Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area


Location:28 miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road, in the central part of the state.
Facilities:Tent camping, primitive campsites, showers, restrooms, day-use group facility, picnic areas, interpretive center, hiking trails, interpretive center, park store, playground.
Activities:Camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, hunting (with restrictions).
Special Features:The rock is a huge pink granite exfoliation dome that rises 425 feet above ground, 1,825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (an underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. Tonkawa Indians believed ghost fires flickered at the top, and they heard creaking and groaning coming from the rock, which geologists say resulted from the rock's heating by day and contracting in the cool night.
Address:16710 Ranch Rd 965
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Phone:325-247-3903
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/enchanted_rock
Size: 1,644 acres.

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References in classic literature ?
"'Oh that I had a stone whereon to whet my sword!' cried Ermak in the madness of his wrath as he strove to sharpen his steel blade upon the enchanted rock. 'I would have his blood, his blood!
While you're in a spiritual frame of mind, you could also take a gentle climb up Enchanted Rock, an unmissable 425ft-high granite dome created by a subterranean pocket of molten volcanic magma - the second highest of its kind in the States.
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Enchanted Rock is a pink granite boulder that rises 130 m above ground in the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Llano County, Texas.
Enchanted Rock is visited by more than 200,000 visitors each year, most of whom climb to the summit.
Organisms recorded from Enchanted Rock pools in winter, 1965 (Tribbey) and winter, 2010 (this paper).
Armed with two Paterson revolvers and a carbine, he climbed the barren dome of the Enchanted Rock and found himself surrounded by a band of Comanche raiders.
An easy to moderate adventure for both advanced and first-time climbers at Enchanted Rock State Park.