The vibe at Moss Lake Primitive Campground
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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 :)
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.
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.
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.