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State Park Events

45th Birthday Celebration

Celebrate Enchanted Rock State Natural Area's 45th birthday on March 2nd by spending an afternoon outdoors.

Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos River Pickers

Enjoy live country and bluegrass music from local band, the Brazos River Pickers.

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site

Presa Canyon All-Day Guided Hike


Explore Presa Canyon on this ranger-led hike — the only way for visitors to see these beautiful, remote public lands.  

Lake Livingston State Park

Pioneer and Settler Day

Experience a frontier-themed day at the park featuring programs on how people lived and worked in the pioneer era.

Resaca de la Palma State Park

100 Years of State Parks Celebration

Walk through a history of Texas State Parks and enjoy the park with arts and crafts, food and a 5K Legacy Run to honor the 100 years of Texas State Parks. A 1-mile Tot-Trot will also be available for children 12 years and younger.


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Buescher State Park

Reading Ranger

Join Ranger Madalyn at the Smithville Public Library for themed book readings and a craft. All ages welcome.

Stephen F. Austin State Park

San Felipe Shootout

Take your pick of three different planned trail running races throughout the park’s trail system. Register for this event with TROT (Trail Racing Over Texas).

Lake Whitney State Park

Play Day

It's spring break — enjoy free entry and time outside with a Play Day to celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks. Throughout the day the park will offer special programs, scavenger hunts, nature walks and more.


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Colorado Bend State Park

White Bass Run at the Bend

For generations, families have come to cast their lines for white bass during their spawning run. Find out what the "lure" is all about. Learn fly casting, how to tie a fly and how to read the river.


San Angelo State Park

Texas State Parks 100-Year Celebration

Enjoy a free day in the park, featuring archery, wildlife viewing, canoeing and other activities to celebrate the big 100.

Caddo Lake State Park

Women's Month Hike

Hike with a ranger along the Pine Ridge Loop for history talk about women in conservation.


 Courtesy Brett Kasserly

Devils River State Natural Area

Texas State Parks Centennial Dark Skies Celebration

Bring your own camping chair and take in the view at the recently established Dark Sky Viewing Area at Devils River.

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

33rd Annual Kids’ Fishing Day!

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

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit

Spring Fling - 100 Year Celebration

Celebrate all things "spring" with ranger-led crafts, activities and field games.


Guadalupe River State Park

Pollinators and Parks

In honor of 100 years of State Parks in Texas, enjoy an extra special version of Guadalupe River State Park’s annual Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta.

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