Calendar of Events

Hikes & Nature Walks

October 2022

Oct 6
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

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

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
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!
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Spooky Story Walk - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Read a spooky tale as you walk the 0.5 mile Scenic Trail. Great for all ages! (Not TOO spooky). Approximately 30-45min.
Oct 7
10:30a
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.
Oct 7
3:00p
End Date

Bayside Bird Tour

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile walk
Oct 7
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Blanco State Park
Join us for a short hike under the evening sky and learn about the many nocturnal animals that call Blanco State Park home.
Oct 8
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 8
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Oct 8
9:00a
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.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

The Silence of Nature

Join us for a quiet hike to enjoy the sounds of nature.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 8
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.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Predators of the Pines - Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Lost Pines Master Naturalist to discover what creatures are roaming through the Lost Pines!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for 0.5-mile hike around our Creekfield Lake!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

🦖 50th Anniversary Celebration 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for our 50th Anniversary Celebration - a party 113-million years in the making!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Healthy, Happy, Hiking!

Cleburne State Park
White-tail Hollow, a moderate trail for hikers of all fitness levels.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Seeds and Their Secrets Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of our native seeds in this fun walk!
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

Mission Tejas State Park
Nature can provide, if you know what to look for!
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

🦖 Leave No Trace Nature Hike 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn all about Leave No Trace and how to better protect your park!
Oct 8
12:00p
End Date

🦖 Snake Safety Hike 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a quick hike to talk about snake species and safety!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinator BioBlitz 2022
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

🦖 Heat Hacks Hike 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn how to beat the heat with these outdoor heat hacks and tips!
Oct 8
6:45p
End Date

Hunter’s Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Experience the rising of October’s Hunter’s Moon in this full moon hike.
Oct 8
7:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike: Park After Dark

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a full moon hike under the October Hunter's Moon!
Oct 8
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Experience the park after dark on this night hike!
Oct 8
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike! - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us on Saturday Night on October 8th & 15th 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. Closed-toed shoes are a MUST!
Oct 9
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 9
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 9
8:30a
End Date

Women's Hike - Upper Sunset

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 9
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

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

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Oct 9
9:30a
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.
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Plants of the Mission

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore how Native Americans utilized the plants in the area for food, clothing, tools, and more!
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for 0.5-mile hike around our Creekfield Lake!
Oct 9
11:00a
End Date

Denio Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come hike to one of our least-visited track sites!
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Pollinator Walk

Hill Country State Natural Area
Search for butterflies, bees, and more with a ranger on this 1.2-mile guided walk.
Oct 9
8:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Grab your flashlight and join a ranger for a guided night hike.
Oct 10
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 11
8:00a
End Date

Fall Migration Bird Walk

Cedar Hill State Park
There is a nip in the air as fall begins to arrive in Texas which can only mean one thing: fall bird migration!
Oct 12
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Oct 13
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 13
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Oct 13
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Oct 14
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Oct 14
10:30a
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.
Oct 14
6:00p
End Date

Herpetology Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us on our 2.5-mile Talala Trail as we learn about what our Texas herp species can tell us about our environment and the changes taking place around us!
Oct 14
7:00p
End Date

Wonders of the Night

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Ever wonder what critters explore the park after dark?
Oct 14
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Blanco State Park
Join us for a short hike under the evening sky and learn about the many nocturnal animals that call Blanco State Park home.
Oct 15
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 15
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

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

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
The Gulf of Mexico is our destination. What exciting things will we see along the way?
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Fall migrants and winter resident birds arriving!
Oct 15
9:30a
End Date

Roundabout Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Discover another side to Enchanted Rock with this hike around the dome!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Life in the Desert Nature Walk

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk as we explore how plants, animals, and even people have adapted to the desert for thousands of years!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Howl-O-Ween in the Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Bring your furry friend to celebrate Halloween with costume contest and more with our first Howl-O-Ween in the Park!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

BARK Ranger Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Enjoy the trail with your furry companion and learn about the B.A.R.K. Ranger principles that keep your furry friend safe while having fun in the park!
Oct 15
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 15
10:00a
End Date

Navigation by Nature

Mission Tejas State Park
No map? No compass? No problem!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Intro to Hiking: For Women Only

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 15
10:30a
End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the marsh and bay ecosystems, on land and below the surface.
Oct 15
11:00a
End Date

🦋 Monarch Migration Activity

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Become a Monarch Butterfly and make decisions during your migration!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Falls and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
Discover the secrets behind the wondrous Pedernales Falls!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Life and death on a flower!
Oct 15
5:30p
End Date

Vultures

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Carrion the Clean-up Duties
Oct 15
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike Safety Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join our rangers for a quick stroll to discuss hiking at night and being safe while hiking after dark.
Oct 15
7:00p
End Date

Moth Night

Mother Neff State Park
Mother Neff State Park is hosting our annual Moth Night! Come discover the night life from critters to the night sky! You will learn what critters go bump in the night and learn why they are important. If you are feeling adventurous, you might even go on a guided night hike with a backlight to see the amazing critters that call the park their home.
Oct 15
7:30p
End Date

Creatures of the Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a night hike to discover the critters that come out when the sun goes down!
Oct 15
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Oct 15
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike! - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us on Saturday Night on October 8th & 15th 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. Closed-toed shoes are a MUST!
Oct 16
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 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 the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 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 learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Prairie Adventure Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Join a ranger for an adventure through the remaining 1% of coastal prairie habitat.
Oct 16
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!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk along the Fort Leaton Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Mindfulness Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Enjoy a self-guided refreshing, recharge in nature.
Oct 16
10:00a
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!
Oct 16
11:00a
End Date

Plant Passports

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Want to learn how to use iNaturalist? Join us to learn and participate in a BioBlitz!
Oct 16
11:00a
End Date

Frog Pond Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join Ranger Jessica on a short exploration of the trails to and around Frog Pond.
Oct 18
7:30a
End Date

Sunrise Hike with a Ranger

Cedar Hill State Park
Calling all early bird hikers!
Oct 19
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Oct 21
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Oct 21
10:00a
End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
The Gulf of Mexico is our destination. What exciting things will we see along the way?
Oct 21
10:30a
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.
Oct 21
7:00p
End Date

Spiders of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Friend or foe? Uncover the secrets of spiders and learn how to sniff them out.
Oct 21
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Gaze at the stars and hunt for scorpions on a Copper Breaks night hike!
Oct 21
8:00p
End Date

Creepy Creatures of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park as the sun goes down to see what lurks around the next turn.
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Morning Bird Tour

Eisenhower State Park
Rise and shine with Ranger Lindsay on an easy walk to learn about the birds of Eisenhower!
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Pups in the Park

Galveston Island State Park
A pawsome time for the ultimutt dog lovers
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 10/22/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 15 participants. This guided hike takes participants into remote areas of the Seminole and Presa Canyons. Please click on blue title for full tour description. NO PETS
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Old Tin Mine Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join a Park Ranger or volunteer guides for a hike out to the El Paso Tin Mines, the remains of a mining operation from the early 1900s.
Oct 22
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 22
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

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

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Oct 22
9:00a
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.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Oct 22
9:30a
End Date

Little Rock Wander

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join Master Naturalist Lorri on an off-trail hiking adventure to the top of Little Rock Dome!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Bug-Eat-Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the world of tiny predators and tiny prey; how they see and how they slay.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Ramble with a Ranger

Atlanta State Park
Join a Master Naturalist for a hike along the Volksmarch trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Habitat Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to hike along through the various habitats at Caddo Lake State Park. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and learn what makes our Park special.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Discovery Walk: Oak Flats Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Oct 22
10:30a
End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the marsh and bay ecosystems, on land and below the surface.
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Oct 22
3:00p
End Date

Bayside Bird Tour

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile walk
Oct 22
6:00p
End Date

Trick-or-Treat Night Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for our 1st Annual Trick-or-Treat Night Hike!
Oct 22
8:00p
End Date

Creepy Creatures of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park as the sun goes down to see what lurks around the next turn.
Oct 22
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike on Island Trails

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come experience the park after dark with a guided hike!
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
8:30a
End Date

Intro to Birding

Sea Rim State Park
Become familiar with the basics of binoculars and learn to recognize a few of Sea Rim's more common birds!
Oct 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 learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Oct 23
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 23
9:30a
End Date

Fungi Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about fungi during a guided walk with a park ranger!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Earn Your Junior Ranger Badge

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Take a walk with Ranger Regina and become an official Junior Ranger!
Oct 23
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 23
11:00a
End Date

Pollinator BioBlitz - Nature Walk

Franklin Mountains State Park
Get some last-minute pollinator identifications in before the Pollinator BioBlitz is over this year!
Oct 23
11:30a
End Date

Pollinator BioBlitz - Tom Mays Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
Get some last-minute pollinator identifications in before the Pollinator BioBlitz is over this year!
Oct 25
8:00a
End Date

Mindfulness Hike

Being mindful can be hard at times and nature is the perfect place to take that time to get away.
Oct 26
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Gain a "bird's eye view" of the park while learning about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Halloween Costume Crawl

Cedar Hill State Park
Halloween is almost upon us, and we want to see all of your glorious costumes!
Oct 27
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 27
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Oct 27
4:30p
End Date

Bat Walk

Franklin Mountains State Park
Curious about our friendly neighborhood sky monkeys? A little scared of the flying "vampires?" Can't wait to embrace the night life of a super hero? Wherever you stand when it comes to bats, join us to learn more about these often misunderstood critters and hopefully spot one as it embarks on its nightly dinner hunt.
Oct 27
8:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Take a little stroll and explore the wildlife in the park after dark. Space is limited!
Oct 28
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Oct 28
10:30a
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.
Oct 28
6:15p
End Date

Bat Talk & Walk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get batty with us!
Oct 28
6:15p
End Date

Bat Walk

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Walk with a ranger around Fort Leaton on the lookout for the bats who live there!
Oct 28
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a guided ranger hike to explore the park at night!
Oct 28
8:00p
End Date

Creepy Creatures of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park as the sun goes down to see what lurks around the next turn.
Oct 28
8:15p
End Date

*Halloween Special* 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
8:30a
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 29
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Come observe the vast array of winged wildlife living in DMSP on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Oct 29
9:00a
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.
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
The Gulf of Mexico is our destination. What exciting things will we see along the way?
Oct 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.
Oct 29
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.
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Edible Plants Walk

Lockhart State Park
Join us to explore the wild treats of the woods in this fun hike!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Plants of the Thornscrub

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Learn which flora call our thornscrub home!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Woodpecker Hike

Atlanta State Park
Join us for an introduction to woodpeckers in the park! You will learn why woodpeckers are a Keystone Species, the eight types of woodpeckers found in East Texas, and the adaptations that make woodpeckers master carpenters.
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Fort Boggy State Park
No local grocery store? The land provided many things for the settlers of Fort Boggy.
Oct 29
10:30a
End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the marsh and bay ecosystems, on land and below the surface.
Oct 29
10:30a
End Date

Struggling Towards Harmony, Guided Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Explore how forests fight to grow and regenerate over time.
Oct 29
1:00p
End Date

Habitat Hike

Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area
Join a park ranger to hike along through the various habitats at Caddo Lake State Park. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and learn what makes our Park special.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Bark in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join a ranger with your pups for a wonder-filled afternoon walk in wildlife.
Oct 29
2:30p
End Date

Plant Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find native plants in the park on a stroll through the garden.
Oct 29
3:00p
End Date

Bayside Bird Tour

Mustang Island State Park
Explore the bayside of Mustang Island on an easy 1 mile walk
Oct 29
5:00p
End Date

CCC History Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Hike through our historic park and learn about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. We will discuss their legacy and view examples of their craftsmanship.
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

Ghost Stories at the Chimney

Bonham State Park
Hear local ghost stories collected by a storytelling bard.
Oct 29
7:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night - Evening Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Nocturnal wanderings amoung the nocturnal.
Oct 29
7:00p
End Date

Haunted Lake Trail

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
We're introducing our first annual Haunted Lake Trail at our park! There's something for everyone from our 13+ Haunted Trail, to our Trunk or Treat event. Other activities include Halloween Bash in the Gym, the spooky Youth Haunted House experience in Nature Center, and much more! Admission is FREE!
Oct 29
7:15p
End Date

Halloween Nighttime Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a night hike into the history, myths & legends that surround Enchanted Rock!
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

South Llano River State Park
Experience the park after dark!
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Nature's Night Shift

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature’s night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
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
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Oct 30
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!
Oct 30
9:30a
End Date

1st Steps in Nature

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn and practice healthy ways to experience nature and wildlife with your littles in the park.
Oct 30
11:00a
End Date

Frog Pond Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join Ranger Jessica on a short exploration of the trails to and around Frog Pond.

November 2022

Nov 3
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
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 4
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Nov 5
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds making it 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 5
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 5
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 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!
Nov 6
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds making it the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Nov 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 learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Nov 6
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

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

Fall Plant Walk

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Nov 10
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Nov 10
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds in this beginners birding class!
Nov 11
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Nov 12
8:30a
End Date

Intro to Birding

Sea Rim State Park
Become familiar with the basics of binoculars and learn to recognize a few of Sea Rim's more common birds!
Nov 12
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 12
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Nov 12
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 12
10:00a
End Date

Fall Fest

Mother Neff State Park
Mother Neff State Park is one of the first Texas State Parks where people have been coming for thousands of years. It’s now your turn to come explore and make memories of your own or return to make new memories. A fun fall celebration will take place featuring nature hikes, storybook trails, children's activities, demonstrations, and much more.
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Bug Eats Bug - Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Texas Master Naturalist to find out how it's a bug-eat-bug world out there! Explore the world of tiny predators and tiny prey; how they see and how they slay!
Nov 12
3:00p
End Date

Lakeshore Nature Hike

Tyler State Park
Fall colors around the lake.
Nov 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 learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Nov 13
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 17
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Nov 17
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Nov 18
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Nov 19
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 11/19/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 15 participants. This guided only hike takes participants into remote areas of the Park. Click blue title for more details.
Nov 19
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 19
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Nov 19
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Savannah

Tyler State Park
Bird Tyler State Park's other natural region.
Nov 19
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Nov 19
5:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Experience the canyon after dark.
Nov 19
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Nov 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 learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Nov 20
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 24
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Nov 24
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds in this beginners birding class!
Nov 25
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Nov 25
9:00a
End Date

15th Annual "Walk-off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Avoid the Black Friday madness!
Nov 25
10:00a
End Date

Opt Outdoors: Closed Canyon Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on a 1.5 mile hike through a 27 million year old slot canyon!
Nov 25
10:00a
End Date

Opt Outside: Cinco Tinajas Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Walk off your Thanksgiving meal by joining a park ranger for a moderate hike along one of Big Bend Ranch State Park's hidden-treasure trails!
Nov 25
2:00p
End Date

Fall in the Savannah

Tyler State Park
The changing savannah.
Nov 26
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Women's Beginner Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
A special hike just for women!
Nov 26
2:30p
End Date

Plant Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find native plants in the park on a stroll through the garden.
Nov 27
8:30a
End Date

Intro to Birding

Sea Rim State Park
Become familiar with the basics of binoculars and learn to recognize a few of Sea Rim's more common birds!
Nov 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 learn to identify birds. You will be introduced to Cornell's free app to identify birds by sight and sound if you wish to download to your own phone. Join us for a fun walk and opportunity to learn something new or see a bird you have not noticed before. Call (254)694-3793 or email Rita (rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov) to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.

December 2022

Dec 1
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 2
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Dec 3
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 3
10:00a
End Date

Bug-Eat-Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the world of tiny predators and tiny prey; how they see and how they slay.
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!
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk along the Fort Leaton Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
Dec 8
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 9
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

What in the Hoodoo?

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Grab your dog and join a ranger for a hike along our Hoodoos Trail!
Dec 15
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 16
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 17
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 12/17/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Please click blue title for more details.
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Dec 17
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Dec 22
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 23
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 25
8:30a
End Date

Intro to Birding

Sea Rim State Park
Become familiar with the basics of binoculars and learn to recognize a few of Sea Rim's more common birds!
Dec 29
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 30
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival skills on this moderate, 2-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

New Year's Eve Day Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
Hike part of the Spicewood Canyon Trail.
Dec 31
11:00p
End Date

Midnight Countdown Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Countdown the New Year with a hike to the 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 2023

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a hike on the first day of the new year in 2023!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Self-guided Hike, Bike and/or Ride!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Self-guided Hike, and or Bike!

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
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
7:15a
End Date

Rise N' Shine Hike - First Day Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the New Year off right with a guided ranger hike to see the sunrise!
Jan 1
7:30a
End Date

First Day Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Start your year list with Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot and join in the annual First Day Hike at Brazos Bend State Park.
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Self Guided

Eisenhower State Park
Hike off the holidays and start the new year with a little adventure!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Move Like an Animal

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with our self-guided hike!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Dinosaur Track Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with our self-guided hike!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Cedar Brake Outer Loop Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with one of our Self-Guided Hikes!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Fresno Divide Trail

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Ring in the New Year with a ranger led hike. You will explore some of the most spectacular natural and historical landscapes in Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Jan 1
8:15a
End Date

First Day Hike

Blanco State Park
Join us for a short and easy guided hike.
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike

Goose Island State Park
Ring in 2023 with a self-guided one-mile hike on the Turks Cap Trail. Swing by Headquarters for trail information and supplemental guides.
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike - West Peak & Bandera Creek

Hill Country State Natural Area
Start the new year with a guided hike through the hill country.
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 *wing*.
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 Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Hikes

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spend the first day of 2023 exploring our trails at your own pace.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - 2023

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

Morning Ramble with a Ranger - First Day Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the New Year off with a guided ranger hike!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

Family-Friendly Morning Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Happy New Year 2023!
Jan 1
9:30a
End Date

First Day Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we hike into the new year by hiking to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Jan 1
9:30a
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
10:00a
End Date

T.R.Y.athlon! First Day Hikes

Tyler State Park
🎉Put the "TRY" in your New Year's Resolution!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Catfish Point Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join park staff on a guided hike around the winding, scenic Lakeview Trail (1.37 miles). You can end the hike on the Lakeview Trail, take the rugged Longhorn Trail (0.36 miles) to the top of a stunning overlook, or take a self-guided hike up the steep Chaparral Ridge Trail (0.5 miles).
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Fresno West Rim

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Start the new year off right with a hike to the iconic West Rim overlook in the park's interior.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks! Bring in the new year with a hike at Caddo Lake State Park. The hike is self-guided and at your own pace! Once you finish, stop by the trailhead to grab your First Day Hike sticker, while supplies last!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2023

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start off the New Year with a hike in the park!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Celebrate the new year and a fresh start with a hike on our two-mile Nature Trail loop! The Nature Trail is an easy to moderate 2-mile loop so you will end where you begin. This hike features tall post oaks, overlooks of Fairfield Lake, and interpretive signage about local plants and wildlife. Bring your binoculars and look for Bald Eagles! Hike starts promptly at 10am and will last approximately a little over an hour.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Mundy's Gap

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. We will be hiking along a scenic trail up to Mundy's Gap - a moderate/difficult hike.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Horse Ride to the Overlook

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join Eagle Eye Ranch for a guided horse ride to the Overlook!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Start your year off on the right foot.
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 Hike

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a walk back in time to life of early settlers in the Texas Hill Country!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Walkies

Government Canyon State Natural Area
It's a dog-gone New Year's Day hike!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

Family Friendly Stroll

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Welcome in the New Year with a pleasant stroll along the Discovery Trail
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
10:30a
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First Day Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
It's Texas State Park's 100-Year Celebration! Start your New Year off with a fun-filled hike.
Jan 1
10:30a
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First Day Scenic Overlook Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Ring in the New Year with a hike to the Scenic Overlook (pet friendly).
Jan 1
11:00a
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First Day Hike - Cardiac Hill

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. We will be hiking along a scenic trail up Cardiac Hill - a moderate/difficult hike.
Jan 1
11:00a
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First Day Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us to celebrate the New Year with a guided hike to the best view in the park!
Jan 1
12:00p
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First Day Hike: Catfish Point Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
12:00p
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First Day Hike - Hills & Creek Bottom

Hill Country State Natural Area
Start the new year with a guided hike through the hill country.
Jan 1
1:00p
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First Day Hike!

Atlanta State Park
Start 2023 with a peaceful First-Day Hike and enjoy the natural beauty of Atlanta State Park’s Hickory Hollow Nature Trail.
Jan 1
1:00p
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First Day Hike: North Onion Creek Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
1:00p
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First Day Hike - Bonham

Bonham State Park
Join us to walk off all those holiday treats.
Jan 1
1:00p
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First Day Hike - What a View!!

Government Canyon State Natural Area
...and we're not "bluffing!" (Well, technically there IS a bluff involved...)
Jan 1
2:00p
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First Day Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Recover from the holidays by joining us for a First Day Hike on New Year's Day!
Jan 1
2:00p
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First Day Hike: Longhorn Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
2:00p
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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
2:00p
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First Day Hike

Purtis Creek State Park
Join us for a hike to start a healthy New Year.
Jan 1
3:00p
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First Day Hike - Bar-O & History

Hill Country State Natural Area
Start the new year with a guided hike through the hill country.
Jan 1
5:15p
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First Day Hike - Merrick Mile Sunset

Hill Country State Natural Area
Start the new year with a guided hike through the hill country.
Jan 7
9:00a
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Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Jan 21
8:00a
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Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 01/21/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Click above blue title for more information.

February 2023

Feb 11
8:00a
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Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 02/11/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Click above blue title for more details.
Feb 11
1:00p
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Black History Month Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
In honor of the historic contributions of black Americans, Caddo Lake State Park is hosting a history hike concerning the Buffalo Soldiers, and black conservationists, scientists, and environmentalists.
Feb 18
9:00a
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The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water!
Feb 18
9:00a
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Our Past, Present & Future: 100 Million Years Ago to 100 Years From Now

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water!
Feb 18
9:00a
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Hike to the Dinosaur Tracks

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water!
Feb 18
10:00a
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Guided Hike to the Savannah Restoration Area

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water

March 2023

Mar 18
1:00p
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Women's Month Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and hike with a ranger along the Pine Ridge Loop for history talk about women in conservation.
Mar 25
8:00a
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Pedal, Paddle and Trek

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join us for guided hiking, kayaking, and bicycling in the park.
Mar 31
8:00a
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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 2023

Apr 1
8:00a
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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 15
10:00a
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🦋 Annual Spring Wing Ding 🦋

Dinosaur Valley State Park
🎉 Join us as we celebrate everything migratory and with wings!
Apr 15
11:00a
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Caddo Homecoming!

Caddo Lake State Park
🎉Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and 30 years of good conservation with the Caddo Lake Institute. Walk into yesteryear at Caddo Lake State Park and try your hand at canoeing, fishing, games and a sock hop! Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, enjoy live music, and grab a bite to eat.

May 2023

May 5
8:00p
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Full Moon Night Trek

Village Creek State Park
🎉 Are you curious to experience nature in the dark? What will we see? What will we hear? Join this ranger led hike for your chance to see the unseen, learn how nocturnal creatures communicate, and what effect the moon can have on natural cycles of plants and animals.

July 2023

Jul 1 End Date

Happy Birthday Caddo Lake State Park!

Caddo Lake State Park
Join us to celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and Caddo lake State Park's birthday! We will go on a celebratory birthday hike, followed by birthday cake! Throughout the day, enjoy several interpretive programs. **Instructions below!

September 2023

Sep 30
8:00a
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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 2023

Oct 1
8:00a
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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
9:00a
End Date

A Natural Halloween

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
🎉 Join us for A Natural Halloween!  We will host morning activities and evening activities.
Oct 28
11:00a
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The Trees at Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake State Park
The trees at Caddo Lake State Park root humans and animals together! Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks with a fall hike amongst the park's ever watchful trees.