Calendar of Events

Kids

Kid-focused events that explore nature and history of Texas state parks.

We provide tools to help kids learn and explore through the Junior Ranger Program.

October 2022

Oct 1
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 1
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Table Talk: Skins and Skulls

Caddo Lake State Park
Ever wanted to get an up-close look at some of the animals that live in our park? Stop by the Caddo Lake Amphitheater for a table talk, and check out some skins and skulls.
Oct 1
11:00p
End Date

Painting in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Oct 2
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Oct 2
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 2
9:00a
End Date

Feed the Birds

Village Creek State Park
Millions of birds are migrating through Texas. Help them on their way with a full belly! Have fun making a feast for your feathered friends back home. Make a bird happy!
Oct 2
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Oct 2
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 2
10:00a
End Date

Wildlife Detective's

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Follow the clues and discover what ate that leaf.
Oct 2
10:00a
End Date

Cordage - The Leaves that Bind

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Discover how Native Americans made rope from yucca leaves, then try it yourself!
Oct 2
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Oct 2
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn what type of wildlife call Dino Valley home!
Oct 2
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 2
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Oct 2
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 3
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 4
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 4
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 4
2:00p
End Date

Bison Grocery Store

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the bison who once roamed Palo Duro Canyon and their many uses to the Comanche People.
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 6
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 6
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 6
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 6
10:00a
End Date

Scat Attack!

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about animal scat.
Oct 6
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about who’s who in Palo Duro and how carnivores hunt their prey.
Oct 7
7:00a
End Date

BioBlitz at the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Calling all Naturalists!!
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 7
10:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Have you ever wanted to learn how to fish but don't know how to get started?
Oct 7
4:00p
End Date

Nature Lotería

Galveston Island State Park
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by playing a game of Nature Loteria at the park!
Oct 8 End Date

Monarch Migration Game

Village Creek State Park
Did you know that Monarch butterflies can migrate up to 3,000 miles to their wintering grounds in Mexico? The monarch population across the Eastern United States, Canada, and Mexico has declined by 97% over the past 20 years. Find out what hazards monarchs face during their annual migration by guiding your symbolic monarch butterflies through the maze.
Oct 8
8:00a
End Date

Bird Outing

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists: Rolling Plains chapter to look for birds!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Ever wanted to learn how to shoot? Here's your chance! For ages 10+ (adults that includes you too)!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Predator or Prey?

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
To eat or be eaten, the reality of life in the wild!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Pumpkin Hunt

Village Creek State Park
Join us for some Fall fun! Five Festive pumpkins will be hidden around the park. These sneaky squashes might be anywhere, so you will have to look high and low along the trails to find them. If you find one, bring it to the park headquarters and pick up a small prize as an award for your pumpkin pursuing skills.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Cordage - The Leaves that Bind

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Discover how Native Americans made rope from yucca leaves, then try it yourself!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Learn how to Cast

Colorado Bend State Park
Backyard Bass, Learn how to cast
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for story time and a take-home craft!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Predators of the Pines - Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Lost Pines Master Naturalist to discover what creatures are roaming through the Lost Pines!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Campfire Building

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Jae as he teaches the basics of how to make a successful campfire.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

🦖 50th Anniversary Celebration 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for our 50th Anniversary Celebration - a party 113-million years in the making!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Moon Prequel

South Llano River State Park
Come explore the moon and listen to a marvelous book to get ready for the full moon!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Story Time and Craft

Fort Boggy State Park
Ranger Heather will be reading My, Oh My - A Butterfly
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for all ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing) and fish in the Blanco River--fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

Discovery Table: Animals of the Park

Palmetto State Park
Curious to find out what animals call this park home? Stop by this come and go event to make some amazing discoveries!
Oct 8
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Tarantulas!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about tarantulas and create your own eight-legged friend to take home!
Oct 8
11:30a
End Date

Big Thicket Day

Beaumont, TX - Collier's Ferry Park
Save the Date! Join us for this annual event celebrating the establishment of the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Oct 8
1:00p
End Date

Predator or Prey?

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
To eat or be eaten, that is the reality of life in the wild.
Oct 8
1:00p
End Date

Park Reading Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come listen to Ranger Jamie a different story every month and then participate in a fun crafts activity!
Oct 8
1:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls!

South Llano River State Park
Check out animal skins and furs found in the Hill Country.
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Wildlife Discovery

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn from a ranger about the different wild animals at the park and how to be safe around them!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Walk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Start your journey to becoming a Junior Ranger today!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinator BioBlitz 2022
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

¡Lotería!

Palmetto State Park
¡Buenas con el sol! Come and try your luck at this traditional Mexican game.
Oct 8
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 8
7:00p
End Date

Star Gazing and don't forget the Moon

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired National Park range Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 7 pm. To ensure the telescopes are not at risk of being toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3793 or send an email with your name, phone number and total adults and children attending to rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.tx.gov
Oct 8
8:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Experience the park after dark on this night hike!
Oct 8
8:30p
End Date

Marvelous Moon !

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and explore the Marvelous Moon!
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Abuzz About Bees

Village Creek State Park
Learn about the fascinating life of bees. Did you know that not all of them have stingers? Have you ever wondered how they gather pollen or find nectar? Come find out more about these wonderful pollinators with some fun hands-on activities.
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Plants of the Mission

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore how Native Americans utilized the plants in the area for food, clothing, tools, and more!
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Take a moment to collect your thoughts.
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Gyotaku - Fish Printing

Goose Island State Park
Join us to learn about this Japanese art form and create your own fish print! All supplies will be provided.
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 9
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Oct 9
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 10
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 11
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 12
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 13
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 13
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 14
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 14
7:00p
End Date

Wonders of the Night

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Ever wonder what critters explore the park after dark?
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Ever wanted to learn how to shoot? Here's your chance! For ages 10+ (adults that includes you too)!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Pumpkin Hunt

Village Creek State Park
Join us for some Fall fun! Five Festive pumpkins will be hidden around the park. These sneaky squashes might be anywhere, so you will have to look high and low along the trails to find them. If you find one, bring it to the park headquarters and pick up a small prize as an award for your pumpkin pursuing skills.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Kid's Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Pollinator BioBlitz

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Help us find butterflies and flowers in the park!
Oct 15
9:30a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join Ranger Cathy and learn how to identify freshwater fish and tie two basic fishing knots. We'll practice casting with a game of Backyard Bass.
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for all ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing) and fish in the Blanco River--fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Mighty Monarch

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Tara to learn about our monarch butterflies that migrate through the area.
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Navigation by Nature

Mission Tejas State Park
No map? No compass? No problem!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Archaeologist for a Day

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get hands-on with the past while you learn how archaeologists read clues uncovered from the ground!
Oct 15
11:00a
End Date

🦋 Monarch Migration Activity

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Become a Monarch Butterfly and make decisions during your migration!
Oct 15
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Oct 15
1:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Oct 15
1:30p
End Date

Kid Fish

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your kids out to fish with a ranger.
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Nature Lotería

Galveston Island State Park
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by playing a game of Nature Loteria at the park!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Wildlife Discovery

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn from a ranger about the different wild animals at the park and how to be safe around them!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

River Critters

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

¡Lotería!

Palmetto State Park
¡Buenas con el sol! Come and try your luck at this traditional Mexican game.
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor Wonders

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the outdoors by painting it!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Life and death on a flower!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Kid's Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing.
Oct 15
3:00p
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Oct 15
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 15
3:30p
End Date

Prehistoric Projectiles ― Atlatl Show and Throw

Mission Tejas State Park
Heaps of history, poking holes in targets… what’s not to love?
Oct 15
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Oct 15
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Oct 16
9:30a
End Date

Painting for Beginners

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Paint "happy little accidents" with a ranger and take home your own piece of nature!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Archaeologist for a Day

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get hands-on with the past while you learn how archaeologists read clues uncovered from the ground!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Mindfulness Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Enjoy a self-guided refreshing, recharge in nature.
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 16
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Oct 16
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 17
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 18
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 18
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Spiders

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Oct 19
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 20
10:00a
End Date

Scat Attack!

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about animal scat.
Oct 21
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 21
2:00p
End Date

Navigation 101 - Fun with Maps

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Go beyond the GPS and discover the diverse world of maps with topics that cover road maps, trail maps, topographic maps and more!
Oct 21
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Gaze at the stars and hunt for scorpions on a Copper Breaks night hike!
Oct 21
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
I wish I may, I wish I might, wish upon a star tonight!
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Pups in the Park

Galveston Island State Park
A pawsome time for the ultimutt dog lovers
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Ever wanted to learn how to shoot? Here's your chance! For ages 10+ (adults that includes you too)!
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Pumpkin Hunt

Village Creek State Park
Join us for some Fall fun! Five Festive pumpkins will be hidden around the park. These sneaky squashes might be anywhere, so you will have to look high and low along the trails to find them. If you find one, bring it to the park headquarters and pick up a small prize as an award for your pumpkin pursuing skills.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Try archery and learn a lifetime sport. **Registration is required, program limited to 15 participants. More information given after registration.
Oct 22
9:30a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join Ranger Cathy and learn how to identify freshwater fish and tie two basic fishing knots. We'll practice casting with a game of Backyard Bass.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for all ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing) and fish in the Blanco River--fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Snake Senses

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Mindy to learn all about Snakes!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Discovery Walk: Oak Flats Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Silky, Stealthy Spiders

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Ever wondered how a spider makes its web, or why they don't get stuck in their own webs? Learn these answers and so much more about the wonderful world of spiders!
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story and make your own bat puppet!
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Pedernales Falls State Park
Earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Oct 22
1:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger & Craft

Village Creek State Park
Introduce your child to the world of books while enjoying the wonders of nature. Come pull up a chair and listen to a children's story inspired by nature, then let their creativity flow while they make a related craft to take home.
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Dino Detectives

Dinosaur Valley State Park
We've set up a fake campsite. Come investigate all the issues!
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Geocaching 101

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Become a modern-day treasure hunter!
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Oct 22
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 22
3:30p
End Date

Discovery Table: Animals of the Park

Palmetto State Park
Curious to find out what animals call this park home? Stop by this come and go event to make some amazing discoveries!
Oct 22
5:00p
End Date

Boo in the Park 2022

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 22
6:00p
End Date

Trick-or-Treat Night Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for our 1st Annual Trick-or-Treat Night Hike!
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Earn Your Junior Ranger Badge

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Take a walk with Ranger Regina and become an official Junior Ranger!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Batty for Bats

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get to know our aerial allies a little better and learn why they deserve our appreciation!
Oct 23
1:00p
End Date

Sea Center Spooktacular

Sea Center Texas
Creep, crawl, and slither along Sea Center Texas' Wetland Boardwalk and experience a wild and educational Halloween. Live Animals, Trick-or-Treating, Games, and more!
Oct 23
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 23
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Oct 23
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 24
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 25
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 27
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Oct 27
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 27
6:00p
End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery

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 27
8:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Take a little stroll and explore the wildlife in the park after dark. Space is limited!
Oct 28
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 28
2:00p
End Date

Spooky Skins and Skeletons

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about the park wildlife through this hands-on activity for all ages.
Oct 28
5:30p
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats!

Goose Island State Park
Hear a story about bats and join us afterwards to make your own bat puppet!
Oct 28
7:30p
End Date

Marvel at the Moon and Stars

Goose Island State Park
Let's look to the sky to marvel at the moon and see stories in the stars.
Oct 28
7:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a guided ranger hike to explore the park at night!
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 29
9:30a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join Ranger Cathy and learn how to identify freshwater fish and tie two basic fishing knots. We'll practice casting with a game of Backyard Bass.
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for all ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing) and fish in the Blanco River--fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Batty for Bats

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get to know our aerial allies a little better and learn why they deserve our appreciation!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

What's in the box?

South Llano River State Park
Come explore using your sense of touch to guess what's in the box!
Oct 29
10:30a
End Date

Struggling Towards Harmony, Guided Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Explore how forests fight to grow and regenerate over time.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Club

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Fun activities for our future Rangers!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Wildlife Discovery

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn from a ranger about the different wild animals at the park and how to be safe around them!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

River Critters

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger & Craft

Village Creek State Park
Introduce your child to the world of books while enjoying the wonders of nature. Come pull up a chair and listen to a children's story inspired by nature, then let their creativity flow while they make a related craft to take home.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Bark in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join a ranger with your pups for a wonder-filled afternoon walk in wildlife.
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Little Rangers: Spider Web Wonders

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Come spin a web with us!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Huntsville State Park Fish-or-Treat

Huntsville State Park
Come out and have some spooky fishing fun at the Huntsville Halloween Fish-or-Treat!
Oct 29
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 29
5:00p
End Date

Boo in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Have a blast Trick-or-Treating at our decorated campsites this Halloween!
Oct 29
5:00p
End Date

Trunk or Treat

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for an evening of family-friendly trick-or-treating and fun!
Oct 29
5:00p
End Date

Candy and Cauldrons Trick-or-Treating

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come trick-or-treat with us in the shelters and broken bowl camping loops.
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

Trick or Tree-ting!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Trick or Treat in the campground!
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

Halloween Fest

McKinney Falls State Park
Educational Booths & Trunk-or-Treat
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

Halloween in the Park

Abilene State Park
Safe trick-or-treating at the park!
Oct 29
7:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night - Evening Walk

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Nocturnal wanderings amoung the nocturnal.
Oct 29
7:00p
End Date

Haunted Lake Trail

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
We're introducing our first annual Haunted Lake Trail at our park! There's something for everyone from our 13+ Haunted Trail, to our Trunk or Treat event. Other activities include Halloween Bash in the Gym, the spooky Youth Haunted House experience in Nature Center, and much more! Admission is FREE!
Oct 29
7:30p
End Date

Give a Hoot

Guadalupe River State Park
Discover the masters of the night sky!
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Creepy Creatures - Art in the Park

Village Creek State Park
It's almost Halloween and the creepy crawlies are out! Come make your favorite creepy creature. Will it be a bat, a spider, a snake, or maybe something even more creepy? Maybe even you in a creepy mask! You choose what you think is the creepiest and make it to take home with you.
Oct 30
9:30a
End Date

1st Steps in Nature

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn and practice healthy ways to experience nature and wildlife with your littles in the park.
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Silky, Stealthy Spiders

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Ever wondered how a spider makes its web, or why they don't get stuck in their own webs? Learn these answers and so much more about the wonderful world of spiders!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Ranger Games and Crafts

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us for a fun morning of play!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Halloween Fest

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come out for some outdoor Halloween fun, learn about creepy crawlies, and make your own coffin pie!
Oct 30
11:00a
End Date

Dino Hunt! 🦖

Dinosaur Valley State Park
A dinosaur has gotten out - help us find the dino!
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Dino Hunt! 🦖

Dinosaur Valley State Park
A dinosaur has gotten out (again!) - help us find the dino!
Oct 30
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Oct 30
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 31
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.

November 2022

Nov 5
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Ever wanted to learn how to shoot? Here's your chance! For ages 10+ (adults that includes you too)!
Nov 5
9:30a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Possum Kingdom State Park
Join Ranger Cathy and learn how to identify freshwater fish and tie two basic fishing knots. We'll practice casting with a game of Backyard Bass.
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Nov 5
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 5
3:30p
End Date

Take Aim With Atlatls

Copper Breaks State Park
Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl and dart. Join a park ranger to learn about this ancient hunting tool.
Nov 5
7:00p
End Date

Star Gazing and don't forget the Moon

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired National Park range Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 7 pm. To ensure the telescopes are not at risk of being toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3793 or send an email with your name, phone number and total adults and children attending to rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.tx.gov
Nov 5
7:30p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Nov 6
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 6
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Nov 6
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 8
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 10
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Bug Eats Bug - Master Naturalist Guided Hike

Buescher State Park
Join a Texas Master Naturalist to find out how it's a bug-eat-bug world out there! Explore the world of tiny predators and tiny prey; how they see and how they slay!
Nov 12
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Armadillos!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about armadillos and make a macaroni armadillo to take home!
Nov 12
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Nov 12
2:00p
End Date

The Atlatl: Ancient Spear Throwing

McKinney Falls State Park
Come learn how to throw an ancient spear!
Nov 12
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 12
6:30p
End Date

Campfire Stories

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jimmy to hear stories of those who lived before the park was ever created.
Nov 13
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 13
2:30p
End Date

Slimy Snails

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about our friends the snails and create some slime!
Nov 13
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 15
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Turkeys

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Nov 17
8:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy * time change*

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Nov 19
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 19
1:30p
End Date

Kid Fish

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your kids out to fish with a ranger.
Nov 19
2:00p
End Date

The Atlatl: Ancient Spear Throwing

McKinney Falls State Park
Come learn how to throw an ancient spear!
Nov 19
2:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Build an emergency fire!
Nov 19
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 19
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Nov 19
7:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Nov 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Nov 20
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 20
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Nov 20
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 24
10:00a
End Date

"T" is for Turkey

Colorado Bend State Park
Have fun finger-painting turkeys!
Nov 24
10:30a
End Date

5th Annual Turkey Trot 5K/-Mile Fun Run

South Llano River State Park
Come earn those Thanksgiving calories !
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 26
2:00p
End Date

The Atlatl: Ancient Spear Throwing

McKinney Falls State Park
Come learn how to throw an ancient spear!
Nov 26
3:00p
End Date

Explore the Day Sky: The Sun and the Moon

Tyler State Park
Daytime astronomy!
Nov 26
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 26
4:00p
End Date

Archery 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!
Nov 26
5:30p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky: Planets and Constellations

Tyler State Park
The Big Clock in the sky!
Nov 26
7:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 27
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!

December 2022

Dec 3 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us by decorating your campsite and help spread the Christmas cheer!
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Come enjoy some Christmas Cheer!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive!
Dec 3
3:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas edition!
Dec 3
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 3
5:00p
End Date

Twinkle Tour 2022

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 3
7:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 8
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
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 10
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Backyard Bass

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Test your casting skills or learn how to cast.
Dec 10
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

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

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

Fa La La in the Forest

Abilene State Park
Come see the Christmas light show at Abilene State Park!
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 11
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

Art in the Park

Martin Creek Lake State Park
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
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Christmas 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 17
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Dec 17
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 18
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 20
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Birds

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Dec 24
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 24
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 25
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 25
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 31
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 31
11:00p
End Date

First Day Campfire and First Day Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel around a campfire to celebrate New Year's. We might get a chance to see some local fireworks displays! We will take a short "First Day" night hike after the campfire.

January 2023

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Self-guided Hike, Bike and/or Ride!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Self-guided Hike, and or Bike!

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Move Like an Animal

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with our self-guided hike!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike

Goose Island State Park
Ring in 2023 with a self-guided one-mile hike on the Turks Cap Trail. Swing by Headquarters for trail information and supplemental guides.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - 2023

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Ring in the NEW year on this OLD trail.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks! Bring in the new year with a hike at Caddo Lake State Park. The hike is self-guided and at your own pace! Once you finish, stop by the trailhead to grab your First Day Hike sticker, while supplies last!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2023

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start off the New Year with a hike in the park!
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
It's Texas State Park's 100-Year Celebration! Start your New Year off with a fun-filled hike.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: North Onion Creek Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 28
9:00a
End Date

Kid Fish 2023

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
🎉Join us for a day of fishing fun!
Jan 28
10:00a
End Date

33rd Annual Kid's Fishing Day

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 33rd Annual Kid's Fishing Day!

March 2023

Mar 11
9:00a
End Date

Pioneer and Settler Day!

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

April 2023

Apr 1
9:00a
End Date

Festival of the Fish

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
🎉 Here fishy, fishy, fish! We will have several come and go programs during this celebration of fish.
Apr 15
11:00a
End Date

Caddo Homecoming!

Caddo Lake State Park
🎉Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and 30 years of good conservation with the Caddo Lake Institute. Walk into yesteryear at Caddo Lake State Park and try your hand at canoeing, fishing, games and more. Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, enjoy live music, and grab a bite to eat.

May 2023

May 13
9:00a
End Date

Lake Brownwood Bash

Lake Brownwood State Park
🎉 Join us for a day of fun, learning and celebration!
May 27
1:00p
End Date

What's beneath the water at Caddo Lake?

Caddo Lake State Park
Who lives beneath the water? Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a park ranger to learn about the tiny critters that live in our lake!

June 2023

Jun 3 End Date

Fishing 101!

Lake Livingston State Park
🎉 Join park rangers for a day full of programs designed to teach you all of the skills you need to start fishing!
Jun 17
10:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas state parks and try out archery! **Registration is required. More information given after registration.

July 2023

Jul 1 End Date

Happy Birthday Caddo Lake State Park!

Caddo Lake State Park
Join us to celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and Caddo lake State Park's birthday! We will go on a celebratory birthday hike, followed by birthday cake! Throughout the day, enjoy several interpretive programs. **Instructions below!

August 2023

Aug 5
9:00p
End Date

The Stars at Night

Caddo Lake State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright, (clap, clap, clap, clap) deep in the heart of Texas! Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks with a night sky viewing, led by a park ranger and their telescope!

September 2023

Sep 17
10:00a
End Date

Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Plant wildflower seeds for future generations!

October 2023

Oct 28
11:00a
End Date

The Trees at Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake State Park
The trees at Caddo Lake State Park root humans and animals together! Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks with a fall hike amongst the park's ever watchful trees.

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.