• ERSNA Entrance at 9 AM

    The Downside to Being Popular

    The scene shown is about 9 AM last Saturday. Most of the cars in the line won’t get in the park, as there were only 15 parking spaces left at the time. Many of those in line will get a parking voucher to return later (an attempt to reduce the

  • Campfire Program

    Campfire Programs Rev Up

    We held a campfire program this week with Nyta Brown, the superintendent of the smallest Texas State Park – Old Tunnel State Park. The tunnel is home in the summer to millions of Mexican Freetail Bats, and Nyta thrilled us all with their story. Future programs will be set up

  • Star Fest Postponed to August 12, 2017

    The best laid schemes of mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.  “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns. The weather forecast for the weekend of December 3 has consistently predicted rain and clouds, so we have put off the Enchanted Rock Star Fest until August 12th.  This (not coincidentally) coincides

  • Frog Pond at Enchanted Rock SNA

    Crowding at E Rock Continues

    The beautiful fall weather has brought weekend visitors to the park in such large numbers that the park has been closed to new entrants weekends by mid-morning and weekdays during the holidays.  When the park reaches capacity the gate is closed and not opened for new visitors until several hours

  • Chaco Gives Back

    Chaco Gives Back

    Chaco Gives Back returns to Whole Earth Provision Co. starting June 18th and running through July 5th. During these two weeks, for every full price pair of Chaco shoes and sandals purchased at Whole Earth stores, Chaco will donate $5 to the Friends of Enchanted Rock. Enchanted Rock State Natural

  • Too Much and Too Little

    Each year for some time our friends at Whole Earth Provision Company and Chaco have contributed to your experience at Enchanted Rock.  Several years ago we saw the huge numbers of plastic bottles in the trash, and wanted to do something positive with them, so WEPCO and Chaco gave us money

  • Flowering-cactus

    Before you come to E Rock

    Enchanted Rock SNA is one of the most wonderful places in the great state of Texas.  However, other people know this, too.  Here is some advice from a Friend: Don’t come on Saturday.  E Rock is special and worth your time for a weekday visit.  The park gets slammed on

  • Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post Photo

    Solar Power at E Rock

    Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (ERSNA) recently received a 41 solar panel, 12-kilowatt array thanks to a $40,000 donation from Green Mountain Energy.Green Mountain Energy Sun Club donated the funds used to purchase and install the solar array for the park’s headquarters and the switch was turned on, on Thursday,

  • New Rules about Pets Start March 1st

    Rule Changes Concerning Pets at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area to Take Effect March 1 FREDERICKSBURG— Beginning March 1, new rules will take effect at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area designed to balance the need to better protect sensitive natural habitats atop the rock, including the vernal pools, and still

  • Dark Sky Update

                                                                                                              See the full study here:  http://www.putmanmountainobservatory.com/enchanted-rock-light-pollution-study/ If you’ve been paying attention to the Dark Sky movement you know that parks, both national and state, are becoming preserves of dark night skies.  Enchanted Rock SNA has the Dark Sky Park designation from the International Dark Sky Association and as such is