Calendar of Events

Holidays

November 2022

Nov 25
8:00a
End Date

Holiday Donation Drive

Eisenhower State Park
Help those in need, spread holiday cheer, and get free entry to the park!

December 2022

Dec 4 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 4 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
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

Mr. and Mrs. Claws

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Claws or talons learn the importance of these sharp features.
Dec 4
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 5 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 5 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 5
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 6 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 6 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 6
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 7 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 7 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 7
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 8 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 8 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 8
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 9 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 9 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 9
5:00p
End Date

Light up the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Start a new family tradition this year with our annual Christmas spectacular!
Dec 9
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Christmastime in the forest.
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with a drive-through lights display!
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2022

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 11th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park - A Drive Through Experience

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and kick off the holiday season with a visit to Cooper Lake State Park. Join us for a beautiful view as you drive through nature and decorated campsites!
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 9
6:30p
End Date

Holiday Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a Ranger to take a guided hike down our lighted holiday trail! Rangers will also read a holiday themed children's book.
Dec 10 End Date

City of Bastrop: Lost Pines Christmas Parade

Bastrop State Park
The Lost Pines Complex State Parks - Bastrop and Buescher - have worked hard to make a beautiful lighted float representing our two amazing State Parks! Head into town for the free festivities and cheer us on in the Lighted Parade!
Dec 10 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 10 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 10
8:00a
End Date

Holiday in the Park 2022

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for festive fun at the park and enjoy a full day of events!
Dec 10
9:00a
End Date

Pancakes with Santa!

Cleburne State Park
Come have a pancake breakfast with Santa and make pinecone bird feeders!
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Christmas Crafts

Palmetto State Park
Nothing is more inspiring that nature, so join us to make nature inspired Christmas Crafts!
Dec 10
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 10
10:00a
End Date

A Simple Country Christmas

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us in celebrating the Christmas season with a variety of holiday themed activities
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
10:30a
End Date

Home for the Holidays: Family Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
⛄ Join us for a ~~chill~~ guided hike amongst the rocks of Hueco Tanks! This is a ground level, family friendly hike ⛄
Dec 10
11:30a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Demo

Lockhart State Park
Celebrate the holiday season by joining us for a primer in outdoor cooking with a dutch oven!
Dec 10
12:00p
End Date

Woodland Ornaments

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join rangers and make your very own woodland ornament just in time for Christmas!
Dec 10
1:00p
End Date

Art in the Park: Watercolor Holiday Cards

McKinney Falls State Park
Paint your very own holiday card!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Holidays for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Join the elves in Santa’s workshop by making bird feeders for our feathered friends!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Santa's Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Help Santa's elves build gifts for all the good birdies!
Dec 10
3:00p
End Date

Oh (rein)Deer!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Izzy as she talks about the 6 different species of deer that can be found in Texas.
Dec 10
4:00p
End Date

Winter Wonderland Hike

Tyler State Park
A sunset hike around the lake.
Dec 10
4:00p
End Date

Lakeside Christmas

Fort Parker State Park
Join us for family friendly Christmas activities!
Dec 10
5:00p
End Date

Hot Cocoa with Santa!

Join us for a special evening of Christmas themed activities for the entire family!
Dec 10
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Christmastime in the forest.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with a drive-through lights display!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Holiday Light Drive-Thru

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Check out our camper's holiday spirit by taking a drive by lighted campsites and park buildings!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2022

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 11th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park - A Drive Through Experience

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and kick off the holiday season with a visit to Cooper Lake State Park. Join us for a beautiful view as you drive through nature and decorated campsites!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Creekside Christmas

Village Creek State Park
See the park like never before! It will be illuminated with lights, lights, lights galore! There will be s'more roasting, hot chocolate, pictures with Santa and more! This event is FREE to the public so bring your families, neighbors and friends and let's share some holiday cheer.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Holly-Days in the Park

San Angelo State Park
Help us celebrate the season by joining us for a drive-thru tour of lights and optional pictures with Santa and Smokey Bear in the park.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Fa La La in the Forest

Abilene State Park
Come see the Christmas light show at Abilene State Park!
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 10
6:30p
End Date

Christmas In the Park - Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for our Annual Christmas in the Park Event! Gather around a warm campfire with a cup of hot cocoa or take a hayride through our campgrounds decorated by our wonderful volunteers! (Weather permitting) You can take pictures with Santa from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Dec 11 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 11 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Rain Deer

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Doe, a deer, a rain deer painting. Join us for a morning of creative watercolor painting.
Dec 11
1:00p
End Date

Holiday in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring your friends and family out to the park for this fun, free, and festive event
Dec 11
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 12 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 12 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 12
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 13 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 13 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 13
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 14 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 14 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 15 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 15 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 15
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 15
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 16 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 16 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 16
5:00p
End Date

Bonham State Park's 2nd Annual Christmas Light up the Park Event

Bonham State Park
Drive through the campground and see the campsites decorated for the holiday season.
Dec 16
5:00p
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 16
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 16
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 16
6:30p
End Date

Holiday Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a Ranger to take a guided hike down our lighted holiday trail! Rangers will also read a holiday themed children's book.
Dec 17 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 17 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 17
8:00a
End Date

Elf Scavenger Hunt

Fort Boggy State Park
The elves have left the shelves and are at For Boggy enjoying the outdoors.
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Coffee With Santa

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Santa for some morning coffee and hot cocoa.
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

Reindeer Games Geocache Hunt

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Do you think you can you hunt down all nine of Santa's reindeer? With a GPS, that is.
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Homemade Ornament Workshop

Davis Mountains State Park
Come have some holiday fun making ornaments.
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Corn Husk Doll Ornaments

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Make a tree ornament or doll using corn husks and creativity!
Dec 17
10:30a
End Date

Home for the Holidays: Moderate Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
❄Join us for a guided hike amongst the ~~cool~~ rocks of Hueco Tanks! This is rated as a moderate hike. ❄
Dec 17
11:00a
End Date

Wrap Your Own Holiday Wreath

Mission Tejas State Park
Deck the halls with some natural East Texas charm!
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

Reindeer Games Geocache Hunt

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Do you think you can hunt down all 9 of Santa's Reindeer? With a GPS, that is.
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Valley 🎄

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us and Toys For Tots for a holly jolly Christmas in the Valley!
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

Lockhart State Park Taffy Pull

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to make a sweet holiday treat!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Santa's Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Help Santa's elves build gifts for all the good birdies!
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
3:00p
End Date

Oh (rein)Deer!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Izzy as she talks about the six different deer species you could see in Texas.
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

Christmas Crafts

Lockhart State Park
Join us to create nature-inspired Christmas cards and ornaments!
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

A Very Marshy Christmas

Sea Rim State Park
Watch Santa and Mrs. Claus ride in to Sea Rim State Park on an airboat and join them for hot cocoa, Christmas crafts, and photo opportunities!
Dec 17
5:00p
End Date

Bonham State Park's 2nd Annual Christmas Light up the Park Event

Bonham State Park
Drive through the campground and see the campsites decorated for the holiday season.
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Decorate your campsite to spread some Christmas cheer! Participating campers will get a 20% discount for this camping trip. During the event hours, everyone will be given candy canes and a free drive through the park to enjoy the Holiday decorations.
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

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Cowboy Christmas Music & Poetry

Copper Breaks State Park
Celebrate the season with our singing park rangers!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Holiday Festival of Lights

Inks Lake State Park
If you're camping with us the weekend before Christmas, please bring Holiday decorations to brighten up your campsite!
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 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 18 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Story of Saint Francis

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn the fascinating story of Saint Francis, founder of the Franciscan Order of friars who would cross the globe to convert Native Americans to Catholicism.
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 18
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 19 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 19 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 19
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 20 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 20 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 20
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 21 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 21 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Holidays for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Join the elves in Santa’s workshop by making bird feeders for our feathered friends!
Dec 21
5:00p
End Date

Winter Solstice Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Celebrate the official start of winter on this evening hike.
Dec 21
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 22 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 22 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 22
2:00p
End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Galveston Island State Park
Take a break from the hustle and bustle to listen to a nature-themed story read by a ranger.
Dec 22
2:30p
End Date

Horses in History & Ornament Craft

Hill Country State Natural Area
Learn how horses played important roles in the lives of vaqueros, native people, ranchers, and more. Then, play a round of horseshoes and paint a horse ornament to take with you.
Dec 22
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 23 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 23 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 23
10:00a
End Date

Christmas with the Claws

Galveston Island State Park
No, we didn't misspell Claus.
Dec 23
2:00p
End Date

Cookies and Cocoa

Franklin Mountains State Park
Gather with us to share food, fun, and family time.
Dec 23
3:00p
End Date

Big Tree Ornament Making

Goose Island State Park
Create a unique souvenir ornament using a piece of Big Tree!
Dec 23
4:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join Ranger Regina around the campfire to talk about our upcoming events and adventures to be had!
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 23
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 23
6:30p
End Date

Holiday Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a Ranger to take a guided hike down our lighted holiday trail! Rangers will also read a holiday themed children's book.
Dec 23
6:45p
End Date

Star Party in the Badlands

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us at the West Contrabando Trailhead for a holiday star party in the badlands region of our park!
Dec 24 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 24 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 24
9:00a
End Date

Self-Guided 4X4 Vehicle Scavenger Hunt

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Spend your holiday weekend driving the rugged roads of Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Dec 24
9:00a
End Date

Closed Canyon Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Celebrate the holidays at your favorite park! Grab your pet and favorite ugly Christmas sweater to join a ranger on a 1.5 mile there and back of Closed Canyon!
Dec 24
10:00a
End Date

Santa Claus is Coming...

Colorado Bend State Park
Santa Claus is coming to the park! Have your Christmas list ready.
Dec 24
10:00a
End Date

Oh Deer!

Eisenhower State Park
Our deer help to create and preserve our park's ecosystem!
Dec 24
11:00a
End Date

Santa Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Get ready for the big day and stretch your legs by joining us for a guided hike to Upper Sunset. Santa hats required!
Dec 24
11:00a
End Date

Wayfinding 101

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Discover how to navigate any terrain by reading maps, using tools, and observing your environment!
Dec 24
1:00p
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Reading with Santa

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Santa as he reads "The Night Before Christmas" for Christmas Eve.
Dec 24
6:00p
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Christmastime Constellations

Pedernales Falls State Park
Christmas decorations are great, but nothing beats the Christmas lights in the sky!
Dec 24
6:00p
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History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 25 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 25 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 25
2:00p
End Date

Mindfulness Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a park ranger for a peaceful holiday hike on the Hoodoos Trail.
Dec 25
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 26 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 26 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 26
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 27 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 27 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 27
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 28 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 28 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 28
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 29 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 29 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 29
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 30 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 30 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 30 End Date

Christmas Bird Count - Bentsen/Anzalduas

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Birders of all skill levels are invited to help survey birds in our count circle. Participation is free.
Dec 30
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
Dec 30
6:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Enjoy a night of stargazing at our International Dark Sky park during the holidays!
Dec 31 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 31 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 31
10:00a
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New Year's Eve Day Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
Hike part of the Spicewood Canyon Trail.
Dec 31
10:00a
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New Years Eve Hike

Bastrop State Park
It's the last day of the year, let's spend some of it on the beautiful trails of Bastrop State Park!
Dec 31
11:45a
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Frio en el Rio - Polar Plunge

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Dive into the New Year with a dip in the cool waters of the Rio Grande!
Dec 31
1:00p
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Art in the Park: Watercolor Holiday Cards

McKinney Falls State Park
Paint your very own holiday card!
Dec 31
2:00p
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New Year's Eve Campfire

Eisenhower State Park
Celebrate New Year's Eve at the park with some roasted marshmallows!
Dec 31
4:00p
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New Year's Eve Campfire Fun!

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Enjoy your last day of 2022 with some fun around the campfire!
Dec 31
4:30p
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Last Day Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Spend New Years Eve hiking and reflecting on the last year!
Dec 31
5:00p
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New Year's Eve Sunset Stroll

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a guided hike and experience one of McKinney Falls State Park's beautiful sunsets on the last day of 2022!
Dec 31
6:00p
End Date

History in Lights

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Take a walk through the history of Mission Espiritu Santo as lights and shadow transport you back in time.
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
11:00p
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Smores Galore New Year's Eve Party

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Dec 31
11:30p
End Date

First Day Hike – Midnight Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Welcome in the New Year and make a lifetime memory, outdoors! At Lake Mineral Wells State Park.
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

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Jan 1 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike – Self-Guided

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ring in the New Year right with a First Day Hike! Take a photo of yourself or a feature on our trails on Jan. 1 and get a First Day Hike sticker!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Take your first hike of the year in the beautiful hill country!
Jan 1
7:00a
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First Day Sunrise Hike

Lockhart State Park
Start your New Year off right with an early morning hike at Lockhart State Park!
Jan 1
8:00a
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Self-Guided First Day Hike

Lockhart State Park
Feel like a hike, but at your own pace? We got you covered.
Jan 1
8:00a
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First Day Hike - Self Guided

Eisenhower State Park
Hike off the holidays and start the new year with a little adventure!
Jan 1
8:30a
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First Day Hike!

Buescher State Park
Start 2023 off on the right foot by strapping on your hiking boots and going on a self guided First Day Hike in Buescher State Park!
Jan 1
8:30a
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First Day Hike!

Bastrop State Park
Start 2023 off on the right foot by strapping on your hiking boots and going on a self guided First Day Hike in Bastrop State Park!
Jan 1
8:30a
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First Day Hike at Goose Island! (AM)

Goose Island State Park
Start your new year off on the right foot.
Jan 1
9:00a
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First Day Hike - 2023

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Ring in the NEW year on this OLD trail.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Start off the new year with a hike!
Jan 1
10:00a
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T.R.Y.athlon! First Day Hikes

Tyler State Park
🎉 Put the "TRY" in your New Year's Resolution!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day History Hike

Lockhart State Park
Learn about the beginning of our Park as we hike on the beginning of a New Year!
Jan 1
10:00a
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First Day Hike 2023

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start off the New Year with a hike in the park!
Jan 1
10:00a
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First Day Hike at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
New Year, new you... same old rangers!
Jan 1
10:00a
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First Day Hike! - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Reservations required. Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1
10:30a
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First Day Hike

South Llano River State Park
Start off the new year with a park ranger for a hike through the pecan bottom down to Buck Lake.
Jan 1
1:00p
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Late Risers First Day Hike

Abilene State Park
A First Day Hike for those who want to sleep in.
Jan 1
1:30p
End Date

First Day Hike at Goose Island! (PM)

Goose Island State Park
Start your new year off on the right foot.
Jan 1
2:00p
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First Day Plant Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the stories of our local plants in this fun winter hike!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hikes - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

Late Riser's Guided First Day Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Start off the new year in nature!
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 1
5:30p
End Date

First Day Sunset Hike

Lockhart State Park
Late risers rejoice! This First Day Hike is just for you.

October 2023

Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

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!

December 2023

Dec 17
5:30p
End Date

54th Annual Tree Lighting

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