Stories in the Stars - Enchanted Rock State Natural Area | Kids Out and About Austin

Stories in the Stars - Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 07/23/2022
Join a Park Ranger for an exploration of the stories in our stars. Come out to the park for a (hopefully) unobstructed view of the heavens. We'll talk about light pollution and our shared heritage in the stars along with hearing some of the stories behind the best-known constellations! As an International Dark Sky Park, Enchanted Rock boasts some of the darkest skies in this part of Texas, which means the stars at night ARE big and bright deep in the heart of Texas. We will be bare eye stargazing. Feel free to bring your own telescope or camera.

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'Gazing Location Lower Parking Lot (1st parking lot past HQ). There is no hiking as part of this program. Limited Parking parking available in Lower Lot; additional parking available be in the Summit Parking Lot. Let us know if you need any special accommodations!


  • Lawn chair or stargazing blanket (optional)
  • Dress for the weather
  • Flashlight (preferably with a red lens; mainly for walk back to vehicle/campsite)

Please no flashlights or cell phones during this event (it can take 20-30 minutes for our eyes to adjust from bright light to darkness). Red-tinted lights are permitted.

Entrance fees: $8/adult; children 12 and under are free; no additional fees for this event. Entry is free with an active Texas State Parks Pass.

All programs are weather dependent -- if it rains, the Summit Trail and all elevated trails and areas of the park are closed. Also, if it's cloudy -- stars will not be visible.

IMPORTANT: Reservations are required to enter the State Natural Area Friday through Monday, on holidays and/or during school breaks. You can check day pass availability online at The latest available entrance permit is 4-8PM - all visitors must be in the park prior to 9PM when the entrance gate closes.

If you are arriving before or after office hours, you will need to use the self-pay station to obtain your park entrance permit. The self-pay station is located at the front of the office and is cash (exact change), check, reservation or Texas State Parks Pass only.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


16710 Ranch Rd. 965
Fredericksburg, TX, 78624
United States


(830) 685-3636
Contact name: 
Jessica DeBoer
The event has already taken place on this date: 
9:30p to 10:30p
Entrance fees: $8/adult; children 12 and under are free; no additional fees for this event. Entry is free with an active Texas State Parks Pass.


All Ages Adults & kids together