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.

September 2019

Sep 15
2:00p
End Date

Make Your Own Geocache

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your own hidden treasure chest and join the phenomenon that is geocaching!
Sep 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!
Sep 17
10:00a
End Date

Trees in the Park

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger for some time in nature with some learning attached.
Sep 17
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Trees

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Sep 18
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Sep 18
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Trees

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Sep 19
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Trees

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Sep 20
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Sep 20
10:00a
End Date

Pre-K in the Park

South Llano River State Park
Bring the little ones (ages 3-5) and explore the great outdoors
Sep 20
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 20
8:30p
End Date

Wonders of the Night

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a night hike to find what goes bump in the night!
Sep 20
8:30p
End Date

Five Senses Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
How good are your senses compared to Nature's Night shift?
Sep 21
7:00a
End Date

Sunrise Hike

South Llano River State Park
Come enjoy the view with a ranger .Tap into your own version of Van Gogh, Picasso or Rembrandt with some watercolor art.
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Hikes with a Park Host

Huntsville State Park
Join Park Host Bruce Bennet for a hike every Saturday morning at 9 am!
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to hike along the Caddo Forest Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Sep 21
9:00a
End Date

Public Fishing Day for Youth

Sea Center Texas
Grab your fishing poles, bait, and lawn chairs and join Sea Center Texas for a morning of catch and release!
Sep 21
9:30a
End Date

Fishing 101

Blanco State Park
Open to all ages. Whether you are experienced, or a first-time angler, come on out and catch some fish with us! We have the poles and the worms, and a fishing license is not required while on state park property.
Sep 21
9:30a
End Date

Meet the Neighbors!

Guadalupe River State Park
Find out what animals live here at the park!
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
New to birding? Interested in learning how to bird? Join us for a fun opportunity to learn how to identify our local specialties!
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Ask-a-Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Sep 21
10:00a
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Sep 21
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Sep 21
11:00a
End Date

Paddlefish: Protecting the Prehistoric

Caddo Lake State Park
Paddlefish, the oldest surviving animal in North America, have thrived for millions of years, but now face their greatest threat yet - humans. Join a park ranger to learn about these amazing creatures and how you can help them make a comeback!
Sep 21
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Sep 21
2:00p
End Date

Junior Prairie Patrol

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring your little nature lover to learn about the prairie in our park and all the animals that depend on it!
Sep 21
3:00p
End Date

The Big Clock: Daytime Sky

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!
Sep 21
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 21
5:30p
End Date

Afternoon Hike ― Trek on Chimney Loop

Mission Tejas State Park
Explore hilltops, homesteads, and the El Camino Real under fading greens of summer...
Sep 21
7:30p
End Date

The Big Clock: Planets and Constellations

Tyler State Park
Discover the Big Clock in the Sky!
Sep 21
8:00p
End Date

Night Skies

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
The stars at night are big and bright on valley summer nights!
Sep 22
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike - 1.5 hours

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Explore this amazing Natural Area!
Sep 22
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Huntsville State Park
Come fish with a park ranger!
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Junior Ranger Nature Exploration

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at the playground to explore nature and see what we can find!
Sep 22
10:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Sep 22
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs.
Sep 22
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one of a kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Sep 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!
Sep 27
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience the fun of bird-watching!
Sep 27
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Sep 27
10:00a
End Date

2019 State Fair of Texas

Dallas, TX - Fair Park
A tradition since 1886, the State Fair of Texas has something for everyone.
Sep 27
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 27
2:00p
End Date

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Note: *This event has been cancelled*. Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
Sep 27
5:00p
End Date

Busy Beavers

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Architect, engineer, and lumberjack all rolled into one, the American Beaver is truly a renaissance critter.
Sep 27
7:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 27
7:00p
End Date

Primitive Fire

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn how to make fire as our ancestors once did.
Sep 27
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Sep 27
9:00p
End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt

Atlanta State Park
We are putting a twist on your average scavenger hunt! Join us to explore Atlanta State Park in the dark while using your senses to find the items on our list.
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Hikes with a Park Host

Huntsville State Park
Join Park Host Bruce Bennet for a hike every Saturday morning at 9 am!
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us at this free event to discover the wonders of our desert. Enjoy educational exhibits, guided hikes, demonstrations, and other fun outdoor activities.
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Backyard Bass

Caddo Lake State Park
Backyard Bass is designed to teach the fundamentals of casting and retrieving with a standard rod and reel without the dangers of actual fish hooks.
Sep 28
9:00a
End Date

Go Fish - Learn to Fish Event!

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at McKinney Falls State Park where youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. Event start time is 9:00 A.M.
Sep 28
9:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cedar Hill State Park
Come learn about rabbits and make your own bunny mask!
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Ask-a-Ranger Broadcast

Huntsville State Park
Live broadcast from within the park. Every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Atl What? Atl Who? Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Wetland Walkabout

Atlanta State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to walk along the edge of Wright Patman Lake and discover the important role that wetlands play in the environment.
Sep 28
10:00a
End Date

Meet the Animals

Blanco State Park
Join Master Naturalist Charles to find out more about the animals that make their homes here at the park!
Sep 28
11:00a
End Date

Pond Dipping

Caddo Lake State Park
Who lives beneath the water's surface? Join a park ranger to learn about the tiny critters that live in our lake!
Sep 28
11:00a
End Date

Fossil Dig

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Calling all Junior Rangers! Try your hand at real paleontology!
Sep 28
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Sep 28
11:30a
End Date

Painting in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature using watercolors. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Sep 28
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
Sep 28
2:00p
End Date

Geocaching 101

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the fundamentals to start geocaching!
Sep 28
2:00p
End Date

Junior Prairie Patrol

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring your little nature lover to learn about the prairie in our park and all the animals that depend on it!
Sep 28
3:00p
End Date

Atlatl Demo

Copper Breaks State Park
Prehistoric hunting. Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl and dart. Join a park ranger to learn about this ancient hunting tool.
Sep 28
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Sep 28
5:00p
End Date

Monarch Madness!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
The Fall monarch migration is underway!
Sep 28
7:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join Austin Astronomical Society and get up close and personal with our solar system!
Sep 28
7:00p
End Date

Create a Star Wheel

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Equip yourself to discover the night sky.
Sep 28
8:30p
End Date

Moonless Myths, Stargazing at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
Gaze up in the darkness and hear the stories of the stars…
Sep 28
8:45p
End Date

New Moon Stargazing

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a night of star talks!
Sep 28
9:00p
End Date

Owl Prowl

Atlanta State Park
Explore the park after dark!
Sep 28
9:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Come starhop across the summer sky!
Sep 29
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Huntsville State Park
Come fish with a park ranger!
Sep 29
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Sep 29
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Kayak Bentsen | 10:00a.m.

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Experience nature while learning the basics of kayaking in our resaca!
Sep 29
2:00p
End Date

Ballroom Waltz

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the Ballroom Track Site with a ranger
Sep 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!

October 2019

Oct 2
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Oct 4
9:00a
End Date

Intro to iNaturalist

Guadalupe River State Park
Find out how to use the fun and easy iNaturalist app on your smartphone to document pollinators for the TPWD bioblitz!
Oct 4
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 4
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

Bulverde, TX - Mammen Family Public Library
Join Ranger Holly at the library every month!
Oct 4
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike: Nature's Night Shift

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature’s night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Birds, Bugs, and Botany

Hill Country State Natural Area
Birding is about more than just identification, it’s about discovering the secrets of a bird’s habitat.
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Atlanta State Park
Join a Master Naturalist to make your own bird feeder!
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Reservations required

Cedar Hill State Park
Can you finish the hike without becoming a zombie?!
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Hill Country Heritage Expo

Inks Lake State Park
Step back in time and visit pockets of history in this cultural extravaganza!
Oct 5
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate creativity and sketch in the outdoors
Oct 5
11:00a
End Date

Nature Cubs Club

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Attention all lil' nature lovers, Sheldon Lake State Park has an event just for you!
Oct 5
11:00a
End Date

Hike into History

Caddo Lake State Park
Hike through our historic park and learn about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. We will discuss their legacy and view examples of their craftsmanship.
Oct 5
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 5
11:30a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Migration Mania!

Atlanta State Park
Learn about bird migration through an interactive game!
Oct 5
1:00p
End Date

Intro to iNaturalist

Guadalupe River State Park
Find out how to use the fun and easy iNaturalist app on your smartphone to document pollinators for the TPWD bioblitz!
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come learn about the animals in the woods.
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Painting in the Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature using watercolors. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Monarch Butterfly Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a metamorphosis mobile.
Oct 5
3:00p
End Date

Atlatl Demo

Copper Breaks State Park
Prehistoric hunting. Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl and dart. Join a park ranger to learn about this ancient hunting tool.
Oct 5
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 5
7:15p
End Date

International Observe the Moon Night!

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
View the moon, stars, planets, and more!
Oct 5
7:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Oct 6
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 6
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one of a kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Oct 6
2:00p
End Date

Denio Track Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Discover the dinosaurs of the Denio Track Site!
Oct 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!
Oct 8
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 9
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool - Poetry in the Park

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Amy to learn about and create poems!
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Oct 9
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 10
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 11
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 11
10:30a
End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for the little things that make Enchanted Rock special!
Oct 11
1:30p
End Date

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're on the hunt for all things that crawl or fly!
Oct 11
6:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 11
7:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Oct 12
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Resaca de la Palma State Park
If you ever wanted to try to shoot an arrow with a bow, here is your chance. Come and learn the the fundamentals of archery! (We provide bows and arrows.)
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Baytown Nurture Nature Festival

Baytown, TX - Baytown Nurture Center
Join TPWD Get Outside at this FREE family friendly festival - learn some outdoor skills, see and touch wildlife, listen to music and more.
Oct 12
10:30a
End Date

River Rock Crawl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dip, duck, crouch, and crawl your way through the Paluxy River Trail!
Oct 12
10:30a
End Date

Birding 101: Introduction to Birding

Tyler State Park
Everybody's a birder!
Oct 12
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Oct 12
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Beginner's Birdwatching

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the basics of identifying our winged friends!
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Monarch Butterfly Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a metamorphosis mobile.
Oct 12
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinator Bioblitz!
Oct 12
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 12
7:00p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Oct 13
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Oct 13
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 13
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate creativity and sketch in the outdoors
Oct 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!
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Oct 18
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 18
2:00p
End Date

Pollution Solutions

Hill Country State Natural Area
Think you know just how long our trash can stick around in the environment?
Oct 18
5:00p
End Date

Palo Duro Prairie Palooza!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Become a Texas Time Traveler and see the wonders of the past!
Oct 18
8:30p
End Date

Spooky Campfire Stories & S'mores

Fairfield Lake State Park
Gather around the campfire, make a tasty s'more and listen to some spooky stories told by park rangers. Kids are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes.
Oct 18
9:00p
End Date

Owl Prowl

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn all about the who's whoooo of the night.
Oct 19
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Atlanta State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 19
10:00a
End Date

Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta

Guadalupe River State Park
Celebrating monarchs and more!
Oct 19
11:00a
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Atlanta State Park
Join a park ranger or master naturalist to hike along the Hickory Hollow Nature Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Oct 19
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Oct 19
11:00a
End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Oct 19
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 19
1:00p
End Date

Fishing 101

Lockhart State Park
Join us for some fishing fun at Lockhart State Park!
Oct 19
2:00p
End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Oct 19
2:00p
End Date

Geocaching 101

Atlanta State Park
Ever dreamed of being a treasure hunter? Well, now you can be! Geocaching is all about exploring the great outdoors while looking for hidden treasure, or caches.
Oct 19
2:30p
End Date

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
Oct 19
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 19
5:00p
End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park after dark and join us for games, crafts, Spooky Trail, and more!
Oct 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Oct 20
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 20
2:00p
End Date

Ballroom Waltz

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the Ballroom Track Site with a ranger
Oct 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!
Oct 23
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Oct 24
6:00p
End Date

Halloween at the Hatchery 2019

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Grab your costumes and trick-or-treating bags! Our annual Halloween at the Hatchery event returns for an evening of family-friendly fun.
Oct 25
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 25
6:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 25
7:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Oct 25
7:30p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Oct 25
8:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Atlanta State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!
Oct 25
8:30p
End Date

Spooky Campfire Stories & S'mores

Fairfield Lake State Park
Gather around the campfire, make a tasty s'more and listen to some spooky stories told by park rangers. Kids are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes.
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

Go Fish - Learn to Fish Event!

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at McKinney Falls State Park where youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. Event start time is 9:00 A.M.
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Oct 26
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a creepy, crawly craft!
Oct 26
11:00a
End Date

Fossil Dig

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Calling all Junior Rangers! Try your hand at real paleontology!
Oct 26
11:00a
End Date

Halloween Costume Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Put on your scary, silly, or sweet Halloween costumes and join us for this fun hike! We'll talk about some of the spooooky creature that live in our woods!
Oct 26
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Oct 26
11:30a
End Date

Halloween Geocaching

Cedar Hill State Park
Solve the Halloween clues to complete the geocache course!
Oct 26
1:00p
End Date

Halloweenfest

Lockhart State Park
Join us for witch crafts, a special spooky storytime, and a costume contest!
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Geocaching 101

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the fundamentals to start geocaching!
Oct 26
2:00p
End Date

Monarch Butterfly Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a metamorphosis mobile.
Oct 26
2:30p
End Date

Trail Detectives

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help a park ranger solve a wildlife mystery! *Please note updated date for this hike*
Oct 26
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Trick or Trees!

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

Creepy Crawly Halloween Hike

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

Halloween in the Park

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

4th Annual Boo Camp

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

Boo In the Park

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Welcome to our annual "Boo in the Park" celebration. Bring the family out for a campsite-decorating contest, pumpkin-carving contest, trick or treating, and spooky storytelling.
Oct 26
7:30p
End Date

Ottine Swamp Haunted Hike

Palmetto State Park
Ready for a spooky walk. Come on out after dark and hike the haunted boardwalks and trails of Palmetto State Park.
Oct 26
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Atlanta State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature’s night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Oct 27
11:00a
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Oct 27
1:00p
End Date

Sea Center Spooktacular

Sea Center Texas
Join Sea Center Texas for its annual Halloween Spooktacular!
Oct 27
2:00p
End Date

River Rock Crawl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dip, duck, crouch, and crawl your way through the Paluxy River Trail!
Oct 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!
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)

November 2019

Nov 1
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 1
3:00p
End Date

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
Nov 1
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

Bulverde, TX - Mammen Family Public Library
Join Ranger Holly at the library every month!
Nov 1
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike: Nature's Night Shift

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about nature’s night shift and how these animals survive in the dark!
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Nov 2
9:00a
End Date

NaNoWriMo Write-in Palo Duro!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join Ranger Lindsay and let the canyon inspire your next novel
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival

Austin, TX - Travis County Exposition Center
Join us at this family-friendly event celebrating the traditions and heritage of Native American Culture.
Nov 2
10:00a
End Date

Nature's Palette

Hill Country State Natural Area
When you look a little closer, the colors of Hill Country State Natural Area may surprise you.
Nov 2
11:00a
End Date

Nature Cubs Club

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Attention all lil' nature lovers, Sheldon Lake State Park has an event just for you!
Nov 2
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger: Leaf Hunt

Caddo Lake State Park
Fall leaves can be found in a variety of shapes and colors!
Nov 2
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 2
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come learn about the animals in the woods.
Nov 2
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 2
6:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join Austin Astronomical Society and get up close and personal with our solar system!
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Homeschool Class: Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 6
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Nov 6
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 7
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ancient Spear Throwing

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 8
10:30a
End Date

Nature Walk

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger as we search for the little things that make Enchanted Rock special!
Nov 8
1:30p
End Date

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
We're on the hunt for all things that crawl or fly!
Nov 8
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 8
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Nov 9
8:30a
End Date

Prairie Plant-a-Thon

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for our annual prairie planting event!
Nov 9
9:00a
End Date

Birds, Bugs, and Botany

Hill Country State Natural Area
Birding is about more than just identification, it’s about discovering the secrets of a bird’s habitat.
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 9
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 9
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Beginner's Birdwatching

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the basics of identifying our winged friends!
Nov 9
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 9
7:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Nov 10
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Make Your Own Geocache

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Create your own hidden treasure chest and join the phenomenon that is geocaching!
Nov 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!
Nov 13
2:00p
End Date

Choke Canyon Bird and Wildlife Tracks

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you want to become an expert tracker? Get started by coming to this introductory program to learn how to identify some common Texas wildlife tracks and have some fun with arts and crafts! (Sorry - no program 9/25)
Nov 15
10:00a
End Date

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 15
2:30p
End Date

Symbiotic Sweeties

Hill Country State Natural Area
There are plenty of #RelationshipGoals in nature!
Nov 15
7:00p
End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt

Caddo Lake State Park
We've put a twist on your average scavenger hunt! Join us to explore Caddo Lake State Park in the dark while using your senses to find the items on our list.
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

Go Fish - Learn to Fish Event!

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at McKinney Falls State Park where youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing. Event start time is 9:00 A.M.
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

NaNoWriMo Write-in Palo Duro!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join Ranger Lindsay and let the canyon inspire your next novel
Nov 16
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Atlanta State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Choke Canyon Nature Walk

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Join our interpretive park ranger on this short guided hike as we explore all that nature and wildlife have to offer within Choke Canyon State Park. (Sorry - no program 9/13)
Nov 16
10:00a
End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Nov 16
11:00a
End Date

Painting in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature using watercolors. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Nov 16
11:00a
End Date

Home Improvement: Beaver Pond Walk

Tyler State Park
The rodent that change its world.
Nov 16
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Geocaching 101

Atlanta State Park
Ever dreamed of being a treasure hunter? Well, now you can be! Geocaching is all about exploring the great outdoors while looking for hidden treasure, or caches.
Nov 16
2:00p
End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know.
Nov 16
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters.
Nov 17
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 17
11:30a
End Date

Art in the Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one of a kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
Nov 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!
Nov 20
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Meditation

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Learn why, what, and how to meditate!
Nov 22
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 22
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Nov 22
7:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Atlanta State Park
Join us to listen to constellation stories and look through a telescope!
Nov 23
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 23
11:30a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Join us for a guided hike on our trails throughout the park and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Critter Scene Investigation Hike

Tyler State Park
Be an outdoor detective.
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to hike along the Caddo Forest Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Nov 23
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 23
6:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Nov 24
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 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!
Nov 28
10:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Nov 28
10:30a
End Date

2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K

South Llano River State Park
Earn those Thanksgiving calories here at the park for our 2nd annual Turkey Trot 5K .
Nov 28
3:00p
End Date

Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble

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

#OptOutside Sunrise Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Skip the long lines and join millions of Americans across the nation as they #OptOutside this Black Friday!
Nov 29
1:00p
End Date

#OptOutside Afternoon Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Skip the long lines and join millions of Americans across the nation as they #OptOutside this Black Friday!
Nov 29
1:30p
End Date

Tracking Table

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ready for a rousing game of Who Dung It?
Nov 30
9:00a
End Date

Birds, Bugs, and Botany

Hill Country State Natural Area
Birding is about more than just identification, it’s about discovering the secrets of a bird’s habitat.
Nov 30
9:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 30
11:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and find a personal connection with nature through the art of nature journaling!
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

10 Essentials

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Do you know the ten essentials for camping and hiking?
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Fossil Dig

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Calling all Jr. Rangers! Try your hand at real paleontology!
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Hike into History

Caddo Lake State Park
Hike through our historic park and learn about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. We will discuss their legacy and view examples of their craftsmanship.
Nov 30
3:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Enjoy a cozy campfire with a story.
Nov 30
3:00p
End Date

Campfire Time Travel

Fairfield Lake State Park
Bring your lawn chairs and join us for history around the campfire!
Nov 30
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

December 2019

Dec 1
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 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!
Dec 6
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

Bulverde, TX - Mammen Family Public Library
Join Ranger Holly at the library every month!
Dec 6
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

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

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Dec 7
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 7
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 7
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Dec 7
10:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
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

Painting in the Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature using watercolors. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come learn about the animals in the woods.
Dec 7
3:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Celebrate Christmas with us at Mr. Buck's historic ranch home as we decorate trees, take pictures with Santa, some Christmas tunes on the front porch, hot chocolate, and more!
Dec 7
3:00p
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to hike along the Caddo Forest Trail. During this relaxed hike we will enjoy nature's beauty and discuss various topics of interest.
Dec 7
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 7
3:30p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

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

Twinkle Tour

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join us for our annual Twinkle Tour at Lake Tawakoni State Park. Enjoy all the festive Christmas lights and meet Santa at the amphitheater. Make note of your Christmas wishes and bring your camera!
Dec 8
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

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

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 13
11:00a
End Date

Naturalists in Training

Hill Country State Natural Area
Calling all kids! Do you have what it takes to think like a naturalist?
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

Christmas in the Park 2019

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 8th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 13
6:30p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

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

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 14
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 14
11:00a
End Date

Holiday Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Join a Park Ranger for a guided hike!
Dec 14
2:00p
End Date

Beginner's Birdwatching

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the basics of identifying our winged friends!
Dec 14
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

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

Fa La La in the Forest

Abilene State Park
Come see the Christmas light show at Abilene State Park!
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
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Dec 15
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Trail Detectives

Hill Country State Natural Area
Help a park ranger solve a wildlife mystery!
Dec 20
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 20
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
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 21
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Dec 21
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 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!
Dec 24
6:30p
End Date

Christmas Eve Night Hike

South Llano River State Park
Join a park ranger on Christmas Eve for hike into the backcountry. Meet at the parking lot behind headquarters that leads to the primitive campground. Use your senses to help the elves find Santa Claus and there might be a reward in it.
Dec 27
11:00a
End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Dec 28
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 28
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 28
10:00a
End Date

Coffee, Crafts, and Conversation

Caddo Lake State Park
Start your cool fall morning with a cup o' joe, a fun craft, and conversation with a ranger.
Dec 28
1:00p
End Date

Hike into History

Caddo Lake State Park
Hike through our historic park and learn about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. We will discuss their legacy and view examples of their craftsmanship.
Dec 28
3:00p
End Date

Nature Journaling

Caddo Lake State Park
Hone your observation skills and find a personal connection with nature through the art of nature journaling!
Dec 28
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

Catching Rainbows - Family Trout Fishing

Tyler State Park
They're just waiting to be caught!
Dec 31
10:30p
End Date

Midnight New Year's Eve Hike

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

January 2020

Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike

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

First Sunset Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Continue your tradition of sleeping in on New Year’s Day, while starting a new tradition of going for a hike!
Jan 3
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 3
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Jan 4
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 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!
Jan 11
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 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!
Jan 17
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

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

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Jan 18
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 18
10:30a
End Date

Fishing Tournament

South Llano River State Park
You think you got the skills to get your fish on?! Well prove it by signing up!
Jan 18
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 19
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 26
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 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!
Jan 31
5:00p
End Date

Evening Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 31
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!

February 2020

Feb 1
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 1
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

March 2020

Mar 13
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

April 2020

Apr 18
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Apr 26
8:00a
End Date

Big Sit! - South Llano River Birding Festival (8 am - Noon)

South Llano River State Park
How many species of birds can we spot from a 17-foot circle?