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State Park Events

Fall Fest 2023

November 4: People have visited the land that is now Mother Neff State Park for thousands of years. Now it’s your turn: come explore and make memories of your own at the park’s Fall Fest. The celebration will feature nature hikes, children’s activities and more. 

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center 

100-Year Celebration Native Prairie Plant-a-thon

Come out to the annual Native Prairie Plant-a-thon volunteer event and plant thousands of native grasses and forbs as part of the park’s continued prairie restoration efforts.

Bastrop State Park 

Bastrop Field and Fun Fest

Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks at Bastrop with booths from the Houston Zoo, archeologists, entomologists and activities such
as the Houston Toad Hop. 


Monahans Sandhills State Park

Centennial Celebration at Monahans Sandhills

Bring your friends and family to play in the sand and learn about the local history while connecting with nature.

Guadalupe River State Park

100 Years of Camping in Style

See unique RVs that represent different decades from the past 100 years.

Government Canyon State Natural Area 

Veterans Day Hike

Celebrate our military members with a Veterans Day Hike.


Abilene State Park

Big Country Frontier Day

Celebrate the Texas State Parks Centennial by immersing yourself in the wild history of the Texas frontier for a day. 

Goliad State Park & Historic Site

Rio! Rio!

For centuries, people have been settling along the San Antonio River, from native hunters and gatherers to European immigrants. See how they lived and changed the surrounding area at this event. 

Barton Warnock Visitor Center

Archeology in the Park: Field Session  

Calling all amateur archeologists! This field session will teach you the methods that archeologists use to preserve the past.

Estero Llano Grande State Park

Estero Outdoor Family Fiesta

Head to the park for a day of outdoor family fun.

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit 

Nature Therapy

Join a certified nature therapist to reconnect before the holiday season.

Lake Tawakoni State Park

100-Year Celebration Dutch Oven CookOff

Put your campfire culinary skills to the test and celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks. 


South Llano River State Park

6th Annual Turkey Trot 5K/1-Mile Fun Run 

South Llano River State Park is home to a Rio Grande turkey roost, so we found it fitting that we have a Turkey Trot. Why not?

Longhorn Cavern State Park

Happy 91st Birthday, Longhorn Cavern! 

Celebrate Longhorn Cavern State Park’s 91st birthday. The first 100 guests will receive free cupcakes, and all guests can join special birthday activities throughout the day.

Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Giving Thanks for a Desert Haven

Watch the old fort come to life and experience what it was like for travelers taking refuge inside its walls. 

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