Calendar of Events

Hikes & Nature Walks

March 2021

Mar 2 End Date

StoryWalk® "Deep in the Swamp"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails. Let the kids release their wild side by interacting with our action prompts!

April 2021

Apr 3
8:30a
End Date

Self-Guided Earth Day Trail Walk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Walk the scenic Slough Trail to celebrate Earth Day, all month long!
Apr 16
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Apr 16
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Walk

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

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Apr 17
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Walk

Goose Island State Park
*RESERVATIONS REQUIRED* What will you find on a bird walk through the woods?
Apr 17
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 4/17/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Apr 17
9:30a
End Date

Golden Cheeked Warbler Hike

Garner State Park
Enjoy a ranger led hike while learning about the endangered Golden Cheeked Warblers.
Apr 17
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Apr 17
10:00a
End Date

Legacy of the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Learn about the fire of 2011 and why the Lost Pines are lost on this fun guided hike!
Apr 17
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! Registration required.
Apr 17
11:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Apr 17
2:00p
End Date

Wildfood Walk

Tyler State Park
Discover edible and useful plants
Apr 18
9:00a
End Date

A Walk on the Wild Side - Nature Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get a closer look at the plants and animals of Bentsen State Park on this easy walk.
Apr 18
9:00a
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.
Apr 18
2:00p
End Date

Bug a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Take a peek into the lives of insects and the ranger that bugs them.
Apr 22 End Date

Earth Day Trash Bash!

Garner State Park
Celebrate Earth Day at Garner State Park!
Apr 23
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Apr 23
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
*RESERVATIONS REQUIRED* Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Apr 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.
Apr 24
8:30a
End Date

Woodland Bird Walk

Goose Island State Park
*RESERVATIONS REQUIRED* What will you find on a bird walk through the woods?
Apr 24
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 4/24/21

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

Guided Bird Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join us on a short hike to learn about the birds that visit Nails Creek State Park.
Apr 24
9:30a
End Date

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

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Apr 24
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Apr 24
10:00a
End Date

Legacy of the Lost Pines

Bastrop State Park
Learn about the fire of 2011 and why the Lost Pines are lost on this fun guided hike!
Apr 24
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! Registration required.
Apr 24
11:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
Apr 24
2:00p
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a guided walk in the canyons!
Apr 24
2:00p
End Date

Ranger Backcountry Hike

Tyler State Park
Get ready for those summer backcountry hikes
Apr 24
8:00p
End Date

Frog & Toad Watch

Lockhart State Park
Discover the frogs and toads that call Lockhart State Park home! Registration required.
Apr 24
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
It's creepy and crawly, but it's also so much more! Learn to appreciate the true night life on a guided hike.
Apr 24
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discover fun nighttime activities in the outdoors!
Apr 25
9:00a
End Date

A Walk on the Wild Side - Nature Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get a closer look at the plants and animals of Bentsen State Park on this easy walk.
Apr 25
9:00a
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.
Apr 30
8:30a
End Date

Shorebird Walk

Goose Island State Park
*RESERVATIONS REQUIRED* Discover the birds that call the shorelines of Goose Island State Park home!
Apr 30
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the park after dark! Registration required.

May 2021

May 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!
May 1
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 5/1/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 1
9:00a
End Date

Texas Master Naturalist Bioblitz

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Help us find and identify species in the park
May 1
9:30a
End Date

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

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
May 1
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
May 1
10:00a
End Date

Nature Trail Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a half hour interpretive walk on Nature Trail, focusing on plants native to Stephen F. Austin State Park.
May 1
10:00a
End Date

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk! Registration required.
May 1
10:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike , 10 am - 5/1/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 1
11:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
May 2
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird watch all year round!
May 8
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 5/8/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 8
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
May 8
10:00a
End Date

Colors of the Park

Bonham State Park
Take a short hike to explore the park from a different viewpoint.
May 8
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! Registration required.
May 8
10:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike, 10 am - 5/8/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
May 8
11:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
May 15
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Habitat Scavenger Hunt Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a habitat-themed scavenger hunt on the trails! Registration required.
May 15
11:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
May 22
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park! Registration required.
May 22
11:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike
May 29
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Habitat Scavenger Hunt Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a habitat-themed scavenger hunt on the trails! Registration required.
May 29
11:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided nature hike

June 2021

Jun 5
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

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

Nature Trail Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a half hour interpretive walk on Nature Trail, focusing on plants native to Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Jun 12
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Jun 19
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Jun 26
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!

July 2021

Jul 3
10:00a
End Date

Nature Trail Walk

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

August 2021

Aug 7
10:00a
End Date

Nature Trail Walk

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

September 2021

Sep 4
10:00a
End Date

Nature Trail Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a half hour interpretive walk on Nature Trail, focusing on plants native to Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Sep 5
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird watch all year round!

October 2021

Oct 1
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird watch all year round!
Oct 3
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird watch all year round!

November 2021

Nov 5
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; the perfect place to bird watch year round!
Nov 7
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; the perfect place to bird watch year round!

December 2021

Dec 5
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; the perfect place to bird watch year round!