Who We Are

We are hikers, naturalists, artists, mountain bikers, runners, researchers, clean water advocates, and in general, lovers of the outdoors with one common mission: protecting and preserving the Natural Area. Since inception we have recorded more than 200,000 volunteer hours. Here's your chance to get involved and become part of a very worthy cause.

Upcoming Events

December 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Holiday Schedule, 8:00 am

The Natural Area will be open and available for day use and camping December 19, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

If you want to camp, be sure to make reservations in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 1, 2015

First Day early Bluff Spurs Hike, 9:00 am

Be a part of a National movement to get people into State Parks! Join Government Canyon State Natural Area Rangers and Volunteers on either a hike, bike ride, or walk on the first day of the year. No matter which activity you choose, you will be able to boast being one of the First Visitors to enjoy the trails of Government Canyon in 2015. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

All First Day activities are open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by an adult; no pets please. All hike group sizes are limited to the first 12 people who register. Participants must be able to hike 3 miles round trip over rough, uneven terrain. Reservations are required and will be accepted through noon December 31, 2014.  Sorry, no group reservations.  Include names of each participant, age if under 18, email address and telephone number. Natural Areas fees apply. For information email activities@friendsofgc.org  or call (210) 688-9055. Ext 289.

First Day Hike to the Dino Tracks, 9:00 am

Be a part of a National movement to get people into State Parks! Join Government Canyon State Natural Area Rangers and Volunteers on either a hike, bike ride, or walk on the first day of the year. No matter which activity you choose, you will be able to boast being one of the First Visitors to enjoy the trails of Government Canyon in 2015. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

All First Day activities are open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by an adult; no pets please. All hike group sizes are limited to the first 12 people who register. Reservations are required and will be accepted through noon, December 31, 2014.  Sorry, no group reservations. Include names of each participant, age if under 18, email address and telephone number. Natural Areas fees apply. For information email activities@friendsofgc.org  or call (210) 688-9055. Ext 289.  

First Day Mountain Bike Ride, 10:00 am

Be a part of a National movement to get people into State Parks! Join Government Canyon State Natural Area Rangers and Volunteers on either a hike, bike ride, or walk on the first day of the year. No matter which activity you choose, you will be able to boast being one of the First Visitors to enjoy the trails of Government Canyon in 2015. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

All First Day activities are open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by an adult; no pets please. Bike group size is limited to first 8 people who register. All bike participants must wear helmets. Reservations are required and will be accepted through noon December 31, 2014.  Sorry, no group reservations.  Include names of each participant, age if under 18, email address and telephone number. Natural Areas fees apply. For information email activities@friendsofgc.org  or call (210) 688-9055. Ext 289.  

First Day late morning Bluff Spurs Hike, 11:30 am

Be a part of a National movement to get people into State Parks! Join Government Canyon State Natural Area Rangers and Volunteers on either a hike, bike ride, or walk on the first day of the year. No matter which activity you choose, you will be able to boast being one of the First Visitors to enjoy the trails of Government Canyon in 2015. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

All First Day activities are open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by an adult; no pets please. All hike group sizes are limited to the first 12 people who register. Reservations are required and will be accepted through noon December 31, 2014.  Sorry, no group reservations. Include names of each participant, age if under 18, email address and telephone number. Natural Areas fees apply. For information email activities@friendsofgc.org  or call (210) 688-9055. Ext 289.  

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