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Calendar of Events

Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

September 2017

Sep 24 End Date

CANCELED: Birding for Beginners (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELED FOR SEPTEMBER 24TH.
Sep 29 End Date

Incredible Edible Plants Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Can I eat this plant???
Sep 29 End Date

Primitive Fire

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn how to make fire as our ancestors once did.
Sep 29 End Date

Campfire and Chill

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn campfire basics and hang out with a ranger.
Sep 29 End Date

Nocturnal Jeopardy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
An outdoor twist on the classic game show
Sep 29 End Date

Movie Night In the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come watch "Legend of Boggy Creek" with us as we kick off our Bigfoot Weekend!
Sep 29 End Date

Night Hike (9PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Sep 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.
Sep 30 End Date

Shoreline Kayaking Tour

Eisenhower State Park
See the park's magnificent rocky bluffs from the water on a guided kayaking tour. REGISTER by emailing kate.saling@tpwd.texas.gov
Sep 30 End Date

National Public Lands Day- Trail Work

Cleburne State Park
Join us for a trail workday on Saturday, September 30th, at Cleburne State Park from 9:00 am - Noon. We will do moderate work on our hike and bike trail system. You will be bending, swinging, carrying and using hand tools, and walking long distances. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be with a legal guardian. Wear long sleeves and pants, comfortable/sturdy shoes and a hat. Please check in at park headquarters when you arrive. Bring a small day pack with the following: Water Work Gloves Personal First Aid Kit (personal medicines and Band- Aids) Snacks Safety Glasses (If possible) Sunscreen...... Lopping Shears (optional) For more information or to RSVP, please send an e-mail to Amanda.Zumwalt@tpwd.texas.gov or call (817) 645-4215
Sep 30 End Date

National Public Lands Day

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Help us pick up our trails on your hike today!
Sep 30 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Sep 30 End Date

River Expedition

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the river while hunting for dinosaur tracks!
Sep 30 End Date

Monarch Madness!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
The Fall monarch migration is underway!
Sep 30 End Date

Back to School Hike & Scavenger Hunt

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Scavenger Hunt
Sep 30 End Date

Rock, Fossil or Artifact?

Bonham State Park
Hands-on Show and Tell about Fannin County Fossils and Artifacts
Sep 30 End Date

Skins, Skulls, & Tracks

Daingerfield State Park
Who calls this park home? Join us to learn about Daingerfield's animal residents.
Sep 30 End Date

Bigfoot Story

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for our first Bigfoot Weekend!
Sep 30 End Date

Mighty Monarchs

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico and how you can help this amazing creature in its journey.
Sep 30 End Date

Bigfoot Craft

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for our first Bigfoot Weekend!
Sep 30 End Date

Campfire Songs with Rich

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for live music from one of our very own park hosts!
Sep 30 End Date

Searchin' for Bigfoot

Daingerfield State Park
Join us on our final event of Bigfoot Weekend!
Sep 30 End Date

Saturday Night Dance with a Special Guest

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for a night of Bigfoot fun!

October 2017

Oct 1 End Date

Atlatl Demo

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Prehistoric hunting!
Oct 1 End Date

Trick or Treat Geocaching

Dinosaur Valley State Park
High tech hunt for treats!
Oct 1 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 6 End Date

Tales of the Night

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Campfire stories
Oct 6 End Date

Friday Night Frog Chorus (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Whomp-whomp! Click-click-click! Join us to learn about our local frogs.
Oct 7 End Date

The Big Sit

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Help us count the most birds!
Oct 7 End Date

Trail Work Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Help keep our trails in great shape!
Oct 7 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Oct 7 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 7 End Date

Junior Ranger: Make a Snake (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about our scaly friends and make a fun craft!
Oct 7 End Date

The Spectacular Sun (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Look at the sun safely through a telescope!
Oct 7 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 7 End Date

Pond Dipping (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
What lives beneath the waters of Big Cypress Bayou?
Oct 7 End Date

Geocaching

Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek
Oct 7 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 7 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Explore the park by the light of a full moon!
Oct 7 End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discovery fun night time activities in the outdoors!
Oct 7 End Date

Nature Art

Bonham State Park
Using Nature to Create Art
Oct 8 End Date

Sasquatch Survival Hike (11AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Just how does Sasquatch survive in the wild?
Oct 8 End Date

Make a Spider Web

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about spiders and make a craft to take home
Oct 8 End Date

Trick or Treat Geocaching

Dinosaur Valley State Park
High tech hunt for treats!
Oct 8 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 13 End Date

Fort Sherman Days

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Visit the park to see history come to life!
Oct 13 End Date

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | 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 are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 13 End Date

Tales of the Night

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Campfire stories
Oct 14 End Date

The Mammoth at Dinosaur Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
The biggest, baddest, ADVENTURE TRAIL RUN this side of the Paluxy.
Oct 14 End Date

Fort Sherman Days

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Visit the park to see history come to life!
Oct 14 End Date

FLIGHT OF THE MONARCHS TRAIL RIDE AND COWBOY CELEBRATION

San Angelo State Park
Friends of San Angelo State Park presents the Annual Equestrian Trail Ride/Poker Run Cowboy Celebration ~ bring your own horse
Oct 14 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 14 End Date

Family Fishing

Bonham State Park
Come join us for fishing and fun!
Oct 14 End Date

CANCELED: Birding for Beginners (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELED FOR SEPTEMBER 24TH.
Oct 14 End Date

Mock Archaeological Dig

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Celebrating TPWD's Archaeology month
Oct 14 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive the aftermath of a major disaster?
Oct 14 End Date

Take A Homeless Dog On A Hike

Cleburne State Park
Homeless dogs need socializing and exercise too! Please join the Friends of Cleburne State Park and help Cleburne Animal Shelter get their sweet dogs and puppies some time outside, and to provide positive experience with people.
Oct 14 End Date

Fossils! Hike to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Uncover ancient mysteries! Join a ranger as we search for fossils along the trail.
Oct 14 End Date

Junior Ranger: Scavenger Hunt (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park through a scavenger hunt!
Oct 14 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 14 End Date

Incredible Edible Hike: Fall Edition (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn to forage!
Oct 14 End Date

Animal Tracks

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Who left that track?
Oct 14 End Date

Arts and Nature

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Arts in the Parks
Oct 14 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Oct 14 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 14 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 15 End Date

Junior Ranger: Mammal Masks (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Craft time in the morning!
Oct 15 End Date

Make a Spider Web

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about spiders and make a craft to take home
Oct 15 End Date

Pumpkin Painting with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 15 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 20 End Date

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Daingerfield State Park
Bring your pre-carved or decorated pumpkins for this pumpkin carving contest.
Oct 20 End Date

Dog Costume Contest

Daingerfield State Park
Dress up your dogs in their best Halloween threads and bring them out to the park!
Oct 20 End Date

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Explore Caddo Lake State Park in the dark!
Oct 21 End Date

Growing Up WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - Dallas Zoo
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with young children
Oct 21 End Date

River Cleanup Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Volunteer to help clean the Paluxy River.
Oct 21 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 21 End Date

Kayaking for Beginners

Bonham State Park
Join a ranger to learn the basics of kayaking! THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION
Oct 21 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.
Oct 21 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!
Oct 21 End Date

Kids Costume Contest

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for a night of frightful fun!
Oct 21 End Date

Carnival Games

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for an evening of frightful fun!
Oct 21 End Date

Haunted Trail

Daingerfield State Park
Join us for a night of frightful fun!
Oct 21 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 21 End Date

Star Party in the Valley

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oct 21 End Date

Stargazing

Martin Creek Lake State Park
View the night sky through a telescope.
Oct 22 End Date
Oct 27 End Date

Night Hike (8PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Join a park ranger to explore the Caddo Forest Trail in the evening hour.
Oct 28 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Oct 28 End Date

Ranger Led Hikes

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Enjoy nature with a Ranger led hike!
Oct 28 End Date

Hike With a Homeless Dog (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Take a shelter dog for a hike!
Oct 28 End Date

Fossils! Journey to the Past

Eisenhower State Park
Join a park ranger to learn about the fossils at Eisenhower and then make your own souvenir out of plaster.
Oct 28 End Date

Junior Ranger: Absolutely Batty (10AM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about bats while making a craft to take home!
Oct 28 End Date

Creepy Crawlies Scavenger Hunt (1PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Look for the creepy, crawly animals that call Caddo Lake home!
Oct 28 End Date

Monster Mash Cache

Eisenhower State Park
Try your hand at geocaching and create a Halloween craft!
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike (3PM)

Caddo Lake State Park
Will you survive this humorous Zombie Hike?
Oct 28 End Date

Trunk or Treat

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Trunk or Treat/Ghost Walk
Oct 28 End Date

Trick-Or-Treat in the Park and Canned Food Drive

Cleburne State Park
Trick-Or-Treating will be from 5:30 to 8pm on October 28th. We are also looking forward to a night sounds presentation from our Friends of Cleburne State Park and a family friendly night hike during the main event. Free entry for adults (13+) during Trick-Or-Treat who bring canned food items. 817-645-4215
Oct 28 End Date

2nd Annual Boo Camp

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Come join us for some family friendly Halloween fun!
Oct 28 End Date

Trunk or Treat

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Be prepared to be Tricked or Treated
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Eisenhower State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Find out on this spooky and informative hike.
Oct 28 End Date

North Texas Skywatch Star Party

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright . . .” in our Texas State Park!
Oct 28 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Oct 28 End Date

Haunted Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Are you brave enough?
Oct 29 End Date

Make a Spider Web

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about spiders and make a craft to take home
Oct 29 End Date

Trick or Treat Geocaching

Dinosaur Valley State Park
High tech hunt for treats!
Oct 29 End Date

Dinosaur Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Step back in time with the dinosaurs!

November 2017

Nov 3 End Date

Battle for Fort Richardson Civil War Re-Enactment

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Civil War Re-Enactment
Nov 4 End Date

Dinosaur Valley Endurance Run

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Nov 4 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Dallas, TX - Dallas Arboretum
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Nov 4 End Date

Trail Work Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Help keep our trails in great shape!
Nov 4 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Come join the Dutch Oven D.O.G.s for great food and fellowship the first Saturday of the month. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and food tasting begins at 11:45.
Nov 4 End Date

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW 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.
Nov 4 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 11 End Date

Animals Signs Hike

Can you read the signs that the wildlife has left behind?
Nov 11 End Date

Kayaking for Beginners

Join a ranger to learn the basics of kayaking!
Nov 11 End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Nov 11 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 18 End Date

River Cleanup Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Volunteer to help clean the Paluxy River.
Nov 18 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 18 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Dutch Oven Cooking 101
Nov 18 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.
Nov 18 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!
Nov 25 End Date

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Nov 25 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Nov 25 End Date

Saturday Night Dances

Daingerfield State Park
Come join us this Saturday for music, dancing, and fun for the whole family!

December 2017

Dec 1 End Date

Texas Project WILD Facilitator Training

Tyler State Park
Training and certification to conduct Project WILD professional development workshops for educators.
Dec 2 End Date

Trail Work Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Help keep our trails in great shape!
Dec 2 End Date

Bird Walk on the Trailway

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Dec 2 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Dec 8 End Date

Christmas in the Park

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

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Observe an 1870's Christmas Celebration
Dec 9 End Date

Christmas in the Park

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

Cross Timbers Cowboy Christmas – Music & Poetry

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Dec 15 End Date

Christmas in the Park

Daingerfield State Park
Come drive through the park lit up like Santa Land and get to meet Santa himself!
Dec 16 End Date

River Cleanup Day

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Volunteer to help clean the Paluxy River.
Dec 16 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.
Dec 23 End Date

East Texas Black Pot Cookers

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn about cast iron Dutch oven cooking.
Dec 23 End Date

Cross Timbers Bird Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
Dec 23 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Dec 30 End Date

Bird Walk on the Trailway

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Dec 30 End Date

Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.

March 2018

Mar 16 End Date

Texas Project WILD Facilitator Training

Denton, TX - Elm Fork Education Center
Training and certification to conduct Project WILD professional development workshops for educators.