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Pedernales Falls State Park

RR 1 Box 450, Johnson City, TX 78636
830-868-7304
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Biking, Camping
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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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Spent my first time at this state park on Monday. The facilities are extremely well ran with very helpful & super friendly staff. I accidentally drained my car battery trying to charge my cellphone...duh! The park host Denny helped me out beyond belief. The falls are beautiful and the park is dotted with plenty of wild life. Several does &... More

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Spring Branch
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I went for the first time on a weekday in August. The water was shallow w small water falls and a couple if places were 5' ish deep. It was a long walk to the water and even longer back! This is an hour long drive for me so it was just ok. If you are going to go to... More

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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband, two teens sons and I spent about seven days here and enjoyed every minute of it. Before leaving, I read a review stating whoever designed the campground should be given an award, and that is true. You don't feel like you are packed in and on top of other campers. Two bathrooms are kept clean in the camping... More

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Webster, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First off, the real gem of the Pedernales Falls State Park is twin falls. It is a lush, quiet, grove with a crystal clear water pool. It is, for lack of any better terminology, beautiful. I was at the part during a very low water and hot period, so the falls were not much more than pools, but I could... More

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Magnolia, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hiking and observing nature here is a relaxing way to spend your day. We visited on a weekday this summer. There were thunderstorms threatening the area throughout the day, but it didn't rain until after dark. Despite the weather, it was a beautiful day. The flowing water of the falls is peaceful. The water is very low, because of the... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Recent transplant to the area and was looking to get out of the city for an afternoon for some hiking, creeking, and swimming...stumbled up Pedernales Park...took the scenic route out from Austin along a bunch of back ranch roads through the hills spectacular. Got to the park, paid my fee (would suggest purchasing an annual Texas Park Pass), and was... More

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Pinehurst, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nothing to the "falls" these days but it was impressive to see the size of the boulders onc ethe water went down....nothing to see here.

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Plano, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our purpose for this visit was to be near Marble Falls to take one of our children to camp. Since it fell on July 4 weekend, we made it a nice long weekend in our RV. We arrived the evening of the 3rd, worried that we would have trouble finding a site that would fit our 30' Travel Trailer, but... More

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Needville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Took my family here for a short weekend camping trip. From the moment we pulled in to claim our reserved spot I was in love. Gorgeous scenery. I have lived in Texas all my life and had no clue that something so beautiful was so very close to me (3 hours from Houston). Make sure to take proper hiking gear... More

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had a great time. All sites are old and the setting is more for tent than RV, but site 67 was perfect for us. Great space. We visited the city and New Braunsfels too (1 1/2 hr away). Loved the River and cold water to enjoy. The access is not easy but worth the exercise. Not recommended for elderly with... More

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