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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 17 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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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The views from the park were beautiful. We got a campsite and then went to the river to swim. It was a tough hike down to the river. I'm not sure if we took the wrong trail or what... Once we got down there it was difficult to get in also. Once we were in we enjoyed it except for... More

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Yonkers, New York, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I stumbled upon this park while visiting the area doing some research for a potential move. This park alone makes me want to move to the area! Reasonable entry fee, lots of parking, and lots of options . We started by the falls and wandered around there for close to an hour before the heat started getting... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Spent my first time at this state park on Monday. The facilities are extremely well ran with very helpful & super friendly staff. I accidentally drained my car battery trying to charge my cellphone...duh! The park host Denny helped me out beyond belief. The falls are beautiful and the park is dotted with plenty of wild life. Several does &... More

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Spring Branch
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I went for the first time on a weekday in August. The water was shallow w small water falls and a couple if places were 5' ish deep. It was a long walk to the water and even longer back! This is an hour long drive for me so it was just ok. If you are going to go to... More

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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband, two teens sons and I spent about seven days here and enjoyed every minute of it. Before leaving, I read a review stating whoever designed the campground should be given an award, and that is true. You don't feel like you are packed in and on top of other campers. Two bathrooms are kept clean in the camping... More

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Webster, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First off, the real gem of the Pedernales Falls State Park is twin falls. It is a lush, quiet, grove with a crystal clear water pool. It is, for lack of any better terminology, beautiful. I was at the part during a very low water and hot period, so the falls were not much more than pools, but I could... More

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Magnolia, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hiking and observing nature here is a relaxing way to spend your day. We visited on a weekday this summer. There were thunderstorms threatening the area throughout the day, but it didn't rain until after dark. Despite the weather, it was a beautiful day. The flowing water of the falls is peaceful. The water is very low, because of the... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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