Calendar of Events

Campfire Gatherings

February 2024

Feb 24
2:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Gather round the campfire and learn about the history and how to cook with a Dutch oven. Registration required.
Feb 24
7:00p
End Date

Campfire and Moon Viewing

Eisenhower State Park
Marvel at the moon around a cozy campfire!

March 2024

Mar 2
9:30a
End Date

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

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Mar 2
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Mar 8
6:00p
End Date

Outdoor Leadership Training | Brazos Bend State Park (Application Open Until February 17th)

Brazos Bend State Park
The Texas Outdoor Family program provides 900+ families with a "Learn to Camp" experience in Texas State Parks each year. Could you help?
Mar 10
6:30p
End Date

Fireside Chat - We Have Bears Too!

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger to discover how we can be great neighbors to our resident Black Bear population!
Mar 11
7:00p
End Date

Starrytelling & S'mores

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Gather round the fire as we discover the stories that light up our night sky!
Mar 12
7:00p
End Date

Fireside Chat: Camp Oh No!

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Somebody has been making a mess on the trail! Join Ranger Layla on a journey to uncover how you can reduce your footprint while recreating outdoors.
Mar 14
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Discover this traditional cooking style and try a tasty dish!
Mar 14
1:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Devils River State Natural Area
Get a taste of traditional Dutch Oven cooking the old traditional way.
Mar 15
10:00a
End Date

Campfire 101: Making Camping S’more Fun

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a fire-building demonstration!
Mar 15
2:00p
End Date

S'mores Roasting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Gather around as we enjoy this traditional camping treat!
Mar 15
6:00p
End Date

Spring Break Campfire Roundup

Huntsville State Park
Join the park ranger at the campfire behind the Nature Center Friday evening to wrap up Spring Break
Mar 16
7:30p
End Date

Fireside Chat - The Magnificent Moon

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Gather round the fire as we marvel at the splendor of the Moon!

April 2024

Apr 12
6:30p
End Date

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

Lake Livingston State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Apr 20
9:30a
End Date

Martin Dies Jr. State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.

May 2024

May 17
6:30p
End Date

Huntsville State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family (Registration Open)

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.

December 2024

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?

December 2025

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?

December 2026

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?

December 2027

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?

December 2028

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?

December 2029

Dec 31
9:30p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?