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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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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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Unique Texas Hill Country landscape.

On the day I visited the Pedernales River was a gently flowing stream. The riverbed exposed and the surrounding rock walls revealed the power of the floods that have scoured the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On the day I visited the Pedernales River was a gently flowing stream. The riverbed exposed and the surrounding rock walls revealed the power of the floods that have scoured the rock into fantastic shapes. The park road into the falls undulates over the scrub oak and prickly pear covered hills, giving visitors a chance to acclimate themselves to the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for a day hike. Mid week seems to be the time to go, less people. Start up at the Falls and explore that area. Easy parking and an easy walk to the overlook of the Falls. Stairs down to the Falls area make it safe to get there. You have to be pretty nimble hopping from boulder to... More 

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Gladwin, Michigan
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101 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A park that seems as big as Texas. Seems to be a lot of trails but we are not hikers so cannot comment on the trails. Bird watch station/blind was nice but not too busy during ourvisit. The real thrill was climbing on the rocks at the falls. There was water flowing over the falls which I understand is not... More 

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fun and interesting park. Of special interest was the unique bird watching station. If you sneak in from the back side and remain quiet, you can watch a variety of bird life.

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Austin, Texas
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made a New Year resolution to visit a Texas State Park per month in '16, Pedernales Falls is already #3 for me! I'm not really a hiker, more of a photographer, birder, arrowhead hunter, etc.. The young man at the ranger station said that I should check out the falls first, and I did.. The falls are amazing! It... More 

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some really nice unexpected weather was predicted for last weekend, so the previous Monday I rented the last of the RV spots and I am so glad I did. The forecast played out even better than early predictions and rode 1000 miles over 3 days and even got a little sunburned. Check-in was fast and friendly. The RV spots were... More 

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Austin, Texas
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice park with number of great trails for hiking. Some of them are well marked, like the one to Pedernales Falls or Twin Falls, but the other "less" travelled ones have very poor marking, a lot of "fake" paths, so getting lost may be easy. As we were wondering around park getting lost, we run into... More 

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Thank Vera L
Houston, Texas
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97 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with friends for a 2 night backpacking trip. Check-in was quick and the 2+ mile hike in to the primitive area took us a little over 45 minutes. The hike included a couple small creek crossings, very wide trail (modified ranch road), and places to stop and rest. We day hiked from our site and found the trails to... More 

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Universal City, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived in San Antonio for years and visited lots of places, but who knew such an amazing place was so close to home. This park is quite large with many hiking trails and places to camp. The Falls is definitely the coolest place to explore with everything from sand beach to ancient rock formations. We got there around 11 on... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is just another example of how Texas does state park. Scenery, hiking/biking and camping... Pedernales Falls has it all. Campsites are clean and easy to access. The trails were fun on bike and afoot. Please make sure you take water, the hills can take a little out of you. When you go up to the falls, wear the... More 

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