Ideas and suggestions


Good ideas
  • TBD add agenda, links, map locators, distances to each item
  • drive in Saturday, stay later Sunday
  • have a non-weather affected option in the wings (museum, game night, rec center)
  • Contact Public Affairs or Emergency Managers at bases like Fort Hood. They sponsor a variety of activities.

5K thru Disaster City - Run for Remembrance
Aransas Pass
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge - drive and hike - alligators and other wildlife up close, observation areas for migratory birds - remote drive
Arrowmoon - - 20 min 13 mi, just shy of Hearne.
Austin Riverside canoeing
Bat Cave
Big Bend
Bovay climbing tower
Bovay shooting range
Caddo lake - canoeing
Colorado Bend - 175 mi (3 hr 15 min). Distances similar to Philmont achievable. Water feature: Co. River.
Coloardo Bend - cave tours via Nicholas Outdoor Adventures. Kayaking too.
Davis Mtn
Disaster City - annual events at Brayton fire field TAMU watch the calendar
Double Lake, Cold Springs
Enchanted rock camping, climbing, and beginner caving experience
Fort Boggy
Fort Hood - Lake Belton, ropes course, gated community, camp ground : cavalry, aircraft, drones, tanks : one base has simulators.
Fort Parker canoeing
Galveston - Texas Seaport Museum - Elissa (3 masted barque)
Galveston Island State Park
Galveston beach or Bolivar peninsula
Galveston - Sea Star Base - 7509 Broadway St, Galveston, TX 77554 - (409) 572-2560 - dedicated to teaching youth sailing, seamanship - nice facilities to overnight
Gardiner State Park - Crystal cave, hiking, swimming
Goose Island State Park - stay here if doing things in or near Aransas - wear shoes in the water, if the glass doesn't cut your feet, the shells will.
Grand Canyon
MacDonald observatory Star Party
Matagorda Island
McKinney Falls - short day hike, good camping options minutes away
Monarch butterfly migration path through TX -- totally dependent sequence of warm days in the the month of Feb
Mother Neff State park Waco
Mustang island
Order of the Arrow Ordeal/Service weekend
Palmetto State Park
Port Aransas - Jetty boat from Fishermans Wharf to San Jose Island - $12/head dep. hourly starting 7am 361-749-5448. No services on the island!
Seminole Canyon
Sam Houston National Forrest - horseback riding
Santa Anna National Wildlife Refuge
Stephen F. Austin State Park - Seely / Waller
TAMU rec center climbing wall
USS Lexington - night aboard
Waco Riverside canoeing
Young Eagles is an annual event - watch the calendar