Calendar of Events

Holidays

October 2019

Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Register here!

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild?
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Register here!

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild?
Oct 12
4:00p
End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling tour with sunset views.
Oct 18
8:30p
End Date

Spooky Campfire Stories & S'mores

Fairfield Lake State Park
Gather around the campfire, make a tasty s'more and listen to some spooky stories told by park rangers. Kids are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes.
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta

Guadalupe River State Park
Celebrating monarchs and more!
Oct 19
5:00p
End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park after dark and join us for games, crafts, Spooky Trail, and more!
Oct 19
6:30p
End Date

Bats: Better than Batman

Lockhart State Park
Come celebrate the spooky season by learning all about BATS (and why they're better than Batman) at Lockhart State Park!
Oct 24
6:00p
End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery 2019

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Grab your costumes and trick-or-treating bags! Our annual Halloween at the Hatchery event returns for an evening of family-friendly fun.
Oct 25
5:00p
End Date

Pumpkin Carving at Palmetto

Palmetto State Park
Get into the Halloween season with a little pumpkin carving. Sponsored by the Friends of Palmetto State Park.
Oct 25
7:30p
End Date

Haunted History Hike - Reservations Full

Cedar Hill State Park
*Reservations for this event are full*
Oct 25
8:30p
End Date

Spooky Campfire Stories & S'mores

Fairfield Lake State Park
Gather around the campfire, make a tasty s'more and listen to some spooky stories told by park rangers. Kids are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes.
Oct 26 End Date

Jack-o'-lantern Scavenger Hunt

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Can you find the plastic jack-o'-lanterns hidden along park trails?
Oct 26 End Date

Jack-O-Lantern Display

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Display your Jack-O-Lantern at the park.
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Fall Fest

Mother Neff State Park
Save the date!
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Register here!

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild?
Oct 26
11:00a
End Date

Halloween Costume Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Put on your scary, silly, or sweet Halloween costumes and join us for this fun hike! We'll talk about some of the spooooky creature that live in our woods!
Oct 26
1:00p
End Date

Halloweenfest

Lockhart State Park
Join us for witch crafts, a special spooky storytime, and a costume contest!
Oct 26
1:00p
End Date

Halloween Treats from a Dutch Oven

Colorado Bend State Park
Learn how to cook a Pumpkin Spice Cake in a Dutch Oven. Free Samples!
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Spooky Species Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Some animals are scarier than others, and sometimes fear is well deserved!
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Trick or Trees!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Dress up or put on a mask for a Halloween tradition in the campground!
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Creepy Crawly Halloween Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
Join in the fun for a Halloween Hike. Learn about spiders, bats and stars! There will be some goodies handed out along the trail.
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Halloween in the Park

Abilene State Park
Come trick-or-treat through the campsites, learn about creatures of the night, and have a few screams on the haunted trail.
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

4th Annual Boo Camp

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for some family friendly Halloween fun!
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Boo In the Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Welcome to our annual "Boo in the Park" celebration. Bring the family out for a campsite-decorating contest, pumpkin-carving contest, trick or treating, and spooky storytelling.
Oct 26
7:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join us to discover what goes bump in the night during this special Halloween-themed night hike!
Oct 26
7:30p
End Date

Ottine Swamp Haunted Hike

Palmetto State Park
Ready for a spooky walk. Come on out after dark and hike the haunted boardwalks and trails of Palmetto State Park.
Oct 27
7:00a
End Date

Last Sunday Hike - Halloween Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Want to do a quick hike?
Oct 27
1:00p
End Date

Sea Center Spooktacular

Sea Center Texas
Join Sea Center Texas for its annual Halloween Spooktacular!
Oct 31
2:30p
End Date

The Ghosts of Ranches Past

Hill Country State Natural Area
All throughout Hill Country SNA you’ll find the ghosts of our ranching days…

November 2019

Nov 28
10:30a
End Date

2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K

South Llano River State Park
Earn those Thanksgiving calories here at the park for our 2nd annual Turkey Trot 5K .
Nov 28
2:30p
End Date

Turkey Pass (or Pass the Turkey) Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a cornucopia-shaped hike to the top of Enchanted Rock to work off your day's 'stuffings.'
Nov 28
3:00p
End Date

Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble

Caddo Lake State Park
Feeling full from your Thanksgiving feast? It's time to get your wobble on! Bring your family and give thanks for our public lands as we hike off the stuffing and turkey!
Nov 29
7:00a
End Date

#OptOutside Sunrise Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Why wake up early to go shopping when you could wake up early to go hiking?!
Nov 29
7:00a
End Date

#OptOutside Sunrise Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Skip the long lines and join millions of Americans across the nation as they #OptOutside this Black Friday!
Nov 29
9:00a
End Date

12th Annual "Walk Off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Spend Black Friday with our feathered friends.
Nov 29
1:00p
End Date

#OptOutside Afternoon Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Skip the long lines and join millions of Americans across the nation as they #OptOutside this Black Friday!
Nov 29
2:30p
End Date

Opt-Outside Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Need to work off some additional Thanksgiving calories?
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Ornament Making Workshop

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a tree-ring ornament
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Deck the Halls

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Make Christmas decorations with natural materials
Nov 30
1:30p
End Date

Santa Hat Trail Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Hike with a little holiday cheer.
Nov 30
3:30p
End Date

Christmas Tree Lighting

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to watch the park's tree light up!

December 2019

Dec 1
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 2
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 3
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 4
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 5
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 6
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 7
1:00p
End Date

Christmas with the Fishes

Sea Center Texas
Santa is coming to Sea Center!
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Ornament Making Workshop

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join a ranger in creating fun holiday ornaments to hang on your tree! All ages and skill levels welcome but supplies are limited.
Dec 7
3:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Celebrate Christmas with us at Mr. Buck's historic ranch home as we decorate trees, take pictures with Santa, some Christmas tunes on the front porch, hot chocolate, and more!
Dec 7
3:30p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas Edition!
Dec 7
5:00p
End Date

Twinkle Tour

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for our annual Twinkle Tour at Lake Tawakoni State Park. Enjoy all the festive Christmas lights and meet Santa at the amphitheater. Make note of your Christmas wishes and bring your camera!
Dec 7
6:00p
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 7
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 7
6:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Mission

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate the Christmas season surrounded by seasonal music in the chapel of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 8 End Date

Mother Neff Christmas

Mother Neff State Park
Save the date!
Dec 8
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 11
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 12
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 13
4:00p
End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
A Christmastime sunset stroll.
Dec 13
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Take a break from the Holidays rush.
Dec 13
6:00p
End Date

Winter Wonderland

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join us for a fun-filled winter celebration.
Dec 13
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2019

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 8th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 13
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 13
6:30p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and drive through decorated campgrounds. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Old-Fashioned Candy Making

Palmetto State Park
Homemade candy and holiday fun!
Dec 14
11:00a
End Date

Battleship TEXAS Presents “Yuletide TEXAS”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Dec 14
11:00a
End Date

Holiday Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Join a Park Ranger for a guided hike!
Dec 14
4:00p
End Date

Nature Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
A Christmastime sunset stroll.
Dec 14
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Take a break from the Holidays rush.
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Winter Wonderland

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join us for a fun-filled winter celebration.
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Fa La La in the Forest

Abilene State Park
Come see the Christmas light show at Abilene State Park!
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2019

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 8th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Caroling at Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for Christmas carols around the campfire!
Dec 14
6:30p
End Date

Christmas In the Park - Fairfield

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for the 10th Annual Christmas in the Park! Gather around a warm campfire with a cup of hot cocoa or take a drive through the decorated campsites or take a hayride! (Weather permitting) You can take pictures with Santa from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Dec 14
6:30p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Smokey the Bear and drive through decorated campgrounds. Refreshments will be served.
Dec 15
4:30p
End Date

50th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join us in our favorite holiday tradition!
Dec 15
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 16
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 18
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 19
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 20
2:00p
End Date

Ornament Making Workshop

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join a ranger in creating fun holiday ornaments to hang on your tree! All ages and skill levels welcome but supplies are limited.
Dec 20
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 21
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 22
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 23
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 24
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 24
6:30p
End Date

Christmas Eve Night Hike

South Llano River State Park
Join a park ranger on Christmas Eve for hike into the backcountry. Meet at the parking lot behind headquarters that leads to the primitive campground. Use your senses to help the elves find Santa Claus and there might be a reward in it.
Dec 25
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 26
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 27
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 28
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 29
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 30
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 31
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Dec 31
10:30p
End Date

Midnight New Year's Eve Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Ring in the first moment of the new year at Caddo Lake State Park!

January 2020

Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Start the year off on the right foot with a First Day Hike!
Jan 1
4:45p
End Date

First Sunset Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Continue your tradition of sleeping in on New Year’s Day, while starting a new tradition of going for a hike!