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Pedernales Falls State Park

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Address: RR 1 Box 450, Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone Number: 830-868-7304
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Biking, Camping
Description: A 5,212-acre park that offers six miles of river frontage for camping...
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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I've taken several day trips here. It's one of my favorite outdoor destinations in Texas. The river cuts through the rock in the most fascinating ways creating pools, small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I've taken several day trips here. It's one of my favorite outdoor destinations in Texas. The river cuts through the rock in the most fascinating ways creating pools, small waterfalls, and pathway to explore. All kinds of natural wonders to see: wildlife, flowers, fossils ... Wear athletic/hiking shoes.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to take the kids or to hike around by yourself. Had a great time here and the place is very pretty.

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Last time on our trip down to San Antonio we hit Guadalupe State Park on the way down and Enchanted Rock coming back north (via a slight detour). There are several state parks along the 281 and I-35 corridors and on this trip we wanted to try out something new. I had seen pictures of Pedernales Falls State Park before,... More 

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Taft, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We love bringing our small travel trailer here. Sites are large and spacious. River is beautiful and hiking is awesome.

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Houston, Texas
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We drove to the Pedernales State Falls Park on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. It was a beautiful cool spring day. Park Admission is $6 per person. We received a map of the park at the Park Office. The map shows all the trails, campgrounds and the Falls. Bathrooms are also available there. Our purpose was to visit the Falls. Following... More 

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Cambridge,England
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Really nice walks by and in the river . Take a guide map from the entrance gate as it is easy to get lost and there are few signs . Wonderful .

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El Sobrante, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

During our Texas trip research, we were surprised to find the area rich with rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Everyone (outside the area) thinks Texas is all dry and desert-like. Pedernales Falls were gorgeous. We went in spring during the wildflower season - not a bunch of water flowing. But, also no summer crowds. The park was very clean - only... More 

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Shreveport, LA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Gorgeous Park. I can't say it enough! We camped here with our dog this past weekend and couldn't have been more pleased. I have never seen such an exceptionally clean campground. Even the woods felt free of spider webs, insects, etc... And not one mosquito was seen. Granted we probably lucked out and the weather played a role with that...... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The map issued with your $6 entrance fee shows a number of trails to select from but if you are a serious hiker you would probably be better off with one of the more detailed park guides. Either way you will see some scenic sights and will want to allow for some serious camera time. The water level is still... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Amazing gorge river bed. Challenging hiking. Perfect for dramatic pictures. Trail head to the overlook is easy enough. Then off down in the river bed over enormous boulders. Water was blue from the sandy limestone bottom. A definite do-over.

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