Calendar of Events

Holidays

December 2019

Dec 7
1:00p
End Date

A Very CCC Christmas at Blanco

Blanco State Park
Come celebrate Christmas at Blanco State Park on December 7 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for fun Christmas festivities!
Dec 7
1:00p
End Date

Holiday Ornament Workshop

Goose Island State Park
Discover your new favorite holiday tradition!
Dec 7
1:00p
End Date

Art in the Park ― Wrap Your Own Wreath

Mission Tejas State Park
Deck the halls with East Texas charm!
Dec 7
1:00p
End Date

Christmas with the Fishes

Sea Center Texas
Santa is coming to Sea Center!
Dec 7
1:00p
End Date

Festive Frontera

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Family friendly holiday fun!
Dec 7
2:00p
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, enjoy some Christmas tunes on the front porch, sip hot chocolate, and more!
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

For the Birds!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
An outdoor ornament
Dec 7
3:30p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas Edition!
Dec 7
4:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking ― Dessert Demo!

Mission Tejas State Park
Learn to DIY frontier style apple pie…
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
5:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a campsite decorating contest and more!
Dec 7
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Pineywoods

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring the kids to visit with Santa Claus by the "fire." We invite you to walk or drive your car through the Bee Tree Loop where our festive campers will decorate their campsites for your holiday viewing pleasure.
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 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 8 End Date

Mother Neff Christmas

Mother Neff State Park
5th Annual Mother Neff Christmas
Dec 8
1:00p
End Date

Holiday in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get in the holiday spirit at Sheldon Lake State Park!
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
6:00p
End Date

Posada

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Come celebrate Christmas in the borderlands with a traditional Mexican Posada at Fort Leaton State Historic Site.
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 13
7:00p
End Date

Night Hike with Santa

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us and Santa in a search for nocturnal creatures.
Dec 14
8:00a
End Date

Prairie Dog Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Lake Arrowhead State Park
EVENT CANCELLED
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

DIY Ornament Workshop

Davis Mountains State Park
It's time to deck the tree! Come by the Interpretive Center where you can make your own Christmas tree ornaments to take home to your tree.
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Arts in the Parks: a Morning of Ornament Making!

Franklin Mountains State Park
Need more holiday decorations? Come make your own!
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Trimmings & Traditions Plant Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us on a one-mile hike to discover some useful native plants that grow in the park.
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Elf on a Trail

San Angelo State Park
Come out and help the park rangers find all the Elfs on the Trail, and see what they are up to in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
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
1:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for our 4th Annual Christmas in the Valley celebration!
Dec 14
1:00p
End Date

Lockhart State Park Taffy Pull

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to make a sweet holiday treat!
Dec 14
2:00p
End Date

Arts in the Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Holiday edition!
Dec 14
2:00p
End Date

Santa Hat Hike

Lake Arrowhead State Park
A festive hike in the park!
Dec 14
3:00p
End Date

A Very Marshy Christmas

Sea Rim State Park
Ever wonder how Santa gets around in the marsh to visit the good little boys and girls? By air boat of course! Santa and Mrs. Claus have booked Sea Rim’s cabin and will be arriving by air boat on Dec. 14th. Children can have a photo made with Santa starting at 3 p.m. when he arrives.
Dec 14
3:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Gingerbread

McKinney Falls State Park
Join Ranger Kristen at the Amphitheater to help her bake a special holiday treat – Anna McKinney’s gingerbread!
Dec 14
3:00p
End Date

A Very Wild Christmas

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Kick off the holidays outside.
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

Holly-Days in the Park

San Angelo State Park
Come celebrate Christmas at San Angelo State Park. We will be having campground light tour, ornament decoration, s'mores, and Santa will be making an appearance.
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
6:00p
End Date

Ghosts of Palo Duro's Past

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join us on a night filled with historical figures of the Canyon!
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 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 14
6:45p
End Date

2nd Annual Falcon Lake Christmas Boat Parade

Falcon State Park
Come and enjoy this festive sight along the shoreline of the day-use area.
Dec 15
1:00p
End Date

Old-Fashioned Candy Making

Palmetto State Park
Homemade candy and holiday fun!
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

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
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

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
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
5:00p
End Date

Yuletide Firewalk

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join Ranger Lindsay and learn about the origins of Yuletide.
Dec 20
5:00p
End Date

BYO S'mores!

Franklin Mountains State Park
Gather with us around the campfire as people have gathered for thousands of years to share food, fun, and family time. This is a bring your own s'mores event!
Dec 20
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
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 20
6:30p
End Date

Campground Christmas Carols!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Lets bring this Christmas tradition to the wild!
Dec 20
7:00p
End Date

A Christmas Story and S'mores

Colorado Bend State Park
After hearing a classic Christmas story, enjoy s'mores and hot chocolate.
Dec 20
7:00p
End Date

Starrytelling

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Take a closer look at the night sky!
Dec 21
7:15a
End Date

Sunrise Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Are you ready to tackle the first day of winter?
Dec 21
8:00a
End Date

Santa Hat Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
A festive guided hike!
Dec 21
8:00a
End Date

Prairie Dog Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Lake Arrowhead State Park
EVENT CANCELLED
Dec 21
8:30a
End Date

Santa's Bird Hike

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Santa will be on this walk suitable for all ages and experience levels!
Dec 21
9:00a
End Date

Breakfast With Santa and Dutch Oven

Cleburne State Park
Have Breakfast with Santa, make pine cone bird feeders, and learn Dutch Oven Christmas Cooking.
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Santa's Survival Hike

Lockhart State Park
Think you have survival skills? Test your knowledge and embark on a winter adventure to meet the jolly man himself!
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Poetry in the Park

San Angelo State Park
Need to hit the reset button in between the holiday craziness? Come out to the state park for a mindfulness walk on one of our most popular trails. Afterwards we will take some time to write down our experience in a poem and share it with the group.
Dec 21
11:00a
End Date

Mistletoe: Pucker Up for a Parasite

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
MUAH!
Dec 21
11:00a
End Date

Holiday Themed Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Join us to show off your artistic skills by creating a holiday-themed craft project to take home!
Dec 21
1:00p
End Date

Holiday Ornament Workshop

Goose Island State Park
Discover your new favorite holiday tradition!
Dec 21
1:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join park staff for cookies, coffee & cocoa and make your own holiday greeting cards!
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

Campfire and Cheer

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn some campfire basics and celebrate the season.
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

Santa Hat Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Bring out your holiday cheer in the winter woods!
Dec 21
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 21
2:00p
End Date

Holiday Ornament Decorating

Garner State Park
Join us in making a keepsake ornament just in time for the holidays!
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park - Holiday Cards

Village Creek State Park
Have fun making a nature inspired holiday card for that special someone in your life. Stay warm and cozy in the Nature Center and let your creative side shine even if the weather outside is frightful.
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

Christmas for the Birds

Guadalupe River State Park
Make a bird feeder ornament!
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

Santa Hat Hike

Lake Arrowhead State Park
A festive hike in the park!
Dec 21
5:00p
End Date

Lakeside Christmas

Fort Parker State Park
A Fort Parker Holiday Celebration!
Dec 21
5:30p
End Date

Campfire Carols & Stories

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Campfire, music & stories... join us for a camping tradition.
Dec 21
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
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 21
6:30p
End Date

Night Hike! - Christmas Special

South Llano River State Park
Experience the park after dark!
Dec 21
7:00p
End Date

Winter Solstice Lantern Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what it was like to live by lantern light?
Dec 22
10:00a
End Date

Storytime - A Cajun Night Before Christmas

Village Creek State Park
Reading of the classic story of Christmas on the bayou. Forget about Dasher and Dancer and Donner and Blitzen, the "sleigh" in this story is pulled by Gaston, Tiboy, Pierre, and Alcee!
Dec 22
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park - Winter Holiday Edition

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one-of-a-kind card or gift to remember your park visit!
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 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
9:00a
End Date

Coffee with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Join Ranger Kristen for a hot cup of coffee (or hot chocolate) and ask her any questions you have about the park!
Dec 28
10:00a
End Date

Rudolph Ranger Run

Guadalupe River State Park
Join a ranger for a fun run!
Dec 28
1:00p
End Date

Holiday Themed Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Join us to show off your artistic skills by creating a holiday-themed craft project to take home!
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
7:30a
End Date

Last Sunday Hike - Santa Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
You can't miss the last Sunday hike of 2019!
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!
Dec 31
10:30p
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. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?
Dec 31
11:00p
End Date

First Day Midnight Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Count down the New Year atop the Overlook!
Dec 31
11:30p
End Date

Hoppin' John's Midnight Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Have a spoonful of New Year's luck and join Ranger Jeff on a midnight stroll along the Kiowa Trail
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.

January 2020

Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike at Goose Island! (AM)

Goose Island State Park
Start your new year off on the right foot.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Start the New Year off right with a new walk and a new hobby.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2020

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for a guided 1.5-mile hike along our Spring Point Trail.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
Start your year off hiking the Tinaja Trail and Old Gorman Road Trail.
Jan 1
9:30a
End Date

First Day Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
New Year, new you, same old ranger!
Jan 1
9:30a
End Date

First Day Hike - Easy

San Angelo State Park
Let's start 2020 off right with some outdoor adventure at San Angelo State Park.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike! - 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
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Moderate

San Angelo State Park
Let's start 2020 off right with some outdoor adventure at San Angelo State Park.
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Buck Lake 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
10:30a
End Date

Mindfulness First Day Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Start your year off with nature!
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
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
End Date

First Day Hike

Lockhart State Park
Detox from holiday stress with a little help from nature!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: Hiking Through the Pines

Tyler State Park
Discover the health benefits of the forest.
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
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!

February 2020

Feb 14
5:00p
End Date

Galentine's Day Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Come one, come all! Discover famous women of history along this hike!
Feb 15
6:00p
End Date

Valentine's Picnic Dance!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring a picnic dinner and Dose Do!

March 2020

Mar 7
10:00a
End Date

Women's Day Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Calling all ladies: Come hike with us to celebrate International Women’s Day!