Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

August 2014

August 29 End Date
Slackline Activity
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Can you walk the line?
August 29 End Date
Weather or Not
Lake Tawakoni State Park
Learn how to predict weather based on cloud formation.
August 29 End Date
Fast & Furriest
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn to ID mammals based on skins, skulls, and tracks!
August 29 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons Trailway
This event has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
August 29 End Date
Night Sky Over Tawakoni
Lake Tawakoni State Park
Take an opportunity to observe stars, constellations, planets, galaxies and more at Lake Tawakoni State Park.
August 29 End Date
Family Evening Hike
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 29 End Date
Friday Night Frog Chorus
Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
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
Birding 101
Caddo Lake State Park
Have you ever wanted to try bird watching but didn’t know how to get started? Come to Birding 101! Anyone can enjoy it!
August 30 End Date
Dutch Oven Breakfast
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for breakfast cooked in a Dutch oven!
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
Kayaking Discovery Tour
Lake Colorado City State Park
Learn about the history of how this lake came to be and discover plants and wildlife that call this place home. Two tours: 9 am - noon and 4 pm - 7 pm
August 30 End Date
Geocache Treasure Hunt
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 30 End Date
Anglin' for Beginners
Caprock Canyons State Park
Hands on fishing fun for the beginning angler.
August 30 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
August 30 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 30 End Date
Ranger Program and Hike
Abilene State Park
Interpretive programs and guided hikes lead each Saturday by park rangers. Programs focus on a wide range of topics....everything from beavers to birds to the boys of the CCC.
August 30 End Date
Trees and Plants of Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the two-third mile Caddo Forest Trail.
August 30 End Date
Quit Bugging Out!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn all about insects and spiders!
August 30 End Date
Friends of Fort Boggy Dog Days of Summer Event
Our Dog Days of Summer event is where local residents, distant friends and constituents gather for an end of summer days at Fort Boggy State for a free lunch, and to hear our elected officials talk about Texas’ Legislative concerns and upcoming challenges we may all face.
August 30 End Date
Life as a Three-C's Boy
Caddo Lake State Park
Learn how young men trying to survive during the Great Depression built over 800 state parks across the United States, including Caddo Lake State Park!
August 30 End Date
Snakes Alive!
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn about our native reptile friends
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
Geocaching
Martin Creek Lake State Park
High tech hide and seek!
August 30 End Date
Leaf Impressions
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 30 End Date
Arts In The Park - Owls
Purtis Creek State Park
NOTE: Time Change -Learn about the owls that live in the park and complete a craft project that will help you remember. Meet at the Amphitheater behind the camping loop restroom.
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
Park After Dark Night Hike
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 30 End Date
Storytelling Night
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 30 End Date
Name That Bird Game
Purtis Creek State Park
Test your skills at identifying birds by their song, clues and pictures. Meet at the Amphitheather behind the camping loop restroom.
August 30 End Date
Nighttime Narratives
Caprock Canyons State Park
Listen to Native American stories under the stars.
August 30 End Date
Stargazing
Martin Creek Lake State Park
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
Trees and Plants of Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake State Park
Enjoy a ranger-led hike on the two-third mile Caddo Forest Trail.
August 31 End Date
Sun Facts
Martin Creek Lake State Park
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
August 31 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
August 31 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Art is for the Birds!
Caddo Lake State Park
Bring the children to this fun program about birds! Activities are geared toward children age 6-12, but it’s fun for the whole family.
August 31 End Date
What's a Paddlefish?
Caddo Lake State Park
Come learn about the ancient paddlefish, a mysterious resident of Caddo Lake who existed before the dinosaurs!
August 31 End Date
Night Hike
Purtis Creek State Park
Hike into the night learning about nocturnal species that frequent the park.
August 31 End Date
Night Hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike into the dark

September 2014

September 1 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn to fish
September 2 End Date
Public Meeting on Caddo Lake WMA Duck Blind Prohibition
Caddo Lake State Park
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is announcing plans to prohibit permanent duck blinds on the Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area effective the 2015-16 waterfowl season to resolve escalating public use conflicts and natural resource issues. This meeting will outline the decision and plans for removal of permanent duck blinds.
September 5 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons State Park
This event has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
September 5 End Date
Night Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
September 5 End Date
Owl Prowl
Caddo Lake State Park
Spend an evening with the owls!
September 6 End Date
Geocaching 101
Cleburne State Park
September 6 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
NOTE: Time Change - Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
September 6 End Date
Tarantulas: gentle giants or fearsome foes?
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn all about the Texas Brown tarantula!
September 6 End Date
Canyon Walk & Talk
Caprock Canyons State Park
Take a leisurely guided hike beneath the scenic canyons.
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
Outdoor Store Walk
Palo Duro Canyon 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
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
September 6 End Date
Quit bugging out!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn all about bugs!
September 6 End Date
Nature Journal Writing
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Love being outside? Interested in writing? This is the program for you!
September 6 End Date
The Cowboy Way
Caprock Canyons State Park
September 6 End Date
Basic Backyard Birding
Martin Creek Lake State Park
What's that bird?
September 6 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves of Purtis Creek
September 6 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
September 6 End Date
The Game of "Wild" Life
Caprock Canyons State Park
An interactive slide-show competition
September 6 End Date
Night hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Take a hike into the dark!
September 7 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
September 9 End Date
Full Moon Hike
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
September 12 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons State Park
This event has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
September 12 End Date
Dutch Oven Dessert
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come sample a Dutch Oven dessert!
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 12 End Date
Friday Night Frog Chorus
Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
September 12 End Date
Owl Prowl!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come look and listen for owls!
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
Friends Of Purtis Creek Meeting
Purtis Creek State Park
Volunteer organization assisting with events, projects and development of Purtis Creek State Park
September 13 End Date
Canines & Campers
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Both two- and four-legged campers are welcome on this hike!
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
Disc Golf Tournament
Lake Arrowhead State Park
3rd Annual Disc Golf Tournament
September 13 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 13 End Date
Lone Star Roundup 2014
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 13 End Date
Mary Ann Goodnight Tourism Seminar
Caprock Canyons State Park
Celebrate the legacy of Mary Ann Goodnight, the Darling of the Plains.
September 13 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
September 13 End Date
Shady Oaks guided hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the Post Oak forest!
September 13 End Date
Ray Roberts Reads Book Club - Arts in the Parks
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
We will be discussing The Ocean at the End of Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
September 13 End Date
Wildlife Detectives
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Use your detective skills to find signs left behind by animals!
September 13 End Date
Trail Notes - Arts in the Parks
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Tap into your creativity while enjoying the outdoors
September 13 End Date
Nature Hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
September 13 End Date
All Around the Campfire
Join us around the campfire for stories, education, entertainment and more. Weather Permitting
September 13 End Date
Night Hike Program
Purtis Creek State Park
Take a hike into the night & learn about nocturnal species that frequent the park.
September 13 End Date
Binocular Astronomy
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
You can see some amazing sights in our Texas night sky with ordinary binoculars!
September 13 End Date
Nightsky over the Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
September 13 End Date
Stargazing
Martin Creek Lake State Park
September 14 End Date
Hike With a Ranger
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
September 14 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
September 17 End Date
Ladies Only Hike
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
September 19 End Date
Intro to birding
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling bird watchers of all levels!
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 19 End Date
Owl Prowl
Caddo Lake State Park
Spend an evening with the owls!
September 20 End Date
Flying Feathered Friends
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Bring your binoculars!
September 20 End Date
Kid’s Wilderness Survival
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
September 20 End Date
Hike with a Master Naturalist!
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hike with a Texas Master Naturalist and learn the secrets of the Cross Timbers
September 20 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.
September 20 End Date
Geocache 101
Purtis Creek State Park
Learn the basics of how to use a global positioning unit (GPS).
September 20 End Date
Vanishing Prairie guided hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come on a guided hike with a park ranger!
September 20 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
September 20 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 20 End Date
The Fast and the Furriest
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come check out some local mammals in the park!
September 20 End Date
The Cowboy Way
Caprock Canyons State Park
September 20 End Date
Canyon Driving Tour
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
September 20 End Date
Pier Fishing With A Ranger
Purtis Creek State Park
Learn about fishing gear & techniques used for specific species of fish at Purtis Creek State Park.
September 20 End Date
Paleos of the Panhandle
Caprock Canyons State Park
A look into the lives of Paleo-Indians on the Texas Panhandle-Plains.
September 20 End Date
Texas The State of Water
Martin Creek Lake State Park
September 21 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
September 26 End Date
Bow Hunter Education
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Basic Bow Hunter Education Class
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
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
September 27 End Date
Trail Work Day
Cleburne State Park
National Public Lands Day
September 27 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
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!
September 27 End Date
Nature Photography 101
Caprock Canyons State Park
Learn the basics on nature photography in the scenic Caprock Canyonlands.
September 27 End Date
Comanches and the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
September 27 End Date
Geocaching
Martin Creek Lake State Park
High tech hide and and seek!
September 27 End Date
Kayak Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along with a guided tour of the coves of Purtis Creek $12.00 per person tour fee.
September 27 End Date
Stargazing
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for a night of stargazing
September 27 End Date
Finding the Balance
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Texas, The State of Water series.
September 28 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!
September 28 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!

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
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
October 4 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 4 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
October 4 End Date
Night Sounds Program
Purtis Creek State Park
Learn how to identify different sounds you will hear in the park after dark.
October 4 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
October 4 End Date
The State of Springs
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Texas the State of Water series
October 5 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
October 9 End Date
Texas Amphibian Watch Volunteer Training
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn how to identify frogs and toads!
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
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
NOTE: - Time Change -Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
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
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
October 11 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 11 End Date
National Fossil Day Celebration
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 11 End Date
Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
October 11 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves at Purtis Creek
October 11 End Date
The State of Flowing Water
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Texas The State of Water series
October 12 End Date
Hike With a Ranger
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Join Ranger Joe on a 5.5-mile hike.
October 12 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
October 18 End Date
Hunter Education Instructor
Lake Arrowhead State Park
This completes training necessary for the Hunter Education Instructor Course
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
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 18 End Date
Hike with a Master Naturalist!
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hike with a Texas Master Naturalist and learn the secrets of the Eastern Cross Timbers
October 18 End Date
Texas Archeology Month: Celebrating 10,000 years of Cultural History at Caprock Canyons State Park
Caprock Canyons State Park
Talks, demonstrations, artifact displays, and more!
October 18 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
October 18 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 18 End Date
Art In The Park
Purtis Creek State Park
Discuss native species in the park and complete craft projects that highlight a few of them.
October 18 End Date
Name That Bird Game
Purtis Creek State Park
Test your skills at identifying birds by their song, clues and pictures. Meet at the Amphitheather behind the camping loop restroom.
October 18 End Date
The State of the Gulf: America's Sea
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Texas The State of Water series
October 19 End Date
Bow Hunter Education Instructor
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Take this course to be a bow hunter instructor!
October 19 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
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
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
October 25 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 25 End Date
Geocaching
Martin Creek Lake State Park
High tech trick or treat!
October 25 End Date
Boo in the Park
Lake Tawakoni State Park
Trick or treating, pumpkin carving contest, campsite decorating and more!
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.
October 25 End Date
Stargazing!
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us for an evening of stargazing!
October 26 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!
October 26 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!

November 2014

November 1 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
November 1 End Date
North Texas Skywatch Star Party
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“The stars at night are big and bright . . .” in our Texas State Park!
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 8 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
November 8 End Date
Cedar Hill State Park - BILINGUAL EVENT | Texas Outdoor Family | Dallas Area | 1 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.
November 8 End Date
FRONTIER DAY
Abilene State Park
This annual festival will take you back and give you a taste of what life was like on the Texas frontier 150 years ago. Buffalo Soldiers, buffalo hunters, cowboys, and gunslingers all come together to bring this interactive event to life.
November 8 End Date
Nature Hike
Purtis Creek State Park
Take a hike and learn about the plants and animals that are in the park.
November 8 End Date
Storytelling Down In The Hollow
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Listen to stories, cowboy poetry and folklore in a beautiful setting.”
November 15 End Date
Mentored Waterfowl Workshop
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Learn a diverse skill set for hunting waterfowl!
November 15 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
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 15 End Date
Campfire Cooking
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn tips and tricks for cooking over a campfire!
November 15 End Date
Geocache 101
Purtis Creek State Park
Learn the basics of how to use a global positioning unit (GPS).
November 15 End Date
Kid’s Wilderness Survival
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
November 15 End Date
Pier Fishing With A Ranger
Purtis Creek State Park
Learn about fishing gear and techniques used for pier fishing.
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.
November 22 End Date
Interpretive Center is Open
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hands-on exhibits and activities for all!
November 22 End Date
Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
November 29 End Date
Cross Timbers Bird Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
November 29 End Date
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
November 29 End Date
Art in the Park
Purtis Creek State Park
Arts in the Park - Come and get in the holiday spirit helping us decorate for Christmas in Goshen.
November 29 End Date
Night Sounds Program
Purtis Creek State Park
Learn how to identify different sounds you will hear in the park after dark.
November 30 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!

December 2014

December 5 End Date
Christmas In Goshen
Purtis Creek State Park
Drive through Christmas Light Display and Old Fashioned Fun
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 13 End Date
Twinkle Tour
Lake Tawakoni State Park
Enjoy a tour through the park to observe the holiday camping spirit.
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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