Calendar of Events

Ranger Talks & Nature Programs

October 2022

Oct 3
12:00p
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.
Oct 4
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 4
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 4
2:00p
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.
Oct 4
6:00p
End Date

Fly Tying * Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Join the Red River Fly Fishers to learn how to tie your own flies!
Oct 5
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 5
9:30a
End Date

Guided Hike with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Start your morning off right...
Oct 5
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 5
6:30p
End Date

Know Before You Go: Hiking 101

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us with park volunteers, Whitney and Erik, as we hike the 3-mile DORBA trail and explore how to be prepared before our next outdoor adventure!
Oct 6
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 6
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Ecosystems

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Oct 6
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 6
2:00p
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.
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tram Tour

Goose Island State Park
Birding with ease, hop on our silent tram!
Oct 7
10:30a
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 7
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 7
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Join a ranger every Friday in October at the picnic/canoe launch area for a chat to answer you questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation started, each week we will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring you most pressing questions.
Oct 7
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Oct 7
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Talk: Astounding Amphibians of Texas

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us as we dive into the wonderful world of amphibians and explore the many ways that these creatures benefit the aquatic ecosystems they inhabit.
Oct 8
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 8
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Sit Down (Online)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Facebook Page
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Corpus Christi State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

What is the CCC?

Palmetto State Park
Enjoy this blast from the past event to learn about how Palmetto State Park came to be.
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration

Port Arthur, TX - Pleasure Island Commission
Join Sea Rim State Park, the Port Arthur Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and the Pleasure Island Commission in celebrating our feathered friends this World Migratory Bird Day!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

Predator or Prey?

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
To eat or be eaten, the reality of life in the wild!
Oct 8
9:00a
End Date

If You Give a Bear a Cookie

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you gave a bear a cookie? Join us at Closed Canyon Trailhead to find out more!
Oct 8
9:30a
End Date

Hispanic Heritage - Cornbread over a Campfire!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join rangers to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy some campfire cornbread!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Cordage - The Leaves that Bind

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Discover how Native Americans made rope from yucca leaves, then try it yourself!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Campfire Building

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Jae as he teaches the basics of how to make a successful campfire.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee and Dutch Oven Cooking

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how homesteaders and cowboys would brew coffee and make breakfast while out on the range and get to taste the results!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

🦖 50th Anniversary Celebration 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for our 50th Anniversary Celebration - a party 113-million years in the making!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Moon Prequel

South Llano River State Park
Come explore the moon and listen to a marvelous book to get ready for the full moon!
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Healthy, Happy, Hiking!

Cleburne State Park
White-tail Hollow, a moderate trail for hikers of all fitness levels.
Oct 8
10:00a
End Date

Seeds and Their Secrets Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of our native seeds in this fun walk!
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

Mission Tejas State Park
Nature can provide, if you know what to look for!
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

🦖 Leave No Trace Nature Hike 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come learn all about Leave No Trace and how to better protect your park!
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

Discovery Table: Animals of the Park

Palmetto State Park
Curious to find out what animals call this park home? Stop by this come and go event to make some amazing discoveries!
Oct 8
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Oct 8
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Tarantulas!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about tarantulas and create your own eight-legged friend to take home!
Oct 8
11:00a
End Date

Pollinator BioBlitz: Walk and Talk

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Join a ranger to learn about our precious pollinators and take part in the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz!
Oct 8
12:00p
End Date

🦖 Snake Safety Hike 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a quick hike to talk about snake species and safety!
Oct 8
1:00p
End Date

Predator or Prey?

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
To eat or be eaten, that is the reality of life in the wild.
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls!

South Llano River State Park
Check out animal skins and furs found in the Hill Country.
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 8
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!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Reading with a Ranger - Senorita Mariposa

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a Ranger to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month in the form of a Reading with a Ranger Program.
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Walk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Start your journey to becoming a Junior Ranger today!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Texas Pollinator BioBlitz 2022
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

🦖 Heat Hacks Hike 🦕

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn how to beat the heat with these outdoor heat hacks and tips!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Oh, Deer!

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Come learn about our park's most popular resident - the white-tailed deer.
Oct 8
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 8
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 8
7:00p
End Date

Star Gazing and don't forget the Moon

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired National Park range Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 7 pm. To ensure the telescopes are not at risk of being toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3793 or send an email with your name, phone number and total adults and children attending to rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.tx.gov
Oct 8
7:00p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Oct 8
7:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike: Park After Dark

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a full moon hike under the October Hunter's Moon!
Oct 8
7:30p
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
Oct 9
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 9
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Abuzz About Bees

Village Creek State Park
Learn about the fascinating life of bees. Did you know that not all of them have stingers? Have you ever wondered how they gather pollen or find nectar? Come find out more about these wonderful pollinators with some fun hands-on activities.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Oct 9
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Oct 9
9:30a
End Date

Bug a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Take a peek into the lives of insects and the ranger that bugs them.
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Plants of the Mission

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore how Native Americans utilized the plants in the area for food, clothing, tools, and more!
Oct 9
10:00a
End Date

Reptile Talk

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn about the different types of reptiles you can find at the park and what makes them so great!
Oct 9
11:00a
End Date

Denio Site Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come hike to one of our least-visited track sites!
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 9
2:00p
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Oct 9
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 9
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 10
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 10
9:30a
End Date

Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Oct 10
10:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Oct 10
2:30p
End Date

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
It's the annual Texas Pollinator BioBlitz and we're on the search for things that crawl, creep or fly!
Oct 11
8:00a
End Date

Fall Migration Bird Walk

Cedar Hill State Park
There is a nip in the air as fall begins to arrive in Texas which can only mean one thing: fall bird migration!
Oct 11
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 12
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 12
10:00a
End Date

Ancient Spear Throwing

Lockhart State Park
Join us to learn the basics of prehistoric hunting with an atlatl!
Oct 12
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Talk: Camping 101

Cedar Hill State Park
Want to start your next camping adventure but don’t know where to begin? Look no further!
Oct 13
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 13
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Oct 13
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 14
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 14
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Oct 14
10:30a
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 14
11:00a
End Date

Nature's Memories

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Make memories and keep them alive and shareable.
Oct 14
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 14
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Join a ranger every Friday in October at the picnic/canoe launch area for a chat to answer you questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation started, each week we will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring you most pressing questions.
Oct 14
2:30p
End Date

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
It's the annual Texas Pollinator BioBlitz and we're on the search for things that crawl, creep or fly!
Oct 14
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Oct 14
6:00p
End Date

Herpetology Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Join us on our 2.5-mile Talala Trail as we learn about what our Texas herp species can tell us about our environment and the changes taking place around us!
Oct 14
7:00p
End Date

Wonders of the Night

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Ever wonder what critters explore the park after dark?
Oct 14
8:00p
End Date

Stargazing 101

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger as we learn about the importance of dark skies while learning to navigate the stars above.
Oct 14
8:00p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell? Are they different from one continent to the next?
Oct 15
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 15
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Sit Down (Online)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Facebook Page
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Corpus Christi State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Pollinator BioBlitz

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Help us find butterflies and flowers in the park!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Fall migrants and winter resident birds arriving!
Oct 15
9:00a
End Date

Coffee With a Ranger

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Grab your favorite mug and join us - your questions may be burning, but the coffee won't!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Howl-o-ween in the Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Bring your furry friend to celebrate Halloween with costume contest and more with our first Howl-O-Ween in the Park!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

BARK Ranger Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Enjoy the trail with your furry companion and learn about the B.A.R.K. Ranger principles that keep your furry friend safe while having fun in the park!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Hard Labor Hike

Lockhart State Park
Hear the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps and discover their legacy in this engaging hike!
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Mighty Monarch

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Tara to learn about our monarch butterflies that migrate through the area.
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Navigation by Nature

Mission Tejas State Park
No map? No compass? No problem!
Oct 15
11:00a
End Date

🦋 Monarch Migration Activity

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Become a Monarch Butterfly and make decisions during your migration!
Oct 15
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Oct 15
1:30p
End Date

Kid Fish

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your kids out to fish with a ranger.
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 15
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!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Howl-o-ween BARK Ranger Costume Contest

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Looking for fun with your four legged friend? Join in on our BARK Ranger costume contest for some great prizes!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor Wonders

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the outdoors by painting it!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Falls and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
Discover the secrets behind the wondrous Pedernales Falls!
Oct 15
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

Tyler State Park
Life and death on a flower!
Oct 15
2:30p
End Date

Nocturnal Natives

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger to find out more about the animals that call the Hill Country home!
Oct 15
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 15
3:00p
End Date

Scat and Tracks

South Llano River State Park
Come discover what animals leave behind!
Oct 15
3:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Days

Eisenhower State Park
Learn all about what it takes to be a Junior Ranger and start your journey on becoming one!
Oct 15
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 15
3:30p
End Date

Knot your Job

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn some useful knots to improve your outdoor skills.
Oct 15
3:30p
End Date

Prehistoric Projectiles ― Atlatl Show and Throw

Mission Tejas State Park
Heaps of history, poking holes in targets… what’s not to love?
Oct 15
5:30p
End Date

Vultures

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Carrion the Clean-up Duties
Oct 15
6:00p
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.
Oct 15
7:00p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Oct 15
7:30p
End Date

Creatures of the Night Hike

Lockhart State Park
Join us for a night hike to discover the critters that come out when the sun goes down!
Oct 15
8:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Oct 15
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Oct 16
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 16
8:30a
End Date

Bentsen Birds

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us for a guided walk showcasing special resident birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay and Altamira Oriole.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Prairie Adventure Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Join a ranger for an adventure through the remaining 1% of coastal prairie habitat.
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 16
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!
Oct 16
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Oct 16
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!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Reptile Talk

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn about the different types of reptiles you can find at the park and what makes them so great!
Oct 16
10:00a
End Date

Hiking Through History

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join us on a hike through time, starting in modern history and hiking down to 300-million-year old fossils!
Oct 16
11:00a
End Date

Plant Passports

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Want to learn how to use iNaturalist? Join us to learn and participate in a BioBlitz!
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 16
2:00p
End Date

Rambling with a Ranger

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Have questions about the park? Join us to get those answers!
Oct 16
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 16
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 17
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 18
7:30a
End Date

Sunrise Hike with a Ranger

Cedar Hill State Park
Calling all early bird hikers!
Oct 18
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 19
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 20
9:00a
End Date

Birding Tram Tour

Goose Island State Park
Birding with ease, hop on our silent tram!
Oct 20
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 21
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 21
10:30a
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 21
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 21
2:00p
End Date

Navigation 101 - Fun with Maps

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Go beyond the GPS and discover the diverse world of maps with topics that cover road maps, trail maps, topographic maps and more!
Oct 21
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Join a ranger every Friday in October at the picnic/canoe launch area for a chat to answer you questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation started, each week we will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring you most pressing questions.
Oct 21
2:00p
End Date

ONLINE PROGRAM | Ask-the-Expert: Franklin Mountains State Park

FB/WylerAerialTramwayStatePark
Did you know there are over 100 miles of hiking and biking trails in Franklin Mountains State Park?! How many have you done?
Oct 21
2:30p
End Date

Butterflies, Bugs & Bees, Oh My!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
It's the annual Texas Pollinator BioBlitz and we're on the search for things that crawl, creep or fly!
Oct 21
3:00p
End Date

Salty Safari

Mustang Island State Park
See some fish, grab a crab, explore the shore
Oct 21
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Oct 21
6:00p
End Date

Campfire Talk: Nature is Metal!

Cedar Hill State Park
Come explore the metal side of nature during a special spooky season campfire talk!
Oct 21
7:00p
End Date

Spiders of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Friend or foe? Uncover the secrets of spiders and learn how to sniff them out.
Oct 21
8:00p
End Date

Creepy Creatures of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park as the sun goes down to see what lurks around the next turn.
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Morning Bird Tour

Eisenhower State Park
Rise and shine with Ranger Lindsay on an easy walk to learn about the birds of Eisenhower!
Oct 22
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Sit Down (Online)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Facebook Page
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Corpus Christi State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

If You Give a Bear a Cookie

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you gave a bear a cookie? Join us at Closed Canyon Trailhead to find out more!
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Prehistoric Hunting - The Atlatl

Pedernales Falls State Park
How well can you use ancient technology to survive?
Oct 22
9:00a
End Date

Guided Hike - Blooms, Bugs, and Pollinators

Village Creek State Park
It's the last weekend of the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz. Join a Ranger on a leisurely guided hike to observe pollinators at work. Bees are buzzing, birds are twittering, and plants are luring pollinators to do their bidding. Find out about pollinators and host plants on this short 1-mile hike.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Trivia Game: Rock, Fossil, or Artifact

Bonham State Park
Can you tell the difference between a rock, fossil, and an artifact?
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Catfish Point Trail Guided Hike

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get outside and enjoy some time on the trail!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Bug-Eat-Bug Hike

Lockhart State Park
Explore the world of tiny predators and tiny prey; how they see and how they slay.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Snake Senses

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Mindy to learn all about Snakes!
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Discovery Table - Monarchs

Hill Country State Natural Area
Stop by this pollinator-themed discovery table to visit with a ranger and learn all about monarch butterflies.
Oct 22
10:00a
End Date

Silky, Stealthy Spiders

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Ever wondered how a spider makes its web, or why they don't get stuck in their own webs? Learn these answers and so much more about the wonderful world of spiders!
Oct 22
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Pedernales Falls State Park
Earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Dino Detectives

Dinosaur Valley State Park
We've set up a fake campsite. Come investigate all the issues!
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn the ways of the park and how to be a Junior Ranger!
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Oct 22
2:30p
End Date

Nocturnal Natives

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger to find out more about the animals that call the Hill Country home!
Oct 22
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Get in touch with nature and create something special!
Oct 22
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 22
3:30p
End Date

Discovery Table: Animals of the Park

Palmetto State Park
Curious to find out what animals call this park home? Stop by this come and go event to make some amazing discoveries!
Oct 22
7:00p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Oct 22
8:00p
End Date

Creepy Creatures of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park as the sun goes down to see what lurks around the next turn.
Oct 22
8:00p
End Date

Night Hike on Island Trails

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come experience the park after dark with a guided hike!
Oct 23
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Oct 23
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Oct 23
9:30a
End Date

Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Oct 23
9:30a
End Date

Fungi Walk

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about fungi during a guided walk with a park ranger!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Flint, Floods, and Fossils

Pedernales Falls State Park
The geology of the falls gives us some great views! Come see the small details that make the view even more special!
Oct 23
10:00a
End Date

Batty for Bats

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get to know our aerial allies a little better and learn why they deserve our appreciation!
Oct 23
11:00a
End Date

Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Oct 23
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 23
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 23
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 23
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 23
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 24
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 25
8:00a
End Date

Mindfulness Hike

Being mindful can be hard at times and nature is the perfect place to take that time to get away.
Oct 25
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 26
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 26
6:00p
End Date

Halloween Costume Crawl

Cedar Hill State Park
Halloween is almost upon us, and we want to see all of your glorious costumes!
Oct 27
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 27
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Oct 27
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 27
4:30p
End Date

Bat Walk

Franklin Mountains State Park
Curious about our friendly neighborhood sky monkeys? A little scared of the flying "vampires?" Can't wait to embrace the night life of a super hero? Wherever you stand when it comes to bats, join us to learn more about these often misunderstood critters and hopefully spot one as it embarks on its nightly dinner hunt.
Oct 27
8:00p
End Date

Creatures of the Night

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Take a little stroll and explore the wildlife in the park after dark. Space is limited!
Oct 28
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 28
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Oct 28
10:30a
End Date

Butterfly and Dragonfly Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a ranger-led tour through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.
Oct 28
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 28
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Join a ranger every Friday in October at the picnic/canoe launch area for a chat to answer you questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation started, each week we will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring you most pressing questions.
Oct 28
2:00p
End Date

Spooky Skins and Skeletons

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about the park wildlife through this hands-on activity for all ages.
Oct 28
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Oct 28
3:00p
End Date

What's Washing In?

Mustang Island State Park
You never know what you might find!
Oct 28
6:00p
End Date

Astronomy 101

Pedernales Falls State Park
Learn the basics of Stargazing with various types of equipment!
Oct 28
6:15p
End Date

Bat Talk & Walk

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get batty with us!
Oct 28
7:30p
End Date

Marvel at the Moon and Stars

Goose Island State Park
Let's look to the sky to marvel at the moon and see stories in the stars.
Oct 28
7:30p
End Date

Stories in the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
What stories do the stars tell? Are they different from one continent to the next?
Oct 28
8:00p
End Date

Creepy Creatures of the Night

Palmetto State Park
Explore the park as the sun goes down to see what lurks around the next turn.
Oct 29
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 29
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Sit Down (Online)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Facebook Page
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Corpus Christi State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Oct 29
9:30a
End Date

Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Batty for Bats

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get to know our aerial allies a little better and learn why they deserve our appreciation!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Edible Plants Walk

Lockhart State Park
Join us to explore the wild treats of the woods in this fun hike!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Halloween Animal Mask

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Do you need a Halloween animal mask? Now is the time to make one!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Spooky Shoreline Scavenger Hunt

Mustang Island State Park
Ghost crabs, ghost shrimp, and pirate treasure? What's so spooky about that!?
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

What's in the box?

South Llano River State Park
Come explore using your sense of touch to guess what's in the box!
Oct 29
10:00a
End Date

Spooky Nature Craft

Bonham State Park
Create your own spooky critter.
Oct 29
10:30a
End Date

Struggling Towards Harmony, Guided Hike

Mission Tejas State Park
Explore how forests fight to grow and regenerate over time.
Oct 29
11:00a
End Date

Archery

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Try your hand at the bow and arrow!
Oct 29
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Owls!

Brazos Bend State Park
Listen to the story and make your own owl puppet.
Oct 29
1:00p
End Date

The Misunderstood Bat Ranger Talk

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
When it comes to bats, truth is stranger than fiction!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Club

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Fun activities for our future Rangers!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 29
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!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Atlatl

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Little Rangers: Spider Web Wonders

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Come spin a web with us!
Oct 29
2:30p
End Date

Nocturnal Natives

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger to find out more about the animals that call the Hill Country home!
Oct 29
3:00p
End Date

Bentsen Tram Tour

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join a Ranger on a ride through the park and learn about the history and ecology that makes Bentsen - RGV SP so unique.
Oct 29
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

Halloween Fest

McKinney Falls State Park
Educational Booths & Trunk-or-Treat
Oct 29
6:30p
End Date

Storytelling Down In The Hollow

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Listen to stories, cowboy poetry and folklore in a beautiful setting.”
Oct 29
7:00p
End Date

"What Was That?"

Davis Mountains State Park
Come enjoy this slideshow presentation to discover the many animals that call the Davis Mountains home.
Oct 29
7:00p
End Date

Haunted Lake Trail

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
We're introducing our first annual Haunted Lake Trail at our park! There's something for everyone from our 13+ Haunted Trail, to our Trunk or Treat event. Other activities include Halloween Bash in the Gym, the spooky Youth Haunted House experience in Nature Center, and much more! Admission is FREE!
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Star Party in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening walk across the galaxy by using star maps, a laser pointer and telescope. Retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars.
Oct 29
8:30p
End Date

Stargazing

Lockhart State Park
Discover the wonders of the night sky! Drop in any time between 8:30-9:30pm.
Oct 30
8:30a
End Date

World Birding Center Birding Tours

Estero Llano Grande State Park
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties!
Oct 30
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.
Oct 30
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!
Oct 30
9:30a
End Date

1st Steps in Nature

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn and practice healthy ways to experience nature and wildlife with your littles in the park.
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Reptile Talk

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Learn about the different types of reptiles you can find at the park and what makes them so great!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Silky, Stealthy Spiders

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Ever wondered how a spider makes its web, or why they don't get stuck in their own webs? Learn these answers and so much more about the wonderful world of spiders!
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Discovery Table - Skulls

Hill Country State Natural Area
Stop by this Halloween-themed discovery table to visit with a ranger and learn about skulls.
Oct 30
10:00a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Oct 30
11:00a
End Date

Dino Hunt! 🦖

Dinosaur Valley State Park
A dinosaur has gotten out - help us find the dino!
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Electric Tram Tour

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required: 956-565-3919
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Mission History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy a guided history tour of Mission Espiritu Santo as you learn about life in and around the mission during the Spanish Colonial Era.
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls - Exploration Station

McKinney Falls State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife calls McKinney Falls home?
Oct 30
2:00p
End Date

Dino Hunt! 🦖

Dinosaur Valley State Park
A dinosaur has gotten out (again!) - help us find the dino!
Oct 30
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 31
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.

November 2022

Nov 1
6:00p
End Date

Fly Tying * Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Join the Red River Fly Fishers to learn how to tie your own flies!
Nov 3
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Nov 4
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 4
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Nov 5
8:00a
End Date

Coffee With a Ranger

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come get some coffee and learn about the park.
Nov 5
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Morning Chat with the Ranger

Bonham State Park
Have a burning question or concern? This is the perfect time to find the answers.
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee and Dutch Oven Cooking

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how homesteaders and cowboys would brew coffee and make breakfast while out on the range. Most importantly, you get to taste the results!
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Nov 5
10:00a
End Date

Eat or Be Eaten: Food Chain Game

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come learn about food chains.
Nov 5
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 5
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 5
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 5
7:00p
End Date

Star Gazing and don't forget the Moon

Lake Whitney State Park
Enjoy an evening in the park as you explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Retired National Park range Larry Smith will guide you through the planets, moon and stars with fascinating facts. Plan about 2 hours for this program that will start at 7 pm. To ensure the telescopes are not at risk of being toppled over, we ask that children remain seated. Please register your group by calling the park office during business hours at (254) 694-3793 or send an email with your name, phone number and total adults and children attending to rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.tx.gov
Nov 6
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 6
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 6
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 8
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 9
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Soil

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

Homeschool Class: Soil

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Nov 11
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Nov 11
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 11
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Nov 12
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee and Dutch Oven Cooking

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how homesteaders and cowboys would brew coffee and make breakfast while out on the range. Most importantly, you get to taste the results!
Nov 12
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 12
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Armadillos!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about armadillos and make a macaroni armadillo to take home!
Nov 12
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Alligators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us to learn about alligators through storytime and get creative making crafts!
Nov 12
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 12
3:00p
End Date

Lakeshore Nature Hike

Tyler State Park
Fall colors around the lake.
Nov 12
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 12
3:30p
End Date

Arid Adaptations

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn how plants and people survive the heat here at Copper Breaks!
Nov 12
6:30p
End Date

Campfire Stories

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Join Ranger Jimmy to hear stories of those who lived before the park was ever created.
Nov 13
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 13
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 13
2:30p
End Date

Slimy Snails

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about our friends the snails and create some slime!
Nov 13
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 17
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees of South Texas!
Nov 18
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Nov 18
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 18
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Nov 19
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Nov 19
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Nov 19
9:00a
End Date

Birding the Savannah

Tyler State Park
Bird Tyler State Park's other natural region.
Nov 19
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 19
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 19
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Turkeys!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us outside the Nature Center for a story and coloring craft about turkeys!
Nov 19
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 19
2:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Build an emergency fire!
Nov 19
3:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Days

Eisenhower State Park
Learn all about what it takes to be a Junior Ranger and start your journey on becoming one!
Nov 19
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 19
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Nov 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Nov 20
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 20
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 20
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 25
9:00a
End Date

15th Annual "Walk-off the Bird" Bird Walk

Tyler State Park
Avoid the Black Friday madness!
Nov 25
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 25
2:00p
End Date

Fall in the Savannah

Tyler State Park
The changing savannah.
Nov 25
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Nov 26
9:00a
End Date

Birding with a Ranger

McKinney Falls State Park
Come see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the park has to offer!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Marvelous Mammals Hike

Lockhart State Park
Meet the mammals of Lockhart State Park!
Nov 26
10:30a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Saturday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 26
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Turkeys!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us outside the Nature Center for a story and coloring craft about turkeys!
Nov 26
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 26
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Get in touch with nature and create something special!
Nov 26
3:00p
End Date

Explore the Day Sky: The Sun and the Moon

Tyler State Park
Daytime astronomy!
Nov 26
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 26
5:30p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky: Planets and Constellations

Tyler State Park
The Big Clock in the sky!
Nov 26
7:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Copper Breaks State Park
Come spend a night under the stars!
Nov 27
9:00a
End Date

Outdoor Skill (Sunday)

Inks Lake State Park
Come learn an outdoor skill: nature journaling, macro photography, track and scat ID, etc.
Nov 27
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 27
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!

December 2022

Dec 2
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 2
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 3
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 3
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Dec 3
1:00p
End Date

Festive Frontera Family Fun Day

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Spend an afternoon with family and discover the park's furry, fishy, and feathered friends!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Survival Fire

Tyler State Park
Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive!
Dec 3
3:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger Campfire Stories

Tyler State Park
Christmas edition!
Dec 3
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 4
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 4
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 6
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 6
6:00p
End Date

Fly Tying * Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Join the Red River Fly Fishers to learn how to tie your own flies!
Dec 7
2:00p
End Date

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 8
10:00a
End Date

Homeschool Class: Survival Skills

Lockhart State Park
Experience Lockhart State Park as an outdoor classroom in this program for school-age kids! Registration required.
Dec 9
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Dec 9
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 9
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
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

Gifts from the Trees Hike

Lockhart State Park
Discover the secrets of your backyard trees in this fun walk!
Dec 10
1:30p
End Date

Backyard Bass

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Test your casting skills or learn how to cast.
Dec 10
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
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 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
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 16
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 16
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
Dec 17
9:00a
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
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
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 17
3:00p
End Date

Junior Ranger Days

Eisenhower State Park
Learn all about what it takes to be a Junior Ranger and start your journey on becoming one!
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
7:00p
End Date

Solar System Walk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ever wondered how close the planets are to each other? Come with us as we take a walk through a scale model of our solar system.
Dec 17
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
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
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 23
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Dec 23
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 23
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
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
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 24
3:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Eisenhower State Park
Get in touch with nature and create something special!
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 25
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 25
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 30
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 30
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Davis Mountains State Park
Come hear stories about the colorful characters and events which shaped the development of the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat).
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
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
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
11:00p
End Date

Midnight Countdown Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Countdown the New Year with a hike to the Overlook!

January 2023

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Take your first hike of the year in the beautiful hill country!
Jan 1
7:30a
End Date

First Day Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Start your year list with Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot and join in the annual First Day Hike at Brazos Bend State Park.
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

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Dinosaur Track Site Hike

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

Self-Guided First Day Hike - Cedar Brake Outer Loop Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with one of our Self-Guided Hikes!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Fresno Divide Trail

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Ring in the New Year with a ranger led hike. You will explore some of the most spectacular natural and historical landscapes in Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Shorebird Tour

Goose Island State Park
Start your new year off on the right *wing*.
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

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 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 Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Horse Ride to the Overlook

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join Eagle Eye Ranch for a guided horse ride to the Overlook!
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Hike

South Llano River State Park
Start off the new year with a park ranger for a hike through the pecan bottom down to Buck Lake.
Jan 1
11:00a
End Date

First Day Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us to celebrate the New Year with a guided hike to the best view in the park!
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
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
2:00p
End Date

7th Annual Dino Dive

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Are you ready to jump into 2023 in the frigid Paluxy River? We are!
Jan 1
3:30p
End Date

First Day Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Jan 3
6:00p
End Date

Fly Tying * Registration Required*

Eisenhower State Park
Join the Red River Fly Fishers to learn how to tie your own flies!
Jan 6
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Jan 6
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 7
9:00a
End Date

Kid Fish Derby - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Help us celebrate 100 years of fishing in TX State Parks!
Jan 7
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 13
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 14
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 20
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Jan 20
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 21
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 27
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Jan 28
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!

February 2023

Feb 3
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Feb 3
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 4
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 10
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 11
1:00p
End Date

Black History Month Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
In honor of the historic contributions of black Americans, Caddo Lake State Park is hosting a history hike concerning the Buffalo Soldiers, and black conservationists, scientists, and environmentalists.
Feb 11
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 17
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Feb 17
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Our Past, Present & Future: 100 Million Years Ago to 100 Years From Now

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water!
Feb 18
11:00a
End Date

The History of Government Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎉 Guess what? It's All About Water!
Feb 18
2:00p
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Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 18
2:00p
End Date

100 Years of Black History in Texas State Parks

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Let's celebrate Black History and glimpse some history from the past 100 years.
Feb 24
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Feb 25
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!

March 2023

Mar 3
9:30a
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News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Mar 17
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
Mar 18
1:00p
End Date

Women's Month Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and hike with a ranger along the Pine Ridge Loop for history talk about women in conservation.
Mar 31
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!

April 2023

Apr 1
9:00a
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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 14
9:30a
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News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
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 more. Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, enjoy live music, and grab a bite to eat.
Apr 28
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!

May 2023

May 12
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
May 26
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Big Bend Ranch State Park updates, park conditions, and other exciting information!
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 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.

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!

August 2023

Aug 5
9:00p
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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!

September 2023

Sep 23
3:00p
End Date

Hispanic Heritage at Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a ranger for an interpretive presentation on the cultural connections between the Caddoan people, Spanish heritage, and Texas history.

October 2023

Oct 21
10:00a
End Date

Parks Through the Years

Atlanta State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks! It will be a blast from the past, and you're invited! Atlanta State Park will host a festival of events, booths, music, vintage vehicles, and food.
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 4
2:00p
End Date

All about the Caddo

Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and join a park ranger for an interpretive history program on the Caddo nation.