Big Bend Ranch State Park and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area both saw a 50 percent surge in backcountry rescues last year.
A constitutional amendment on the ballot in November aims to shore up funding for Texas’s system of state parks and historic sites.
Granite, which draws visitors to the park, can also reach high temperatures.
Where to find wide-open skies—or a big telescope—if you live in the big city or in the eastern half of the state.
'Music for Enchanted Rock,' is structured as a song cycle celebrating the massive pink-granite batholith north of Fredericksburg that’s much beloved by Central Texas hikers and day-trippers.
Are big and bright—and ready for their close-up.