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Discoveries in the Dark

7:30p to 9:00p
Fri, September 22, 2023
Sara Rock
(361) 729-2858

Explore the park after dark!

Join a ranger on a 1 mile hike of Turks Cap trail. Discover what nocturnal animals call Goose Island home! We'll have a limited supply of UV black lights for scorpion spotting.

Meet: Turks Trail parking lot near site #157

Bring: water, bug spray, comfortable walking shoes, and a red light flashlight is ideal so our eyes can adjust. Dress for the weather.

Length: About 1 mile

Difficulty: Easy


  • Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
  • Program is free with park entrance ($5/person, children 12 & under are free) or Texas State Parks Annual Pass.
  • Groups larger than eight please contact Ranger Sara for a private event (
  • Program may be cancelled if no participants are present within 10 minutes of the start time, or in the case of inclement weather.