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City of Rocks State Park


Formed of volcanic ash 30 million years ago and sculpted by wind and water into rows of monolithic blocks, City of Rocks State Park takes its name from these incredible rock formations. Cactus gardens and hiking trails add to this unique destination.

In addition, our park rests beneath some of the darkest night skies in the country. Therefore, we are proud to announce our new Star Observatory. Experience the observatory for yourself during our monthly Stars-N-Parks program and join members of the National Public Observatory for a green-laser tour of the cosmos.


Lydia Brown

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
This is an amazing place to spend the day with family food and drinks. To stay the night is a beautiful Sensational sky above you. If you are into the Stars they do star parties here and that is because the stars are Beyond explainable at night if you like the wilderness and you have a craving to explore then I would suggest the City of Rocks because it's just so odd that naturally this is what happened to a bunch of rocks made from a thousand years ago

Texas Wild

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
This unusual state park is quite spectacular and one that active outdoors people with enjoy. There is hours of rock scampering to add to pretty good bird watching and nice camping sites. A nice bathroom at the visitor’s center has showers which were one of our main draws after many days in the National Forest without!

Jim Bergstrom

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
If you are on the road traveling anywhere near here, consider checking in and camping here for the night. Full-on RV sites as well as car or tent camping will work, and the area lends itself to sitting outside and enjoying the views. Nice hiking trails will take you to other, less visited rock formations, too.

Columbia Smith

Thursday, May 24, 2018
One of the most well-maintained and beautiful state parks I've been to. All the facilities were spotless, there is a great visitors center, awesome trails, and the campsites were really nice. Most of the non electric sites are tucked into the giant boulders so you get to hang out in the rock formations. This park was really fun to explore.

Smiiley Belle

Monday, July 9, 2018
Beautiful place. Perfect place for novice rock climbers and explorers. Rangers ride around frequently which makes you feel safe. A must visit.

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