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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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Great camping

The park is well off the beaten path with plenty of camping spaces. They take reservations for camping and the spots seemed large enough and separated enough to have a good time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Victoria, Texas
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Victoria, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The park is well off the beaten path with plenty of camping spaces. They take reservations for camping and the spots seemed large enough and separated enough to have a good time. Electricity and water available on the sites, but no sewer hookups. We hiked a couple of trails, one being the falls trail. It was very nice and the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I recently biked this trail with my husband. It can be pretty challenging but the scenery is nice and the trails are wide and well marked. You can see some pretty waterfalls and if you make it to the top of the mountain there is a great view. I am biking there again this weekend.

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Houston, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fun day trip for the family. Was not expecting the falls to be that big. Wear good shoes. Worth the visit to see. Would actually like to take family to camp there in the future.

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Big Island, Hawaii
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188 reviews 188 reviews
95 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Super pretty falls and really interesting area. They won't let you swim because of flash floods and under currents. Major bummers! Watch out for snakes. I guess that's true everywhere in TX, but eeeek.

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austin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

With 0ver a 1000 acres of hiking space, this is the place to go to explore texas. And your inner self. There are wide open spaces, with plenty of waterfalls and streams ( in season) great camping facilities abound, and a great place for a family outing and picnic

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you like to hike, then I highly recommend this state park. It's close to Austin and offers miles of hiking trails amongst beautiful scenery. The falls and the Pedernales River should not be missed. They really showcase why so many people love the Texas Hill Country. I recommend going anytime except the summer. It's too hot in the summer... More 

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We enjoyed hiking and the Falls. It's great to sit by the Falls and dangle your feet in the water. It is a beautiful park.

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Dallas, Texas
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was surprised that swimming wasn't allowed at the falls. The water looks soooooo inviting. Maybe it's too stagnant? Regardless, I recommend hiking to the beautiful falls for a few pictures, then proceeding to the swimming area. In May 2015, the water at the swimming area was warm enough for my 18 month old to enjoy. The trail to the... More 

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Grapevine, Texas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Excellent hiking. The dog had a blast. Hiked some big trails and got lost a couple of times but still had fun. The trails need some upkeep and the signage is sparse, but don't miss it.

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I wasn't very sure to visit this attraction and just wanted to give a try. In about 5 minutes walking down the hills and trails, you see this natural beauty. Nice cool waters. Be careful about the flood warning. Totally enjoyed on a spring evening.

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