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December 2022

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 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 10
6:00p
End Date

Posada

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Experience the holiday traditions of the borderlands at our annual Posada at Fort Leaton!
Dec 11
9:00a
End Date

What in the Hoodoo?

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Grab your dog and join a ranger for a hike along our Hoodoos Trail!
Dec 14
7:00p
End Date

Geminid Meteor Shower Party

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Observe the wonders of the Geminid meteor shower at Fort Leaton!
Dec 17
1:00p
End Date

La Junta de los Rios Dutch Oven Demo

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Join a park ranger to learn what was cooking in the borderlands!
Dec 17
2:00p
End Date

Herbology 101

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Join a Ranger at Barton Warnock Visitor Center - Desert Garden to explore the practical (sometimes magical) properties of desert plants!
Dec 18
10:00a
End Date

Coffee with a Ranger

Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Come and join us for a hot cup of coffee and conversation!
Dec 18
1:00p
End Date

Critters of the Big Bend

Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Earn your Junior Ranger badge and learn about the critters that call Big Bend home!
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
4:00p
End Date

Campfire Chat

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join Ranger Regina around the campfire to talk about our upcoming events and adventures to be had!
Dec 23
6:45p
End Date

Star Party in the Badlands

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join us at the West Contrabando Trailhead for a holiday star party in the badlands region of our park!
Dec 24
9:00a
End Date

Self-Guided 4X4 Vehicle Scavenger Hunt

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Spend your holiday weekend driving the rugged roads of Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Dec 24
9:00a
End Date

Closed Canyon Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Celebrate the holidays at your favorite park! Grab your pet and favorite ugly Christmas sweater to join a ranger on a 1.5 mile there and back of Closed Canyon!
Dec 24
11:00a
End Date

Wayfinding 101

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Discover how to navigate any terrain by reading maps, using tools, and observing your environment!
Dec 25
2:00p
End Date

Mindfulness Hike

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a park ranger for a peaceful holiday hike on the Hoodoos Trail.
Dec 26
1:30p
End Date

Arch in the Park: Tour of Las Cuevas

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Join a ranger at Las Cuevas to explore a pictograph site and learn about the first inhabitants of Big Bend Ranch State Park!
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
11:45a
End Date

Frio en el Rio - Polar Plunge

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Dive into the New Year with a dip in the cool waters of the Rio Grande!
Dec 31
4:00p
End Date

New Year's Eve Campfire Fun!

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Enjoy your last day of 2022 with some fun around the campfire!

January 2023

Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Fresno Divide Trail

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

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 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 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 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 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 28
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

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

May 2023

May 12
9:30a
End Date

News from the Big Bend (Online)

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

News from the Big Bend (Online)

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