Texas State Parks

Enchanted Rock Natural Area

Gillespie County, Texas



Not many kids in Texas have not climbed to the top of Enchanted rock. Not many native Texans of all ages have not climbed to top of Enchanted Rock and the numbers hold this up. More than 250,000 people visited "The Rock" every year. At times the park is so full that the park must close.

How do they do that? It is a big rock. It is simple.
By my count there are only 206 parking spots and 8 of those are for buses. So, plan accordingly.

While we are talking about planning, be prepared. Make sure that your foot ware is up to the tasks and that you carry plenty of water, even in cool weather. Also, take your time and carry a trail map.

Camping is very limited and primitive. So don't even think about bringing your RV. There is no place to park and no hook ups. Enchanted Rock camping is all about tents and roughing it. There are only 12 campsites and 4 of them have no access to water.

If you enjoy tent camping at Enchanted Rock, you are not alone. People have been camping on and around the rock for 12,000 years. There are 400 archeological sites identified in the park and 120 of them are protected as State Archeological Landmarks. So, if you see what looks like an archeological site, leave it alone.

Enchanted Rock is made of pink granite
Enchanted Rock is made of pink granite
Enchanted Rock rises 1825 feet above sea level
Enchanted Rock rises 1825 feet above sea level
Enchanted Rock Is anomaly located in an area dominated by limestone
Enchanted Rock Is anomaly located in an area dominated by limestone

Campsites

  • 8 - Walk-in Campsites
    Water and Restrooms with showers nearby.
  • 4 - Primative Backpack Campsites

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Date: 11 Dec 2017


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