Enchanted Rock State Park …. Oh how picturesque

May 23, 2015 Trips

I had a little job to do in Fredericksburg, Texas. We planned a trip to Enchanted Rock State Park for a few days around this job. We recently acquired a travel trailer and this little excursion was our firs time to actually use the new camper for an outing. We were not disappointed!! We stayed at Oxford Ranch Campground and listened to a nightly serenade of crickets, bullfrogs and coyotes in a pop out tent on the back of our trailer. We walked the property and marveled at the wildlife in our little rural hamlet.

Finding our way to Enchanted Rock ….

We left Fredericksburg headed toward Enchanted Rock on Ranch Road 965 …. our first glimpse of the featured attraction was just stunning.

We just passed by and went out to set up camp at Oxford Ranch about ten miles away from the park. After setting up camp we returned to find the approach from the east is just as stunning.

Our Time inside Enchanted Rock State Park …..

I wanted a photo, specifically and tactically taken from the view from the west …. hoping to have reflection in Moss Lake to the west of the hill. Depending on how one wishes to get there …. we took Echo Canyon Trail which is fairly strenuous, although shorter than the other alternatives. I got my shots of Enchanted Rock, however … the lake was too choppy for decent reflection the entire time we were there. Made 3 hikes back to Moss lake and each time the chop was in the way. It also remained far too cloudy to make any night exposures of the area. We will plan another trip down at some point in the future when conditions are more favorable to shots I’d like to get …. for now, please enjoy these.

Observations

This is a very nice state park. All we saw was clean and pristine. There were very few people in the park the days we were there starting Sunday afternoon and ending Monday afternoon. Trails were well marked and easy to follow. The views were incredible. Well worth taking the time to visit this park. We totally enjoyed our time, there. We highly recommend using Oxford Ranch Campground as your base of operations while visiting the park … we loved our time there!!

Links

Texas Parks and Wildlife Page

Hill Country Guide – Oxford Ranch

Enchanted Rock from the South

Enchanted Rock viewed from the south Ranch Road 965.

Enchanted Rock from the east.

Enchanted Rock Texas …. approaching from the east on Ranch Road 965.

Enchanted Rock from Moss Lake in HDR

Enchanted Rock from Moss Lake in HDR

Enchanted Rock from Moss Lake

Enchanted Rock from Moss Lake

Enchanted Rock from Frog Pond

Enchanted Rock from Frog Pond

Enchanted Rock Beginning of the Summit Trail

Enchanted Rock Beginning of the Summit Trail