Looking to hone your zombie battling skills? Want to send shivers up your spine with creepy stories?
Texas state parks are scheming up a host of spooky events, including zombie apocalypse hikes, pumpkin carving parties, night hikes and ghost story gatherings.
Check out these events at Central Texas parks:
- Park rangers at McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, will make s’mores and tell eerie ghost stories from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Meet at the amphitheater and bring a chair, water, bug spray, flashlight and blanket for cool weather. For more information go here.
- Learn how to survive a zombie invasion at the Zombie Apocalypse Hike at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway. A survival skills test, games and activities are all on tap. For more information go here.
- Zombie Apocalypse Hikes are also scheduled for Bastrop State Park, 100 Park Road 1A in Bastrop. Meet at the historic golf shelter at 3 p.m. Oct. 21 and 3 p.m. Oct. 28 for the 1-mile, 1-hour hike. For more information go here.
- Put on your favorite costume and head to Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 in Burnet for the Halloween Creatures of the Night Hike on Oct. 28. Meet at the Pecan Flats trailhead at 6:30 p.m. for a short hike and tricks or treats. For more information go here.
To see the entire schedule of Halloween events at Texas State Parks, go to the holiday calendar page on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.