Calendar of Events

History & Culture

November 2022

Nov 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour for November

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Sign up for a ranger-led hike to see ancient pictographs. Hikes are offered 10 a.am. and then again 3 p.m. All tours are Wednesdays through Sundays. Click on title to get more information and reserve your spot. NO PETS ALLOWED NO TOURS OFFERED THURSDAY 24th.
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

Ranching and Roping

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn why Goliad is considered the Birthplace of Texas Ranching and try your hand at roping!
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

Survival of the Fittest

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Go back in time to learn how native people relied on the land to survive in south Texas.
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Nov 27
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Nov 27
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Nov 27
2:00p
End Date

Archery 101 *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow!
Nov 27
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 30
7:00p
End Date

Our Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
What makes up our night sky? Is there more than meets the eye? Learn about the celestial bodies that make up the sky and the stories told about them.

December 2022

Dec 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour for December

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Sign up for a ranger-led hike to see ancient pictographs. Hikes are offered at 10 a.m. and then again 3 p.m. All tours are Wednesdays through Sundays. Click on the title to get more information and reserve your spot. NO PETS NO TOURS OFFERED SUNDAY DECMEBER 25th
Dec 1
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 1
3:00p
End Date

Indian Lodge Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Marvel at a living legacy of the CCC as you tour this one-of-a-kind hotel.
Dec 2
8:00a
End Date

Christmas at Old Fort Concho - School Day

San Angelo, TX - Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
Kick off the holiday season by visiting Fort Concho’s largest annual event. Held during the first full weekend in December, Christmas at Old Fort Concho transforms the fort’s 40 acres and 24 buildings into a winter wonderland.
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 2
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 2
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Christmas at Old Fort Concho - Public Day

San Angelo, TX - Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
Kick off the holiday season by visiting Fort Concho’s largest annual event. Held during the first full weekend in December, Christmas at Old Fort Concho transforms the fort’s 40 acres and 24 buildings into a winter wonderland.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Country Christmas

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Deck the halls and trim the trees.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Mistletoe: Pucker-up for a Parasite

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Pretty holiday decoration or destructive parasite? Join Ranger Izzy and discover the dark truths about a beloved holiday tradition.
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Dec 3
1:30p
End Date

Arch in the Park: Tour of Las Cuevas

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger at Las Cuevas to explore a pictograph site and learn about the first inhabitants of Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Come enjoy some Christmas Cheer!
Dec 3
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 3
4:30p
End Date

Native American Storytelling | Maíí dóó Yadiłhił - Coyote and the Universe

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come join us for an evening of Native American storytelling with Alex Mares, who is of Diné and Mexican American descent.
Dec 3
6:00p
End Date

Marvels of the Moon

Pedernales Falls State Park
The moon is way more than just a night light!
Dec 3
6:30p
End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Christmas – Music & Poetry

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Bring the whole family to the Lone Star Amphitheater and experience Christmas cowboy style.
Dec 4
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 4
9:00a
End Date

Christmas at Old Fort Concho - Public Day

San Angelo, TX - Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
Kick off the holiday season by visiting Fort Concho’s largest annual event. Held during the first full weekend in December, Christmas at Old Fort Concho transforms the fort’s 40 acres and 24r buildings into a winter wonderland.
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 4
2:00p
End Date

Archery 101 *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow!
Dec 4
2:00p
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 4
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 8
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 8
3:00p
End Date

Indian Lodge Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Marvel at a living legacy of the CCC as you tour this one-of-a-kind hotel.
Dec 8
5:30p
End Date

Cold Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Experience the rising of December’s Cold Moon in this full moon hike.
Dec 8
7:00p
End Date

Our Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
What makes up our night sky? Is there more than meets the eye? Learn about the celestial bodies that make up the sky and the stories told about them.
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 9
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 9
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 10
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 12/10/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn of the modern-day history of the park. Click title for more information and reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Dec 10
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Marching Towards Christmas

Garner State Park
Join the Buffalo Soldiers program and friends as they stop into Garner State Park before leaving for Christmas break. Fun, frontier, Christmas activities for all.
Dec 10
11:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 10
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Posada

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Experience the holiday traditions of the borderlands at our annual Posada at Fort Leaton!
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 11
1:00p
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Archery 101 *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow!
Dec 11
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 15
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 15
3:00p
End Date

Indian Lodge Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Marvel at a living legacy of the CCC as you tour this one-of-a-kind hotel.
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 16
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 16
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

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

A Lost Pines CCC Christmas

Bastrop State Park
Celebrate Christmas in the Lost Pines with a morning full of holly jolly good times in the park for the whole family!
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 17
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!
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

La Junta de los Rios Dutch Oven Demo

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join a park ranger to learn what was cooking in the borderlands!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Discovery Table: Explore the Past

Hill Country State Natural Area
Stop by this table display and visit with a ranger about what was happening in the area millions of years ago, thousands of years ago, and a hundred years ago.
Dec 17
2:00p
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
2:00p
End Date

Gems of the Universe

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
The Geminids Meteor shower when and where to see them!
Dec 17
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas on Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a fun-filled evening of history, caroling, hot chocolate and so much more as we celebrate Christmas on Penn Farm here at Cedar Hill State Park!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Goose Island State Park
See the park in lights, enjoy holiday activities, and CAMP FOR FREE when you decorate your campsite!
Dec 18
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.
Dec 18
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Archery 101 *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow!
Dec 18
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 18
5:30p
End Date

53rd Annual Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy this special tradition started 53 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson
Dec 22
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 22
3:00p
End Date

Indian Lodge Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Marvel at a living legacy of the CCC as you tour this one-of-a-kind hotel.
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 23
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl & Dart Throwing

Hill Country State Natural Area
Stop by to learn about one of the oldest hunting devices, the atlatl, and then try your hand at using one!
Dec 23
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 23
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 23
6:00p
End Date

Christmastime Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
Christmas decorations are great, but nothing beats the Christmas lights in the sky!
Dec 24
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 24
11:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Dec 24
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 24
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 24
6:00p
End Date

Christmastime Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
Christmas decorations are great, but nothing beats the Christmas lights in the sky!
Dec 26
1:30p
End Date

Arch in the Park: Tour of Las Cuevas

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger at Las Cuevas to explore a pictograph site and learn about the first inhabitants of Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Dec 29
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Dec 29
10:00a
End Date

Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Join us to learn the basics of prehistoric hunting with an atlatl!
Dec 29
3:00p
End Date

Indian Lodge Tour

Davis Mountains State Park
Marvel at a living legacy of the CCC as you tour this one-of-a-kind hotel.
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 30
10:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Dec 30
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 30
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 31
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 31
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 31
10:00p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?
Dec 31
11:30p
End Date

First Day Hike - Midnight

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ring in the New Year right with a First Day Hike on the Kiowa Trail!

January 2023

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Honey Creek Nature Hikes

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek on our First Day Hikes!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike of 2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Get a start celebrating Texas State Parks' 100th Year on New Year's Day with a nature-minded hike at Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site. Windmill Trail is open for day-use; you can participate in this self-guided hike at anytime.
Jan 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour for January

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of January, the park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10 am and then again at 3 pm, to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesdays through Sundays. For more information to plan your visit, click on blue title (above) for FAQs. NO PETS ALLOWED ON TOUR.
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: 100 Years in the Making

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us on our First Day Hike and help celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks
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

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
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Hike through History

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate over 300 years of history as you take a walk through a timeline of Mission Espiritu Santo and Goliad State Park! (Self-guided option available all day)
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

Mile-High First Day Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Start 2023 off on the right (or left) foot by joining us on our “Mile-High First Day Hike”.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

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
3:00p
End Date

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
3:30p
End Date

First Day Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 1
5:00p
End Date

First Day Hike – Sunset

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ring in the New Year right with a First Day Hike! Join our rangers for a brisk, evening hike on the CCC and Triassic Trails right as the sun sets over the rim of the canyon!
Jan 6
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 7
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 01/07/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn about the modern-day history of the park. Click title for more information and to reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Jan 7
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 7
2:00p
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Jan 13
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 14
10:00a
End Date

The Story of Government Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
It's all about San Antonio's largest Natural Area!
Jan 14
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 20
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 21
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 27
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 28
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!

February 2023

Feb 1 End Date

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph/Canyon Walking Tour for February

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
For the month of February, the Park will be offering two guided-only hikes, 10am and then again at 3pm to go down into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesdays through Sundays. Click on title for more information and get tour tickets. NO PETS ALLOWED ON TOUR.
Feb 3
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 4
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Guided Hike 02/04/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided hike takes you in the upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn of the modern-day history of the park. Click the title for more information and to reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Feb 4
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 10
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 11
1:00p
End Date

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 11
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 17
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Experience a Day in the Life of a CCC Enrollee

Huntsville State Park
🎉 Take an interactive tour through the life of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Read about their formation, get hands-on with their tools and uniforms, visit the camp store to shop the benefits of being an enrollee. And hear from the men themselves, though their newsletter, as you stand in Ravens Lodge and look out at Lake Raven that they helped create.
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

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
11:00a
End Date

The History of Government Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 Guess what? It's All About Water!
Feb 18
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 18
2:00p
End Date

100 Years of Black History in Texas State Parks

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Let's celebrate Black History and glimpse some history from the past 100 years.
Feb 24
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 25
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!

March 2023

Mar 11
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 03/11/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
Mar 11
9:00a
End Date

Pioneer and Settler Day!

Lake Livingston State Park
🎉 Join us for a frontier-themed day at the park. We will feature different programs starting at 9 am that cover how people lived and worked in the pioneer era.
Mar 12
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/12/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn about the history of the park. Click title for more information and to reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Mar 18
8:00a
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Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 03/18/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
Mar 18
9:00a
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White Bass Run at the Bend

Colorado Bend State Park
🎉 Join the fun with the White Bass Run. Learn fly casting, how to tie a fly and how to read the river.
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 18
2:00p
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Settler Women

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to take a trip back in time to learn about what life was like for women 100+ years ago.
Mar 19
8:00a
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Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/19/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries to learn of the modern-day history of the park. Click blue title to learn more and reserve your spot on tour. NO PETS
Mar 25
10:00a
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Ranching Heritage Day

Hill Country State Natural Area
🎉 Celebrate ranching life with us by visiting with exhibitors, making crafts, playing games, and viewing demonstrations.

April 2023

Apr 15
10:00a
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100 Years at South Llano River

South Llano River State Park
🎉 Texas State Parks is 100 years old!! Celebrate this milestone with us at South Llano River State Park.
Apr 15
10:00a
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McKinney Falls Fest: 100-year Celebration

McKinney Falls State Park
🎉 Join us in celebrating 100 years of Texas State Parks and McKinney Falls State Park's 46th anniversary!
Apr 22
10:00a
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16th Annual Folk Festival at Mission Tejas!

Mission Tejas State Park
🎉 Kick back and take a trip back in time!

May 2023

May 6
10:00a
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Brazos Bend Expo- Celebrating 100 Years of Texas State Parks

Brazos Bend State Park
🎉 We are excited to announce our BRAZOS BEND EXPO is coming back on May 6!! Join us for this special event that brings the whole community together at Brazos Bend State Park, and celebrate 100 Years of State Parks!
May 13
9:00a
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Mile-High Mountains Fest

Davis Mountains State Park
🎉 Please join us for a special day of fun and celebration.
May 13
9:00a
End Date

Lake Brownwood Bash

Lake Brownwood State Park
🎉 Join us for a day of fun, learning and celebration!
May 13
10:00a
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A Day in the Life of a Cedar Chopper

Colorado Bend State Park
🎉 Take a tour of what tent life might have been like for the hard-working Cedar Choppers. Take time to enjoy some good Dutch oven recipes.

September 2023

Sep 15
5:00p
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Prairie Palooza: Palo Duro Canyon – Back to the Future

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
🎉 Celebrate Texas State Parks’ 100-year anniversary at Palo Duro Canyon State Park! This three-day event will chronical 100 years of our past and showcase 100 years of partnerships for the future!
Sep 23
10:00a
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Seminole Canyon History Fair

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Join us on this fun day with activities for all ages.
Sep 23
3:00p
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Hispanic Heritage at Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a ranger for an interpretive presentation on the cultural connections between the Caddoan people, Spanish heritage, and Texas history.

October 2023

Oct 7
9:00a
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A Natural Halloween

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
🎉 Join us for A Natural Halloween! We will host morning and evening activities.
Oct 21
10:00a
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Harvest Heritage Festival 2023

Cedar Hill State Park
🎉 Come join us for our annual Harvest Heritage Festival here at Cedar Hill State Park!
Oct 21
10:00a
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Hueco Tanks 29th Annual Community Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
🎉 It's time for our Annual Community Fair! Come on out for a fun weekend full of tours, presentations, demonstrations, rock climbing and much more!
Oct 21
7:00p
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International Observe the Moon

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a fall evening of observing the moon at first quarter phase. We will have telescopes available.
Oct 22
10:00a
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Hueco Tanks 29th Annual Community Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
🎉 It's time for our Annual Community Fair! Come on out for a fun weekend full of tours, presentations, demonstrations, rock climbing and much more!

November 2023

Nov 4
2:00p
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All about the Caddo

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a park ranger for an interpretive history program on the Caddo nation.
Nov 11
10:00a
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Big Country Frontier Day

Abilene State Park
🎉 Join us to celebrate the Texas State Parks Centennial by immersing yourself in the wild history of the Texas frontier for a day.

December 2023

Dec 17
5:30p
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54th Annual Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Enjoy this special tradition started 54 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.