Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Enchanted Rock -- TPWD

Enchanted Rock — TPWD

Premier location for rock climbing and hiking at this one billion year old batholith, but definitely not the place to go if you are looking for swimming opportunities. The pool in the photo is at the primitive campsite at the back of the park and it is not always full of water.  Primary feature at the natural area is the impossible to miss pink granite exfoliation dome rising approximately 425 feet above ground. Come listen to the enchanting crackling sounds the batholith makes at night during warm weather. The view from the top of the dome on a clear day is superb. Experts believe this area has been inhabited/visited by humans for over 11,000 years. That is almost as long as folks have been hanging out at San Marcos Springs.  This is one of the more unique places to camp in the Hill Country, but remember if you come out when it is warm you need to get your hiking done early in the day because there is no shade on that dadgum dome.  Most of the campsites have a fair amount of shade if you don’t get here too late.  Campsites 25, 26, 39 and 40 are at some pretty good locations.  Pets on a leash are OK.

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Location Details:

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
16710 RR 965
Crabapple, TX 78624
(325) 247-3903
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