As the temperatures begin to rise and the kids begin to get restless, we suggest a day at Enchanted Rock! With some of the best views in the area and fresh air, Enchanted Rock is one of the top state natural areas and only a short drive for locals! Take a day to enjoy the sun before it starts melting us into southern puddles. Trade a few laps around the track for an afternoon of rock climbing or schedule a “rock-about” with a group of friends. Enchanted Rock even allows campers to stay the night, so bring some firewood and enjoy s’mores under one of the best stargazing sights in the Hill Country.
Texas Parks and Wildlife hosts monthly trail projects that you are welcome to join as volunteers to help preserve the sight, so come help out and work on your summer tan! The area is also hosting Texas Outdoor Family day May 11th which includes toured summit hikes, geocoaching, and astrology workshops hosted by the park rangers. Regular fees for admission are $7 per adult and free for kids 12 and under and the area is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. There are great locations for bird watching and nature photography and the site is a popular destination for school field trips, so parents take a day to chaperone! Enchanted Rock is a unique way to embrace the hill country and a favorite tradition that we will be celebrating this spring. Hope to see you there!
For more information and a current view of the calendar of events visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/enchanted-rock