Calendar of Events

Hikes & Nature Walks

May 2021

May 12
8:00p
End Date

New Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A two-hour hike at night, led by knowledgeable rangers. You've seen the park in the daytime, now see it at night! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
May 14
9:30a
End Date

Wildflower Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join Park Host Lorin for an easy walk along our Interpretive Loop Trail.
May 14
10:00a
End Date

Pollination Sensation

Galveston Island State Park
Discover bee-autiful wildflowers and pollinators.
May 14
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
May 15
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
May 15
9:00a
End Date

A Walk on the Wild Side - Nature Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get a closer look at the plants and animals of Bentsen State Park on this easy walk.
May 15
9:00a
End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
Enjoy a volunteer-led hike up to Crystal Cave!
May 15
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 5/15/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 15
9:30a
End Date

Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
May 15
9:30a
End Date

Height Hike ― Tallest Trees in Tejas

Mission Tejas State Park
Finally answering: Hey ranger, how tall is that pine tree?!
May 15
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
May 15
10:00a
End Date

Habitat Scavenger Hunt Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a habitat-themed scavenger hunt on the trails! Registration required.
May 15
10:00a
End Date

Useful and Edible Plants

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about the plants of deep south Texas and their importance to people & wildlife.
May 15
10:00a
End Date

Legacy of the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Learn about the fire of 2011 and why the Lost Pines are lost on this fun guided hike!
May 15
10:00a
End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 15
10:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike, 10 am - 5/15/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 15
10:00a
End Date

Forest Bathing

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us as we explore the world through our senses & form a deeper connection with nature.
May 15
11:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
May 15
2:00p
End Date

Bug a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Take a peek into the lives of insects and the ranger that bugs them.
May 15
2:00p
End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 16
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
May 16
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1 mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Call or email the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 12.
May 16
9:00a
End Date

Hike Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Hike with a ranger and learn about our state park!
May 20
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger! 9am -11AM

South Llano River State Park
Hike the West Canyon Loop trail with a ranger!
May 21
9:30a
End Date

Wildflower Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join Park Host Lorin for an easy walk along our Interpretive Loop Trail.
May 21
9:30a
End Date

Bauer Unit Hike - Curry Creek Overlook Trail

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us on this beautiful trail!
May 21
10:00a
End Date

Renewable Energy (We're Big Fans)

Galveston Island State Park
Solar energy, wind turbines, oh my!
May 21
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
May 22 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 a challenge of finding 3 hidden Pictures among the 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.
May 22
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
May 22
9:00a
End Date

A Walk on the Wild Side - Nature Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get a closer look at the plants and animals of Bentsen State Park on this easy walk.
May 22
9:00a
End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
Enjoy a volunteer-led hike up to Crystal Cave!
May 22
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 5/22/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 22
9:30a
End Date

Wildflower Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join Park Host Lorin for an easy walk along our Interpretive Loop Trail.
May 22
9:30a
End Date

Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
May 22
9:30a
End Date

Edible and Medicinal Plant Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Nature always provides, if you know what to look for!
May 22
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
May 22
10:00a
End Date

Useful and Edible Plants

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about the plants of deep south Texas and their importance to people & wildlife.
May 22
10:00a
End Date

Legacy of the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Learn about the fire of 2011 and why the Lost Pines are lost on this fun guided hike!
May 22
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park! Registration required.
May 22
10:00a
End Date

Let's celebrate 56 years as Lake Whitney State Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Entry for the days celebration is free! Join us for outdoor activities and fun events for the whole family.
May 22
11:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
May 22
2:00p
End Date

Bug a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Take a peek into the lives of insects and the ranger that bugs them.
May 23
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
May 23
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1 mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Call or email the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 12.
May 26
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
A ranger-guided night hike which may include stargazing, alligators, pauraques, owls, scorpions, tarantulas, frogs, snakes, armadillos on this, the Full Moon night. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
May 27
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger! 9am -11AM

South Llano River State Park
Hike the West Canyon Loop trail with a ranger!
May 28
9:30a
End Date

Wildflower Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join Park Host Lorin for an easy walk along our Interpretive Loop Trail.
May 28
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
May 28
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
May 28
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Experience the park after dark!
May 29
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
May 29
9:00a
End Date

A Walk on the Wild Side - Nature Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get a closer look at the plants and animals of Bentsen State Park on this easy walk.
May 29
9:00a
End Date

Guided Hike

Garner State Park
Enjoy a volunteer-led hike up to Crystal Cave!
May 29
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 5/29/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 29
9:30a
End Date

Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
May 29
9:30a
End Date

Forestry Hike, Tree ID 101

Mission Tejas State Park
Speak for the trees, but first — learn their names!
May 29
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
May 29
10:00a
End Date

Habitat Scavenger Hunt Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a habitat-themed scavenger hunt on the trails! Registration required.
May 29
10:00a
End Date

Useful and Edible Plants

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about the plants of deep south Texas and their importance to people & wildlife.
May 29
10:00a
End Date

Legacy of the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Learn about the fire of 2011 and why the Lost Pines are lost on this fun guided hike!
May 29
10:00a
End Date

Memorial Day Guided Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Celebrate Memorial Day with a Guided Hike!
May 29
10:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike, 10 am - 5/29/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 29
10:00a
End Date

Nurdle Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Sea turtles and picking up litter - the turtle package.
May 29
11:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
May 29
2:00p
End Date

Bug a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Take a peek into the lives of insects and the ranger that bugs them.
May 29
3:30p
End Date

Story Walk Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Come read an awesome story and create something to make your stay memorable !
May 29
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike at Honey Creek State Natural Area

Guadalupe River State Park
Come experience Honey Creek at night!
May 29
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Experience the park after dark!
May 30
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
May 30
9:00a
End Date

Hike Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Hike with a ranger and learn about our state park!
May 30
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Meditation Walk

Eisenhower State Park
Relax and reflect at Eisenhower
May 30
2:00p
End Date

Sunday Storybook Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Readers and Hikers Unite!

June 2021

Jun 5
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jun 5
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 6/5/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Jun 5
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Jun 5
10:00a
End Date

Nature Trail Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a half hour interpretive walk on Nature Trail, focusing on plants native to Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Jun 5
10:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike , 10 am - 6/5/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Jun 6
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1 mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Call or email the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 12.
Jun 12
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jun 12
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Jun 13
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1 mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Call or email the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 12.
Jun 19
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jun 19
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Jun 20
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1 mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Call or email the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 12.
Jun 26
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Jun 26
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Jun 27
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1 mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Call or email the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 12.

July 2021

Jul 3
10:00a
End Date

Nature Trail Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a half hour interpretive walk on Nature Trail, focusing on plants native to Stephen F. Austin State Park.

August 2021

Aug 7
10:00a
End Date

Nature Trail Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a half hour interpretive walk on Nature Trail, focusing on plants native to Stephen F. Austin State Park.

September 2021

Sep 4
10:00a
End Date

Nature Trail Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a half hour interpretive walk on Nature Trail, focusing on plants native to Stephen F. Austin State Park.
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!