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Pedernales Falls State Park

RR 1 Box 450, Johnson City, TX 78636
830-868-7304
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Biking, Camping
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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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Recent transplant to the area and was looking to get out of the city for an afternoon for some hiking, creeking, and swimming...stumbled up Pedernales Park...took the scenic route out from Austin along a bunch of back ranch roads through the hills spectacular. Got to the park, paid my fee (would suggest purchasing an annual Texas Park Pass), and was... More

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Pinehurst, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Nothing to the "falls" these days but it was impressive to see the size of the boulders onc ethe water went down....nothing to see here.

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Plano, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our purpose for this visit was to be near Marble Falls to take one of our children to camp. Since it fell on July 4 weekend, we made it a nice long weekend in our RV. We arrived the evening of the 3rd, worried that we would have trouble finding a site that would fit our 30' Travel Trailer, but... More

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Needville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Took my family here for a short weekend camping trip. From the moment we pulled in to claim our reserved spot I was in love. Gorgeous scenery. I have lived in Texas all my life and had no clue that something so beautiful was so very close to me (3 hours from Houston). Make sure to take proper hiking gear... More

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Arlington, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had a great time. All sites are old and the setting is more for tent than RV, but site 67 was perfect for us. Great space. We visited the city and New Braunsfels too (1 1/2 hr away). Loved the River and cold water to enjoy. The access is not easy but worth the exercise. Not recommended for elderly with... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The falls might not be flowing, but that ok. There is a hike to get to that area, but the view is worth it. You can fish, and relax. There is a trek to get to the swimming area, but this is also worth the walk. Very relaxing to sit in the stream, and just let the stress flow away.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We came here on a week & a half trip to texas from Louisiana going to different RV parks for our summer trip. Pedernales Falls State Park was our 1st stop Wed. & Thur. Nights. The roads coming in had breath taking views. We traveled pulling camper with the In laws following. Stayed in sites 16 & 18 went down... More

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First outing of summer vacation this year. Camping for 2 nights was decent- not much shade on the tent site we were given- but I did notice other sites being supreme on shade and some even having an overlook- we went on a weekend so you get what you get. We even had our own pet deer that was not... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This park is amazing! My wife and I went on a Saturday, it was crowded, but the park is so big it didn't make much of a difference. We hiked/rock hopped by the falls, and then made our way down to the swimming area to enjoy a picnic under a shade tree. The water is cool, not too cold, and... More

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College Station, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visited after substantial rainfall, and the falls area was beautiful (the last times I had visited there was hardly any flow). I saw a grey fox driving into the park, roadrunner, deer, and a few different bird species. The park has nice views coming in and driving throughout the park. Be sure to drive slow, many bird species I... More

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