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Our Past, Present & Future: 100 Million Years Ago to 100 Years From Now


At Government Canyon, it’s all about water. Celebrate with a day’s worth of activities looking at the park’s past, present and future. Find treasures in the “Special Geocache Challenge.” Learn about nature in “The Wonder of Texas’ Native Plants” and “Guided Hike to the Savannah Restoration Area.” History takes the spotlight in “Hike to the Dinosaur Tracks” and “The History of Government Canyon.”  

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Galveston Island State Park

Sunrise Beach Walk

Spend 2023’s first sunrise strolling along the sand. 

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Lake Corpus Christi State Park

First Day Birding Tour

Join a ranger for a two-hour bird-watching hike through the park and get a start on your year’s birding list. 

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Balmorhea State Park

First Day Swim

Get a start celebrating Texas State Parks’ 100th year with the first swim of 2023 in the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool.

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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

First Day Guided Summit Hike

Join a park ranger and stroll into the new year by hiking to the top of Enchanted Rock. Along the way, you’ll learn about the geology, history and biology of this special place.

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San Angelo State Park

First Day Guided Mountain Bike Ride

Join the San Angelo Bicycle Association on a guided ride at Burkett Trailhead.

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Davis Mountains State Park

Mile-High First Day Hike

Start 2023 off on the right (or left) foot by joining the park’s Mile-High First Day Hike. This moderate hike follows the Skyline Drive Trail and includes a break at the Keesey Canyon Overlook for a First Day Selfie.

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Village Creek State park

First Day Paddle Trip

Celebrate the start of a new year with a paddle trip. Join rangers for a guided paddle to explore the natural wonder of Village Creek.

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Huntsville State Park

First Day Hikes: 2 @ 2 and 3 @ 3

Take the first steps to a new year doing 2 miles at 2 p.m., or go bigger with 3 miles at 3 p.m.

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Palmetto State Park

First Day Plant Hike

Discover the plants of the winter season on this hike around Oxbow Lake.

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Sunset Hike

Join the rangers for a brisk evening hike on the CCC and Triassic Trails right as the sun sets over the rim of the canyon.

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Inks Lake State Park

First Day Hike, Bike, Run, Paddle

Start the New Year with multiple activities in the park. Join rangers for a midnight hike, a morning run, a morning ride or an afternoon paddle. 

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Eisenhower State Park

Fly Tying

Join the Red River Fly Fishers to learn how to tie your own flies (registration required).

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Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit

Trout Kids Derby

Bring your children to the Kid Fishpond and create memorable moments while fishing for freshly stocked rainbow trout.

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Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

33rd Annual Kids’ Fishing Day!

Come cast your line at the 33rd Annual Kid’s Fishing Day.

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Caddo Lake State Park

Black History Month Hike

In honor of the historic contributions of Black Americans, join this history hike and learn about Buffalo Soldiers and Black conservationists.

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Huntsville State Park

Experience a Day in the Life of a CCC Enrollee

Take an interactive tour through the life of the Civilian Conservation Corps, from recruitment to daily camp life.

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