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*CANCELLED* Star Party with the Hill Country Astronomers

8:30p to 10:30p
Sat, March 30, 2024
Addison Preston
(830) 685-3636

*CANCELLED Due to Cloud Cover* Join the Hill Country Astronomers for a night of telescope stargazing at a Dark Sky Park.

**This even has been CANCELLED due to forecasted heavy cloud cover. Check back on our Events Calendar for upcoming star parties and events.**

Join members of the Hill Country Astronomers & park staff for a tour through space. Multiple telescopes will be set up in the Lower Parking Lot for viewing stars, star clusters, galaxies and more!

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.

Check-in all visitors must check-in at park headquarters during office hours or at the self-pay station outside of office hours.

Location Lower Parking Lot. There is no hiking as part of this program. Parking will be in the Campground or Summit Parking Lots, follow posted signs to walk to Star Party location. Let us know if you need any special accommodations!


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

Please no white flashlights or cell phone use while at the Star Party (it can take 20-30 minutes for 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

If you are arriving before or after office hours, you will need to use the self-pay station or kiosk to obtain your park entrance permit. These are located at the front of the office.