Dallas and Fort Worth Events

Events in and around the Dallas area.

August 2014

August 2 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!
August 2 End Date
Friends of Purtis Creek Meeting
Purtis Creek State Park
Volunteer organizational meeting. Meet at the Picnic Pavilion.
August 2 End Date
Geocaching 101
Cedar Hill State Park
Learn how to geocache, one of the fastest growing outdoor activities!
August 2 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 2 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.
August 2 End Date
Nature Journaling
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Tap into your creativity while enjoying the outdoors.
August 2 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!
August 2 End Date
Nature Journaling: Arts in the Parks
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Love being outside? Interested in writing? This is the program for you!
August 2 End Date
Snakes: The Good. The Bad? The Hungry!
Tyler State Park
See snakes in a new way.
August 2 End Date
Geocaching
Martin Creek Lake State Park
High tech hide and seek
August 2 End Date
Fishing with a Ranger
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Learn to Fish
August 2 End Date
Hike and a Movie
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 2 End Date
Dutch Oven Dessert
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn the basics of cooking in a Dutch oven, and sample a dessert!
August 2 End Date
Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
August 5 End Date
Family & Friends Summer Yoga
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
A weekly series with Yoga Instructor Nicki Roseman August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
August 8 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons Trailway
Travel down the Trailway to view the bat emergence flight.
August 8 End Date
Life of the Comanches
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 8 End Date
Friday Night Frog Chorus
Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
August 9 End Date
Boater Education
Cedar Hill State Park
Get boating tips and learn about safe boating!
August 9 End Date
Sunrise Hike
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Beat the heat with an early morning hike.
August 9 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
August 9 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
NOTE: Time Change to 9:00 AM - Intro to the sport of kayaking. Learn the types of equipment needed, safe use and proper procedures.
August 9 End Date
Guided Kayaking Tour
Lake Colorado City State Park
This is your last chance!!! Join in on the Guided Kayaking Program this summer at Lake Colorado City State Park.
August 9 End Date
Canyon Walk & Talk
Caprock Canyons State Park
Take a leisurely guided hike beneath the scenic canyons.
August 9 End Date
Lip Smackin’ Good Eatin’/Dutch Oven Cookin’
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 9 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.
August 9 End Date
Geocache 101
Purtis Creek State Park
Learn the basics of how to use a global positioning unit (GPS).
August 9 End Date
Penn Farm Tour
Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about life on a pioneer farm.
August 9 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 9 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.
August 9 End Date
Outdoor Cooking - Let's Do It Together!
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Outdoor cooking demonstration featuring information on local native plants used for food, Dutch oven cooking and other campfire cooking techniques. Join us for free samples and tips!
August 9 End Date
Canyon Driving Tour
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 9 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!
August 9 End Date
Geocaching 101
Purtis Creek State Park
Basics of how to use a Global Positioning unit (GPS)
August 9 End Date
Snakes: The Good. The Bad? The Hungry!
Tyler State Park
See snakes in a new way.
August 9 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Goin' Batty
Caprock Canyons State Park
Learn about bats and let them inspire the artist in you!
August 9 End Date
Discover the Trees of the Park – Nature Hike
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 9 End Date
Basic Backyard Birding
Martin Creek Lake State Park
What's that bird?
August 9 End Date
Night Sky: Full Moon
Tyler State Park
Daytime activities for the night time viewing.
August 9 End Date
World of Fossils/Walk with Dinosaur Hike
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 9 End Date
Full Moon Walk
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 9 End Date
Night Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come explore the park after dark!
August 9 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves at Purtis Creek.
August 9 End Date
Night Sky: Full Moon
Tyler State Park
Nighttime sky viewing.
August 9 End Date
Night Sounds
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
August 9 End Date
Night hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
August 10 End Date
Art in the Park-Lost in Landscapes
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 12 End Date
Family & Friends Summer Yoga
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
A weekly series with Yoga Instructor Nicki Roseman August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
August 15 End Date
Intro to Bird-watching
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn all about the basics of bird-watching.
August 15 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons Trailway
Travel down the Trailway to view the bat emergence flight.
August 15 End Date
Outdoor Store Walk
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 15 End Date
Owl Prowl
Caddo Lake State Park
Spend an evening with the owls!
August 16 End Date
Flying Feathered Friends
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Calling all levels of bird watchers!
August 16 End Date
Canyon Wrens and other Feathered Friends
Caprock Canyons State Park
Bring your binoculars to spot some of the many feathered friends of Caprock Canyons State Park.
August 16 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!
August 16 End Date
Latino Outdoors Day ¡Vengan a divertirse con nosotros!
Cedar Hill State Park
Join some Park Rangers and volunteer bilingual translators for a day of fun outdoor activities at Cedar Hill State Park!
August 16 End Date
Outdoor Family Day!
Cedar Hill State Park
Join Park Rangers for a day of outdoor activities at beautiful Cedar Hill State Park!
August 16 End Date
Vanishing Prairie Guided Hike
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come enjoy a guided hike on the Vanishing Prairie trail.
August 16 End Date
Nature Hike
Purtis Creek State Park
Take a hike and learn about native species that inhabit the park.
August 16 End Date
Lost Pines Adventure
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hike along a pine forested trail
August 16 End Date
Wildlife of North Texas
Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about the wildlife found here in North Texas at Cedar Hill State Park.
August 16 End Date
Summer Nature Series
Abilene State Park
Expert volunteer Master Naturalists will lead a two hour program on native plants of the park and connecting to them.
August 16 End Date
Navigation Revelation and the Magnetic Race
Tyler State Park
Learn to navigate by compass and discover the sport of orienteering.
August 16 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 16 End Date
Birding Adventure with a Ranger
San Angelo State Park
Join a Park Ranger to see resident and migrating birds visiting the park.
August 16 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.
August 16 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!
August 16 End Date
Nature Hike
Purtis Creek State Park
Take a hike and learn about the plants and animals that are in the park.
August 16 End Date
Snakes: The Good. The Bad? The Hungry!
Tyler State Park
Learn to look at snakes in a new way.
August 16 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Goin' Batty
Caprock Canyons State Park
Learn about bats and let them inspire the artist in you.
August 16 End Date
Night Sky Activities
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 16 End Date
Nature Hike
Martin Creek Lake State Park
August 16 End Date
Cowboy Poetry
Caprock Canyons State Park
August 16 End Date
The Wonders of the Night Sky – Stargazing
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 16 End Date
Star Party
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 19 End Date
Family & Friends Summer Yoga
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
A weekly series with Yoga Instructor Nicki Roseman August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
August 22 End Date
Hunter's Education Course
Lake Arrowhead State Park
This Hunter's Education Course will satisfy the requirements to obtain Basic Hunter's Certification.
August 22 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons Trailway
Travel down the Trailway to view the bat emergence flight.
August 22 End Date
Evening Walk
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 22 End Date
Friday Night Frog Talk
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Find out who's croaking at your pond!
August 22 End Date
Bat Watch
Caddo Lake State Park
Learn about the secret lives of bats!
August 23 End Date
Kayaking 101
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Learn to kayak!
August 23 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
August 23 End Date
Little Habitat on the Prairie
Caprock Canyons State Park
Discover the mixed-grass prairie of Caprock Canyons State Park and the wildlife species that call it home.
August 23 End Date
Guided Canoeing Tour / Canoeing Basics
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 23 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.
August 23 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 23 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.
August 23 End Date
Canyon Driving Tour
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 23 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Goin' Batty
Caprock Canyons State Park
Learn about bats and let them inspire the artist in you.
August 23 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!
August 23 End Date
What’s A Knot and What’s Not/Knot Tying
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 23 End Date
Animal Antics
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
A ranger talk and short hike about animal adaptations
August 23 End Date
Animals and Tracks
Martin Creek Lake State Park
August 23 End Date
Arts and Nature
Martin Creek Lake State Park
August 23 End Date
Kayak Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along with a guided tour of the coves of Purtis Creek $12.00 per person tour fee.
August 23 End Date
Sunset Hike
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Wind down the day with a nature hike!
August 23 End Date
Nighttime Narratives
Caprock Canyons State Park
Listen to Native American stories under the stars.
August 23 End Date
Spider Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
A fun nighttime activity involving spiders . . . yes, really, it’s fun!
August 26 End Date
Family & Friends Summer Yoga
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
A weekly series with Yoga Instructor Nicki Roseman August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
August 29 End Date
Slackline Activity
Interpretive Center
Can you walk the line?
August 29 End Date
Fast & Furriest
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn to ID mammals based on skins, skulls, and tracks!
August 29 End Date
Bat Tour
Caprock Canyons Trailway
Travel down the Trailway to view the bat emergence flight.
August 29 End Date
Family Evening Hike
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 29 End Date
Friday Night Frog Chorus
Caddo Lake State Park
What is all the commotion about? Find out during a short presentation about frogs!
August 29 End Date
Owl Prowl: Campfire talk
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Whoo whoo! Let's learn all about owls!
August 30 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!
August 30 End Date
Dutch Oven Breakfast
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Join a park ranger for breakfast cooked in a Dutch Oven!
August 30 End Date
Lost Pines Adventure
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Hike along a pine forested trail!
August 30 End Date
Geocache Treasure Hunt
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 30 End Date
Nature Walk
Dinosaur Valley State Park
August 30 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.
August 30 End Date
Quit bugging out!
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
Come learn all about insects and spiders!
August 30 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!
August 30 End Date
Arts in the Parks: Goin' Batty
Caprock Canyons State Park
Learn about bats and let them inspire the artist in you.
August 30 End Date
Arts In The Park - Owls
Purtis Creek State Park
Learn about the owls that live in the park and complete a craft project that will help you remember. Meet at the Amphitheater behind the camping loop restroom.
August 30 End Date
Leaf Impressions
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 30 End Date
Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
August 30 End Date
Storytelling Night
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
August 30 End Date
Name That Bird Game
Purtis Creek State Park
Test your skills at identifying birds by their song, clues and pictures. Meet at the Amphitheather behind the camping loop restroom.
August 30 End Date
Nighttime Narratives
Caprock Canyons State Park
Listen to Native American stories under the stars.
August 31 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!
August 31 End Date
When Birds Fly/Birding Basics
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
August 31 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.
August 31 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.
August 31 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!
August 31 End Date
Geocache 101
Purtis Creek State Park
Learn the basics of how to use a global positioning unit (GPS).
August 31 End Date
Night Hike
Purtis Creek State Park
Hike into the night learning about nocturnal species that frequent the park.

September 2014

September 6 End Date
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 1 Night Workshop | (Open)
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch 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.
September 6 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
September 6 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 6 End Date
Kids Fishing Fun! Learn-to-Fish Event
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Learn the basic tips and tricks of fishing!
September 6 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves of Purtis Creek
September 12 End Date
Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 2 Night Workshop | (Open)
Lake Mineral Wells 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.
September 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!
September 13 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to-Fish Event
Cedar Hill State Park
Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
September 13 End Date
Disc Golf Tournament
Lake Arrowhead State Park
3rd Annual Disc Golf Tournament
September 13 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 19 End Date
Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 2 Night Workshop | (Open)
Lake Mineral Wells 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.
September 20 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 27 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to- Fly Fish Event
Eisenhower State Park
Families can learn the basics of fly fishing through fun, hands-on activities
September 27 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 27 End Date
3rd Annual GreenFest on the Greenbelt
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Annual festival with Grammy Award winning band Brave Combo, outdoor activities, food and more!

October 2014

October 4 End Date
4th Annual Texas State Bison Music Festival
Caprock Canyons State Park
"Blame it on Texas Bison!!!"
October 4 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 11 End Date
Bird-Watching
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Come out and spot some of the area birds with the help of an experienced guide!
October 11 End Date
Tyler State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | North Texas | 1 Night Workshop | (Open)
Tyler 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.
October 11 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 11 End Date
Kayak Basic Class
Purtis Creek State Park
Intro to the sport of kayaking, learn the types of equipment needed, safe use & proper procedures.
October 11 End Date
Full Moon Paddling Tour
Purtis Creek State Park
Paddle along a guided tour of the coves at Purtis Creek
October 18 End Date
Go Fish! Learn-to-Fish Event
Cedar Hill State Park
Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities
October 18 End Date
Texas Archeology Month: Celebrating 10,000 years of Cultural History at Caprock Canyons State Park
Caprock Canyons State Park
Talks, demonstrations, artifact displays, and more!
October 18 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 24 End Date
Cedar Hill State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 2 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.
October 25 End Date
Monarch Butterfly Program
Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 25 End Date
Trunk or Treat and Ghost Walk
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come trick or treat in costume through our campsites starting at 5:30PM. At dusk, go for a ghost walk through the historic buildings of Fort Richardson.

November 2014

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 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 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.

December 2014

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 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
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 20 End Date
Family Fishing Day
Bring the whole family to the quarry pond which will be stocked with trout.

January 2015

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 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!

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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