Parks-Local, State, National, Historical
16710 Ranch Road 965
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
The Friends of Enchanted Rock began in the late 1990’s when several of FOER’s existing board members, who enjoyed climbing at the newly designated Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, wanted to give something back. With conservation in mind, they began to secure grants and funds from various sources, including the American Alpine Club, the Access Fund, Central Texas Climbing Committee, Alamo City Climbing Club, Central Texas Mountaineers, and Texas Parks & Wildlife. Every month for over 20 years, the Enchanted Rock Trail Project built and maintained trails with the help of volunteers from all over the state. Trail work continues today, under the direction of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area natural resource staff. Today, we continue to support the state natural area in many different ways. The Friends of Enchanted Rock is the first and only official support group dedicated to the conservation and protection of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
The Fredericksburg Nature Center, located at Lady Bird Johnson Park, offers a unique blend of diverse habitats to visitors, one that can be found nowhere else in Texas. Within the Nature Center's ten acres you will find 11 distinct habitats, among them: Post Oak savannah; Wetland; Riparian; Old growth Live Oak woods; Native Texas prairie; Cedar brake; Lake aquatics; Mud flats; Lake islands; Springs and seeps. That one small area offers so many species of birds, forbs, grasses, woody plants, amphibians, reptiles, and insects is truly amazing. Come visit the Fredericksburg Nature Center and see for yourself!
199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site is a Presidential Park honoring a native Texan who achieved the nation’s highest office. The Visitor Center is the focal point of Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site also offers visitors to step back in time as they visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. This early 1900’s German Farm is run by State Park employees dressed in period attire, which provide visitors of all ages with the history of how the early settlers in the Texas Hill Country lived and worked. Visitors can see the daily chores and duties performed as they were done over 100 years ago. Visitors will get an idea of what life was like for Lyndon B. Johnson as a young boy, growing up in this part of Texas in the early 1900’s.