Heading to Enchanted Rock? You’ll need to bring your own water, park says

Water storage tank will be drained during maintenance from June 4-July 1

Enchanted Rock (Photo Courtesy: tpwd.texas.gov)

Park rangers at the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area are asking all visitors to plan ahead as there will not be water available on the grounds through June.

From June 4 through July 1, hikers and campers will need to bring their own water “for any use” like drinking and personal hygiene, park officials said in a Facebook post.

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“We are making necessary repairs to our water storage tank which was damaged during Winter Storm Uri,” the post stated. “To do this we need to draw down water in the park -- unfortunately, this means no water for use.”

TPWD recommends that each visitor bring at least 32 ounces of water to use per hour of physical activity.

Bottled water will be available for purchase at the headquarters during office hours and at vending machines 24/7.

While restrooms will be closed, porta-potties and compositing toilets will still be available for use.

Enchanted Rock, located at 16710 Ranch Road 965 in Fredericksburg, has nearly 11 miles of hiking trails that visitors can explore. It’s known for its hike-able massive pink dome that’s made of granite. For more information, click here.

IMPORTANT PARK ALERT There will be NO WATER available in the park June 4th through July 1st. ALL visitors will NEED to...

Posted by Enchanted Rock State Natural Area - Texas Parks and Wildlife on Sunday, May 30, 2021

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