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Where to Go Stargazing in the Texas Hill Country

Where to Go Stargazing in the Texas Hill Country

We love the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin, but every once in a while it’s nice to get out of town and experience the peace and tranquility of Central Texas. The Hill Country has plenty to offer from historic Texas towns to renowned wineries, but nothing can compare to a night spent stargazing at one of these locations!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

16710 Ranch Road 965, Fredericksburg, TX  78624

One of the Hill Country’s most popular attractions, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area boasts the largest pink granite isolated rock hill in the United States. If you’re camping out, there’s no way you can miss stargazing! The area is dark enough to where visitors can experience the Milky Way.  

Hill Country State Natural Area

10600 Bandera Creek Rd, Bandera, TX  78003

A preserved 5,369 acres of the Hill Country State Natural Area makes for the perfect place to gaze at the stars! In the beautiful country landscape of Bandera County, this state park features beautiful hills and canyons with primitive campsites and facilities.

Blanco State Park

101 Park Road 23, Blanco, TX  78606

Peacefully set against the Blanco River, Blanco State Park is a great place for not only camping, swimming and hiking but stargazing as well. Enjoy prime stargazing during the spring and fall seasons at this Hill Country destination!

Lost Maples State Natural Area

37221 FM 187, Vanderpool, TX  78885

Lost Maples is a designated natural area that sits on the upper Sabinal River in the Edwards Plateau. The area is open to visitors making a day trip or looking to spend the night and enjoy stargazing. Enjoy Lost Maples in the fall, as it’s known to be the park’s most gorgeous season!

Wimberley

14100 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley Texas 78676

Just 28 miles outside of Austin sits the small town of Wimberley, known not only for its eclectic array of galleries and shops but its gorgeous riverfront as well. Enjoy an isolated spot for stargazing and taking in the mesmerizing night sky.

If you live in the city, you can often catch a glimpse of a starry sky on a clear night from Austin 360 Bridge Overlook and Mount Bonnell. Enjoy a hike beforehand at one of Austin’s gorgeous trails!

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