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McKinney Falls State Park

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Address: 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin, TX 78744
Phone Number: 512-243-1643
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This tranquil, 641-acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation...

This tranquil, 641-acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, mountain biking and hiking.

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Get completely out of town without almost leaving town. Beautiful park, the falls are very nice and when the blue bonnets spring to life this place is such wonderful retreat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Austin, Texas
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for just a day away, hubby and I. It was very relaxing. The walk to the falls wasn't that far, shady and pebble trail. The falls were pretty dry when we were there just because there hasn't been a lot of rain upstream. BUT it was so so peaceful to just be able to walk along the big... More 

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Thank csbernard
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Get completely out of town without almost leaving town. Beautiful park, the falls are very nice and when the blue bonnets spring to life this place is such wonderful retreat.

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Thank BadBlake
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a good place to hike, Bouldering, and swimming. The nature is awesome and the trails are great to walk with your dog or family members. There are small rock formations on the ground and if you look close enough, you can find enless amounts of sea shells.

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Thank Darlene P
Austin, Texas
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167 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

McKinney Falls is a great place to go for a hike or picnic, but it is especially nice in the spring (April/May) when the wildflowers are blooming. When they're in full bloom, the park becomes a popular place to take family photos in the fields of blue. The river and falls are a great place to jump in and cool... More 

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Thank MyZiggyMan
Austin, Texas
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120 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice park, but damaged by recent floods and many parts are closed. Not sure if they are working on reopening them any time soon.

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1 Thank Vera L
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first moved to Austin, someone said let's go camping at McKinney Falls State Park! I was excited! We packed up the jeeps and headed out of town...or so I thought. After driving maybe 10 minutes, we turned off the main road, I asked what are we stopping for? They said we are here. What??? Camping in town? That... More 

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Thank DoubleM2
McKinney, Texas
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just south of Bergstrom International Airport and adjacent to TPWD headquarters, this State Park sits astride a stretch of Onion Creek that features a huge expanse of unbroken limestone which resembles a lunar landscape.. The creek has carved unusual shapes into the limestone walls and the water is clear and cool. Great place to swim, wade, hike and play.... More 

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Thank TexCul
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the park for over a week and loved it. For the price and proximity to Austin, you cannot beat this park. We arrived on a Friday without a reservation, not knowing how busy the park is on weekends. After being turned away initially, we were informed as we turned around to leave that there was a cancelation... More 

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Thank Amanda T
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163 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you come in and pay $6 a person, no one tells you that more than half of the park is closed. Onion Creek trail is completely closed off.....it's a 2.8 mi trail. ....closed. The upper falls is closed. I understand due to damage, but they could've told us when we paid hey 3 quarters of the park is closed.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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406 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At this time the upper falls is closed so not as great as usual. It's better in the spring. The lower falls had a little water so it was still worth a stop.

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