Calendar of Events


August 18, 2018 - 4:00pm -- Canyon Driving Tour

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

Prepare: A signup sheet will be located at the gatehouse. This event is limited to the first 14 people who sign up. There are also spaces for alternates, but alternates will only have a seat if there is a no-show. Children must be old enough to ride in the van without a car or booster seat, and no pets are allowed in the state vehicle.

Meet: At the gatehouse. Look for the big white van parked out front.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

August 18, 2018 - 7:00pm -- Pliking

It's our take on a Swedish fitness craze. We've combined the Swedish term ''Plucka Upp'' with Hiking to create Pliking: A fast paced, fitness oriented hike where we pick up litter. Come prepared for a challenging hike!

Prepare: Dress for the weather, wear good hiking boots or sneakers, and be sure you have ample amounts of water to drink. Half a gallon is the minimum for each person. Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and bug spray will all be helpful. This hike will be on easy to moderate terrain, and about 3 miles in length.

Meet: At the Lighthouse trail parking lot.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

August 22, 2018 - 2:00pm -- Atlatl in the Afternoon

Find out how your ancestors hunted for food, and then learn to use their hunting tools for yourself!

Prepare: Dress for the weather and bring water to drink. It is likely to be hot, so sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen will make your experience much nicer.

Meet: In front of park headquarters.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

August 24, 2018 - 4:00pm -- Canyon Driving Tour

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

Prepare: A signup sheet will be located at the gatehouse. This event is limited to the first 14 people who sign up. There are also spaces for alternates, but alternates will only have a seat if there is a no-show. Children must be old enough to ride in the van without a car or booster seat, and no pets are allowed in the state vehicle.

Meet: At the gatehouse. Look for the big white van parked out front.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

August 24, 2018 - 7:00pm -- Tour of ''The Village''

The Village is a historic campground built in the early daysof the park. It has been off-limits to the public for many years, but here is your chance to explore this cool area.

Prepare: Dress for the weather, wear good hiking boots or shoes, and bring plenty of water to drink. This hike will be about 1.5 miles in length, and we will climb several flights of stairs.

Meet: At the Visitor Center, located 3/4 of a mile inside the park gate.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

August 25, 2018 - 10:00am -- Tot Trek

Bring the little ones out for a fun hike and activity with the park interpreter.

Prepare: Dress for the weather and bring water to drink. This hike will be over easy terrain. This event is for toddlers and young kids, but older kids and the young-at-heart are welcome to tag along!

Meet: At the Chinaberry Day Use Area. Plan to arrive at the park entrance no later than 9:30am to ensure you make it to the hike on time.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

August 25, 2018 - 1:00pm -- Junior Ranger Program

Bring the kids out to earn their Junior Ranger badge!

Prepare: Bring kids ages 4-12 to the Visitor Center. They will learn about safety, stewardship, and service. We will complete a short service project and earn a custom sleeve patch.

Meet: At the Visitor Center, 3/4 of a mile inside the park gate. Plan to arrive at the park by 12:30pm to ensure that you make it to the program on time.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

August 25, 2018 - 3:00pm -- Geology Tour

Join the park interpreter to learn about the geology of Palo Duro Canyon on this combination walking and driving tour.

Prepare: This program requires that you sign up ahead of time at park headquarters. Due to seating in our van, this program is limited to the first 14 who sign up. Kids must be old enough to ride without a car seat.

Meet: At park headquarters, watch for the big white van out front.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.

August 26, 2018 - 8:00pm -- Green Corn Full Moon Hike

THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION!

August is the month of the Green Corn Moon, when the light of the full moon shines on fields of growing green corn. Join us for a hike under the light of the full moon!

Prepare: Register for this hike at https://greencornfullmoonhike.eventbrite.com. Registered participants will receive an email with further instructions. This hike is limited to the first 40 participants who sign up,and registration closes on August 20th.

Meet: Registered participants will receive instructions on where to meet for the hike.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees ($5 per adult, children 12 & under are free). No charge for this program.



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