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Snipe Hunt

8:00p to 10:30p
Sat, April 01, 2023
Lauren Hartwick
(512) 398-3479

Ever searched for Easter eggs after dark? It's fun for the whole family – and that’s no joke! Registration required.

Join us for our 10th annual Snipe Hunt at Lockhart State Park! In this program, “snipes” (decorated Easter eggs) will be hidden on park trails. Snipe eyes reflect the light of your flashlight, so join us after dark for the hunt! 

Example Snipe
Example Snipe

We will have two Snipe Hunt start times: 8:00pm and 8:30pm. Your group of 4-7 individuals will need to register for a start time in advance (call park HQ at 512-398-3479 during business hours to register). Before your start time, you will sign in with us at Park HQ and be assigned 1 color of snipes to “hunt." You will ONLY be allowed to pick up snipes of the color you're assigned! Recommended for ages 5+. Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Registration required. Please call park HQ at 512-398-3479 during business hours (8am-5pm daily) to register for this program. Folks must register in groups of 4-7 individuals. Please fill your group, as we want as many people to experience this event as possible. If you want to hunt with another group, please check in together to be assigned the same trailhead. If your plans change, please call and cancel so that we can give your spot to another family. We expect this event to fill up and have a waitlist.

PrepareSave time during check-in by paying your entry fees online in advance! Link here. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes, and bug repellent. Bring water, a flashlight, and a snipe container (Easter basket). Expect to hike at least 1 mile during this event. Please carpool and leave weapons and pets at home.

Meet: At the Park Headquarters Building. If you registered for the 8:00pm start time, please arrive BY 7:45pm (you must be early so that we can get your checked in by 8:00pm). If you registered for the 8:30pm start time, please arrive between 8:15-8:25pm.

Fees: Hunt is free with paid entry to the park. Regular park entrance fees are $3/adult, free for children 12 & under.

Volunteer: Too old to hunt for snipes? Click here to sign up to volunteer! It's a great way to stay involved and give back to the event, and volunteers get in for FREE!