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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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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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Lovely park

We visited this park on a lovely day trip up from San Marcos. We took the back way up out of Wimberly. What a beautiful drive and lovely scenery. The park is clean and nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this park on a lovely day trip up from San Marcos. We took the back way up out of Wimberly. What a beautiful drive and lovely scenery. The park is clean and nice with pleasant staff. Looks like there are a lot of nice hiking and equine trails, too. We stayed on the main road which was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Just went today with my family. I had time only to see the falls, so I'll have to go back another time. It was a nice walk and the kids had fun climbing the rocks. The stairs going down weren't as bad as some people discribed. It wasn't a problem for us at all. Some people were fishing, and others... More 

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austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you can't find a place you like in this 5000 acre park, you probably Won't find but anywhere. From the beautiful falls to the swimming hole, to the nice camping facilities. This is a nice place to be. If you don't want to rough it. Go back down the road 5 minutes and stay in one of the great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Scenic views of the falls make a short hike worth the effort. The swimming area was fun. A great place to cool off on a hot day.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great day trip from Austin. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. Great picture taking opportunity. Be prepared for a long hike to go swimming or to see the falls. Pretty primitive. Not many improved camping sites. Swimming area is rocky and a long hike. All in all a great day trip but I probably wouldn't camp there.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The river was almost totally dried up when we were here, but there is an excellent bird hide which we enjoyed very much.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Pretty big Park on the Perdernales River between Johnson City and Dripping Springs. They have a variety of things to do with fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, and horseback riding if you bring your own. Pretty hot during summer unless you go early morning. Have to be careful of flash floods in rainy season. Saw couple deer last visit and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Was a perfect surprise! Can serve as a good weekend day trip in case you live around Austin! A bright day will give the opportunity of some good photographs. :)

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is by far the worst park me and my family have been to. I would give it a zero rating if i could. The parking is too small to accommodate the visitors. People are having to park on the grass around the parking lots just to enter. The staircase, if u want to call it that is very steep.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We took our kids, ages 11 and 14, to this park. They were really amazed. We found the perfect chest-deep place to swim, and waded a little upstream to some shallower water flowing over some rocks, which added some interest. We took some pics with a disposable waterproof camera and are hoping for some good shots. The reason I did... More 

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