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8:30p to 10:30p
Sat, August 11, 2018
Lydia Pagel
(915) 566-6441 X221

Due to unfavorable weather, this event has been changed from a Star Party to a Ranger-lead Campfire program. We will meet at the same time and in the same place. Bring your own s'mores makings!

Meet us at the scenic overlook in the Tom Mays unit of Franklin Mountains to enjoy an evening of star gazing. 

See you there!

Bring: water, snacks, and a flashlight with a red, green, black, or UV light setting. 

Optional: folding chairs, binoculars, camera, and s'mores makings.

Fee: $5 for adults 13 years old and up; $3 for Texas State Park Pass holders, and $1 for children 12 and under.


  • From Westside on I-10, take exit 6 & travel east towards the mountains for 3.8 miles. Park entrance will be on the left. 
  • From Eastside on Hwy 54, take exit 29 towards Transmountain Rd, travel west 7-7.5 miles over the mountains. Park entrance will be on the right.
  • If using a GPS be sure to search for "Tom Mays Access Road," not "Franklin Mountains State Park."

The park gate will close promptly at 8:30 p.m. so be sure to arrive a few minutes early to make sure you get in.