Sunset Hike

Sunset Hike on Lake Texoma

Sunset Hike at Eisenhower State Park – Lake Texoma

Hike into the night and see how nature changes!

Join us for a sunset hike and learn how nocturnal creatures have adapted to thrive in the darkness!

Bring: Sturdy shoes, red lens flashlights are preferred, water

Meet: OHV/ATV Parking Lot

Length/Difficulty: ~1 mile/Easy-moderate

Event is free with purchase of day pass!

TPTA Hike at Hagerman NWR

Hagerman Hiking Trail

Texoma Parks & Trails Alliance January Hike at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Meet in the parking lot of the visitor’s center at 9:00 AM. We will hike the Haller’s Haven trail.

Use these six heat hacks to stay safe this summer

Last year, as temperatures soared into the triple digits in Texas, 48 Texas State Parks handled 129 heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. Now that temperatures are steadily climbing, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is sharing their top six heat hacks for staying safe in the outdoors.

  1. Hydrate– It’s important to drink at least 16 ounces of water every hour in the heat to replenish your body and prevent dehydration. Don’t forget to bring enough for your four-legged family members too.


  2. Block the Rays –Apply a generous amount of sunscreen or sunblock before heading outdoors. Be sure to reapply every couple of hours, and after swimming or sweating.


  3. Dress Smart– Wear light, loose-fitting, breathable clothing; a hat, correct shoes, sunscreen and wet bandanas to keep you cool while in the sun. For pets, protect paws against blistering by hitting the trails during cooler times of the day when the ground isn’t hot or by putting booties on pets to help shield paws from the hot ground. Touch the pavement or ground with the back of your hand. If you cannot hold it there for five seconds, the surface is too hot for your dog’s paws.


  4. Stay Salty– Food helps keep up energy and replace salt lost from sweating. Eating snacks such as jerky, granola, trail mix, tuna and dried fruit is a fantastic way to nourish your body while on the trails.


  5. Buddy System– Two brains are better than one. It’s beneficial to have someone with you in hot conditions so you can look after each other on the trail. With high temperatures hitting Texas, heat-related illnesses are common and having a friend around to help recognize the early symptoms can save you from getting sick.


  6. Plan Ahead-Study the map and have it with your. Average hikers move at 2 miles per hour, so allow yourself plenty of time to avoid hiking in the heat of the day. Make sure to rest in a cool or shaded area to recover from the heat if necessary. it is also a good idea to let someone know your plan before you hit the trails and what time you should be back. That way, if you become lost, people know where to look.

For more information about heat safety, visit the TPWD website.

All guests, including annual pass holders, are encouraged to pre-purchase or register for day passes and overnight reservations in advance through the Texas State Parks Reservation System before heading out to a state park. Park capacities are limited, and permits sell out fast.  If purchasing a permit at the park, keep in mind that only credit card transactions can occur.  Cash is not being accepted at this time as a form of payment.  Reservations can be made online at or by calling 512-389-8900.

Existing social distancing standards and public health recommendations remain in effect including the recommendation to wear face coverings and bring one’s own supply of hand sanitizer. Face coverings are strongly encouraged when approaching others closer than six feet or when entering buildings with other guests. State parks will also continue the requirement of social distancing from individuals outside of their party, including the prohibition of the gathering of groups larger than ten, or any number that are not part of the same family or household.

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