Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

October 2014

October 31 End Date
Battle for Fort Richardson/Civil War Weekend
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Step back in time with re-enactors as they perform continuous living history demonstrations including infantry, mounted cavalry, artillery drills, and battle re-enactments.
October 31 End Date
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
It's time for our annual pumpkin carving contest!
October 31 End Date
Trick-Or-Treat in the Park
Cleburne State Park
1st Annual Trick-Or-Treat in the Park 6-8pm.Come decorate your campsite and pass out candy for a chance to win a prize in the campsite decorating contest! Call the park to make reservations.
October 31 End Date
Haunted Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
October 31 End Date
Caddo Lake: Past, Present, and Future
Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake has a relatively short but exciting history!

November 2014

November 1 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!
November 1 End Date
Battle for Fort Richardson/Civil War Weekend
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Step back in time with re-enactors as they perform continuous living history demonstrations including infantry, mounted cavalry, artillery drills, and battle re-enactments.
November 1 End Date
When Birds Fly/Birding Basics
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
November 1 End Date
Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot
Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
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
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.
November 1 End Date
Dutch Oven Basics
Cleburne State Park
November 1 End Date
Wildland Firefighters
Tyler State Park
Has there been a fire in the forest?
November 1 End Date
Amazing Alligators
Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
November 1 End Date
How To Start a Campfire Without Matches/Survival Skills
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
November 1 End Date
Knot on my Watch!
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Survival knot tying.
November 1 End Date
Survival Fire
Tyler State Park
Learn to make the fire that can keep you alive in an emergency.
November 1 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!
November 1 End Date
Decorative Pumpkin Contest
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
How are your pumpkin decorating skills?
November 1 End Date
"Fossil Excavation"
Dinosaur Valley State Park
November 1 End Date
The Texas State Bison Herd
Caprock Canyons State Park
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 2 End Date
Battle for Fort Richardson/Civil War Weekend
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Step back in time with re-enactors as they perform continuous living history demonstrations including infantry, mounted cavalry, artillery drills, and battle re-enactments.
November 2 End Date
Coffee with a Park Ranger
Dinosaur Valley 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
Let's Go Birding! Bird Tour
Tyler State Park
Great for beginner to expert birders!
November 8 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.
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
Who Left That? / Wildlife Tracks
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
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
Zumba in the park!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for an outdoor exercise experience unlike any other!
November 8 End Date
Canyon Walk & Talk
Caprock Canyons State Park
Take a hike in the canyons.
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
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.
November 8 End Date
Birding 101: Everybody's a Birder
Tyler State Park
Learn to identify birds by sight and sound!
November 8 End Date
Nature Journal Writing
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Love nature? Interested in writing? This is the program for you!
November 8 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!
November 8 End Date
Snakes Alive!
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn about our native reptile friends.
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
The Fast & the Furriest
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Have you ever seen a fox fur? Touched deer pelt or a raccoon skull?
November 8 End Date
Orienteering / Compass Skills
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
November 8 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!
November 8 End Date
Geocaching
Martin Creek Lake State Park
High Tech Hide and Seek!
November 8 End Date
Lakeshore Trail Walk
Tyler State Park
Fall colors are on the way!
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 8 End Date
Caprock Critters
Caprock Canyons State Park
Animals of the Caprock Canyonlands.
November 9 End Date
Coffee with a Park Ranger
Dinosaur Valley State Park
November 12 End Date
Ladies Only Hike
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
November 15 End Date
Flying Feathered Friends
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all bird watchers!
November 15 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!
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
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.
November 15 End Date
Vanishing Prairie Guided Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a ranger on a guided hike!
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
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.
November 15 End Date
Dutch Oven Lunch
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Sample a lunch cooked in a Dutch Oven!
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
Amazing Alligators
Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about alligators at this fun program for kids!
November 15 End Date
Caddo Culture
Tyler State Park
November 15 End Date
Night Sky Activities
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
November 15 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!
November 15 End Date
Pier Fishing With A Ranger
Purtis Creek State Park
Learn about fishing gear and techniques used for pier fishing.
November 15 End Date
Ranger Campfire
Tyler State Park
Know any good campfire stories?
November 15 End Date
Star Party in the Valley
Dinosaur Valley State Park
November 15 End Date
The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
November 15 End Date
Stargazing
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Gaze into the night sky through a telescope
November 16 End Date
Coffee with a Park Ranger
Dinosaur Valley State Park
November 16 End Date
Ray Roberts Reads Book Club - Arts in the Parks
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join us to discuss "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte.
November 18 End Date
Aquatic WILD
Cedar Hill
Center for STEM Education & Research - Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
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
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.
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
Leaf Impressions
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
November 22 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.
November 22 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!
November 22 End Date
Night Skies, during the day!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come unlock a mystery or two about the night sky!
November 22 End Date
Roosevelt's Tree Army
Tyler State Park
Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps.
November 22 End Date
Geocache Treasure Hunt
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
November 22 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!
November 22 End Date
Survival Fire
Tyler State Park
Learn to make the fire that can keep you alive in an emergency.
November 22 End Date
Night Sky: Constellations
Tyler State Park
Discover the constellations that mark our calendar.
November 22 End Date
Stars Over our Parks!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Ditch the lights of the big city, and come see the natural lights in the sky!
November 22 End Date
Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
November 22 End Date
Night Hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Find out what lurks in the night
November 23 End Date
Coffee with a Park Ranger
Dinosaur Valley State Park
November 27 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.
November 28 End Date
7th Annual "Walk Off the Bird" Bird Walk
Tyler State Park
Avoid the Black Friday madness and relax with a morning of birding. Excellent for beginners to experts.
November 28 End Date
Lost in the Forest
Tyler State Park
Explore the different meanings of being lost in the forest.
November 28 End Date
Winter Survival
Tyler State Park
Be prepared for a cold weather emergency.
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
It's Turkey Time!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Now that you've eaten your fill of turkey (and then some!), come learn all about these big birds!
November 29 End Date
Calling all Turkeys!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn all about turkey calls!
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
Lakeshore Trail Walk: Sunset Edition
Tyler State Park
Bring your cameras for this one!
November 29 End Date
Ranger Campfire
Tyler State Park
Know any good stories?
November 29 End Date
Night Sounds: Winter
Tyler State Park
Learn "who-cooks-for-you" and other sounds of the winter night.
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!
November 30 End Date
Coffee with a Park Ranger
Dinosaur Valley State Park

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
Christmas in the Piney Woods
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Winter wonderland
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 7 End Date
Coffee with a Park Ranger
Dinosaur Valley State Park
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
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
Fa-La-La in the Forest
Abilene State Park
Christmas in the Park.
December 13 End Date
Twinkle Tour
Lake Tawakoni State Park
Enjoy a tour through the park to observe the holiday camping spirit.
December 13 End Date
Star Party in the Valley
Dinosaur Valley State Park
December 13 End Date
Caroling through Penn Farm
Cedar Hill State Park
Take a lantern-lit tour of Penn Farm. As we explore this historic farm, you will hear stories of the Penn family and their pioneering spirit.
December 14 End Date
Coffee with a Park Ranger
Dinosaur Valley State Park
December 20 End Date
Family Fishing Day
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Bring the whole family to the quarry pond which will be stocked with trout.
December 20 End Date
Hike with a Master Naturalist!
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hike with a Texas Master Naturalist and discover the secrets of the Eastern Cross Timbers.
December 20 End Date
Dreaming of a Wild Christmas
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us for a fun-filled holiday themed evening.
December 20 End Date
Christmas Balloon Glow
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
December 20 End Date
Holiday Lights Drive-thru
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Following our holiday activities, there will be a drive-through the park to see all the wonderfully decorated sites!
December 21 End Date
Coffee with a Park Ranger
Dinosaur Valley State Park
December 28 End Date
Coffee with a Park Ranger
Dinosaur Valley State Park

January 2015

January 1 End Date
First Day Hikes 2015
Dinosaur Valley State Park
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join us on the first day of the year for a guided hike!
January 1 End Date
First Day Paddle
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all kayak enthusiasts!
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 1 End Date
First Day Hike - Trees and Plants of Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake State Park
Celebrate New Year's Day with us by enjoying a ranger-led hike on the two-third mile Caddo Forest Trail.
January 1 End Date
First Day Hike at Mother Neff State Park
Mother Neff State Park
Help us make it three in a row!
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!

February 2015

February 21 End Date
Aquatic WILD
Dallas
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children

March 2015

March 21 End Date
Project WILD
Dallas
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children

May 2015

May 9 End Date
Lake Brownwood State Park Open House and Buffalo Soldiers Program
Lake Brownwood State Park
Come experience the life of a Buffalo Soldier within our authentic camp. Free fun for the young or young at heart.
May 16 End Date
Lake Arrowhead Frontier Life Program
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Buffalo Soldiers, Native Americans and more will be at Lake Arrowhead sharing stories and games of the past.

June 2015

June 6 End Date
Project WILD
Dallas
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children

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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