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Park Temporarily Closed for Repair – Caddo Lake SP

September 29 - December 26
Caddo Lake State Park, 245 Park Road 2
Karnack, TX 75661 United States
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Caddo Lake State Park is closed for repair and refurbishing from September 29, 2018 to December 26, 2018.

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Park Temporarily Closed for Wildlife Management – Pedernales Falls

December 9 - December 13
Pedernales Falls State Park, 2585 Park Road 6026
Johnson City, TX 78636 United States
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Pedernales Falls State Park will be closed for wildlife management activities (public hunts). During this time, only lottery drawn hunters will be allowed to enter the park. All other activities are prohibited, all trails are closed, and all campsites will be closed during this time. This park closes for these activities several times per year […]

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Holidays in Bloom

November 23 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm CST
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Visit the San Antonio Botanical Garden with family and friends this holiday season and enjoy magical displays through the end of the year.  Garlands, red ribbons and other holiday decorations welcome guests, making the Garden a perfect setting for family photographs.  Escape to nature with a stroll around the East Texas Lake and see the […]

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Christmas at Old Fort Concho

December 7 @ 8:30 am - December 9 @ 5:00 pm CST
Fort Concho National Historic Site, 630 S Oakes St.
San Angelo, TX 76903 United States
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Buffalo Soldiers, Camp fire stories, Frontier Army, Cannons, Horses, Kid crafts, activities and much more Kick off the holiday season with the Buffalo Soldiers and by visiting Fort Concho's largest annual event. Held during the first full weekend in December, Christmas at Old Fort Concho transforms the fort's forty acres and twenty-four buildings into a […]

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Overnight Adult Basic Wilderness Survival Clinic

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - December 9 @ 11:59 pm CST
Government Canyon State Natural Area, 12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254 United States
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Join us for a special 2-day and 1-night basic wilderness survival class. If you spend any time in the Backcountry, there's a good chance you'll meet Mr. Murphy. His law states, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong", and usually at the worst possible time. Join SOS Adventures Master Outdoor Leader Joey Rios on […]

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8:30 am

World Birding Center Bird Walks

December 9 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am CST
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2018

Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
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Free – $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 300 species of birds identified within our park and many of the Valley specialty birds you just can't […]

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Bentsen Bird Walk

December 9 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am CST
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until December 30, 2018

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive (FM 2062)
Mission, TX 78572 United States
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Bentsen is a top destination for birders. Join us for a guided walk showcasing South Texas specialty birds such as the Altamira Oriole, Green Jay, Plain Chachalaca, and Great Kiskadee. Bring comfortable shoes and a pair of binoculars if you have them. If you don't have binoculars don't worry- you can rent a pair from […]

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9:00 am

Coffee with the Birds

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST
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One event on December 30, 2018 at 9:00am

Pedernales Falls State Park, 2585 Park Road 6026
Johnson City, TX 78636 United States
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Free – $6

Grab your coffee and binoculars then join a ranger at our Bird Blinds! Join us for coffee at our bird blinds and Butterfly Garden this Saturday! Bring your favorite cup of joe and we'll provide the binoculars and bird guides to help identify any feathered visitors we receive! This is open to all visitors, novice […]

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9:30 am

Summit Hike

December 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CST
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 27, 2020

One event on January 2, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on January 3, 2019 at 9:30am

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd. 965
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 United States
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Free – $7

Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we climb to the top of Enchanted Rock! Along the way, we'll learn about the geology, history and biology of this special place. We'll hear tales of derring-do and see sweeping panoramic views! Meet at the Gazebo at the beginning of the Summit Trail. Time: Approximately 2 […]

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10:00 am

Fate Bell’s Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site, P.O. Box 820
Comstock, TX 78837 United States
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Free – $8

For the month(s) of June, July and August the park offers one guided-only hike at 10 am to go into the canyon to view pictographs (ancient drawings) on Wednesday through Sunday. There are no tours available on Monday and Tuesday. For more information to plan your visit: Frequently Asked Questions. Please note: there are designated […]

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Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST
Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461 United States
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Come and join us on a ½ mile hike on our beautifully paved trail! Please come and join us for a lovely hour and a half hike on our paved Creekfield Lake Trail to see some of the various inhabitants of Brazos Bend State Park! Meet with some of our Park Rangers and Volunteers to […]

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11:30 am

Tree Cookie Ornaments

December 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461 United States
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Nope, this is not edible. Come and make your own signature Brazos Bend State Park ornament to hang up on somewhere special this holiday season! We recommend not leaving this cookie for Santa to eat, but make sure it's somewhere special for him to see! Tree cookie ornaments are cut from fallen trees here at […]

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12:00 pm

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, 3523 Independence Parkway South
La Porte, TX 77571 United States
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Explore the Birthplace of Texas on a ranger-led driving tour of the Battle of San Jacinto. Join us at the top of each hour for a ranger-led tour of the battlefield in the park van. Explore the Battle of San Jacinto and the Birthplace of Texas from the comfort of an air-conditioned van. Join us […]

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1:00 pm

Holiday in the Park – Sheldon Lake

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center, 14140 Garrett Rd.
Houston, TX 77044 United States
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Get in the holiday spirit at Sheldon Lake State Park! Join Sheldon Lake State Park rangers for an afternoon filled with festive fun! There will be activities and crafts for you to enjoy with friends and family. Be sure to stop by and get in the holiday spirit!

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Skins, Skulls, Scales and Scat

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Pedernales Falls State Park, 2585 Park Road 6026
Johnson City, TX 78636 United States
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See, feel, and smell examples of local Hill Country Wildlife! Come see the skins, skulls, scales, and scat from local Pedernales Falls wildlife! You'll get a chance to see what they look like, feel their fur and scales, and maybe even catch a whiff of what they leave behind! The table will be set up […]

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1:30 pm

It’s Tough To Be An Alligator

December 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CST
Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461 United States
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Learn about the struggles that alligators face on a daily bases at Brazos Bend. Alligators don’t have thick skin for nothing! From the time they hatch, they face all sorts of dangers and struggles that make them one toughest reptiles on the planet. From learning to hunt, to avoiding predators, alligators must learn to adapt […]

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2:00 pm

Wildlife Viewing on the Elm Lake Viewing Platform

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461 United States
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Visit with knowledgeable park staff and volunteers to get an up close look at what lives in Elm Lake! There is lots to discover at Brazos Bend State Park! From the smallest insect to the tallest tree, there is a variety of wildlife that calls the park home. Come learn and get up close with […]

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3:00 pm

Lakeside Christmas

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Fort Parker State Park, 194 Park Road 28
Mexia, TX 76667 United States
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A Fort Parker Holiday Celebration! Join Fort Parker State Park and the Groesbeck Volunteer Fire Department for a toy drive holiday event. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for waived entry, benefiting local area families. Take a picture with Santa and the fire truck, decorate Christmas cookies and ornaments while sipping hot chocolate and apple cider, […]

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6:00 pm

History in Lights

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until December 31, 2018

Goliad State Park & Historic Site, 108 Park Road 6
Goliad, TX 77963-3206 United States
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Free – $3

Enjoy the holidays with a beautiful evening stroll through the grounds of Mission Espiritu Santo. Goliad State Park invites you to visit our “History in Lights” exhibit, which will run from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm throughout the month of December. Lights and shadows will tell the story of this remarkable site as visitors walk […]

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