E.g., Sep 29 2023
E.g., Sep 29 2023
Discoveries in the Dark
Fri, 9/22/2023 7:30pm to 9:00pm
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Goose Island SP
202 S. Palmetto St.
, , 78382-7965
United States (361) 729-2858

Explore the park after dark!

Join a ranger on a 1 mile hike of Turks Cap trail. Discover what nocturnal animals call Goose Island home! We'll have a limited supply of UV black lights for scorpion spotting.

Meet: Turks Trail parking lot near site #157

Bring: water, bug spray, comfortable walking shoes, and a red light flashlight is ideal so our eyes can adjust. Dress for the weather.

Length: About 1 mile

Difficulty: Easy


  • Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
  • Program is free with park entrance ($5/person, children 12 & under are free) or Texas State Parks Annual Pass.
  • Groups larger than eight please contact Ranger Sara for a private event (sara.rock@tpwd.texas.gov)
  • Program may be cancelled if no participants are present within 10 minutes of the start time, or in the case of inclement weather.


Things To Do: 
Hiking/ walking
All ages