Calendar of Events

Holidays

October 2021

Oct 28
6:00p
End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery 2021

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 30 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 30
9:00a
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 30
9:00a
End Date

The Living Dead Forest

Bastrop State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn for a 1 mile guided hike through spooky remnants of the Lost Pines forest.
Oct 30
9:30a
End Date

Halloween Discovery Tables

Hill Country State Natural Area
Learn about bats, snakes, skulls, and more!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Halloween Fest

Franklin Mountains State Park
Halloween is almost here and that means creepy crawlers talk! Visit us at the park and learn about many of the creepy crawlies that call the park home; we are talking about centipedes, millipedes, snakes, bats, tarantulas and more! We’ll also have a carved pumpkin contest and we’ll be making spooky s’mores!
Oct 30
11:00a
End Date

Carved Pumpkin Contest

Feeling artistic? Participate in our carved pumpkin contest!
Oct 30
11:00a
End Date

Ghosts of the Past CCC Walking Tour

Bastrop State Park
There’s whispers of the past all through this park! Join us for short walking tour through some historic buildings and learn their stories! Take a stroll through time as we go back to the 1930's when the park was first being built and find out how Bastrop and Buescher State Park saved families across the USA!
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Caprock Campers Hall of Fall

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Let's celebrate Fall and see your decorations!
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Jack-O-Lantern Scavenger Hunt

San Angelo State Park
Can you spot the Jack-O-Lanterns out on the trail with the park ranger? Enjoy a guided scavenger hunt with a park ranger and learn about many of the plants and animals of the park.
Oct 30
3:00p
End Date

Spooky Species

Pedernales Falls State Park
Make your own spooky mask for trick-or-treating!
Oct 30
3:00p
End Date

Spooky Spanish Moss - Art in the Park!

Buescher State Park
Make a spooky scene with watercolor as we use a creepy creature for our inspiration!
Oct 30
4:00p
End Date

Watercoloring on the Bay

Galveston Island State Park
Join us for an art activity
Oct 30
4:00p
End Date

Campsite Crime Scene Mystery

San Angelo State Park
There as been a crime committed at one of our campsites; help a park ranger solve the mystery and find the culprit!
Oct 30
5:00p
End Date

Boo in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Come celebrate Halloween at Eisenhower State Park!!
Oct 30
6:00p
End Date

Halloween in the Park

Abilene State Park
Safe trick-or-treating at the park!
Oct 30
6:00p
End Date

Trick or Tree-ting!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Trick or Treat in the campground!
Oct 30
6:00p
End Date

Candy and Cauldrons

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come to Martin Creek Lake State Park and Trick or Treat at our ghoulishly decorated shelter loop. This is a wonderful opportunity for your goblins and ghouls to trick or treat in a fun and safe way!
Oct 30
6:00p
End Date

Halloween Fest

McKinney Falls State Park
Educational Booths & Trunk-or-Treat
Oct 30
6:00p
End Date

5th Annual Halloween Boo Camp

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for a night of family fun this Halloween!
Oct 30
7:00p
End Date

Halloween Night Hike! - PROGRAM FULL

Guadalupe River State Park
We're sorry, this program is full, with a full waitlist as well.
Oct 30
7:00p
End Date

HOWL-oween Campfire Program and Guided Night Hike

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Learn about what animals are active at night here at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Oct 30
7:00p
End Date

Halloween Critter Crawl

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Bring a flashlight and your costume! We'll wonder around 75 Acre Lake and Hawk Ally Trail to find all the nocturnal critters on Hallow's Eve!
Oct 30
7:30p
End Date

CANCELLED - Spooky Sounds of the Night

Lockhart State Park
What goes "bump" in the night? Time to find out! **UPDATE: This program is now cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience!**
Oct 31
10:00a
End Date

Compass Trick or Treat

San Angelo State Park
We have a challenge for all you trick or treaters.. Can you navigate using a compass to find the hidden candy in the park?
Oct 31
3:00p
End Date

Campfire Stories and S'mores

San Angelo State Park
Enjoy this Halloween at the state park with some tasty s'mores and haunted stories by the campfire.

November 2021

Nov 13
4:00p
End Date

Gratitude Hike

Goose Island State Park
Get in the holiday spirit by giving thanks in nature.
Nov 20
9:00a
End Date

Turkey Trot

Lockhart State Park
Ready, Set….Gobble! Join us for a 1-mile or 5K run/walk to celebrate fall in the park!
Nov 20
2:00p
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!
Nov 20
4:00p
End Date

Gratitude Hike

Goose Island State Park
Get in the holiday spirit by giving thanks in nature.
Nov 24
2:00p
End Date

Turkey Talk & Craft

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Gobble gobble! Learn about the wild turkey with a reading time and craft.
Nov 25
10:30a
End Date

3rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K

South Llano River State Park
Come earn those Thanksgiving calories !
Nov 26
9:00a
End Date

14th Annual "Walk Off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Avoid the Black Friday madness!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

#OptOutside Hike

Lockhart State Park
Skip the craziness of the mall this Black Friday. Go on a hike instead!
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

Deck the Halls

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn about making Christmas decorations with natural materials
Nov 27
3:00p
End Date

Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Epic stories by campfire.

December 2021

Dec 1
6:00p
End Date

Comanche Trail Festival of Lights

Big Spring State Park
Come on out and look toward the state park's 200 foot bluffs and see the beautiful lighted metal poinsettias.
Dec 3
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Pineywoods

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Ho! Ho! Ho! Martin Creek Lake State Park is full of the Christmas spirit. Come and join our camper elves who have decorated their campsites for your enjoyment.
Dec 4
1:00p
End Date

Christmas with the Fishes

Sea Center Texas
Join Sea Center Texas for an afternoon of holiday festivities at the aquarium.
Dec 4
2:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Come enjoy some Christmas Cheer!
Dec 4
5:00p
End Date

Twinkle Tour 2021

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for our annual Twinkle Tour at Lake Tawakoni State Park. Enjoy all the festive Christmas lights and listen to a reading of The Night Before Christmas at the amphitheater.
Dec 4
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Pineywoods

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Ho! Ho! Ho! Martin Creek Lake State Park is full of the Christmas spirit. Come and join our camper elves who have decorated their campsites for your enjoyment.
Dec 10
5:00p
End Date

2nd Annual "Light Up the Park"

Eisenhower State Park
Celebrate the Holidays at Eisenhower State Park!!
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Watercolor Holiday Cards

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Create a watercolor card for your loved ones this holiday season!
Dec 11
1:00p
End Date

Holiday in the Hill Country

Hill Country State Natural Area
Play games, make festive crafts, enjoy a Christmas storytime, and learn about the hill country!
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Holiday Gift for the Birds

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Show your backyard birds some love with a hand-decorated feeder!
Dec 11
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 11
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 11
6:00p
End Date

Fa La La in the Forest

Abilene State Park
Come see the Christmas light show at Abilene State Park!
Dec 15
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Make a new tradition by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday.
Dec 16
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Make a new tradition by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday.
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Make a new tradition by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday.
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Light Up the Park

Bonham State Park
Bonham State Park's 1st Christmas Light Up the Park Event. Drive through the campground and see the campsites decorated for the holiday season.
Dec 18
1:00p
End Date

Santa and S'mores

Colorado Bend State Park
After hearing a classic Christmas story, enjoy s'mores and hot chocolate.
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Santa's Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Help Santa's elves build gifts for all the good birdies!
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Lockhart State Park Taffy Pull

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to make a sweet holiday treat!
Dec 18
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 18
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Make a new tradition by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday.
Dec 18
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a campsite decorating contest at Lockhart State Park! Participate by decorating your campsite, or drive through to enjoy the displays!
Dec 18
6:00p
End Date

Light Up the Park

Bonham State Park
Bonham State Park's 1st Christmas Light Up the Park Event. Drive through the campground and see the campsites decorated for the holiday season.
Dec 19
10:00a
End Date

Winter Solstice Storytime

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Join a ranger for a reading of a book about the Winter Solstice, and do some crafts!
Dec 19
2:00p
End Date

Santa's Workshop

Pedernales Falls State Park
Help Santa's elves build gifts for all the good birdies!
Dec 19
5:30p
End Date

52nd Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Join the Texas Hill Country Community in this special tradition started 52 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.

March 2022

Mar 26
10:00a
End Date

Annual Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta

Guadalupe River State Park
Join as we celebrate monarchs and all pollinators!