Calendar of Events

Wheelchair-friendly

The events are accessible for people with mobility impairments. 

February 2023

Feb 9
9:30a
End Date

Thursday Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Feb 9
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees in deep South Texas!
Feb 11
8:30a
End Date

Coffee with Company 3822-V

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee and learn how CCC Company 3822-V changed the face of Goliad with the reconstruction of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Feb 11
10:00a
End Date

Cordage - The Leaves that Bind

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Discover how Native Americans made rope from yucca leaves, then try it yourself!
Feb 11
10:00a
End Date

Kid Fish at Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill State Park
Come learn the basics of fishing at Cedar Hill State Park!
Feb 11
1:00p
End Date

We LOVE Nature Celebration!

Cleburne State Park
Is nature YOUR Valentine? Come join us and celebrate our LOVE for NATURE!
Feb 11
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
You can’t sit around and wait for somebody to say who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it - Faith Ringgold
Feb 11
2:00p
End Date

Tea for Texas

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Do you love tea? Want to try something new? Get a taste for wild valley tea from native plants!
Feb 11
3:00p
End Date

Wild Courtship

Abilene State Park
Looking for a fun Valentines date? Bring your partner out to learn about the unique courtship rituals of native Texas animals!
Feb 12
8:30a
End Date

Coffee with Company 3822-V

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee and learn how CCC Company 3822-V changed the face of Goliad with the reconstruction of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Feb 12
10:00a
End Date

Candle Making

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
See how mission inhabitants kept the "lights" on with candle making!
Feb 12
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!
Feb 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Feb 16
8:30a
End Date

Coffee with a Ranger

Goose Island State Park
Stop by our historic CCC Recreation Hall for some coffee and a Q&A with a park ranger.
Feb 16
9:30a
End Date

Thursday Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Feb 16
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.
Feb 17
8:00a
End Date

Great Backyard Bird Count Scavenger Hunt

Cedar Hill State Park
The Great Backyard Bird Count is upon us, and it is time to celebrate the birds!
Feb 18
8:30a
End Date

Coffee with Company 3822-V

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee and learn how CCC Company 3822-V changed the face of Goliad with the reconstruction of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Experience a Day in the Life of a CCC Enrollee

Huntsville State Park
🎉 Take an interactive tour through the life of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Read about their formation, get hands-on with their tools and uniforms, visit the camp store to shop the benefits of being an enrollee. And hear from the men themselves, though their newsletter, as you stand in Ravens Lodge and look out at Lake Raven that they helped create.
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Dutch Oven Cooking - Mouthwatering meals made here! Reservations required to participate.
Feb 18
9:30a
End Date

Saturday Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Feb 18
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.
Feb 18
2:00p
End Date

Watercolor

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and enjoy some watercolors.
Feb 19
8:30a
End Date

Coffee with Company 3822-V

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee and learn how CCC Company 3822-V changed the face of Goliad with the reconstruction of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Feb 19
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
You can’t sit around and wait for somebody to say who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it - Faith Ringgold
Feb 19
10:00a
End Date

Birding for Beginners

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn how to identify birds in this beginners birding class!
Feb 19
10:00a
End Date

Origins of Hot Chocolate

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
A favorite winter drink has a surprising history! Learn how hot chocolate evolved from a cold and bitter drink into the sweet treat we enjoy today.
Feb 19
1:00p
End Date

Backyard Bass - Learn to Cast

McKinney Falls State Park
Learn to cast for plastic perch with a Ranger!
Feb 20 End Date

StoryWalk® "The Golden Acorn"

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring the family to stroll through our self-guided and educational storybook walk-through on our trails!
Feb 23
9:30a
End Date

Thursday Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Feb 23
10:00a
End Date

Native Tree Tour

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Learn about the native trees in deep South Texas!
Feb 25
8:30a
End Date

Coffee with Company 3822-V

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee and learn how CCC Company 3822-V changed the face of Goliad with the reconstruction of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Feb 25
9:30a
End Date

Saturday Birding Tour

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Spot some of the over 200 species of birds identified at Lake Corpus Christi State Park!
Feb 25
10:00a
End Date

Wonders of Weaving

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Get an introduction to different types of weaving, a skill that was once very important to the mission inhabitants!
Feb 25
10:00a
End Date

Atlatl

South Llano River State Park
Join a Ranger and practice your ancient hunter and gather skills.
Feb 25
1:00p
End Date

Kid's Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing.
Feb 25
2:00p
End Date

Skins and Skulls!

South Llano River State Park
Check out animal skins and furs found in the Hill Country.
Feb 25
2:00p
End Date

Crafting Clouds

Abilene State Park
Come learn about and create your own clouds!
Feb 25
2:30p
End Date

Plant Walk

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Find native plants in the park on a stroll through the garden.
Feb 25
3:00p
End Date

The Daytime Sky

Tyler State Park
Astronomy in the daytime!
Feb 25
6:00p
End Date

The Nighttime Sky

Tyler State Park
The Moon, planets, stars, and constellations.
Feb 26
8:30a
End Date

Coffee With A Ranger

Abilene State Park
Ain't nothing like a warm cup of coffee on a chilly morning around a fire! Come sit with one of our rangers and chat a while.
Feb 26
8:30a
End Date

Coffee with Company 3822-V

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee and learn how CCC Company 3822-V changed the face of Goliad with the reconstruction of Mission Espiritu Santo.
Feb 26
10:00a
End Date

Cordage - The Leaves that Bind

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Discover how Native Americans made rope from yucca leaves, then try it yourself!
Feb 26
2:30p
End Date

Junior Ranger Explorers

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Earn Junior Ranger pins by completing an activity journal with a ranger!

March 2023

Mar 4
2:00p
End Date

Outdoor Photography 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Ever wondered how to capture that amazing image? Find out a few tips and tricks for your next photography outing.
Mar 11
9:00a
End Date

Pioneer and Settler Day!

Lake Livingston State Park
🎉 Join us for a frontier-themed day at the park. We will feature different programs starting at 9 am that cover how people lived and worked in the pioneer era.
Mar 11
1:30p
End Date

Skins and Skulls

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us during a come-and-go program that allows a great way to see and learn about park wildlife close up!
Mar 11
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Mar 12
2:00p
End Date

Becoming a Junior Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and earn your badge!
Mar 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Mar 17
2:00p
End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Need some new fishing stories? Join a ranger learning the basics of fishing. All ages and stages welcome.
Mar 18
9:00a
End Date

Luck of the Irish Archery Shoot

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Go for the gold! Try archery and learn a lifetime sport. **Registration is required, program limited to 12 participants.  More information given after registration.
Mar 18
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Calling all artist! Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse
Mar 19
10:00a
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Every artist was first an amateur - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mar 25
8:30a
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Cast iron cooking - cowboy classic! Reservations required to participate.
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Pollinators and Parks!

Guadalupe River State Park
🎉 Celebrating 100 years of State Parks in Texas with an extra special version of our annual Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta.
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Sea Center Texas Nature Day

Sea Center Texas
Come celebrate nature with Sea Center Texas! This is a free event to attend. Participate in Catch-&-Release fishing, pet live reptiles, watch the Birds of Prey show, and more!
Mar 25
10:00a
End Date

Spring Fling - 100 Year Celebration

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
🎉 Who is ready for some spring fun? We are!
Mar 25
1:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Dutch Oven Cooking - Mouthwatering meals made here! Reservations required to participate.
Mar 25
8:30p
End Date

Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Discover fun nighttime activities in the outdoors!
Mar 26
8:30a
End Date

Coffee With A Ranger

Abilene State Park
Ain't nothing like a warm cup of coffee on a chilly morning around a fire! Come sit with one of our rangers and chat a while.

April 2023

Apr 1
9:00a
End Date

Festival of the Fish

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
🎉 Here fishy, fishy, fish! We will have several come and go programs during this celebration of fish.
Apr 14
8:00p
End Date

Caddo Homecoming!

Caddo Lake State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks and 30 years of good conservation with the Caddo Lake Institute. Walk into yesteryear at Caddo Lake State Park and try your hand at canoeing, fishing, games, art, and a sock hop! Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, visit an outreach table or local presentation, and grab a bite to eat!
Apr 15
10:00a
End Date

McKinney Falls Fest: 100-year Celebration

McKinney Falls State Park
🎉 Join us in celebrating 100 years of Texas State Parks and McKinney Falls State Park's 47th anniversary!
Apr 15
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Apr 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Apr 22
6:00p
End Date

Airstrip Astronomy

Big Bend Ranch State Park
🎉 Join us for an exciting night of stargazing, astrophotography and astronomy-based oral history at the Sauceda Airstrip!
Apr 22
8:30p
End Date

Celebration under the Stars

Pedernales Falls State Park
🎉 Come celebrate 100 years of State Parks with a party under the stars!
Apr 30
8:30a
End Date

Coffee With A Ranger

Abilene State Park
Ain't nothing like a warm cup of coffee on a chilly morning around a fire! Come sit with one of our rangers and chat a while.

May 2023

May 6
9:00a
End Date

100-Year Fun For All Celebration

Inks Lake State Park
🎉 Join us for a fun filled and all-inclusive day with a variety of programs modified for accessibility needs.
May 13
9:00a
End Date

Mile-High Mountains Fest

Davis Mountains State Park
🎉 Please join us for a special day of fun and celebration.
May 17
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
May 20
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
May 28
8:30a
End Date

Coffee With A Ranger

Abilene State Park
Ain't nothing like a warm cup of coffee on a chilly morning around a fire! Come sit with one of our rangers and chat a while.

June 2023

Jun 3 End Date

Fishing 101!

Lake Livingston State Park
🎉 Join park rangers for a day full of programs designed to teach you all of the skills you need to start fishing!
Jun 21
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

July 2023

Jul 19
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Jul 22
9:00a
End Date

Kids Fish

Sea Rim State Park
🎉 Bring the kids to the beach for a day of fishing and fun!

August 2023

Aug 16
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Aug 19
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!

September 2023

Sep 15
5:00p
End Date

Prairie Palooza: Palo Duro Canyon – Back to the Future

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
🎉 Celebrate Texas State Parks’ 100-year anniversary at Palo Duro Canyon State Park! This three-day event will chronical 100 years of our past and showcase 100 years of partnerships for the future!
Sep 20
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Sep 23 End Date

Bentsen Outdoor Skills Showcase

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
🎉 An exciting day for fun, games, and getting to know the outdoors!

October 2023

Oct 7
9:00a
End Date

An "Un" Natural Halloween

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
🎉 Join us for An "Un" Natural Halloween! We will host morning and evening activities.
Oct 14
9:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Oct 18
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!
Oct 21
10:00a
End Date

Harvest Heritage Festival 2023

Cedar Hill State Park
🎉 Come join us for our annual Harvest Heritage Festival here at Cedar Hill State Park!

November 2023

Nov 15
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!

December 2023

Dec 9
8:00p
End Date

Star Party

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the night sky and learn from real astronomers!
Dec 20
10:30a
End Date

Reading Ranger

Buescher State Park
Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft! All ages welcome!