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.

November 2019

Nov 17
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
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
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Nature Exploration

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us at the playground to explore nature and see what we can find!
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
2:00p
End Date

Adaptation Fashion

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Create your own creature with the right adaptations to thrive in its habitat!
Nov 17
2:00p
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Nov 17
3:00p
End Date

Critter Corner

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Stop in for stories, science, and props! Check out a different critter each week from our corner of the woods.
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 19
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds. We'll look for Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Nov 20
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Meditation

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Learn why, what, and how to meditate!
Nov 21
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds. We'll look for Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Nov 21
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Nov 22
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds. We'll look for Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Nov 22
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!
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

Habitat Hike

Atlanta State Park
Join us for a fun, interactive, and informative hike to discover what makes a habitat!
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
9:30a
End Date

Fall Color Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Soak up the warm hues of Fall and learn where all that color comes from!
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

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Tiny Predators; Tiny Prey

Buescher State Park
Come enjoy a guided hike with a Texas Master Naturalist as you learn about the frightening side of the insect world!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Paint with Coffee

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Create a nature-inspired souvenir - with coffee!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Blanco State Park
Join Ranger Dan as he shows you how to cook in a Dutch oven!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Atlanta State Park
Join us for an introduction to birding! You will learn binocular and bird ID tips, followed by a hike where we'll play a game to practice your new skills.
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Citizen Science Bug Safari

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us to discover the wide world of citizen science using iNaturalist!
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Hunters, Gatherers, and Cooking History Oh My!!

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Experience how early peoples of Dinosaur Valley acquired and prepared food.
Nov 23
10:00a
End Date

Gobble Gobble Go! (Nature Play)

McKinney Falls State Park
Join in for a fun game in the field! Learn the challenges faced by wild turkey populations in their fight for survival. Come burn off that Thanksgiving Break energy with us!
Nov 23
11:00a
End Date

The Pony and Lords of the Plains

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn about the history of the mustang and how the Comanche acquired them and became the best cavalry in the world.
Nov 23
11:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cedar Hill State Park
Gobble, gobble!
Nov 23
12:30p
End Date

Primitive Fire ― History in Action

Mission Tejas State Park
Watch a ranger start a fire with just sticks and sweat and make your own tinder nest!
Nov 23
1:00p
End Date

Craft: Starry Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn the stories of the stars with a daytime craft
Nov 23
1:00p
End Date

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass, a lawn fishing game.
Nov 23
1:00p
End Date

Gyotaku Fish Printing

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at a traditional Japanese art form!
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Monarch Butterfly Arts & Crafts

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a metamorphosis mobile.
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Oak Savannah Loop Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Explore the savannah with us!
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Chili Cook-off!

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Think you make the best chili in these here parts? Well, come and prove it!
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Turkey Talk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
It's time to Talk Turkey!
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

Campfire 101: Making Camping S’more Fun

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a fun afternoon of campfire instruction and s'mores!
Nov 23
2:00p
End Date

Backyard Bass

Lake Whitney State Park
Fishing skills for beginners will be shown and tackled by participants.
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
2:00p
End Date

Native American Games

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us to play games the Native American way!
Nov 23
2:30p
End Date

Give Thanks, With Acorn Frybread!

Mission Tejas State Park
Taste homemade frybread without leeching and pounding the acorns yourself!
Nov 23
2:30p
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for fishing!
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
6:30p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Nov 23
6:30p
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!
Nov 24
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds. We'll look for Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Nov 24
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
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
1:00p
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Fish ID and fishin' basics!
Nov 24
2:00p
End Date

Adaptation Fashion

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Create your own creature with the right adaptations to thrive in its habitat!
Nov 24
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come and feel the fur of some the local mammals that call this park home!
Nov 24
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park - Thanksgiving Edition

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Create a one of a kind masterpiece to remember your adventure in the park!
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 26
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds. We'll look for Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Gobble Gobble Go! (Nature Play)

McKinney Falls State Park
Join in for a fun game in the field! Learn the challenges faced by wild turkey populations in their fight for survival. Come burn off that Thanksgiving Break energy with us!
Nov 26
2:00p
End Date

Japanese Fish Printing

Guadalupe River State Park
Make your own fish print!
Nov 26
3:00p
End Date

Ask a Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Have a weird plant in your yard? Heard a strange noise last night? Want to know what it takes to become a TPWD Park Ranger? Ask Ranger Kristen! She'll be available for an hour to answer all your burning questions.
Nov 26
6:00p
End Date

Starrytelling

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

Gobble Gobble Go! (Nature Play)

McKinney Falls State Park
Join in for a fun game in the field! Learn the challenges faced by wild turkey populations in their fight for survival. Come burn off that Thanksgiving Break energy with us!
Nov 27
3:00p
End Date

Ask a Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Have a weird plant in your yard? Heard a strange noise last night? Want to know what it takes to become a TPWD Park Ranger? Ask Ranger Kristen! She'll be available for an hour to answer all your burning questions.
Nov 28
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds. We'll look for Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Nov 28
10:00a
End Date

Gobble Gobble Go! (Nature Play)

McKinney Falls State Park
Join in for a fun game in the field! Learn the challenges faced by wild turkey populations in their fight for survival. Come burn off that Thanksgiving Break energy with us!
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
10:00a
End Date

"T" is for Turkey

Colorado Bend State Park
Have fun finger painting turkeys!
Nov 28
10:00a
End Date

Turkey Talk!

Guadalupe River State Park
Find out more about this unique bird!
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
8:30a
End Date

Bird Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing migratory as well as tropical resident birds. We'll look for Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Nov 29
8:30a
End Date

Turkey Trot

Franklin Mountains State Park
Recipe for Thanksgiving left-overs: slice up turkey and dinner rolls, insert turkey into the dinner rolls, top with cranberry relish, hike up to Aztec Caves in the Franklin Mountains, and enjoy with friends, family and other enthusiastic hikers.
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
1:00p
End Date

#OptOutside: Watercolors

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Skip the lines - life's better outside!
Nov 29
1:00p
End Date

The Life of a Honey Bee

Lake Livingston State Park
Come to the park store to view our observation hive and learn about the lifecycle, care, and importance of Western Honey Bees and our other (native) pollinators
Nov 29
1:30p
End Date

Tracking Table

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ready for a rousing game of Who Dung It?
Nov 29
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!
Nov 29
3:00p
End Date

#OptOutside: Atlatl

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Skip the lines - life's better outside!
Nov 29
3:00p
End Date

Critters of East Texas

Lake Livingston State Park
Explore the diversity of local mammals and reptiles.
Nov 29
5:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
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
9:30a
End Date

Hike with a Ranger ― In the Footsteps of the CCC

Mission Tejas State Park
Walk in the shadows of the young men who reshaped our nation and replanted our wilderness.
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

Prairie Walk

Galveston Island State Park
Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls!

South Llano River State Park
Are all animals the same? Let's find out together.
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Nov 30
10:00a
End Date

Geocaching 101

Guadalupe River State Park
Experience this high-tech treasure hunt!
Nov 30
11:00a
End Date

Discovery Walk: Pineywoods Boardwalk Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Nov 30
11:00a
End Date

Critters of the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us at the park office picnic table to see the animal display and learn some fun facts about the animals we have in the park.
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
12:30p
End Date

Savages or Survivors?

Mission Tejas State Park
Learn to howl and hear the story of the mysterious and misunderstood “Prairie Wolf”!
Nov 30
1:00p
End Date

Gyotaku Fish Printing

Goose Island State Park
Try your hand at a traditional Japanese art form!
Nov 30
1:00p
End Date

Thanksgiving Themed Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Join us to show off your artistic skills by creating a Thanksgiving themed craft project to take home!
Nov 30
1:30p
End Date

Atl What? Atl Who? Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
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 Junior Rangers! Try your hand at real paleontology!
Nov 30
2:00p
End Date

Discovery Center Loop and Scenic Overlook

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for an easy trail walk with a great view!
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
2:30p
End Date

Field Journaling for Beginners

Mission Tejas State Park
Make your hikes more meaningful ― one word, sketch, or sight at a time.
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!
Nov 30
4:00p
End Date

On the Hunt with Geocaching

Goose Island State Park
A modern-day treasure hunt that's fun for the whole family!
Nov 30
4:00p
End Date

Campfire Turkey Talk

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about your favorite Thanksgiving food ... the turkey!

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 5
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Dec 5
6:00p
End Date

Holiday Music in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Join the Sherman High School Orchestra at your favorite state park for an evening of holiday tunes, fellowship, and SMORES!
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

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
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!
Dec 7
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Dec 7
1:00p
End Date

A Very CCC Christmas at Blanco

Blanco State Park
Come celebrate Christmas at Blanco State Park on December 7th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for fun Christmas festivities!
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
2:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Celebrate Christmas with us at Mr. Buck's historic ranch home as we decorate trees, take pictures with Santa, some Christmas tunes on the front porch, hot chocolate, and more!
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Geocaching 101

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a high-tech treasure hunt!
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 7
5:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a campsite decorating contest and more!
Dec 7
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Dec 8
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
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
10:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
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 12
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Dec 13
1:30p
End Date

Naturalists in Training

Hill Country State Natural Area
Calling all kids! Do you have what it takes to think like a naturalist? *Please note updated time for this program*.
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
8:00a
End Date

Prairie Dog Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Can you find all the wooden prairie dogs?
Dec 14
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.
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

Predators of the Pines

Buescher State Park
Hit the trails with a Texas Master Naturalist and learn about survival characteristics of the wild!
Dec 14
11:00a
End Date

Holiday Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Join a park ranger for a guided hike!
Dec 14
1:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for our 4th Annual Christmas in the Valley celebration!
Dec 14
2:00p
End Date

Beginner's Birdwatching

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Learn the basics of identifying our winged friends!
Dec 14
2:00p
End Date

Santa Hat Hike

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

Dutch Oven Gingerbread

McKinney Falls State Park
Join Ranger Kristen at the Amphitheater to help her bake a special holiday treat – Anna McKinney’s gingerbread!
Dec 14
3:30p
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 15
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Dec 15
9:00a
End Date

Upper Sunset Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahua desert on a guided hike with one of our park rangers or volunteers. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.
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 18
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 19
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Dec 19
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

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

BYO S'mores!

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

Night Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the sounds, smells, and sights of the park at night!
Dec 20
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 20
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
8:00a
End Date

Prairie Dog Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Can you find all the wooden prairie dogs?
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Ranger-led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a ranger-led hike!
Dec 21
11:00a
End Date

The Pony and Lords of the Plains

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn about the history of the mustang and how the Comanche acquired them and became the best cavalry in the world.
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

Santa Hat Hike

Lake Arrowhead State Park
A festive hike in the park!
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

Holidays for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Join the elves in Santa’s workshop by making bird feeders for our feathered friends!
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

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
2:00p
End Date

Christmas for the Birds

Guadalupe River State Park
Make a bird feeder ornament!
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 21
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 21
6:00p
End Date

Night Hike! - Christmas Special

South Llano River State Park
Experience the park after dark!
Dec 21
6:00p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Dec 22
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
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 23
3:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Dec 26
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
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

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
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the tale 113-million-year old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 28
4:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
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
7:00p
End Date

New Year's Eve Night Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the wild animals of McKinney Falls!
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 2
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 3
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

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

Moon in the Afternoon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Test your Lunar knowledge and look at the moon through a telescope!
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
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!
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 4
6:30p
End Date

Campfire Sing Along

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join Ranger Jeff around a cozy fire with hot Wassail!
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 9
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 11
10:00a
End Date

Abilene Trout Fest

Abilene, TX - Cal Young Park
Bring the family out for a free fishing event!
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
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
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 16
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
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
10:30a
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
11:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Join us to learn more about who's who in the park
Jan 18
11:00a
End Date

Buggin' Out!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Discover why these crawlies aren’t so creepy after all!
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
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
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 23
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Jan 25
8:30a
End Date

Coffee and Conversation with a Ranger

Colorado Bend State Park
Join a ranger for hot coffee and conversation.
Jan 25
10:00a
End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
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 25
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join the Amarillo Astronomy Club astronomers on a trip across the universe!
Jan 26
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
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 30
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
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
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!
Feb 1
2:00p
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.
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!
Feb 6
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 7
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

Bulverde, TX - Mammen Family Public Library
Join Ranger Holly at the library every month!
Feb 9
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Feb 13
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 14
2:00p
End Date

Symbiotic Sweeties

Hill Country State Natural Area
There are plenty of #RelationshipGoals in nature!
Feb 16
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Feb 20
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 22
11:00a
End Date

Trails, Cameras, Action!

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get your cameras ready and put your detective skills to the test!
Feb 23
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Feb 27
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Feb 29
11:00a
End Date

Tracking Table

Hill Country State Natural Area
Ready for a rousing game of Who Dung It?

March 2020

Mar 4
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Program - Branch Weaving

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us to make a branch loom!
Mar 5
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Mar 6
3:30p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program

Bulverde, TX - Mammen Family Public Library
Join Ranger Holly at the library every month!
Mar 7
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!
Mar 8
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Mar 12
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Mar 13
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Mar 15
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Mar 19
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Mar 22
9:00a
End Date

Honey Creek Sunday Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Join us to learn the about the cultural and natural history of Honey Creek.
Mar 26
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!

April 2020

Apr 2
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Apr 4
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!
Apr 9
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Apr 16
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
Apr 18
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Apr 23
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!
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?
Apr 30
2:00p
End Date

Bird Bingo

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you like Bingo? Well, how about birds? Come put your bird identification skills to the test with a Bird Bingo game!