The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is closed this week through Thursday, January 5 until 5:00 p.m. for hunting season. As a result, the park will be closed these days to visitors. The park will be closed the next week as well – January 8 from 5:00 p.m. until January 13 at 2:00 p.m. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is located at 16710 RR 965, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg. For information, call 830-685-3636.
Inaugural program featuring an intro to trail running with an interpretive ranger. Learn about trail etiquette, the history, geology, flora and fauna of the Rock. Beginners encouraged and welcomed – no one will be left behind. Please bring water and a snack. 8:30 am. Call (830) 685-3030 for more information.
Join Friends of Enchanted Rock for an overview of Llano Uplift archeology with archeologist Dan Potter, at 6 pm. Dan was part of the team that surveyed ERSNA for archeological sites some 30 years ago when TPWD first acquired the property.
Please check in at park headquarters before meeting at the group pavilion. You are welcome to use the pavilion for a picnic supper afterwards. For more information please email email@example.com.
Create a truly unique Christmas morning memory and join a park ranger on a hike to the other side of Enchanted Rock known as Little Rock. See the park from a different perspective than the summit. This hike is for those with an adventurous spirit that want a real treat for Christmas Day.
9:30 am. Call (830) 685-3636 for more information.
A fundraiser that directly benefits Enchanted Rock and comes wrapped in a family-friendly competition open to all ages, climbing styles and abilities. To register and for more information please visit www.centraltexasclimbingcommittee.com/gripper.html.
Bring your kids to learn about the creatures of Enchanted Rock Tuesday from 10 am to 11 am! Dale Schmidt, Wildlife Technician with the Texas Parks and Wildlife will present a program about the native wildlife found at the park. The program will address predator–prey relations with an emphasis on (you guessed it) white-tailed deer, and will end with a hands on inspection of animal skulls and hides. The program will be held under the group pavilion and is limited to 25 people, including kids and adults. Plan to stay after the program. You can enjoy picnics in the shade and let the kids play! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has selected Enchanted Rock State Natural Area as one of its eight endangered “Hot Spots” in the nation and is hosting events to help raise awareness about natural areas around the country facing the threat of irreversible environmental damage. Everyone is encouraged to come out for this weekend-long event and join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Team to learn about Leave No Trace principles to help protect and preserve Enchanted Rock for years to come.
Friday, September 12, 7:45 pm: Night Hike to star gaze and learn some Leave No Trace principles along the way. Meet at the gazebo that starts the Summit Trail.
Saturday, September 13, 9 am to 2 pm: Meet the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. They will have free educational hangtags and fun educational activities for all ages to learn how to minimize your impact when in the outdoors.
Saturday, September 13, 9:45 am: Summit Trail Hike. Meet at the gazebo that starts the Summit Trail.
Saturday, September 13, 7:45 am: Night Hike. Meet at the gazebo that starts the Summit Trail.
Sunday, September 14, 9 am to 1 pm: Meet the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers.
Sunday, September 14, 11 am: Cave Clean Up. Join the staff and pros to help clean up the Enchanted Rock cave and surrounding areas. Bring a flashlight.
Call 830-685-3636 for more information.
Choose from the Loop Trail (4.5 miles), the Summit Trail (1.2 miles), Frontside Trail to Frog Pond (1.2 miles) or “The Other side of the Rock” Hike (approx. 2.5 miles). These hikes will be going on every hour throughout the day starting at 9 am. Yoga will begin at 7 am. A separate “Run With the Ranger” on the Loop Trail will start at 9 am. All hikes will begin at the Gazebo. Bring water and wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the activity you choose whether it’s yoga, running or hiking. Park entry is $7 per person; age 12 and under are free. There is no cost to participate in any of these programs.
Reserve a spot for yoga by emailing email@example.com Participate in “Run With the Ranger” by emailing Scott.Whitener@tpwd.texas.gov
Address: 18 miles north on RR 965
Phone: (830) 685-3636
Come take advantage of the amazing night sky at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. They will have telescopes and lunar binoculars available for viewing the stars and planets. Meet at the trailer parking area to the west of headquarters at 8 pm. Enjoy star gazing at The Rock on October 25, 26 and 31.
Enjoy a Hill Country Christmas at legendary Enchanted Rock, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on RR 965, where a variety of holiday-themed events will be happening throughout the day. Start the day with an Enchanted Hike at 9:30 am where you will join Santa for a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. At 4:30 pm, join Santa and his elves for an old-fashioned hay ride through the park. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies courtesy of Friends of Enchanted Rock. At 7 pm, there will be a special Night Time Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock with Santa Claus to ring in the Christmas season. Hot chocolate will be served.
All day starting at 9:30 am. Call (830) 685-3636 for more information.