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Enchanted Rock: Stunning View from Way Up High

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What better time than the present to explore the beautiful Enchanted Rock! If you want to feel “on top of the world,” this is the place! This granite rock rises 425 feet above the base elevation of the park and 1,825 feet above sea level, and promises a most stunning view – where the Texas sky meets the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Enchanted Rock from above_Cathy Kozub

Photo: Cathy L. Kozub

Located on the borders of Llano and Gillespie counties, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg, this 1,607 acre park has more than 400 archaeological sites; 120 of them designated State Archaeological Landmarks.  Enchanted Rock has eight trails to choose from:  Interpretive Trail, Little Rock, Enchanted Rock Summit, Turkey Peak, Buzzard’s Roost, Moss Lake, Echo Canyon, and Scenic Overlook.

Enchanted Rock park table

Photo: tpwd.texas.gov

Things you can do at Enchanted Rock:

  • Hike
  • Rock climb
  • Picnic
  • Explore nature
  • Stargaze
  • Camping (walk-in sites and primitive back pack sites only) camping is not allowed at the top of the rock. There are restroom and shower facilities at the park as well as outdoor grills, water nearby and a lantern post at each spot.
  • Enjoy stunning sunsets
  • Take plenty of pictures

Fees:

  • People 13 years and older $7.00 daily
  • 12 and under FREE
  • Walk-in campsites $18.00 nightly
  • Primitive backpack campsites $14.00 nightly
Enchanted Rock walking down the side

Photo: Cathy L. Kozub

Location and Hours:

16710 Ranch Road 965

Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

(830) 685-3636

Camping reservations may be made online or via (512)389-8900.

Enchanted Rock dog and owner
Photo: Cathy L. Kozub

New pets rules apply as of March 2016.  Unfortunately, due to erosion problems, pets are only allowed in the day use area, the campgrounds, and the Loop Trail.  As always, remember your pet must be on a leash and never left alone.  Always carry water for your pet to drink.

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