Calendar of Events

Hikes & Nature Walks

December 2021

Dec 2
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 2
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds!
Dec 3
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.
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Winter Birding

Galveston Island State Park
Owl bet it will be a hoot
Dec 3
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 3
6:00p
End Date

Nocturnal Night Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Come explore the park after dark!
Dec 4
6:30a
End Date

Sunrise Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for an early morning guided hike to a scenic overlook.
Dec 4
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

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!
Dec 4
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.
Dec 4
9:00a
End Date

A Decade After Destruction

Bastrop State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn for a guided 1 mile hike through the Lost Pines as we discuss the 2011 Bastrop County Complex Fire and how nature rebounds after fire events.
Dec 4
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Dec 4
9:30a
End Date

Home for the Holidays Hike (Easy)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a guided hike among the rocks! This is a ground level, family friendly hike.
Dec 4
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.
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a short hike as we learn about the native plants that inhabit the three ecozones present at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Bird Walk on the Trailway

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk on the State Trailway. How many species can we find?
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Hard Labor Hike

Lockhart State Park
Hear the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps and discover their legacy in this engaging hike!
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Prairie Adventure

Galveston Island State Park
Let's get wild about flowers and animals
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Fish Pass Hike

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile hike
Dec 4
1:00p
End Date

Hiking Through History

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us on a hike through time, starting in modern history and hiking down to 300-million-year old fossils!
Dec 4
1:00p
End Date

Rambling With a Ranger

Atlanta State Park
Join a park ranger to hike along the Arrowhead Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Dec 4
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Dec 4
2:00p
End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Dec 4
2:00p
End Date

Guided Hike ― Old CCC Trails

Mission Tejas State Park
Soak in the scenery and relive the legacy.
Dec 4
2:00p
End Date

Medicinal Plant Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover how the forest can be your pharmacy!
Dec 4
2:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2 mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
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!
Dec 5
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.
Dec 5
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of 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 Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Dec 5
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Dec 5
10:00a
End Date

Falls and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
Discover the secrets behind the wondrous Pedernales Falls!
Dec 5
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!
Dec 8
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Dec 9
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Dec 10
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.
Dec 10
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Dec 10
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Dec 11
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!
Dec 11
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 12/11/2021

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required.
Dec 11
8:00a
End Date

Holiday in the Park 2021

Brazos Bend State Park
Celebrate the holidays with family and friends at Brazos Bend State Park! Read the description for the full schedule of events.
Dec 11
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

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!
Dec 11
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.
Dec 11
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Dec 11
8:30a
End Date

Guided Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
A guided hike to the dinosaur tracks and more
Dec 11
8:30a
End Date

Santa's Birding Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Santa will be on this walk suitable for all ages and experience levels!
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike 12/11/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

Ramble Above the Ravines

Mission Tejas State Park
Crunch some fall leaves, and a couple of miles as well.
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

Schaeffer Shuffle

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's do the Shuffle! Come join a park ranger on a guided tour of Schaeffer Shuffle trail.
Dec 11
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.
Dec 11
9:30a
End Date

Home for the Holidays Hike (Moderate/Strenuous)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a guided hike among the rocks! This is a moderate/strenuous hike.
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Bug-Eat-Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Peer into the world of little bugs and big battles in this fascinating walk!
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Fish Pass Hike

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile hike
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Coastal Tidings Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Seas & greetings on this island adventure
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2 mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Dec 11
3:00p
End Date

Coastal Tidings Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Seas & greetings on this island adventure
Dec 11
4:00p
End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
Stroll around the lake at sunset.
Dec 12
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.
Dec 12
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of 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 Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Dec 12
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike - 12/12/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 12
10:00a
End Date

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us on a short-guided wildlife walk.
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Geology

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 15
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Dec 15
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Geology

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 16
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Dec 16
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger

South Llano River State Park
Come hike and explore the backcountry with a Ranger.
Dec 16
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 16
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds!
Dec 16
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Geology

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 17
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!
Dec 17
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.
Dec 17
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Fish Pass Hike

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile hike
Dec 17
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Almost Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
**registration required** Join us for a hike under the light of the moon!
Dec 17
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Explore the White Deer Trail with a ranger at night!
Dec 18
7:00a
End Date

Early Bird Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Start your day off right!
Dec 18
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

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!
Dec 18
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.
Dec 18
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Dec 18
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike 12/18/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 18
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.
Dec 18
9:30a
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.
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Story Walk Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Come read an awesome story and create something to make your stay memorable !
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Coastal Tidings Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Seas & greetings on this island adventure
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Birding 101: Intro to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody's a Birder!
Dec 18
11:00a
End Date

Limestone Ledge Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come hike the diverse Limestone Ledge Trail with us!
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2 mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Navigation by Nature

Tyler State Park
Find your way without a map and compass!
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Dec 18
3:00p
End Date

Coastal Tidings Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Seas & greetings on this island adventure
Dec 18
3:30p
End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Copper Breaks State Park
Explore Copper Breaks State Park!
Dec 18
5:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
A little hiking, a little howling...
Dec 18
6:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come join our hike to experience the Full Moon!
Dec 18
6:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger on this guided night hike and learn about nocturnal wildlife.
Dec 18
8:00p
End Date

Discovery Night with Santa

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us and Santa in a search for nocturnal creatures.
Dec 19
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.
Dec 19
8:30a
End Date

Lantern-lit Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Step back in time and explore the copper prospecting mine by lantern light.
Dec 19
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of 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 Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Dec 19
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike - 12/19/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 19
11:00a
End Date

Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Dec 19
1:30p
End Date

Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Dec 19
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!
Dec 19
3:30p
End Date

Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Dec 22
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Dec 22
9:00a
End Date

Women's Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert with other women, led by a female ranger or volunteer. Learn about best hiking practices and the unique desert ecosystems. This hike is open to women of all experience levels who are excited to spend more quality time outdoors.
Dec 22
10:00a
End Date

Fish Pass Hike

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile hike
Dec 23
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Dec 23
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger

South Llano River State Park
Come hike and explore the backcountry with a Ranger.
Dec 23
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 24
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Dec 24
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 25
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

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!
Dec 25
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Dec 26
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!
Dec 26
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of 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 Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Dec 26
9:00a
End Date

Santa Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Celebrate Boxing Day and stretch your legs by joining us for a guided hike to Agave Loop. Santa hats required!
Dec 29
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Dec 30
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Dec 30
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 30
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds!
Dec 30
2:30p
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.
Dec 31
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Dec 31
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.
Dec 31
1:30p
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Dec 31
5:00p
End Date

New Year's Eve Sunset Stroll

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a guided hike and experience one of McKinney Falls State Park's beautiful sunsets on the last day of 2021!
Dec 31
11:00p
End Date

First Day Midnight Countdown Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come say goodbye to 2021 and ring in the new year from the top of our Scenic Overlook!
Dec 31
11:30p
End Date

First Day Hike – Midnight Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Welcome in the New Year and make a lifetime memory, outdoors! At Lake Mineral Wells State Park.

January 2022

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Take your first hike of the year in the beautiful hill country!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hikes - Self-Guided

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the New Year off with a hike!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike-- Start it Right!

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on our annual First Day Hike, a fun way to fulfill those New Year resolutions!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Start your new year off on the right foot.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Ring in the NEW year on this OLD trail.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

1st Day Hike: Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Start the New Year off right with a new walk and a new hobby.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Upper Sunset

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's start the New Year’s resolutions off on the right hiking foot! Join us to work up a sweat and burn some calories while taking in the splendors of the Franklin Mountains State Park.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Through the Heart of the Natural Area

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a ranger for a guided hike on New Year's Day. Choose from three different hikes.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Self Guided

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Kick off the new year with a hike through the woods!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cleburne State Park
Have you made your New Year's resolution? Life is Better Outside. Start the year off with a breath of fresh air! Come join us for a ranger-led hike to the beautiful and historic CCC Spillway!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Sea Rim State Park
Start your resolutions off right by joining us for a hike on the beach on the first day of the new year!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2022

Mother Neff State Park
Welcome 2022 by exploring the natural beauty of Mother Neff State Park and by learning about its historical significance.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Jan 1
9:30a
End Date

First Day Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Horse Ride to the Overlook

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Bring your horse and join us on a trail ride to the Overlook!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
New Year, new you... same old ranger!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike! - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Reservations required. Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hikes - Easy Guided Ranger Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the New Year off with a guided ranger hike!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start off the New Year with a hike in the park!
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Hike

South Llano River State Park
Start off the new year with a park ranger for a hike through the pecan bottom down to Buck Lake.
Jan 1
11:00a
End Date

First Day Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Jan 1
11:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Ring in the NEW year on this OLD trail.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Short Scenic Loop

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a ranger for a guided hike on New Year's Day. Choose from three different hikes.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: North Onion Creek Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Bonham

Bonham State Park
Join us to walk off all those holiday treats.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

1st Day Hike: Hiking through the Pines

Tyler State Park
Discover the health benefits of the forest.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hikes - Long Ranger Guided Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the new year off right by taking a guided ranger hike!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hikes - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1
2:30p
End Date

First Day Hike - Hill Country Heritage

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a ranger for a guided hike on New Year's Day. Choose from three different hikes.
Jan 1
2:30p
End Date

Late Riser's Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Jan 1
4:00p
End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Kick off the new year with a hike through the woods with a ranger!
Jan 1
6:15p
End Date

First Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Join us on the first night hike of the year! We'll look for the nocturnal creatures that call Copper Breaks home and admire the night sky.
Jan 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!
Jan 2
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of 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 Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Jan 2
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!
Jan 5
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Jan 6
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Jan 7
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Jan 8
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Jan 8
2:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2 mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Jan 9
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of 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 Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Jan 12
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Jan 13
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Jan 14
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Jan 15
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 01/15/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required.
Jan 15
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Jan 15
2:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2 mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Jan 16
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!
Jan 19
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Jan 20
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Jan 21
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Jan 22
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Jan 22
2:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2 mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Jan 26
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Jan 27
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Jan 28
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Jan 28
3:30p
End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Copper Breaks State Park
Explore Copper Breaks State Park!
Jan 29
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Jan 29
2:00p
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2 mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Jan 30
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!

February 2022

Feb 2
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Feb 3
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Feb 4
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Feb 5
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Feb 5
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Feb 6
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!
Feb 9
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Feb 10
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Feb 10
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds!
Feb 11
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Feb 12
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 02/12/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required.
Feb 12
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Feb 13
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!
Feb 16
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Feb 17
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Feb 18
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Feb 19
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Feb 23
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Feb 24
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
What birds can you find in the Live Oak-Red Bay forest?
Feb 24
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds!
Feb 25
8:30a
End Date

Big Tree Natural Area Bird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!
Feb 26
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Feb 27
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!

March 2022

Mar 4
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 5
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Mar 6
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!

April 2022

Apr 2
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Apr 8
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 10
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!

May 2022

May 7
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
May 8
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!

June 2022

Jun 4
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!

July 2022

Jul 2
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!

August 2022

Aug 6
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!

September 2022

Sep 3
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Sep 4
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 2022

Oct 1
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Oct 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!
Oct 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!

November 2022

Nov 4
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!
Nov 5
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Nov 6
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!

December 2022

Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Dec 4
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!

January 2023

Jan 7
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!