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.

May 2022

May 20
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
May 20
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.
May 21
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
May 21
8:00a
End Date

Learn to Fish

Leander, TX - Southwest Williamson County Regional Park
Bring the family out to Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander for a FREE day of fishing and fun!
May 21
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn the basics of birding!
May 21
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Try archery and learn a lifetime sport.
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
10:00a
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!
May 21
10:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Projectiles ― Atlatl Show and Throw

Mission Tejas State Park
Heaps of history, poking holes in targets… what’s not to love?
May 21
10:00a
End Date

Critter Scene Investigations Walk

Tyler State Park
Put on your detective's hat!
May 21
10:00a
End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

McKinney Falls State Park
Join a park ranger to complete your Junior Ranger Activity Book, get sworn in, and receive your official Jr. Ranger badge!
May 21
10:00a
End Date

What is in the Water?

Village Creek State Park
Did you know that you can tell the quality of the water around you by the life found in it? Find out more about water during hands on activities where we will take a closer look at the critters that live in it. Meet at the canoe/kayak launch.
May 21
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.
May 21
11:00a
End Date

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
May 21
1:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
May 21
2:00p
End Date

Create Your Own Creature!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Create your own creature with the right adaptations to thrive in its habitat!
May 21
2:00p
End Date

Does This Stream Need a Doctor?

Tyler State Park
Amphibians and Insects as indicators
May 21
2:00p
End Date

Roving with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Stop our ranger as she roves around the park. Try to stump the ranger with your questions about the interpretive items she's carrying around.
May 21
2:00p
End Date

River Bugs!

South Llano River State Park
Join us as we discover what kind of insects live in the river!
May 21
2:00p
End Date

Tracks and Scat

Fort Boggy State Park
Learn to identify animals by what they leave behind.
May 21
3:00p
End Date

Track That

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Learn about the different signs of wildlife that can be found within the park!
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 21
7:00p
End Date

Bat Talk and Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join rangers for a bat talk followed by a night hike to explore wildlife after dark.
May 21
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
May 21
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Explore the park after dark!
May 21
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
May 22
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
May 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!
May 22
10:00a
End Date

Explore Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a leisurely half-mile walk along Dragonfly Trail
May 22
10:00a
End Date

Reading with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Come join us for a nature themed tour through literature!
May 22
11:00a
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!
May 22
2:00p
End Date

Nature Journaling 101

Pedernales Falls State Park
Learn how to become a Citizen Scientist in nature!
May 22
2:00p
End Date

Animal Detectives

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
A fun hike where kids will learn how to identify animal tracks.
May 22
2:30p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
May 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!
May 23
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
May 24
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
May 25
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
May 26
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
May 26
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
May 26
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
May 27
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
May 27
2:00p
End Date

Roaming Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
On Fridays, walk along our 2-mile concrete trail and find our roaming ranger. Take time to enjoy nature's beauty and ask questions throughout the trail.
May 27
3:00p
End Date

Cool Crafty Kids

Palmetto State Park
Feeling inspired by the outdoors? Let those creative ideas flow!
May 27
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight.
May 27
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Explore the park after dark!
May 27
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
May 28
1:30a
End Date

What's in This Water?

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explorers of all ages can join us to discover the wonders of water through scientific inquiry.
May 28
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

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

Fishing 101 for all ages

Learn all the basics of angling (fishing) and fish in the Blanco River--fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
May 28
10:00a
End Date

Fire Building 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Tips and tricks to building a campfire.
May 28
10:00a
End Date

Who were the Cedar Chopper's?

Colorado Bend State Park
What tools were used to chop cedars? Did the Cedar Choppers really live in tents? Was there really a railway that was used?
May 28
10:00a
End Date

Reading with the Ranger

Fort Boggy State Park
Did Charlie Roach fall from a tree, or was he pushed?
May 28
11:00a
End Date

Memorial Day Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a 2-mile nature hike on our concrete trail.
May 28
11:00a
End Date

Bingo Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come play Bingo and hike through nature!
May 28
11:00a
End Date

Kids Program and Crafts- "Never Kiss an Alligator"

Brazos Bend State Park
Learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
May 28
1:30p
End Date

Ranger Station: Skins & Skulls

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Ever wondered what bobcat fur felt like?
May 28
2:00p
End Date

Create Your Own Creature!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Create your own creature with the right adaptations to thrive in its habitat!
May 28
2:00p
End Date

Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
May 28
2:00p
End Date

Fire Building 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Tips and tricks to building a campfire.
May 28
2:00p
End Date

Dragonflies: An Ode to Odonata

Tyler State Park
Aerobatic hunters of the sky!
May 28
2:00p
End Date

The Trees at Caddo Lake: A Scavenger Hunt

Caddo Lake State Park
The trees at Caddo Lake State Park root humans and animals together! Walk along the Caddo forest trail for a tree ID scavenger hunt.
May 28
2:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
May 28
3:00p
End Date

Watercolors at the Lake

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Create your own nature-inspired souvenir
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!
May 28
4:00p
End Date

Archery 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!
May 28
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Explore the park after dark!
May 28
9:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
May 29
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
May 29
9:00a
End Date

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
May 29
9:00a
End Date

Junior Rangers in Training

Palmetto State Park
Come join Ranger Samantha to earn your badge and become a Junior Ranger!
May 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!
May 29
10:00a
End Date

Talk with a Master Naturalist

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Bluebirds!!
May 29
10:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn the basics of birding!
May 29
1:30p
End Date

Cool Crafty Kids

Palmetto State Park
Feeling inspired by the outdoors? Let those creative ideas flow!
May 29
2:00p
End Date

Animal Detectives

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
A fun hike where kids will learn how to identify animal tracks.
May 29
2:00p
End Date

Disc Golf with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Play a round of disc golf
May 29
2:30p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
May 29
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!
May 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!
May 29
4:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about the wildlife that lives in the park
May 30
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
May 30
11:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
May 31
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.

June 2022

Jun 1
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 2
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 2
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Jun 3
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 4
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 4
9:00a
End Date

Annual Mark Howell Memorial Fishing Rodeo

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Let's fish!
Jun 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!
Jun 4
10:00a
End Date

Outdoor Community Day!

Cleburne State Park
A day filled with all things outdoors! The entire community is invited to spend the day with us learning kayaking, archery, backyard bass, Dutch oven cooking, and much more! Fun for all ages! Entrance Fees are waived for the day!
Jun 4
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Jun 4
1:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Izzy for a talk about native wildlife and their adaptations that help them survive.
Jun 4
2:00p
End Date

Oh Deer

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Izzy as she talks about the six different deer we have in Texas.
Jun 4
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Jun 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!
Jun 4
8:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 8 p.m. To ensure that the telescopes are not toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3973 or email Rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov providing the number of adults and children attending and a phone number to contact if needed.
Jun 4
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
Jun 5
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 5
9:00a
End Date

Morning Hike with a Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join rangers for a morning hike around the park.
Jun 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!
Jun 5
11:00a
End Date

Snake Safety Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a quick hike to talk about snake species and safety!
Jun 5
2:30p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Jun 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!
Jun 6
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 7
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 8
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 9
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 9
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Jun 9
2:30p
End Date

Slimy Snails

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about our friends the snails and create some slime!
Jun 10
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 11
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 11
8:00a
End Date

Bird Outing

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists: Rolling Plains chapter to look for birds!
Jun 11
9:00a
End Date

Kid Fish Tournament

South Llano River State Park
Come on out and let’s go fishing!
Jun 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!
Jun 11
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Jun 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!
Jun 11
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
Jun 11
8:30p
End Date
Jun 12
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 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!
Jun 12
10:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come fish with park rangers!
Jun 12
1:30p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Jun 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!
Jun 13
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 13
11:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling 101

Pedernales Falls State Park
Learn how to become a Citizen Scientist in nature!
Jun 14
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 15
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 16
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 16
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Jun 17
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 18
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 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!
Jun 18
2:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Jun 18
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Jun 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!
Jun 18
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Jun 18
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
Jun 18
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Jun 19
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 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!
Jun 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!
Jun 20
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 21
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 22
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 23
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 23
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Jun 23
2:30p
End Date

Slimy Snails

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about our friends the snails and create some slime!
Jun 23
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Jun 24
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 25
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 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!
Jun 25
11:00a
End Date

Snake Safety Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a quick hike to talk about snake species and safety!
Jun 25
12:00p
End Date

Batty Buddies

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Izzy and learn about our batty friends of Texas.
Jun 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!
Jun 25
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
Jun 26
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 26
9:00a
End Date

Morning Hike with a Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join rangers for a morning hike through the state park.
Jun 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!
Jun 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!
Jun 27
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 28
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 29
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 30
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jun 30
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!

July 2022

Jul 1
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 2
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 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!
Jul 2
11:00a
End Date

4th of July Campground Parade! - 11:00 am

South Llano River State Park
Bring your dog, your bike, or yourself and join us on our 4th of July patriotic parade!
Jul 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!
Jul 2
8:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 8 p.m. To ensure that the telescopes are not toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3973 or email Rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov providing the number of adults and children attending and a phone number to contact if needed.
Jul 3
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 3
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jul 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!
Jul 4
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 5
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 6
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 6
10:00a
End Date

City of Deer Park Junior Angler

Deer Park, TX - Jimmy Burke Activity Center
Learn the the basics of fishing at this free event.
Jul 7
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 7
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Jul 8
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 9
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 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!
Jul 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!
Jul 9
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
Jul 9
8:30p
End Date
Jul 10
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jul 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!
Jul 11
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 12
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 13
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 14
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 14
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Jul 14
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.
Jul 15
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 16
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 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!
Jul 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!
Jul 16
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Jul 16
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
Jul 16
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Jul 17
8:00a
End Date

StoryWalk® "Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails.
Jul 17
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jul 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!
Jul 21
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Jul 23
9:00a
End Date

Kids Fish

Sea Rim State Park
Bring the kids to the beach for a day of fishing and fun!
Jul 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!
Jul 23
2:30p
End Date

Slimy Snails

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about our friends the snails and create some slime!
Jul 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!
Jul 23
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
Jul 24
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jul 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!
Jul 28
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Jul 28
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.
Jul 28
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

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

Night Hike *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Come experience the trails at night!
Jul 31
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

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

Track Talk

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

August 2022

Aug 4
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Aug 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!
Aug 6
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Aug 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!
Aug 6
8:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 8 p.m. To ensure that the telescopes are not toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3973 or email Rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov providing the number of adults and children attending and a phone number to contact if needed.
Aug 6
8:30p
End Date
Aug 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!
Aug 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!
Aug 11
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Aug 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!
Aug 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!
Aug 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!
Aug 14
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.
Aug 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!
Aug 18
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Aug 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!
Aug 20
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Aug 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!
Aug 20
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Aug 20
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Aug 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!
Aug 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!
Aug 25
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Aug 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!
Aug 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!
Aug 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!
Aug 28
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.
Aug 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!

September 2022

Sep 3
8:30p
End Date
Sep 10
8:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 8 p.m. To ensure that the telescopes are not toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3973 or email Rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov providing the number of adults and children attending and a phone number to contact if needed.
Sep 17
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Sep 17
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

October 2022

Oct 1
8:30p
End Date
Oct 15
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

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

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Oct 29
5:00p
End Date

Trunk or Treat

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for an evening of family-friendly trick-or-treating and fun!
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 8 p.m. To ensure that the telescopes are not toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3973 or email Rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov providing the number of adults and children attending and a phone number to contact if needed.

November 2022

Nov 5
7:00p
End Date

Star Gazing and don't forget the Moon

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired National Park range Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 7 pm. To ensure the telescopes are not at risk of being toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3793 or send an email with your name, phone number and total adults and children attending to rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.tx.gov
Nov 5
8:30p
End Date
Nov 19
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Nov 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Nov 24
10:30a
End Date

5th Annual Turkey Trot 5K/1mile fun run

South Llano River State Park
Come earn those Thanksgiving calories !

December 2022

Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Come enjoy some Christmas Cheer!
Dec 17
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

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

Star Party

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