You shouldn’t need any special reason to visit a Texas state park. Each one stands on its own with scenic beauty, wildlife, and historical value.
But it just so happens that our state parks are constantly planning interesting events to add value to your visit! We’ve selected 10 events taking place in June 2019, in Central Texas state parks. We hope you’ll consider checking them out during your stay at Pecan Park!
1/ Explorer Summer Day Camp for Kids
Immerse your children in nature this summer at Palmetto State Park! Ages 8-12 will enjoy archery, canoeing, fishing, swimming, biking, hiking, games, and crafts.
Registration is required, so email email@example.com for your application. The cost is $160 per week.
2/ Annual Archery Clinics
If you’ve ever played Robin Hood, then this is your chance to make it authentic! You have four opportunities in June to learn the basics of archery at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park.
All equipment will be provided, and participants age seven and up are invited to participate.
3/ Marvel at the Moon
Using a telescope, examine the moon with its cratered service, as a ranger shares scientific background and ancient stories.
Note that this event is weather-dependent, so check Facebook for the latest updates. Make a day trip of it with a stroll down main street Fredericksburg, visit to the National Museum of the Pacific War, and maybe some winery visits!
4/ Hike the Canyon
Dedicated hikers, apply here! This hike through Government Canyon State Natural Area will be between four and seven miles. It’s open to ages 13 and up, so bring sturdy footwear and water, and let’s go.
5/ Twin Falls Nature Hike
For a different kind of hike, you can opt for Pedernales Falls State Park. This hike will only be about half a mile, but the terrain will be rocky.
Fortunately, those who go will get to experience abundant plant and animal life in several different environments.
6/ Native Edible and Medicinal Plants Walk
You’re in for a crash course in ethnobotany, as you learn the names and historical uses of common plants in Texas Hill Country.
7/ Star Party
On June 15, join the San Antonio Astronomical Association for a star party at Guadalupe River State Park. Visitors will be guided to see stars both with telescopes and their naked eyes.
This event is weather-dependent, so check Facebook before you go.
8/ Tracking Table
Now here’s something different: animal tracking with a ranger. Using scat and prints, you’ll get to know the animals who call Hill Country State Natural Area their home.
While you may initially be turned off by the distance to this event, it’s really just an excuse for a beautiful drive through Texas Hill Country. Take the opportunity to explore the towns of New Braunfels, Boerne, and/or Bandera–over breakfast or on the drive home.
9/ Full Moon Hike
Lockhart State Park is just down the road from our campground, so you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on its summer calendar!
On June 17, take a full moon hike with your flashlight, looking and listening for animals around you.
10/ Introduction to Kayaking
If you’ve never been to Inks Lake State Park, then you’re in for a treat! There’s so much to do, including swimming, fishing, birding and hiking.
But for this event, you’re getting out on the water! Everything is provided for you to learn the basics of kayaking. Then, you’ll be all ready to rent a kayak from the park store.
Don’t Miss Our Texas State Park Events
This is only a sampling of the events taking place in our area this month. Visit the “other events” links to see more.