiful concord stagecoach will offer rides from 11 A.M. until 3 P.M. The program is weather dependent.
May 9 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 9 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
May 9 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
May 9 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
May 9 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside
May 9 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 9 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
May 9 End Date

Plan Bee

Galveston Island State Park
Visit a hive, dance like a bee, hike a trail, and smell the flowers!
May 9 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 9 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
May 10 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 10 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 10 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 10 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
May 10 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 10 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.
May 10 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 10 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
May 10 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
May 10 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
May 13 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 13 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 13 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Intepretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary.
May 13 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
May 14 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.
May 14 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 14 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
May 15 End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

El Paso - Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center
Join the corps of volunteer Facilitators who lead the suite of Project WILD workshops - Prerequisite required
May 15 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 15 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 15 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
May 15 End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking Event | Ft Worth Area | (FULL Waitlist Forming!)

Dinosaur Valley 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
May 16 End Date

Third Saturday Bird Walk & Talk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find.
May 16 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 16 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
May 16 End Date

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
May 16 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 16 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 16 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 16 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 16 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
May 16 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
May 16 End Date

Growing Up WILD

Corpus Christi - Texas State Aquarium
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
May 16 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 16 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

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.
May 16 End Date

Guadalupe River State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Open)

Guadalupe River 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.
May 16 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 16 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 16 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 16 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 16 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 16 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 16 End Date

Stumpy Hollow Hike

Inks Lake State Park
An hour hike to explore the flora and fauna of Stumpy Hollow with a Master Naturalist.
May 16 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
May 16 End Date

Lost Pines Adventure Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a short hike to learn about our local flora and fauna.
May 16 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 16 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 16 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 16 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
May 16 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 16 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
May 16 End Date

Mother's Day Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Create a beautiful nature bookmark for your Mommy!
May 16 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 16 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
May 16 End Date

Plan Bee

Galveston Island State Park
Visit a hive, dance like a bee, hike a trail, and smell the flowers!
May 16 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick Ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
May 16 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 16 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
May 16 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park, followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four Texas International Dark Sky Parks.
May 16 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
May 16 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
May 17 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 17 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 17 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 17 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
May 17 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 17 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.
May 17 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 17 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
May 17 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
May 17 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
May 20 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 20 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 20 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Intepretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary.
May 20 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
May 21 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.
May 21 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 21 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
May 22 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 22 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 22 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
May 22 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
May 23 End Date

Toyota Texas Bass Classic

Lake Fork
The top 35 professional bass anglers will compete for the world championship. While the pros are battling it out, attendees can enjoy a variety of games and activities, dine on food, shop for fishing gear and accessories and check out a star-studded lineup of daytime and evening concerts.
May 23 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 23 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 23 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 23 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 23 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 23 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
May 23 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
May 23 End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hey, what was that bird?
May 23 End Date

Growing Up WILD

Pasadena - Armand Bayou Nature Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
May 23 End Date

5th Annual Frontier Days

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Buffalo Soldiers, early area ranching, pioneer women, Native American life, and much more!
May 23 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

McKinney Falls State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
May 23 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 23 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 23 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 23 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 23 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 23 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 23 End Date

Hike the Hill Country

Inks Lake State Park
A 4.5+ mile hiking odyssey that will show you the best of our backcountry trails.
May 23 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 23 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 23 End Date

Youth Angler Day

Copper Breaks State Park
For children through age 13. Short program on safety and fish identification, followed by a youth fishing tournament.
May 23 End Date

Foods from the Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join Miss Kellie for a discussion on the heirloom varieties of vegetables we grow here at Barrington.
May 23 End Date

Kids in the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have some family fun every fourth Saturday!
May 23 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 23 End Date

Music Makes a Celebration

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site with our fourth Saturday program - Music Makes a Celebration presented by “Roseville Fair Old Time String Band.”
May 23 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
May 23 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 23 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
May 23 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 23 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
May 23 End Date

Plein Air Watercolor

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to paint nature scenes outside
May 23 End Date

The Original Wild Cave Tour - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join us for a spelunking adventure. An experienced guide will take you on an underground journey where you will find fun, challenge, and an unforgettable experience.
May 23 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 23 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
May 23 End Date

Plan Bee

Galveston Island State Park
Visit a hive, dance like a bee, hike a trail, and smell the flowers!
May 23 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Paddling tour with sunset views.
May 23 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 23 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
May 23 End Date

Guided Night Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to discover the nocturnal animals that bring the forest to life at night.
May 24 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 24 End Date

Bird Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
May 24 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 24 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 24 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 24 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
May 24 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 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.
May 24 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 24 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
May 24 End Date

Foods from the Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join Miss Kellie for a discussion on the heirloom varieties of vegetables we grow here at Barrington.
May 24 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
May 24 End Date

Discovery Cave Tour - 11:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a visit to one of Colorado Bend’s most popular caves. Come and observe the amazing stalactites, flowstone, and other speleothems that exist right beneath your feet. Your experienced cave tour guide will cover the formation of the geology within, and share the joys of caving.
May 24 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)
May 27 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 27 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 27 End Date

Hey! Those Are NOT Pigs

Davis Mountains State Park
Come to the Intepretive Center for a lively talk full of information on our local campsite visitor, the collared peccary.
May 27 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
May 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.
May 28 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 28 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
May 29 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 29 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
May 29 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
May 29 End Date

Texas Fly Fishing Expo 2015

New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
“Destination Texas – All Fish All Waters”. Adult and youth activities to learn more about fly fishing.
May 29 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
May 30 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
May 30 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 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.
May 30 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
May 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 30 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 30 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 30 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
May 30 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
May 30 End Date

2HR Ranger Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure where? Join a Ranger for a fun paddling adventure.
May 30 End Date

Huntsville State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

Huntsville 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.
May 30 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
May 30 End Date

Guadalupe River State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Open)

Guadalupe River 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.
May 30 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 30 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
May 30 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
May 30 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
May 30 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
May 30 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
May 30 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
May 30 End Date

Stumpy Hollow Hike

Inks Lake State Park
An hour hike to explore the flora and fauna of Stumpy Hollow with a Master Naturalist.
May 30 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
May 30 End Date

White Shaman Pictograph Panel Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a Rock Art Foundation (Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site's Friends Group) guided tour on Saturdays throughout the month and no reservations needed. Fall/winter/spring hours from Sept. 1 to May 31. No tours offered in June, July and August.
May 30 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
May 30 End Date

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

Garner State Park
Seek out nature's treasures with a ranger. Fun for kids ages 5-12!
May 30 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
May 30 End Date

Angler Academy

Garner State Park
Like fishing? Take this beginner's course to learn the basics (ages 7 and up).
May 30 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
May 30 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
May 30 End Date

Plan Bee

Galveston Island State Park
Visit a hive, dance like a bee, hike a trail, and smell the flowers!
May 30 End Date

Get Wild!

Garner State Park
Do you know which land mammal can walk underwater? Enjoy learning about the different features, adaptations and other neat behaviors of our native Texas wildlife during this evening program.
May 30 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
May 31 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
May 31 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
May 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
May 31 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Garner State Park
Fun and interactive activity for kids ages 6-12.
May 31 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Garner State Park
See and experience Garner State Park in a whole new way...on foot!
May 31 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
May 31 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Guided Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
The park offers guided tours, Wednesdays through Sundays, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then again 3 to 4:30 p.m. No reservations are required. NOTICE: SUMMER TOUR HOURS - No tours offered at 3 p.m. during June, July and August. Tours cancelled during hot weather, wet/rain and other declared hazardous conditions.
May 31 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.
May 31 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
May 31 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
May 31 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
May 31 End Date

Geocache Greenhorns

Garner State Park
Learn how to use a GPS and go geocaching with a ranger! (Ages 10 and up)

June 2015

Jun 1 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 3 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 3 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 4 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 4 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 5 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jun 5 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jun 5 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 5 End Date

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

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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 6 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 6 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jun 6 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 6 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jun 6 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 6 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 6 End Date

Project WILD

Dallas - Dallas Zoo
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 6 End Date

National Fishing Day

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Kick off summer with free hot dogs and soft drinks, games and fishing!
Jun 6 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 6 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Jun 6 End Date

Galveston Island | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

Galveston 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.
Jun 6 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jun 6 End Date

Exploring the Forest

Buescher State Park
Jun 6 End Date

Wild Walk

Lockhart State Park
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special in this Master Naturalist guided hike!
Jun 6 End Date

Discover the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Take a short hike to learn about this unique forest
Jun 6 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jun 6 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 6 End Date

Annual LBJ Fishing Day

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Free fishing clinic for children and families.
Jun 6 End Date

National Trails Day Hikes

Copper Breaks State Park
Park rangers will lead guided trail hikes at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. guides will point out wildlife, plant life, geological features, discuss area folklore and tell tales.
Jun 6 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 6 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jun 6 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jun 6 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jun 6 End Date

Turtle Talk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Turtles are nature's submarines, come and see why.
Jun 6 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jun 6 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Jun 7 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 7 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 7 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Jun 7 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.
Jun 7 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jun 7 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jun 7 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 7 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Jun 8 End Date

San Jacinto Battleground/Battleship TEXAS State Historic Site Presents the

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Summer Camp Dates: June 8th- June 12th, June 22nd -June 26th, and July 13th – 17th
Jun 8 End Date

2015 “Habitats & History” Summer Day Camp

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Three camp dates to choose from. June 8th- June 12th, June 22nd -June 26th, and July 13th – 17th. Come one week, two weeks or all three if you like.
Jun 10 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 10 End Date

Aquatic WILD

Denton - Elm Fork Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 10 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 11 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 11 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 12 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jun 12 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jun 12 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 12 End Date

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

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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 13 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 13 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jun 13 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 13 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jun 13 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 13 End Date

Bird and Nature Walk

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Join us on our monthly bird watching outing during one of the best birding times of the year.
Jun 13 End Date

2HR Ranger Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure where? Join a Ranger for a fun paddling adventure.
Jun 13 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Bastrop State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 13 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Jun 13 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

Brazos Bend 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 13 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jun 13 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jun 13 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 13 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 13 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jun 13 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jun 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Jun 13 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jun 13 End Date

Turtle Talk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Turtles are nature's submarines, come and see why.
Jun 13 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jun 13 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick Ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
Jun 13 End Date

Gator Chat

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Is that a log floating out in the water?
Jun 13 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
Jun 13 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky Parks in Texas.
Jun 14 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 14 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 14 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Jun 14 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.
Jun 14 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jun 14 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jun 14 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 14 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Jun 17 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 17 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 18 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 18 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 19 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Wonderful Wetlands

Sea Center Texas
Learn all about the wonderful wetlands from food chains to what makes a wetland so special. Muck around in the Sea Center wetlands and get up close and personal with the creatures that call it home.
Jun 19 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jun 19 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jun 19 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 19 End Date

Blanco State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area | (Open)

Blanco 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 19 End Date

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

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch 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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 20 End Date

Larry Criss Memorial Fishing Tournament

Copper Breaks State Park
Third annual fishing tournament.
Jun 20 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 20 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Jun 20 End Date

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Jun 20 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jun 20 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 20 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jun 20 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 20 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 20 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 20 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Jun 20 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jun 20 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jun 20 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Jun 20 End Date

Lost Pines Adventure Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a short hike to learn about our local flora and fauna.
Jun 20 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 20 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jun 20 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jun 20 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jun 20 End Date

Father's Day Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Come make a special gift for Father's Day!
Jun 20 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jun 20 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Paddling tour with sunset views.
Jun 21 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 21 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 21 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Jun 21 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.
Jun 21 End Date

Snake Talk & Feeding

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Watch our non-venomous corn snakes feed.
Jun 21 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jun 21 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 21 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!
Jun 24 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 24 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 25 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jun 25 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jun 26 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Aquariumania

Sea Center Texas
Take an in-depth look at what it takes to run the Sea Center aquariums. Go on an aquarium scavenger hunt, take a behind the scenes tour and dissect a squid!
Jun 26 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jun 26 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jun 26 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jun 27 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Jun 27 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 27 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jun 27 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 27 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jun 27 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jun 27 End Date

2HR Ranger Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure where? Join a Ranger for a fun paddling adventure.
Jun 27 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Jun 27 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with an interpretive ranger.
Jun 27 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jun 27 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jun 27 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 27 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jun 27 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jun 27 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jun 27 End Date

Homemade Sundial Activity

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Who needs a watch when you have a portable sundial?
Jun 27 End Date

Paddling Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Learn the basics of paddling and a short excursion on the water.
Jun 27 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jun 27 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
Jun 28 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Join us for the 6th Last Sunday Hike of the year!
Jun 28 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jun 28 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
Jun 28 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jun 28 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. No reservations are required. Just show up!
Jun 28 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.
Jun 28 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jun 28 End Date

Dirt, Dirt Everywhere and All for the Women to Clean

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At Barrington we do most of our spring cleaning in June. So come on out and lend a hand!
Jun 28 End Date

Snake Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy for arts & crafts!

July 2015

Jul 1 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 1 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 2 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jul 2 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 3 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 3 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 3 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 4 End Date

Fireworks on the Brazos!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Jul 4 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 4 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jul 4 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 4 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jul 4 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 4 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jul 4 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jul 4 End Date

July 4th at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate the 4th of July the old fashioned way at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.
Jul 4 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 4 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jul 4 End Date

Turtle Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Story time with the Ranger.
Jul 4 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jul 4 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jul 4 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jul 4 End Date

Cowboy Songs and Native American Tales

Copper Breaks State Park
Singer and horse whisperer Larry Hannon will join park ranger David Turner to sing traditional cowboy songs and tell traditional Native American stories.
Jul 4 End Date

Fireworks at the Fishery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
One of the biggest fireworks display in East Texas will light up the skies over TFFC and adjacent Lake Athens. Free fishing until 8:30pm.
Jul 5 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 5 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.
Jul 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jul 8 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 8 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 9 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jul 9 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 10 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Water World

Sea Center Texas
Water, H2O, or agua, no matter how you say it, nothing is more important than water. Absorb yourself in the water cycle, make a cloud in a jar and create a mini rainwater harvest system.
Jul 10 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 10 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 10 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 11 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 11 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jul 11 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 11 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jul 11 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Bastrop State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 11 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jul 11 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jul 11 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jul 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Jul 11 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jul 11 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jul 11 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick Ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
Jul 11 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
Jul 12 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 12 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 12 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.
Jul 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jul 15 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 15 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 16 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jul 16 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 17 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Wonderful Wetlands

Sea Center Texas
Learn all about the wonderful wetlands from food chains to what makes a wetland so special. Muck around in the Sea Center wetlands and get up close and personal with the creatures that call it home.
Jul 17 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 17 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 17 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 18 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out and join in on one of our monthly birding hikes! The hikes go out every third Saturday of the month, weather allowing, at 8:30 AM.
Jul 18 End Date

Four-hour Guided Kayak Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to explore our sloughs on kayak but not alone?
Jul 18 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jul 18 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 18 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jul 18 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 18 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Buescher State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 18 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jul 18 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.
Jul 18 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jul 18 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jul 18 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jul 18 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jul 18 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Paddling tour with sunset views.
Jul 18 End Date

StarWalk

Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park
Jul 19 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 19 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 19 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.
Jul 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jul 22 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 22 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 23 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jul 23 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 24 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 24 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 24 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 25 End Date

Ranger Run/Jog

Galveston Island State Park
Jog the trails with Ranger Lisa, early Saturday mornings.
Jul 25 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 25 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Jul 25 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 25 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Jul 25 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 25 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Jul 25 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Jul 25 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Jul 25 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Jul 25 End Date

Turtle Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Story time with the Ranger.
Jul 25 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Jul 25 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jul 25 End Date

Paddling Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Learn the basics of paddling and a short excursion on the water.
Jul 25 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Jul 25 End Date

Cowboy Songs

Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer and whisperer Larry Hannon will sing traditional and original cowboy songs.
Jul 25 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
Jul 26 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 26 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
Jul 26 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Jul 26 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.
Jul 26 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Jul 29 End Date

Bird Walk

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!
Jul 29 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Jul 30 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Jul 30 End Date

Archery Clinic

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Every Thursday Night June 4th, 2015-July 30th, 2015. Free Basic Archery Clinic.
Jul 31 End Date

Growing Up WILD

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jul 31 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Aquariumania

Sea Center Texas
Take an in-depth look at what it takes to run the Sea Center aquariums. Go on an aquarium scavenger hunt, take a behind the scenes tour and dissect a squid!
Jul 31 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Jul 31 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Jul 31 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.

August 2015

Aug 1 End Date

Bird Walk

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 1 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 1 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Aug 1 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 1 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 1 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 1 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Aug 1 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 1 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 1 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Aug 2 End Date

Bird Walk

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 2 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 2 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 2 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Aug 2 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 5 End Date

Bird Walk

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 5 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabelas
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 6 End Date

Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Combo Workshop

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 6 End Date

Nature Walk in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Meet at the Interpretive Center at 11am where we will start a nature walk through part of the campground where we will discover useful plants, homes for wildlife, and tons of great information on the park and the entire fascinating Big Bend region.
Aug 7 End Date

Sea Center Mini Camp - Water World

Sea Center Texas
Water, H2O, or agua, no matter how you say it, nothing is more important than water. Absorb yourself in the water cycle, make a cloud in a jar and create a mini rainwater harvest system.
Aug 7 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. Suitable for all ages.
Aug 7 End Date

Highlights of the Park and the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Please come to the Interpretive Center for a program on the attractions of the Big Bend area, including our plants, animals, rocks, and the history of the park, and Fort Davis.
Aug 7 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 8 End Date

Bird Walk

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 8 End Date

Honey Creek Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Tour Honey Creek State Natural Area.
Aug 8 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 8 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Primitive Area

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds along a short trail to a seep area. 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. WEATHER DEPENDENT.
Aug 8 End Date

Fly Tying Demonstration

Cabela's
Learn to tie a fly!
Aug 8 End Date

Guided Nature Programs and Tours

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Experience a nature program at Goliad State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Beach Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
Aug 8 End Date

Education Weekends

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Hike in the Campground

Davis Mountains State Park
Take a wildlife and plant walk through the campground with a ranger! There is always something incredible to learn in the Davis Mountains State Park! Meet at the showers closest to the full hookup campground.
Aug 8 End Date

Kickapoo Cavern Tour - 1:00 PM

Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Come out to see the largest formations in Texas. Guides will explain the cave life, formations, and history of Kickapoo Cavern.
Aug 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
Workshop for nature's high-tech treasure hunt.
Aug 8 End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Aug 8 End Date

Educational Program

Meridian State Park
Come see what the park has to offer!
Aug 8 End Date

Fish Prints

Galveston Island State Park
Easy, quick Ranger program on fish biology and crafts.
Aug 8 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Night hike and storytelling with Ranger Lisa
Aug 9 End Date

Bird Walk

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 9 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger at McKinney Falls State Park?
Aug 9 End Date