Calendar of Events

Hikes & Nature Walks

August 2021

Aug 5
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this summer for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Aug 5
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger! 9am -11AM

South Llano River State Park
Hike the West Canyon Loop trail with a ranger!
Aug 5
11:00a
End Date

Power of the Prairie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
The power of prairies is deeper than you may think.
Aug 5
8:00p
End Date

What Drives You Batty?

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn why bats are so important to our ecosystems!
Aug 6
9:00a
End Date

Story Walk Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Come read an awesome story and create something to make your stay memorable !
Aug 6
2:00p
End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to learn about flowers in bloom and other plants in the park!
Aug 6
8:45p
End Date

Spider Sniffing Walk

Lake Brownwood State Park
Take a nighttime walk with us to learn how to sniff out spiders!
Aug 7
7:30a
End Date

Yoga Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join a yoga instructor and park rangers on this easy-to-moderate slow-flow yoga hike!
Aug 7
9:00a
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Lockhart State Park
Will you survive?
Aug 7
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 08/07/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 7
9:00a
End Date

Hiking Bingo

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for an outdoor bingo hike along the forest trail.
Aug 7
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Aug 7
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.
Aug 7
10:00a
End Date

Nature Hike - Lake Sullivan

Fort Boggy State Park
Come learn about the plants and animals that call Lake Sullivan home!
Aug 7
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.
Aug 7
11:00a
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Aug 7
2:00p
End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to learn about flowers in bloom and other plants in the park!
Aug 7
8:00p
End Date

What Drives You Batty?

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn why bats are so important to our ecosystems!
Aug 7
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike -- for older kids and adults

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us as we discover the park after dark! For adults and kids ages 11 and up.
Aug 7
8:45p
End Date

Spider Sniffing Walk

Lake Brownwood State Park
Take a nighttime walk with us to learn how to sniff out spiders!
Aug 7
9:15p
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.
Aug 8
8:30a
End Date

Explore Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a leisurely half-mile walk along Dragonfly Trail
Aug 8
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 12 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Aug 8
9:00a
End Date

Trail Of The Month Hike

San Angelo State Park
Join a Park Ranger on a guided expedition of our trail of the month- Potts Creek Trails.
Aug 8
9:00a
End Date

SUNDAY Honey Creek Nature Hike - 08/08/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 8
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Aug 12
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this summer for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

Water Safari

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a safari in the river to uncover different species that live in the water!
Aug 13
2:00p
End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to learn about flowers in bloom and other plants in the park!
Aug 13
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Aug 13
8:45p
End Date

Spider Sniffing Walk

Lake Brownwood State Park
Take a nighttime walk with us to learn how to sniff out spiders!
Aug 13
9:00p
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.
Aug 14
8:00a
End Date

Bird Outing

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists: Rolling Plains chapter to look for birds!
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

Hiking Bingo

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for an outdoor bingo hike along the forest trail.
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Enjoy a leisurely interpretive hike around Sheldon Lake State Park.
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 08/14/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided walk!
Aug 14
9:30a
End Date

Struggling Towards Harmony, Guided Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Explore how forests fight to grow and regenerate over time.
Aug 14
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Aug 14
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.
Aug 14
10:00a
End Date

"Lost" in the Forest

Tyler State Park
Explore what it means to be lost in the forest.
Aug 14
11:00a
End Date

Taylor Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come hike and swim in the river to one of our least visited dinosaur track sites!
Aug 14
2:00p
End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to learn about flowers in bloom and other plants in the park!
Aug 14
8:45p
End Date

Spider Sniffing Walk

Lake Brownwood State Park
Take a nighttime walk with us to learn how to sniff out spiders!
Aug 14
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Aug 14
9:00p
End Date

Bat Walk

Lockhart State Park
Join a Park Ranger to search for bats by sight and sound!
Aug 15
9:00a
End Date

SUNDAY Honey Creek Nature Hike - 08/15/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 15
9:00a
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!
Aug 15
11:00a
End Date

Power of the Prairie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
The power of prairies is deeper than you may think.
Aug 15
2:00p
End Date

Snakes - Friend or Foe?

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a quick hike to the Ballroom Track Site to talk about snake species and safety!
Aug 15
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger.
Aug 15
3:00p
End Date

Roving Rangers

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park with your friendly neighborhood Park Ranger!
Aug 19
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this summer for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Aug 20
8:30p
End Date

Almost Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike under the light of the moon! (RSVP required)
Aug 21
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a morning adventure through the park! This program is open to anyone wanting to enjoy the outdoors and learn a little about the park. We will look for birds and other critters as well as enjoy the scenery!
Aug 21
8:30a
End Date

Nurture in Nature- CANCELLED

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join us and discover how nature helps your mind and body!
Aug 21
8:30a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Lockhart State Park
See what the birding buzz is all about!
Aug 21
8:30a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Copper Breaks State Park
Explore Copper Breaks State Park!
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Hiking Bingo

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for an outdoor bingo hike along the forest trail.
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided walk!
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Falls and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
Discover the secrets behind the wondrous Pedernales Falls!
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 08/21/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 21
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Aug 21
10:00a
End Date

Sylvan Saunter

Tyler State Park
Join us in the woods for a leisurely stroll of discovery.
Aug 21
10:00a
End Date

Nature Hike - The Tunnel

Fort Boggy State Park
Enjoy a guided hike through the Tunnel!
Aug 21
11:00a
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Aug 21
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Aug 21
3:00p
End Date

Roving Rangers

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park with your friendly neighborhood Park Ranger!
Aug 21
8:30p
End Date

Almost Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike under the light of the moon! (RSVP required)
Aug 22
8:30a
End Date

Birding Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join our park ranger in viewing local and migrating birds!
Aug 22
9:00a
End Date

SUNDAY Honey Creek Nature Hike - 08/22/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 22
9:00a
End Date

What's Bugging You?

San Angelo State Park
Scared of bugs? Like Bugs? Want to know more about bugs? Come take a walk with us and learn about our native insects and the roles they play in our environment.
Aug 22
8:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
No more availability for Summer Full Moon hikes, check back later for Fall Availability.
Aug 26
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this summer for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Aug 27
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike -- all ages!

Guadalupe River State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
Aug 28
8:15a
End Date

Bird & Nature Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join us on a morning adventure through the park! This program is open to anyone wanting to enjoy the outdoors and learn a little about the park. We will look for birds and other critters as well as enjoy the scenery!
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Hiking Bingo

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for an outdoor bingo hike along the forest trail.
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided walk!
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Medicinal Plant Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover how the forest can be your pharmacy!
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 08/28/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 28
9:30a
End Date

Edible and Medicinal Plant Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Nature always provides, if you know what to look for!
Aug 28
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Aug 28
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.
Aug 28
10:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn the basics of birding
Aug 28
10:00a
End Date

Wildfood Walk

Edible and useful plants
Aug 28
11:00a
End Date

Power of the Prairie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
The power of prairies is deeper than you may think.
Aug 28
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Enjoy a leisurely interpretive hike around Sheldon Lake State Park.
Aug 28
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Aug 28
3:00p
End Date

Roving Rangers

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park with your friendly neighborhood Park Ranger!
Aug 28
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discover fun nighttime activities in the outdoors!
Aug 29
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 12 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Aug 29
9:00a
End Date

Trail Of The Month Hike

San Angelo State Park
Join a Park Ranger on a guided expedition of our trail of the month- Potts Creek Trails.
Aug 29
10:30a
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!
Aug 29
11:00a
End Date

Taylor Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come hike and swim in the river to one of our least visited dinosaur track sites!
Aug 29
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger.
Aug 29
3:00p
End Date

Roving Rangers

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park with your friendly neighborhood Park Ranger!

September 2021

Sep 4
8:30a
End Date

Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt Hike

Lake Whitney State Park
Let's Celebrate Labor Day - exploring the park with family and friends on a 1 mile hike. You may enjoy the extra challenge of finding 3 hidden posters a red, a white and a blue holiday scene along the Two Bridges Trail. Take pictures with your phone or digital camera of someone from your group next to the 3 posters to claim a prize at the Headquarters Office.
Sep 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.
Sep 4
10:00a
End Date

Nature Hike - Lake Sullivan

Fort Boggy State Park
Come learn about the plants and animals that call this place home!
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!
Sep 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 12 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Sep 11
8:00a
End Date

Bird Outing

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists: Rolling Plains chapter to look for birds!
Sep 11
10:00a
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided walk!
Sep 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 12 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Sep 18
10:00a
End Date

Cancelled - Nature Hike - The Tunnel

Fort Boggy State Park
Enjoy a guided hike through The Tunnel
Sep 20
7:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike under the light of the moon! (RSVP required)

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 2
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.
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!
Oct 22
6:30p
End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area (Registration Open)

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

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 6
9:30a
End Date

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

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 6
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.
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 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 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!