Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

The park will be closed on the following dates in December and January for wildlife management activities...

Park closures possible on weekends and holidays.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Legend states Tonkawa Indians named this popular 425-foot pink granite batholith, believing a Spanish conquistador cast a spell on it, making magical ghost fires glow at the top.

Magical, Mystical, Enchanted:

Climb the ancient dome for amazing Hill Country views

The massive pink granite dome rising above Central Texas has drawn people for thousands of years. But there’s more at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area than just the dome. The scenery, rock formations and legends are magical, too!

Things to Do

You can hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, picnic, bird, study nature, geocache and stargaze. (You cannot swim here or ride bikes on the trails.)

Rock climbers must check in at park headquarters. You can pick up route maps there and read the climbing rules. Read through our Climbing Information before you come.

Our park store carries some gift items. You can buy wood for campfires at the park. Please bring your own drinking water, as it is in short supply due to the ongoing drought.

Volunteer Opportunities

Enchanted Rock needs your help! We will match your abilities to our many needs. You might guide a group to the summit, lead a tour of the loop trail, provide information to park visitors, or help maintain park facilities.

Outfitters and Guide Services

The following guides lead rock climbing tours at Enchanted Rock:

Ranger Programs

Enjoy a star party or a nature hike led by a park ranger, or contact the park for special tours for your group.

Area Attractions

Visit Fredericksburg for a taste of German culture in the Texas Hill Country. There you can shop, dine, visit museums and find outdoor activities. Stop by Llano, known as the “Deer Capital of Texas,” for museums, music and more.

President Lyndon B. Johnson was born near Johnson City. Learn about this colorful Texan at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Tour the Texas White House and Johnson’s boyhood home. The Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site and the Sauer-Beckmann living history farm are nearby.

Drive the Peach Loop, one of TPWD’s Great Texas Wildlife Trails. It will lead you to some of the best wildlife observation points in this area.

16710 Ranch Rd. 965
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Latitude: 30.505381

Longitude: -98.819844

(830) 685-3636

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $7 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
Hours

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Busy Season

September through May.

Climate

January average low: 36 degrees. July average high: 95 degrees. Average annual rainfall: 28.7 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

1825 feet

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