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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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Excellent site for multiple activities

Took our motor home there just before TS Bill hit in 6/2015 and had a blast. PROS: -Wildlife all around: deer came up to us, rabbits, pigs, etc. -Falls are beautiful: walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Took our motor home there just before TS Bill hit in 6/2015 and had a blast. PROS: -Wildlife all around: deer came up to us, rabbits, pigs, etc. -Falls are beautiful: walking and hiking across the rocks was easy -Swimming includes a moving river, so tubing is fun -Lots of biking and hiking trails -The bird and butterfly habitat is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stopped by Pedernales Falls State Park for a quick hike and chance to stretch our legs while road-tripping from Houston to Federicksburg. We did the short Falls Hike and then made our way across the dried river bed to the actual falls. You can't actually see the real waterfall from where the informational signs are located. I'd recommend wearing... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We drove out from Austin just to visit Pedernales Falls state park and really enjoyed it. There are a few short hikes to get out to the falls and swimming area that are both worth the hike/walk. The Falls area was beautiful as was the swimming area that is just an area downstream from the Falls, that is more like... More 

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Kingwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We drove out from Austin to visit Pedernales Falls State Park as a day trip. It was well worth the drive and time. We love the falls and the short hike to get out the the falls. We also checked out the water along the swimming area which was really nice. We spent about an hour at the swimming area... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this park with family and friends. Mesquite and cedar trees, and beautiful falls. Nice place to enjoy the water. Only issue would be for those who have difficulty with climbing steps, this is not the place to go if you are interested in going into the water. One must go down many steps into the water area, and... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We were driving on our way to Austin and made a side trip to Pedernales Falls State Park. An easy drive up from Johnson City. The park falls were beautiful since there had been rain. We drove through the camping area and the sites look very nice, we would stay here on one of trips through the area. One thing... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Pedernales Falls State Park

Address: 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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