Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Tuscola: Texas Outdoor Family

May 18, 2013 - 9:30am to May 19, 2013 - 12:00pm

Texas Outdoor Family

Enjoy the beautiful rolling hills south of Abilene and camp under a huge pecan tree.  Texas Outdoor Family workshops are hosted at state parks where your family receives hands-on experience learning basic outdoor skills.  Learn "Leave no Trace" principles, how to pitch your tent and use stoves safely. Activities include:

    •    Building Base Camp: Families come together, gather equipment and build base camp for the weekend.
    •    Caching in on State Park Trails: Trail adventure and exploration through GPS and Geo-caching
    •    Creating Careful Kayakers: Enjoy Lake Abilene from a kayak with our help
    •    Family Fishing Fun: Try your luck at fishing with our gear and guidance
    •    Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking Tips: How to safely build fires and cook on open flames / grills
    •    Experience the natural wonders at night: Celebrating nature’s natural night noises at  State Parks
    •    Coffee and chat with a Park Ranger: Q&A – Learn more about parks and conservation
    •    Know Before You Go ... Breaking Camp and Leaving No Trace of your stay
    •    $65 per family (up to 6 individuals) - includes all entry and camping fees.
    •    You will be asked to bring your family's food for the two-day event and a suggested list of items will be provided.

How to Register
    •    Call 512-389-8903 and ask to speak to one of our "Texas Outdoor Family" customer service representatives Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. They can answer any questions you might have and also can provide the contact number for partner site workshops.
    •    You will be e-mailed a confirmation packet with directions and additional items.
    •    Please note that all reservations and full payment must be made at least four business days in advance of the workshops. All fees are non-refundable.




  • 150 Park Road 32
  • Tuscola, Texas
  • 79562


  • Contact:
    Outdoor Family Coordinator
  • Phone:
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  • $65 per family (up to 6 individuals) - includes all entry and camping fees

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