Photo courtesy Texas Parks & Wildlife
Officials with Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site release their calendar of events for August.
Some events are first come, first served other are limited by group size; for more information on the individual events, call the number associated with each event.
August 12th | 8:30 Am | Rare Plant Tour | Max group of 10
Join us on a tour of the plant life located in Hueco Tanks SP&HS. Check out the Comal Snakewood, a member of the Buckthorn family that can only be found here in Hueco Tanks and nowhere else in the U.S.A! And learn some fun (and potentially gross) facts about native plants and the uses some of the local tribes had for them. Call (915) 857-1135×0 for reservations.
August 12th | 9 Am | Women’s Only Hike | Max group of 25
This event is for women who are not normally comfortable with the outdoors. Join one of the female staff, or volunteers, as she discusses some of the common mistakes people make when they first start hiking, and experience some of the beauty of the Chihuahuan Red Sands Desert in the early morning. Reservations are required. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684
August 12th | 7 Am | Yoga on the Rocks Tour | Max group of 10
Relax and de-stress with our guide from Blue Lizard Climbing and Yoga, Beth M. and a beautiful morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks. Our yoga tours will go out every month. Spots are limited to ten so reservations are recommended. Call (915) 857-1135×0 for reservations. Bring plenty of water, hiking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and your own mat.
August 12th | 10:00 Am | Children’s Survival Day | No Max Group
This is a hands-on activity day for children and their families. We will have multiple stations set up in the park for families to learn about shelter building, rope making, primitive hunting, and more!
August 19th | 7:30 Am | Birding Tour | Max group of 25
Richard Hermosillo, one of the leading amateur ornithologists of our region, takes a band of early morning birders out to try and check some “lifers” off of their lists. Binoculars, water, snacks, and sunscreen are recommended for this tour. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684
August 21st | 10 Am | Hueco Tanks Solar Eclipse Viewing | First come first serve
We will be hosting a solar viewing program this month for people that are interested in checking out the eclipse from outside of the city.
August 24th | 8 Pm | Hueco Tanks Stargazing | First come first serve
Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site staff on an awesome night of stargazing, stories, and planetary viewing. Visitors are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes, but not required. This event will be on a first come, first serve basis. So be sure to arrive early to the park!