rock is one of the best state parks I have been to in
Texas. The terrain makes it truly unique and is an oasis
of elevation gain for a state that is known as being
flat. The large scale drop-offs and sheer granite walls
make this site a great destination for rock climbers
and hiking enthusiast.
rock is located 19 miles north of Fredericksburg Texas
- from Fredericksburg, turn right off of main street
(highway 290) to Highway 965. The park entrance is clearly
marked on the left hand side of the road.
park is very busy on the weekends, especially in the
spring and summer when the weather is nice. Parking
is limited so it is best to arrive well before 10 am
to get into the park.
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park allows entry for the day as well as overnight camping.
Camping is divided into two sections. Walk-in campsites
have a minimal hike (25 to 100 yards) from the parking
areas. These sites offer easy access to the central
public restrooms. Many water spouts are located near
the walk-in camp sites. Some sites offer a covered picnic
table and all have a fire pit. Pets on a leash are allowed
in the park.
Enchanted Rock State Park
also offers primitive, hike-in camping areas. These
are all located north of the hills (with the walk-in
sites all located on the south side). These primitive
sites are a solid 3-4 mile hike; you will want to travel
is amazing to see nature find a way to grow in this
harsh environment. Trees, shrubs, grass, and cactus
sprout up from any crevice in the pink granite.
rock is a granite exfoliation dome, where a long process
of erosion reveals stone beneath. In this case, a very
large mass of stone.
sure to take plenty of water on your trip around the
"Rock". Water is available around the main
camping sites and visitor center on the south, but none
is available north of this area. Don't forget water
for your dog if they come along.
Park and Wildlife Enchanted Rock page is informative
and a good place to start to set up camping reservations.