- Enchanted Rock State Natural Area -
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. The Summit Trail may close in wet weather.)
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. Sweet Marleys offers food, drinks, frozen treats and more and are at the park on weekends and some weekdays. 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.
Enjoy a star party or a nature hike led by a park ranger, or contact the park for special tours for your group.
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.