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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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What a gem!

What a superb park. We detoured from our journey to explore and take a swim in the river. It is popular yet plenty of space for parking and to enjoy a picnic. Wear water shoes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jackson, Alabama
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Jackson, Alabama
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a superb park. We detoured from our journey to explore and take a swim in the river. It is popular yet plenty of space for parking and to enjoy a picnic. Wear water shoes since the rocks tend to be slippery

Thank RoadGhost
Sugar Land
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119 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made it back to this park two weeks after the last big rain storm. Everything was clean and the trails usable. Amazing to see the debris in the trees. The hike to the falls could use some additional markers, especially if you have never been here before. Pictures are the only way to describe this gem. Check our the Crinoid... More 

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Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its a cool place we went in November in the rain so I am sure we almost had the park to ourselves. it can be challenging on the body but we loved it.

Thank Kenny S
Houston, Texas
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169 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here when passing through from Fredericksburg to Austin and had a wonderful couple of hours. Had a great time walking round the falls, and then drove to the swimming area and had a lovely swim in the river. One of the best state parks I've visited in Texas.

Thank travels_ahoy
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Pedernales is about 15 minutes east of Johnson City and is a great place to visit! One day one I rode Wolf Mountain trail from the ranger station out to Jones Spring. The trail is not single track, more like a fireroad. I am not any kind of expert and found the trail do-able. It is quite rocky with lots... More 

Thank Pete R
Moultrie, Georgia, United States
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97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

After a 400 yard walk through rough terrain and over rocks, you are rewarded with a a view that is worth the walk. On the day we were there, the falls were a bit low on water due to the drought. Be prepared for a rough walk up from the falls

Thank Nani1995
Burleson, TX
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Pros: very well maintained from the parking lot to the falls. Lots of parking most of the year. The falls themselves are not Niagara by any means but are neat in their own particular way. Cons: Very first part of the trail is rough and not very well marked as opposed to the rest of the trail. Obviously the falls... More 

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Waco, Texas
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Such an amazing wonder of God's creation! If you are physically able, you should hike down to the river, take your shoes off, and at least stick your toes in the river! An absolutely beautiful and amazing site to see and experience!

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A great place to visit anytime of the year,busy in the summer months,great fishing & swimming,water usually slow moving,and not real deep.Upper falls area worth walking up,this area is also closed when it has rained allot,flash flooding can happend at anytime.Great place for Horseback riding and mountain bike ridding.Great camp sights. Also has a great bird blind area and butterfly... More 

2 Thank DKinaustin
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Really nice state park. Beautiful views. We hiked there for a few hours. Some of the trails weren't marked very well. It was very crowded the weekend we went and very hot.

Thank Amanda G

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