Calendar of Events

State Park Events

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August 2022

Aug 7 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 7
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 7
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

A Slice of Palo Duro Pie

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Aug 9
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 10 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 10
9:00a
End Date

A Slice of Palo Duro Pie

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Aug 10
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Join our park host birding experts on a walk through the park and learn about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Aug 10
10:00a
End Date

Shipwrecked!

Mustang Island State Park
Can you survive on a deserted island? Come test your survival skills in an interactive game. The beach is a beautiful place to visit but could you survive being stranded? Meet us on the day use beach at 3pm to play the survival game.
Aug 10
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 11 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 11
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Aug 11
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Aug 11
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds in this beginners birding class!
Aug 11
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.
Aug 11
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Aug 11
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 11
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Aug 11
8:30p
End Date

Sturgeon Moon Hike - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Experience the rising of August’s Sturgeon Moon in this full moon hike.
Aug 11
8:30p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us for a hike under the light of the Full Moon!
Aug 12 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 12
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival instincts on this moderate, two-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Aug 12
9:00a
End Date

Paddling for Beginners

Village Creek State Park
Have you always wanted to kayak but never knew how or didn't have access? Join Ranger Alex for a guided paddling trip for beginners! We will launch at the park, learn some paddling basics and explore some of the wonders of Village Creek.
Aug 12
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.
Aug 12
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Ranger Kathy will be hanging out at the canoe launch/picnic area every Friday in August from 2:00 - 3:00 pm to answer your questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation going, each week will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring your most pressing questions.
Aug 12
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Salty Safari

Mustang Island State Park
See some fish, grab a crab, explore the shore
Aug 12
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 12
7:00p
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.
Aug 12
7:00p
End Date

Sensory Night Hike

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join us for a hike as we use our senses to experience Hueco Tanks at night!
Aug 12
7:00p
End Date

Essentials Survival Hike

Huntsville State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive in the woods?
Aug 12
8:00p
End Date

Nature's Night Shift

Palmetto State Park
Join Ranger Samantha for a night hike full of adventures. Registration is required.
Aug 12
8:00p
End Date

Friday Night Summer Series

Buescher State Park
Almost every Friday night this summer we will be hosting an evening program! Come hang out with a ranger and learn about different topics from what critters come out at night to snake identification to the night sky!
Aug 12
8:30p
End Date

Full Moon Paddle

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join Ranger Shannon to paddle around Lake Martin Creek Lake.
Aug 12
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike!

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
A guided nature hike on our trails - see what the park is like after dark!
Aug 12
8:30p
End Date

Perseid Viewing Party

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn about meteor showers while watching the Perseid meteor shower!
Aug 12
8:30p
End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
What's the deal with that big, round thing in the night sky?
Aug 12
8:30p
End Date

Moonrise Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a nighttime hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Aug 12
9:00p
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?
Aug 12
9:00p
End Date

Full Moon Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Grab your flashlight and join a ranger for a guided night hike.
Aug 12
9:00p
End Date

Walking with Spiders

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
Aug 13 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 13
7:30a
End Date

Cardiac and Maze hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join a Park Ranger on a guided hike through the foothills of the North East.
Aug 13
8:00a
End Date

Kayaking With a Ranger

Fort Parker State Park
Join a ranger on a kayak tour of some thrilling sights on Fort Parker Lake and/or the Navasota River.
Aug 13
8:00a
End Date

Bird Outing

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join the Texas Master Naturalists: Rolling Plains chapter to look for birds!
Aug 13
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Join our park host birding experts on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Aug 13
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!
Aug 13
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Check-In (Online)

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Casa Blanca State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Aug 13
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 13
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Fish ID and fishin' basics!
Aug 13
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.
Aug 13
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!
Aug 13
9:00a
End Date

Human Sundial

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Become a clock as you learn how a sundial works!
Aug 13
9:00a
End Date

Mindfulness Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about mindfulness in this guided wellness hike!
Aug 13
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to learn how to shoot? Ages 10+ welcome! (Adults, that included you too!)
Aug 13
9:00a
End Date

The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Aug 13
9:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2-mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Aug 13
9:00a
End Date

Hammock Hangout

Bastrop State Park
Join a ranger in a morning of relaxation as we discuss hammock camping in Texas. BYOH or the ranger will have two extra hammocks for use during the program, first come first serve.
Aug 13
9:30a
End Date

Ranger Station: Sample a Kayak!

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Get of taste of kayaking to see if this is the sport for you.
Aug 13
9:30a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Curious about kayaking? Learn the basics and enjoy the beautiful resaca.
Aug 13
9:30a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Village Creek State Park
Does your child love exploring the outdoors and learning about nature? Then they have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger!
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

Kid Fish

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come fish with a ranger.
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Demo at Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demo presented by Uncle Mikes Outdoor Kitchen. -Get familiar with basic equipment and techniques -Learn simple recipes -Live Q&A and cooking demonstration -Free samples! Yum!
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

Virtual Visit to Mustang Island State Park

Mustang Island State Park
Join us on Facebook Live for some beach views and updates.
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us during a come-and-go program that allows a great way to see and learn about park wildlife close up!
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

CCC Hike - Guided tour of the Bois d' Arc Trail

Bonham State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) features hidden around the park and on the Bois d' Arc Trail.
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the marsh and bay ecosystems, on land and below the surface.
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your kids out to fish with our rangers and volunteers at the fishing pier in the day use area.
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

Leave No Trace

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Come and learn what Leave No Trace principles are all about and how you can apply them to your daily life!
Aug 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!
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Want to become the next junior ranger? We'll help!
Aug 13
10:00a
End Date

What's in the Night Sky?

Colorado Bend State Park
Is it a meteor, comet or a particle of dust?
Aug 13
10:00a
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.
Aug 13
10:30a
End Date

Reading with a Ranger

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Join us as we read stories about the fascinating world around us and the animals that live here.
Aug 13
10:30a
End Date

Reptile Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a ranger while we search high and low for reptiles and amphibians!
Aug 13
10:30a
End Date

Discovery Table: Animals of the Park

Palmetto State Park
Are you curious about what animals live in the park? Stop by to learn of a few that call this park home.
Aug 13
10:30a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Free fishing clinic held at the North Fishing Pier.
Aug 13
11:00a
End Date

Edible Plant Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Can I eat that? Find out with this ranger-led hike!
Aug 13
11:00a
End Date

CANCELLED - Geocaching 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a ranger to find out what geocaching is all about and how to get started in this outdoor sport.
Aug 13
11:00a
End Date

Slithering Snakes

Buescher State Park
Beat the heat by joining us for a program inside the Recreation Hall at Buescher! Snakes aren't so scary! Find out how to identify 10 native snakes of Central Texas by using patterns, characteristics and clues!
Aug 13
11:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn to cast for plastic perch with a Ranger!
Aug 13
11:30a
End Date

Spanish Exploration and El Camino Real

Mission Tejas State Park
Learn about the legacy that winds through MTSP…
Aug 13
1:00p
End Date

Seine Nets and Sand Sifters

Sea Rim State Park
Discover what kind of critters call Sea Rim home!
Aug 13
1:00p
End Date

Watercolors at the Lake

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Create your own nature-inspired souvenir
Aug 13
1:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Aug 13
1:00p
End Date

Story-time with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Rangers for Story-time! Rangers will read a fun and educational children’s book in our air-conditioned nature center!
Aug 13
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Aug 13
1:00p
End Date

Sargassum Search

Galveston Island State Park
Search through these tiny floating islands for the organisms that call the sargassum home.
Aug 13
1:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger and Craft

Buescher State Park
Cool off from the Texas heat and get those JR rangers ready for afternoon naptime!
Aug 13
2:00p
End Date

Knotty-time for Kids

Tyler State Park
Learn some basic knots every camper needs to know.
Aug 13
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Discovery Table - Animals in the Park

Village Creek State Park
Are you curious about the wildlife that lives in the park? Stop by the Nature Center to learn more about some of the animals that call the park home. Find out what a Bobcat pelt feels like, what species of snakes live here, how many teeth an Opossum has, who is the biggest predator in the park, and more!
Aug 13
3:00p
End Date

Salty Safari

Mustang Island State Park
See some fish, grab a crab, explore the shore
Aug 13
3:30p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Aug 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!
Aug 13
3:30p
End Date

Knot your Job

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn some useful knots to improve your outdoor skills.
Aug 13
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 13
6:00p
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!
Aug 13
7:00p
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.
Aug 13
7:00p
End Date

Sunset Watercolors

Hill Country State Natural Area
Create a Hill Country-inspired watercolor painting. No experience required!
Aug 13
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.
Aug 13
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society in stargazing and astronomy!
Aug 13
8:00p
End Date

Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
Aug 13
8:00p
End Date

Explore the Night Sky

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Enjoy a night of stargazing!
Aug 13
8:30p
End Date

Cowboy Poetry and Cattle Drive Songs

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
What did the cowboys do during night herding?
Aug 13
8:30p
End Date

Star Party

Fort Boggy State Park
Stars and planets and meteors, oh my!
Aug 13
8:30p
End Date

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing Party

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the celestial show!
Aug 13
8:30p
End Date

Moonrise Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join us on a nighttime hike to the top of Enchanted Rock!
Aug 13
9:00p
End Date

Scorpion Scavenger Hunt

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring an ultra-violet flashlight and join us in searching for scorpions along the trail in this evening hike!
Aug 14 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 14
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.
Aug 14
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!
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

River Critters

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join a park ranger for an introduction to birdwatching!
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

Making Tracks

Village Creek State Park
Every Animal leaves a track unique to its kind - even you! These tracks can tell a story. Come find out more about the stories that tracks can tell and what you can learn about the animal from the tracks it leaves behind.
Aug 14
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how homesteaders and cowboys would brew coffee while out on the range rounding up longhorns or just out on the frontier.
Aug 14
10:00a
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!
Aug 14
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 14
10:00a
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.
Aug 14
10:30a
End Date

Dog Days of Summer Guided Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring Fido for a fun, ranger-led hike on Sheldon Lake's trails.
Aug 14
11:00a
End Date

Snake Safety Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a quick hike to talk about snake species and safety!
Aug 14
1:00p
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!
Aug 14
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Aug 14
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger: Rock Shelter

McKinney Falls State Park
Find Ranger Lauren roaming the trail!
Aug 14
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.
Aug 14
2:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Aug 14
2:30p
End Date

Animal Adaptations

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the different animals you can find in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Aug 14
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 14
7:00p
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Aug 14
9:00p
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?
Aug 15
9:00a
End Date

Angler Education Instructor Training

Tyler State Park
Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor and teach fishing skills to kids and adults in your community.
Aug 16
9:00a
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.
Aug 16
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 17 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 17
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Join our park host birding experts on a walk through the park and learn about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Aug 17
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 18 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 18
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Aug 18
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.
Aug 18
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 18
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Aug 18
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Aug 18
7:30p
End Date

Sunset Watercolor

Galveston Island State Park
Unleash your creative side and enjoy the island's best sunsets.
Aug 19 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 19
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival instincts on this moderate, two-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Aug 19
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Goose Island State Park
Discover your new favorite hobby: archery!
Aug 19
9:00a
End Date

Monsoon Magic Bird Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Witness the magical bird diversity created by afternoon rains and the beginnings of fall migration by joining a ranger on a guided hike to a lush oasis in the desert.
Aug 19
9:00a
End Date

Paddling for Beginners

Village Creek State Park
Have you always wanted to kayak but never knew how or didn't have access? Join Ranger Alex for a guided paddling trip for beginners! We will launch at the park, learn some paddling basics and explore some of the wonders of Village Creek.
Aug 19
9:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger: Bat Story & Craft

Hill Country State Natural Area
Learn more about these unique nocturnal animals while enjoying a story read by a ranger. Then, make a paper craft to take home.
Aug 19
10:00a
End Date

Shipwrecked!

Mustang Island State Park
Can you survive on a deserted island? Come test your survival skills in an interactive game. The beach is a beautiful place to visit but could you survive being stranded? Meet us on the day use beach at 3pm to play the survival game.
Aug 19
10:00a
End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
The Gulf of Mexico is our destination. What exciting things will we see along the way?
Aug 19
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.
Aug 19
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Ranger Kathy will be hanging out at the canoe launch/picnic area every Friday in August from 2:00 - 3:00 pm to answer your questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation going, each week will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring your most pressing questions.
Aug 19
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Aug 19
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 19
5:30p
End Date

Canceled: Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn basic kayaking skills. Kayaks are provided. Reservations are required.
Aug 19
7:30p
End Date

Dusk Fishing with a Ranger

Huntsville State Park
Fishing on the lake with a sunset.
Aug 19
8:00p
End Date

Nature's Night Shift

Palmetto State Park
Join Ranger Samantha for a night hike full of adventures. Registration is required.
Aug 19
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike!

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
A guided nature hike on our trails - see what the park is like after dark!
Aug 19
8:45p
End Date

Ranger Station: Night Sky Observation

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Stop by and take some time to observe the wonders of the night sky.
Aug 19
9:00p
End Date

Scorpion Scavenger Hunt

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring an ultra-violet flashlight and join us in searching for scorpions along the trail in this evening hike!
Aug 19
9:00p
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.
Aug 20 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 20
7:00a
End Date

Peak Challenge Hike - North Franklin

Franklin Mountains State Park
Test yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains State Park.
Aug 20
8:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Have you ever wanted to learn how to fish but don't know how to get started?
Aug 20
8:30a
End Date

Paddle with a Park Ranger

Goose Island State Park
*Reservations Required* The bay is calling, and I must go...
Aug 20
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Join our park host birding experts on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Aug 20
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!
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Wonderful Watercolors

Palmetto State Park
Come and paint the wonderful scenery found here at Palmetto State Park
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Kid's Fish with the Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Fish tales made here.
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Fish ID and fishin' basics!
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Kid's Fish

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join Ranger Alicia as she teaches you the basics of fishing.
Aug 20
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.
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Guided Hike - Pollinators!

Village Creek State Park
August 20 is World Honeybee Awareness Day and World Mosquito Day. Did you know that both are pollinators? There are many, many pollinators, including beetles, flies, bats, birds, and more! Take a walk with a ranger on the new 1-mile long Longleaf Loop Trail to see how many pollinators and pollinator host plants that we can find.
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Create a Constellation

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Constellations help us make sense of the night sky, but there are plenty of stars left to create new constellations! Find your own pattern in the night sky.
Aug 20
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!
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Medicinal and Edible Plants Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join rangers for a one mile, one and a half hour guided hike featuring edible and medicinal plants on the Pineywoods Nature Trail Boardwalk.
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to learn how to shoot? Ages 10+ welcome! (Adults, that included you too!)
Aug 20
9:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2-mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come paint in the park.
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Create a Star Wheel

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Make and decorate your very own map of the night sky!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

Mission Tejas State Park
Nature can provide, if you know what to look for!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Basic Geocache

Fort Boggy State Park
There is hidden treasure out there just waiting for you to find!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Introduction to Dutch Oven

Bonham State Park
Learn how to use a Dutch oven to make your favorite camping recipes!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Navigation by Nature

Tyler State Park
Find your way without a map and compass!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the marsh and bay ecosystems, on land and below the surface.
Aug 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!
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Mustang Island State Park
Learn the kayaking essentials in the calm waters of Fish Pass
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Useful and Edible Plants

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Learn about the plants of deep south Texas and their importance to people & wildlife.
Aug 20
10:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!
Aug 20
10:00a
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.
Aug 20
10:30a
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.
Aug 20
10:30a
End Date

Underwater Discovery

Inks Lake State Park
Come join our volunteers or park rangers for some seining to see what they can collect from the lake!
Aug 20
11:00a
End Date

BioBlitz Beginners

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Want to learn how to use iNaturalist? Join us to learn and participate in a BioBlitz!
Aug 20
11:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn to cast for plastic perch with a Ranger!
Aug 20
1:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Aug 20
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Aug 20
1:00p
End Date

Wrack Line Treasure Hunt

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures are hidden in the tide line, if you look closely.
Aug 20
1:00p
End Date

Skins & Skulls

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn about wildlife you might see in the park
Aug 20
2:00p
End Date

***Canceled***Nature Walk

Lake Tawakoni State Park
We're sorry, but this event has been canceled.
Aug 20
2:00p
End Date

What's In This Water?

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Explorers of all ages can join us to discover the wonders of water through scientific methods.
Aug 20
2:00p
End Date

Civilian Conversation Corps: The Boys in Green

Tyler State Park
Who were the Civilian Conservation Corps?
Aug 20
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Aug 20
2:00p
End Date

Reading Ranger & Craft

Village Creek State Park
Beat the Texas heat! Pull up a chair and listen to a nature related story in the cool Nature Center. Then, let your creativity flow while you make a related, nature inspired craft to take home.
Aug 20
2:30p
End Date

Art in the Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Make a nature-themed art piece with a ranger.
Aug 20
3:00p
End Date

What's Washing In?

Mustang Island State Park
You never know what you might find!
Aug 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!
Aug 20
3:30p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Copper Breaks State Park
Come learn about the animals that call Copper Breaks home, and even give them a pet!
Aug 20
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 20
5:00p
End Date

🦕 24-Hr Dinosaur Valley iNaturalist BioBlitz 🦖

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Become a citizen scientist and help document nature around the park!
Aug 20
7:00p
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.
Aug 20
7:00p
End Date

Sunset Hike

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join us for an evening hike to a scenic overlook.
Aug 20
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.
Aug 20
8:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society and use their equipment for some amazing stargazing!
Aug 20
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

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

Walking with Spiders

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring a flashlight and join us in searching for Wolf Spiders along the trail in this evening hike!
Aug 20
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discover fun nighttime activities in the outdoors!
Aug 20
9:00p
End Date

Stories in our Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Aug 21 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 21
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!
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

River Critters

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Sunday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Aug 21
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.
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Critter Mystery

Village Creek State Park
Put on your thinking cap and let your inner detective shine. Use the clues provided and mug shots of likely culprits to solve the park who-done-it mystery.
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Watercolor Wonders

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Enjoy the outdoors by painting it!
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Fishing for Beginners

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get certified! Become a bona fide angler with Bentsen State Park. Open to all ages.
Aug 21
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how homesteaders and cowboys would brew coffee while out on the range rounding up longhorns or just out on the frontier.
Aug 21
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Every artist was first an amateur - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Aug 21
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!
Aug 21
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 21
10:00a
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.
Aug 21
11:00a
End Date

BioBlitz Beginners

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Want to learn how to use iNaturalist? Join us to learn and participate in a BioBlitz!
Aug 21
1:00p
End Date

Seine Nets and Sand Sifters

Sea Rim State Park
Discover what kind of critters call Sea Rim home!
Aug 21
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Aug 21
1:00p
End Date

Sargassum Search

Galveston Island State Park
Search through these tiny floating islands for the organisms that call the sargassum home.
Aug 21
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger: Rock Shelter

McKinney Falls State Park
Find Ranger Lauren roaming the trail!
Aug 21
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.
Aug 21
2:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Aug 21
3:00p
End Date

Watercolors at the Lake

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Create your own nature-inspired souvenir
Aug 21
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 21
8:00p
End Date

Deep in the Heart - Texas Wildlife Documentary

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Come see a screening of Deep in the Heart in the great outdoors at Lake Mineral Wells State Park's Lone Star Amphitheater.
Aug 23
8:30a
End Date

Morning Hike with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Start your morning off right...
Aug 24 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 24
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Join our park host birding experts on a walk through the park and learn about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Aug 24
3:00p
End Date

What's Washing In?

Mustang Island State Park
You never know what you might find!
Aug 24
7:00p
End Date

Summer Night Bouldering

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Join bouldering guides for this rock climbing tour as the sun goes down and the stars come up!
Aug 25 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 25
8:30a
End Date

Wild Wellness

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Connect with nature through exercise and meditation.
Aug 25
9:00a
End Date

Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

Guadalupe River State Park
Join us every Thursday for an easy nature hike with a beautiful view! Beginning in April, this hike starts at 9 am so we can beat the heat!
Aug 25
9:00a
End Date

Davis Mountains: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Davis Mountains State Park
Take an introductory deep dive into the Davis Mountains on this 1.5-mile hike.
Aug 25
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds in this beginners birding class!
Aug 25
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.
Aug 25
3:00p
End Date

Fort Davis Tales

Indian Lodge
Come hear stories of how the coolest town in Texas (and highest county seat) came to be.
Aug 25
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Aug 25
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!
Aug 25
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Aug 26 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 26
9:00a
End Date

Survival Hike

Davis Mountains State Park
Sharpen your survival instincts on this moderate, two-hour hike, as you encounter survival scenarios common in the Davis Mountains.
Aug 26
9:00a
End Date

Paddling for Beginners

Village Creek State Park
Have you always wanted to kayak but never knew how or didn't have access? Join Ranger Alex for a guided paddling trip for beginners! We will launch at the park, learn some paddling basics and explore some of the wonders of Village Creek.
Aug 26
10:00a
End Date

Beach Hike

Galveston Island State Park
The Gulf of Mexico is our destination. What exciting things will we see along the way?
Aug 26
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.
Aug 26
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger

Village Creek State Park
Ranger Kathy will be hanging out at the canoe launch/picnic area every Friday in August from 2:00 - 3:00 pm to answer your questions about plants, animals, park history, and goings on in the park. To get the conversation going, each week will highlight an interesting fact, tip, or feature of interest. Come by for a visit and bring your most pressing questions.
Aug 26
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Aug 26
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 26
7:00p
End Date

Essentials Survival Hike

Huntsville State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive in the woods?
Aug 26
7:30p
End Date

Night Sky

Bonham State Park
Night sky viewing
Aug 26
8:15p
End Date

Wonders of the Night

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Ever wonder what critters explore the park after dark?
Aug 26
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike!

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
A guided nature hike on our trails - see what the park is like after dark!
Aug 26
8:30p
End Date

Stargazing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
I wish I may, I wish I might, wish upon a star tonight!
Aug 26
8:30p
End Date

Stargazing with a Ranger

Hill Country State Natural Area
Stop by to explore the night sky & search for constellations.
Aug 26
8:30p
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?
Aug 26
8:30p
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?
Aug 26
9:00p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Aug 26
9:00p
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.
Aug 27 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 27
8:00a
End Date

Women's Hike - Aztec Caves

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert with other women, led by a female ranger or volunteer. Learn about best hiking practices and the unique desert ecosystems. This hike is open to women of all experience levels who are excited to spend more quality time outdoors.
Aug 27
8:00a
End Date

Birding Basics

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Mindy as she teaching birding basics and takes you on a short hike to test out your new knowledge.
Aug 27
8:30a
End Date

Prehistoric Projectile Technology: The Atlatl and Dart

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
What came before the bow and arrow?
Aug 27
8:30a
End Date

Paddle with a Park Ranger

Goose Island State Park
*Reservations Required* The bay is calling, and I must go...
Aug 27
8:30a
End Date

Birding On The Wild Side

Davis Mountains State Park
Join our park host birding experts on a birding walk through an area of the park few guests visit.
Aug 27
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!
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Morning Check-In (Online)

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join a ranger on Facebook Live for Lake Casa Blanca State Park updates, Q&A, and other fun information.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Junior Rangers in Training

Palmetto State Park
Come join Ranger Samantha to earn your badge to become the next Junior Ranger!
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Wheel Around the Park

South Llano River State Park
Come explore the park on two wheels!
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Nature Journaling

Village Creek State Park
Take your outdoor adventures to the next level - start a nature journal! Besides simply recording your nature discoveries, journaling helps you to become a better observer, engages your creative brain, develops an appreciation of nature, can be done anytime, anywhere, and is very relaxing. All ages are welcome.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Saturday Honey Creek Nature Hike

Honey Creek State Natural Area
Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek!
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Try archery and learn a lifetime sport. **Registration is required, program limited to 15 participants. More information given after registration.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

LBJ's 114th Birthday

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate President Johnson's birthday at LBJ National Park and LBJ State Park
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Cancelled - Basic Fishing Clinic - Fort Parker State Park

Fort Parker State Park
This event has been cancelled.
Aug 27
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!
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Wind and Water Works

Learn about windmills and water supply at the farm
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

Guided Nature Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Join a park ranger on a short .2-mile hike down to Devil's Waterhole to learn about native plants and local geology.
Aug 27
9:00a
End Date

The Hiking Dead - A Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Would you survive the zombie apocalypse? Join us for a 1 mile hike to find out.
Aug 27
9:30a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Get a taste of tradition! Learn some camp cooking the old fashioned way.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Fun and Games Outpost

Bonham State Park
Test your skills at games from yesteryear
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Kayaking 101

Blanco State Park
Learn the basics of kayaking. All equipment provided.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Wildlife Bingo

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Come learn about wildlife.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Nature Hike

Fort Boggy State Park
No local grocery store? The land provided many things for the settlers of Fort Boggy.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Wildfood Walk

Tyler State Park
Edible and useful plants of the Post oak savannah.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Bay Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the marsh and bay ecosystems, on land and below the surface.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Leave No Trace

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Come and learn what Leave No Trace principles are all about and how you can apply them to your daily life!
Aug 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!
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Beach Fishing Basics

Mustang Island State Park
Fish with the pros!
Aug 27
10:00a
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.
Aug 27
10:00a
End Date

Wildlife Detectives

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Follow the clues and discover what ate that leaf.
Aug 27
10:30a
End Date

Outgoing Outdoors

Palmetto State Park
Join us to learn something useful, new, or old about the great outdoors in order to become a better steward.
Aug 27
10:30a
End Date

Archery 101 (Reservation Required)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Learn the skill of archery at Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Aug 27
10:30a
End Date

Dog Days of Summer Guided Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring Fido for a fun, ranger-led hike on Sheldon Lake's trails.
Aug 27
10:30a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Inks Lake State Park
Free fishing clinic held at the North Fishing Pier.
Aug 27
11:00a
End Date

Junior Ranger Academy

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come work with an actual Park Ranger to earn your Junior Ranger badge!
Aug 27
11:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn to cast for plastic perch with a Ranger!
Aug 27
1:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Aug 27
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Aug 27
2:00p
End Date

What Knot?

Village Creek State Park
Cool off in the Nature Center and learn some basic knots that every camper should know. Need to secure your gear? There's a knot for that. Need to shorten your tent guy lines? There's a knot for that. Need to tie up your trusty steed? There is a knot for that too!
Aug 27
2:00p
End Date

Caddo Culture: Everyday Life and Epic Legends

Tyler State Park
Explore the Caddo Confederacy.
Aug 27
2:00p
End Date

Moonlight Madness

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Learn the phases on the moon and why it looks like it does!
Aug 27
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Aug 27
2:30p
End Date

Plant Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find native plants in the park on a stroll through the garden.
Aug 27
3:00p
End Date

What's Washing In?

Mustang Island State Park
You never know what you might find!
Aug 27
3:30p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Aug 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!
Aug 27
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 27
4:00p
End Date

Sun Fun

Copper Breaks State Park
Observe the sun through a solar filter and learn about our closest star.
Aug 27
7:00p
End Date

Astronomy 101

Pedernales Falls State Park
Learn the basics of Stargazing with various types of equipment!
Aug 27
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.
Aug 27
8:30p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

Moonless Myths, Stargazing at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
Admire the stars in your park’s dark sky and hear the stories they share!
Aug 27
9:00p
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?
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

Scorpion Scavenger Hunt

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Bring an ultra-violet flashlight and join us in searching for scorpions along the trail in this evening hike!
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

Stargazing the Texas Night Sky

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
“The stars at night are big and bright …” Learn more about one of Texas’ best natural resources – the night sky.
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Aug 27
9:00p
End Date

Stories in our Stars

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a Park Ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars.
Aug 28 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 28
7:00a
End Date

Old Tin Mine Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join a Park Ranger or volunteer guides for a hike out to the El Paso Tin Mines, the remains of a mining operation from the early 1900s.
Aug 28
7:30a
End Date

Last Sunday Hike - West Cottonwood Springs

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join a park ranger on a guided hike through the Western foothills of the Franklin Mountains.
Aug 28
8:30a
End Date

Catfish Cove Kayak Cruise (Reservation Required)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Explore the park from the water's edge!
Aug 28
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!
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

River Critters

McKinney Falls State Park
Have you ever wondered what's swimming in the water right next to you? Not all heroes wear capes - meet the teeny tiny river critters we hardly ever notice that play a vital role in river health!
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Backyard Bass

Village Creek State Park
Learn how to cast for fish with a real rod & reel. Practice your casting skills by catching toy "fish". Learn about fishing rules & ethics, and fish identification all on dry land, and without hooks. Then, check out a rod and reel and put your new skills to use!
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Aug 28
9:00a
End Date

Birding 101

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Join a park ranger for an introduction to birdwatching!
Aug 28
10:00a
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 28
10:00a
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.
Aug 28
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse
Aug 28
10:30a
End Date

Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

Pedernales Falls State Park
See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife!
Aug 28
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!
Aug 28
1:00p
End Date

Visitors Center History Tour

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Explore the unique history of the CCC-built "Keeper's Cottage" at the El Camino Real Visitors Center and learn the fascinating story behind this beautiful building.
Aug 28
2:00p
End Date

Roving Ranger: Rock Shelter

McKinney Falls State Park
Find Ranger Lauren roaming the trail!
Aug 28
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.
Aug 28
2:00p
End Date

Nature Craft-ivities!

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative in this educational series featuring games, activities and a takeaway craft on various nature topics
Aug 28
2:30p
End Date

Animal Adaptations

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the different animals you can find in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Aug 28
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Aug 29
1:00p
End Date

Seine Nets and Sand Sifters

Sea Rim State Park
Discover what kind of critters call Sea Rim home!
Aug 30
9:00a
End Date

A Slice of Palo Duro Pie

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Learn about the geology that makes up each slice of Palo Duro Canyon in this short hike.
Aug 30
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Aug 31 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Aug 31
9:30a
End Date

Birding 101

Davis Mountains State Park
Join our park host birding experts on a walk through the park and learn about seasonal and migratory birds of the Davis Mountains.
Aug 31
2:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.

September 2022

Sep 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 1 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 1
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Sep 2 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 2 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 2
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 2
8:45p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Sep 3 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 3 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 3
9:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Interested in learning to cook in a Dutch Oven over a campfire? Daingerfield State Park is the place to be!
Sep 3
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!
Sep 3
9:00a
End Date

Archery 101

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Want to learn how to shoot? Ages 10+ welcome! (Adults, that included you too!)
Sep 3
9:00a
End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Learn tips and tricks for fishing from the beach!
Sep 3
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Sep 3
9:00a
End Date

Tour of Historic Fort Leaton

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Fort Leaton has been a cultural crossroads for over 170 years. Join a ranger or guide for a tour that brings the fort’s adobe walls to life!
Sep 3
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.
Sep 3
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a short hike as we learn about the native plants that inhabit the three ecozones present at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Sep 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!
Sep 3
11:00a
End Date

Bag a Bug ― Critter Catch & Release

Mission Tejas State Park
Bug out with a Ranger, help catch and ID some insects!
Sep 3
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Food Chain!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about the food chain and create your own food chain by making paper links!
Sep 3
2:00p
End Date

Wildfood Walk

Tyler State Park
Edible and useful plants of the Pineywoods.
Sep 3
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Roping with a Ranger

Copper Breaks State Park
Learn to rope a steer at Copper Breaks State Park!
Sep 3
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 3
8:00p
End Date

Movie Night

Fort Boggy State Park
It's movie night at Fort Boggy!
Sep 3
8:30p
End Date
Sep 3
8:45p
End Date

Marvel at the Moon

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and get reacquainted with the moon!
Sep 4 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 4 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 4
7:30a
End Date

Peak Challenge - Thousand Steps

Franklin Mountains State Park
Challenge yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains.
Sep 4
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Sep 4
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Sep 4
10:00a
End Date

Recreating in Remote Places - Ranger Talk

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Have you ever wanted to plan an epic adventure far, far away but didn't know where to start?
Sep 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!
Sep 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!
Sep 5
10:00a
End Date

Earn Your Junior Ranger Badge

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Take a walk with Ranger Regina and become an official Junior Ranger!
Sep 7 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 7 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 8 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 8 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 8
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Sep 9 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 9 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 9
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 9
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 9
6:30p
End Date

Texas Outdoor Family Outdoor Leadership Training | Inks Lake State Park (Application Open Until August 15th)

Inks Lake State Park
The Texas Outdoor Family program provides 900+ families with a "Learn to Camp" experience in Texas State Parks each year. Could you help?
Sep 10 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 10 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 10
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!
Sep 10
9:00a
End Date

Recreating in Remote Places - Guided Bike Ride

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Explore the Llano loop on two wheels!
Sep 10
9:00a
End Date

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Abilene State Park
Sep 10
10:00a
End Date

Leave no Trace

Fort Boggy State Park
7 principles of leave no trace. What's this?
Sep 10
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Demo at Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demo presented by Uncle Mikes Outdoor Kitchen. -Get familiar with basic equipment and techniques -Learn simple recipes -Live Q&A and cooking demonstration -Free samples! Yum!
Sep 10
10:00a
End Date

CCC Hike - Guided tour of the Bois d' Arc Trail

Bonham State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) features hidden around the park and on the Bois d' Arc Trail.
Sep 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!
Sep 10
10:30a
End Date

Trekking to Tejas

Mission Tejas State Park
A 600 mile road trip in 1690… sounds like fun!
Sep 10
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!
Sep 10
2:00p
End Date

Wilderness Backpack

Tyler State Park
Get ready for a backcountry adventure!
Sep 10
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 10
3:00p
End Date

Ranger Backcountry Hike

Tyler State Park
Thinking about a trip to the backcountry?
Sep 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!
Sep 10
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 10
8:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Date Change: The August 6th program has been cancelled due to the continuing hot weather that is not good for equipment or people. A new date will be added to this list to offer another option later in the fall in hopes of cooler temps. 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. DATE CHANGE: Due to the extreme heat the August 6th program has been ! We hope to see you at an upcoming event.
Sep 10
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Sep 11 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 11 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 11
8:30a
End Date

Women's Hike - Schaeffer Shuffle

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert with other women, led by a female ranger or volunteer. Learn about best hiking practices and the unique desert ecosystems. This hike is open to women of all experience levels who are excited to spend more quality time outdoors.
Sep 11
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Sep 11
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Sep 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!
Sep 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!
Sep 14 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 14 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 15 End Date

Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
SUMMER HOURS: May, June, July, August to September 15, 2022, the park will only be offering one guided-only hike at 10am on Wednesday through Sunday to go down into the canyon to view pictographs. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit and reserve your spot on tour, click on title (above) for FAQs.
Sep 15 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 15
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Sep 16 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 16
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!
Sep 16
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 16
6:30p
End Date

Inks Lake State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area (Registration Open)

Inks Lake State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 17 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 17
8:30a
End Date

Lantern-lit Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Step back in time and explore the copper prospecting mine by lantern light.
Sep 17
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!
Sep 17
9:00a
End Date

Recreating in Remote Places - Guided Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Take a guided hike of the Cinco Tinajas Trail and learn tips for hiking in the Chihuahuan desert!
Sep 17
10:00a
End Date

Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Sep 17
10:00a
End Date

Introduction to Dutch Oven

Bonham State Park
Learn how to use a Dutch oven to make your favorite camping recipes!
Sep 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!
Sep 17
10:45a
End Date

Beginner Bushcraft – Survival Shelter

Mission Tejas State Park
Because who needs a tent anyway?
Sep 17
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Fireflies!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story about fireflies and make your own firefly.
Sep 17
1:00p
End Date

Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Sep 17
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Sep 17
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 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!
Sep 17
7:30p
End Date

Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join the knowledgeable San Antonio Astronomical Association to learn about the night sky and to take a closer look through their telescopes.
Sep 17
7:45p
End Date

Night Hike

Fort Boggy State Park
How to do the animals in the park get around at night?
Sep 17
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.
Sep 17
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Sep 17
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Sep 18 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 18
9:00a
End Date

Fish with a Ranger

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Choke Canyon offers some of the best fishing in Texas! Come join us for a relaxing morning at the lake. Equipment provided! Ages 7+
Sep 18
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Sep 18
10:00a
End Date

Seed Stomp

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Plant wildflower seeds for future generations!
Sep 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!
Sep 18
1:00p
End Date

Native Bread Basket

Franklin Mountains State Park
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, take a step back in time and explore the different native plants that would have been used to make dietary staples before European wheat was introduced.
Sep 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!
Sep 21 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 22 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 22
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Sep 22
9:00p
End Date

Astronomy with Buddy

South Llano River State Park
Come by for a quick look at the stars!
Sep 23 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 23
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 23
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 23
6:30p
End Date

Galveston Island State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Galveston Island State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 23
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
*Limited availability, registration required* Creatures of the night from scorpions to bats might make an appearance on this hike. Anything is possible! Join us for a hike to see some of these creatures.
Sep 24 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 24
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!
Sep 24
9:00a
End Date

Hawk Watch!

Tyler State Park
Look to the skies during peak hawk migration.
Sep 24
10:00a
End Date

Become a Junior Ranger

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join Ranger Mindy and become an official State Park Junior Ranger.
Sep 24
10:00a
End Date

The Weary Woods

Inks Lake State Park
Learn about some of the pests and pathogens that can harm our native trees.
Sep 24
10:00a
End Date

Recreating in Remote Places - 4X4 Vehicle Scavenger Hunt

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Learn how to have epic 4-wheel-drive adventures safely and respectfully from our rangers who drive these rough roads everyday!
Sep 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!
Sep 24
10:30a
End Date

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

Mission Tejas State Park
Nature can provide, if you know what to look for!
Sep 24
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Raccoons!

Brazos Bend State Park
Listen to the story and make your own raccoon!
Sep 24
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 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!
Sep 24
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 24
8:00p
End Date

STARWALK

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger and volunteers on a night of deep sky exploration of our solar system where we can see planets, constellations, nebulas, and distant galaxies.
Sep 24
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
Sep 25 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 25
9:00a
End Date

Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail

Lake Whitney State Park
Explore the 1-mile trail with a master naturalist as you become a bird sleuth. Learn to identify birds not only by sight but by sound using an app on your phone. Call or email Rita at the park to sign up. Group sizes will be limited to 15 to allow all to fit the trail space and hear the speaker.
Sep 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!
Sep 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!
Sep 28 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 29 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 29
6:30p
End Date

Line Dancing Class

McKinney Falls State Park
Don't miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome.
Sep 30 End Date

Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.
Sep 30
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!
Sep 30
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Sep 30
4:00p
End Date

THE Palo Duro Van Tour

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Beat the heat with a drive through Palo Duro Canyon from the comfort of our van.
Sep 30
6:30p
End Date

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

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Sep 30
9:00p
End Date

Recreating in Remote Places - Campfire Chat

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join Ranger Regina around the campfire to talk about our upcoming events and adventures to be had!

October 2022

Oct 1
8:00a
End Date

Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail Cleanup

Fort Parker State Park
Work with staff from Fort Parker State Park to clean up the 5 miles of Navasota River that make up the Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail, and also the shoreline of Fort Parker Lake. We will be removing litter and other debris that has washed into the river or lake.
Oct 1
9:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Interested in learning to cook in a Dutch Oven over a campfire? Daingerfield State Park is the place to be!
Oct 1
9:00a
End Date

Shore Fishing Clinic

Sea Rim State Park
Learn tips and tricks for fishing from the beach!
Oct 1
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Oct 1
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.
Oct 1
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Oct 1
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a short hike as we learn about the native plants that inhabit the three ecozones present at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
Oct 1
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 1
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story and make your own bat puppet!
Oct 1
2:00p
End Date

"Lost" in the Forest

Tyler State Park
Explore what it means to be "lost" in the forest.
Oct 1
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 1
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 1
7:00p
End Date

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society and use their equipment for some amazing stargazing!
Oct 1
8:30p
End Date
Oct 2
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Oct 2
10:00a
End Date

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk along the Fort Leaton Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
Oct 2
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 2
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 7
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Oct 7
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

CCC Hike - Guided tour of the Bois d' Arc Trail

Bonham State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) features hidden around the park and on the Bois d' Arc Trail.
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
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
2:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Demo at Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demo presented by Uncle Mikes Outdoor Kitchen. Get familiar with basic equipment and techniques. Learn simple recipes. Live Q&A and cooking demonstration. Free Samples! Yum!
Oct 8
2:00p
End Date

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators

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

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
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 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
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 9
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Oct. 9-14

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Oct. 9-14 for a public hunt.
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
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 14
6:30p
End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Two Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 15
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 10/15/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Limited to 15 participants and online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click on blue title for more details.
Oct 15
9:30a
End Date

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area (Registration Open)

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Oct 15
10:00a
End Date

Life in the Desert Nature Walk

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk as we explore how plants, animals, and even people have adapted to the desert for thousands of years!
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

Introduction to Dutch Oven

Bonham State Park
Learn how to use a Dutch oven to make your favorite camping recipes!
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
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
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us for a walk along the Sauceda Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
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
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 21
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 22
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 10/22/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 15 participants. This guided hike takes participants into remote areas of the Seminole and Presa Canyons. Please click on blue title for full tour description.
Oct 22
9:30a
End Date

Palmetto State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Austin Area (Registration Open)

Palmetto State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
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

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Storytime and Crafts: Bats!

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a story and make your own bat puppet!
Oct 22
11:00a
End Date

Backpacking 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a park ranger to learn about backpacking tips, tricks, and routes for all experience levels.
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Tyler State Park
Can you survive?
Oct 22
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
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
7:30p
End Date

Star Party - International Observe the Moon Night

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
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
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 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
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Oct 28
6:15p
End Date

Bat Walk

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Walk with a ranger around Fort Leaton on the lookout for the bats who live there!
Oct 29
9:30a
End Date

Huntsville State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
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
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

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
When it comes to bats, truth is stranger than fiction!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Huntsville State Park Fish-or-Treat

Huntsville State Park
Come out and have some spooky fishing fun at the Huntsville Halloween Fish-or-Treat!
Oct 29
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
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
5:00p
End Date

Trunk or Treat

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for an evening of family-friendly trick-or-treating and fun!
Oct 29
6:00p
End Date

Halloween in the Park

Abilene State Park
Safe trick-or-treating at the park!
Oct 29
8:00p
End Date

Star Talks in the Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Date Change: The August 6th program has been cancelled due to the continuing hot weather that is not good for equipment or people. A new date will be added to this list to offer another option later in the fall in hopes of cooler temps. 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. DATE CHANGE: Due to the extreme heat the August 6th program has been ! We hope to see you at an upcoming event.
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
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

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

November 2022

Nov 4
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Nov 4
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 5
9:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Interested in learning to cook in a Dutch Oven over a campfire? Daingerfield State Park is the place to be!
Nov 5
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Nov 5
9:30a
End Date

Dinosaur Valley State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area (Registration Open)

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
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

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a short hike as we learn about the native plants that inhabit the three ecozones present at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
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
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 5
8:30p
End Date
Nov 6
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
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 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 12
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 11/12/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click on blue title for more details.
Nov 12
10:00a
End Date

CCC Hike - Guided tour of the Bois d' Arc Trail

Bonham State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) features hidden around the park and on the Bois d' Arc Trail.
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
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

Dutch Oven Demo at Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demo presented by Uncle Mikes Outdoor Kitchen. Get familiar with basic equipment and techniques. Learn simple recipes. Live Q&A and cooking demonstration. Free Samples! Yum!
Nov 12
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Inks Lake Star Party!

Inks Lake State Park
Join the Austin Astronomical Society and use their equipment for some amazing stargazing!
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
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 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 19
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 11/19/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required and limit of 15 participants. This guided only hike takes participants into remote areas of the Park. Click blue title for more details.
Nov 19
9:30a
End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Registration Open)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Nov 19
10:00a
End Date

Introduction to Dutch Oven

Bonham State Park
Learn how to use a Dutch oven to make your favorite camping recipes!
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
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
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
6:00p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
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
7:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Nov 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for a night under the stars to learn about the night sky!
Nov 19
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
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 24
10:30a
End Date

5th Annual Turkey Trot 5K/-Mile Fun Run

South Llano River State Park
Come earn those Thanksgiving calories !
Nov 25
10:00a
End Date

Opt Outside: Cinco Tinajas Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Walk off your Thanksgiving meal by joining a park ranger for a moderate hike along one of Big Bend Ranch State Park's hidden-treasure trails!
Nov 25
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Nov 26
10:00a
End Date

Deck the Halls

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Learn about making Christmas decorations with natural materials
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
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
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Nov 26
6:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Enjoy a night of stargazing at our International Dark Sky park during the holidays!
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!
Nov 27
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed Nov. 27-Dec. 2 for a public hunt.

December 2022

Dec 2
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

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

Dutch Oven Cooking

Daingerfield State Park
Interested in learning to cook in a Dutch Oven over a campfire? Daingerfield State Park is the place to be!
Dec 3
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
Dec 3
10:00a
End Date

Nature Walk

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a short hike as we learn about the native plants that inhabit the three ecozones present at Stephen F. Austin State Park.
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
2:00p
End Date

Christmas at the Ranch

South Llano River State Park
Come enjoy some Christmas Cheer!
Dec 3
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
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 3
7:00p
End Date

Star Party!

South Llano River State Park
Come look through a telescope, find constellations, and more!
Dec 4
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Dec 4
10:00a
End Date

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join us for a walk along the Fort Leaton Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
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 4
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Dec. 4-9

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed December 4-9 for a public hunt.
Dec 5 End Date

NO TOURS OFFERED During Hunts December 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
No guided tours offered on the following dates during Park hunt dates of November 17th, 18th and morning of the 19th. Tours resume on afternoon of December 9 at 3pm.
Dec 6 End Date

NO TOURS OFFERED During Hunts December 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
No guided tours offered on the following dates during Park hunt dates of November 17th, 18th and morning of the 19th. Tours resume on afternoon of December 9 at 3pm.
Dec 7 End Date

NO TOURS OFFERED During Hunts December 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
No guided tours offered on the following dates during Park hunt dates of November 17th, 18th and morning of the 19th. Tours resume on afternoon of December 9 at 3pm.
Dec 8 End Date

NO TOURS OFFERED During Hunts December 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
No guided tours offered on the following dates during Park hunt dates of November 17th, 18th and morning of the 19th. Tours resume on afternoon of December 9 at 3pm.
Dec 9 End Date

NO TOURS OFFERED During Hunts December 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
No guided tours offered on the following dates during Park hunt dates of November 17th, 18th and morning of the 19th. Tours resume on afternoon of December 9 at 3pm.
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 10
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 12/10/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where you will see several remnant sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and the Seminole Watering Hole, a historic stopover/campsite for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click blue title for more details.
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
2:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Demo at Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake State Park
Join us for a Dutch oven cooking demo presented by Uncle Mikes Outdoor Kitchen. Get familiar with basic equipment and techniques. Learn simple recipes. Live Q&A and cooking demonstration. Free Samples! Yum!
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 10
6:00p
End Date

Fa La La in the Forest

Abilene State Park
Come see the Christmas light show at Abilene State Park!
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 17
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 12/17/2022

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Please click blue title for more details.
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
3:30p
End Date

Track Talk

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks!
Dec 17
6:00p
End Date

Star Party

Abilene State Park
A night of stargazing!
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

Why Does Everything Hurt?

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us for a walk along the Sauceda Nature Trail to learn why desert plants are so prickly!
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 18
5:30p
End Date

53rd Annual Tree Lighting

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Enjoy this special tradition started 53 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson
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 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
3:30p
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 End Date

Christmas Bird Count - Bentsen/Anzalduas

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Birders of all skill levels are invited to help survey birds in our count circle. Participation is free.
Dec 30
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
Dec 30
6:30p
End Date

Starrytelling

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Enjoy a night of stargazing at our International Dark Sky park during the holidays!
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!

January 2023

Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Start your year off on the right foot.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Fresno West Rim

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Start the new year off right with a hike to the iconic West Rim overlook in the park's interior.
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
2:00p
End Date

First Day Paddle

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Start your year off with some fun.
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
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 01/07/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Please click on above blue title for more information.
Jan 7
9:00a
End Date

Lake Hike

Abilene State Park
Get outside, get fit!
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
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 01/21/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Click above blue title for more information.
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!
Jan 29
8:00p
End Date

Public Hunt: Park Interior Closed Jan. 29 - Feb. 3

Big Bend Ranch State Park
The interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park will be closed January 29 - February 3 for a public hunt (Quail).

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
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Guided Hike 02/04/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.
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
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 02/11/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Online registration required. Click above blue title for more details.
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
2:00p
End Date

Meet The Longhorns

Copper Breaks State Park
Meet some of the official state longhorn herd!
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
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 11
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 03/11/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
Mar 12
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/12/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Click blue title above for more details.
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
8:00a
End Date

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike 03/18/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION.
Mar 19
8:00a
End Date

Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/19/2023

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis. Click blue title above for more details.
Mar 31
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
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
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Apr 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!
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 13
9:00a
End Date

24th Annual Open House

Lake Brownwood State Park
Join us for programs and activities to learn about about the resources of our park and Texas!
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!

September 2023

Sep 30
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!

October 2023

Oct 1
8:00a
End Date

Birding Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is home to over 300 species of birds; it's the perfect place to bird-watch all year round!
Oct 14
10:00a
End Date

Annular Eclipse

Abilene State Park
Join us for this spectacle in the sky!