Enchanted Rock State Natural Area mesmerizes with its geology, legends and natural beauty. Its rural dark sky also makes it one of the best public places for stargazing in the hill country area of Central Texas. Enchanted Rock, along with Copper Breaks, in the Panhandle area, were awarded the highest “Gold-tier” night skies status by IDA They join Big Bend National Park and the City of Dripping Springs as the only locations in Texas to have earned the coveted Dark Sky Places recognition.
The skies here are still dark enough to view the Milky Way, but they need protection from encroaching city lights. We have taken significant steps to minimize nighttime lighting in the park. Pick any place around the park to marvel at the vastness of our universe. Visit one of our Rock Star Parties to learn about the constellations and see a shooting star.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!