Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

July 2014

July 25 End Date
Food Processing in Nature
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
July 25 End Date
Learn About the Longhorns
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
July 25 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons State Park
Travel down the Trailway to view the bat emergence flight.
July 25 End Date
Friday Night Frog Talk
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Find out who's croaking in your backyard!
July 26 End Date
Sunrise Hike
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Begin your day with a hike and beat the heat
July 26 End Date
Guided Canoeing Tour / Canoeing Basics
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
July 26 End Date
Geocaching 101
Cedar Hill State Park
Learn how to 'Geocache', one of the fastest growing outdoor activities!
July 26 End Date
Traditional Dutch Oven Campfire Cooking
Eisenhower State Park
Cooking demonstration with the Divine Dutch Oven
July 26 End Date
Nature Journaling
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Study nature and explore wilderness through nature journaling
July 26 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
July 26 End Date
Conservation in the Parks
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
July 26 End Date
Animals and Tracks
Martin Creek Lake State Park
July 26 End Date
Fast & Furriest
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn about the mammals found in the park using real skulls and skins!
July 26 End Date
Nature Crafts
Martin Creek Lake State Park
July 26 End Date
Night Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark on this fun hike!
July 26 End Date
Night Sounds
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
July 26 End Date
Star Party
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
July 26 End Date
Wild About Texas Wildlife
Dinosaur Valley State Park
July 27 End Date
North Texas Drought Day
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!

August 2014

August 1 End Date
Slackline Activity
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Can you walk the line?
August 2 End Date
Geocaching 101
Cedar Hill State Park
Learn how to 'Geocache', one of the fastest growing outdoor activities!
August 2 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 2 End Date
Nature Journaling
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Tap into your creativity while enjoying the outdoors
August 2 End Date
Nature Journaling: Arts in the Parks
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Love being outside? Interested in writing? This is the program for you!
August 2 End Date
Geocaching
Martin Creek Lake State Park
High tech hide and seek
August 2 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn to Fish
August 2 End Date
Hike and a Movie
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 2 End Date
Dutch Oven Dessert
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn the basics of cooking in a Dutch Oven, and sample a dessert!
August 2 End Date
Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
August 8 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons Trailway
Travel down the Trailway to view the bat emergence flight.
August 8 End Date
Life of the Comanches
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 9 End Date
Sunrise Hike
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Beat the heat with an early morning hike
August 9 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
August 9 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
NOTE: Time Change to 9:00 AM - Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
August 9 End Date
Canyon Walk & Talk
Caprock Canyons State Park
Take a liesurely guided hike beneath the scenic canyons.
August 9 End Date
Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 9 End Date
Penn Farm Tour
Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about life on a pioneer farm.
August 9 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 9 End Date
Canyon Driving Tour
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 9 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Goin' Batty
Caprock Canyons State Park
Learn about bats and let them inspire the artist in you!
August 9 End Date
Discover the Trees of the Park – Nature Hike
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 9 End Date
Basic Backyard Birding
Martin Creek Lake State Park
What's that bird?
August 9 End Date
World of Fossils/Walk with Dinosaur Hike
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 9 End Date
Full Moon Walk
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 9 End Date
Night Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
August 9 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves at Purtis Creek.
August 9 End Date
Night Sounds
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
August 9 End Date
Night hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
August 10 End Date
Art in the Park-Lost in Landscapes
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 15 End Date
Intro to bird watching
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn all about the basics of bird watching.
August 15 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons Trailway
Travel down the Trailway to view the bat emergence flight.
August 15 End Date
Outdoor Store Walk
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 16 End Date
Flying Feathered Friends
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all levels of bird watchers!
August 16 End Date
Canyon Wrens and other Feathered Friends
Caprock Canyons State Park
Bring your binoculars to spot some of the many feathered friends of Caprock Canyons State Park.
August 16 End Date
Vanishing Prairie Guided Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come enjoy a guided hike on the Vanishing Prairie trail.
August 16 End Date
Lost Pines Adventure
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hike along a pine forested trail
August 16 End Date
Wildlife of North Texas
Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about the wildlife found here in North Texas at Cedar Hill State Park.
August 16 End Date
Summer Nature Series
Abilene State Park
Expert volunteer Master Naturalists will lead a two hour program on native plants of the park and connecting to them.
August 16 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 16 End Date
Birding Adventure with a Ranger
San Angelo State Park
Join a Park Ranger to see resident and migrating birds visiting the park.
August 16 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Goin' Batty
Caprock Canyons State Park
Learn about bats and let them inspire the artist in you.
August 16 End Date
Night Sky Activities
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 16 End Date
Nature Hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
August 16 End Date
Cowboy Poetry
Caprock Canyons State Park
August 16 End Date
The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 16 End Date
Star Party
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 22 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons Trailway
Travel down the Trailway to view the bat emergence flight.
August 22 End Date
Evening Walk
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 22 End Date
Friday Night Frog Talk
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Find out who's croaking at your pond!
August 23 End Date
Kayaking 101
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn to kayak!
August 23 End Date
Little Habitat on the Prairie
Caprock Canyons State Park
Discover the mixed-grass prairie of Caprock Canyons State Park and the wildlife species that call it home.
August 23 End Date
Guided Canoeing Tour / Canoeing Basics
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 23 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 23 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Goin' Batty
Caprock Canyons State Park
Learn about bats and let them inspire the artist in you.
August 23 End Date
What’s A Knot and What’s Not/Knot Tying
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 23 End Date
Animal Antics
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
A ranger talk and short hike about animal adaptations
August 23 End Date
Animals and Tracks
Martin Creek Lake State Park
August 23 End Date
Arts and Nature
Martin Creek Lake State Park
August 23 End Date
Sunset Hike
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Wind down the day with a nature hike!
August 23 End Date
Nighttime Narratives
Caprock Canyons State Park
Listen to Native American stories under the stars.
August 23 End Date
Spider Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
A fun nighttime activity involving spiders . . . yes, really, it’s fun!
August 29 End Date
Slackline Activity
Interpretive Center
Can you walk the line?
August 29 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons Trailway
Travel down the Trailway to view the bat emergence flight.
August 29 End Date
Family Evening Hike
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 29 End Date
Owl Prowl: Campfire talk
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Whoo whoo! Let's learn all about owls!
August 30 End Date
Lost Pines Adventure
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hike along a pine forested trail!
August 30 End Date
Geocache Treasure Hunt
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 30 End Date
Fast & Furriest
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn to ID mammals based on skins, skulls, and tracks!
August 30 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 30 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Goin' Batty
Caprock Canyons State Park
Learn about bats and let them inspire the artist in you.
August 30 End Date
Leaf Impressions
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 30 End Date
Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
August 30 End Date
Storytelling Night
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 30 End Date
Nighttime Narratives
Caprock Canyons State Park
Listen to Native American stories under the stars.
August 31 End Date
North Texas Drought Day
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Interested in seeing the direct effect of the Texas drought on our lakes? Come out to Lake Arrowhead and see firsthand!
August 31 End Date
When Birds Fly/Birding Basics
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 31 End Date
Quit bugging out!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn all about insects and spiders!

September 2014

September 6 End Date
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 1 Night Workshop | (Open)
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
September 6 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
September 6 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 6 End Date
Kids Fishing Fun! Learn-to-Fish Event
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn the basic tips and tricks of fishing!
September 6 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves of Purtis Creek
September 12 End Date
Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 2 Night Workshop | (Open)
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
September 13 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
September 13 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to-Fish Event
Cedar Hill State Park
Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
September 13 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 19 End Date
Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 2 Night Workshop | (Open)
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
September 20 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 27 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to- Fly Fish Event
Eisenhower State Park
Families can learn the basics of fly fishing through fun, hands-on activities
September 27 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 27 End Date
3rd Annual GreenFest on the Greenbelt
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Annual festival with Grammy Award winning band Brave Combo, outdoor activities, food and more!

October 2014

October 4 End Date
4th Annual Texas State Bison Music Festival
Caprock Canyons State Park
"Blame it on Texas Bison!!!"
October 4 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 11 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
October 11 End Date
Tyler State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | North Texas | 1 Night Workshop | (Open)
Tyler State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
October 11 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 11 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
October 11 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves at Purtis Creek
October 18 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to-Fish Event
Cedar Hill State Park
Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
October 18 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 24 End Date
Cedar Hill State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 2 Night Workshop | (Open)
Cedar Hill State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
October 25 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 25 End Date
Trunk or Treat and Ghost Walk
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come trick or treat in costume through our campsites starting at 5:30PM. At dusk, go for a ghost walk through the historic buildings of Fort Richardson.

November 2014

November 8 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
November 15 End Date
Dinosaur Valley State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 1 Night Workshop | (Open)
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
November 21 End Date
Dinosaur Valley State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 2 Night Workshop | (Open)
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.

December 2014

December 5 End Date
Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 2 Night SCREENED SHELTER Workshop | (Open)
Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
December 13 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
December 13 End Date
Ghosts of Christmas Past
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Enjoy old-time refreshments and observe “ghosts” of cavalry soldiers and their families as they celebrate Christmas at an 1870’s U.S. military post. The public may also stroll through the historic buildings by candlelight.
December 20 End Date
Family Fishing Day
Bring the whole family to the quarry pond which will be stocked with trout.

January 2015

January 1 End Date
First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.
January 10 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!

January 2016

January 1 End Date
First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.

January 2017

January 1 End Date
First Day Hike (Near Wichita Falls)
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join us for a First Day Hike and learn about the great outdoors with Texas Master Naturalists.

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