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 2023

Jan 1 End Date

Self Guided Story Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Walk down a 1/3 mile trail while reading a children's book!
Jan 30
9:00p
End Date

Table Talk: Skins and Skulls

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

February 2023

Feb 2
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Feb 2
2:30p
End Date

Animal Adaptations

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the different animals you can find in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Feb 4
9:00a
End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Learn tips and tricks for fishing from the beach!
Feb 4
9:00a
End Date

Discovery Walk: Pineywoods Boardwalk Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk and discover the wonders of the forest!
Feb 4
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 4
10:00a
End Date

Mosasaurs vs Modern Monsters

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join Ranger Stahr at Closed Canyon to discover how mosasaurs were the T-Rex of the Cretaceous Seas!
Feb 4
10:00a
End Date

Who Were the Buffalo Soldiers

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Hear a story and play a game
Feb 4
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Connections to the past through cooking.
Feb 4
2:00p
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Feb 4
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Club

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Fun activities for our future Rangers!
Feb 4
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Feb 4
2:00p
End Date

Critters of East Texas

Lake Livingston State Park
Explore the diversity of local mammals and reptiles.
Feb 4
2:30p
End Date

Junior Rangers Academy

Palmetto State Park
Come join Ranger Samantha to earn your badge to become the next Junior Ranger!
Feb 4
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

Critters of the Big Bend

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Earn your Junior Ranger badge and learn about the critters that call Big Bend home!
Feb 5
1:00p
End Date

What's Going on with the Rio Grande?

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger at Hoodoos TH to learn how you can protect the Rio Grande!
Feb 5
1:00p
End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn to cast for plastic perch with a Ranger!
Feb 5
2:00p
End Date

Bingo Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come play Bingo and hike through nature!
Feb 5
2:00p
End Date

Leave No Trace

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Come and learn what Leave No Trace principles are all about and how you can apply them to your daily life!
Feb 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!
Feb 5
6:15p
End Date

Snow Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Experience the rising of February’s Snow Moon in this full moon hike.
Feb 7
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Fire

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Feb 8
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Fire

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Feb 9
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Feb 9
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Fire

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Feb 9
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool: Critters of East Texas

Lake Livingston State Park
Explore the diversity of local mammals and reptiles.
Feb 11
8:00a
End Date

Trick-a-Trout

Frisco, TX - Vial Lake at Warren Sports Complex
Get hooked on fishing at Frisco's annual Trick-a-Trout event!
Feb 11
9:00a
End Date

Sweetheart's Archery Shoot

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Is it your hearts desire to learn archery? Join us for a morning filled with archery.
Feb 11
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Kid Fish at Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill State Park
Come learn the basics of fishing at Cedar Hill State Park!
Feb 11
10:00a
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
Feb 11
11:00a
End Date

Art in the Park- Valentine's Edition

Guadalupe River State Park
Come enjoy the day at the park and create a nature-themed valentine craft to take home.
Feb 11
1:00p
End Date

We LOVE Nature Celebration!

Cleburne State Park
Is nature YOUR Valentine? Come join us and celebrate our LOVE for NATURE!
Feb 11
2:00p
End Date

"Lost" in the Forest

Tyler State Park
Explore the definitions of what it means to be "lost in the forest."
Feb 11
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
You can’t sit around and wait for somebody to say who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it - Faith Ringgold
Feb 11
3:00p
End Date

Fire is Living History

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration.
Feb 11
3:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Feb 11
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 12
11:00a
End Date

Orienteering 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a ranger to learn how to navigate the backcountry of Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Feb 12
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Feb 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!
Feb 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Feb 16
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Feb 16
2:30p
End Date

Animal Adaptations

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the different animals you can find in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Feb 17
10:30a
End Date

Reading with a Ranger: "The Thing About Bees" Storytime and Craft

Hill Country State Natural Area
Learn more about bees and their relatives while enjoying a story read by a ranger. Then, make a craft to take home.
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Outgoing Outdoors 101

Palmetto State Park
Wait, what are the leave no trace principles?
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Fun Fish 2023

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Bring your kids to the 20th Annual Trout Fishing Tournament (for children ages 2 through 12) at the Pair-A-Trees Pond.
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Dutch Oven Cooking - Mouthwatering meals made here! Reservations required to participate.
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for fishing!
Feb 18
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 18
10:00a
End Date

Storytime and Craft: Resident Birds

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for story time and a take-home craft.
Feb 18
10:30a
End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us as we read stories about the fascinating world around us and the animals that live here.
Feb 18
10:30a
End Date

Discovery Table: Animals of the Park

Palmetto State Park
Curious to find out what animals call this park home? Stop by this come and go event to make some amazing discoveries!
Feb 18
1:00p
End Date

Critters of the Big Bend

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Earn your Junior Ranger badge and learn about the critters that call Big Bend home!
Feb 18
1:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Dutch Oven Cooking - Mouthwatering meals made here! Reservations required to participate.
Feb 18
2:00p
End Date

Dino Detectives

Dinosaur Valley State Park
We've set up a fake campsite. Come investigate!
Feb 18
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Feb 18
2:30p
End Date

Backyard Bass: Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass!
Feb 18
2:30p
End Date

Outgoing Outdoors 101

Palmetto State Park
Do you know what makes camping s'more fun?
Feb 18
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 18
5:30p
End Date

Solar Viewing

South Llano River State Park
Come join us for solar viewing!
Feb 18
7:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Gaze at the stars and hunt for scorpions on a Copper Breaks night hike!
Feb 18
7:15p
End Date

Star Party

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Feb 19
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
You can’t sit around and wait for somebody to say who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it - Faith Ringgold
Feb 19
11:00a
End Date

Japanese Fish Printing

Guadalupe River State Park
Learn about Gyotaku and make your own fish print to take home.
Feb 19
1:00p
End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn to cast for plastic perch with a Ranger!
Feb 19
2:00p
End Date

Leave No Trace

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Come and learn what Leave No Trace principles are all about and how you can apply them to your daily life!
Feb 19
2:00p
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Feb 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!
Feb 20 End Date

StoryWalk® "The Golden Acorn"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails!
Feb 21
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Habitats

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Feb 23
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Feb 23
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool: Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Feb 23
7:15p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Feb 25
9:00a
End Date

Kid's Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing.
Feb 25
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Black History Month: Story-time with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Rangers as they read a children's book aloud that celebrates diversity and Black History.
Feb 25
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
Feb 25
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!
Feb 25
1:00p
End Date

Kid's Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing.
Feb 25
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls!

South Llano River State Park
Check out animal skins and furs found in the Hill Country.
Feb 25
2:00p
End Date

Crafting Clouds

Abilene State Park
Come learn about and create your own clouds!
Feb 25
2:00p
End Date

Leave No Trace Hike: Pineywoods Boardwalk Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn the 7 principles of leave no trace ethics with a Ranger!
Feb 25
3:00p
End Date

The Daytime Sky

Tyler State Park
Astronomy in the daytime!
Feb 25
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 25
6:00p
End Date

The Nighttime Sky

Tyler State Park
The Moon, planets, stars, and constellations.
Feb 26
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Feb 26
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Feb 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!

March 2023

Mar 4
9:00a
End Date

Introduction to Fishing Basics - Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas
Come learn the basics of fishing at this fun, FREE clinic!
Mar 4
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 4
10:00a
End Date

Photography 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Photography tips and tricks
Mar 4
2:00p
End Date

Outdoor Photography 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Ever wondered how to capture that amazing image? Find out a few tips and tricks for your next photography outing.
Mar 4
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Take Aim With Atlatls

Copper Breaks State Park
Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl and dart. Join a park ranger to learn about this ancient hunting tool.
Mar 4
6:30p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Mar 5
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Homeschool Class: Birds

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 7
6:45p
End Date

Worm Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Experience the rising of March’s Worm Moon in this full moon hike.
Mar 8
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Birds

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 9
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Birds

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Mar 9
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool: Fire is Living History

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration.
Mar 10
7:30p
End Date

Creatures of the Night - Night Prowl

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Nocturnal wanderings amoung the nocturnal.
Mar 11
9:00a
End Date

Pioneer and Settler Day!

Lake Livingston State Park
🎉 Join us for a frontier-themed day at the park. We will feature different programs starting at 9 am that cover how people lived and worked in the pioneer era.
Mar 11
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Archery 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!
Mar 11
10:00a
End Date

100 Years of State Parks Celebration

Resaca de la Palma State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks at Resaca de la Palma State Park!
Mar 11
1:30p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us during a come-and-go program that allows a great way to see and learn about park wildlife close up!
Mar 11
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 12
2:00p
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!
Mar 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!
Mar 13
10:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join a ranger and learn the basics of fishing!
Mar 15
9:00a
End Date

Celtaire String Band

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Try your hand at playing historic tunes!
Mar 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Mar 16
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn the basics of birding!
Mar 16
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn about the animal adaptations of the critters at Copper Breaks.
Mar 17
2:00p
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing. All ages and stages welcome.
Mar 17
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Gaze at the stars and hunt for scorpions on a Copper Breaks night hike!
Mar 17
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a guided ranger hike to explore the park at night!
Mar 18
9:00a
End Date

Luck of the Irish Archery Shoot

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Go for the gold! Try archery and learn a lifetime sport. **Registration is required, program limited to 12 participants.  More information given after registration.
Mar 18
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 18
12:00p
End Date

Fishing for Beginners at Little Elm Public Library

Little Elm, TX - Little Elm Public Library
Bring the whole family out for this FREE fishing clinic at Little Elm Public Library!
Mar 18
1:00p
End Date

Fishing Fest

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a fun learn-to-fish event at Lockhart State Park!
Mar 18
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Calling all artist! Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse
Mar 18
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 18
4:00p
End Date

Archery 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!
Mar 18
7:00p
End Date

🎉 Star Gazing Party

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Celebrate parks with retired National Park ranger Larry Smith as he guides you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts.
Mar 18
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a night under the stars to learn about the night sky!
Mar 19
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Every artist was first an amateur - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mar 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!
Mar 21
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Your 5 Senses

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Mar 23
7:15p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Mar 24
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a guided ranger hike to explore the park at night!
Mar 25
8:30a
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Cast iron cooking - cowboy classic! Reservations required to participate.
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Mar 25
1:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Dutch Oven Cooking - Mouthwatering meals made here! Reservations required to participate.
Mar 25
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

Homeschool - Discovery Walk: Pineywoods Boardwalk Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk and discover the wonders of the forest!

April 2023

Apr 1
9:00a
End Date

Palmetto State Park -100 Years, 100 Species

Palmetto State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks at Palmetto State Park by helping us identify 100 different species!
Apr 1
9:00a
End Date

Festival of the Fish

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
🎉 Here fishy, fishy, fish! We will have several come and go programs during this celebration of fish.
Apr 1
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Apr 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!
Apr 1
6:30p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Apr 2
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Apr 2
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Apr 4
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Reptiles

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Apr 5
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Reptiles

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

Homeschool Class: Reptiles

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

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Apr 9
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Apr 14
8:00p
End Date

Caddo Homecoming!

Caddo Lake State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and 30 years of good conservation with the Caddo Lake Institute. Walk into yesteryear at Caddo Lake State Park and try your hand at canoeing, fishing, games, art, and a sock hop! Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, visit an outreach table or local presentation, and grab a bite to eat!
Apr 15
9:00a
End Date

Bait and Boats

Martin Creek Lake State Park
🎉 Join us for an introduction to water-based recreation.
Apr 15
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

100 Years at South Llano River

South Llano River State Park
🎉 Texas State Parks is 100 years old!! Celebrate this milestone with us at South Llano River State Park.
Apr 15
10:00a
End Date

Annual Spring Wing Ding 🦋

Dinosaur Valley State Park
🎉 Join us as we celebrate everything migratory and with wings!
Apr 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!
Apr 16
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Apr 16
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Apr 18
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Insects

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Apr 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Apr 22
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

16th Annual Folk Festival at Mission Tejas!

Mission Tejas State Park
🎉 Kick back and take a trip back in time!
Apr 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!
Apr 23
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Apr 23
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Apr 29 End Date

Goose Island Extravaganza!

Goose Island State Park
🎉 Join us in the celebration of 100 years in Texas State Parks! Activities include fishing, archery, kayaking, a star party, demonstrations, food, and much, much more!
Apr 29
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

May 2023

May 6
8:00a
End Date

Learn To Fish

Leander, TX - Southwest Williamson County Regional Park
Come out to Southwest Williamson County Regional Park to learn fishing tips and tricks at this fun, FREE, family event!
May 6
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
May 7
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
May 13
9:00a
End Date

Lake Brownwood Bash

Lake Brownwood State Park
🎉 Join us for a day of fun, learning and celebration!
May 13
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
May 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!
May 14
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
May 14
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
May 17
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
May 20
9:00a
End Date

Blanco State Park Celebration

Blanco State Park
🎉 Join us for an array of interactive activities and information stations set up throughout the park.
May 20
9:00a
End Date

Lure'ing You in to Eisenhower State Park

Eisenhower State Park
🎉 Take a deep dive into fishing at our Everything Fish Expo!
May 20
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
May 21
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
May 27 End Date

Copper Breaks Day

Copper Breaks State Park
🎉 Come celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks at Copper Breaks!
May 27
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
May 27
1:00p
End Date

What's beneath the water at Caddo Lake?

Caddo Lake State Park
Who lives beneath the water? Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a park ranger to learn about the tiny critters that live in our lake!
May 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!
May 28
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
May 28
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

June 2023

Jun 3 End Date

Fishing 101!

Lake Livingston State Park
🎉 Join park rangers for a day full of programs designed to teach you all of the skills you need to start fishing!
Jun 3
10:00a
End Date

Annual LBJ Fishing Day

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate Free Fishing Day with us by fishing on the Pedernales River.
Jun 3
6:30p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

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

100-year Celebration Outdoor Community Day!

Cleburne State Park
🎉 Texas State Parks are turning 100! Join us for our 100-year celebration of Texas State Parks!
Jun 17
10:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas state parks and try out archery! **Registration is required. More information given after registration.
Jun 21
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

July 2023

Jul 1 End Date

Happy Birthday Caddo Lake State Park!

Caddo Lake State Park
Join us to celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and Caddo lake State Park's birthday! We will go on a celebratory birthday hike, followed by birthday cake! Throughout the day, enjoy several interpretive programs. **Instructions below!
Jul 1
6:30p
End Date

Star Party with the San Antonio Astronomical Association

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us for stargazing!
Jul 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Jul 22
9:00a
End Date

Kids Fish🎉

Bring the kids to the beach for a day of fishing and fun!

August 2023

Aug 5
9:00p
End Date

The Stars at Night

Caddo Lake State Park
The stars at night, are big and bright, (clap, clap, clap, clap) deep in the heart of Texas! Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks with a night sky viewing, led by a park ranger and their telescope!
Aug 16
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

September 2023

Sep 15
5:00p
End Date

Prairie Palooza: Palo Duro Canyon – Back to the Future

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
🎉 Celebrate Texas State Parks’ 100-year anniversary at Palo Duro Canyon State Park! This three-day event will chronical 100 years of our past and showcase 100 years of partnerships for the future!
Sep 17
10:00a
End Date

Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Plant wildflower seeds for future generations!
Sep 20
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Sep 23 End Date

Bentsen Outdoor Skills Showcase

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
🎉 An exciting day for fun, games, and getting to know the outdoors!

October 2023

Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

An "Un" Natural Halloween

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
🎉 Join us for An "Un" Natural Halloween! We will host morning and evening activities.
Oct 18
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Oct 20 End Date

Find Your Trail

Big Bend Ranch State Park
🎉 Embark on you next great adventure at Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Oct 21
10:00a
End Date

Hueco Tanks 29th Annual Community Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
🎉 It's time for our Annual Community Fair! Come on out for a fun weekend full of tours, presentations, demonstrations, rock climbing and much more!
Oct 21
7:00p
End Date

International Observe the Moon

Colorado Bend State Park
Enjoy a fall evening of observing the moon at first quarter phase. We will have telescopes available.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Hueco Tanks 29th Annual Community Fair

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
🎉 It's time for our Annual Community Fair! Come on out for a fun weekend full of tours, presentations, demonstrations, rock climbing and much more!
Oct 28
11:00a
End Date

The Trees at Caddo Lake

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

November 2023

Nov 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

December 2023

Dec 17
5:30p
End Date

54th Annual Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
🎉 Enjoy this special tradition started 54 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.
Dec 20
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!