Enchanted Rock State Natural Area sits on Big Sandy Creek on the border of Gillespie and Llano counties. It is 18 miles north of Fredericksburg.
The Nature Conservancy of Texas purchased the property from Charles Moss in 1978. It later sold the 1,640.5-acre property to the state of Texas. The state bought an additional three acres to add to the park.
Enchanted Rock opened as a state natural area in October 1978. It is a National Natural Landmark, and is on the National Register of Historic Places as an Archeological District.
More than 400 archeological sites have been found in the park. All are protected, and 120 of them are designated State Archeological Landmarks.
It is one of the most visited parks in the state park system.
During our visit to this beautiful park, we can listen many stories of this place, which talk about magic situations with giants on the top of the huge mountain, and in fact we could look some no ordinary footprints on the stone. Definitely, the beautiful landscape in the highest gave me a different point of view for climbing no only mountains, challenges too.