Calendar of Events

All Events

September 2019

Sep 18 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

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

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

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

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Sep 19
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger!

South Llano River State Park
Hike the West Canyon Loop trail with a ranger!
Sep 19
9:00a
End Date

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Career EXPO

El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center
Talk with a Texas Parks and Wildlife recruiter about career opportunities
Sep 19
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Trees

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Sep 19
10:00a
End Date

Texas A&M University Intro to the National Parks Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife

College Station, TX - TAMU Agriculture and Life Sciences Department
The Recreation, Parks and Tourism Sciences Department at TAMU invites you to come and learn about Volunteer/Internship/Part-time/Seasonal Conservation Career Opportunities with TPWD and the NPS.
Sep 19
11:00a
End Date

University of St. Thomas Career Fair

Houston, TX - Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center (Gymnasium)
Connect with Texas Parks Wildlife Recruiting at this Career Fair.
Sep 19
1:00p
End Date

University of Houston Downtown

Houston, TX - UHD (A-300 Special Event Room)
Talk to a Texas Parks and Wildlife recruiter about Career opportunities.
Sep 19
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

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

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Sep 19
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Sep 19
8:00p
End Date

The Sky is Full of Treasure

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
CANCELLED - :( Unfortunately, it looks like rain tomorrow. Fortunately, we could use it. :)
Sep 20 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

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

Early Bird Birding

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we go in search of the birds that call Enchanted Rock home.
Sep 20
8:30a
End Date

Wildlife Conference and Field Day

Paducah, TX - Matador WMA Education Building
Join us at the Matador Wildlife Management Area for discussions on wildlife and a field tour on the WMA.
Sep 20
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Sep 20
10:00a
End Date

Pre-K in the Park

South Llano River State Park
Bring the little ones (ages 3-5) and explore the great outdoors
Sep 20
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 20
3:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Sep 20
3:00p
End Date

Museum Tour

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us at Copper Breaks headquarters for a museum tour as we take you through the history of the area.
Sep 20
3:30p
End Date

Family Camp Out

Round Rock, TX - Old Settlers Park
Spend the night and camp at Old Settlers Park. Buffalo Soldier programming, outdoor activities and much more.
Sep 20
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Sep 20
6:30p
End Date

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

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

Music in the Park

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a variety of music offered most weekends!
Sep 20
8:30p
End Date

Wonders of the Night

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a night hike to find what goes bump in the night!
Sep 20
8:30p
End Date

Five Senses Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
How good are your senses compared to Nature's Night shift?
Sep 21 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 21
7:00a
End Date

Sunrise Hike

South Llano River State Park
Come enjoy the view with a ranger .Tap into your own version of Van Gogh, Picasso or Rembrandt with some watercolor art.
Sep 21
8:00a
End Date

Birding with Ranger Mark!

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

Explore the Canyon

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

Women's Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert with other women, led by a female ranger or volunteer. Learn about best hiking practices and the unique desert ecosystems. This hike is open to women of all experience levels who are excited to spend more quality time outdoors.
Sep 21
8:00a
End Date

Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us to find the birds in the park!
Sep 21
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 21
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

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

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Sep 21
8:30a
End Date

Invasive Control Patrol

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come help us keep our prairie pristine!
Sep 21
8:30a
End Date

Hummingbird Banding Demonstration

Brazos Bend State Park
Meet on the side of the nature center and watch as we capture, bands & releases hummingbirds on their fall migration. Program is subject to cancellation due to weather & numbers of hummingbirds present.
Sep 21
8:30a
End Date

Scavenger Hunt

Village Creek State Park
A Scavenger Hunt is a great opportunity to get outdoors with your family and explore! Challenge yourself to really “see” what is around you. Compete with family members to see who can find the items on the list in the shortest time, who found the most unique item, or what was the most colorful thing you found. Pick up a list at the Park Office and return the completed list for a small prize.
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

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

Saturday Hikes with a Park Host

Huntsville State Park
Join Park Host Bruce Bennet for a hike every Saturday morning at 9 am!
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

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

Public Fishing Day for Youth

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

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

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

TFFC Outdoor Expo

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

Highland Petroglyph Guided Tour

San Angelo State Park
Did you know San Angelo State Park has petroglyphs left behind from Native American tribes that called the Concho Valley home? Join a park ranger for a guided tour of petroglyph, metates, and learn of the Lady in Blue who visited the Jumanos people.
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Eisenhower State Park
Want to learn how to fish? Interested in catching the big one? Learn the basics and take a shot at landing a whopper with the rangers of Eisenhower State Park
Sep 21
9:30a
End Date

Fishing 101

Blanco State Park
Open to all ages. Whether you are experienced, or a first-time angler, come on out and catch some fish with us! We have the poles and the worms, and a fishing license is not required while on state park property.
Sep 21
9:30a
End Date

Meet the Neighbors!

Guadalupe River State Park
Find out what animals live here at the park!
Sep 21
9:30a
End Date

Adventure Club

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

Birding for Beginners

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

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Nature Craft

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

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Ask-a-Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Fido's Field Day

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

Birding

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

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided walk!
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and join us on a ½-mile hike on our beautifully paved trail!
Sep 21
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Sep 21
11:00a
End Date

Paddlefish: Protecting the Prehistoric

Caddo Lake State Park
Paddlefish, the oldest surviving animal in North America, have thrived for millions of years, but now face their greatest threat yet - humans. Join a park ranger to learn about these amazing creatures and how you can help them make a comeback!
Sep 21
11:00a
End Date

Children's Storytime & Craft – “Bats!”

Brazos Bend State Park
Listen to a book about bats and make your own bat puppet.
Sep 21
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Sep 21
11:30a
End Date

Roundabout Hike

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

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Sep 21
1:00p
End Date

Autumnal Equinox Mindfulness Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Celebrate International Peace Day with a hike in nature!
Sep 21
1:30p
End Date

Snake Program

Brazos Bend State Park
Learn more about the animal that people love to hate and its role in the environment.
Sep 21
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Skins & Skulls

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Junior Prairie Patrol

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring your little nature lover to learn about the prairie in our park and all the animals that depend on it!
Sep 21
2:00p
End Date

Kayaking 101

Mustang Island State Park
Want to learn the basics of kayaking? In this two-hour program we will learn to paddle in the safe environment of Fish Pass where the water is only about 24-36". We provide the kayak, paddle, life jacket and instructions. Minimum age and size is 8 years old/80 pounds with adult participation. We have 8 tandem and 3 single sit-on-top kayaks. Sign up required @ eric.ehrlich@tpwd.texas.gov
Sep 21
2:00p
End Date

Prairie Dogs: Talk of the Town

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

Watercolors: Hummingbird Edition

Goose Island State Park
Celebrate hummingbird migration by creating your own watercolor masterpiece.
Sep 21
2:00p
End Date

Nature Watercolor Painting

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

Museum Tour

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us at Copper Breaks headquarters for a museum tour as we take you through the history of the area.
Sep 21
3:00p
End Date

The Big Clock: Daytime Sky

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 21
3:30p
End Date

Alligator Program

Brazos Bend State Park
Learn more then you ever wanted to know about Brazos Bend’s most popular resident.
Sep 21
4:00p
End Date

Hiking Through History

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us on a hike through time, starting in modern history and hiking down to 300-million-year old fossils!
Sep 21
5:30p
End Date

Afternoon Hike ― Trek on Chimney Loop

Mission Tejas State Park
Explore hilltops, homesteads, and the El Camino Real under fading greens of summer...
Sep 21
6:00p
End Date

Evening Landscape Photography

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn to take pictures like a pro!
Sep 21
6:00p
End Date

Native Animal Scavenger Hunt

Fort Parker State Park
Test your native animal skills!
Sep 21
6:00p
End Date

Prehistory Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn about the lives of America's first inhabitants that lived here over 10,000 years ago.
Sep 21
6:30p
End Date

Sunset Kayaking

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Calling all experienced kayakers! Enjoy some kayaking company and the ambience of sunsets at the lake.
Sep 21
6:30p
End Date

Nocturnal Critters Program

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

The Big Clock: Planets and Constellations

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

Night Sky Photography

Bonham State Park
Join Us for a Night Sky Photography Workshop
Sep 21
8:00p
End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn about the history and current status of the Official Bison Herd of the state of Texas!
Sep 21
8:00p
End Date

Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
The stars at night are big and bright on valley summer nights!
Sep 21
8:00p
End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Sep 21
8:30p
End Date

Light Painting Photography in the Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come and learn how to create artistic photographs using light!
Sep 21
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the park after dark!
Sep 21
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

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

Summer Constellations

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

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

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

Prospect Mine Tour

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Summit Hike

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

Taylor Track Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Take a trek to the Taylor Site to see tremendous theropod tracks!
Sep 22
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Huntsville State Park
Come fish with a park ranger!
Sep 22
9:00a
End Date

Cache the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for some Geocaching Good Times!
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

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

Reptile Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a ranger while we search high and low for reptiles and amphibians!
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Come and join us on a ½-mile hike on our beautifully paved trail!
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Seed Stomp

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

Prospect Mine Tour

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

Junior Ranger Nature Exploration

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at the playground to explore nature and see what we can find!
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Creature Feature

Village Creek State Park
Do you want to learn more about the creatures that live in the park? Come join us in the Nature Center Sunday morning and learn about the featured creature of the week. You never know who – or what – you will meet!
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

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

Ask a Ranger

Mustang Island State Park
Ever wonder what lives in the holes at the beach or why don't we rake the sargassum seaweed? Come to the day-use beach to get some answers!
Sep 22
11:00a
End Date

Animal Investigations

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

Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mine.
Sep 22
1:30p
End Date

Pond Life Program

Brazos Bend State Park
Meet at the Observation Tower on the 40 Acre Lake trail to discover what animals make up the bottom of the food chain in the swamp.
Sep 22
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 22
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to see what skins, skulls, and scat our rangers have found at the park!
Sep 22
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

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

Junior Ranger Explorers

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

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one of a kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Sep 22
3:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Sep 22
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 22
4:00p
End Date

Afternoon Tea

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Summer sun got you thirsty? Looking to try a new kind of tea? Join a ranger for a sip of specialty tea and some relaxing art in the park.
Sep 24
12:00p
End Date

Texas State University STEM Career Fair

San Marcos, TX - LBJ Student Center Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Come network with Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting regarding full-time, seasonal jobs and internships. Open to all majors and classifications on campus.
Sep 24
12:00p
End Date

Texas Tech CASNR Career Fair

Lubbock, TX - Student Union Ballroom
Talk to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiter about College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) career opportunities.
Sep 24
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Sep 24
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

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

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

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

Homeschool Program - Bird Calls

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Why do birds have different songs and how can we tell them apart?
Sep 25
10:00a
End Date

UTA Fall 2019 All Majors Job Fair

Arlington, TX - Maverick Activities Center (MAC)
Join Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting at the UT Arlington Fall All Majors Job Fair.
Sep 25
11:00a
End Date

Texas A&M Central Texas Career & Internship Fair

Killeen, TX -
Talk with a Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiter about career opportunities at TAMUCT.
Sep 25
12:00p
End Date

"Backyard Birds and Beyond" Lunch and Learn

Canyon Lake, TX - Tye Preston Memorial Library
Bring your lunch and find out more about backyard birds!
Sep 26 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

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

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Sep 26
10:00a
End Date

Texas Southern University Career Fair

Houston, TX - Student Recreation Center (1st Floor)
Talk with Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting at this event.
Sep 26
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Sep 26
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Sep 27 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
September 1-15, 2019, the park will offer the morning guided-only hikes at 10am to go down to view pictographs Wednesday through Sunday. September 18-29, 2019, the park will offer two guided hikes, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 27
8:00a
End Date

Bird Watching Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Join one of our expert birders on a hike to see which migrant birds call Brazos Bend home. All levels are welcome!
Sep 27
9:00a
End Date

Stephen F. Austin STEM Career & Internship Fair

Nacogdoches, TX - Baker Pattillo Student Center (Grand Ballroom)
Talk with a Texas Parks and Wildlife recruiter about career opportunities.
Sep 27
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience the fun of bird-watching!
Sep 27
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Sep 27
10:00a
End Date

2019 State Fair of Texas

Dallas, TX - Fair Park
A tradition since 1886, the State Fair of Texas has something for everyone.
Sep 27
10:00a
End Date

TPWD Get Outside - State Fair of Texas

Dallas, TX - State Fair Grounds - Poultry Barn/Fur & Feather BLDG
Buffalo Soldiers, Archery, BB gun range, Animal Tracking and much much more
Sep 27
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 27
2:00p
End Date

Kayaking 101

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

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Note: *This event has been cancelled*. Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
Sep 27
3:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Sep 27
5:00p
End Date

Busy Beavers

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Architect, engineer, and lumberjack all rolled into one, the American Beaver is truly a renaissance critter.
Sep 27
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Sep 27
6:00p
End Date

Campfire and S'more

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn campfire basics!
Sep 27
6:30p
End Date

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

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

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 27
7:00p
End Date

Primitive Fire

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn how to make fire as our ancestors once did.
Sep 27
7:30p
End Date

Chasing the Milky Way - A Night Photography Session

Copper Breaks State Park
Join Park Volunteer Chris Emory and a Park Ranger for a fun evening under the stars.
Sep 27
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

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

Stargazing 101

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

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt

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

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

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

Bison Fest 2019

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

National Public Lands Day: Cleanup on the Rio

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

Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail Cleanup

Fort Parker State Park
Work with staff from Fort Parker State Park and the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Site to clean up the 5 miles of Navasota River that make up the Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail, and also the shoreline of Fort Parker Lake. We will be removing litter and other debris that has washed into the river or lake.
Sep 28
8:00a
End Date

Last Saturday Habitat Restoration

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

Bird & Nature Hike

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Sep 28
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

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

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Sep 28
8:30a
End Date

Invasive Control Patrol

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come help us keep our prairie pristine!
Sep 28
8:30a
End Date

Paddle with a Park Ranger

Goose Island State Park
The bay is calling, and I must go...
Sep 28
8:30a
End Date

KidFish

Brenham, TX - Blue Bell Aquatic Center
Bring your family to fish - kids 2 to 16!
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

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

Hike With Your Hound

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

Saturday Hikes with a Park Host

Huntsville State Park
Join Park Host Bruce Bennet for a hike every Saturday morning at 9 am!
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Stand-Up Paddle Board 101

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the fundamentals of how to use a stand-up paddle board!
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Radical Rabbits

Cedar Hill State Park
Let's hop to Penn Farm to learn about rabbits!
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Women Only Hike

Huntsville State Park
This hike is for women, only! (Sorry men)
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Geocaching 101

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Gone hunting!
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

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

Shoreline Kayaking (Program Full)

Eisenhower State Park
We will begin the day by meeting at the Eisenhower State Park Boat Ramp. From there we will venture over to the water's edge for an onshore safety briefing and paddling demonstration before hitting the water. While still in the cove we will put our newly acquired flat-water fundamentals and water safety skills to the test before embarking on a tour of the beautiful Lake Texoma shoreline
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a day of volunteering at YOUR state park!
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Backyard Bass

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

Backcountry Buddies

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

Hawk Watch

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

Go Fish - Learn to Fish Event!

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

Art in the Park

Cedar Hill State Park
Come learn about rabbits and make your own bunny mask!
Sep 28
9:30a
End Date

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

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

Art in the Park

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

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

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

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Ask-a-Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Birding

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

Atl What? Atl Who? Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Wetland Walkabout

Atlanta State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to walk along the edge of Wright Patman Lake and discover the important role that wetlands play in the environment.
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Pokémon Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join us to catch some real-life Pokémon on this fun hike!
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Meet the Animals

Blanco State Park
Join Master Naturalist Charles to find out more about the animals that make their homes here at the park!
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Free Kayak Demo Day!

Mustang Island State Park
No experience necessary, instructors will be onsite to give a quick tutorial and guides will be on the water to supervise.
Sep 28
11:00a
End Date

Freeze a Moment in Time

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

Pond Dipping

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

Arts in the Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Let's make like a tree and make leaf rubbings!
Sep 28
11:00a
End Date

Fossil Dig

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

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Sep 28
11:30a
End Date

Painting in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature using watercolors. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Sep 28
12:00p
End Date

Kayak with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!
Sep 28
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

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

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Sep 28
1:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Walk ― Survival Snacks

Mission Tejas State Park
Food surrounds you in ETX! Learn to spot the good, the bad, and the nasty…
Sep 28
1:00p
End Date

Falls and Fossils

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

Guided History Tour

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

Skins & Skulls

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

Shipwrecked!

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Geocaching 101

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

Junior Prairie Patrol

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring your little nature lover to learn about the prairie in our park and all the animals that depend on it!
Sep 28
2:00p
End Date

Nature Watercolor Painting

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

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Sep 28
3:00p
End Date

Atlatl Demo

Copper Breaks State Park
Prehistoric hunting. Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl and dart. Join a park ranger to learn about this ancient hunting tool.
Sep 28
3:00p
End Date

Archery 101

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

Make Your Own Planisphere

Village Creek State Park
It is going to be dark and the stars will be out! Do you know how to find the Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, or other constellations? Do you know where to look for the North Star? If not, then you need a planisphere or star map! Come join us and make your own star map to take home so that you can enjoy the night sky wherever you are.
Sep 28
3:00p
End Date

Adventure Advisor - National Public Lands Day

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you dreamed about going on a backcountry adventure? In honor of National Public Lands Day, join Ranger Kristen at the Amphitheater from 3pm - 4pm. From choosing the right adventure to leave no trace, she'll help answer questions you may have about venturing into the wild.
Sep 28
3:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 28
5:00p
End Date

Monarch Madness!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
The Fall monarch migration is underway!
Sep 28
5:30p
End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Take an adult paddling tour.
Sep 28
6:00p
End Date

Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us while we explore Bentsen State Park from the comfort of an electric park shuttle.
Sep 28
6:00p
End Date

Bird-watching Walk

McKinney Falls State Park
Want to learn about the birds that call McKinney Falls home? Join us for an evening of bird-watching.
Sep 28
6:00p
End Date

Sun Fun

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

Owl Prowl

Atlanta State Park
Explore the park after dark! TIME CHANGE: This program is now at 7PM
Sep 28
7:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

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

Create a Star Wheel

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Equip yourself to discover the night sky.
Sep 28
7:30p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Blanco State Park
Have you ever been curious as to the stories and names behind our constellations? Come join our Master Naturalists as they tell the stories behind the stars.
Sep 28
7:30p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Sep 28
8:00p
End Date

Star Stories

Lockhart State Park
Discover the constellations that decorate our fall sky and listen to the exciting tales that surround them!
Sep 28
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

South Llano River State Park
Experience the park after dark!
Sep 28
8:30p
End Date

Moonless Myths, Stargazing at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
Gaze up in the darkness and hear the stories of the stars…
Sep 28
8:45p
End Date

New Moon Stargazing

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a night of star talks!
Sep 28
9:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come starhop across the summer sky!
Sep 29 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

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

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Are you ready to elevate your sense of adventure?!
Sep 29
8:00a
End Date

Kayak Bentsen | 8:00 a.m.

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Experience nature while learning the basics of kayaking in our resaca!
Sep 29
8:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

McAllen, TX - Fireman's Park
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor Please note NEW DATE is Sunday, Sept 29, 2019
Sep 29
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Summit Hike

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

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Sep 29
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Huntsville State Park
Come fish with a park ranger!
Sep 29
9:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Village Creek State Park
Hone your casting skills with a fun game of Backyard Bass. Backyard Bass is a game played on solid ground where people can practice casting for fish safely--no hooks are involved. During the game participants will catch “fish” of various kinds and sizes and determine if, under current fishing regulations, they can keep it or if it must be released.
Sep 29
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

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

Reptile Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a ranger while we search high and low for reptiles and amphibians!
Sep 29
10:00a
End Date

Kayak Bentsen | 10:00a.m.

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Experience nature while learning the basics of kayaking in our resaca!
Sep 29
10:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

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

Guided History Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Sep 29
2:00p
End Date

Butterfly Walk

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

Skins and Skulls

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to see what skins, skulls, and scat our rangers have found at the park!
Sep 29
2:00p
End Date

Ballroom Waltz

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the Ballroom Track Site with a ranger
Sep 29
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

October 2019

Oct 1
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 1
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Oct 1
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Oct 2
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 2
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Oct 3
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Oct 3
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 3
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

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

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Oct 4
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Oct 4
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 4
9:00a
End Date

Hill Country Heritage Expo

Inks Lake State Park
Buffalo Soldiers, Frontier Army, Reenactments, Living history, Fun - Family activities for all ages.
Oct 4
9:00a
End Date

Wildlife Management and Research Seminar

Hunt, TX - Lee and Ramona Bass Conference Facility
Join us at the Lee and Ramona Bass Conference Facility for discussions on wildlife management and research in the Texas Hill Country
Oct 4
9:00a
End Date

Intro to iNaturalist

Guadalupe River State Park
Find out how to use the fun and easy iNaturalist app on your smartphone to document pollinators for the TPWD bioblitz!
Oct 4
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 4
1:30p
End Date

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're on the hunt for all things that crawl or fly!
Oct 4
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 4
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

Bulverde, TX - Mammen Family Public Library
Join Ranger Holly at the library every month!
Oct 4
6:30p
End Date

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

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

Night Hike: Nature's Night Shift

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

Bird & Nature Hike

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 5
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

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

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

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

Lake Hike

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Volunteer Workday

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

Park Cleanup

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Get your #trashtag on and get a FREE day pass for your next visit!
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

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

Birds, Bugs, and Botany

Hill Country State Natural Area
Birding is about more than just identification, it’s about discovering the secrets of a bird’s habitat.
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Friends of Fort Parker SP Presents: Cemetery Cleanup and Dutch Oven Demo

Fort Parker State Park
The Friends of Fort Parker sponsor this exciting chance to help staff maintain our historic cemetery! Afterwards, enjoy some Dutch oven chili and cornbread!
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Wandering Winged Walk

Mother Neff State Park
Learn winged wildlife watching basics.
Oct 5
9:30a
End Date

Permian Track Tour

San Angelo State Park
Permian track tour is an expedition to Little Foot Draw where you will see footprints that are over 200 million years old, left behind from creatures of the Permian Era.
Oct 5
9:30a
End Date

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

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

Summit Hike

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

Coffee with the Ranger

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

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Fido's Field Day

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Reservations required

Cedar Hill State Park
Can you finish the hike without becoming a zombie?!
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

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

Hill Country Heritage Expo

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

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Register here!

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild?
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate creativity and sketch in the outdoors
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Oct 5
10:30a
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Oct 5
11:00a
End Date

Nature Cubs Club

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

Hike into History

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

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 5
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Oct 5
1:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about the wildlife that lives in the park!
Oct 5
1:00p
End Date

Intro to iNaturalist

Guadalupe River State Park
Find out how to use the fun and easy iNaturalist app on your smartphone to document pollinators for the TPWD bioblitz!
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Skins & Skulls

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Skins & Skulls

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

Craft: Wild Tracks

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn to identify some wildlife tracks and make a track to take home!
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Painting in the Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature using watercolors. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinator Bioblitz!
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Monarch Butterfly Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a metamorphosis mobile.
Oct 5
3:00p
End Date

Atlatl Demo

Copper Breaks State Park
Prehistoric hunting. Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl and dart. Join a park ranger to learn about this ancient hunting tool.
Oct 5
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Sun Fun

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

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Oct 5
7:15p
End Date

International Observe the Moon Night!

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
View the moon, stars, planets, and more!
Oct 5
7:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Oct 5
7:30p
End Date

Moon Viewing Program

Abilene State Park
International Observe the Moon event
Oct 5
7:30p
End Date

Twilight Snake Walk

Lockhart State Park
Seek our Slithering Serpents
Oct 5
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 5
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service.
Oct 5
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Our most popular nighttime event is back and better than ever! Join us every Saturday night in October as we blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders!
Oct 6
7:00a
End Date

Women Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Ready ladies?!
Oct 6
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 6
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 6
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Fish ID and fishin' basics!
Oct 6
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

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

Bay Explorations

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

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

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

Art in the Park

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

Guided History Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

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

Denio Track Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Discover the dinosaurs of the Denio Track Site!
Oct 6
2:00p
End Date

Disc Golf with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Play a round of disc golf!
Oct 6
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Oct 8
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

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

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

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

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool - Poetry in the Park

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

Tarleton State University Government and Nonprofit Career Fair

Stephenville, TX - Barry B. Thompson Student Center - Ballrooms
Talk to Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting at this career fair.
Oct 9
12:00p
End Date

Texas Woman's University Career and Internship Fair

Denton, TX - Pioneer Hall
Meet with Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting at this Job Fair.
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 10
8:30a
End Date

Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo Workshop

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

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Oct 10
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 10
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

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

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

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

Fort Davis Tales

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

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Oct 10
2:00p
End Date

Lamar University Career Expo

Beaumont, TX - Setzer Student Center (Live Oak Ballroom)
Meet with a Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiter about career opportunities.
Oct 10
3:00p
End Date

West Central Texas Career Consortium

Abilene, TX - Abilene Christian University
Attending Universities: Abilene Christian University, Angelo State University, Cisco College, Hardin Simmons University, Howard Payne University and McMurry University.
Oct 11
8:00a
End Date

Early Bird Birding

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we go in search of the birds that call Enchanted Rock home.
Oct 11
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 11
9:00a
End Date

Living History Days at Historic Fort Griffin

Albany, TX - Fort Griffin State Historic Site
Buffalo Soldiers, Frontier Army, Living History, Re-enactments, Family Fun Activities, Outdoor Education
Oct 11
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 11
10:30a
End Date

Nature Walk

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

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

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

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 11
5:30p
End Date

Intro to Nature Photography

Eisenhower State Park
Looking for a fun new way to connect with your physical surroundings? Join park host Tom Hadley and learn the basics of nature photography!
Oct 11
6:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

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

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Oct 12
8:00a
End Date

Birding with Ranger Mark!

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

Bird Walk: 8AM

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Look for birds at Lake Arrowhead State Park!
Oct 12
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where you will see several remnant sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and the Seminole Watering Hole, a historic stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Oct 12
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our "Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds" can be spotted. This walk is for all visitors, young or old, who want to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water for this one-hour, easy trail walk.
Oct 12
8:15a
End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Oct 12
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 12
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Oct 12
8:30a
End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
NOTE NEW START TIME! 8:30AM
Oct 12
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

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

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

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

Hike With Your Hound

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Bring your four-legged friend for a morning stroll through the park!
Oct 12
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 12
9:00a
End Date

Wandering Winged Walk

Mother Neff State Park
Learn winged wildlife watching basics.
Oct 12
9:00a
End Date

8th Annual Disc Golf Championship

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and test your skills at the 8th Annual Disc Golf Championship!
Oct 12
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

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

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

San Angelo State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 12
9:30a
End Date

Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure how to get started? Join a park guide for a fun paddling adventure. Register here!
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Nature Talk

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

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Register here!

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild?
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

From Rags to Riches

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

Pollinator BioBlitz

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Texas Pollinator BioBlitz is back!
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Baytown Nurture Nature Festival

Baytown, TX - Baytown Nurture Center
Join TPWD Get Outside at this FREE family friendly festival - learn some outdoor skills, see and touch wildlife, listen to music and more.
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Atlanta State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to make your own bird feeder!
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Bioblitz Hike

Fort Parker State Park
Explore the Springfield Trail with a ranger as we catch pollinators on film during the 4th Annual Pollinator Bioblitz!
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Plant Bingo Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join a Master Naturalist for a native plant bingo game on the trails!
Oct 12
10:30a
End Date

River Rock Crawl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dip, duck, crouch, and crawl your way through the Paluxy River Trail!
Oct 12
10:30a
End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody's a birder!
Oct 12
11:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cookin'

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

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Oct 12
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 12
11:30a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Migration Mania!

Atlanta State Park
Learn about bird migration through an interactive game!
Oct 12
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

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

Guided History Tour

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

Skins & Skulls

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Beginner's Birdwatching

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the basics of identifying our winged friends!
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Monarch Butterfly Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a metamorphosis mobile.
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Hiking & Backpacking: Taking The First Steps

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Campfire 101 - Making Camping S’more Fun

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a fun afternoon of campfire instruction and s'mores!
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinator Bioblitz!
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Demo

Fairfield Lake State Park
Master cook Mike from Uncle Mike's Outdoor Kitchen will be putting on a Dutch oven demonstration. Free Samples!
Oct 12
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 12
4:00p
End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling tour with sunset views.
Oct 12
6:00p
End Date

Sunset Summit Hike

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

Texas Pollinator Bioblitz: Moth Watch

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come help us count evening pollinators!
Oct 12
7:00p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Oct 12
7:00p
End Date

Moonshiner's Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us on a moonshiner's adventure!
Oct 12
7:00p
End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Oct 12
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palmetto State Park
Explore the Ottine swamp with a ranger under the light of the full moon.
Oct 12
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Fort Parker State Park
Explore the night sky at Fort Parker!
Oct 12
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Our most popular nighttime event is back and better than ever! Join us every Saturday night in October as we blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders!
Oct 12
8:30p
End Date

Gaze at the Galaxy

Colorado Bend State Park
Look through a telescope and see what is above us in the night sky.
Oct 13
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 13
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 13
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

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

Bay Explorations

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

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

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

Art in the Park

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate creativity and sketch in the outdoors
Oct 13
11:00a
End Date

Spear Throwing - Atlatl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl!
Oct 13
1:00p
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop

Allen, TX - Greenville Oaks Church of Christ
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor
Oct 13
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 13
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Oct 13
2:00p
End Date

Lake Arrowhead SP Bingo

Lake Arrowhead State Park
A park- and nature-themed take on this classic game
Oct 13
2:00p
End Date

Map & Compass Basics

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Learn how to find your way in the wild!
Oct 13
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 13
7:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

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

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Oct. 14-16

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Oct. 14-16 for a public hunt.
Oct 14
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 14
10:00a
End Date

Norris Vincent College of Business Career Fair

San Angelo, TX - Houston Harte University Center
Meet Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Oct 15
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Training and certification to conduct Texas Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD workshops - prerequisite required
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Oct 16
6:00p
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Two-Part Workshop

Austin, TX - Asian American Resource Center
Become a Texas Parks and Wildlife Certified Angler Education Instructor
Oct 17
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Oct 17
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 17
12:00p
End Date

Southwestern University Internship and Career Fair

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

Fort Davis Tales

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

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Oct 17
7:30p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

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

Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop - Burnet

Burnet, TX - AgriLife Extension
Biologists will provide an overview of the wildlife tax valuation, developing a wildlife management plan, and management practices.
Oct 18
8:30a
End Date

Fort Stockton Living History Days

Fort Stockton, TX - Fort Stockton Historic Site
Buffalo Soldiers, Frontier Army, Living History, Stories and Activities, School groups
Oct 18
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 18
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 18
1:30p
End Date

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're on the hunt for all things that crawl or fly!
Oct 18
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Pollution Solutions

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

Palo Duro Prairie Palooza!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Become a Texas Time Traveler and see the wonders of the past!
Oct 18
5:30p
End Date

Intro to Nature Photography

Eisenhower State Park
Looking for a fun new way to connect with your physical surroundings? Join park host Tom Hadley and learn the basics of nature photography!
Oct 18
6:00p
End Date

Sun & Stars Hike

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

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

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

Spooky Campfire Stories & S'mores

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

Owl Prowl

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn all about the who's whoooo of the night.
Oct 19
6:30a
End Date

Sunrise Summit Hike

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

Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us to find the birds in the park!
Oct 19
8:00a
End Date

25th Annual Interpretive Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
We are celebrating 25 years of the Interpretive Fair with a weekend full of activities and fun!
Oct 19
8:00a
End Date

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

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

Bird & Nature Hike

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 19
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Oct 19
8:30a
End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
NOTE NEW START TIME: 8:30AM
Oct 19
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

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

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 19
9:00a
End Date

Beginning Fly Fishing

Aquilla, TX - Latham Springs
This fun, hands-on workshop is for beginners or novices.
Oct 19
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

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

Forest Bathing: Meditation Walk

Lockhart State Park
Immerse yourself in nature to de-stress and improve your well-being.
Oct 19
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

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

Summit Hike

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

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Nature Craft

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

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Fido's Field Day

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

Bioblitz Hike

Fort Parker State Park
Explore the Springfield Trail with a ranger as we catch pollinators on film during the 4th Annual Pollinator Bioblitz!
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Buffalo Soldiers, Native Americans, Living History, Natural History and more.
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta

Guadalupe River State Park
Celebrating monarchs and more!
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Nature Navigation

Tyler State Park
Find your way through the outdoors without a map and compass.
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Oct 19
11:00a
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

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

Harvest Heritage Festival

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

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Oct 19
11:00a
End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Oct 19
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 19
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Oct 19
1:00p
End Date

Fishing 101

Lockhart State Park
Join us for some fishing fun at Lockhart State Park!
Oct 19
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Skins & Skulls

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Oct 19
2:00p
End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Navigation Revelation

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

Buggin' Out!

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

Fillet a Fish Demonstration and Fish Fry

Eisenhower State Park
Do you like to fish? Do you want to learn how to take that catch and put it on the dinner table? Join the Inland Fisheries Division, your local Game Warden, and your favorite park rangers at Eisenhower State Park and learn how to properly wield that fillet knife at our Fillet a Fish Demonstration and Fish Fry.
Oct 19
3:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 19
5:00p
End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park after dark and join us for games, crafts, Spooky Trail, and more!
Oct 19
6:30p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join the Austin Astronomical Society in viewing stars, planets and galaxies through dozens of different telescopes!
Oct 19
6:30p
End Date

Bats: Better than Batman

Lockhart State Park
Come celebrate the spooky season by learning all about BATS (and why they're better than Batman) at Lockhart State Park!
Oct 19
7:00p
End Date

Vulture Verses

Fort Parker State Park
A fun read with a ranger about the unloved animals amongst us!
Oct 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

Blacklight Night Hike!

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

Night Hike

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 20
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

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

Bay Explorations

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

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

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

Guided History Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 20
2:00p
End Date

Ballroom Waltz

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the Ballroom Track Site with a ranger
Oct 20
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 21 End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Oct. 21-23

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Oct. 21-23 for a public hunt.
Oct 21
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Oct 22
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 23
1:00p
End Date

Stephen F. Austin Career and Internship Expo

Nacogdoches, TX - Baker Pattillo Student Center (Grand Ballroom)
Talk to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiter about career opportunities.
Oct 23
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Oct 23
6:00p
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training Two-Part Workshop

Austin, TX - Asian American Resource Center
Become a Texas Parks and Wildlife Certified Angler Education Instructor
Oct 24
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Oct 24
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 24
11:00a
End Date

Houston Career Fair

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

Fort Davis Tales

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

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Oct 24
6:00p
End Date

Big Bend Conservation Book Club: A Sand County Almanac

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

Halloween at the Hatchery 2019

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Grab your costumes and trick-or-treating bags! Our annual Halloween at the Hatchery event returns for an evening of family-friendly fun.
Oct 25
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 25
9:00a
End Date

Backcountry Buddies

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 25
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Fall Wildflower Wander

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

Pumpkin Carving at Palmetto

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

Evening Track Talk

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

Night Hike

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

Haunted History Hike - Reservations Full

Cedar Hill State Park
*Reservations for this event are full*
Oct 25
7:30p
End Date

Stargazing 101

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

Star Party!

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

Stories in the Stars

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

Spooky Campfire Stories & S'mores

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

Jack-o'-lantern Scavenger Hunt

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Can you find the plastic jack-o'-lanterns hidden along park trails?
Oct 26 End Date

Jack-O-Lantern Display

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Display your Jack-O-Lantern at the park.
Oct 26
8:00a
End Date

Last Saturday Habitat Restoration

Pedernales Falls State Park
Help us to rebuild a habitat that was lost due to human activity!
Oct 26
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

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

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 26
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

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

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

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

Hike With Your Hound

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

Go Fish - Learn to Fish Event!

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

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

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

Critter Fest

Copper Breaks State Park
Buffalo Soldiers, Animal Tracking, Outdoor Education, Stories and Activities for all
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

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

Huntsville State Park
This event is full, and no longer accepting registrations.
Oct 26
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Oct 26
9:30a
End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | West TX (Registration Open until 10/23)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

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

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Register here!

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild?
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Fall Fest

Mother Neff State Park
Join us for a Fall celebration with the Buffalo Soldiers.
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Bats!

Wyler Aerial Tramway
It's not a bird, not a plane its a bat!
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Fall Fest

Mother Neff State Park
Mother Neff State Park activities, Buffalo Soldiers, Living History, Outdoor fun and activities
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a creepy, crawly craft!
Oct 26
11:00a
End Date

Fossil Dig

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

Halloween Costume Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Put on your scary, silly, or sweet Halloween costumes and join us for this fun hike! We'll talk about some of the spooooky creature that live in our woods!
Oct 26
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 26
11:30a
End Date

Halloween Geocaching

Cedar Hill State Park
Solve the Halloween clues to complete the geocache course!
Oct 26
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Oct 26
1:00p
End Date

Halloweenfest

Lockhart State Park
Join us for witch crafts, a special spooky storytime, and a costume contest!
Oct 26
1:00p
End Date

Halloween Treats from a Dutch Oven

Colorado Bend State Park
Learn how to cook a Pumpkin Spice Cake in a Dutch Oven. Free Samples!
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Skins & Skulls

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Geocaching 101

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

Monarch Butterfly Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a metamorphosis mobile.
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Spooky Species Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Some animals are scarier than others, and sometimes fear is well deserved!
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Oct 26
2:30p
End Date

Trail Detectives

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help a park ranger solve a wildlife mystery! *Please note updated date for this hike*
Oct 26
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult kayaking tour at sunset
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Trick or Trees!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Dress up or put on a mask for a Halloween tradition in the campground!
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Creepy Crawly Halloween Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
Join in the fun for a Halloween Hike. Learn about spiders, bats and stars! There will be some goodies handed out along the trail.
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Halloween in the Park

Abilene State Park
Come trick-or-treat through the campsites, learn about creatures of the night, and have a few screams on the haunted trail.
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

4th Annual Boo Camp

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for some family friendly Halloween fun!
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Boo In the Park

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 26
6:30p
End Date

Bat Talk and Walk

Atlanta State Park
Learn about these misunderstood creatures and view them as they fly across the night sky!
Oct 26
6:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Atlanta State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature’s night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
Oct 26
7:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join us to discover what goes bump in the night during this special Halloween-themed night hike!
Oct 26
7:00p
End Date

North Texas Skywatch Star Party

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright . . .” in our Texas State Park!
Oct 26
7:00p
End Date

BATS!

Fort Parker State Park
Are BATS really the notorious, secretive creatures their sinister reputations make them out to be? Fort Parker is home to several species of bats. Come join us and learn the thrilling truths about these mysterious predators of the night!
Oct 26
7:30p
End Date

Ottine Swamp Haunted Hike

Palmetto State Park
Ready for a spooky walk. Come on out after dark and hike the haunted boardwalks and trails of Palmetto State Park.
Oct 26
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Atlanta State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature’s night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
Oct 26
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Our most popular nighttime event is back and better than ever! Join us every Saturday night in October as we blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders!
Oct 27
7:00a
End Date

Last Sunday Hike - Halloween Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Want to do a quick hike?
Oct 27
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 27
8:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Oct 27
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 27
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Oct 27
11:00a
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Oct 27
1:00p
End Date

Sea Center Spooktacular

Sea Center Texas
Join Sea Center Texas for its annual Halloween Spooktacular!
Oct 27
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Oct 27
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Oct 27
2:00p
End Date

River Rock Crawl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dip, duck, crouch, and crawl your way through the Paluxy River Trail!
Oct 27
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 28
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Oct 29
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Monarch Migration

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Learn all about the Monarch butterflies' migration. Register here!
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Oct 31
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Oct 31
9:00a
End Date

Fall Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join our Hawk Watch Count Master and Volunteers as they ID and document thousands of migrating raptors. Weather Permitting.
Oct 31
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Oct 31
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Oct 31
2:30p
End Date

The Ghosts of Ranches Past

Hill Country State Natural Area
All throughout Hill Country SNA you’ll find the ghosts of our ranching days…

November 2019

Nov 1
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Nov 1
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 1
1:00p
End Date

Project WILD Facilitator Training

College Station, TX - Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections
Training and certification to conduct Texas Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD workshops - prerequisite required
Nov 1
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 1
3:00p
End Date

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
Nov 1
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

Bulverde, TX - Mammen Family Public Library
Join Ranger Holly at the library every month!
Nov 1
5:30p
End Date

Samhain Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Take a challenging hike and learn the rich history behind samhain.
Nov 1
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike: Nature's Night Shift

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature’s night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
Nov 2
7:30a
End Date

Friends of GCSNA Recharge Run

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Get in on our annual 8K or 15K Trail Run!
Nov 2
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 2
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Volunteer Workday

Village Creek State Park
Recovery from hurricane Harvey continues at Village Creek State Park. We are working hard to get more of our trails and other areas of the park open for visitors and we need your help. On the first Saturday of every month, we are inviting anyone who has an hour, or two, or more that they can volunteer, to come lend a hand to get the park back in shape.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Park Cleanup

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Get your #trashtag on and get a FREE day pass for your next visit!
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Wandering Winged Walk

Mother Neff State Park
Learn winged wildlife watching basics.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Intro to Nature Photography

Eisenhower State Park
Looking for a fun new way to connect with your physical surroundings? Join park host Tom Hadley and learn the basics of nature photography!
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

McKinney Falls State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX (Full)

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

NaNoWriMo Write-in Palo Duro!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join Ranger Lindsay and let the canyon inspire your next novel
Nov 2
9:30a
End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | West TX (Registration Open until 10/30)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 2
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 2
9:30a
End Date

Rise-N-Shine Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for a two-mile nature trail hike to get your day started on the right foot!
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival

Austin, TX - Travis County Exposition Center
Join us at this family-friendly event celebrating the traditions and heritage of Native American Culture.
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Nature's Palette

Hill Country State Natural Area
When you look a little closer, the colors of Hill Country State Natural Area may surprise you.
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Migration Mania!

Atlanta State Park
Learn about bird migration through an interactive game!
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Guided Hike - Gorman Spring Trail and Gorman Falls

Colorado Bend State Park
Bring out your adventurous side! Hike the historic Gorman Spring Trail and after a break, hike to the Gorman Falls.
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Nov 2
11:00a
End Date

Nature Cubs Club

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Attention all lil' nature lovers, Sheldon Lake State Park has an event just for you!
Nov 2
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Leaf Hunt

Caddo Lake State Park
Fall leaves can be found in a variety of shapes and colors!
Nov 2
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Atlanta State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to make your own bird feeder!
Nov 2
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 2
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

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

Guided History Tour

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

Skins & Skulls

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Skins & Skulls

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

Sylvan Saunter

Tyler State Park
Treat yourself and rediscover the outdoors at a slow pace.
Nov 2
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 2
6:00p
End Date

Making Memories From Nature

Fort Parker State Park
Gather inspiration on a short hike before we paint!
Nov 2
6:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join Austin Astronomical Society and get up close and personal with our solar system!
Nov 2
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.”
Nov 2
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service.
Nov 3
7:00a
End Date

Women Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's change it up ladies!
Nov 3
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 3
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Nov 3
9:00a
End Date

Fall Plant Walk

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Nov 3
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

#HarrietHikes at Huntsville State Park

Huntsville State Park
We will be hosting our own series of #HarrietHikes at Huntsville SP in honor of Harriet Tubman and her life!
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Fiesta!

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Big Bend Ranch State Park by joining the Fiesta!
Nov 3
11:00a
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Nov 3
11:30a
End Date

Geocaching 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Have an extra hour to spend today? Find a geocache! Join us for a high-tech, modern day treasure hunt.
Nov 3
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 3
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 3
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Nov 3
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Homeschool Class: Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 5
11:00a
End Date

TAMUCC Veterans, Criminal Justice and Govt Agencies Expo

Corpus Christi, TX - University Center
Join Texas Parks and Wildlife Recruiting at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi's Expo for Veterans, Criminal Justice and Government Agencies.
Nov 5
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Nov 5
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Nov 6
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Watercolor Nature Scenes

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to learn how to watercolor nature scenes. Register here!
Nov 6
1:00p
End Date

University of North Texas All Majors Career Fair

Denton, TX - UNT Union Ballroom 134
Talk to a Texas Parks and Wildlife recruiter about career opportunities and internships.
Nov 6
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Nov 6
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 7
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Nov 7
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 7
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Nov 7
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Nov 8
8:00a
End Date

Early Bird Birding

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we go in search of the birds that call Enchanted Rock home.
Nov 8
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 8
10:30a
End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for the little things that make Enchanted Rock special!
Nov 8
1:30p
End Date

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're on the hunt for all things that crawl or fly!
Nov 8
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 8
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 8
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Nov 9
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 11/09/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Limited space-reservation required!
Nov 9
8:15a
End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's go birding!
Nov 9
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Nov 9
8:30a
End Date

Prairie Plant-a-Thon

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for our annual prairie planting event!
Nov 9
8:30a
End Date

Coffee and Conversation with a Ranger

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a Ranger for Coffee and Conversation at the Amphitheater.
Nov 9
8:30a
End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the second Saturday of the month for a guided hike.
Nov 9
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

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

Wandering Winged Walk

Mother Neff State Park
Learn winged wildlife watching basics.
Nov 9
9:00a
End Date

Birds, Bugs, and Botany

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

Guided Canoe Trip

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Want to go out on a canoe, but not sure how to get started? Join a park guide for a fun paddling adventure. Register here!
Nov 9
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Winedale Tours and Buffalo Soldiers

Round Top, TX - Winedale historic complex
Buffalo Soldiers, Historical Tours, Living History, Museum day, Family activity,
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Brazos Valley Worldfest

Bryan, TX - Brazos Valley Expo Complex
Buffalo Soldiers and Cultures from all over the world, good food, activities and more.
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Rio! Rio!

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
For centuries people have been settling along the San Antonio River, from native hunters and gatherers to European immigrants. Come see how they lived and changed the surrounding area at this exciting event!
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

On The Rigth Track

San Angelo State Park
Ever wanted to learn how to identify different wildlife's footprints? Well now is your chance at San Angelo State Park. We will be showing what the tracks look like, interesting facts about the animals, and we will be making a track mold for you to decorate and take home.
Nov 9
10:30a
End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody's a birder!
Nov 9
11:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cookin'

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn to cook the old fashioned way! Join us at Cooper Lake State Park and savor the taste of years gone by.
Nov 9
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 9
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Beginner's Birdwatching

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the basics of identifying our winged friends!
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Art on the Go!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us on a quick art adventure, perfect for all skill levels. We will be using several art mediums, including sun paper, to create works of art inspired from the surrounding nature. Later you will use your observations to begin your very own nature journal!
Nov 9
3:00p
End Date

Lakeshore Nature Hike

Tyler State Park
Autumn edition
Nov 9
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 9
4:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Mother Neff State Park
Join us for delicious dessert samples.
Nov 9
6:00p
End Date

Moonlight Loop Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for a hike on the Loop Trail under the light of the moon.
Nov 9
7:00p
End Date

Birds!

Fort Parker State Park
Learn about the cool things birds do for humankind and play a birdcall game!
Nov 9
7:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Nov 9
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discover fun night time activities in the outdoors!
Nov 10
8:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Nov 10
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 10
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

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

Bay Explorations

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

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 10
11:00a
End Date

Spear Throwing - Atlatl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl!
Nov 10
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 10
2:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Palmetto State Park
We will show you how to bake and roast using a Dutch oven over a campfire.
Nov 10
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 10
2:00p
End Date

Make Your Own Geocache

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your own hidden treasure chest and join the phenomenon that is geocaching!
Nov 10
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 12
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Nov 12
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Nov 13
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Nov 14
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Nov 14
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Nov 14
2:00p
End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered. (Sorry - no program 9/26)
Nov 15
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 15
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 15
2:30p
End Date

Symbiotic Sweeties

Hill Country State Natural Area
There are plenty of #RelationshipGoals in nature!
Nov 15
7:00p
End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt

Caddo Lake State Park
We've put a twist on your average scavenger hunt! Join us to explore Caddo Lake State Park in the dark while using your senses to find the items on our list.
Nov 16
8:00a
End Date

Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us to find the birds in the park!
Nov 16
8:15a
End Date

Tyler State Park Birding Tour

Tyler State Park
Let's bo birding!
Nov 16
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Nov 16
8:30a
End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the third Saturday of each month for a new adventure!
Nov 16
8:30a
End Date

Coffee and Conversation with a Ranger

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a Ranger for hot coffee and conversation. Ask about the trails, the history of the park or the Junior Ranger Program.
Nov 16
8:30a
End Date

Coffee and Conversation with a Ranger

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a Ranger for hot coffee and conversation. Ask about the trails, the history of the park or the Junior Ranger Program.
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

Go Fish - Learn to Fish Event!

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at McKinney Falls State Park where youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. Event start time is 9:00 A.M.
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

Wandering Winged Walk

Mother Neff State Park
Learn winged wildlife watching basics.
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

NaNoWriMo Write-in Palo Duro!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join Ranger Lindsay and let the canyon inspire your next novel
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Atlanta State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

Buescher State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central TX (Registration Open until 11/13)

Buescher State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

Intro to Nature Photography

Eisenhower State Park
Looking for a fun new way to connect with your physical surroundings? Join park host Tom Hadley and learn the basics of nature photography!
Nov 16
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 16
9:30a
End Date

Rise-N-Shine Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for a two-mile nature trail hike to get your day started on the right foot!
Nov 16
9:30a
End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Fort Worth Area (Registration Open until 11/13)

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Animal Tracks

Abilene State Park
Come learn about animal tracks.
Nov 16
11:00a
End Date

Painting in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature using watercolors. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Nov 16
11:00a
End Date

Home Improvement: Beaver Pond Walk

Tyler State Park
The rodent that change its world.
Nov 16
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 16
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Come learn about wildlife found at Choke Canyon State Park and other areas of Texas with one of our park rangers! Then put your identification skills to the test with a game!
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Art on the Go!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us on a quick art adventure, perfect for all skill levels. We will be using several art mediums, including sun paper, to create works of art inspired from the surrounding nature. Later you will use your observations to begin your very own nature journal!
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Geocaching 101

Atlanta State Park
Ever dreamed of being a treasure hunter? Well, now you can be! Geocaching is all about exploring the great outdoors while looking for hidden treasure, or caches.
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know.
Nov 16
2:30p
End Date

Nature Journaling 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn how to keep a nature journal.
Nov 16
3:00p
End Date

Winter Survival

Tyler State Park
Be prepared for winter weather.
Nov 16
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 16
6:00p
End Date

Moonshiner's Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us on a moonshiner's adventure!
Nov 16
7:00p
End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Nov 16
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come enjoy the night life in the park!
Nov 17
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 17
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 17
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Nov 17
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 17
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 17
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one of a kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Nov 17
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 17
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 17
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 19
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Nov 20
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Meditation

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Learn why, what, and how to meditate!
Nov 21
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Nov 21
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

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

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 22
2:30p
End Date

Fall Wildflower Wander

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a wildflower photography hike!
Nov 22
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 22
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Nov 22
7:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Atlanta State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!
Nov 23
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 11/23/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Nov 23
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Nov 23
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Nov 23
9:00a
End Date

Wandering Winged Walk

Mother Neff State Park
Learn winged wildlife watching basics.
Nov 23
9:00a
End Date

Huntsville State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston TX (Registration Open until 11/20)

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 23
9:00a
End Date

Habitat Hike

Atlanta State Park
Join us for a fun, interactive, and informative hike to discover what makes a habitat!
Nov 23
9:00a
End Date

Backcountry Buddies

Hill Country State Natural Area
New to hiking? Need hiking buddies? We’ve got you covered!
Nov 23
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Nov 23
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Nature Navigation

Tyler State Park
Find your way through the outdoors without a map and compass.
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Atlanta State Park
Join us for an introduction to birding! You will learn binocular and bird ID tips, followed by a hike where we'll play a game to practice your new skills.
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Permian Track Tour

San Angelo State Park
Permian track tour is an expedition to Little Foot Draw where you will see footprints that are over 200 million years old, left behind from creatures of the Permian Era.
Nov 23
11:00a
End Date

Caddo Lake: Created by Nature, Controlled by Man

Caddo Lake State Park
Just how was this East Texas treasure created? The answer is not so simple! Caddo Lake was created by a natural phenomenon, but over time it has been greatly altered by man.
Nov 23
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 23
1:00p
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Critter Scene Investigation Hike

Tyler State Park
Be an outdoor detective.
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to hike along the Caddo Forest Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Nov 23
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 23
6:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Nov 23
6:30p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we learn to navigate our dark skies.
Nov 24
7:00a
End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Elevate your sense of adventure!
Nov 24
8:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a ranger for an introduction to the great hobby of birding.
Nov 24
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Nov 24
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 24
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 24
11:00a
End Date

Animal Investigations

Palmetto State Park
Join a ranger for a hands on exploration of some interesting creature features that help animals in the wild.
Nov 24
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Nov 24
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Nov 24
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

Heritage Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger on a guided hike to discover the past, present, and future of Hill Country State Natural Area!
Nov 28
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Nov 28
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 28
10:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Nov 28
10:30a
End Date

2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K

South Llano River State Park
Earn those Thanksgiving calories here at the park for our 2nd annual Turkey Trot 5K .
Nov 28
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Nov 28
2:30p
End Date

Turkey Pass (or Pass the Turkey) Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a cornucopia-shaped hike to the top of Enchanted Rock to work off your day's 'stuffings.'
Nov 28
3:00p
End Date

Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble

Caddo Lake State Park
Feeling full from your Thanksgiving feast? It's time to get your wobble on! Bring your family and give thanks for our public lands as we hike off the stuffing and turkey!
Nov 29
7:00a
End Date

#OptOutside Sunrise Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Why wake up early to go shopping when you could wake up early to go hiking?!
Nov 29
7:00a
End Date

#OptOutside Sunrise Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Skip the long lines and join millions of Americans across the nation as they #OptOutside this Black Friday!
Nov 29
9:00a
End Date

12th Annual "Walk Off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Spend Black Friday with our feathered friends.
Nov 29
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 29
10:00a
End Date

Black Friday Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
Get out of the malls and into nature. Hike the Gorman Spring Trail and then hike to the Gorman Falls.
Nov 29
1:00p
End Date

#OptOutside Afternoon Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Skip the long lines and join millions of Americans across the nation as they #OptOutside this Black Friday!
Nov 29
1:30p
End Date

Tracking Table

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ready for a rousing game of Who Dung It?
Nov 29
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Fall in the Savannah

Tyler State Park
Autumn in the Post Oak Savannah
Nov 29
2:30p
End Date

Opt-Outside Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Need to work off some additional Thanksgiving calories?
Nov 30
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

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

Coffee, Conversation and Dutch Oven Biscuits with a Ranger

Colorado Bend State Park
Start your day with hot coffee and Dutch Oven biscuits.
Nov 30
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Nov 30
9:00a
End Date

Birds, Bugs, and Botany

Hill Country State Natural Area
Birding is about more than just identification, it’s about discovering the secrets of a bird’s habitat.
Nov 30
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Nov 30
9:00a
End Date

Lakeshore Fall Foliage Photography Hike

Tyler State Park
Bring your camera for this one.
Nov 30
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Ornament Making Workshop

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a tree-ring ornament
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Deck the Halls

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Make Christmas decorations with natural materials
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Turkey Day Hike

San Angelo State Park
Need some extra motivation to burn off all that Thanksgiving Dinner? Come join us for a morning hike on the North Unit of the park, and lets burn some turkey and dressing calories.
Nov 30
11:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and find a personal connection with nature through the art of nature journaling!
Nov 30
1:30p
End Date

Santa Hat Trail Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hike with a little holiday cheer.
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

10 Essentials

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Do you know the ten essentials for camping and hiking?
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Fossil Dig

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Calling all Jr. Rangers! Try your hand at real paleontology!
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Hike into History

Caddo Lake State Park
Hike through our historic park and learn about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. We will discuss their legacy and view examples of their craftsmanship.
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive.
Nov 30
3:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Enjoy a cozy campfire with a story.
Nov 30
3:00p
End Date

Campfire Time Travel

Fairfield Lake State Park
Bring your lawn chairs and join us for history around the campfire!
Nov 30
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Christmas Tree Lighting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to watch the park's tree light up!

December 2019

Dec 1
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 1
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 1
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 1
11:00a
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Dec 1
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 1
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 1
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 2 End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Dec. 2-4

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Dec. 2-4 for a public hunt.
Dec 2
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 3
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Dec 3
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 4
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 5
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Dec 5
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Dec 5
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 6
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Dec 6
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 6
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

Bulverde, TX - Mammen Family Public Library
Join Ranger Holly at the library every month!
Dec 6
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

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

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Dec 6
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 7
7:30a
End Date

Select A Fly Challenge

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Bring your favorite fly rod out for a day of friendly competition! Our annual Select a Fly Challenge benefits the educational mission of the Friends of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.
Dec 7
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 12/07/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Limited space-reservation required!
Dec 7
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 7
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

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

Project WILD Workshop

25840 FM 1485 New Caney, TX - Lake Houston Wilderness Park
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional development for anyone who works with children.
Dec 7
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

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

Lake Hike

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Volunteer Workday

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

Park Cleanup

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Get your #trashtag on and get a FREE day pass for your next visit!
Dec 7
9:00a
End Date

Ata What?

Colorado Bend State Park
Learn about the Atlatl and archery.
Dec 7
9:00a
End Date

Backcountry Buddies

Hill Country State Natural Area
New to hiking? Need hiking buddies? We’ve got you covered!
Dec 7
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 7
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Plant Bingo Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join a Master Naturalist for a native plant bingo game on the trails!
Dec 7
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

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

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Dec 7
11:00a
End Date

Pearl Harbor Ceremony aboard the TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Dec 7
1:00p
End Date

Christmas with the Fishes

Sea Center Texas
Santa is coming to Sea Center!
Dec 7
1:00p
End Date

Painting in the Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature using watercolors. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Skins & Skulls

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come learn about the animals in the woods.
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Navigation Revelation

Tyler State Park
What do you do when the GPS batteries die?
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Ornament Making Workshop

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join a ranger in creating fun holiday ornaments to hang on your tree! All ages and skill levels welcome but supplies are limited.
Dec 7
3:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Celebrate Christmas with us at Mr. Buck's historic ranch home as we decorate trees, take pictures with Santa, some Christmas tunes on the front porch, hot chocolate, and more!
Dec 7
3:00p
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to hike along the Caddo Forest Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Dec 7
3:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive.
Dec 7
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 7
3:30p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas Edition!
Dec 7
5:00p
End Date

Twinkle Tour

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for our annual Twinkle Tour at Lake Tawakoni State Park. Enjoy all the festive Christmas lights and meet Santa at the amphitheater. Make note of your Christmas wishes and bring your camera!
Dec 7
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 7
6:00p
End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Christmas – Music & Poetry

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Bring the whole family to the Lone Star Amphitheater and experience Christmas cowboy style.
Dec 7
6:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Mission

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate the Christmas season surrounded by seasonal music in the chapel of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 8 End Date

Mother Neff Christmas

Mother Neff State Park
Save the date!
Dec 8
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 8
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Afternoon Ranger Walks

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a guided hike of Palmetto State Park. All ages welcome.
Dec 8
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 8
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 8
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 8
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 8
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 9 End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Dec. 9-11

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Dec. 9-11 for a public hunt.
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 10
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 11
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 12
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Dec 12
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 12
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Dec 12
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 13
11:00a
End Date

Naturalists in Training

Hill Country State Natural Area
Calling all kids! Do you have what it takes to think like a naturalist?
Dec 13
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 13
4:00p
End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
A Christmastime sunset stroll.
Dec 13
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Take a break from the Holidays rush.
Dec 13
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 13
6:00p
End Date

Winter Wonderland

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join us for a fun-filled winter celebration.
Dec 13
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2019

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 8th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 13
6:30p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and drive through decorated campgrounds. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 14
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Guided Hike 12/14/2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Dec 14
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 14
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

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

Coffee, Conversation and Dutch Oven Biscuits

Colorado Bend State Park
Start your day with hot coffee, conversation and Dutch Oven Biscuits
Dec 14
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Dec 14
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Old-Fashioned Candy Making

Palmetto State Park
Homemade candy and holiday fun!
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Elf on a Trail

San Angelo State Park
Come out and help the Park Rangers find all the Elf's on the Trail, and see what they are up to in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Dec 14
11:00a
End Date

Battleship TEXAS Presents “Yuletide TEXAS”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Dec 14
11:00a
End Date

Holiday Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Join a Park Ranger for a guided hike!
Dec 14
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Beginner's Birdwatching

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

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Dec 14
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 14
4:00p
End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
A Christmastime sunset stroll.
Dec 14
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Take a break from the Holidays rush.
Dec 14
5:00p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Come join the Austin Astronomical Society in viewing stars, planets and galaxies through dozens of different telescopes!
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Winter Wonderland

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join us for a fun-filled winter celebration.
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2019

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 8th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Fa La La in the Forest

Abilene State Park
Come see the Christmas light show at Abilene State Park!
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Caroling at Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for Christmas carols around the campfire!
Dec 14
6:30p
End Date

Christmas In the Park - Fairfield

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for the 10th Annual Christmas in the Park! Gather around a warm campfire with a cup of hot cocoa or take a drive through the decorated campsites or take a hayride! (Weather permitting) You can take pictures with Santa from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Dec 14
6:30p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and drive through decorated campgrounds. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 14
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Dec 15
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 15
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

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

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 15
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 15
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 15
4:30p
End Date

50th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us in our favorite holiday tradition!
Dec 15
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 16
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 17
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 18
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 19
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

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

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Dec 19
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 20
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

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

Ornament Making Workshop

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join a ranger in creating fun holiday ornaments to hang on your tree! All ages and skill levels welcome but supplies are limited.
Dec 20
2:30p
End Date

Trail Detectives

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help a park ranger solve a wildlife mystery!
Dec 20
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 20
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Dec 20
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 20
7:00p
End Date

A Christmas Story and S'mores

Colorado Bend State Park
After hearing a classic Christmas story, enjoy S'mores and hot chocolate.
Dec 21
7:15a
End Date

Sunrise Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Are you ready to tackle the first day of winter?
Dec 21
8:00a
End Date

Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us to find the birds in the park!
Dec 21
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 21
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Dec 21
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Dec 21
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Poetry in the Park

San Angelo State Park
Need to hit the reset button inbetween the holiday craziness? Come out to the State Park for a mindfulness walk on one of our most popular trails, and then afterwards we will take some time to write down our experince in a poem and share it with the group.
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Dec 21
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 21
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come enjoy the night life in the park!
Dec 22
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 22
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 22
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 22
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 22
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 22
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 23
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 24
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Dec 24
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 24
6:30p
End Date

Christmas Eve Night Hike

South Llano River State Park
Join a park ranger on Christmas Eve for hike into the backcountry. Meet at the parking lot behind headquarters that leads to the primitive campground. Use your senses to help the elves find Santa Claus and there might be a reward in it.
Dec 25
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 26
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

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

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Dec 26
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 27
11:00a
End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Dec 27
2:00p
End Date

Meet the Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 27
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 28
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 28
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Dec 28
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Saturday Morning Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Dec 28
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 28
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Dec 28
10:00a
End Date

Bird Walk on the Trailway

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk on the State Trailway. How many species can we find?
Dec 28
1:00p
End Date

Hike into History

Caddo Lake State Park
Hike through our historic park and learn about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. We will discuss their legacy and view examples of their craftsmanship.
Dec 28
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Meet the Longhorns

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

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Dec 28
3:00p
End Date

Nature Journaling

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and find a personal connection with nature through the art of nature journaling!
Dec 28
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 28
6:00p
End Date

Moonshiner's Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us on a moonshiner's adventure!
Dec 28
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 28
6:30p
End Date

Red Light Stargazing

San Angelo State Park
Come take a guided walk around our galaxy and learn about the many different constellations.
Dec 29
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Dec 29
9:30a
End Date

Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Dec 29
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

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

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Dec 29
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

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

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required.
Dec 29
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 29
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 30
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Catching Rainbows - Family Trout Fishing

Tyler State Park
They're just waiting to be caught!
Dec 31
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you make it to the new year?
Dec 31
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Dec 31
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 31
10:30p
End Date

Midnight New Year's Eve Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Ring in the first moment of the new year at Caddo Lake State Park!
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 2020

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Mother Neff State Park
Join us to ring in the year 2020!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Start the New Year off right with a new walk and a new hobby.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2020

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for a guided 1.5-mile hike along our Spring Point Trail.
Jan 1
9:30a
End Date

First Day Hike- Easy

San Angelo State Park
Let's start 2020 off right with some outdoor adventure at San Angelo State Park.
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! Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Moderate

San Angelo State Park
Let's start 2020 off right with some outdoor adventure at San Angelo State Park.
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Buck Lake Hike

South Llano River State Park
Start off the new year with a park ranger for a hike through the pecan bottom down to Buck Lake.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Start the year off on the right foot with a First Day Hike!
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: Hiking Through the Pines

Tyler State Park
Discover the health benefits of the forest.
Jan 1
4:45p
End Date

First Sunset Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Continue your tradition of sleeping in on New Year’s Day, while starting a new tradition of going for a hike!
Jan 2
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

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

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Jan 3
8:00a
End Date

First Friday Birding

Palmetto State Park
On the first Friday of every month join park staff as we see what we can see. From first time fledglings to seasoned eagle eyes, all are welcome.
Jan 3
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 3
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Jan 4
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Jan 4
8:30a
End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

San Antonio, TX - Phil Hardberger Park - Urban Ecology Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional development for anyone who works with young children.
Jan 4
9:00a
End Date

Park Cleanup

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Get your #trashtag on and get a FREE day pass for your next visit!
Jan 4
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 4
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jan 4
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 5
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jan 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!
Jan 6 End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Jan. 6-8

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Jan. 6-8 for a public hunt.
Jan 7
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Jan 8
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Phenology Wheels

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Combine nature observation and art to make a phenology wheel.
Jan 9
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jan 9
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Jan 11
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Jan 11
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 11
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 11
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jan 11
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

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

Buffalo Soldiers Day

San Antonio, TX - Institute of Texan Cultures
Buffalo Soldiers, Living History, Frontier life, Museum tours.
Jan 12
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jan 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!
Jan 14
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Jan 16
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jan 16
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Jan 17
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 17
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Jan 18
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 01/18/2020

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Limited space-reservation required!
Jan 18
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Jan 18
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 18
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 18
10:30a
End Date

Fishing Tournament

South Llano River State Park
You think you got the skills to get your fish on?! Well prove it by signing up!
Jan 18
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jan 18
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 18
6:00p
End Date

Moonshiner's Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us on a moonshiner's adventure!
Jan 19
10:00a
End Date

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 19
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jan 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!
Jan 21
4:00p
End Date

Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Jan 23
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jan 23
2:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Jan 25
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 01/25/2020

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
Jan 25
8:30a
End Date

Birding Walk on the Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Explore bird life on a slow nature walk through Limpia Canyon with experienced volunteers.
Jan 25
10:00a
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Track Talk

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

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Jan 25
2:00p
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Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jan 25
3:30p
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Track Talk

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

Nature Program

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 26
2:00p
End Date

Guided History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a historic tour of Mission Espiritu Santo
Jan 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!
Jan 28
4:00p
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Welcome to the Davis Mountains

Davis Mountains State Park
Discover our beautiful region where there's more than meets the eye.
Jan 30
9:00a
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Hike with a Homeless Dog

Davis Mountains State Park
Help a homeless dog have a great time on the trail!
Jan 30
2:00p
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Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear how the coolest town in Texas came to be.
Jan 31
5:00p
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