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Everything is bigger in Texas, including the adventures to be had when you go on vacation near Enchanted Rock State Park. With so many places to visit in Texas, it might be hard to decide which Texas attractions to pick. There are plenty of things to do in Austin or Dallas, then there’s beautiful Hill Country, the beaches of the Gulf Coast, and even a national park—Big Bend National Park. From east to west, north to south, there is a never ending list of vacation destinations to pick from. Whether it’s vacations with kids, romantic weekend getaways, or a trip with friends, Texas vacations have something for everyone. One of our favorite places to recommend to outdoor lovers is the selection of state parks in Texas. Camping in Texas state parks is a great way to get outside and away from crowds as you relax in the fresh air and outdoor space. State parks camping is the perfect way to get the whole gang out of the city and doing something fun together. Plus, when you have the selection of state parks like you do in TX, camping is easy! From Pedernales Falls State Park to Garner State Park, campgrounds combine the perfect mix of home comforts and outdoor adventure. Don’t worry about pitching your own tent. When you go state park camping in Texas, camp accommodations are already set up! While there are so many great TX state parks, in these pages we want to draw your attention to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, or also referred to as Enchanted Rock State Park by many. Keep reading to find out more about this awesome outdoor vacation destination and how to get your own cabins near Enchanted Rock
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Visit Enchanted Rock State Park, Texas
About 20 miles north of Fredericksburg, Texas is Enchanted Rock. A pink granite mountain located in the Llano Uplift, Enchanted Rock, TX covers about 640 acres and rises almost 430 feet, to an elevation of 1,825 feet above sea level. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, which includes Enchanted Rock, spans the borders between Gillespie County and Llano county, just south of the Llano River. This natural area is part of the Texas state park system, and covers 1,644 acres and was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1971. Since then, Enchanted Rock, Texas has attracted about 275,000 people a year, who come for a bit of adventure. Conveniently located in Texas Hill Country, the park is easily accessible and perfect for a day trip. Really, people have been coming to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area for centuries and to this day it continues to be one of the most popular things to do in Fredericksburg & TX Hill Country. It has plenty of park camping, picnic spots, almost 9 miles of hiking trails, wildlife, climbing, plus there are often interpretive exhibits and a park store for anyone looking to take home a souvenir. The park is open seven days a week all year, except for public hunting, which occurs several times in the fall and winter months. You can go online or call and make a reservation for a "save the day pass" up to 30 days before your arrival date to ensure your entry to the park. Enchanted Rock reservations are recommended, as the park closes once it is at capacity. Admission is $8 per person, while children 12 and under are free. Book a peaceful retreat for your next Texas camping trip to Enchanted Rock State Park!
Things to do at Enchanted Rock
There are so many amazing things to do in Enchanted Rock, it’s no wonder it’s always on the list of top things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas. You can go hiking, rock climbing, come for just a picnic, geocache, and it’s a great place for stargazing. Rock climbers must check-in at park headquarters and sign the climbing release, but after that, there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out and get climbing. Popular climbing routes in the area include Jack Knife, Cave Crack, Sweat, Middle Crack, and Owl Crack. Hiking is another great way to explore the park terrain. With almost 9 miles of trails, hiking the park is a totally doable feat and a great way to get some exercise. Pick from trails like Echo Canyon Trail, Walnut Springs Trail, Moss Lake Trail, Summit Trail, Base Trail, and more! Please note that all trails close at sunset, except the Loop Trail, and pets are no longer allowed on the Summit Trail. To protect this natural area, pets are only allowed in the designated day-use picnic areas, the campgrounds, and on the Loop Trail.
Enchanted Rock camping & places to stay in Hill Country
In the heart of Hill Country, Enchanted Rock lodging is easy to find. Forget about expensive Austin hotels, browse our selection of places to stay in Texas Hill Country. Cabins in Fredericksburg, New Braunfels cabins, and more lodging and Texas cabins offer the perfect home base for exploring the park. With Fredericksburg to the south, Llano to the north, and towns like Kingsland, Marble Falls, and Johnson City surrounding the natural area, you’ll have your pick of places to stay. Find a selection of options for lodging, some cozy and perfect for couples, some pet-friendly, and others perfect for family vacations. You really can’t go wrong with this selection of places to stay! Book your Enchanted Rock camping cabins and more here.