• Kids Play Free

    Kids Play Free

    Kids 12 and under get free admission at
    more than 90 Texas State Parks.

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    Admission for ages 13 and over vary by park.
    See each park's webpage under the "Fees and Facilities" tab.

  • Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

    Junior Ranger
    Explorer Packs

    Free activity packs that parents can check
    out for free at many Texas State Parks.

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  • Outdoor Activity of the Month

    Outdoor Activity of the Month

    Each month Texas State Parks highlights
    a seasonally available and fun activity to do in parks.

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Events & Activities

Texas Outdoor Family

Texas Outdoor Family

A great way for your family to get hands-on experience in camping and basic outdoor skills.

Texas Geocache Challenge

Texas Geocache Challenge

Discover hidden special geocaches while learning exciting facts and stories about Texas State Parks.

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Program

Kids ages 7-12 can learn about the natural world around them while exploring Texas State Parks.


Outdoor Activity of the Month

Outdoor Activity of the Month

Each month Texas State Parks highlights a seasonally available and fun activity to do in parks.

Texas Buffalo Soldiers

Texas Buffalo Soldiers

The Texas Buffalo Soldier program shares the story of the Ninth Cavalry and Twenty-fourth Infantry "Buffalo Soldiers" with a variety of educational opportunities and resources.

Kids' Corner

Kids' Corner Calendar

Find special events, clinics, camps and other activities just for kids.


Fishing Activities

Fishing Activities

Visit selected stocked lakes and ponds, while learning the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities, as well as free events for the whole family.

The Arts in the Parks

The Arts in the Parks

The goal of the Arts in the Parks program is to provide many diverse opportunities for everyone to get outside, use their imagination and connect with Texas State Parks through the arts.

Youth Hunting

Youth Hunting

Hunting is a great way to spend time in nature with your kids and we have lots of ways you can take your kids hunting.

Resources for Parents & Teachers

Partners in Education

Nature Rocks Texas  Texas Children Nature

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