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Our Past, Present & Future: 100 Million Years Ago to 100 Years From Now

🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water!

State Parks Centennial logoJoin us for a special day at the canyon from 9 AM-1 PM as we celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks with multiple hikes and programs! Learn how YOUR local State Natural Area, its past, present and future, are all connected to the importance of fresh, reliable water! Whether it’s 100 years from now or 100 years ago or even 100 million years ago, we all depend on fresh water for our survival and success. That’s why at Government Canyon SNA, it’s All About Water.

From the dinosaurs of the past to your children, your grandchildren and your great-grandchildren’s future, water plays a key role in the survival and success of everything and everyone.

Come see how San Antonio’s largest natural area plays its role in helping protect our most precious resource. Look for our listings for Feb. 18, 2023, or contact for more information.

Learn tips and techniques on how each of us can be part of protecting the next 100 years of fresh water. Enjoy a guided hike to locations within the Natural Area that highlight the importance of water in shaping its past. Learn from experts about ways you can conserve water at home today and save money while doing so. Take part in a very special geocache challenge and get a great trackable item while experiencing locations within the Natural Area that really are all about water.

Please plan to arrive early as the Natural Area can be very busy! To ensure entrance and save time at the Fee Booth, please reserve and print out your day pass in advance.

This is one of many 100-year celebration events happening in Texas state parks this year. Entry to a park is free on the day it hosts an official 100-Year Celebration (applies to day passes only). Guarantee entry by reserving your free day pass up to one month before this special event.

Some of the events planned for this special day are subject to cancellation. Check trail conditions ahead of time by going to the GCSNA Twitter feed, or the GCSNA Facebook Page.

Sunflower in the foreground with water tower in the background