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.

December 2022

Dec 9 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 9 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 9
1:00p
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.
Dec 9
1:00p
End Date

Painting in the Park

Atlanta State Park
Relax and hone your observation skills as you paint in nature. We will provide the painting supplies… you provide the creativity!
Dec 9
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Christmastime in the forest.
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with a drive-through lights display!
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2022

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 11th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 9
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park - A Drive Through Experience

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and kick off the holiday season with a visit to Cooper Lake State Park. Join us for a beautiful view as you drive through nature and decorated campsites!
Dec 9
6:30p
End Date

Holiday Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a Ranger to take a guided hike down our lighted holiday trail! Rangers will also read a holiday themed children's book.
Dec 10 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 10 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 10
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to learn how to shoot? Ages 10+ welcome! (Adults, that included you too!)
Dec 10
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Dec 10
9:00a
End Date

Pancakes with Santa!

Cleburne State Park
Come have a pancake breakfast with Santa and make pinecone bird feeders!
Dec 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!
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Christmas Crafts

Palmetto State Park
Nothing is more inspiring that nature, so join us to make nature inspired Christmas Crafts!
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Master Naturalist - Walk and a Talk

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Riddle me this, riddle me that, is that a Master Naturalist?
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Cowboys and Cottonwoods

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn how water helps cottonwood trees survive, and how water helped the cattle industry thrive, even in a hostile environment.
Dec 10
10:00a
End Date

Candle Making

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
See how mission inhabitants kept the "lights" on with candle making!
Dec 10
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.
Dec 10
11:00a
End Date

Fire is Living History

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration.
Dec 10
1:30p
End Date

Backyard Bass

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Test your casting skills or learn how to cast.
Dec 10
1:30p
End Date

Roving with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur 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.
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Michael on a Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike.
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Primitive Fire, History in Action

Mission Tejas State Park
Where there’s smoke there’s fire? If only that were true!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Holidays for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Join the elves in Santa’s workshop by making bird feeders for our feathered friends!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Dino Detectives

Dinosaur Valley State Park
We've set up a fake campsite. Come investigate!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Pioneer Kids Christmas

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Join us for an old-fashioned, kid-friendly Christmas!
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Dec 10
2:30p
End Date

Outgoing Outdoors 101

Palmetto State Park
Join us to learn something useful, new, or old about the great outdoors in order to become a better steward.
Dec 10
3:00p
End Date

Decorate a Bird Feeder

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Birds + Crafts = Happiness
Dec 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!
Dec 10
5:00p
End Date

A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted Drive-thru

Tyler State Park
Christmastime in the forest.
Dec 10
5:00p
End Date

Hot Cocoa with Santa!

Join us for a special evening of Christmas themed activities for the entire family!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Holiday at the Lake

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with a drive-through lights display!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park 2022

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Join us for the 11th Annual Christmas in the Park!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park - A Drive Through Experience

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and kick off the holiday season with a visit to Cooper Lake State Park. Join us for a beautiful view as you drive through nature and decorated campsites!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Holiday Light Drive-Thru

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Check out our camper's holiday spirit by taking a drive by lighted campsites and park buildings!
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Holly-Days in the Park

San Angelo State Park
Help us celebrate the season by joining us for a drive-thru tour of lights and optional pictures with Santa and Smokey Bear in the park.
Dec 10
6:00p
End Date

Fa La La in the Forest

Abilene State Park
Come see the Christmas light show at Abilene State Park!
Dec 10
8:00p
End Date

** CANCELED** Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Dec 11 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 11 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Dec 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!
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get up close and personal with some of the animals of Goliad State Park by looking at, and feeling, their fur, talons, and teeth!
Dec 11
10:00a
End Date

Rain Deer

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Doe, a deer, a rain deer painting. Join us for a morning of creative watercolor painting.
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Archery 101 *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow!
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Wildlife Discovery

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn from a ranger about the different wild animals at the park and how to be safe around them!
Dec 11
2:00p
End Date

Firebuilding 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn different ways to build a campfire!
Dec 11
2:30p
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
Dec 11
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.
Dec 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!
Dec 12 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 12 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 13 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 13 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 14 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 14 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 14
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 15 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 15 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 15
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 15
2:00p
End Date

Native Plant Walk

Goose Island State Park
What plants grow in Goose Island State Park? Join us to find out!
Dec 15
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 16 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 16 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 16
2:00p
End Date

Deer Discovery & Craft Table

Hill Country State Natural Area
Get an up-close look at different deer antlers, feel real deer fur, and ask a ranger your questions.
Dec 16
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 16
6:30p
End Date

Holiday Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a Ranger to take a guided hike down our lighted holiday trail! Rangers will also read a holiday themed children's book.
Dec 17 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 17 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to learn how to shoot? Ages 10+ welcome! (Adults, that included you too!)
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Earn a junior ranger badge while learning about history, wildlife, and safety.
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

A Lost Pines CCC Christmas

Bastrop State Park
Celebrate Christmas in the Lost Pines with a morning full of holly jolly good times in the park for the whole family!
Dec 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!
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Homemade Ornament Workshop

Davis Mountains State Park
Come have some holiday fun making ornaments.
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Building Up and Tearing Down

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about who built Palo Duro Canyon State Park and how erosion continues to break down the canyon down in this short, riverside stroll.
Dec 17
10:00a
End Date

Corn Husk Doll Ornaments

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Make a tree ornament or doll using corn husks and creativity!
Dec 17
11:00a
End Date

Wrap Your Own Holiday Wreath

Mission Tejas State Park
Deck the halls with some natural East Texas charm!
Dec 17
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Night Tree!

Brazos Bend State Park
Come join us for a story about giving back to nature and make your own craft.
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Valley 🎄

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us and Toys For Tots for a holly jolly Christmas in the Valley!
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

Lockhart State Park Taffy Pull

Lockhart State Park
Learn how to make a sweet holiday treat!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Michael on a Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike.
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Hike

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Grab your sense of adventure and learn how you can become an official junior ranger!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Antlers and More !

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger as we look at antlers and explore the differences between them.
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Gems of the Universe

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
The Geminids Meteor shower when and where to see them!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Sssslithering Snakes

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
A feature of our favorite reptile.
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

A Very Marshy Christmas

Sea Rim State Park
Watch Santa and Mrs. Claus ride in to Sea Rim State Park on an airboat and join them for hot cocoa, Christmas crafts, and photo opportunities!
Dec 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!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Start a new tradition with us by driving through the park lit up like Santa Land Wednesday through Saturday! You'll get to meet Santa himself on Friday and Saturday!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Christmas in the Park

Goose Island State Park
See the park in lights, enjoy holiday activities, and CAMP FOR FREE when you decorate your campsite!
Dec 17
6:30p
End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
I wish I may, I wish I might, wish upon a star tonight!
Dec 18 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 18 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 18
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Dec 18
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Dec 18
9:30a
End Date

Painting for Beginners

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Paint "happy little accidents" with a ranger and take home your own piece of nature!
Dec 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!
Dec 18
12:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Dec 18
1:00p
End Date

Critters of the Big Bend

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Earn your Junior Ranger badge and learn about the critters that call Big Bend home!
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Archery 101 *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow!
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Wildlife Discovery

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn from a ranger about the different wild animals at the park and how to be safe around them!
Dec 18
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Dec 18
2:30p
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
Dec 18
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!
Dec 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!
Dec 19 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 19 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 20 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 20 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 20
10:00a
End Date

Preschool in the Park: Birds

Lockhart State Park
Come explore, create, and sing with us as we learn about our amazing environment!
Dec 20
10:00a
End Date

A Slice of Palo Duro Pie

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Dec 20
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 21 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 21 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Holidays for the Birds

Lockhart State Park
Join the elves in Santa’s workshop by making bird feeders for our feathered friends!
Dec 21
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about who’s who in Palo Duro and how carnivores hunt their prey.
Dec 21
11:30a
End Date

Bison Grocery Store

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the bison who once roamed Palo Duro Canyon and their many uses to the Comanche People.
Dec 21
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 22 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 22 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 22
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 22
10:00a
End Date

Hike with the Pioneers of Palo Duro

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the different pioneers through time who first saw Palo Duro’s walls on this hike.
Dec 22
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 22
2:00p
End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Galveston Island State Park
Take a break from the hustle and bustle to listen to a nature-themed story read by a ranger.
Dec 22
2:30p
End Date

Horses in History & Ornament Craft

Hill Country State Natural Area
Learn how horses played important roles in the lives of vaqueros, native people, ranchers, and more. Then, play a round of horseshoes and paint a horse ornament to take with you.
Dec 23 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 23 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 23
10:00a
End Date

Christmas with the Claws

Galveston Island State Park
No, we didn't misspell Claus.
Dec 23
10:00a
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 23
3:00p
End Date

Big Tree Ornament Making

Goose Island State Park
Create a unique souvenir ornament using a piece of Big Tree!
Dec 23
4:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join Ranger Regina around the campfire to talk about our upcoming events and adventures to be had!
Dec 23
6:00p
End Date

Smores over a Campfire

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come learn about smores while enjoying a s'more.
Dec 23
6:30p
End Date

Holiday Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a Ranger to take a guided hike down our lighted holiday trail! Rangers will also read a holiday themed children's book.
Dec 24 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 24 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 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!
Dec 24
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for All Ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing) and fish in the Blanco River--fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Dec 24
10:00a
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 24
10:00a
End Date

Santa Claus is Coming...

Colorado Bend State Park
Santa Claus is coming to the park! Have your Christmas list ready.
Dec 24
11:00a
End Date

Firebuilding 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn different ways to build a campfire!
Dec 24
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Night Tree!

Brazos Bend State Park
Come join us for a story about giving back to nature and make your own craft.
Dec 24
1:00p
End Date

Reading with Santa

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Santa as he reads "The Night Before Christmas" for Christmas Eve.
Dec 24
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Michael on a Junior Ranger Outdoor Hike.
Dec 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!
Dec 24
4:00p
End Date

Park Reading Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Come listen to Ranger Jamie read a different story every month and then participate in a fun crafts activity!
Dec 24
7:00p
End Date

Self-guided Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Ursids meteor shower
Dec 24
7:00p
End Date

Self-guided Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Ursids meteor shower
Dec 25 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 25 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 26 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 26 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 26
10:00a
End Date

A Slice of Palo Duro Pie

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Dec 26
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 27 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 27 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 27
10:00a
End Date

Hike with the Pioneers of Palo Duro

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the different pioneers through time who first saw Palo Duro’s walls on this hike.
Dec 27
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 28 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 28 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 28
10:00a
End Date

Bison Grocery Store

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the bison who once roamed Palo Duro Canyon and their many uses to the Comanche People.
Dec 28
11:30a
End Date

Skins and Skulls May Break my Bones

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about who’s who in Palo Duro and how carnivores hunt their prey.
Dec 28
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Enjoy a guided drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Dec 29 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 29 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 29
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Dec 30 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 30 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 30
2:00p
End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Galveston Island State Park
Are you a 6- to 12-year old who loves nature and the outdoors? Become a Junior Ranger!
Dec 30
5:00p
End Date

Night Hike Safety Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Join our rangers for a quick stroll to discuss hiking at night and being safe while hiking after dark.
Dec 31 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 31 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Dec 31
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to learn how to shoot? Ages 10+ welcome! (Adults, that included you too!)
Dec 31
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Dec 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!
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Pups in the Park

Galveston Island State Park
A pawsome time for the ultimutt dog lovers
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls!

South Llano River State Park
Check out animal skins and furs found in the Hill Country.
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Fishing 101 for All Ages

Blanco State Park
Learn all the basics of angling (fishing) and fish in the Blanco River--fishing license is not required. Instructions and all equipment are provided.
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

New Year's Eve Day Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
Hike part of the Spicewood Canyon Trail.
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Geocaching 101

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Become a modern-day treasure hunter!
Dec 31
10:00a
End Date

Origins of Hot Chocolate

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
A favorite winter drink has a surprising history! Learn how hot chocolate evolved from a cold and bitter drink into the sweet treat we enjoy today.
Dec 31
11:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
What can we learn about wildlife from what they leave behind?
Dec 31
1:00p
End Date

Nature Journaling

Buescher State Park
Nature journaling can be a special way to preserve unique memories from your camping / hiking / outdoor adventures!
Dec 31
2:00p
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Dec 31
2:00p
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.
Dec 31
2:00p
End Date

Little Rangers: Bird Beak Buffet

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
How do they eat seeds, fish, or even dead animals without hands??
Dec 31
2:30p
End Date

Outgoing Outdoors 101

Palmetto State Park
Join us to learn something useful, new, or old about the great outdoors in order to become a better steward.
Dec 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!
Dec 31
4:00p
End Date

New Year's Eve Campfire Fun!

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Enjoy your last day of 2022 with some fun around the campfire!
Dec 31
10:00p
End Date

Black Light Hike & Scavenger Hunt at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2-mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black light! Continue the New Year's fun with a "Riddle-Me-This" scavenger hunt by moonlight. Can you answer the riddles to ring in the New Year?
Dec 31
11:00p
End Date

First Day Campfire and First Day Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel around a campfire to celebrate New Year's. We might get a chance to see some local fireworks displays! We will take a short "First Day" night hike after the campfire.
Dec 31
11:30p
End Date

First Day Hike - Midnight

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ring in the New Year right with a First Day Hike on the Kiowa Trail!

January 2023

Jan 1 End Date

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt

Buescher State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Jan 1 End Date

Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt

Bastrop State Park
Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to get to the hidden cache! Write your name in the journal and share your favorite part of the journey!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Self-guided Hike, Bike and/or Ride!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Self-guided Hike and or Bike!

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike – Self-Guided

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ring in the New Year right with a First Day Hike! Take a photo of yourself or a feature on our trails on Jan. 1 and get a First Day Hike sticker!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: 100 Years in the Making

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us on our First Day Hike and help celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Move Like an Animal

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with our self-guided hike!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Buescher State Park
Start 2023 off on the right foot by strapping on your hiking boots and going on a self guided First Day Hike in Buescher State Park!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

Self-Guided First Day Hike

Goose Island State Park
Ring in 2023 with a self-guided one-mile hike on the Turks Cap Trail. Swing by headquarters for trail information and supplemental guides.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Hikes

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spend the first day of 2023 exploring our trails at your own pace.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2023!

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to kick off the new year on an outdoor adventure? We'll meet at 75 Acre Lake to view the birds and take a walk!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - 2023

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Ring in the NEW year on this OLD trail.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

T.R.Y.athlon! First Day Hikes

Tyler State Park
🎉 Put the "TRY" in your New Year's Resolution!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Catfish Point Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks! Bring in the new year with a hike at Caddo Lake State Park. The hike is self-guided and at your own pace! Once you finish, stop by the trailhead to grab your First Day Hike sticker, while supplies last!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2023

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start off the New Year with a hike in the park!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
New Year, new you... same old rangers!
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Hike

Colorado Bend State Park
It's Texas State Park's 100-Year Celebration! Start your New Year off with a fun-filled hike.
Jan 1
12:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: Catfish Point Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

Late Risers First Day Hike

Abilene State Park
A First Day Hike for those who want to sleep in.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike!

Atlanta State Park
Start 2023 with a peaceful First-Day Hike and enjoy the natural beauty of Atlanta State Park’s Hickory Hollow Nature Trail.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: North Onion Creek Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Scavenger Hunt

Lake Whitney State Park
Join us at the Two Bridges Trail anytime between 1 and 3 pm. to start your scavenger hunt. Enjoy an easy one-mile trail as you search high and low for three hidden posters that celebrate the New Year!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: Longhorn Trail

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the beginning of 2023 in the great outdoors!
Jan 1
3:00p
End Date

Afternoon First Day Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Start off 2023 with an afternoon in nature!
Jan 1
5:00p
End Date

First Day Hike – Sunset

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ring in the New Year right with a First Day Hike! Join our rangers for a brisk, evening hike on the CCC and Triassic Trails right as the sun sets over the rim of the canyon!
Jan 3
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Jan 4
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Jan 5
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Jan 5
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Orienteering

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Jan 5
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Jan 7
9:00a
End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Learn tips and tricks for fishing from the beach!
Jan 7
9:00a
End Date

Trout Kids Derby - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
🎉 Help us celebrate 100 years of fishing in Texas State Parks at our annual Trout Kids Derby!
Jan 8
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.
Jan 12
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Jan 14
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Adventures Fishing Derby

Mesquite, TX - Samuell Farm
Come learn the basics of fishing and bag the big one at this fun, FREE family event!
Jan 15
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!
Jan 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!
Jan 19
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Jan 19
6:45p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Jan 22
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.
Jan 26
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Jan 28
9:00a
End Date

Kid Fish

Fort Parker State Park
Fish for rainbow trout at Lake Springfield!
Jan 28
9:00a
End Date

Kid Fish 2023

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
🎉 Join us for a day of fishing fun!
Jan 28
10:00a
End Date

33rd Annual Kid's Fishing Day

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
🎉 Join us for the 33rd Annual Kid's Fishing Day!
Jan 29
1:00p
End Date

Kid Fish

Fort Parker State Park
Fish for rainbow trout at Lake Springfield!
Jan 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!

February 2023

Feb 2
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/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 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 Fall/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 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 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 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 Fall/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 23
10:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday this Fall/Winter for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view!
Feb 23
6:45p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
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!

March 2023

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 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 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

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 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 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.

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 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 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

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
11:00a
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 and a sock hop! Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, enjoy live music, and grab a bite to eat.
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

16th Annual Folk Festival at Mission Tejas!

Mission Tejas State Park
🎉 Kick back and take a trip back in time!
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!

May 2023

May 13
9:00a
End Date

Lake Brownwood Bash

Lake Brownwood State Park
🎉 Join us for a day of fun, learning and celebration!
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 27 End Date

Copper Breaks Day

Copper Breaks State Park
🎉 Come celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks at Copper Breaks!
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!

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 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 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!

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 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
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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
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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
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Reading Ranger

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