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December 2021

Electric Tram Tour (Reservations Required)

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 26, 2021

Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
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Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required. Especially for those that are less mobile (but open to everyone!), we offer the opportunity to tour the park in electric open Bird Buses. Estero Llano Grande was designed as a walking park, but hiking the trails has often been a hardship or impossible for some park guests. Now you can ride to most areas to see the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, alligators,…

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Track Talk (Reservations Required)

December 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2022

Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043 United States
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Gather round and listen to a ranger share the 113-million-year-old story of the park's dinosaur tracks! Meet at the roped off area of the Main Track Site Bring your questions Free with park admission. Park admission is free with a Texas Parks Pass. Remember to make a reservation.

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Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CST
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 30, 2021

Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31
Spring Branch, TX 78070 United States
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Join an experienced Master Naturalist Volunteer or the Park Ranger for a nature walk on the trails, and check out the beautiful Scenic Overlook for a great view of the river! This easy trail is less than 3/4 mile long, and mostly level with some rocky areas. All ages welcome! Friendly dogs on leash are welcome. No need to register -- just show up! Meet in front of the Discovery Center.

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Meet some of the official State longhorn herd

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2023

Copper Breaks State Park, 777 Park Road 62
Quanah, TX 79252-7679 United States
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Free

Join a park interpreter to learn about the history and origins of one of the Texas' iconic symbols, the Texas Longhorn. NOTE: Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other factors. Program is free with paid park entrance fee or a Texas State Park Pass. Meet at Park Headquarters. Bring hat, sunscreen, and water.

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Texas Master Naturalist Bird Count

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CST
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on December 11, 2021 at 8:00 am

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, 634 Park Road 48 South
Jasper, TX 75951 United States
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Join our local Texas Master Naturalists on their monthly bird count. This is a great way to find local birds, learn new birds, and get birding tips from our local birders. Meet on the North Cherokee boat ramp, then you'll head to other park locations. This is appropriate for adults and mature young adults that are already experienced and into being a birder. Bring Binoculars, field guides, cameras, hats, and water. There is no fee for attending this program; however,…

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World Birding Center Birding Tours

December 11 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am CST
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 25, 2021

Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
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$5

All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties! Join us on unforgettable avian adventure. With over 350 species of birds identified within our park and many of the Valley specialty birds you just can't see outside of the Rio Grande Valley, our guided bird tours are a must for everyone. Whether you are new to birding and ready to…

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Fish with a Ranger

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
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One event on October 30, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on November 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on November 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on January 8, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on January 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX 78611 United States
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Meet park volunteers and the ranger behind the Park Store and learn to cast a line! Everything is provided. Fun for the whole family. **You will need a day pass reservation to enter the park.** All events subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

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Guided Paddling Trip

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
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One event on October 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, 634 Park Road 48 South
Jasper, TX 75951 United States
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Bring your own boat (or rent one if available) and join a park guide for a fun adventure. Do you want to paddle around at our park, but not sure where to go? Sign up for the guided paddling trip. This trip includes a guide that will help you discover some of the great paddling trails that the park offers. To Register call Ranger Amy at 409-698-6636. Yes, you can rent a park canoe or kayak, but rentals are first…

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Meet some of the official State longhorn herd

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2023

Copper Breaks State Park, 777 Park Road 62
Quanah, TX 79252-7679 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join a park interpreter to learn about the history and origins of one of the Texas' iconic symbols, the Texas Longhorn. NOTE: Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other factors. Program is free with paid park entrance fee or a Texas State Park Pass. Meet at Park Headquarters. Bring hat, sunscreen, and water.

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Track Talk (Reservations Required)

December 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2022

Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043 United States
+ Google Map

Gather round and listen to a ranger share the 113-million-year-old story of the park's dinosaur tracks! Meet at the roped off area of the Main Track Site Bring your questions Free with park admission. Park admission is free with a Texas Parks Pass. Remember to make a reservation.

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Star Party with San Antonio Astronomical Association

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CST
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31
Spring Branch, TX 78070 United States
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Join us for stargazing! Members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association will be on site with their telescopes to point out the constellations, planets and more! October's Star Party will be extra exciting because both Saturn and Jupiter will be visible! Don't miss it! When: October Star Party will be drop-in between 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Time of each month's star party varies based on sunset. This program will be held in the large overflow parking lot (just up the…

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Electric Tram Tour (Reservations Required)

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 26, 2021

Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
+ Google Map

Join us on a narrated ranger-driven, two-hour tour of the park in a quiet electric tram. Reservations required. Especially for those that are less mobile (but open to everyone!), we offer the opportunity to tour the park in electric open Bird Buses. Estero Llano Grande was designed as a walking park, but hiking the trails has often been a hardship or impossible for some park guests. Now you can ride to most areas to see the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, alligators,…

Find out more »

Track Talk (Reservations Required)

December 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2022

Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043 United States
+ Google Map

Gather round and listen to a ranger share the 113-million-year-old story of the park's dinosaur tracks! Meet at the roped off area of the Main Track Site Bring your questions Free with park admission. Park admission is free with a Texas Parks Pass. Remember to make a reservation.

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Young Naturalists Children’s Program (Registration Required)

December 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31
Spring Branch, TX 78070 United States
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Hey kids and caregivers! Join Ranger Holly and the amazing staff at the Mammen Family Library to find out about nature! You can join us in-person, or online! Each month we will find out about nature through cool artifacts, photos and displays; we will read a book; and we will do a craft. In September we will be learning about frogs! This program is on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2:30 - 3:30, and repeated at 4:00 - 5:00.…

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Scenic Overlook Nature Hike

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 30, 2021

Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31
Spring Branch, TX 78070 United States
+ Google Map

Join an experienced Master Naturalist Volunteer or the Park Ranger for a nature walk on the trails, and check out the beautiful Scenic Overlook for a great view of the river! This easy trail is less than 3/4 mile long, and mostly level with some rocky areas. All ages welcome! Friendly dogs on leash are welcome. No need to register -- just show up! Meet in front of the Discovery Center.

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Meet some of the official State longhorn herd

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2023

Copper Breaks State Park, 777 Park Road 62
Quanah, TX 79252-7679 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join a park interpreter to learn about the history and origins of one of the Texas' iconic symbols, the Texas Longhorn. NOTE: Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other factors. Program is free with paid park entrance fee or a Texas State Park Pass. Meet at Park Headquarters. Bring hat, sunscreen, and water.

Find out more »

World Birding Center Birding Tours

December 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 25, 2021

Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
+ Google Map
$5

All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley Specialties! Join us on unforgettable avian adventure. With over 350 species of birds identified within our park and many of the Valley specialty birds you just can't see outside of the Rio Grande Valley, our guided bird tours are a must for everyone. Whether you are new to birding and ready to…

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Underwater Discovery

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
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One event on October 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 4, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on January 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on January 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on January 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX 78611 United States
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Come pull a seine net through Inks Lake’s shallow waters and see what lives just below the surface! Let’s discover a whole new microcosm of predators and prey. From larval mayflies to water bugs, tadpoles, fish, and crawdads. Who knows what we will find along the murky shoreline? Meet behind the Park Store. **You will need a day pass reservation to enter the park.** All programming is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

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Meet some of the official State longhorn herd

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2023

Copper Breaks State Park, 777 Park Road 62
Quanah, TX 79252-7679 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join a park interpreter to learn about the history and origins of one of the Texas' iconic symbols, the Texas Longhorn. NOTE: Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other factors. Program is free with paid park entrance fee or a Texas State Park Pass. Meet at Park Headquarters. Bring hat, sunscreen, and water.

Find out more »

Track Talk (Reservations Required)

December 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2022

Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043 United States
+ Google Map

Gather round and listen to a ranger share the 113-million-year-old story of the park's dinosaur tracks! Meet at the roped off area of the Main Track Site Bring your questions Free with park admission. Park admission is free with a Texas Parks Pass. Remember to make a reservation.

Find out more »
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