Calendar of Events

Hikes & Nature Walks

September 2021

Sep 19
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Sep 19
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike - 09/19/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Sep 19
10:00a
End Date

Darting Damsels and Dashing Dragonflies

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Damsel or dragonfly?
Sep 19
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!
Sep 19
7:30p
End Date

Almost Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS EVENT IS FULL. **registration required**
Sep 20
7:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
SORRY, THIS HIKE IS FULL. **registration required**
Sep 23
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

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

Hike with a Ranger! 9am -11AM

South Llano River State Park
Hike the River trail with a ranger!
Sep 24
9:30a
End Date

Smartphone Nature Photography

Goose Island State Park
You don't need a fancy camera to take a picture worth a thousand words!
Sep 24
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.
Sep 24
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Be on the lookout for Park Ranger, Kathy, as she brings nature to wherever you are.
Sep 24
3:00p
End Date

Nature Nuts

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explore the park with your friendly neighborhood Park Ranger!
Sep 24
6:30p
End Date

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

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 24
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!
Sep 24
8:00p
End Date

Wonders of the Night

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Ever wonder what critters explore the park after dark?
Sep 24
8:15p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Sep 25
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Bird 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!
Sep 25
9:00a
End Date

Story Walk Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Come read an awesome story and create something to make your stay memorable !
Sep 25
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike - 09/25/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Sep 25
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.
Sep 25
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!
Sep 25
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
Sep 25
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discover fun nighttime activities in the outdoors!
Sep 26
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Sep 26
11:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get some fresh air with us while we introduce you to Sheldon Lake!
Sep 26
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!
Sep 29
9:00a
End Date

Ranger Buddy Walk

South Llano River State Park
Come meet up with a Ranger and go on hike !
Sep 30
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

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

Hike with a Ranger! 9am -11AM

South Llano River State Park
Hike the River trail with a ranger!

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 1
9:00a
End Date

Golden Anniversary Festival

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
Join us at Devil's Sinkhole to celebrate 50 years as a National Natural Landmark!
Oct 1
7:45p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Oct 2
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike 10/02/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Oct 2
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a short hike as we learn about the native plants that inhabit the three ecozones present at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Oct 2
10:00a
End Date

Golden Anniversary Festival

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
Join us at Devil's Sinkhole to celebrate 50 years as a National Natural Landmark!
Oct 2
10:00a
End Date

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Oct 2
10:00a
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinators Bioblitz!
Oct 2
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 2
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinators Bioblitz!
Oct 2
2:00p
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a short hike as we learn about the native plants that inhabit the three ecozones present at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Oct 2
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night! ***Registration required***
Oct 2
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us on October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd as we search with a blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders! Blacklights are provided but feel free to bring your own as they are in limited supply.
Oct 3
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

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

Guided Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Lace up your boots and get ready to go!
Oct 3
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow distancing and ability to hear everything.
Oct 3
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike - 10/03/21

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

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger! 9am -11AM

South Llano River State Park
Hike the River trail with a ranger!
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Nature Hike 10/09/21

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

Bird Walk on the Savannah

Tyler State Park
October Big Day 2021
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk: Colors in Nature

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Get acquainted with the geology, flora, and fauna of the park through color!
Oct 9
11:30a
End Date

Birding 101: Intro to Birding

Tyler State Park
Let's Go Birding!
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinators Bioblitz!
Oct 9
7:45p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Oct 9
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night! ***Registration required***
Oct 9
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us on October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd as we search with a blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders! Blacklights are provided but feel free to bring your own as they are in limited supply.
Oct 10
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike - 10/10/21

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Oct 10
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Native Plants

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 13
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Native Plants

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 14
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 14
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Native Plants

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 16 End Date

27th Annual Interpretive Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Bring the whole family to the 27th Annual Interpretive Fair to learn about the history and landscape of Hueco Tanks!
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Fall migration around the lake
Oct 16
1:00p
End Date

Medicinal Plant Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover how the forest can be your pharmacy!
Oct 16
1:00p
End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk: Colors in Nature

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Get acquainted with the geology, flora, and fauna of the park through color!
Oct 16
8:30p
End Date

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us on October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd as we search with a blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders! Blacklights are provided but feel free to bring your own as they are in limited supply.
Oct 17
7:30p
End Date

Almost Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
**registration required** Join us for a hike under the light of the moon!
Oct 21
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 22
6:30p
End Date

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

Garner State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 23
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 25 participants. This guided hike takes participants into remote areas of the Seminole and Presa Canyons.
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Bug-Eat-Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Peer into the world of little bugs and big battles in this fascinating walk!
Oct 23
3:30p
End Date

Hike with a Ranger

Copper Breaks State Park
Explore Copper Breaks State Park!
Oct 23
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

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

Blacklight Night Hike!

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us on October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd as we search with a blacklight for scorpions and "sniff" for spiders! Blacklights are provided but feel free to bring your own as they are in limited supply.
Oct 24
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!
Oct 28
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

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

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

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

Palmetto State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area

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

Hard Labor Hike

Lockhart State Park
Hear the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps and discover their legacy in this engaging hike!
Oct 30
6:00p
End Date

5th Annual Halloween Boo Camp

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

Spooky Sounds of the Night

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

Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night! ***Registration required***

November 2021

Nov 4
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Nov 5
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; the perfect place to bird watch year round!
Nov 6
9:30a
End Date

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

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 6
10:00a
End Date

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
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Nov 7
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; the perfect place to bird watch year round!
Nov 7
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!
Nov 11
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Nov 18
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Nov 19
6:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger on this guided night hike and learn about nocturnal wildlife.
Nov 20
8:00a
End Date

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

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

Birding for Beginners

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for this introduction to birding and a guided hike to practice your new skills.
Nov 21
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Join a ranger on a hike and complete your activity book to earn pins!
Nov 25
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

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

December 2021

Dec 2
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 4
6:30a
End Date

Sunrise Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger for an early morning guided hike to a scenic overlook.
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a short hike as we learn about the native plants that inhabit the three ecozones present at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Dec 5
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; the perfect place to bird watch year round!
Dec 9
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 11
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 12/11/2021

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required.
Dec 16
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 18
6:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a park ranger on this guided night hike and learn about nocturnal wildlife.
Dec 23
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

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

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

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

January 2022

Jan 15
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required.

February 2022

Feb 12
8:00a
End Date

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

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required.