Calendar of Events

Hikes & Nature Walks

February 2021

Feb 6
8:30a
End Date

Black History Month Trail Dedication (Self-Guided)

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
START DATE CHANGED TO FEB. 6! Walk the Forest Trail in honor of Black-American Environmentalists.
Feb 13
8:00a
End Date

Maps 101

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have trouble reading park maps? Is it hard for you to find your bearings when exploring park trails? Then this self guided hike may be right for you!
Feb 13
9:00a
End Date

Hearts in the Park - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
A Self-Guided Selfie Scavenger Hunt! Tour the Park! Learn Cool Facts! Win Prizes! Feb 13th - Feb 28th during park hours 6am-10pm. Take pictures at specifically marked locations and return to HQ for a small Valentine prize for participating! Prizes must be redeemed when HQ is open between 8:30am and 4:30pm Grab your list at HQ when you arrive or check our social media for a digital copy.
Feb 27
10:00a
End Date

Bird Walk on the Trailway

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Reservations required. Limited to 10 participants. Make reservations by calling (940) 328-1171 ext 222. Join our guided birding walk on the State Trailway. How many species can we find?
Feb 27
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Lockhart State Park
Will you survive? Registration required. **UPDATE: This program is now FULL. Thank you.**
Feb 27
2:00p
End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Reservations required. Limited to 10 participants. Make reservations by calling (940) 328-1171 ext 222. Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.

March 2021

Mar 5
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird watch all year round!
Mar 6 End Date

StoryWalk® "Deep in the Swamp"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails. Let the kids release their wild side by interacting with our action prompts!
Mar 6
10:00a
End Date

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Reservations required. Limited to 10 participants. Make reservations by calling (940) 328-1171 ext 222. Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Mar 6
2:00p
End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Reservations required. Limited to 10 participants. Make reservations by calling (940) 328-1171 ext 222. Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Mar 7
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird watch all year round!
Mar 12 End Date

Scavenger Hunt to explore Lake Whitney State Park

Lake Whitney State Park
It's an opportunity to find as many items as you can, while seeing all the park has to offer! You may enjoy the challenge of finding 20 scavenger hunt items as you take in the park views. Many may want to use their phone or camera to take pictures of yourself or group members and share with office staff or post on Facebook.
Mar 12 End Date

St Patricks Day Scavenger Hunt Hike

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy a 1-mile trail while looking for 3 hidden Lucky Charm Holiday pictures. You can make this adventure happen with your family and friends anytime during the posted dates. Plan about 30 minutes for the walk.
Mar 12
6:00p
End Date

Nocturnal Night Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Mar 13
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 03/13/2021

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 10 participants. Participants will observe social distance rules throughout tour, face coverings are not expected, however it is strongly encouraged to bring one. This guided hike takes participants into remote areas of the Seminole and Presa Canyons.
Mar 13
9:00a
End Date

Sheldon Lake State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (SOLD OUT)

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
This workshop is full and no longer taking reservations.
Mar 13
10:00a
End Date

Bird Walk on the Trailway

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Reservations required. Limited to 10 participants. Make reservations by calling (940) 328-1171 ext 222. Join our guided birding walk on the State Trailway. How many species can we find?
Mar 13
10:00a
End Date

Invisible Visitors

Eisenhower State Park
Calling all Conservationists!
Mar 13
2:00p
End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Reservations required. Limited to 10 participants. Make reservations by calling (940) 328-1171 ext 222. Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Mar 19
10:00a
End Date

Fabled Fauna Storybook Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Readers and Hikers Unite!

April 2021

Apr 2
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird watch all year round!
Apr 24
9:30a
End Date

McKinney Falls State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (SOLD OUT)

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.

May 2021

May 1
9:30a
End Date

McKinney Falls State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
May 2
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird watch all year round!

September 2021

Sep 5
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird watch all year round!

October 2021

Oct 1
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird watch all year round!
Oct 3
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird watch all year round!

November 2021

Nov 5
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; the perfect place to bird watch year round!
Nov 7
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; the perfect place to bird watch year round!

December 2021

Dec 5
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; the perfect place to bird watch year round!