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Magical Night Skies In Fredericksburg, Texas

Geological Wonder! Magical Night Skies! Awe-Inspiring! Peace and Tranquility! Just some of the words used to describe the large mass of granite located right here in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Formed over one billion years ago, this site offers a number of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock to see the 360-degree views of the Hill Country landscape. While on top check out the vernal pools inhabited by delicate Fairy Shrimp. While pets are prohibited at the Summit and other areas in order to protect the Fairy Shrimp's ecosystems, pets are welcome on the 4.5-mile Loop Trail around the park. Take a rock climbing class with one of the guide services in the area, or simply hike to a remote area of the park to experience the sights and sounds of this special place. Every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) there is a guided hike to the summit at 9:30 am. These hikes discuss the natural and cultural history of the area as well as the flora and fauna found here at Enchanted Rock.
Enchanted Rock was recently awarded the “Gold-tier” night sky status by the International Dark-Sky Association, meaning Enchanted Rock has very minimal light pollution and unspoiled views of the night sky. Enchanted Rock is often referred to as a “stargazer's dream.” In fact, the sky is typically so clear that you can even view the Milky Way.
For more info on stargazing at Enchanted Rock and the park's dark-sky status, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock/more-info/dark-skies. Check our webpage at http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock/park_events for other special events. Entry to the park is $8 per person age 13 and over and FREE for children 12 and under. The park provides access to visitors with five entry times per day.
Once in the park, visitors can stay in the park until 10 p.m. Check reservations prior to making payments as if arrival times are later than one-hour, park staff must be contacted. Reservations can be made online at http://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/umifSearchResults.do The park is open daily from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Day use visitors may use the park until 10 p.m. All day-use visitors should be inside the gate by 8 p.m. to access the park. All visitors will check-in at park headquarters at the drive-thru window.
Those camping will be provided a gate code to enter the park after hours. The park may close without warning for emergencies such as floods, safety operations or inclement weather. 

 

Posted by: Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau
Posted on: 26/05/2021

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Magical Night Skies In Fredericksburg, Texas

Geological Wonder! Magical Night Skies! Awe-Inspiring! Peace and Tranquility! Just some of the words used to describe the large mass of granite located right here in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

 
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