Description

Amenities, shemenities. Who needs ‘em when you’re surrounded by the great outdoors? Similar to Walnut Springs, campers must hike 1-3 miles on rugged terrain to reach Moss Lake Campground’s ten primitive sites, where neither water nor ash producing fires are a luxury. If you must cook a warm meal, bring your containerized fuel stove and some of those sweet freeze-dried pad thai Continue reading...
Amenities, shemenities. Who needs ‘em when you’re surrounded by the great outdoors? Similar to Walnut Springs, campers must hike 1-3 miles on rugged terrain to reach Moss Lake Campground’s ten primitive sites, where neither water nor ash producing fires are a luxury. If you must cook a warm meal, bring your containerized fuel stove and some of those sweet freeze-dried pad thai packets. Outdoor composting toilets are within walking distance, and perhaps best of all, pets are allowed!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
15
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Pets allowed
No picnic table
Desert
Beach
Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Hiking
Climbing
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
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Hipcamper Texas
Texas
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 22nd, 2015

Beautiful campground with sites surrounding Moss Lake and offering a spectacular view of Enchanted Rock.
Don't forget to climb Turkey Peak, explore the caves and hike the trails around the base while visiting :)

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Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 1st, 2015

If you're looking to hammock camp, this is definitely the best location in the park. Enough trees for an awesome group hang!

Hipcamper Korey
Korey
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 29th, 2015

I love the short hike-in to Moss Lake Primitive Camping and you get an awesome view of Enchanted Rock. If you're looking to escape the weekend crowds of the drive-up campsites this is definitely the spot to do it.

Hipcamper ryan
ryan
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 28th, 2016

Pros: The Enchanted Rock really is unique. Views on top are good, but the rock itself is what is really impressive. Limited light pollution made star gazing nice. PET FRIENDLY!! They had signs up though that they will be limiting the pet friendly areas 03/01/16.
CONS: Noisy. People are on the rock from 9am-10pm. Yelling is pretty common up there because it gets so windy. Those yells are heard easily on the ground. Once nightfall came, you could hear cars from the highway hit a cattle guard over and over. Not a lot of room here either. It would be hard to find a site further than 20 yards from a trail.

Best for a day hike or family over night. I wouldn't recommend for those accustomed to backcountry camping.

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Hipcamper Marissa
Marissa
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 28th, 2017

I took my kids (4 and 6) primitive camping for the first time at Enchanted Rock. The Moss Lake campground was spectacular. We were very lucky to be the ONLY ones at the campground on a busy spring weekend. If you want to stay in a popular park but not be surrounded by people, check this out!

The nearby composting toilet was a great amenity. Tap water is only a ~1.25 mile hike away and we drank filtered water from the lake.

I'm not sure if they've changed the rules recently but I was explicitly told "no hammocks" when checking in.

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Hipcamper Marcus
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August 29th, 2018
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April 2nd, 2018
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October 17th, 2017
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September 16th, 2017
Hipcamper Marissa
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March 28th, 2017
Park
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
State
Texas
Phone Number
(830) 685-3636
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
30.509° N, 98.825° W
$12/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 15 Sites
(Up to 4 people per site)