Calendar of Events

Hikes & Nature Walks

October 2021

Oct 21
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 21
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger! 9am -11am

South Llano River State Park
Hike the River trail with a ranger!
Oct 22
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
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.
Oct 22
10:30a
End Date

Pollinator Bioblitz

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful pollinators, mostly insects (eg butterflies) and birds (eg hummingbirds), some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 22
5:00p
End Date

Survival of the Fittest

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Go back in time to learn how native people relied on the land to survive in south Texas.
Oct 22
5:30p
End Date

Spooky Craft & Sonar Bat Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get into the festive spirit by joining us for a small, take-home craft and ranger-led hike to learn about and witness the bats that call Sheldon Lake home!
Oct 22
6:30p
End Date

Garner State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | San Antonio Area (SOLD OUT)

Garner State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 22
6:30p
End Date

Owls

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all? Who makes this call?
Oct 23
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 23
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 10/23/2021

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 25 participants. This guided hike takes participants into remote areas of the Seminole and Presa Canyons.
Oct 23
8:00a
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.
Oct 23
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!
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike 10/23/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Oct 23
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.
Oct 23
9:30a
End Date

Edible and Medicinal Plant Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Nature always provides, if you know what to look for!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Oct 23
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!
Oct 23
10:30a
End Date

Guided Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join a ranger to hike our beautiful Island Trail.
Oct 23
11:00a
End Date

Spooky Craft & Guided Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get into the festive spirit by joining us for a small, take-home craft and ranger-led hike around Sheldon Lake!
Oct 23
3:30p
End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Copper Breaks State Park
Explore Copper Breaks State Park!
Oct 23
6:30p
End Date

Creatures of the Night

Inks Lake State Park
Learn about nocturnal animals and get some treats on a short hike.
Oct 23
7:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
What stalks the park after dark? Come find out, if you dare.
Oct 23
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night! ***Registration required***
Oct 23
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us on October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd as we search with a blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders! Blacklights are provided but feel free to bring your own as they are in limited supply.
Oct 24
8:00a
End Date

Lower Sunset Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahua desert on a guided hike with one of our park rangers or volunteers. This is a relatively easy 3 mile hike and is excellent for families, beginner hikers, or geology and wildlife enthusiasts. We will meek at the Scenic Overlook in the Tom Mays Unit. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.
Oct 24
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.
Oct 24
9:00a
End Date

Explore Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a leisurely half-mile walk along Dragonfly Trail
Oct 24
9:00a
End Date

Fall Plant Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 24
10:00a
End Date

Spooky Craft & Guided Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get into the festive spirit by joining us for a small, take-home craft and ranger-led hike around Sheldon Lake!
Oct 24
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!
Oct 24
2:00p
End Date

Texas Toxics

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn about all things "toxic" in Texas!
Oct 24
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!
Oct 28
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 28
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger! 9am -11am

South Llano River State Park
Hike the River trail with a ranger!
Oct 28
10:00a
End Date

Nature Nuts

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park with your friendly neighborhood Park Ranger!
Oct 29
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.
Oct 29
10:30a
End Date

Pollinator Bioblitz

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful pollinators, mostly insects (eg butterflies) and birds (eg hummingbirds), some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike!

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
A guided nature hike on our trails - see what the park is like after dark!
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Batty Hike

Galveston Island State Park
What lurks after dark at the state park?
Oct 30
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!
Oct 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.
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike 10/30/21

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

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

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 30
9:30a
End Date

Palmetto State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area (SOLD OUT)

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 30
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 !
Oct 30
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!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Spooky Craft & Guided Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get into the festive spirit by joining us for a small, take-home craft and ranger-led hike around Sheldon Lake!
Oct 30
11:00a
End Date

Denio Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come hike to one of our least-visited track sites!
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Wildlife Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Every wonder what creatures live at the park? Take a short walk and keep a sharp eye out for our creatures.
Oct 30
6:00p
End Date

Ghost Stories at the Chimney

Bonham State Park
Hear local ghost stories collected by a storytelling bard.
Oct 30
6:00p
End Date

5th Annual Halloween Boo Camp

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a night of family fun this Halloween!
Oct 30
7:00p
End Date

Halloween Night Hike! - PROGRAM FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
We're sorry, this program is full, with a full waitlist as well.
Oct 30
7:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Oct 30
7:30p
End Date

Spooky Sounds of the Night

Lockhart State Park
What goes "bump" in the night? Time to find out!
Oct 30
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night! ***Registration required***
Oct 30
8:00p
End Date

Batty Hike

Galveston Island State Park
What lurks after dark at the state park?
Oct 31
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.
Oct 31
10:00a
End Date

Spooky Craft & Guided Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get into the festive spirit by joining us for a small, take-home craft and ranger-led hike around Sheldon Lake!
Oct 31
11:00a
End Date

Lantern-lit Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Step back in time and explore the copper prospecting mine by lantern light.
Oct 31
1:30p
End Date

Lantern-lit Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Step back in time and explore the copper prospecting mine by lantern light.

November 2021

Nov 4
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
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
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!
Nov 6
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike 11/06/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 6
9:30a
End Date

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

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

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Nov 6
10:00a
End Date

Seeds and their Secrets Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of our native seeds in this fun walk!
Nov 6
11:00a
End Date

Tom Mays Trail Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join a Ranger on a short, easy nature hike in the Tom Mays Unit of Franklin Mountains State Park.
Nov 6
2:00p
End Date

Falls and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
Discover the secrets behind the wondrous Pedernales Falls!
Nov 6
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Nov 6
3:30p
End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Copper Breaks State Park
Explore Copper Breaks 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!
Nov 7
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike - 11/07/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 7
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!
Nov 11
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Nov 13
8:00a
End Date

Bird Outing

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists: Rolling Plains chapter to look for birds!
Nov 13
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!
Nov 13
9:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Lockhart State Park
See what the birding buzz is all about!
Nov 13
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Savannah

Tyler State Park
Winter birds arriving!
Nov 13
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike 11/13/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 13
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Nov 13
10:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Copper Breaks State Park
Explore Copper Breaks State Park!
Nov 13
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!
Nov 14
8:15a
End Date

Bird and Nature Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Take a guided stroll through the park with a ranger!
Nov 14
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike - 11/14/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 14
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Nov 18
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Nov 19
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 19
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.
Nov 20
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 11/20/2021

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 25 participants. This guided only hike takes participants into remote areas of the Park.
Nov 20
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!
Nov 20
9:00a
End Date

Turkey Trot

Lockhart State Park
Ready, Set….Gobble! Join us for a 1-mile or 5K run/walk to celebrate fall in the park!
Nov 20
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike 11/20/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 20
9:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for this introduction to birding and a guided hike to practice your new skills.
Nov 20
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Nov 20
11:00a
End Date

Birding 101: Intro to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody's a birder!
Nov 21
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike - 11/21/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 21
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Nov 21
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!
Nov 25
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Nov 26
9:00a
End Date

14th Annual "Walk Off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Avoid the Black Friday madness!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

#OptOutside Hike

Lockhart State Park
Skip the craziness of the mall this Black Friday. Go on a hike instead!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Black-Capped Vireo Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come hike Black-Capped Vireo and spend time in nature!
Nov 26
2:00p
End Date

Fall in the Savannah

Tyler State Park
Bring your camera for this one!
Nov 26
7:00p
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.
Nov 27
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 27
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!
Nov 27
9:00a
End Date

Fall Colors Lakeshore Photography Hike

Tyler State Park
Bring your camera!
Nov 27
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike 11/27/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

CCC Hike - Guided tour of the Bois d' Arc Trail

Bonham State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) features hidden around the park and on the Bois d' Arc Trail.
Nov 28
8:15a
End Date

Bird and Nature Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Take a guided stroll through the park with a ranger!
Nov 28
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!

December 2021

Dec 2
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

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

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 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
8:30a
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 16
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 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 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
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 23
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 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 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 30
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!

January 2022

Jan 15
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required.

February 2022

Feb 12
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required.