Calendar of Events

All Events

October 2022

Oct 4
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 4
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 4
12:00p
End Date

Texas A&M Corpus Christi STEM Career Fair

Corpus Christi, TX - TAMUCC University Center, Anchor Ballroom
TPWD HR Recruitment team will be on hand to talk with TAMU CC students about careers, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
Oct 4
2:00p
End Date

Bison Grocery Store

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the bison who once roamed Palo Duro Canyon and their many uses to the Comanche People.
Oct 4
6:00p
End Date

Fly Tying * Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Join the Red River Fly Fishers to learn how to tie your own flies!
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 5
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Oct 5
9:30a
End Date

Guided Hike with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Start your morning off right...
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 5
6:30p
End Date

Know Before You Go: Hiking 101

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us with park volunteers, Whitney and Erik, as we hike the 3-mile DORBA trail and explore how to be prepared before our next outdoor adventure!
Oct 6
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 6
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Oct 6
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 6
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

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

West Texas A&M Fall Career & Internship Fair

Canyon, TX - West Texas A&M University - First United Bank Center
TPWD HR Recruitment team will be on hand to talk with TAMU Commerce students about careers, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
Oct 6
10:00a
End Date

Scat Attack!

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about animal scat.
Oct 6
1:00p
End Date

Texas A&M Kingsville Fall 2022 Javelina Career Expo

Kingsville, TX - Texas A&M University Kingsville - 2nd Floor Ballroom, Career Engagement Center
TPWD HR Recruitment team will be on hand to talk with TAMU Kingsville students about careers, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
Oct 6
1:00p
End Date

Angelo State University All Majors Career Fair

San Angelo, TX - Angelo State University
TPWD HR Recruitment team will be on hand to talk with Angelo State students about careers, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
Oct 6
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 6
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about who’s who in Palo Duro and how carnivores hunt their prey.
Oct 7
7:00a
End Date

BioBlitz at the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Calling all Naturalists!!
Oct 7
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Oct 7
8:00a
End Date

Fort Griffin Living History Days

Albany, TX - Fort Griffin State Historic Site
Lt. Dolifka is on the move and headed to Fort Griffin to meet with the other Troopers around Texas. Join us for the THC annual Fort Griffin Living History Days!
Oct 7
8:00a
End Date

BioBlitz at Guadalupe River State Park

Guadalupe River State Park
Calling all Naturalists!
Oct 7
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Host on a birding adventure!
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Spooky Story Walk - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Read a spooky tale as you walk the 0.5 mile Scenic Trail. Great for all ages! (Not TOO spooky). Approximately 30-45min.
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Paddling for Beginners

Village Creek State Park
Have you always wanted to kayak but never knew how or didn't have access? Join Ranger Alex for a guided paddling trip for beginners! We will launch at the park, learn some paddling basics and explore some of the wonders of Village Creek.
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tram Tour

Goose Island State Park
Birding with ease, hop on our silent tram!
Oct 7
10:00a
End Date

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley @ Edinburg Career & Internship Fair

Edinburg, TX - UT RGV @ Edinburg Campus - University Rec
TPWD HR Recruitment team will be on hand to talk with TAMU Commerce students about careers, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
Oct 7
10:00a
End Date

UT El Paso Virtual Career Fair

UT El Paso Virtual Fair
TPWD HR Recruitment team will be on hand to talk with TAMU Commerce students about careers, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
Oct 7
10:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Have you ever wanted to learn how to fish but don't know how to get started?
Oct 7
10:30a
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 7
12:00p
End Date

ONLINE PROGRAM | Fun Facts: Raccoons

Facebook/WylerAerialTramwayStatePark
Did you know that raccoons have very good night vision? Do you think that black mask across their face has anything to do with it?
Oct 7
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Join a ranger every Friday in October at the picnic/canoe launch area for a chat to answer you questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation started, each week we will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring you most pressing questions.
Oct 7
3:00p
End Date

Bayside Bird Tour

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile walk
Oct 7
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Oct 7
4:00p
End Date

Nature Lotería

Galveston Island State Park
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by playing a game of Nature Loteria at the park!
Oct 7
4:00p
End Date

Evening Kayak Float

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
An evening paddle around the cove!
Oct 7
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Talk: Astounding Amphibians of Texas

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us as we dive into the wonderful world of amphibians and explore the many ways that these creatures benefit the aquatic ecosystems they inhabit.
Oct 7
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire and learn about the Park and the weekend's activities!
Oct 7
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Blanco State Park
Join us for a short hike under the evening sky and learn about the many nocturnal animals that call Blanco State Park home.
Oct 8 End Date

Monarch Migration Game

Village Creek State Park
Did you know that Monarch butterflies can migrate up to 3,000 miles to their wintering grounds in Mexico? The monarch population across the Eastern United States, Canada, and Mexico has declined by 97% over the past 20 years. Find out what hazards monarchs face during their annual migration by guiding your symbolic monarch butterflies through the maze.
Oct 8
8:00a
End Date

Bird Outing

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists: Rolling Plains chapter to look for birds!
Oct 8
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 8
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 8
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a Ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Interested in learning to cook in a Dutch Oven over a campfire? Daingerfield State Park is the place to be!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

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

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2-mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Ever wanted to learn how to shoot? Here's your chance! For ages 10+ (adults that includes you too)!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Sit Down (Online)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Facebook Page
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Corpus Christi State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Check-In (Online)

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Casa Blanca State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

What is the CCC?

Palmetto State Park
Enjoy this blast from the past event to learn about how Palmetto State Park came to be.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration

Port Arthur, TX - Pleasure Island Commission
Join Sea Rim State Park, the Port Arthur Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and the Pleasure Island Commission in celebrating our feathered friends this World Migratory Bird Day!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Predator or Prey?

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
To eat or be eaten, the reality of life in the wild!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Del Rio, TX - Whitehead Museum
CANCELED - Professional development for anyone who works with children
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Recreating in Remote Places - Guided Bike Ride

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Explore the Llano loop on two wheels!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Pumpkin Hunt

Village Creek State Park
Join us for some Fall fun! Five Festive pumpkins will be hidden around the park. These sneaky squashes might be anywhere, so you will have to look high and low along the trails to find them. If you find one, bring it to the park headquarters and pick up a small prize as an award for your pumpkin pursuing skills.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

If You Give a Bear a Cookie

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you gave a bear a cookie? Join us at Closed Canyon Trailhead to find out more!
Oct 8
9:30a
End Date

Hispanic Heritage - Cornbread over a Campfire!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join rangers to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy some campfire cornbread!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

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

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

Track Talk

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

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Cordage - The Leaves that Bind

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Discover how Native Americans made rope from yucca leaves, then try it yourself!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Learn how to Cast

Colorado Bend State Park
Backyard Bass, Learn how to cast
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

🦖 50th Anniversary Celebration 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
It's a celebration and they've called in the Cav. 1st. Sgt. Padilla hits the trail for Dinosaur Valley State Parks 50th Anniversary.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for story time and a take-home craft!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Predators of the Pines - Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Lost Pines Master Naturalist to discover what creatures are roaming through the Lost Pines!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Campfire Building

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Jae as he teaches the basics of how to make a successful campfire.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee and Dutch Oven Cooking

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how homesteaders and cowboys would brew coffee and make breakfast while out on the range and get to taste the results!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

🦖 50th Anniversary Celebration 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for our 50th Anniversary Celebration - a party 113-million years in the making!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Moon Prequel

South Llano River State Park
Come explore the moon and listen to a marvelous book to get ready for the full moon!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

🦖 50th Anniversary Celebration Opening Ceremony 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us as we kickoff the day for our 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

🦖 Laurie Jasinski Book Signing 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
The book, "A Dinosaur Highway" is about us! Come meet the author!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Healthy, Happy, Hiking!

Cleburne State Park
White-tail Hollow, a moderate trail for hikers of all fitness levels.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Seeds and Their Secrets Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of our native seeds in this fun walk!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Story Time and Craft

Fort Boggy State Park
Ranger Heather will be reading My, Oh My - A Butterfly
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for all ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing) and fish in the Blanco River--fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Free fishing clinic held at the North Fishing Pier.
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

Mission Tejas State Park
Nature can provide, if you know what to look for!
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

🦖 Leave No Trace Nature Hike 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn all about Leave No Trace and how to better protect your park!
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

Discovery Table: Animals of the Park

Palmetto State Park
Curious to find out what animals call this park home? Stop by this come and go event to make some amazing discoveries!
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Oct 8
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Tarantulas!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about tarantulas and create your own eight-legged friend to take home!
Oct 8
11:00a
End Date

🦖 A Trip Down Memory Lane 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us to learn about the history of Dinosaur Valley from previous park staff and volunteers!
Oct 8
11:00a
End Date

Pollinator BioBlitz: Walk and Talk

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join a ranger to learn about our precious pollinators and take part in the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz!
Oct 8
11:30a
End Date

Big Thicket Day

Beaumont, TX - Collier's Ferry Park
Save the Date! Join us for this annual event celebrating the establishment of the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Oct 8
12:00p
End Date

🦖 Snake Safety Hike 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a quick hike to talk about snake species and safety!
Oct 8
12:00p
End Date

🦖 Horse Carriage Rides by Eagle Eye Ranch🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wanted to ride in a horse-drawn carriage Texas style? Now is your chance!
Oct 8
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Oct 8
1:00p
End Date

Predator or Prey?

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
To eat or be eaten, that is the reality of life in the wild.
Oct 8
1:00p
End Date

Park Reading Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come listen to Ranger Jamie a different story every month and then participate in a fun crafts activity!
Oct 8
1:00p
End Date

🦖 Live Musical Performance - The Dinosaur Waltz 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join Author Laurie Jasinski to sing and dance along to her song - The Dinosaur Waltz!
Oct 8
1:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Dutch Oven Demo at Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demo presented by Uncle Mikes Outdoor Kitchen. Get familiar with basic equipment and techniques. Learn simple recipes. Live Q&A and cooking demonstration. Free Samples! Yum!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls!

South Llano River State Park
Check out animal skins and furs found in the Hill Country.
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Wildlife Discovery

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn from a ranger about the different wild animals at the park and how to be safe around them!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Reading with a Ranger - Senorita Mariposa

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a Ranger to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month in the form of a Reading with a Ranger Program.
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Walk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Start your journey to becoming a Junior Ranger today!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinator BioBlitz 2022
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park: Papel Picado

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and make your very own papel picado!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

🦖 Heat Hacks Hike 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn how to beat the heat with these outdoor heat hacks and tips!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Oh, Deer!

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Come learn about our park's most popular resident - the white-tailed deer.
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

¡Lotería!

Palmetto State Park
¡Buenas con el sol! Come and try your luck at this traditional Mexican game.
Oct 8
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 8
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 8
3:30p
End Date

Roping with a Ranger

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn to rope a steer at Copper Breaks State Park!
Oct 8
6:45p
End Date

Hunter’s Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Experience the rising of October’s Hunter’s Moon in this full moon hike.
Oct 8
7:00p
End Date

Star Gazing and don't forget the Moon

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

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Oct 8
7:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike: Park After Dark

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a full moon hike under the October Hunter's Moon!
Oct 8
7:30p
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
Oct 8
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Experience the park after dark on this night hike!
Oct 8
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Paddle

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Join Ranger Shannon to paddle around Martin Creek Lake.
Oct 8
8:30p
End Date

Marvelous Moon !

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and explore the Marvelous Moon!
Oct 8
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike! - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us on Saturday Night on October 8th & 15th as we search with a Blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders! Blacklights are provided but feel free to bring your own as they are in limited supply. Closed-toed shoes are a MUST!
Oct 9 End Date

BIG SIT!

Estero Llano Grande State Park
It's like a Tailgate Party for Birders! How many bird species can we see from a 17-foot circle?!
Oct 9
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 9
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 9
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a Ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Oct 9
8:30a
End Date

Women's Hike - Upper Sunset

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert with other women, led by a female ranger or volunteer. Learn about best hiking practices and the unique desert ecosystems. This hike is open to women of all experience levels who are excited to spend more quality time outdoors.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

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

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

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

Abuzz About Bees

Village Creek State Park
Learn about the fascinating life of bees. Did you know that not all of them have stingers? Have you ever wondered how they gather pollen or find nectar? Come find out more about these wonderful pollinators with some fun hands-on activities.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling: Taking Time to Notice

Blanco State Park
Join Ranger Rena for a guided nature journaling experience. This is not about how well you can write or sketch. It is about giving yourself the luxury of sitting, noticing, and taking time to journal that unique-to-you experience.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Oct 9
9:30a
End Date

Bug a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Take a peek into the lives of insects and the ranger that bugs them.
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Plants of the Mission

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore how Native Americans utilized the plants in the area for food, clothing, tools, and more!
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Take a moment to collect your thoughts.
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Coffee with a Ranger

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Come and join us for a hot cup of coffee and conversation!
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Printing

Goose Island State Park
Join us to learn about this Japanese art form and create your own fish print! All supplies will be provided.
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Reptile Talk

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn about the different types of reptiles you can find at the park and what makes them so great!
Oct 9
11:00a
End Date

Denio Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come hike to one of our least-visited track sites!
Oct 9
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Pollinator Walk

Hill Country State Natural Area
Search for butterflies, bees, and more with a ranger on this 1.2-mile guided walk.
Oct 9
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Oct 9
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 9
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Oct. 9-14

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Oct. 9-14 for a public hunt.
Oct 9
8:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Grab your flashlight and join a ranger for a guided night hike.
Oct 10
8:00a
End Date

Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop - Burnet or Virtual

Burnet, TX - AgriLife Extension
Biologists will provide an overview of the wildlife tax valuation, developing a wildlife management plan, and management practices. Attendees have the option of attending in-person or online.
Oct 10
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 10
9:00a
End Date

Indigenous Peoples Day

Huntsville State Park
Learn the history of the Indigenous People that called the land the park is on home through demonstrations and hands on activities.
Oct 10
9:30a
End Date

Guided Summit Hike

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

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Oct 10
2:30p
End Date

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
It's the annual Texas Pollinator BioBlitz and we're on the search for things that crawl, creep or fly!
Oct 11
8:00a
End Date

Fall Migration Bird Walk

Cedar Hill State Park
There is a nip in the air as fall begins to arrive in Texas which can only mean one thing: fall bird migration!
Oct 11
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 11
9:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Brownwood, TX - 4-H Conference Center
Become a Certified Angler Education Instructor
Oct 11
7:00p
End Date

Carp Fishing in Texas

Online - Zoom
Learn more about fishing for this world class sport fish in Texas
Oct 12
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 12
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Join us to learn the basics of prehistoric hunting with an atlatl!
Oct 12
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Talk: Camping 101

Cedar Hill State Park
Want to start your next camping adventure but don’t know where to begin? Look no further!
Oct 13
8:30a
End Date

Wild Wellness

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Connect with nature through exercise and meditation.
Oct 13
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 13
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Oct 13
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 13
10:00a
End Date

Texas State Technical College @ Waco Job Fair

Waco, TX - TSTC Waco Campus
TPWD HR Recruitment team will be on hand to talk with TAMU Commerce students about careers, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
Oct 13
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Oct 13
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 13
6:30p
End Date

Fly Fishing for Sheepshead

Online
Learn more about how to catch Sheepshead on the fly during this online Zoom presentation.
Oct 14
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Oct 14
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 14
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Oct 14
10:00a
End Date

Goose Island Tram Tour

Goose Island State Park
Join a ranger on a ride through the park to learn about the history and ecology that makes Goose Island special.
Oct 14
10:30a
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 14
11:00a
End Date

Nature's Memories

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Make memories and keep them alive and shareable.
Oct 14
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Join a ranger every Friday in October at the picnic/canoe launch area for a chat to answer you questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation started, each week we will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring you most pressing questions.
Oct 14
2:30p
End Date

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
It's the annual Texas Pollinator BioBlitz and we're on the search for things that crawl, creep or fly!
Oct 14
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Oct 14
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire and learn about the Park and the weekend's activities!
Oct 14
6:00p
End Date

Herpetology Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us on our 2.5-mile Talala Trail as we learn about what our Texas herp species can tell us about our environment and the changes taking place around us!
Oct 14
6:30p
End Date

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

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 14
7:00p
End Date

Wonders of the Night

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Ever wonder what critters explore the park after dark?
Oct 14
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Blanco State Park
Join us for a short hike under the evening sky and learn about the many nocturnal animals that call Blanco State Park home.
Oct 14
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger as we learn about the importance of dark skies while learning to navigate the stars above.
Oct 14
8:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell? Are they different from one continent to the next?
Oct 15
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Limited to 15 participants and online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn of the modern-day history of the park. Click on the title for more information and to reserve your spot. NO PETS
Oct 15
8:00a
End Date

Harvest Heritage Festival

Cedar Hill State Park
Come join us for our annual Harvest Heritage Festival here at Cedar Hill State Park!
Oct 15
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 15
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 15
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a Ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

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

Basic Fishing Clinic - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Come out and bring the whole family for a day of fishing fun!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Ever wanted to learn how to shoot? Here's your chance! For ages 10+ (adults that includes you too)!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Shoreline Kayaking * Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Experience our park from a different angle, down on the water!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Sit Down (Online)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Facebook Page
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Corpus Christi State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Check-In (Online)

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Casa Blanca State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
The Gulf of Mexico is our destination. What exciting things will we see along the way?
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Pumpkin Hunt

Village Creek State Park
Join us for some Fall fun! Five Festive pumpkins will be hidden around the park. These sneaky squashes might be anywhere, so you will have to look high and low along the trails to find them. If you find one, bring it to the park headquarters and pick up a small prize as an award for your pumpkin pursuing skills.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Kid's Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Pollinator BioBlitz

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Help us find butterflies and flowers in the park!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Fall migrants and winter resident birds arriving!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Wellness Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Enjoy a 3-mile workout walk with a ranger!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Coffee With a Ranger

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Grab your favorite mug and join us - your questions may be burning, but the coffee won't!
Oct 15
9:30a
End Date

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

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 15
9:30a
End Date

Roundabout Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Discover another side to Enchanted Rock with this hike around the dome!
Oct 15
9:30a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join Ranger Cathy and learn how to identify freshwater fish and tie two basic fishing knots. We'll practice casting with a game of Backyard Bass.
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Introduction to Dutch Oven

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

Track Talk

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

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for all ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing) and fish in the Blanco River--fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Inks Lake SP Pollinator Appreciation Day

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun morning to learn about pollinators at the Park.
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Marching Through Time

Government Canyon State Natural Area
The Military once traveled through this area. Now join Lt. Dolifka as he represents the Buffalo Soldiers and lead several guided history walks down the trails.
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Life in the Desert Nature Walk

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

Howl-o-ween in the Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Bring your furry friend to celebrate Halloween with costume contest and more with our first Howl-O-Ween in the Park!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

BARK Ranger Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Enjoy the trail with your furry companion and learn about the B.A.R.K. Ranger principles that keep your furry friend safe while having fun in the park!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Hard Labor Hike

Lockhart State Park
Hear the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps and discover their legacy in this engaging hike!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Mighty Monarch

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Tara to learn about our monarch butterflies that migrate through the area.
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Hueco Tanks 28th Annual Community Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
It's time for our Annual Community Fair! Come on out for a fun weekend full of tours, presentations, demonstrations, rock climbing and much more!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Navigation by Nature

Mission Tejas State Park
No map? No compass? No problem!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Intro to Hiking: For Women Only

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Archaeologist for a Day

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get hands-on with the past while you learn how archaeologists read clues uncovered from the ground!
Oct 15
10:30a
End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the marsh and bay ecosystems, on land and below the surface.
Oct 15
11:00a
End Date

🦋 Monarch Migration Activity

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Become a Monarch Butterfly and make decisions during your migration!
Oct 15
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Oct 15
11:30a
End Date

The Model A's are Coming!

Ah-ooo-gah! The Model A's are coming! Ah-ooo-gah! Come by and see the vintage (1927 - 1932) Model A Ford vehicles and help us welcome them to East Texas. These beautiful Ford Model A coupes, roadsters, sedans, trucks, and others will be stopping by the park for lunch during their Gulf Coast Tour of the area.
Oct 15
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Oct 15
1:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Oct 15
1:30p
End Date

Kid Fish

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your kids out to fish with a ranger.
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Nature Lotería

Galveston Island State Park
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by playing a game of Nature Loteria at the park!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Wildlife Discovery

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn from a ranger about the different wild animals at the park and how to be safe around them!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

River Critters

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

¡Lotería!

Palmetto State Park
¡Buenas con el sol! Come and try your luck at this traditional Mexican game.
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Papel Picado

Lockhart State Park
Create your own dazzling papel picado as you learn the history of this traditional decoration!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Howl-o-ween BARK Ranger Costume Contest

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Looking for fun with your four legged friend? Join in on our BARK Ranger costume contest for some great prizes!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Friends of Lake Brownwood SP Membership Meeting

Lake Brownwood State Park
Our Friends Group is looking for new members!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor Wonders

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the outdoors by painting it!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Falls and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
Discover the secrets behind the wondrous Pedernales Falls!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Life and death on a flower!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Kid's Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing.
Oct 15
2:30p
End Date

Nocturnal Natives

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger to find out more about the animals that call the Hill Country home!
Oct 15
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 15
3:00p
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Oct 15
3:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Days

Eisenhower State Park
Learn all about what it takes to be a Junior Ranger and start your journey on becoming one!
Oct 15
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 15
3:30p
End Date

Knot your Job

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn some useful knots to improve your outdoor skills.
Oct 15
3:30p
End Date

Prehistoric Projectiles ― Atlatl Show and Throw

Mission Tejas State Park
Heaps of history, poking holes in targets… what’s not to love?
Oct 15
5:30p
End Date

Vultures

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Carrion the Clean-up Duties
Oct 15
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike Safety Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join our rangers for a quick stroll to discuss hiking at night and being safe while hiking after dark.
Oct 15
7:00p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Oct 15
7:00p
End Date

Moth Night

Mother Neff State Park
Mother Neff State Park is hosting our annual Moth Night! Come discover the night life from critters to the night sky! You will learn what critters go bump in the night and learn why they are important. If you are feeling adventurous, you might even go on a guided night hike with a backlight to see the amazing critters that call the park their home.
Oct 15
7:00p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society in stargazing and astronomy!
Oct 15
7:00p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us & the San Antonio Astronomical Association for a night of celestial wonder!
Oct 15
7:30p
End Date

Star Party with the Hill Country Astronomers

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us as we celebrate the dark skies over Enchanted Rock!
Oct 15
7:30p
End Date

Creatures of the Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a night hike to discover the critters that come out when the sun goes down!
Oct 15
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Oct 15
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Oct 15
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike! - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us on Saturday Night on October 8th & 15th as we search with a Blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders! Blacklights are provided but feel free to bring your own as they are in limited supply. Closed-toed shoes are a MUST!
Oct 15
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Oct 16
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 16
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 16
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a Ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Prairie Adventure Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Join a ranger for an adventure through the remaining 1% of coastal prairie habitat.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join a park ranger for an introduction to birdwatching!
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Host for an introduction to observing the birds around us!
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling: Taking Time to Notice

Blanco State Park
Join Ranger Rena for a guided nature journaling experience. This is not about how well you can write or sketch. It is about giving yourself the luxury of sitting, noticing, and taking time to journal that unique-to-you experience.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Coffee with a Ranger

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a cup of complimentary coffee and have your questions answered!
Oct 16
9:30a
End Date

Painting for Beginners

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Paint "happy little accidents" with a ranger and take home your own piece of nature!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk along the Fort Leaton Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Reptile Talk

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn about the different types of reptiles you can find at the park and what makes them so great!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Archaeologist for a Day

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get hands-on with the past while you learn how archaeologists read clues uncovered from the ground!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Mindfulness Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Enjoy a self-guided refreshing, recharge in nature.
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop, with optional Fly Fishing Certification

Pearland, TX - Bass Pro Shops
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Hiking Through History

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us on a hike through time, starting in modern history and hiking down to 300-million-year old fossils!
Oct 16
11:00a
End Date

Plant Passports

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Want to learn how to use iNaturalist? Join us to learn and participate in a BioBlitz!
Oct 16
11:00a
End Date

Frog Pond Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join Ranger Jessica on a short exploration of the trails to and around Frog Pond.
Oct 16
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Have questions about the park? Join us to get those answers!
Oct 16
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Oct 16
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 16
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 17
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 18
7:30a
End Date

Sunrise Hike with a Ranger

Cedar Hill State Park
Calling all early bird hikers!
Oct 18
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 18
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Spiders

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Oct 19
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 19
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Goose Island Tram Tour

Goose Island State Park
Join a ranger on a ride through the park to learn about the history and ecology that makes Goose Island special.
Oct 19
6:00p
End Date

Sunset Watercolor

Galveston Island State Park
Unleash your creative side and enjoy the island's best sunsets.
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tram Tour

Goose Island State Park
Birding with ease, hop on our silent tram!
Oct 20
10:00a
End Date

Scat Attack!

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about animal scat.
Oct 20
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 20
7:30p
End Date

TRAIL OF TERROR

Lockhart State Park
Do you dare to be scared? Registration required.
Oct 21
8:00a
End Date
Oct 21
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Oct 21
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 21
9:00a
End Date

Paddling for Beginners

Village Creek State Park
Have you always wanted to kayak but never knew how or didn't have access? Join Ranger Alex for a guided paddling trip for beginners! We will launch at the park, learn some paddling basics and explore some of the wonders of Village Creek.
Oct 21
10:00a
End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
The Gulf of Mexico is our destination. What exciting things will we see along the way?
Oct 21
10:00a
End Date

Yoga and Poetry in the Park

Blanco State Park
E.D. Watson, an award-winning writer and certified yoga instructor will lead this workshop for beginners. This workshop will combine beginning-level yoga (i.e. gentle stretches) with beginning poetry writing. .
Oct 21
10:30a
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 21
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Navigation 101 - Fun with Maps

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Go beyond the GPS and discover the diverse world of maps with topics that cover road maps, trail maps, topographic maps and more!
Oct 21
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Join a ranger every Friday in October at the picnic/canoe launch area for a chat to answer you questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation started, each week we will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring you most pressing questions.
Oct 21
2:00p
End Date

ONLINE PROGRAM | Ask-the-Expert: Franklin Mountains State Park

FB/WylerAerialTramwayStatePark
Did you know there are over 100 miles of hiking and biking trails in Franklin Mountains State Park?! How many have you done?
Oct 21
2:30p
End Date

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
It's the annual Texas Pollinator BioBlitz and we're on the search for things that crawl, creep or fly!
Oct 21
3:00p
End Date

Salty Safari

Mustang Island State Park
See some fish, grab a crab, explore the shore
Oct 21
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Oct 21
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire and learn about the Park and the weekend's activities!
Oct 21
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Talk: Nature is Metal!

Cedar Hill State Park
Come explore the metal side of nature during a special spooky season campfire talk!
Oct 21
7:00p
End Date

Spiders of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Friend or foe? Uncover the secrets of spiders and learn how to sniff them out.
Oct 21
7:30p
End Date

TRAIL OF TERROR

Lockhart State Park
Do you dare to be scared? Registration required.
Oct 21
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Gaze at the stars and hunt for scorpions on a Copper Breaks night hike!
Oct 21
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
I wish I may, I wish I might, wish upon a star tonight!
Oct 21
8:00p
End Date

Creepy Creatures of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park as the sun goes down to see what lurks around the next turn.
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Morning Bird Tour

Eisenhower State Park
Rise and shine with Ranger Lindsay on an easy walk to learn about the birds of Eisenhower!
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Pups in the Park

Galveston Island State Park
A pawsome time for the ultimutt dog lovers
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 15 participants. This guided hike takes participants into remote areas of the Seminole and Presa Canyons. Please click on blue title for full tour description. NO PETS
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Old Tin Mine Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join a Park Ranger or volunteer guides for a hike out to the El Paso Tin Mines, the remains of a mining operation from the early 1900s.
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Birding Outing

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us as we celebrate our avian friends!
Oct 22
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 22
8:30a
End Date

Golf for Beginners 1

Lockhart State Park
Take a swing at golf! Learn the basics of the sport in this fun class. Registration required.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2-mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Ever wanted to learn how to shoot? Here's your chance! For ages 10+ (adults that includes you too)!
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Beginning Fly Fishing Workshop

Lewisville, TX, TX - Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Learn basic fly fishing skills in a fun, free, hands-on workshop!
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Sit Down (Online)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Facebook Page
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Corpus Christi State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Pumpkin Hunt

Village Creek State Park
Join us for some Fall fun! Five Festive pumpkins will be hidden around the park. These sneaky squashes might be anywhere, so you will have to look high and low along the trails to find them. If you find one, bring it to the park headquarters and pick up a small prize as an award for your pumpkin pursuing skills.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

If You Give a Bear a Cookie

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you gave a bear a cookie? Join us at Closed Canyon Trailhead to find out more!
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Try archery and learn a lifetime sport. **Registration is required, program limited to 15 participants. More information given after registration.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Angler Education Fly Fishing Instructor Training Workshop

Lewisville, TX - Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Center
Become a Certified Angler Education Fly Fishing Instructor
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Guided Hike - Blooms, Bugs, and Pollinators

Village Creek State Park
It's the last weekend of the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz. Join a Ranger on a leisurely guided hike to observe pollinators at work. Bees are buzzing, birds are twittering, and plants are luring pollinators to do their bidding. Find out about pollinators and host plants on this short 1-mile hike.
Oct 22
9:30a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join Ranger Cathy and learn how to identify freshwater fish and tie two basic fishing knots. We'll practice casting with a game of Backyard Bass.
Oct 22
9:30a
End Date

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

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 22
9:30a
End Date

Little Rock Wander

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join Master Naturalist Lorri on an off-trail hiking adventure to the top of Little Rock Dome!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Trivia Game: Rock, Fossil, or Artifact

Bonham State Park
Can you tell the difference between a rock, fossil, and an artifact?
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Virtual Visit to Mustang Island State Park

Fall season is here! How does wildlife react to an empty beach?
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for all ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing) and fish in the Blanco River--fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Bug-Eat-Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the world of tiny predators and tiny prey; how they see and how they slay.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Cedar Hill State Park
Come out and learn the fundamentals of archery at Cedar Hill State Park!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Snake Senses

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Mindy to learn all about Snakes!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Discovery Table - Monarchs

Hill Country State Natural Area
Stop by this pollinator-themed discovery table to visit with a ranger and learn all about monarch butterflies.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Discovery Walk: Oak Flats Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Silky, Stealthy Spiders

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Ever wondered how a spider makes its web, or why they don't get stuck in their own webs? Learn these answers and so much more about the wonderful world of spiders!
Oct 22
10:30a
End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the marsh and bay ecosystems, on land and below the surface.
Oct 22
10:30a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Free fishing clinic held at the North Fishing Pier.
Oct 22
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats!

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

Backpacking 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a park ranger to learn about backpacking tips, tricks, and routes for all experience levels.
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Pedernales Falls State Park
Earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Oct 22
1:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger & Craft

Village Creek State Park
Introduce your child to the world of books while enjoying the wonders of nature. Come pull up a chair and listen to a children's story inspired by nature, then let their creativity flow while they make a related craft to take home.
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Dino Detectives

Dinosaur Valley State Park
We've set up a fake campsite. Come investigate all the issues!
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn the ways of the park and how to be a Junior Ranger!
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Geocaching 101

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Become a modern-day treasure hunter!
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Butterfly Garden

Fort Boggy State Park
Create a mini garden to attract butterflies at home.
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Oct 22
2:30p
End Date

Nocturnal Natives

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger to find out more about the animals that call the Hill Country home!
Oct 22
3:00p
End Date

Bayside Bird Tour

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile walk
Oct 22
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Get in touch with nature and create something special!
Oct 22
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 22
3:30p
End Date

Discovery Table: Animals of the Park

Palmetto State Park
Curious to find out what animals call this park home? Stop by this come and go event to make some amazing discoveries!
Oct 22
5:00p
End Date

Boo in the Park 2022

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Welcome to our annual "Boo in the Park" celebration. Bring the family out for a campsite decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest, trick or treating, and spooky storytelling.
Oct 22
6:00p
End Date

Trick-or-Treat Night Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for our 1st Annual Trick-or-Treat Night Hike!
Oct 22
7:00p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Oct 22
7:00p
End Date

Haunted History Walk at Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Are the rumors of Penn Farm's haunted nature true? Come out to our haunted history walk to find out!
Oct 22
7:30p
End Date

TRAIL OF TERROR

Lockhart State Park
Do you dare to be scared? Registration required.
Oct 22
7:30p
End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Oct 22
7:30p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Oct 22
8:00p
End Date

Creepy Creatures of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park as the sun goes down to see what lurks around the next turn.
Oct 22
8:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Oct 22
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike on Island Trails

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come experience the park after dark with a guided hike!
Oct 23
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Host on a birding adventure!
Oct 23
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 23
8:30a
End Date

Intro to Birding

Sea Rim State Park
Become familiar with the basics of binoculars and learn to recognize a few of Sea Rim's more common birds!
Oct 23
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a Ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling: Taking Time to Notice

Blanco State Park
Join Ranger Rena for a guided nature journaling experience. This is not about how well you can write or sketch. It is about giving yourself the luxury of sitting, noticing, and taking time to journal that unique-to-you experience.
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Make a Butterfly

Village Creek State Park
It's hard to believe that yucky, squishy caterpillar becomes a beautiful butterfly or moth! Come make a model of your favorite butterfly or moth life cycle to take home and enjoy.
Oct 23
9:30a
End Date

Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Oct 23
9:30a
End Date

Fungi Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about fungi during a guided walk with a park ranger!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Archery in the Park

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Flint, Floods, and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
The geology of the falls gives us some great views! Come see the small details that make the view even more special!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Earn Your Junior Ranger Badge

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Take a walk with Ranger Regina and become an official Junior Ranger!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Batty for Bats

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get to know our aerial allies a little better and learn why they deserve our appreciation!
Oct 23
11:00a
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Oct 23
11:00a
End Date

Pollinator BioBlitz - Nature Walk

Franklin Mountains State Park
Get some last-minute pollinator identifications in before the Pollinator BioBlitz is over this year!
Oct 23
11:30a
End Date

Pollinator BioBlitz - Tom Mays Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
Get some last-minute pollinator identifications in before the Pollinator BioBlitz is over this year!
Oct 23
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Oct 23
1:00p
End Date

Sea Center Spooktacular

Sea Center Texas
Creep, crawl, and slither along Sea Center Texas' Wetland Boardwalk and experience a wild and educational Halloween. Live Animals, Trick-or-Treating, Games, and more!
Oct 23
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 23
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 23
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 23
2:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Let's get cooking!
Oct 23
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Oct 23
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 23
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 23
7:30p
End Date

TRAIL OF TERROR

Lockhart State Park
Do you dare to be scared? Registration required.
Oct 24
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 25
8:00a
End Date

Mindfulness Hike

Being mindful can be hard at times and nature is the perfect place to take that time to get away.
Oct 25
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 26
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Halloween Costume Crawl

Cedar Hill State Park
Halloween is almost upon us, and we want to see all of your glorious costumes!
Oct 27
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 27
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Oct 27
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Goose Island Tram Tour

Goose Island State Park
Join a ranger on a ride through the park to learn about the history and ecology that makes Goose Island special.
Oct 27
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 27
4:30p
End Date

Bat Walk

Franklin Mountains State Park
Curious about our friendly neighborhood sky monkeys? A little scared of the flying "vampires?" Can't wait to embrace the night life of a super hero? Wherever you stand when it comes to bats, join us to learn more about these often misunderstood critters and hopefully spot one as it embarks on its nightly dinner hunt.
Oct 27
6:00p
End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Grab your costumes and trick-or-treating bags! Our annual Halloween at the Hatchery event returns for an evening of family-friendly fun.
Oct 27
7:00p
End Date

Legends of Fort Leaton (By Reservation Only)

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
La Llorona, shots in the dark, colorful characters, and legends passed down through the oral traditions of the borderlands—all of these come to life through the stories and features of Fort Leaton.
Oct 27
8:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Take a little stroll and explore the wildlife in the park after dark. Space is limited!
Oct 28
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Oct 28
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 28
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Oct 28
10:30a
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 28
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Join a ranger every Friday in October at the picnic/canoe launch area for a chat to answer you questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation started, each week we will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring you most pressing questions.
Oct 28
2:00p
End Date

Spooky Skins and Skeletons

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about the park wildlife through this hands-on activity for all ages.
Oct 28
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Oct 28
3:00p
End Date

What's Washing In?

Mustang Island State Park
You never know what you might find!
Oct 28
5:00p
End Date

Evening Angling

Cedar Hill State Park
Come learn how to fish at Cedar Hill State Park!
Oct 28
5:30p
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats!

Goose Island State Park
Hear a story about bats and join us afterwards to make your own bat puppet!
Oct 28
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire and learn about the Park and the weekend's activities!
Oct 28
6:00p
End Date

Astronomy 101

Pedernales Falls State Park
Learn the basics of Stargazing with various types of equipment!
Oct 28
6:00p
End Date

Trunk or Treat!!

Bonham State Park
Bonham State Park's second annual Trunk or Treat event!
Oct 28
6:15p
End Date

Bat Talk & Walk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get batty with us!
Oct 28
6:15p
End Date

Bat Walk

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Walk with a ranger around Fort Leaton on the lookout for the bats who live there!
Oct 28
7:30p
End Date

Marvel at the Moon and Stars

Goose Island State Park
Let's look to the sky to marvel at the moon and see stories in the stars.
Oct 28
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a guided ranger hike to explore the park at night!
Oct 28
7:30p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell? Are they different from one continent to the next?
Oct 28
8:00p
End Date

Creepy Creatures of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park as the sun goes down to see what lurks around the next turn.
Oct 28
8:15p
End Date

*Halloween Special* Night Hike!

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
A guided nature hike on our trails - see what the park is like after dark!
Oct 29
8:00a
End Date

Peak Challenge Hike - North Franklin

Franklin Mountains State Park
Test yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains State Park.
Oct 29
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 29
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a Ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

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

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2-mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Sit Down (Online)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Facebook Page
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Corpus Christi State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Check-In (Online)

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Casa Blanca State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
The Gulf of Mexico is our destination. What exciting things will we see along the way?
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training - Sea Center Texas

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

Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Oct 29
9:30a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join Ranger Cathy and learn how to identify freshwater fish and tie two basic fishing knots. We'll practice casting with a game of Backyard Bass.
Oct 29
9:30a
End Date

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

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 29
9:30a
End Date

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

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

Track Talk

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

Fishing 101 for all ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing) and fish in the Blanco River--fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Batty for Bats

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get to know our aerial allies a little better and learn why they deserve our appreciation!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Edible Plants Walk

Lockhart State Park
Join us to explore the wild treats of the woods in this fun hike!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Plants of the Thornscrub

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Learn which flora call our thornscrub home!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Halloween Animal Mask

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Do you need a Halloween animal mask? Now is the time to make one!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Spooky Shoreline Scavenger Hunt

Mustang Island State Park
Ghost crabs, ghost shrimp, and pirate treasure? What's so spooky about that!?
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

What's in the box?

South Llano River State Park
Come explore using your sense of touch to guess what's in the box!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Spooky Nature Craft

Bonham State Park
Create your own spooky critter.
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Fort Boggy State Park
No local grocery store? The land provided many things for the settlers of Fort Boggy.
Oct 29
10:30a
End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the marsh and bay ecosystems, on land and below the surface.
Oct 29
10:30a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Free fishing clinic held at the North Fishing Pier.
Oct 29
10:30a
End Date

Struggling Towards Harmony, Guided Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Explore how forests fight to grow and regenerate over time.
Oct 29
11:00a
End Date

Archery

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Try your hand at the bow and arrow!
Oct 29
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Owls!

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

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Oct 29
1:00p
End Date

The Misunderstood Bat Ranger Talk

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
When it comes to bats, truth is stranger than fiction!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Junior Ranger Club

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Fun activities for our future Rangers!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Wildlife Discovery

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn from a ranger about the different wild animals at the park and how to be safe around them!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

River Critters

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger & Craft

Village Creek State Park
Introduce your child to the world of books while enjoying the wonders of nature. Come pull up a chair and listen to a children's story inspired by nature, then let their creativity flow while they make a related craft to take home.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Spooky Species

Pedernales Falls State Park
Make your own spooky mask for trick-or-treating!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Bark in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join a ranger with your pups for a wonder-filled afternoon walk in wildlife.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Atlatl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Little Rangers: Spider Web Wonders

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Come spin a web with us!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Huntsville State Park Fish-or-Treat

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

Nocturnal Natives

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger to find out more about the animals that call the Hill Country home!
Oct 29
2:30p
End Date

Plant Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find native plants in the park on a stroll through the garden.
Oct 29
3:00p
End Date

Bayside Bird Tour

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile walk
Oct 29
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 29
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Boo in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Have a blast Trick-or-Treating at our decorated campsites this Halloween!
Oct 29
5:00p
End Date

Trick-or-Treat In The Park!

Cleburne State Park
Come join us for Trick-or-Treat in the Park!
Oct 29
5:00p
End Date

Trunk or Treat

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for an evening of family-friendly trick-or-treating and fun!
Oct 29
5:00p
End Date

Candy and Cauldrons Trick-or-Treating

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come trick-or-treat with us in the shelters and broken bowl camping loops.
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

6th Annual Halloween Boo Camp

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a night of family fun this Halloween!
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

Trick or Tree-ting!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Trick or Treat in the campground!
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

Halloween Fest

McKinney Falls State Park
Educational Booths & Trunk-or-Treat
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

Ghost Stories at the Chimney

Bonham State Park
Hear local ghost stories collected by a storytelling bard.
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

Halloween in the Park

Abilene State Park
Safe trick-or-treating at the park!
Oct 29
6:30p
End Date

Storytelling Down In The Hollow

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Listen to stories, cowboy poetry and folklore in a beautiful setting.”
Oct 29
7:00p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Oct 29
7:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night - Evening Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Nocturnal wanderings amoung the nocturnal.
Oct 29
7:00p
End Date

Haunted Lake Trail

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
We're introducing our first annual Haunted Lake Trail at our park! There's something for everyone from our 13+ Haunted Trail, to our Trunk or Treat event. Other activities include Halloween Bash in the Gym, the spooky Youth Haunted House experience in Nature Center, and much more! Admission is FREE!
Oct 29
7:15p
End Date

Halloween Nighttime Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a night hike into the history, myths & legends that surround Enchanted Rock!
Oct 29
7:30p
End Date

Give a Hoot

Guadalupe River State Park
Discover the masters of the night sky!
Oct 29
7:30p
End Date

Explore the Night: Animals and Sky

Blanco State Park
Join us for our special guest presenter, Samantha Toback, Texas State Park Ambassador Program Coordinator, for an evening gazing upward. Learn about some of the constellations and stories associated with them, take a look at the night sky through our telescope, and learn about the adaptations of our nocturnal park residents.
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

South Llano River State Park
Experience the park after dark!
Oct 29
8:30p
End Date

Stargazing

Lockhart State Park
Discover the wonders of the night sky! Drop in any time between 8:30-9:30pm.
Oct 30
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 30
8:30a
End Date

Coffee at the Cottage

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Relax with a cup of coffee and chat with a Ranger at the El Camino Real de los Tejas Visitors Center.
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling: Taking Time to Notice

Blanco State Park
Join Ranger Rena for a guided nature journaling experience. This is not about how well you can write or sketch. It is about giving yourself the luxury of sitting, noticing, and taking time to journal that unique-to-you experience.
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Creepy Creatures - Art in the Park

Village Creek State Park
It's almost Halloween and the creepy crawlies are out! Come make your favorite creepy creature. Will it be a bat, a spider, a snake, or maybe something even more creepy? Maybe even you in a creepy mask! You choose what you think is the creepiest and make it to take home with you.
Oct 30
9:30a
End Date

1st Steps in Nature

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn and practice healthy ways to experience nature and wildlife with your littles in the park.
Oct 30
9:30a
End Date

Carved Pumpkin Contest

Franklin Mountains State Park
Feeling artistic? Participate in our carved pumpkin contest!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Reptile Talk

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn about the different types of reptiles you can find at the park and what makes them so great!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Silky, Stealthy Spiders

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Ever wondered how a spider makes its web, or why they don't get stuck in their own webs? Learn these answers and so much more about the wonderful world of spiders!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Discovery Table - Skulls

Hill Country State Natural Area
Stop by this Halloween-themed discovery table to visit with a ranger and learn about skulls.
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Ranger Games and Crafts

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us for a fun morning of play!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Halloween Fest

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come out for some outdoor Halloween fun, learn about creepy crawlies, and make your own coffin pie!
Oct 30
11:00a
End Date

Frog Pond Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join Ranger Jessica on a short exploration of the trails to and around Frog Pond.
Oct 30
11:00a
End Date

Dino Hunt! 🦖

Dinosaur Valley State Park
A dinosaur has gotten out - help us find the dino!
Oct 30
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Dino Hunt! 🦖

Dinosaur Valley State Park
A dinosaur has gotten out (again!) - help us find the dino!
Oct 30
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 31
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.

November 2022

Nov 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour for November

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Sign up for a ranger-led hike to see ancient pictographs. Hikes are offered 10 a.am. and then again 3 p.m. All tours are Wednesdays through Sundays. Click on title to get more information and reserve your spot. NO PETS ALLOWED NO TOURS OFFERED THURSDAY 24th.
Nov 1
6:00p
End Date

Fly Tying * Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Join the Red River Fly Fishers to learn how to tie your own flies!
Nov 2
11:00a
End Date

Aging Deer on the Hoof

Webinar
This webinar provides tips to help determine the age of bucks on the hoof.
Nov 3
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Nov 3
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Nov 4
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Nov 4
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Nov 4
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 4
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Nov 4
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire and learn about the Park and the weekend's activities!
Nov 5
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds making it the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Nov 5
8:00a
End Date

Coffee With a Ranger

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come get some coffee and learn about the park.
Nov 5
8:30a
End Date

Golf for Beginners 1

Lockhart State Park
Take a swing at golf! Learn the basics of the sport in this fun class. Registration required.
Nov 5
8:30a
End Date

Project WILD Workshop

San Antonio, TX - Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
Professional development for anyone who works with children
Nov 5
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Nov 5
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Interested in learning to cook in a Dutch Oven over a campfire? Daingerfield State Park is the place to be!
Nov 5
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Ever wanted to learn how to shoot? Here's your chance! For ages 10+ (adults that includes you too)!
Nov 5
9:30a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join Ranger Cathy and learn how to identify freshwater fish and tie two basic fishing knots. We'll practice casting with a game of Backyard Bass.
Nov 5
9:30a
End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area (SOLD OUT)

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

Morning Chat with the Ranger

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

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a short hike as we learn about the native plants that inhabit the three ecozones present at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Cowboy Coffee and Dutch Oven Cooking

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how homesteaders and cowboys would brew coffee and make breakfast while out on the range. Most importantly, you get to taste the results!
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

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

Eat or Be Eaten: Food Chain Game

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come learn about food chains.
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Bike and Bird

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Ride your bike around the tram loop as we search for birds!
Nov 5
10:30a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Free fishing clinic held at the North Fishing Pier.
Nov 5
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 5
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 5
3:30p
End Date

Take Aim With Atlatls

Copper Breaks State Park
Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl and dart. Join a park ranger to learn about this ancient hunting tool.
Nov 5
5:00p
End Date

Brazos River Pickers

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and enjoy the Brazos River Pickers as they play live country and bluegrass music from America’s roots.
Nov 5
7:00p
End Date

Star Gazing and don't forget the Moon

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

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Nov 6
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Nov 6
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds making it the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Nov 6
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Nov 6
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 6
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Junior Ranger Explorers

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

Track Talk

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

Homeschool Class: Soil

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

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 10
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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

Birding for Beginners

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

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 10
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Nov 11
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Nov 11
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Nov 11
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 11
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Nov 11
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire and learn about the Park and the weekend's activities!
Nov 12
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn of the modern-day history of the park. Click title for more information and to reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Nov 12
8:30a
End Date

Intro to Birding

Sea Rim State Park
Become familiar with the basics of binoculars and learn to recognize a few of Sea Rim's more common birds!
Nov 12
8:30a
End Date

Second Saturday Volunteer Workday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help keep our natural area looking beautiful! No experience required.
Nov 12
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Nov 12
9:00a
End Date

Basic Fishing Clinic - Sea Center Texas

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

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

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

Track Talk

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

Veterans Day at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Come out in support of our veterans!
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee and Dutch Oven Cooking

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how homesteaders and cowboys would brew coffee and make breakfast while out on the range. Most importantly, you get to taste the results!
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Fall Fest

Mother Neff State Park
Mother Neff State Park is one of the first Texas State Parks where people have been coming for thousands of years. It’s now your turn to come explore and make memories of your own or return to make new memories. A fun fall celebration will take place featuring nature hikes, storybook trails, children's activities, demonstrations, and much more.
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Bug Eats Bug - Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Texas Master Naturalist to find out how it's a bug-eat-bug world out there! Explore the world of tiny predators and tiny prey; how they see and how they slay!
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Veterans Day at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Come out in support of our veterans!
Nov 12
10:30a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Free fishing clinic held at the North Fishing Pier.
Nov 12
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 12
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Armadillos!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about armadillos and make a macaroni armadillo to take home!
Nov 12
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Nov 12
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Dutch Oven Demo at Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demo presented by Uncle Mikes Outdoor Kitchen. Get familiar with basic equipment and techniques. Learn simple recipes. Live Q&A and cooking demonstration. Free Samples! Yum!
Nov 12
2:00p
End Date

The Atlatl: Ancient Spear Throwing

McKinney Falls State Park
Come learn how to throw an ancient spear!
Nov 12
3:00p
End Date

Lakeshore Nature Hike

Tyler State Park
Fall colors around the lake.
Nov 12
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 12
3:30p
End Date

Arid Adaptations

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn how plants and people survive the heat here at Copper Breaks!
Nov 12
5:30p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society and use their equipment for some amazing stargazing!
Nov 12
6:30p
End Date

Campfire Stories

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jimmy to hear stories of those who lived before the park was ever created.
Nov 13
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Nov 13
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 13
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Slimy Snails

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 13
10:00p
End Date

*Park Closed For Wildlife Management*

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls SP will be closed to all visitors and campers during this time.
Nov 15
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Turkeys

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Nov 17
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Nov 17
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Nov 17
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Nov 17
8:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy * time change*

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Nov 18
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Nov 18
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Nov 18
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 18
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Nov 18
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire and learn about the Park and the weekend's activities!
Nov 18
6:30p
End Date

Texas Outdoor Family Outdoor Leadership Training | Bastrop State Park (Application Open Until November 1st))

Bastrop State Park
The Texas Outdoor Family program provides 900+ families with a "Learn to Camp" experience in Texas State Parks each year. Could you help?
Nov 19
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 15 participants. This guided only hike takes participants into remote areas of the Park. Click blue title for more details.
Nov 19
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Nov 19
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Nov 19
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Savannah

Tyler State Park
Bird Tyler State Park's other natural region.
Nov 19
9:00a
End Date

Family, Fishing & Friends - Learn to Fish Event

San Antonio, TX - Padre Park
Come out to Padre Park to learn the basics of fishing at this fun, free family event!
Nov 19
9:30a
End Date

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

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

Introduction to Dutch Oven

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

Track Talk

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

Bike and Bird

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Ride your bike around the tram loop as we search for birds!
Nov 19
10:30a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Free fishing clinic held at the North Fishing Pier.
Nov 19
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 19
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Turkeys!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us outside the Nature Center for a story and coloring craft about turkeys!
Nov 19
1:30p
End Date

Kid Fish

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your kids out to fish with a ranger.
Nov 19
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

The Atlatl: Ancient Spear Throwing

McKinney Falls State Park
Come learn how to throw an ancient spear!
Nov 19
2:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Build an emergency fire!
Nov 19
3:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Days

Eisenhower State Park
Learn all about what it takes to be a Junior Ranger and start your journey on becoming one!
Nov 19
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Star Party

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

Solar System Walk

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

Star Party!

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

Star Party

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

Star Party

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a night under the stars to learn about the night sky!
Nov 20
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Nov 20
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 20
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Junior Ranger Explorers

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 24
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Nov 24
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds in this beginners birding class!
Nov 24
10:00a
End Date

"T" is for Turkey

Colorado Bend State Park
Have fun finger-painting turkeys!
Nov 24
10:30a
End Date

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

South Llano River State Park
Come earn those Thanksgiving calories !
Nov 24
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Nov 25
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Nov 25
9:00a
End Date

15th Annual "Walk-off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Avoid the Black Friday madness!
Nov 25
10:00a
End Date

Opt Outside: Cinco Tinajas Hike

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

Meet The Longhorns

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

Fall in the Savannah

Tyler State Park
The changing savannah.
Nov 25
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Nov 25
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Inks Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jamie in a chat around a campfire and learn about the Park and the weekend's activities!
Nov 26
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Deck the Halls

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn about making Christmas decorations with natural materials
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Nov 26
10:30a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Free fishing clinic held at the North Fishing Pier.
Nov 26
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 26
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Turkeys!

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

Meet The Longhorns

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

The Atlatl: Ancient Spear Throwing

McKinney Falls State Park
Come learn how to throw an ancient spear!
Nov 26
2:30p
End Date

Plant Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find native plants in the park on a stroll through the garden.
Nov 26
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Get in touch with nature and create something special!
Nov 26
3:00p
End Date

Explore the Day Sky: The Sun and the Moon

Tyler State Park
Daytime astronomy!
Nov 26
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 26
4:00p
End Date

Archery 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!
Nov 26
5:30p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky: Planets and Constellations

Tyler State Park
The Big Clock in the sky!
Nov 26
6:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Enjoy a night of stargazing at our International Dark Sky park during the holidays!
Nov 26
7:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Nov 27
8:30a
End Date

Intro to Birding

Sea Rim State Park
Become familiar with the basics of binoculars and learn to recognize a few of Sea Rim's more common birds!
Nov 27
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Nov 27
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed

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

December 2022

Dec 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour for December

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Sign up for a ranger-led hike to see ancient pictographs. Hikes are offered at 10 a.m. and then again 3 p.m. All tours are Wednesdays through Sundays. Click on the title to get more information and reserve your spot. NO PETS NO TOURS OFFERED SUNDAY DECMEBER 25th
Dec 1
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 2
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 2
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 3 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us by decorating your campsite and help spread the Christmas cheer!
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Interested in learning to cook in a Dutch Oven over a campfire? Daingerfield State Park is the place to be!
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Fort Worth, TX - Fort Worth Nature Center; Hardwicke Center
Professional development for anyone who works with children
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a short hike as we learn about the native plants that inhabit the three ecozones present at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

Paddle with Santa

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come spend some time on the water with Santa.
Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

Festive Frontera Family Fun Day

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Spend an afternoon with family and discover the park's furry, fishy, and feathered friends!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Come enjoy some Christmas Cheer!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive!
Dec 3
3:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas edition!
Dec 3
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 3
5:00p
End Date

Brazos River Pickers

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and enjoy the Brazos River Pickers as they play live country and bluegrass music from America’s roots.
Dec 3
5:00p
End Date

Twinkle Tour 2022

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for our annual Twinkle Tour at Lake Tawakoni State Park. Enjoy all the festive Christmas lights and listen to a reading of The Night Before Christmas at the amphitheater.
Dec 3
7:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Dec 4
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk along the Fort Leaton Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
Dec 4
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 4
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Dec. 4-9

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed December 4-9 for a public hunt.
Dec 6
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

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

Fly Tying * Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Join the Red River Fly Fishers to learn how to tie your own flies!
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

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

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

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

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 9
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Dec 9
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 9
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with a drive-through lights display!
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2022

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 11th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 10
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 12/10/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn of the modern-day history of the park. Click title for more information and reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Dec 10
8:30a
End Date

Second Saturday Volunteer Workday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help keep our natural area looking beautiful! No experience required.
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Dec 10
1:30p
End Date

Backyard Bass

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Test your casting skills or learn how to cast.
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Dutch Oven Demo at Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demo presented by Uncle Mikes Outdoor Kitchen. Get familiar with basic equipment and techniques. Learn simple recipes. Live Q&A and cooking demonstration. Free Samples! Yum!
Dec 10
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with a drive-through lights display!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2022

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 11th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Holiday Light Drive-Thru

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Check out our camper's holiday spirit by taking a drive by lighted campsites and park buildings!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Creekside Christmas

Village Creek State Park
See the park like never before! It will be illuminated with lights, lights, lights galore! There will be s'more roasting, hot chocolate, pictures with Santa and more! This event is FREE to the public so bring your families, neighbors and friends and let's share some holiday cheer.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Fa La La in the Forest

Abilene State Park
Come see the Christmas light show at Abilene State Park!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Posada

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Come and experience the holiday traditions of the borderlands at our annual Posada at Fort Leaton!
Dec 10
6:30p
End Date

Christmas In the Park - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for our Annual Christmas in the Park Event! Gather around a warm campfire with a cup of hot cocoa or take a hayride through our campgrounds decorated by our wonderful volunteers! (Weather permitting) You can take pictures with Santa from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 11
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 15
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 16
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 16
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 16
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 17
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 12/17/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Please click blue title for more details.
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Art in the Park

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Ornament Making Workshop - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join a ranger in creating fun holiday ornaments to hang on your tree! All ages and skill levels welcome but supplies are limited. Meet at the Dining Hall!
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Days

Eisenhower State Park
Learn all about what it takes to be a Junior Ranger and start your journey on becoming one!
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

A Very Marshy Christmas

Sea Rim State Park
Watch Santa and Mrs. Claus ride in to Sea Rim State Park on an airboat and join them for hot cocoa, Christmas crafts, and photo opportunities!
Dec 17
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Goose Island State Park
See the park in lights, enjoy holiday activities, and CAMP FOR FREE when you decorate your campsite!
Dec 17
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

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

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 18
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 18
5:30p
End Date

53rd Annual Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy this special tradition started 53 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson
Dec 20
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Birds

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Dec 22
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 23
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 23
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Dec 23
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 23
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 24
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 24
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Art in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Get in touch with nature and create something special!
Dec 24
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 25
8:30a
End Date

Intro to Birding

Sea Rim State Park
Become familiar with the basics of binoculars and learn to recognize a few of Sea Rim's more common birds!
Dec 25
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 25
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

*Park Closed For Wildlife Management*

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls SP will be closed to all visitors and campers during this time.
Dec 29
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 30 End Date

Christmas Bird Count - Bentsen/Anzalduas

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Birders of all skill levels are invited to help survey birds in our count circle. Participation is free.
Dec 30
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 30
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 30
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 30
6:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Enjoy a night of stargazing at our International Dark Sky park during the holidays!
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 31
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 31
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 31
11:00p
End Date

First Day Campfire and First Day Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel around a campfire to celebrate New Year's. We might get a chance to see some local fireworks displays! We will take a short "First Day" night hike after the campfire.
Dec 31
11:00p
End Date

Midnight Countdown Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Countdown the New Year with a hike to the Overlook!
Dec 31
11:30p
End Date

First Day Hike – Midnight Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Welcome in the New Year and make a lifetime memory, outdoors! At Lake Mineral Wells State Park.

January 2023

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike of 2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Get a start celebrating Texas State Parks' 100th Year on New Year's Day with a nature-minded hike at Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site. Windmill Trail is open for day-use; you can participate in this self-guided hike at anytime.
Jan 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour for January

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10 am and then again at 3 pm, to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesdays through Sundays. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. NO PETS ALLOWED ON TOUR.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike - Self Guided

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Kick off the new year with a hike through the woods!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Self-guided Hike, Bike and/or Ride!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Self-guided Hike, and or Bike!

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Take your first hike of the year in the beautiful hill country!
Jan 1
7:15a
End Date

Rise N' Shine Hike - First Day Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the New Year off right with a guided ranger hike to see the sunrise!
Jan 1
7:30a
End Date

First Day Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Start your year list with Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot and join in the annual First Day Hike at Brazos Bend State Park.
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Move Like an Animal

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with our self-guided hike!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Dinosaur Track Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with our self-guided hike!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Cedar Brake Outer Loop Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with one of our Self-Guided Hikes!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Fresno Divide Trail

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Ring in the New Year with a ranger led hike. You will explore some of the most spectacular natural and historical landscapes in Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Start the new year off right!
Jan 1
8:15a
End Date

First Day Hike

Blanco State Park
Join us for a short and easy guided hike.
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike

Goose Island State Park
Ring in 2023 with a self-guided one-mile hike on the Turks Cap Trail. Swing by Headquarters for trail information and supplemental guides.
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike-- Start it Right!

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on our annual First Day Hike, a fun way to fulfill those New Year resolutions!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Start your new year off on the right *wing*.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Sea Rim State Park
Start your resolutions off right by joining us for a hike on the beach on the first day of the new year!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Hikes

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spend the first day of 2023 exploring our trails at your own pace.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - BARK Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Looking to start the new year off with a hike and your furry best friend? Join us!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - 2023

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Ring in the NEW year on this OLD trail.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

Morning Ramble with a Ranger - First Day Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the New Year off with a guided ranger hike!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

Family-Friendly Morning Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Happy New Year 2023!
Jan 1
9:30a
End Date

First Day Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we hike into the new year by hiking to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Catfish Point Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join park staff on a guided hike around the winding, scenic Lakeview Trail (1.37 miles). You can end the hike on the Lakeview Trail, take the rugged Longhorn Trail (0.36 miles) to the top of a stunning overlook, or take a self-guided hike up the steep Chaparral Ridge Trail (0.5 miles).
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Fresno West Rim

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Start the new year off right with a hike to the iconic West Rim overlook in the park's interior.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks! Bring in the new year with a hike at Caddo Lake State Park. The hike is self-guided and at your own pace! Once you finish, stop by the trailhead to grab your First Day Hike sticker, while supplies last!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2023

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start off the New Year with a hike in the park!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Celebrate the new year and a fresh start with a hike on our two-mile Nature Trail loop! The Nature Trail is an easy to moderate 2-mile loop so you will end where you begin. This hike features tall post oaks, overlooks of Fairfield Lake, and interpretive signage about local plants and wildlife. Bring your binoculars and look for Bald Eagles! Hike starts promptly at 10am and will last approximately a little over an hour.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Track Talk

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

First Day Horse Ride to the Overlook

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join Eagle Eye Ranch for a guided horse ride to the Overlook!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Start your year off on the right foot.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike! - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Reservations required. Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a walk back in time to life of early settlers in the Texas Hill Country!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Walkies

Government Canyon State Natural Area
It's a dog-gone New Year's Day hike!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

Family Friendly Stroll

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Welcome in the New Year with a pleasant stroll along the Discovery Trail
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Mindfulness Hike

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Set your intentions for the new year on this half-mile hike!
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Hike

South Llano River State Park
Start off the new year with a park ranger for a hike through the pecan bottom down to Buck Lake.
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
It's Texas State Park's 100-Year Celebration! Start your New Year off with a fun-filled hike.
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Scenic Overlook Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Ring in the New Year with a hike to the Scenic Overlook (pet friendly).
Jan 1
11:00a
End Date

First Day Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us to celebrate the New Year with a guided hike to the best view in the park!
Jan 1
12:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: Catfish Point Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Start the year off right with a hike and celebrate with us!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: North Onion Creek Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Bonham

Bonham State Park
Join us to walk off all those holiday treats.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - What a View!!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
...and we're not "bluffing!" (Well, technically there IS a bluff involved...)
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Recover from the holidays by joining us for a First Day Hike on New Year's Day!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Paddle

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Start your year off with some fun.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: Longhorn Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

7th Annual Dino Dive

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Are you ready to jump into 2023 in the frigid Paluxy River? We are!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hikes - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hike

Purtis Creek State Park
Join us for a hike to start a healthy New Year.
Jan 1
3:30p
End Date

First Day Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 1
5:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Sunset Hike

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us on a hike for the first sunset of 2023!
Jan 3
6:00p
End Date

Fly Tying * Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Join the Red River Fly Fishers to learn how to tie your own flies!
Jan 6
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Jan 6
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 7
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn about the modern-day history of the park. Click title for more information and to reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Jan 7
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

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

Kid Fish Derby - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Help us celebrate 100 years of fishing in TX State Parks!
Jan 7
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 7
5:00p
End Date

Brazos River Pickers

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and enjoy the Brazos River Pickers as they play live country and bluegrass music from America’s roots.
Jan 13
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 14
8:30a
End Date

Second Saturday Volunteer Workday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help keep our natural area looking beautiful! No experience required.
Jan 14
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 15
10:00p
End Date

*Park Closed For Wildlife Management*

Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls SP will be closed to all visitors and campers during this time.
Jan 20
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Jan 20
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 21
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 01/21/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Click above blue title for more information.
Jan 21
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 28
9:00a
End Date

Kid Fish 2023

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
🎉Join us for a day of fishing fun!
Jan 28
10:00a
End Date

33rd Annual Kid's Fishing Day

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 33rd Annual Kid's Fishing Day!
Jan 28
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 29
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Jan. 29 - Feb. 3

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed January 29 - February 3 for a public hunt (Quail).

February 2023

Feb 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour for February

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of February, the Park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesdays through Sundays. Click on title for more information and get tour tickets. NO PETS ALLOWED ON TOUR.
Feb 3
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Feb 3
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 4
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Guided Hike 02/04/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes you in the upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn of the modern-day history of the park. Click the title for more information and to reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Feb 4
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 4
5:00p
End Date

Brazos River Pickers

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and enjoy the Brazos River Pickers as they play live country and bluegrass music from America’s roots.
Feb 10
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 11
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 02/11/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Click above blue title for more details.
Feb 11
8:30a
End Date

Second Saturday Volunteer Workday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help keep our natural area looking beautiful! No experience required.
Feb 11
10:00a
End Date

Career Fair - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Have you ever thought about being a Ranger or working for Texas Parks and Wildlife?
Feb 11
1:00p
End Date

Black History Month Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
In honor of the historic contributions of black Americans, Caddo Lake State Park is hosting a history hike concerning the Buffalo Soldiers, and black conservationists, scientists, and environmentalists.
Feb 11
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 17
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Feb 17
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 18
7:00a
End Date

Special Geocache Challenge: It's All About Water

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉Find the treasures hidden within the Natural Area that tell you: It's All About Water
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Experience a Day in the Life of a CCC Enrollee

Huntsville State Park
🎉 Take an interactive tour through the life of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Read about their formation, get hands-on with their tools and uniforms, visit the camp store to shop the benefits of being an enrollee. And hear from the men themselves, though their newsletter, as you stand in Ravens Lodge and look out at Lake Raven that they helped create.
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water!
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Our Past, Present & Future: 100 Million Years Ago to 100 Years From Now

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water!
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Hike to the Dinosaur Tracks

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water!
Feb 18
10:00a
End Date

Guided Hike to the Savannah Restoration Area

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water
Feb 18
11:00a
End Date

The History of Government Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 Guess what? It's All About Water!
Feb 18
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

100 Years of Black History in Texas State Parks

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Let's celebrate Black History and glimpse some history from the past 100 years.
Feb 24
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Meet The Longhorns

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

March 2023

Mar 3
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Mar 4
5:00p
End Date

Brazos River Pickers

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and enjoy the Brazos River Pickers as they play live country and bluegrass music from America’s roots.
Mar 11
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 03/11/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
Mar 11
8:30a
End Date

Second Saturday Volunteer Workday

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help keep our natural area looking beautiful! No experience required.
Mar 11
9:00a
End Date

Pioneer and Settler Day!

Lake Livingston State Park
🎉 Join us for a frontier-themed day at the park. We will feature different programs starting at 9 am that cover how people lived and worked in the pioneer era.
Mar 12
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/12/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn about the history of the park. Click title for more information and to reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Mar 17
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Mar 18
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
Mar 18
9:00a
End Date

White Bass Run at the Bend

Colorado Bend State Park
🎉 Join the fun with the White Bass Run. Learn fly casting, how to tie a fly and how to read the river.
Mar 18
1:00p
End Date

Women's Month Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and hike with a ranger along the Pine Ridge Loop for history talk about women in conservation.
Mar 19
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/19/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn of the modern-day history of the park. Click blue title to learn more and reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Mar 25
8:00a
End Date

Pedal, Paddle and Trek

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join us for guided hiking, kayaking, and bicycling in the park.
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Ranching Heritage Day

Hill Country State Natural Area
🎉 Celebrate ranching life with us by visiting with exhibitors, making crafts, playing games, and viewing demonstrations.
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Spring Fest - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Who is ready for some spring fun? We are!
Mar 31
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Mar 31
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!

April 2023

Apr 1
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Apr 1
9:00a
End Date

Festival of the Fish

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
🎉 Here fishy, fishy, fish! We will have several come and go programs during this celebration of fish.
Apr 1
5:00p
End Date

Brazos River Pickers

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and enjoy the Brazos River Pickers as they play live country and bluegrass music from America’s roots.
Apr 14
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Apr 15
10:00a
End Date

🦋 Annual Spring Wing Ding 🦋

Dinosaur Valley State Park
🎉 Join us as we celebrate everything migratory and with wings!
Apr 15
11:00a
End Date

Caddo Homecoming!

Caddo Lake State Park
🎉Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and 30 years of good conservation with the Caddo Lake Institute. Walk into yesteryear at Caddo Lake State Park and try your hand at canoeing, fishing, games and more. Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, enjoy live music, and grab a bite to eat.
Apr 22
10:00a
End Date

Village Creek Fun Day!

Village Creek State Park
🎉 Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks! Our fun day will feature activities for all ages including primitive skills practice, paddling tutorials, archery, yoga, fishing, guided hikes and so much more. Entry is FREE so come have some fun and immerse yourself in the full park experience.
Apr 22
5:00p
End Date

Camping with a Ranger

Village Creek State Park
🎉 New to camping? Don't want to camp alone? Village Creek is excited to host its first ever Camping with a Ranger event! Join us to learn how to set up your site, some primitive skills, and how to keep yourself entertained while you camp.
Apr 28
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!

May 2023

May 5
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Night Trek

Village Creek State Park
🎉 Are you curious to experience nature in the dark? What will we see? What will we hear? Join this ranger led hike for your chance to see the unseen, learn how nocturnal creatures communicate, and what effect the moon can have on natural cycles of plants and animals.
May 6
10:00a
End Date

Brazos Bend Expo- Celebrating 100 Years of Texas State Parks

Brazos Bend State Park
🎉 We are excited to announce our BRAZOS BEND EXPO is coming back on May 6!! Join us for this special event that brings the whole community together at Brazos Bend State Park, and celebrate 100 Years of State Parks!
May 12
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
May 13
9:00a
End Date

Lake Brownwood Bash

Lake Brownwood State Park
🎉 Join us for a day of fun, learning and celebration!
May 13
10:00a
End Date

A Day in the Life of a Cedar Chopper

Colorado Bend State Park
🎉Take a tour of what tent life might have been like for the hard-working Cedar Choppers. Take time to enjoy some good Dutch oven recipes.
May 26
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
May 27
1:00p
End Date

What's beneath the water at Caddo Lake?

Caddo Lake State Park
Who lives beneath the water? Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a park ranger to learn about the tiny critters that live in our lake!

June 2023

Jun 3 End Date

Fishing 101!

Lake Livingston State Park
🎉 Join park rangers for a day full of programs designed to teach you all of the skills you need to start fishing!
Jun 17
10:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas state parks and try out archery! **Registration is required. More information given after registration.

July 2023

Jul 1 End Date

Happy Birthday Caddo Lake State Park!

Caddo Lake State Park
Join us to celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and Caddo lake State Park's birthday! We will go on a celebratory birthday hike, followed by birthday cake! Throughout the day, enjoy several interpretive programs. **Instructions below!

August 2023

Aug 5
9:00p
End Date

The Stars at Night

Caddo Lake State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright, (clap, clap, clap, clap) deep in the heart of Texas! Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks with a night sky viewing, led by a park ranger and their telescope!

September 2023

Sep 17
10:00a
End Date

Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Plant wildflower seeds for future generations!
Sep 23
10:00a
End Date

Seminole Canyon History Fair

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Join us on this fun day with activities for all ages.
Sep 23
3:00p
End Date

Hispanic Heritage at Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a ranger for an interpretive presentation on the cultural connections between the Caddoan people, Spanish heritage, and Texas history.
Sep 30
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!

October 2023

Oct 1
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Oct 14
10:00a
End Date

Annular Eclipse

Abilene State Park
Join us for this spectacle in the sky!
Oct 21
10:00a
End Date

Parks Through the Years

Atlanta State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks! It will be a blast from the past, and you're invited! Atlanta State Park will host a festival of events, booths, music, vintage vehicles, and food.
Oct 28
11:00a
End Date

The Trees at Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake State Park
The trees at Caddo Lake State Park root humans and animals together! Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks with a fall hike amongst the park's ever watchful trees.
Oct 28
12:00p
End Date

Celebrate Bats, Trains & Astronomy!

Old Tunnel State Park
🎉 We will have booths with activities related to the bats, the railroad and dark skies/astronomy. The booths will shut down for the evening bat viewing. After the bat viewing, we will hold an astronomy program.

November 2023

Nov 4
2:00p
End Date

All about the Caddo

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a park ranger for an interpretive history program on the Caddo nation.

December 2023

Dec 17
5:30p
End Date

54th Annual Tree Lighting

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