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Calendar of Events

Hikes & Nature Walks

September 2017

Sep 23 End Date

National Hunting and Fishing Day

Inks Lake State Park
Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day with friends outside!
Sep 23 End Date

On the Hunt for Pollinators!

Davis Mountains State Park
From September 23rd-October 8th join other curious visitors as we search and photograph bees, wasps, and butterflies this week during the statewide Texas Pollinator BioBlitz. Check the Texas Parks and Wildlife website for contests, rules, and posting recommendations. https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/bioblitz
Sep 23 End Date

Bat Hike - 6:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a park ranger for a hike to view the emerging bats at Gorman Cave.
Sep 23 End Date

Dark Sky Exploration

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Share the night sky as we view the moon, planets and open star clusters.
Sep 24 End Date

Last Sunday Hike - Sombrero Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's hike 1 mile up Ranger Peak!
Sep 24 End Date

Sunday Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing South Texas specialty birds such as Altamira Oriole, Green Jay, Plain Chachalaca, and Great Kiskadee.
Sep 24 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 24 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 24 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO PARK CLOSURE. Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 24 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 24 End Date

Butterfly Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park's butterfly garden.
Sep 24 End Date

Incredible Edible Plant Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!
Sep 27 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 28 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Sep 29 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Sep 29 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Sep 29 End Date

Incredible Edible Plants Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Can I eat this plant???
Sep 29 End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Sep 29 End Date

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

Estero Llano Grande State Park
For all ages and experience levels, we'll post photos of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, beetles and other pollinators we find on our Butterfly Walk on Instagram, Facebook and iNaturalist.
Sep 29 End Date

Night Hike (9PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Sep 30 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Sep 30 End Date

World Birding Center Bird Walks

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!
Sep 30 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Sep 30 End Date

Birding 101

Lockhart State Park
Wet your beak with this introductory bird walk!
Sep 30 End Date

National Public Lands Day- Trail Work

Cleburne State Park
Join us for a trail workday on Saturday, September 30th, at Cleburne State Park from 9:00 am - Noon. We will do moderate work on our hike and bike trail system. You will be bending, swinging, carrying and using hand tools, and walking long distances. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be with a legal guardian. Wear long sleeves and pants, comfortable/sturdy shoes and a hat. Please check in at park headquarters when you arrive. Bring a small day pack with the following: Water Work Gloves Personal First Aid Kit (personal medicines and Band- Aids) Snacks Safety Glasses (If possible) Sunscreen...... Lopping Shears (optional) For more information or to RSVP, please send an e-mail to Amanda.Zumwalt@tpwd.texas.gov or call (817) 645-4215
Sep 30 End Date

National Public Lands Day

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Help us pick up our trails on your hike today!
Sep 30 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO PARK CLOSURE. Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Sep 30 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 30 End Date

Geocaching 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find hidden treasure, learn exciting facts and stores about Texas State Parks and win prizes!
Sep 30 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Sep 30 End Date

River Expedition

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the river while hunting for dinosaur tracks!
Sep 30 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Sep 30 End Date

Back to School Hike & Scavenger Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Scavenger Hunt
Sep 30 End Date

Wildlife Investigators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Hit the trails with a park ranger and discover the many different signs, markings, and clues the wildlife leave behind!
Sep 30 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Sep 30 End Date

Searchin' for Bigfoot

Daingerfield State Park
Join us on our final event of Bigfoot Weekend!
Sep 30 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore after dark in search of owls, glowing scorpions, spiders, toads and more!
Sep 30 End Date

Awesome Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us in exploring the park and the nocturnal creatures that call it home.

October 2017

Oct 1 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 1 End Date

Nature Program

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO PARK CLOSURE. Come learn about the plants and/or animals of Goliad State Park!
Oct 1 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 5 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 6 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Oct 6 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 6 End Date

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

Estero Llano Grande State Park
For all ages and experience levels, we'll post photos of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, beetles and other pollinators we find on our Butterfly Walk on Instagram, Facebook and iNaturalist.
Oct 6 End Date

Owl Prowl

Lockhart State Park
Whooo lives in Lockhart State Park?
Oct 7 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 7 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 7 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 7 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 7 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 7 End Date

Gifts from the Trees

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Oct 7 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 7 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the park by the light of a full moon!
Oct 7 End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discovery fun night time activities in the outdoors!
Oct 8 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 8 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 8 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike (11AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Just how does Sasquatch survive in the wild?
Oct 12 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 13 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Oct 13 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 13 End Date

Mustang Island State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | (Event Cancelled Due to Hurricane Damage)

Mustang Island State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 14 End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION Registered participants meet at the Headquarters Building the morning of October 14, 2017 at 8:00 am and the tour leaves promptly at 8:30 with an arrival time back at Headquarters Building at 4:30 pm.
Oct 14 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Oct 14 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 14 End Date

Hueco Tanks Rare Plant Tour!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Did you know Hueco Tanks SP & HS is home to plants that only grow here in the entire United States?
Oct 14 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
NOTE NEW START TIME!
Oct 14 End Date

Women's Hike!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike at Hueco Tanks.
Oct 14 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 9:00 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Oct 14 End Date

FLIGHT OF THE MONARCHS TRAIL RIDE AND COWBOY CELEBRATION

San Angelo State Park
Friends of San Angelo State Park presents the Annual Equestrian Trail Ride/Poker Run Cowboy Celebration ~ bring your own horse
Oct 14 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 14 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 14 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 14 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 14 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive the aftermath of a major disaster?
Oct 14 End Date

Take A Homeless Dog On A Hike

Cleburne State Park
Homeless dogs need socializing and exercise too! Please join the Friends of Cleburne State Park and help Cleburne Animal Shelter get their sweet dogs and puppies some time outside, and to provide positive experience with people.
Oct 14 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 11:30 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls.
Oct 14 End Date

Fossils! Hike to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Join a ranger as we search for fossils along the trail.
Oct 14 End Date

Junior Ranger: Scavenger Hunt (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park through a scavenger hunt!
Oct 14 End Date

Gorman Falls Hike - 2:00 PM

Colorado Bend State Park
This hike will take you on a journey where you will experience the geology, history, and landscape of Colorado Bend and view the famous Gorman Falls
Oct 14 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 14 End Date

Incredible Edible Hike: Fall Edition (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn to forage!
Oct 14 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 14 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Lockhart State Park
Join us to discover what goes bump in the night during this special Halloween-themed night hike!
Oct 15 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 15 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 19 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 20 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Oct 20 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 20 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Oct 20 End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park in the dark!
Oct 21 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Oct 21 End Date

Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring or borrow binoculars to see some of the amazing birds at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Oct 21 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 21 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
NOTE NEW START TIME!
Oct 21 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Oct 21 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 21 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 21 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 21 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 21 End Date

Plant Uses: From Caffeine to Poison Arrows

Lockhart State Park
Find out which plants in your backyard can be used as food, medicine, and more. You may be surprised!
Oct 21 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 21 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 21 End Date

Night Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Experience the canyon after dark.
Oct 21 End Date

Citizen Science - Frog Watch

Palmetto State Park
Join park staff in an informal frog species survey.
Oct 21 End Date

Haunted Trails

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Lake Casa Blanca International State Park invites you to come in costume and explore our half-mile Haunted Trail.
Oct 22 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 22 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 26 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Oct 27 End Date

Guided Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Join the ranger for a hike that will get you outside connecting with the wilderness, burning off a few dozen calories and learning about the incredible flora and fauna of this Chihuahuan Desert sky island! Bring plenty of water and dress for the weather. Approximately two hours. All ages, dogs welcome.
Oct 27 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 27 End Date

Night Hike (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to explore the Caddo Forest Trail in the evening hour.
Oct 28 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Oct 28 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 28 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 28 End Date

Hike With a Homeless Dog (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Take a shelter dog for a hike!
Oct 28 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Oct 28 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 28 End Date

Creepy Crawlies Scavenger Hunt (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Look for the creepy, crawly animals that call Caddo Lake home!
Oct 28 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Will you survive this humorous Zombie Hike?
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 28 End Date

Haunted Trails

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Please join us if you dare for a Halloween scare. Put on your favorite costume and enjoy a night of fun, food, games, and haunted hiking trails!
Oct 28 End Date

Creatures of the Night

Lockhart State Park
Join us to discover what goes bump in the night during this special Halloween-themed night hike!
Oct 28 End Date

Haunted Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Are you brave enough?
Oct 29 End Date

Last Sunday Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Dress up and lets hike to the top of Ranger Peak!
Oct 29 End Date

Summit Hike with a Ranger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Learn about the geology of this gigantic granite dome, fascinating facts, tales, and the rare plants that inhabit the area, as you ascend Enchanted Rock and enjoy the magnificent views.
Oct 29 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 31 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?

November 2017

Nov 2 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 3 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Nov 4 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Nov 4 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Nov 4 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 4 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Nov 4 End Date

Gifts from the Trees

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Nov 4 End Date

Full Moon Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come and explore Hueco Tanks in the moonlight.
Nov 5 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Nov 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 9 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 10 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Nov 11 End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION Registered participants meet at the Headquarters Building the morning of November 11, 2017 at 8:00 am and the tour leaves promptly at 8:30 with an arrival time back at Headquarters Building at 4:30 pm.
Nov 11 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Nov 11 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Nov 11 End Date

Hike the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us every second Saturday for a guided hike!
Nov 11 End Date

Women's Hike!

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
A women-only hike at Hueco Tanks.
Nov 11 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Nov 11 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 11 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Nov 11 End Date

Gifts from the Trees

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Nov 11 End Date

Animals Signs Hike

Can you read the signs that the wildlife has left behind?
Nov 11 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 12 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Nov 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 16 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 17 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Nov 18 End Date

Hueco Tanks Birding Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year, and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you.
Nov 18 End Date

Weekly Birding Walk in the Park

Davis Mountains State Park
Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.
Nov 18 End Date

Explore the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us on the third Saturday of each month for a new adventure!
Nov 18 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Nov 18 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Nov 18 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (On Hold Until Hurricane Damage is Assessed - Full, but call to add your name to the Wait List!)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 18 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 18 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Nov 18 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 19 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Nov 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 23 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!
Nov 24 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Nov 24 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Nov 24 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Nov 25 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Nov 25 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 25 End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - this event on 9/22 has been cancelled.)
Nov 25 End Date

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Nov 25 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Nov 25 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 26 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Nov 30 End Date

Take a Hike With a Homeless Dog!

Davis Mountains State Park
The Grand Companions animal shelter brings dogs for visitors to walk on a park trail! Come to the location listed on the weekly flyer and help a dog get some exercise!

December 2017

Dec 1 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 2 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Dec 2 End Date

Bird Walk on the Trailway

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

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 2 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

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

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 2 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Let the full moon light your way and explore the night!
Dec 3 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Dec 8 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 9 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Dec 9 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Dec 9 End Date

Plant Uses: From Caffeine to Poison Arrows

Lockhart State Park
Find out which plants in your backyard can be used as food, medicine, and more. You may be surprised!
Dec 9 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 9 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 10 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Dec 15 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 16 End Date

Kids' Discovery Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ranger-led eco-scavenger hunt will get kids outdoors with their folks to discover and experience nature through sight, sound, touching and smelling. Magnifying glasses provided!
Dec 16 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Dec 16 End Date

Gifts from the Trees

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Dec 16 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 16 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 17 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Dec 22 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 23 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Dec 23 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 23 End Date

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Dec 23 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Dec 24 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Dec 29 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 29 End Date

Night Hike

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Dec 30 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!
Dec 30 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 30 End Date

Bird Walk on the Trailway

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Dec 30 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Dec 31 End Date

Summit Trail Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Hike the Rock!

January 2018

Jan 1 End Date

Hueco First Day Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
As a new year rolls in, it is time for the Annual First Day Hikes! This year Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site will be offering three hikes on January 1st with varying difficulties for all ages.
Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.
Jan 5 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 6 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 12 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 13 End Date

Trail Work Days

Hill Country State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join our staff on trail work days. Please come help the rangers maintain our 40 miles of scenic trails in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural. Area.
Jan 13 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 19 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 20 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 26 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 27 End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION Registered participants meet at the Headquarters Building the morning of January 27, 2018 at 8:00 am and the tour leaves promptly at 8:30 with an arrival time back at Headquarters Building at 4:30 pm.
Jan 27 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

February 2018

Feb 2 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 3 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 9 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 10 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 16 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 17 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 24 End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Registered participants meet at the Headquarters Building the morning of February 24, 2018 at 8:00 am and the tour leaves promptly at 8:30 with an arrival time back at Headquarters Building at 4:30 pm.
Feb 24 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

March 2018

Mar 17 End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Registered participants meet at the Headquarters Building the morning of March 17, 2018 at 8:00 am and the tour leaves promptly at 8:30 with an arrival time back at Headquarters Building at 4:30 pm.
Mar 24 End Date

Trails Day

Colorado Bend State Park
Hikes, bike rides, caving, music, and more

May 2018

May 4 End Date

South Llano River State Park Birding Festival

South Llano River State Park
Sponsored by the Friends of South Llano River State Park, this is sure to be an amazing weekend!

January 2019

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2020

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2021

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2022

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2023

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.