Friday, April 24, 2015

Poppy Fest 2016, Saturday, April 3.
For more information contact Deborah

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Franklin Mountains State Park Upcoming Events

The flowers are blooming, the butterflies are fluttering, birds are nest building, it’s a busy and happenin’ place in the mountains right now. We’ve got a great line-up of programs coming up during the next few months from campouts to spring festivals, National Kids to Parks Day, Astronomy programs and concerts and so much more!

Must have reservation to participate; Please call: (915) 566-6441

Sat., April 4 : 9:00 a.m. - Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride
Sat., April 4: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Poppies Festival @ Museum of Archaeology
Sun., April 5: 7:00 a.m. - Peak Fitness Challenge - Ron Coleman Trail (CARPOOLING NECESSARY)

*Sat., April 11: Texas Outdoor Family Campout (Day 1) – *For this special event, reservations can be made by calling 512-389-8903 or emailing
*Sun., April 12: Texas Outdoor Family Campout (Day 2)

Friday, April 17: 9:00 a.m. – Bark in the Park dog hike along Lower Sunset Trail
Sun., April 19: 9:00 a.m. - Women’s Hike along Schaeffer Shuffle Trail
Fri., April 24: 9:00 a.m. - Nature Walk Trail Hike

Sun., May 3: 10:00 a.m. – Copper Prospect Mine Tour
Weds., May 6: 12:00 p.m. – “Mountains of Wellness” – Health Benefits of the Outdoors
Presentation @ Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Sat., May 9: 8:00 a.m. – Nature Walk Trail Hike
Sun., May 10: 8:00 a.m. – Mother’s Day “Bark in the Park” Hike
Sat., May 16: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.– National Kids to Parks Day – McKelligon Canyon
Sun., May 17: 8:00 a.m. – Guided Women’s Beginners Mountain Bike Ride
Sat., May 23: 8:00 a.m. – Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride
Sat., May 30/Sun., May 31: Time TBD – Chihuahuan Desert Summer Campout

Sat., June 6: 8:00 a.m. – Guided Beginner’s Mtn Bike Ride (National Trails Day)
Fri., June 12: 7:30 a.m. – Bark in the Park, dog-friendly hike
Sat., June 13: 9:00 a.m. – Become a Junior Ranger Program (for kids 12 and under)
Fri., June 19: 7:00 p.m. – “Melodies Under the Milky Way” – Concert & Star Party!
Sun., June 21: 6:30 a.m. – Peak Fitness Challenge hike to N. Franklin Peak
Fri., June 26: 6:00 p.m. – Sunset Hike in the Franklin Mountains – Upper Sunset Trail
Sun., June 28: 7:30 a.m. – Women’s Hike to West Cottonwood Springs

We hope to see you on the mountain soon!

Happy Trails,

Adrianna Weickhardt
Park Ranger/Volunteer Coordinator
Franklin Mountains State Park
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Phone: (915) 566-6441 Ext. 224

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” -- John Muir