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State Park Events

Harvest the Beauty of Fall

The leaves get more color. The days get much cooler. November is a great time for an outdoor adventure. Find more ways to #OptOutside on Black Friday and all month long. Click here for up-to-date info and more events.

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 Earl Nottingham | TPWD


Birding for Beginners

Join park staff and explore the largest tract of native habitat in the World Birding Center network as you learn to identify the array of birds found at Resaca de la Palma State Park in Brownsville.

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Stephen F. Austin

Discover Texas History

Take a trip to the past with an overview of the operation of Stephen F. Austin’s Colony. Learn about ongoing archeological investigations, the operation of the early land office, Texas printing history, recreation among the settlers and more!


 Courtesy of TSA

Seminole Canyon

Get Remote

Explore the hidden corners and outer boundaries of Seminole Canyon State Park on this guided hike. Pass by late 19th-century remnant sites of the Southern Pacific Railroad era, and visit the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/campsite for the U.S. Army’s detachment of Black Seminole Indian Scouts and their lieutenant, John L. Bullis. Online reservations and a $12 guided tour fee are required. Call (423) 292-4464 for more information.


 National Wild Turkey Federation

South Llano River

Do the Turkey Trot

South Llano River State Park is home to a Rio Grande turkey roost, which makes it a perfect place to burn those Thanksgiving calories at the third annual all-ages 5K Turkey Trot. Keep your eyes peeled for wild turkeys as you walk or run through the roost area toward the finish line, or dress up like a turkey and try to draw the birds out to the race! Registration is free. Email lorissa.digiacomo@tpwd.texas.gov before November 23; please include number of adults and kids (ages needed). Aid stations will be located along the route to make sure runners stay hydrated.

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