Calendar of Events

Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

March 2015

Mar 27 End Date

Purtis Creek State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Purtis Creek State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Mar 27 End Date

Night Hike!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger to discover what goes bump in the night.
Mar 27 End Date

Sunset Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come for a hike at the end of the day, and watch the sun set over the lake!
Mar 27 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus

Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs! *Start time is at 8 p.m.*
Mar 28 End Date

Get To Know Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the Caddo Forest Trail, and see the "other side" of Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 28 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt at Mother Neff

Mother Neff State Park
Easter egg hunt at Mother Neff State Park for children 10 and under with activities, arts, and crafts for all ages.
Mar 28 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Mar 28 End Date

Geocaching 101

Cedar Hill State Park
Go on a high-tech treasure hunt!
Mar 28 End Date

Tree Talk Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a hike to learn about local trees.
Mar 28 End Date

Art in the Park: Art is for the Birds!

Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds!
Mar 28 End Date

Junior Ranger Activities

Cedar Hill State Park
Earn bragging rights at Cedar Hill State Park!
Mar 28 End Date

Junior Rangers: Ranger Danger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Ranger Danger has some safety tips!
Mar 28 End Date

Orienteering / Compass Skills

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to navigate using a map and compass. Reservations are required. Call (903) 945-5256.
Mar 28 End Date

What's a Paddlefish?

Caddo Lake State Park
Come learn about the ancient paddlefish, a mysterious resident of Caddo Lake who existed before the dinosaurs!
Mar 28 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Mar 28 End Date

Penn Farm Tour

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about life on a pioneer farm!
Mar 28 End Date

Nature Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a walk back in time
Mar 28 End Date

Life as a Three-C's Boy

Caddo Lake State Park
Find out how young men trying to survive the Great Depression built over 800 state parks - including Caddo Lake State Park!
Mar 28 End Date

Butter Churning

Cedar Hill State Park
Butter made the old fashioned way!
Mar 28 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by the moonlight.
Mar 28 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Mar 30 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

April 2015

Apr 3 End Date

Bird-watching in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 3 End Date

Easter Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Hop on down to the Easter Celebration at Martin Creek Lake State Park.
Apr 3 End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Bring a spoon and plate to sample some dessert!
Apr 4 End Date

Dog's Day at the Park

San Angelo State Park
Join us for the 10th annual wiener dog races, any breed small dog races.
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Hop on over to the Easter Celebration at Martin Creek Lake State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Little Habitat on the Prairie

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Animals and plants of the prairie.
Apr 4 End Date

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to Geocache! It's an adventure waiting to happen! Call the park office to reserve your spot.
Apr 4 End Date

Zumba in the park!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch the gym and come exercise outside!
Apr 4 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Easter Egg Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come out for our annual Easter egg hunt.
Apr 4 End Date

Photography Workshop

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn the basics or pick up a few new tricks.
Apr 4 End Date

Easter themed Geocaching 101

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn about geocaching, with a fun Easter-theme!
Apr 4 End Date

Hike the Prairie

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Art in the Park - Birds

Purtis Creek State Park
Learn about bird habitat, traits and species that live in the park through instruction and arts and crafts projects.
Apr 4 End Date

Name That Bird Game

Purtis Creek State Park
Join park staff and volunteers for an enjoyable game to increase your bird identification skills.
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
View the canyons underneath a beautiful full moon.
Apr 4 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike under the light of the full moon
Apr 5 End Date

Eggstraordinary Eggstravaganza

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 10 End Date

Living History Days

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Living history days focused on the late 1800s.
Apr 10 End Date

The good, the bat and the ugly

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for a program all about bats!
Apr 11 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
Apr 11 End Date

Flying Feathered Friends

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all levels of bird watchers!
Apr 11 End Date

Bird-Watching

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
Apr 11 End Date

Living History Days

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Living history days focused on the late 1800s.
Apr 11 End Date

Wildflower Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for a guided wildflower hike
Apr 11 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 11 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a walk in the canyons with us.
Apr 11 End Date

Don't Mess With Texas TRASH OFF

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Help keep Texas lakes and public lands clean.
Apr 11 End Date

Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to cook the ol' fashion way using the camp dutch oven. Bring a bowl and spoon to get a sample of Lip Smackin' Good Eatin' camp cookin'!
Apr 11 End Date

Ashe Juniper Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 11 End Date

Backyard Birding

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Basic backyard Birding
Apr 11 End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
Apr 11 End Date

Movie Night

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Enjoy a movie in the park.
Apr 15 End Date

Ladies Only Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Apr 17 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Filling Fast!)

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Apr 17 End Date

Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Explore the park after dark!
Apr 18 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Apr 18 End Date

Lost Pines Adventure Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a short hike to learn about our local flora and fauna.
Apr 18 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 18 End Date

"What's Growing Out There?" Walk

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Apr 18 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for a walk in the canyons.
Apr 18 End Date

All About That Bass

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
We're talking fish here folks!
Apr 18 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn about planets, stars, our moon, telescopes, and other tools to help you view the night sky. Make a sky-wheel to help you locate constellations. Then attend the Stargazing party that evening and enjoy the view!
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Hike Beaver Slide Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Join us for a hike along the Beaver Slide Trail to figure out what makes it so special.
Apr 18 End Date

Nature Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike back in time
Apr 18 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Let's explore the vast expanse of the night sky together. Telescopes will be on-site or bring your own.
Apr 18 End Date

Night Hike Wolfpen Trail

Purtis Creek State Park
Nighttime hike through the forest learning about nocturnal traits and tools to help us adapt after dark.
Apr 18 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Apr 19 End Date

Snakes Alive!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a slitherin' good time.
Apr 24 End Date

Friday Night Frog Talk

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Find out who's croaking at your pond!
Apr 25 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
Apr 25 End Date

Antique Tractor Show

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Apr 25 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Geocaching 101

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Apr 25 End Date

Knot on my Watch

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Survival knot tying.
Apr 25 End Date

Arts and Crafts

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Arts and Nature
Apr 25 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope.
Apr 26 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

May 2015

May 1 End Date

Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Ft Worth Area | (Open)

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
May 2 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 2 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
May 2 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 2 End Date

Wildflower Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 2 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
May 8 End Date

19th Annual Open House/Outdoor Education

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for numerous activities and programs: Kid Fish Tank, Archery Intro, Angler Ed, Buffalo Soldiers, Wildland Firefighting, Texas Wildlife, Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas State Parks, Venomous Snakes in Texas, and more.
May 9 End Date

Hike With a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
May 9 End Date

19th Annual Open House/Outdoor Education

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for numerous activities and programs: Kid Fish Tank, Archery Intro, Angler Ed, Buffalo Soldiers, Wildland Firefighting, Texas Wildlife, Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas State Parks, Venomous Snakes in Texas, and more.
May 9 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing
May 9 End Date

Wildflower Bicycle Tour

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Texas is known for her wildflowers. Come see the wildflowers of the Cross Timbers of Texas.
May 9 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 15 End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking Event | Ft Worth Area | (FULL Waitlist Forming!)

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
May 16 End Date

Lost Pines Adventure Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a short hike to learn about our local flora and fauna.
May 16 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 16 End Date

Night Sounds

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
May 23 End Date

5th Annual Frontier Days

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Buffalo Soldiers, early area ranching, pioneer women, Native American life, and much more!
May 23 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 23 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
May 30 End Date

Kid’s Wilderness Survival

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
May 30 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
May 30 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
May 31 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

June 2015

Jun 6 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 6 End Date

Project WILD

Dallas - Dallas Zoo
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 6 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 10 End Date

Aquatic WILD

Denton - Elm Fork Education Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Jun 13 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jun 19 End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Jun 20 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jun 20 End Date

Lost Pines Adventure Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a short hike to learn about our local flora and fauna.
Jun 27 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Jun 27 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
Jun 28 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

July 2015

Jul 4 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 11 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Jul 11 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 18 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Jul 25 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Jul 25 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
Jul 26 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

August 2015

Aug 1 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 8 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 15 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 22 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Aug 29 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Aug 29 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by the moonlight.
Aug 30 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

September 2015

Sep 5 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 18 End Date

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking | Dallas Area | (Open)

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Sep 19 End Date

Go Fish! Texoma on the Fly - Learn to Fly Fish

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fly fishing!
Sep 26 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Sep 26 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
Sep 27 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

October 2015

Oct 3 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 10 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Cedar Hill State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Eisenhower State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 17 End Date

Tyler State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | (Open)

Tyler State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 17 End Date

The Monarch Butterfly

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 24 End Date

Cedar Hill State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Harvest Days Event! | Dallas Area | (Open)

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 24 End Date

Kayak Basics Class

Purtis Creek State Park
Instructional and hands-on training program to learn proper safety, functionality and paddling of kayaks.
Oct 24 End Date

Moonlight Paddling Tour

Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along on a guided tour of the coves and stumps of Purtis Creek Lake by moonlight.
Oct 25 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

November 2015

Nov 14 End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Dutch Oven Cooking | Ft Worth Area | (Open)

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 29 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

December 2015

Dec 27 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

January 2016

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.
Jan 31 End Date

North Texas Drought Day

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

January 2017

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.

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