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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Mountain biking, Hiking
Description: 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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Another TP&W Great Place to Visit in Austin

My son, his friends and I always have a great time at McKinney Falls. We end up taking about a 2-3 mile hike, and then we've been lucky enough when we've been there that's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My son, his friends and I always have a great time at McKinney Falls. We end up taking about a 2-3 mile hike, and then we've been lucky enough when we've been there that's there's been enough flowing water for the boys to jump in the water and cool off. Great place to take a picnic lunch and cool off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We loved swimming in the large pool in the stream. The are numerous walking trails that are peaceful and scenic. Great place to spend an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here 5 days in July. We camped with 2 other families with campers. Sites are nice and big in size and a lot have good shade. Most are surrounded by trees on 3 sides so you feel separated. All of the sites have tent pads. Like most state parks... No full hookups. The kids, big and small loved... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went on a 3 day camping trip with 4 adults, 6 children (3 teens, 1 tween, and 3 children) during one of the hottest days of the year thus far (heat index advisory in full effect!). We had so much fun that we didn't even notice the heat. PROS: 1. Campsites are clean, spacious and semi-private (not too far... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

As a recomendation we visited this place. It's very close to Austin down town. I expected more for the park, specially the river and falls. It was nice but fee seems to me high for the place. I see this place better for camping, as I will try to do next time.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A hidden gem in Austin, Texas away from the urban world. This place was a great last minute family day trip (cabins need to be reserved way in advance!) Entry fee was $6 for adults and free for children under 12. We hiked and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and treated ourselves to a fresh dip off the waterfalls. (Bring your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Good: - As in any state park, it is great to have a picnic with friends, family but do not expect much as it is not a national park where most natural wonders are. - Not very far from Austin, but why not visit, Zilker park which is an urban park in downtown. - Try to be there early especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great place to get wet and enjoy some BBQ. Close by too. Haven't been in a while but think we are going this weekend.....!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It was a great place to go swimming on a hot day. Beautiful as a bonus several waterfalls to swim under. Had our dog with us he would give it a five star rating too had lots of fun swimming and walking on the rocks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great place to hang out with friends and family. There are so many watering holes, you don't have to stop at the first which gets pretty busy at times. Hikes are very easy too and they're dog friendly!

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