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.

January 2021

Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® Project: "Out on the Prairie"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take a self-guided, interactive hike through our Prairie Trail. Follow through “Out on the Prairie” by Donna Bateman while learning more about our prairie wildlife.
Jan 23 End Date

Trout Fishing Photo Contest! - EXTENDED!

Guadalupe River State Park
Show off your best trout fishing photo for a chance to win a prize!
Jan 24 End Date

Trout Fishing Photo Contest! - EXTENDED!

Guadalupe River State Park
Show off your best trout fishing photo for a chance to win a prize!
Jan 24
9:00a
End Date

Book Reading: Over on a Mountain, Somewhere in the World

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel and Junior Ranger Kaylee for a children's book reading!
Jan 25 End Date

Trout Fishing Photo Contest! - EXTENDED!

Guadalupe River State Park
Show off your best trout fishing photo for a chance to win a prize!
Jan 28
8:00a
End Date

Virtual Kid Fish 2021

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Watch fun and educational videos to receive a free fishing rod at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Jan 28
6:00p
End Date

National Lego Day Challenge!

Lake Livingston State Park
Jan 28 is National Lego Day! Join Ranger Joel and Junior Ranger Kaylee for a lego challenge!

February 2021

Feb 10
4:00p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program - Online!!

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for our online Young Naturalists program!
Feb 20
9:00a
End Date

Fun Fish 2021

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Bring your kids to the 19th Annual Trout Fishing Tournament (for children ages 2 through 12) at the Pair-A-Trees Pond.
Feb 27 End Date

4th Annual Kid Fish Day

Fort Boggy State Park
Set your hook into a fun day at Fort Boggy State Park!
Feb 27
10:00a
End Date

Planting Event

South Llano River State Park
Help us plant grass seed !
Feb 27
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.

March 2021

Mar 6
9:30a
End Date

Bastrop State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

Bastrop State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Mar 10
4:00p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program - Online!!

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for our online Young Naturalists program!
Mar 13
9:00a
End Date

Sheldon Lake State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Mar 13
9:30a
End Date

Lockhart State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Mar 13
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.
Mar 20
9:30a
End Date

Palmetto State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Mar 20
9:30a
End Date

Lake Livingston State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Lake Livingston State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Mar 27
9:00a
End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Mar 27
9:30a
End Date

Lake Corpus Christi State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Mar 27
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.

April 2021

Apr 3
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.
Apr 10
9:00a
End Date

Galveston Island State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Galveston Island State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Apr 10
9:30a
End Date

Pedernales Falls State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Apr 14
4:00p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program - Online!!

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for our online Young Naturalists program!
Apr 17
9:00a
End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Region (Registration Open)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Apr 17
9:30a
End Date

Inks Lake State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Apr 24
9:30a
End Date

McKinney Falls State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Apr 24
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.

May 2021

May 1
9:00a
End Date

Martin Dies Jr State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston TX (Registration Open)

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
May 1
9:30a
End Date

McKinney Falls State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

McKinney Falls State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
May 8
9:30a
End Date

Garner State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

Garner State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
May 8
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.
May 12
4:00p
End Date

Young Naturalists Children's Program - Online!!

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for our online Young Naturalists program!
May 15
9:30a
End Date

Garner State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

Garner State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
May 22
9:30a
End Date

Guadalupe River State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Central Texas (Registration Open)

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.

June 2021

Jun 5
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.
Jun 12
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.
Jun 19
9:00a
End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Region (Registration Open)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.

July 2021

Jul 3
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.
Jul 24
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.

August 2021

Aug 7
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.
Aug 14
7:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps and a laser pointer. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. The 45 minute program will be offered at 7, 8 and 9 pm. Please call or email to add your group to a time slot.