Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Overview:

Located just north of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country, Enchanted Rock is one of the largest natural rock formations in the United States, with a dome that rises 425 feet above the ground (1825 feet above sea level). Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1970, Enchanted Rock is also part of the Texas State Parks System and attracts thousands of visitors annually.

What to Do at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area:

Hiking is the primary recreational activity at Enchanted Rock SNA. A 4-mile trail encompasses several rock formations. A shorter, steeper foot trail leads to the top of Enchanted Rock.All trails in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area close 30 minutes after sunset except for the Loop Trail. Public Hunts are held on designated days. Camping, birdwatching and rock climbing are also popular activities. A number of private outfitters offer rock climbing tours within the SNA. There are a number of events held at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area as well. Among the more popular events are the Summit Hikes, Night Hikes, and "Rock Star" Party stargazing tours. For more information about these events, visit the Events Calendar page on the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area website. 

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Visitor Information:

Enchanted Rock SNA is open 7 days per week year around except during designated Public Hunts. Enchanted Rock SNA is located 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965. Tent camping is allowed. Facilities include tent pads, restrooms with showers, pavilion, walk-in water sites, fire rings, picnic tables, grills, hiking trails, interpretive center, and a Texas State Park Store.

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