Texas Outdoor Family

Sign up for hands-on workshops held at state parks and learn basic outdoor skills like fire starting, geocaching, outdoor cooking and more.

Arts in the Parks

Get outside and connect with nature in Texas State Parks through art, photography, writing and more.

Free Fishing in Parks

Take advantage of free fishing in state parks.  Enjoy one of America's greatest pastimes!

Texas Buffalo Soldiers

Re-enactors tell the story of the Ninth Cavalry and Twenty-fourth Infantry "Buffalo Soldiers" with a variety of events and programs.

Texas CCC Parks

The Civilian Conservation Corps created the first state parks system in Texas. The program preserves the parks´ history and architecture.

Junior Ranger Program

Young explorers can now track what they see and learn at state parks. Parents can check out free packs at many parks with all the essentials they'll need for exploring.

Texas State Park Ambassadors

Young adults promote and support Texas State Parks through this leadership program.

Dark Skies Program

We have partnered with the McDonald Observatory, the International Dark Sky Association and local astronomy groups to promote stargazing. We are making changes to protect the night skies over our parks. We are also working to raise awareness of the need to protect dark skies by hosting star parties, self-guided constellation tours and other programs.