Calendar of Events


March 20, 2019 - 8:00pm -- Full Moon Hike

Experience Palo Duro Canyon State Park in an all new way: under the light of a full moon.

Prepare: THIS HIKE REQUIRES REGISTRATION. Please visit https://march2019fullmoonhike.eventbrite.com to reserve your spots. Registered participants will be given further instructions. Spots are limited, so sign up as soon as you can!

Meet: Registered participants will be given further instructions.

Fees: No fee for this program. Regular park entrance fee applies ($8 per adult, kids 12 and under are free). You can reserve your day pass and even print it ahead of time at https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com

March 23, 2019 - 9:00am -- Canyon Driving Tour

Take a driving tour of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the comfort of the park's van. Learn about the flora, fauna, history, and geology of the park, and have your questions answered.

Prepare: Sign up ahead of time at park headquarters or by emailing jeff.davis@tpwd.texas.gov. Please be sure to let us know how many seats you will need. Seats are limited to the first 14 who sign up, and all passengers must be old enough to ride without a car seat or booster seat.

Meet: At park headquarters, the entrance to the state park.

Fees: No fee for this program. Regular park entrance fee applies ($8 per adult, kids 12 and under are free). You can reserve your day pass and even print it ahead of time at https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com

March 23, 2019 - 11:00am -- Junior Ranger Program

Bring the kids out to Palo Duro Canyon State Park to learn to become junior rangers! Kids ages 4 through 12 will learn about hiking safety, complete their junior ranger packets, complete a mini-service project, and earn a custom sleeve patch.

Prepare: Dress for the weather and wear hiking or walking shoes. Everything needed for the program will be provided.

Meet: At the Visitor Center, 1/2 mile inside the park gates.

Fees: No fee for this program. Regular park entrance fee applies ($8 per adult, kids 12 and under are free). You can reserve your day pass and even print it ahead of time at https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com

March 23, 2019 - 7:30pm -- Star Party

The stars have stories to tell! Join the park interpreter to learn about the night sky and the effect it has had on our culture. The park's telescope will be on hand for viewing.

Prepare: Dress warmly for the weather, and feel free to bring camp chairs or blankets for sky viewing.

Meet: At the Lone Star Interpretive Theater, located in the center of Hackberry Camp Area just before the first water crossing.

Fees: No fee for this program. Regular park entrance fee applies ($8 per adult, kids 12 and under are free). You can reserve your day pass and even print it ahead of time at https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com

March 30, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm -- iNaturalist Training

Here's your chance to learn about the fun and interesting world of iNaturalist. It's an app that lets citizen scientists like you explore the living plants and animals that call our planet home. This free training will teach you how to use the app and how to get involved in the worldwide community of iNaturalist users!

Prepare: Download the free iNaturalist app on your Android or iOS device and create and account on it. This day will be partly in the classroom and partly outdoors, so come dressed for both. Light hiking or walking shoes will be needed. You can bring a sack lunch, or plan to have lunch at the Trading Post in the park.

Meet: At the Tasajillo Pavilion, located in between the Juniper and Wolfberry camping areas.

Fees: No fee for this training. Regular park entrance fee applies ($8 per adult, kids 12 and under are free). You can reserve your day pass and even print it ahead of time at https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com



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