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October 2021

Tricks, Treats and Trails

“It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus, so expect to enjoy the following:

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth on our trick-or-treating trail
  • Soar through the sky on the spooky zip line tour with Zip Lost Pines
  • Peek into the future with our tarot-card readers
  • Pick the perfect pumpkin from our patch
  • Reach new haunted heights on the rock-climbing wall
  • Turn into a creature of the night with face painting
  • Do the monster mash with our jammin’ tunes
  • Ride into the woods on a twilight UTV tour
  • Eat, drink and be scary with some delicious food trucks

This come-and-go event will be fun for the whole family!”

Cost

$27 per adult; $15 per child 12 and under; Free for children 2 and younger

Time

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Sunday, Oct 31

Register

UTV Tour

Climb aboard our high-performance utility task vehicles (UTVs) and see native wildlife and stunning views.

Cost

$100 per driver 21+; $50 per passenger

Time

9:30 am - 11:30 am

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Sunday, Oct 31

Register

Tricks, Treats and Trails

“It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus, so expect to enjoy the following:

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth on our trick-or-treating trail
  • Soar through the sky on the spooky zip line tour with Zip Lost Pines
  • Peek into the future with our tarot-card readers
  • Pick the perfect pumpkin from our patch
  • Reach new haunted heights on the rock-climbing wall
  • Turn into a creature of the night with face painting
  • Do the monster mash with our jammin’ tunes
  • Ride into the woods on a twilight UTV tour
  • Eat, drink and be scary with some delicious food trucks

This come-and-go event will be fun for the whole family!”

Cost

$27 per adult; $15 per child 12 and under; Free for children 2 and younger

Time

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Oct 30

Register

Art in the Park: Land Art

Land art is created outdoors and inspired by the natural surroundings. In this class, multiple hands-on activity stations allow families to experience various art mediums inspired by nature such as clay, painting, and printing. Then participants use found natural objects to create their own piece of ephemeral land art in the park.

Cost

$25 per adult; $15 per child

Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Oct 30

Register

Pumpkin Carving

Get ready for Halloween and come carve pumpkins with us in your best costume!

Cost

$10+ park entrance fee

Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Saturday, Oct 30

Register

Nature Day: Wildlife Explorer

Cast a track to take home and hike to our outpost camp to learn some survival skills. Try your hand at spear throwing and knocking down targets with rabbit sticks. Learn the basics of fire building and how to start a fire without matches. See live animals from the local area, including a snake, turtle, and alligator. Touch furs of native Texas mammals and discover their tricks to survival from a trained naturalist.

Cost

$35 per person

Time

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Oct 30

Register

Family Nature Quest

Parents and kids engage in nature-play activities through a series of self-guided mystery box stations. Activity offered every Wednesday and Friday.

Cost

$20 per child; $10 per adult

Time

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Oct 30

Register

Adventures in Beachcombing

Take a guided beach hike and learn the names of shells and other coastal treasures of Matagorda.

Cost

$5+ park entrance fee

Time

9:00 am - 11:00 am

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Saturday, Oct 30

Register

Twilight Trails

Join our naturalists for a nature hike to experience the nocturnal world and learn about creatures that are active after dark. Hikers will hone their observation skills and peer through night vision goggles to learn about nature at night. All ages welcome.

Cost

$20 per person

Time

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Friday, Oct 29

Register

Tricks, Treats and Trails

“It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus, so expect to enjoy the following:

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth on our trick-or-treating trail
  • Soar through the sky on the spooky zip line tour with Zip Lost Pines
  • Peek into the future with our tarot-card readers
  • Pick the perfect pumpkin from our patch
  • Reach new haunted heights on the rock-climbing wall
  • Turn into a creature of the night with face painting
  • Do the monster mash with our jammin’ tunes
  • Ride into the woods on a twilight UTV tour
  • Eat, drink and be scary with some delicious food trucks

This come-and-go event will be fun for the whole family!”

Cost

$27 per adult; $15 per child 12 and under; Free for children 2 and younger

Time

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Friday, Oct 29

Register

Family Nature Quest

Parents and kids engage in nature-play activities through a series of self-guided mystery box stations. Activity offered every Wednesday and Friday.

Cost

$20 per child; $10 per adult

Time

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Friday, Oct 29

Register

UTV Tour

Climb aboard our high-performance utility task vehicles (UTVs) and see native wildlife and stunning views.

Cost

$100 per driver 21+; $50 per passenger

Time

9:30 am - 11:30 am

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Sunday, Oct 24

Register

Art in the Park: Land Art

Land art is created outdoors and inspired by the natural surroundings. In this class, multiple hands-on activity stations allow families to experience various art mediums inspired by nature such as clay, painting, and printing. Then participants use found natural objects to create their own piece of ephemeral land art in the park.

Cost

$25 per adult; $15 per child

Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Oct 23

Register

Archery 101

Everything you need to know to get started in the sport of archery! Learn the basics regarding equipment selection and care, range and shooting safety and even shooting techniques used by the USA Olympic Archery team.

Cost

$25 per person

Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Saturday, Oct 23

Register

Nature Day: Wildlife Explorer

Cast a track to take home and hike to our outpost camp to learn some survival skills. Try your hand at spear throwing and knocking down targets with rabbit sticks. Learn the basics of fire building and how to start a fire without matches. See live animals from the local area, including a snake, turtle, and alligator. Touch furs of native Texas mammals and discover their tricks to survival from a trained naturalist.

Cost

$35 per person

Time

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Oct 23

Register

Intro to Kayaking

Learn the golden rules of kayaking on the Colorado River.

Cost

$35 per person

Time

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

More information

Call 512-730-8049 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Oct 23

Register

Family Nature Quest

Parents and kids engage in nature-play activities through a series of self-guided mystery box stations. Activity offered every Wednesday and Friday.

Cost

$20 per child; $10 per adult

Time

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Oct 23

Register

Beach Photo Walk

Come join us for a guided hike around Matagorda Bay Nature Park. We will hike around the river, jetties and beach, taking pictures of the scenery and wildlife. Learn how to manipulate the light and the best positioning for capturing great photos. Everyone from beginners to expert photographers are welcome to join.

Cost

$5+ park entrance fee

Time

9:00 am - 11:00 am

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Saturday, Oct 23

Register

REI: Outdoor Survival Basics

Learn the basics of DIY outdoor survival. Our staff will guide you through selected activities including fire building, water filtration, shelter building, knots tying, wilderness first aid and primitive weapons. For ages 10 years and up.

Cost

$20 per person

Time

8:30 am - 1:30 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Oct 23

Register

Muleshoe by Night

Join our naturalists for a nature hike to experience the nocturnal world and learn about creatures of the night. Hikers will hone their observation skills on this night hike. All ages welcome.

Cost

$20 per individual; $35 per couple; $50 for family

Time

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

More information

Call 512-730-8049 or email [email protected].

Friday, Oct 22

Register

Star Party

Spot a shooting star at #MatagordaBay

Cost

$5+ park entrance fee

Time

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Friday, Oct 22

Register

Family Nature Quest

Parents and kids engage in nature-play activities through a series of self-guided mystery box stations. Activity offered every Wednesday and Friday.

Cost

$20 per child; $10 per adult

Time

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Friday, Oct 22

Register
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