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Pedernales Falls State Park

Address: RR 1 Box 450, Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone Number: 830-868-7304
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Biking, Camping
Owner description: A 5,212-acre park that offers six miles of river frontage for camping, horseback riding, hiking...
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Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Biking, Camping
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: A 5,212-acre park that offers six miles of river frontage for camping, horseback riding, hiking, and off road bicycling.
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Bright and beautiful park,very busy with people wanting to explore! we liked the map, but because they were so busy the ranger wasn't too friendly like other state parks I've been too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A beautiful place that is also fun for the whole family! You can enjoy the beauty of the falls and water pools (even on a very cloudy day as it happened to us) or you can go exploring the park and its rock formations. We just visited the park in February, which precluded any water related fun, but tubing and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

On a recent trip to Austin, decided to revisit the Park for a day of hiking with our son. The Falls were breathtaking, as always, but we decided to take the Wolf Mountain hike, too (mile loop trail inaccessible due to high water). Oh my! Although overcast and cool, due to recent rains we crossed three different creeks which were... More 

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Oksboel, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Pedernales Falls is a wonderful place. There wasn't much water that day, but the nature is so interesting and beautiful. We had a great day.

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Dallas, TX
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We spent the day wandering around the trails, sitting on the rocks by the water and taking in the beauty of Texas Hill Country. This park is huge and there are many options of what to do, where to go and what to look at.

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Austin, Texas
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41 attraction reviews
491 helpful votes 491 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I brought my kids out to Pedernales Falls for a recent holiday, we wanted to take advantage of the nice weather and have an active day outside. I have been to Pedernales Falls several times in the past, but this was the first time I got to experience the park with my kids. Pedernales Falls is easy to get to,... More 

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La Vernia, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

God bless Texas, and all her beauty! Awsome place to visit, very clean, lets keep it that way!Be ready for a good uphill walk, on your return.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This park is beautiful, but I got pulled over on my way in because the speed limit drops to a crawl. I hiked down to the falls in flip flops and wouldn't recommend it if you wanted to do a lot of exploring up or down stream. The scenery is great and these would make for perfect swimming holes on... More 

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Melissa, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We went here for a day of hiking with children, and we really enjoyed it. The namesake falls is fun because you can walk out on to the rocks and it is very pretty. We also hiked along the river quite a while. Gorgeous!

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While traveling to the Hill Country in Texas, I ventured out to this state park for a bird watching trip. I was very pleased as I encountered four birds which I had not seen before. They maintain two very nice blinds and if you are still and quiet for 10 minutes or so you will see many species of birds.... More 

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