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Book Your Own Ranger Program

Thu, August 06, 2020
Tyler Priest
(432) 426-3337

You can now book your choice of a ranger program limited to your group of no more than 10 who are travelling together. Book at HQ window, or by calling (432) 426-3337.


  • Camping, lodging or day use reservations must be secured before booking. 
  • Programs can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance or by 4pm the day before program. 
  • Group must be travelling together, 10 or less
  • Reserve day passes BEFORE booking program at
  • Choose your program, time and date
  • Book program by 4PM the day BEFORE your program by calling (432) 426-3337, or in person at Park HQ window between 8am – 5pm.

Facemasks are strongly encouraged, with social distancing observed. 



Birding Walk on the Wild Side. Offered Saturdays at 8:30 (2 hrs). Location: Meet at Park HQ with transportation. Join park hosts and experienced birders Steve and Sue Whitmer and together we’ll drive over to Limpia Canyon Primitive Area for an interesting 1-mile birding and nature walk with several stops along the way. Sun protection, water and binoculars recommended.

Campground Birding Walk. Offered Wednesdays at 9:30am (1.5 hrs). Location: Emory Oak Bird Blind. Join park hosts and experienced birders Steve and Sue on a birding walk along our wooded park roads and identify what’s flying by. Binoculars recommended.

The Comeback Bears of Big Bend. Can be offered Wed – Sat at 10AM, 2PM (45 min). Location: Group Picnic Area (shaded with seating). Hear 3 Big Bend stories about these resilient creatures, including one grisly tale from 1900 that you’ll bear-ly believe! (T. Priest)

Critter Cam Captures. Can be offered Wed – Sat, 10AM, 2PM (30 – 45 min). Location: Group Picnic Area (shaded with seating). Come see some of our park’s best wildlife camera photos and learn about the wild things that call this park home. (T. Priest)

Davis Mountains Survival Hike. Ranger hike and talk, 2 hrs. Can be offered at 9AM Wed – Sat. Location: Meet at far DEAD END of Skyline Drive at Lookout Shelter. Do you have what it takes to survive in the rugged Davis Mountains? Have fun testing your survival instincts on a moderate 2-mile hike as we encounter several “survival scenarios”. Sun protection and water recommended. (T. Priest)


Programs are free of charge for those with paid admission to DMSP or Indian Lodge. For more info please contact Ranger Ty at (432) 426-3337, x301 or

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