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
APRIL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org *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
MAY 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
JUNE 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
Adrianna Weickhardt Park Ranger/Volunteer Coordinator Franklin Mountains State Park Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Phone: (915) 566-6441 Ext. 224 Adrianna.Weickhardt@tpwd.texas.gov
“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