The Centennial Celebration of Texas State Parks kicks off at Guadalupe River State Park in Spring Branch Saturday with rainbow trout fishing for kids.
On Friday, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Division in San Marcos will stock the Guadalupe River with rainbow trout so there will be plenty for “children of all ages” at Kid Fish, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Meet at the river below the Day Use parking lot, said Park Ranger Jessica Tanguma.
The public is asked to bring drinking water, sun protection, sturdy shoes, and fishing gear.
The event is free with park admission or $7 for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted for free.
Fishing licenses are not required for anyone 17 and older.
TPWD said state parks in North Texas and along the coast are hosting rainbow trout kid-fishing events to commemorate state parks’ 100th year.
“We invite all Texans to experience these precious public lands that truly belong to them,” said Rodney Franklin, TPWD’s state parks director.
Other January Events at Guadalupe River State Park:
- Honey Creek Nature Hikes — 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays and most Sundays. Enjoy a guided walk to the beautiful Honey Creek to learn about the natural and cultural history of Texas. Sponsored by Friends of Guadalupe River State Park/Honey Creek State Natural Area. The trail is about two miles long and moderate in difficulty. There are some rocky areas, slopes, and two steep but short hills. All ages are welcome. Friendly dogs on leashes are allowed. Registration is required. Sign up online.
- Scenic Overlook Nature Hikes – 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Meet in front of the Discovery Center. No registration is required. Join a master naturalist volunteer for a nature walk on trails and check out the beautiful scenic overlook. This easy trail is less than 3/4 miles long and mostly level with some rocky areas. Open to all ages. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome.
- Archery in the Park – Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Meet by the Rust House at Honey Creek State Natural Area (inside the park). Free, safe, and fun archery classes. This program is suitable for ages 10 and up. Registration is not required.
- Storytime and Craft Resident Birds – 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Listen to a story about how resident birds persevere through winter weather and make your own pine cone bird feeder to take home. All ages are welcome.
- Birding with a Ranger – 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.
Guadalupe River State Park is located at 3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch. For more information call 830-438-2656.