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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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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Johnson City
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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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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Dallas, TX
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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230 reviews 230 reviews
40 attraction reviews
487 helpful votes 487 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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464 reviews 464 reviews
269 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Kent
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158 reviews 158 reviews
69 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I decided to visit this state park on a Saturday in late November. Unlike all the other parks we went to, this one seemed particularly popular. Having paid the $6 per person entry, we made for the car park closest to the falls. There were very few spaces quite early in the morning, although there was an... More 

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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Nice place to hike. Several short trails to see the falls and river. Also a couple long trails available if you want to do more hiking.

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HOUSTON
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Pedernales Falls State Park has the beauty of National Park. The water carved limestone canyon creates a unique and interesting landscape. In the middle of the falls, there is a limestone dam that creates a lake. A small break allows the water to cascade down in a serene way. Further down the falls, there are slot canyon like structures that... More 

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Fallston, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a beautiful state park and is worth the visit if you are in the area of Johnson City. Even if only planning to visit the two main falls, it is only about ¼-mile trek to the view site on a wide, flat, gravel path. We liked that there are stairs that you can take down onto the falls... More 

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