Calendar of Events

Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

May 2015

May 1 End Date

Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Two Night Event! | Texas Outdoor Family | Ft Worth Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

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 1 End Date

Night Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
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

Guided Canoeing Tour / Canoeing Basics

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn the basics of canoeing and then go with a Ranger on a tour of one portion of the lake and hear some stories of the Sulphur River bottoms.
May 2 End Date

The Valley of Tears

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Comancheros, captives, and many tongues...
May 2 End Date

Horseback Riding

Abilene State Park
Saddle up and come join us for a trail ride at beautiful Abilene State Park!
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

Prairie Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 2 End Date

Native American Games

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey Kids! If you like to play games, this program is for you!
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

How to Start a Campfire Without Matches

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Find out how campfires were started before matches!
May 2 End Date

"Almost" Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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 2 End Date

Caprock Critters

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Critters that make their home in Caprock Canyons State Park
May 3 End Date

Learn about the Caddo Indians

Dinosaur Valley State Park
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

Flying Feathered Friends

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all bird watchers!
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

Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to cook over coals in a cast iron camp dutch oven.
May 9 End Date

Canyons Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a hike with us in the canyons.
May 9 End Date

Zumba In The Park!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for an exercise experience unlike any other!
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 9 End Date

Kayaking 101

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn to kayak!
May 9 End Date

Ashe Juniper Tree Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 9 End Date

Native American Games

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Hey Kids! If you like to play games, this program is for you!
May 9 End Date

Discover the Trees of the Park – Nature Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Trees have been used for more than just shade and lumber. Find out what else!
May 9 End Date

Remembering the Music of Chet Atkins & Floyd Cramer

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Musical duo Cecil White & John Walker.
May 9 End Date

Movie Night- Cancelled

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
This event has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
May 9 End Date

Night Skies of the Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 10 End Date

Mother's Day Picnic & Hike

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

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Find out what Geocaching is all about!! It's FUN!!!
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

Beginning Photography Workshop

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 16 End Date

The Valley of Tears

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Comancheros, captives, and many tongues...
May 16 End Date

Beginning Photography Workshop

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 16 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 16 End Date

NASP ARCHERY CLINIC

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to shot a bow. Ages 8 and up. Reservations are required. Clinic limited to 15 participants.
May 16 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
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 16 End Date

Constellations in the Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us for an up close view of one of the darkest night skies in Texas!
May 22 End Date

Friday Night Frog Talk

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

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn to Geocache! It's AWESOME!!!
May 23 End Date

Nature Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
May 23 End Date

Wildflower Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
It's wildflower time in Texas!
May 23 End Date

PHOTO HIKE with CINDY ROLLER

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Get some tips from a professional photographer on how to take that great nature photo. Then take a hike with her and a park ranger and hone your skills.
May 23 End Date

Night skies, During The Day!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Come unlock a mystery or two about the night sky!
May 23 End Date

Canines & Campers

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Dogs and their owners are welcome on this hike!
May 23 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene 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 23 End Date

Stars Over our Parks!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch the lights of the big city, and come see the natural lights in the sky!
May 24 End Date

Night Sky Activities

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Take the opportunity to get know our night sky and the instruments that assist us in observing the night sky.
May 24 End Date

The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us and let's take a look at the vast expanse of our universe.
May 26 End Date

Ladies Only Evening Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 29 End Date

24 Hours in the Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
May 29 End Date

Dutch Oven Dessert

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Sample a Dutch Oven Dessert!
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

Guided Canoeing Tour / Canoeing Basics

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to paddle and a little about the area that is the Sulphur River Bottoms
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

Prairie Dogs: Talk of the Town

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Get the scoop on these comical critters of the prairie.
May 30 End Date

All About Bison

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
All About the icon of the prairie.
May 30 End Date

What’s A Knot and What’s Not/Knot Tying

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn to tie 4 or 5 basic knots and how to do a few trick knots. Rope will be provided.
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 2 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jun 6 End Date

Trail Clean-up Day

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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 13 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
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 20 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
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 18 End Date

Dancing Under the Stars

Abilene State Park
Come join us for the first dance of the season underneath the stars at Abilene State Park!
Jul 18 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
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 22 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
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 19 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
Sep 26 End Date

Flight of the Monarchs Trail Ride

San Angelo State Park
Come join us at San Angelo State Park for our two-day event which includes an auction, chuck wagon meals, cowboy concert, Cowboy Church and cowboy reenactors. Bring your camera to photograph the return of the monarch butterflies. Trail ride registration 9:00 a.m. Ride at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $50 for both days or $40 for one day. Discount for children 12 and under. Come for any event or camp with us and enjoy it all. Negative Coggins required. No studs or riding double. Lunch on trail provided. Reservations required.
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 10 End Date

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM

Lake Whitney State Park
THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT.....IN CENTRAL TEXAS!!
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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