Earth Day Weekend Rambles 4/22-4/24 2022

Happy Earth Day weekend! Here is the April 22nd – April 24th edition of the Weekend Rambles, brought to you by Ramblin’ ’round Texas

CENTRAL TEXAS

Friday

GARNER STATE PARK | Concan, TX

Birding with a Ranger — 8:30AM

Bring your own binoculars.

GUADALUPE RIVER STATE PARK | Spring Branch, TX

        Bauer Unit Hike — 9AM

PALMETTO STATE PARK | Gonzales, TX

        Earth Day Wandering — 9AM

        Bookmarks Bring Brilliance — 1:30PM

ENCHANTED ROCK STATE NATURAL AREA | Fredericksburg, TX

        Nocturnal Natives — 2:30PM

        Stargazing 101 — 8:45PM

Saturday

GOVERNMENT CANYON STATE NATURAL AREA | San Antonio, TX

        Mystery Guided Hike — 9AM

        Registration required. Sign up here!

MCKINNEY FALLS STATE PARK | Austin, TX

Birding with a Ranger — 9AM

The Atlatl – Ancient Spear Throwing — 12PM

Art in the Park Watercolor Postcards — 3PM

ENCHANTED ROCK STATE NATURAL AREA | Fredericksburg, TX

Guided Summit Hike — 9:30AM

Star Party — 8:15PM

LOCKHART STATE PARK | Lockhart, TX

        Bug-Eat-Bug Hike — 10AM

        Block Printing Basics — 2PM

INKS LAKE STATE PARK | Burnet, TX

Fishing with a Ranger — 10:30AM

Star Party — 8PM

PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK | Johnson City, TX

Nature Journaling 101 — 1PM

Email Stephen Garmon to register!

Sunday

GUADALUPE RIVER STATE PARK | Spring Branch, TX

Archery in the Park — 10AM

Drop ins allowed, but reservations encouraged! Pick a time slot and sign up here!

GOVERNMENT CANYON STATE NATURAL AREA | San Antonio, TX

The Wonders of Texas’ Native Plants — 10AM

Arrive no later than 9:45AM!

MCKINNEY FALLS STATE PARK | Austin, TX
        Archery 101 — 1PM

        Registration required. Email Lauren Sweat to sign up! Ages 8 and up only.

WEST TEXAS

Friday

SEMINOLE CANYON STATE PARK & HISTORIC SITE | Comstock, TX

Fate Bell Shelter Pictograph Walking Tour — 10AM + 3PM

Tour tickets can be purchased in advance on the Texas State Parks reservation site. No pets.

Saturday & Sunday

Nothing listed this week! 🙁

NORTH TEXAS

Friday 

COPPER BREAKS STATE PARK | Quanah, TX

Meet the Longhorns — 2PM

Sun Fun — 3:30PM

RAY ROBERTS LAKE STATE PARK ISLE DU BOIS UNIT | Pilot Point, TX

Earth Day Hike — 7PM

CEDAR HILL STATE PARK | Cedar Hill, TX

Lyrid Meteor Shower Star Party — 9PM

Registration required. Email Sarah Norlin

Saturday 

ABILENE STATE PARK | Abilene, TX

Wings on the Wind Festival — 11AM

DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARK | Glen Rose, TX

Archery — 11AM

Registration required. Email Allen Dees to sign up.

LAKE ARROWHEAD STATE PARK | Witchita Falls, TX

Disc Golf with a Ranger — 1PM

RAY ROBERTS LAKE STATE PARK – JOHNSON BRANCH UNIT | Valley View, TX

Earth Day Nature Talk + Hike — 2PM

COPPER BREAKS STATE PARK | Quanah, TX

Roping with a Ranger — 3:30PM

LAKE MINERAL WELLS STATE PARK | Mineral Wells, TX

Night Sounds — 8:30PM

Sunday 

LAKE WHITNEY STATE PARK | Whitney, TX

Bird Sleuths of Two Bridges Trail — 9AM

DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARK | Glen Rose, TX
        Taylor Site Hike — 11AM

EAST TEXAS

Friday

SHELDON LAKE STATE PARK + ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER | Houston, TX

Arts in the Park —  2PM

MARTIN CREEK LAKE STATE PARK | Tatum, TX

Observing the Texas Sky — 8PM

COOPER LAKE STATE PARK – SOUTH SULPHUR UNIT | Sulphur Springs, TX

        Stargazing — 8PM

Saturday

SEA RIM STATE PARK | Sabine Pass, TX

Earth Day Mindfulness Walk — 7AM

MARTIN DIES, JR. STATE PARK | Jasper, TX

Fishing with a Ranger — 9AM

Guided Hike — 10:30AM

Scat & Tracks — 2PM

Watercolor Painting — 3PM

COOPER LAKE STATE PARK – SOUTH SULPHUR UNIT | Sulphur Springs, TX

        Darting Dragonflies & Dashing Damselflies — 9:30AM

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE PARK | San Felipe, TX

Track That — 10AM

Wildlife Investigators — 3PM

MISSION TEJAS STATE PARK | Grapeland, TX

15th Annual Folk Festival — 10AM

MARTIN CREEK LAKE STATE PARK | Tatum, TX

Beavers: Masters or Menaces? — 11AM

Earth Day Flower Giveaway & Ivy Planter Making — 1PM

Hug a Tree — 3PM

Campfire Cooking — 6PM

BRAZOS BEND STATE PARK | Needville, TX

        Kid’s Program & Crafts: Never Kiss an Alligator — 11AM

TYLER STATE PARK | Tyler, TX

        Kid’s Wilderness Survival — 2PM

        Knotty-Time for Kids — 3PM

Sunday

COOPER LAKE STATE PARK – SOUTH SULPHUR UNIT | Sulphur Springs, TX

Hike with a Master Naturalist — 10AM

SOUTH TEXAS

Friday

ESTERO LLANO GRANDE STATE PARK | Weslaco, TX

        Butterfly & Dragonfly Tours — 10:30AM

LAKE CASA BLANCA INTERNATIONAL STATE PARK | Laredo, TX

Junior Ranger Hike — 2PM

Night Hike — 8:15PM

MUSTANG ISLAND STATE PARK | Corpus Christi, TX

        Shipwrecked! — 3PM

Saturday

BENTSEN-RIO GRANDE VALLEY STATE PARK | Mission, TX

Birding 101 — 9:30AM

Call 956.584.9156 to reserve your spot

LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI STATE PARK | Mathis, TX

Castle Tour — 10AM

Plants of the Thornscrub — 11:30AM

GOLIAD STATE PARK + HISTORIC SITE | Goliad, TX

Mission History Tour — 2PM

Max 24 people, first come first served!

Sunday

LAKE CASA BLANCA INTERNATIONAL STATE PARK | Laredo, TX

Birding 101 — 9AM

Reptile Talk — 2PM

ESTERO LLANO GRANDE STATE PARK | Weslaco, TX

        Electric Tram Tour — 2PM

        Reservations required. Call 956.565.3919 or email John Yochum to reserve your spot!

RESACA DE LA PALMA STATE PARK | Brownsville, TX

        Junior Ranger Explorers — 2:30PM

Find more programs and important information on the Texas Parks & Wildlife event calendar. Always remember to reserve your day pass in advance! Many parks reach capacity on weekends and without a reservation you will not be able to enter the park. 

Visit parks often? Invest in a Texas State Parks Pass! Not only will it waive your entrance fees, but you’ll get camping coupons and discounts on Park Store items! At only $70, they pay for themselves in just a few visits.

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