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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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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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September 2014 (Labor Day)

My wife and I took our dog to Pedernales and had a wonderful time. The main office staff was very helpful and gave us good suggestions for best times of the year to camp (as they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took our dog to Pedernales and had a wonderful time. The main office staff was very helpful and gave us good suggestions for best times of the year to camp (as they were full-up we were only there for the day). We just followed some of the trails and ended up at the river bed. The... More 

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Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Every year a group of friends and I take an annual camping trip. We have been doing this for the past 14 years. Pedernales Falls is by far one of our favorite camping spots. In fact, any year we do not go to Pedernales, we compare wherever it is we are going to Pedernales as it sets the bar for... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Family and I enjoyed this spot very much! Be prepared to hike a few miles. And watch for copperheads! Drive there is pretty and view at night is amazing! Sky full of stars!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had so much fun hiking to the falls and couldn't resist getting in the water, so we headed down to the swimming area. The way down and up from the swimming area was a workout. There are a lot of steps so I would suggest not to take a big cooler or anything to heavy. We liked it so much... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This park is so nice! We visited the falls first off. In the summer, bring water it is HOT and easy to get heat exhaustion. The walk down to the overlook wasn't so bad. The walk down to the falls was very difficult (for me). It was worth it! The next thing we did was go to the swimming beach.... More 

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Jackson, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We took a detour to this park while on our epic jounery west. What a nice surprise. Good facilities, a great place for a picnic and fun swimming. The weather was perfect and it afforded a nice relaxing stop for us road warriors. We will be back again if coming this way.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We walked down to the Falls, which were unique and beautiful. Swimming farther down the river was more like wading because the water is not deep. However, it was clean and very relaxing after a walk. It seemed like there was lots of hiking trails available.

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This park was fantastic. The main attraction which is the falls is amazing. It is fun to walk along the rocks up the falls and see the different parts of the river flowing through this area. It's also amazing to think about what happens in the area when there are flash floods.

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Montgomery, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are anywhere near Johnson City, make sure you make time to visit Pedernales Falls State Park. Take the short hike from the parking area to see a wonderful view of the water. If you have time, check out the swimming hole.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a MUST on your Texas Hill Country bucket list. Beautiful river, great hiking(Twin Falls is gorgeous!). The Perdernales Falls are amazing! I wish we had set aside a little more time there. The May floods were over, thank God, so the river flow was fairly strong. Great for tubing!! Although it started raining in the middle of our... More 

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Additional Information about Pedernales Falls State Park

Address: RR 1 Box 450, Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone Number: 830-868-7304
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Johnson City
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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