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Book a Ranger Program for Your Group

Wed, December 02, 2020
Tyler Priest
(432) 426-3337

Book a ranger program from our selection of walks and talks, limited to a single group of no more than 10 who are travelling together. Book at HQ window, or by calling (432) 426-3337. Limit 2 programs per group per week.

Programs can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance or by 4 pm the day before program. Face masks are encouraged, with social distancing observed.


  • Camping, lodging or day use reservations should be secured before booking.
  • Programs can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance or by 4 pm the day before your program. (You can call the park to inquire about program availability in advance of reserving your day passes.)
  • Group must be travelling together, 10 or less
  • Choose your program, time and date
  • Inquire about availability and book your program by calling (432) 426-3337, or in person at Park HQ window between 8 am – 5 pm daily.



  • The Comeback Bears of Big Bend. Can be offered Wed – Sat at 10 am, 2 pm (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, 10 am, 2 pm (30 – 45 min). Location: Group Picnic Area (past campsites #60-61, 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 9 AM and 2PM Wed – Sat. Location: Meet at FAR 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)

  • Tales of Fort Davis. Available for booking Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am (45 min). Location: Meet outside the Indian Lodge Gift Shop. Join Ranger Charlie for a local history talk of how the coolest town in Texas came to be. Mostly a seated talk, but expect some walking for an outdoor tour of Indian Lodge.

  • Walk on the Wild Side. Ranger-led hike, 1.5 hrs. Available for booking Wed - Sat 9AM and 2PM. Meet at Park HQ. We’ll head across the highway to explore the park’s lower elevations to look for signs of life on the wild side. Hike is less than 2 miles but involves some uneven rocky terrain. (Ranger Ty)

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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